Your choice of online dating profile pictures may be to blame for driving your potential dates away. Choosing the perfect profile pictures is tremendously important in the online dating world. Just as importantly, you will want to make certain that you do not include any of these pictures which will send your potential dates running:
Do not use pictures of yourself standing next to your car, your bike, or your boat. You may think you are advertising the goods, and this will lure in a mate, but really I promise you this just looks pathetic.
The Mysterious Arm
Do not crop out the person that you have your arm around. This just leaves a mystery arm or mystery shoulder floating around your profile pictures, and leaves us questioning who you are hiding: is it your buddy your ashamed of? is it your ex? All these questions will be running through your potential dates’ heads, and rather than find out the answers, they will likely just “x” out of your profile.
The 5 Year Ago
Do not use an old picture where you look great, but nothing like you do today. If you, including your body as well as your hair, do not look pretty much the same as they do now, you are guilty of this!
The Cute and Fluffy, but Not Human
Sure pets are cute, and we’d all love to see a photo of you and your pup or kitty, but pictures of just your pet have no place on your profile. (This goes for not only pets, but other prized possessions as well!)
The Scantily Clad
If your outfit isn’t something fit for walking around in public in, this would be you. Even if you look great, The Scantily Clad picture screams run away. Everyone appreciates a great body, but leave something to the imagination!
The Duck Face
I am as guilty as the next girl when it comes to too much wine and taking what I think of as cute kissy face pictures, which inevitably come out as blatant duck faces. Luckily, I know better than to ever use them on a dating profile. You should too.
What horrific profile pictures have sent you running? Let us know in comments.
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