Online Dating

Online Dating 101: Smiling Pictures Vs. Serious Pictures

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Yesterday, we wrote about our latest Netflix Instant obsession, Can’t Get A Date. In one episode, Marc, a hapless dater, gets professional photographs taken for a new Dating Profile picture.

“I’m much more likely to talk to a guy who has a smiling picture,” the photographer advises him. “The guys that are all serious, I’m not interested in talking to people like that.”

We tend to agree with him! A dating profile picture shouldn’t be intimidating, and a smile is the easiest way to look confident, yet approachable.

Remember, most dating sites (including ours!) let you have a variety of pictures in your profile, so there’s still room for the smouldering “sexy” shot if you want it. But if you’re looking for someone to date, and not just hook up with, you’re better off choosing a happier one for your main pic.

Related:
8 Things To Avoid In Your Dating Profile Picture
Online Dating 101: Uh, Definitely Don’t Photoshop Your Profile Picture
Online Dating 101: Say It With Pictures

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