Ground rules for dating

Is it at least somewhat filled with good and/or interesting pictures? An organically grown Instagram account, showcasing your favorite pictures of yourself, holidays, friends, landscapes, whatever you find interesting, will lend some additional insight into your personality and complement your bio.

It also seems a lot more authentic than the portfolio of main pictures in your profile, handpicked (or even specifically taken) to be used for a dating profile.

By the time people are looking at your last image, they have most likely forgotten that spectacular first picture that made them open your profile.

This is especially true if all the photos in-between did not offer a clear view of you.

Most likely, your phone’s main camera’s image quality is a lot higher than its front cam’s, so it’s understandable to use a mirror to easily make sure you’re in the shot.

But with a bit of practice, you’ll find just turning the phone around and taking selfies this way is almost as easy and produces better pictures.

Just make sure we already know which one you are, meaning don’t make it your main picture and leave it at one or two group shots total.

Nobody likes to play “Where’s Waldo” while looking at a dating profile.Even if it’s your child and you want to filter out everyone who would not want to date a single parent, an online dating profile is just not the right place to share pictures of kids.If you’re a social person (or would like to appear as one), having a few group shots in your profile is generally a good idea.At the very least your main picture should offer a clear, unobstructed view of your face. Not all your photos have to follow this rule, and wearing sunglasses outdoors is perfectly fine, but most people want to see your eyes at least once and the chances of somebody opening your profile (or swiping right directly) are higher if they can see them right from the start.Heavy filter usage just makes it seem like you have something to hide.For ease of reading, all statements are generalized to apply to the majority and caveats are mostly left out.

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