3 Easy Tips To Capture Your Perfect Image:
So another year has passed and you still have not found your someone special. Perhaps you just broke up and are now ready to move forward, or maybe you’re finally feeling ready to put yourself out there. There are many reasons why single people are ready to start or revamp their dating life. Here at The MatchPro we feel that when it comes to an online presence, great pictures are key to attracting potential suitors. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to admit that photographs sell. Let’s face it, if you have 10 profiles up on a dating site, the first thing that entices you to stop and read their profile are their pictures so here are some tips on how to make sure you’re capturing your perfect image.
First Impressions Are More Than Skin Deep:
Studies have shown that people take about 1/10th of a second to form an impression of someone in a photograph. If they have a bad impression of you from the start, they will not be clicking on your profile or responding to your message.
Here is where it gets challenging – they are forming opinions on just about every aspect of what they see, including your posture, facial expression, and the clothes you’re wearing. The technical term for this is “thin slicing,” and everyone does it in just about any social situation.
To get on the good side of her first impression, your photos need to convey all the reasons you’re such a great catch. This is called, “signaling” and it can make or break your online dating photos.
Think of it this way – they are going to imagine themselves in the lifestyle the photo conveys. It’s why unique travel photos are so successful. You’re visually communicating that you’re interesting, you’ll take him/her to exotic places, and most importantly, that you have the financial means. The key is letting them imagine a lifestyle with you.
I strongly discourage posting group photos on any dating site. The viewer will start sizing up your friends and judging you against them. Your friends or family members become a distraction and they may overlook. What if you are not the best looking one in the photo? It can lead to your profile being tossed aside. You would be better off to be in a foreground of a busy café or a fun festival to get the point across you like to go out and have fun. Please NO SELFIES unless you can’t see the selfie stick
How To Send Attractive Signals:
For men in there 30s and above, consider using a “dress up” shot. Many women looking for a mature established man want to know you can hang at a company event or cocktail party.
A picture of you dressed nicely at a rooftop bar, a restaurant on the beach, or a yacht could have the same effect. But avoid the cliché pictures of you rocking a rented tux at a wedding. Anyone can look good once, right? You want to convey that you look this good all the time.
If you’re lucky enough to be a guy in his early 20s, good news – you can skip the suit shot – it might actually hurt your chances by making you seem too serious or even uptight. But you can still convey success by choosing a picture of you at a nice club, restaurant, or other “luxurious” surroundings. Don’t go overboard with the fancy photos though. You don’t want to look like you’re bragging, that 81% of singles want to see casual photos showing your everyday life.
But that being said, make sure your everyday life intrigues the viewer.
Find Your Perfect Match with The MatchPro:
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