7/19/2011 2:16 PM
Fellows, are you having trouble selecting photos for your online dating profile? Here are three types of pictures to avoid.
The Ab Shot
Many fellows are understandably proud of their six-pack abs and bulging biceps and choose to showcase these body parts online. A good idea? Not really. While some women may swoon at the sight of chiseled abs, others are turned off by such photos, finding them tacky or conceited. While you may have a great body, a little modesty is important.
The Bevy of Babes
For reasons unknown, some men can’t resist posting photos of themselves with a group of hot babes, be it friends, club cuties, or beautiful booth babes. Are you one of them? If so, what is the point? To prevent average looking girls from sending a message? To show how much the ladies love you? If that’s the case then why are looking for love online? Though it may not be your intention, hot chick photos, like ab shots, can come across as tacky and conceited. After all, the women on dating sites want to see you, not your female companions. Crop out the hot babes to prevent alienating potential matches.
Boys and Their Toys
When creating an online dating profile, many men post photos of cars, trucks, boats, homes, and other material objects. Though it may not be their intention, guys who focus on material objects appear to be bragging about their wealth and it may seem as if they expect women to be impressed by their expensive toys. This attitude is a big turn off and is a red flag for many women. Simple headshots or full-length photos are far more appealing, and useful, than photos of boys and their toys.
The women on dating websites want to see you, not your abs, your motorcycle, or your hot female friends. To have the best chance of success on a dating website, stick with the tried and true headshots or full-length photos.