When using online dating services there are many important tips to consider in finding a good match. The best way to find a good match is to attract as many potential prospects as possible. There is one way to do this that is the most important and effective way.
Whether people want to admit it or not, what a person looks like remains the top reason for someone to consider them for a mate. It may seem shallow but is just the honest truth. With this in mind having quality, effective and interesting profile photos is a must to get the most out of dating, especially for those over 50 dating online.
Here is some advice when choosing photos for your profile:
1. Choose recent photos. You want to be honest and let people know what you look like now. If you do meet them, they will figure out that the photos are not recent and that will not be a good positive start to a relationship. If you really like a photo that is not recent, make sure you make a note about the date next to the photo. In fact, putting a date on all photos, whether recent or not is a good idea.
2. Include a closeup of your face in at least one of your photos. Having a closeup will show up better in search results and also will be an opportunity to let some of your character show through in your profile. Some dating sites require at least one photo to be a closeup.
3. Do not include a photo which has an ex in it even if you cut out or black out the ex. This is not a way for someone to see you right off the bat even if you are convinced you look great in the photo.
4. Have as many photos as are allowed on the site along as each one is a quality picture. Show yourself doing things you are interested in if possible.
5. If you do not have any good photos have some new ones made by a friend. A friend taking your photo usually will look better that one of the photos taken by yourself. It only takes a few minutes and the friend can even help you choose the best ones.
Basically, you just want to have the best photos possible that show you as you are. Then, if you belong to a large enough site, you will have the best opportunity to be seen by those attracted to you.