6 Secrets To Great Pictures for Your On Line Profile

By Ange Fonce

Let us get something out of the way up front. 

If you have an online profile posted anywhere online or plan to in the near future then this article contains information that can and will improve your fortunes immediately. 

And here is a surprise... even if you are not exactly into online dating... yet you have an online dating profile you are going to be glad to have read the following anyway.


You may ask...

Well chances are you have got a Facebook... Twitter and Google+ profile right? 

Obviously having the most flattering pictures of yourself possible always helps that is a no brainer... yet there is something that maybe you have not considered.

Remember back in high school when you always exchanged pictures with members of the opposite sex you met? 

Well nothing has changed really. 

It is still a great idea to have some particularly good pictures on hand to share with someone you have meet or may have started courting as it is an excellent way to keep a solid positive impression of how wonderful you are at the forefront of their mind... especially in light of the shockingly high percentage of people I have seen online who clearly have no quality photos of themselves whatsoever!

You do NOT want to be one of those unfortunate men and women. 

With that in mind here are a half dozen ways to make sure you have great pictures of yourself instead.

 Think Like A Customer Service Agent

This is absolutely golden and perhaps one of the very most foolproof strategies going... ever notice something about virtually every photo you see online depicting a customer service agent? 

Sure they all have one of those headphone mic combos on their head and they all have the same exact expression on their faces too... both male or female and they have a certain confident and warm look about them. 

That is no coincidence. 

After all the whole point is to get you to see them as both competent and easy to talk to... if they can sub communicate that impression in your mind you are more likely to actually contact them right? 

Well... should not your best pictures of yourself for both online or off line have the same goal

You want to excite people about getting in touch with you... so it is worthwhile to practice until you can duplicate that customer service countenance... and relax your way into that facial expression rather than forcing it... it will turn out much better that way.

Stay Indoors And Stay Natural

There are two certain ways to look terrible in photographs. 

The first is to stand in the dark and let a flashbulb wash you out thereby highlighting all of your flaws... even the ones that are practically invisible under every other circumstance. 

The second is to go outside on a sunny day and squint into the camera... nobody has ever been more attractive when wrinkling his or her face up into a knot... NOT! 

Wearing sunglasses is not exactly the solution either as we all need to see your eyes you know since they are the windows to your soul as the saying goes. 

So what is the solution? 

Find a place that is inside and has natural light so you do not need a flash...  if it is overcast outside that is good also... the point is to look your best and bright light either it solar or electronic... does not do that.

Be Happy And SMILE!

Not long ago I was coaching someone on how to perform effective searches online when something truly bizarre occurred to us... fewer than half of the people listed in the search results were smiling in their primary photos. 

Many looked downright angry or vexed... they were wearing what I call their default face. 

You see in my mind this seems pretty fundamental and apparently it does not to most other people.... SMILE in your pictures... you probably look more attractive when you do... plus you will most certainly appear to be more positive a human being and therefore more intriguing.

Stay Focused

What is up with all of these photos I have seen online that are either blurry or poorly framed? 

If you are blurry in your pictures both men and women are not going to assume you are more attractive than you appear... rather they are going to think you are hiding something and if you do not know... misrepresenting yourself both real world and online is pretty much the kiss of death... so crisp clear pictures are a must. 

And if half of your head is cut off it is hard to get a good idea of what you look like as well... make sure to be centered in your picture as vision of symmetry is pleasing to the eye which is always a good thing.

Leave No Doubt What Your Gender Is

Men are attracted to women and women are attracted to men..  the same rule goes for same sex attraction... right? 

So why not make it a point to wear the most gender specific clothes you have? 

An over the shoulder glance shot is very attractive for a woman... there is just something about that sort of picture that intrigues men no end... so be sure to stand up straight and strike the kind of pose that only a man or a woman could!

Dress For Success

I cannot tell you how many frumpy women and sloppy men I have seen in pictures online. 

How can you expect to appear attractive unless you have made an honest effort to at least look your best before getting in front of the camera? 

Without exception whenever a male client sends me the usernames of his top 5 choices among all the women in his area the pictures that I see are of women in dresses... high heels...the whole nine yards... it is rare to see women in sweatpants and over sized T shirts in those pictures. 

The smartest men online know this is true which is why they put on their Sunday Best... yes even a suit... instead of fooling themselves into thinking that a wife beater or T shirt and bed head look is going to appeal and be attractive to any high quality women whatsoever.

And one of the biggest complaints I hear from women about pictures of men... is they are not SMILING!

So there you go... some of what you have just read may seem refreshingly original. and I am glad to help you get an edge there... and no doubt you have probably noticed that there is also been a lot of good sense involved. 

Unfortunately however it would appear once again that good sense is not necessarily so common... seriously follow the six steps I have outlined for you above and you will be way ahead of 90% of everyone else.

As a footnote a recent client wrote a wonderful testimonial to me and I asked for a lovely picture of her to go on my website with her testimonial. 

I could not get my head around the picture she sent me at first... it looked like a mug shot from an arrest file.  I got back to her telling her there was no way I was going to use such a picture and told her she is a very attractive woman and I wanted a high quality picture of her... she did what I asked and the picture she sent me was excellent and it made a HUGE difference to her attractiveness!

Consider this you would make a great effort to look your best when going out on a real world meet up with either a man or a woman so why are you not making the very same effort to look your best on your on line profile? 

It is after all your shop window where you are presenting your self to the online world. 

Appearances do matter... whether in cyber space or the real world and even if you like it or not... people make assumptions and judgments... based on how you look.

Now... will you put your attractive best forward right from the start?

Have you any thoughts or comments you would like to share with me on what I have written?

I would love to hear from you.

Thank you and may you enjoy a Loving... Prosperous and Dynamic day!

Yours Sincerely

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