It's important to use as many photos as your dating site of choice allows.
Hoehn upgraded Mary Beth, an OKCupid dater, from one, far-away shot to three beautiful photos that better demonstrate who she is as a person.
While we ladies go weak in the knees over an adorable pixie cut or a voluptuous topknot, it’s a sad fact of life that men prefer women with long hair (it probably has something to do with cascading locks signifying fertility, blah blah blah, sexual Darwinism).
Real talk: I’m not here to tell you how to get “the best dating profile photo ever.” You already know you’d look awesome standing on the edge of a mountain. I could give you tips for taking an off-the-charts picture, but they’d be complicated and hard. For a moment, think of your picture like a movie scene. Everything visible in the shot was placed there with purpose, to help create a feeling.
They would involve other people and/or putting yourself in a vulnerable situation. You’d end up snapping a selfie in your bathroom mirror like everyone else. The scene you are creating is this: you were hanging out at your place with at least one other person, and they took a photo of you being good-looking and normal.
With that lighthearted approach to online dating (and dating in general), we're offering up some fail-safe tips to help make your profile photo stand out from the pack.
Follow our lead and you’ll have ‘em falling hook, line, and sinker.
This tip originated on the Ok Cupid’s Ok Trends blog in January 2010.