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Worst Online Dating Pix?

Don’t try this at home

Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words and in the wild, wonderful, world of online dating – you must put your best photo forward.

Here are the worst of the day:




Take you time, ask a friend to assit with taking and selecting the most flattering photos.

There is only you and your camera.

The limitations in your photography are in yourself,

for what we see is what we are.

Ernst Haas


Dating 101: No sunglasses and hats allowed

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Are you new to  or OkCupid and clueless about that all important profile  photo?
 Top Five “What not to wear in those photographs for your online dating profile”
  1.  Never, ever, post a picture of you wearing sunglasses and a hat. Ever. Seriously.
  2. Do not post a picture of you in a group of six people. And, never post a picture of you standing next to someone more attractive than you.
  1. Nix the  pix with a person of the opposite sex who could be construed as a date. Conversely, a picture of you with your mother scores big points
  1. Do not use that old photo of you taken 20 years ago. Who cares? Unless, you look exactly the same. In some circles, we call that “a miracle” or just really great plastic surgery.
  1. Guys: Don’t waste your time posting a picture of you in a tuxedo – it’s like a costume. Everyone looks great in a tuxedo. It hides a multitude of sins…Cut to the chase.


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 The Funny Hat, glasses, costume – great For April Fools Day Parade – not for your dating profile.

Want to get a lot of positive attention with your online dating photograph?

Have a picture taken of you wearing a bright color.

  • 87% of all head shots are people in navy blue, black, brown or gray.

  • Wear a crisp white shirt  or a pastel colored top.

  • ( Note: don’t even think about using the canned photograph from the company brochure)

  • A subtle – yet attractive- Primary Color or a neon accent: (a hot pink or lime green tie, scarf, an orange Giants T-shirt, or  an unusual necklace) is bound to get more attention than a black cashmere turtleneck.



This is not a cute picture by any stretch of the imagination. It is one rung below The Selfie in the Mirror

Have fun out there!

Worst online dating pix: avoid at all costs


 Online Dating Photos 101: What Not To Do

Selecting your Photos for your Online Dating Profile. Whether you are on Match, Plenty of Fish, OkCupid, Tinder or Bumble…  a picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words -and it is your first impression. Get real.

Stellar Examples of Egregious Online Dating Photos:

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No explanation required.unnamed-10

Sure, you and your best friend enjoyed ‘Smart Cocktails.’

Inspired, you bought funny glasses and thought you were an absolute scream. Who wouldn’t get a big kick out of the fun and festive photos?

Truth be told: 99% of all people scanning your so-called funny  photo are going to wonder

a) Which one is “Ms. Mary Mischief?

b) Why is she hiding behind ghastly funhouse glasses?

c) How often does she go out for ‘Smart Cocktails?’

d) Why did she choose such a bad photograph?



                           Another really bad idea: Selfies… and ‘Mirror Shots’ are terrible reflection on you. Please, do not point your smart phone at the mirror – dumb idea.

Finally: Aw…yes, puppies are cute.chihuahua-dog-puppy-cute-39317.jpeg

But, listen, Binkie, this is not a picture of you. Making this “Your Photo” is a dead end. Step up to the camera and smile.

Get real, get a recent, complimentary photograph of yourself and post it.

Good luck!



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