Here, guys dish on photos, profiles, and all the things you’re doing right and wrong to get their attention.You don’t have to overhaul your strategy based off of these guys' thoughts, but if you’re in a rut, take some tips right from the stallion’s mouth.“When you have too many pictures with family members, it makes us think you’re going to drag us to family functions early on.That gives me something to talk about.” –Javier, 30“Women that have pictures of themselves doing stupid and dorky things are always a plus to me—it shows a “I like a more natural photo, just the beautiful girl and her vibrant smile.That tells me she’s not trying too hard and that she knows what’s important in her life.” –Carlo, 37RELATED: 10 Tips to Look Great in Every Photo What He Thinks About Your Profile“Everyone’s profile says they love travel, animals, trying new foods, and that they are giving online dating a try.You haven’t posted any pictures online — yet you finally joined as part of your quest to stop kissing toads, right? Worried that once your picture is up that no one will respond?
or picture that make you look like you have bigger boobs … And you SHOULD have that, you absolutely should, because what is sexier than self-confidence? Push-up bras, good lighting, poses that make your arms look skinnier and pictures from 10 (or more) years ago are not your friends.
or pictures that simply make you look like someone you are not. I heard it from men who use these very same dating apps — men who at one time may have wanted to date you (yay! How is any guy going to trust you and be expected to want to build a relationship with you if he is tricked by you from the get-go?
) but now, because you put up these ridiculous, misleading pictures, do not. Would you want to go out with someone on a second date, if, on the first date, you felt he tricked, misled, deceived or lied to you? Sure, we all want to showcase our most attractive pictures on our dating profiles.
Online dating has made potential partners much more readily available than ever before -- and yet also, somehow, disposable.
The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first.