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.
In just a few minutes, I can make someone look 20 pounds lighter and give them perfect skin.
But is that really what your opposite is going to see when you meet for the first time?
I know that many people who approach online dating might think to themselves, “But when they meet me in person, I’m sure they’re going to overlook all of my flaws.” And although that’s theoretically possible, it’s extremely unlikely that would happen.
Nothing makes more of an impact on your dating profile than your main image.
You can have everything going for you -- great job, no kids, never married, and sporting an appropriate number of teeth -- and one bad shadow, receding hairline, or misplaced background can render you undateable with one swipe. Researching profile photos has surfaced bizarre information, like the fact that the most popular guys show the left side of their faces and demonstrate pride.