So, please, contact a photographer and watch your profile get more hits instantly.
I’m 24, and I’ve always seemed to have good luck with online dating.
I’ve met lots of people that way, including my last two boyfriends and a lot of now-close friends.
Lately, though, I have this weird dry spell: I still get contacted, but can’t seem to make it to a first date.
I know that you recommend that people use really great, perhaps professionally done, photos.
So I’m thinking of upgrading mine to get out of this dry spell.
However, I have one worry about getting better photos: If I dress up really nicely, get my hair done, and get photographed in flattering lighting, won’t I look different in my photos than I will on a first date?
After all, a first Internet date is generally a casual daytime meetup, so I wouldn’t be sporting a nice hairstyle or tons of makeup, nor would I be posing under rosy, forgiving lights.
I’m really quite interested in trying to figure out why you’re going through a dry spell, but that wasn’t your primary question. Anyway, here’s my theory on professional photography: Due to the enormous competition, you want to maximize your chance of getting a first date.
This doesn’t mean posting a photo from five years and twenty pounds ago.
But if it means getting a clear, digital, close-up of you smiling with your hair and makeup done just right, I wholeheartedly endorse it.
You might be more comfortable wearing sweatpants at home, but that doesn’t mean you wear it to a job interview. And nothing gives you a better chance to get a first date than an amazing photo of you at your BEST.