There are many opinions and even studies on what constitutes a good dating profile picture, and the deeper we delve into the finer points, the more the advice tends to become situational. Following the advice below should help you avoid common mistakes and provide a very good starting point.
Tinder, for example, allows you to display up to six pictures on your profile.
Although it’s not exactly a magic formula, today the team over at has up a detailed guide to creating the so-called “perfect” online dating profile, as told through a series of 25 neat infographics.
They worked with data crunchers at Ok Cupid and to identify the 1,000 most popular words on men and women’s profiles and used the results to come up with the blend of activities, photos, favorite movies, and cat references most likely to help you snag a date.
No one is ever short on questions about how to navigate the often-hellish abyss that is the online dating world.
Following a number of deaths linked to the use of anonymous online dating apps, the police have warned users to be aware of the risks involved, following the growth in the scale of violence and sexual assaults linked to their use.
That's what I learned after talking with dating services for tips about what works and, more important, doesn't work when you're trying to attract a date. Data shows that profile pictures like these -- extremes that forget the point is to present an attractive self-- ultimately don't work.
And being good at online dating isn't just about the hookup culture, it's about potentially finding your life (or next) partner.
We are not saying take "glamour" shots or posed studio shots, because they won't reflect the relaxed you.
But [do use] a terrific head shot or even head/shoulder, that has you looking inviting and approachable.