Internet dating for women
Single figure photos work best; the less work men have to do identifying you in a crowd, the better.
Genuine smiles and candid photos are more attractive than stiff poses; you should let your personality shine through rather than giving the standard Glamour Shots Special.
A note on “sexy” photos; you’ll see many women’s profiles with extremely low cut tops, deep cleavage shots, bikini pics, “self-portrait in the bathroom mirror” style lingerie photos and other cheesecake-y poses. Also: If you have any physical aspect that you feel is less than “perfect”, don’t make the all-too common mistake of trying to hide it, disguise it or otherwise de-emphasize it.
Whether you feel your nose is too large, your breasts or too small or you’re just a whole lot of woman, a dishonest photograph will only hurt you in the long run – eventually you’re going to want to meet some of these guys in person and they’re going to see the truth.
Or just weed through the messages that may come in. At it’s ultimate base, dating is the evolved equivalent of a mating dance as men and women are trying to determine whether or not they would want to reproduce with each other.
When we go through the motions of dating, we’re evaluating one another on a number of levels – physical attractiveness and facial symmetry as indicators of health and desirable traits, the ability to provide for young and to protect the young from predators and raise them to sexual maturity.
At best, these are the chicken’s way of trying to goad you into making the first move.
Since you’re reading this, I’m assuming that you’re not necessarily looking for Mister “‘sup gurl, u fine. In general, the rules that I’ve outlined before for guys and online dating still apply for women; write with proper grammar and spelling, know which parts of your dating profile are critical (about yourself, what you’re looking for) and which you can blow off (cheesy “I Couldn’t Live Without…” lists and the like). The best online dating profile in the world won’t mean anything if your profile photos are working against you.
There are fewer outlets for dating advice for guys than there are for women.
That being said, I I just joined Ok Cupid on your recommendation, and I have to say you were very right about it being a buyer’s market for ladies.
The one exception to this is your primary profile photo, the one that will be displayed in the search results and on your profile page.
This is going to be the first impression, and you want it to be a good one.