Online Dating 101: Try This Sneaky Picture Strategyby Chiara Atik on August 05, 2011
If you’ve spent any time on dating sites, you’ve probably encountered the profile of someone who looks amazing in their main profile picture, but then looks like a completely different person in the remaining 6 pictures (and therefore, presumably, in real life.)
And when you think about it, it makes sense: of course people will choose the very best, most flattering picture for their main one. It’s something that all online daters expect.
So here’s a thought: upload a nice picture for your main profile pic, and keep the crazy-flattering one as one of the “extras.” It shows that you can look amazing, but doesn’t make you seem duplicitous — someone looking will think “Oh, wow, he/she is cuter than I thought!” instead of the disappointed “Oh, NOT as cute as I thought. Next please.”
Online Dating 101: Keep Your Shirt On