A full body shot doesn’t give a guy enough indication of your facial features, and if it’s too zoomed out it’s likely he’ll just never bother to even click the profile to check out your other pictures.
There are two options for a great profile photo: either a simple one of you smiling to the camera, or alternatively, research has tended to show that having a slight smirk and a flirtatious look in your eyes is also likely to draw a lot of attention.
Every now and again, I notice a profile that gets me thinking, “I wonder if she knows how this comes across.” And if she did, I wonder if she would rethink things a little.
To be clear, this is not advice on how women can better curate their online dating profile to appease one man—or any man, for that matter.
Yet, when it comes to online matters of the heart, finding “the one” often remains elusive.
That’s because love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own.
There are myriad of dating sites on which you can cast your line to do a little love fishing.
Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.
The trick for you as “Boy” to get the biggest bang for your buck is to optimize your pitch so it will best appeal to Girl’s brain with content that directly tags her where Cupid lives.
Sometimes you wonder if these pursuers even read your profile because if they had, surely they would see that you aren’t a fit.
Now, I’m no expert at online dating, but I have noticed a few pitfalls on many women’s profiles that I suspect might contribute to online dating frustrations.