In short, photographic honesty is always the best policy.Once you’ve carefully selected your photos, it’s time to knuckle down to the sales pitch.When writing an online profile, length is always something to bear in mind.
And, in ensuring your features are clearly visible, you’ll also eliminate the suspicion that, for example, you may be missing an eye or have a mole the size of a satsuma on your chin.
But if you do happen to be of just such a monocular construction or host an unexpected dermatological decoration, it’s no problem whatsoever unless you actively hide it.
You’ll only get found out in the end; nobody likes surprises on first dates and it makes for very awkward small talk.
So you’ve taken the plunge and signed your single life away to an online dating site. In the virtual world, your dating profile is your shop front, and you want the lad or lass of your dreams to be lured inside by your unique metaphorical objets d’arts.
With any luck they’ll leave praising your customer service, taking with them your phone number and the prospect of a real-life date.
But you’re not a boutique on Portobello Road, you’re a human being, so I’ll dispense with the hogwash allegories and get down to the nitty gritty.
When it comes to online dating potential suitors like photos.
On the shallowest level, we all want to get a visual approximation of attractiveness.
And I don’t mean shots with you and your ex, ‘hilarious’ pictures of you on a drunken night out or extreme close ups of individual parts of your face.