Don’t: Use a photo with your ex cropped out of the shot The biggest mistake, of course, is using photos with your ex cropped out.
According to my good friend Will, font of all knowledge, 90% of people decide to date someone based on their dating photos alone.
So, armed with this information, you can up your game significantly in the dating arena by spending a little time choosing the best photos to help your profile stand out from the crowd.
As the UK’s only dedicated dating photographer, I thought I’d share with you some of my top tips for choosing the best photos.
Don’t: Use blurry photos The first and easiest thing you can do is avoid using any photos which are blurry.
Having your face, especially your eyes, in pin-sharp focus will immediately draw people’s attention to your photos – for the right reasons.
Don’t: Use the flash on your camera (unless you’re a pro) My pet hate is photos taken with an on-camera flash.When the flash sits so close to the lens it causes problems like “red-eye” and also creates a really horrible, unflattering light on the face.Red-eye is actually a bigger problem for dating photos than you might think.Basically, the eyes are the most important part of your dating photo.Potential dates, when scanning your photos, will be drawn to the eyes and will make decisions about you – important ones, like how trustworthy you are.If your eyes are hidden behind red-eye it will most likely put people off and they will move on to the next profile.