Lately, though, I have this weird dry spell: I still get contacted, but can’t seem to make it to a first date.
I know that you recommend that people use really great, perhaps professionally done, photos.
The stakes can be even higher on services like Tinder, which lets people choose each other based on their Facebook photos, and Glimpse, the Instagram-based dating app released for i OS on Tuesday, put a premium on how you present yourself.
So, yeah, that awkward photo from college graduation probably isn't going to cut it.
“In many ways, it’s kind of like an audition,” De Ville, who charges 0 for her services, told NBC News.
“You can have a stellar profile, but if that photo isn’t connecting with people, it can kill a chance to meet an interesting person.” Pro tip from De Ville: Avoid selfies at all cost.
If eyes are the window into the soul, Tinder is the window into the pants.This doesn’t mean posting a photo from five years and twenty pounds ago.But if it means getting a clear, digital, close-up of you smiling with your hair and makeup done just right, I wholeheartedly endorse it.“My pet peeves are red eyes and messy bedrooms in the background. If they see two scarlet lasers coming out of your eyes, they’re going to move on.And, having a pile of dirty clothes behind you is not a great way to make an impression.
Wear clothes (and underwear) that make you feel good, trim your beard, bring props that showcase your interests.