PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to look like a supermodel or a movie star but you have to provide us with professional, high quality, elegant, sophisticated images that reflect your personality and show your inner beauty
TYPE OF PHOTOS RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR PROFILE THAT WORK THE BEST
The main purpose for the photo and your profile for the matchmaking database is to engage, provoke interest, deliver the right message and attract the right person to you!
TIPS TO TAKE THE BEST PROFILE PHOTOS:
FACIAL ATTITUDE: Is the person smiling? Staring straight ahead? Doing that flirty lip-pursing thing?
SMILE WITH YOUR EYES: Just a smile is not enough. Your eyes usually will show weather your smile is fake or not. Even if you’re friendly, funny, or just plain happy, smiling is not necessarily the best way to go. Women (when they look directly into the camera) received more contacts when they made a ‘flirty face’ than when they smiled. On the whole, however, smiling is still better than not smiling for women. Men’s photos are most effective when they look away from the camera and don’t smile. Next best? Smile, but don’t look at the camera.
EYE CONTACT: Making eye contact with the camera is effective for some facial expressions, but less so with others. The worst attitude for women? Making a ‘flirty face’ without eye contact. Women who look directly at the camera while making flirty faces or smiling tend to get more messages than those who smile or look flirty without eye contact. For both sexes, not smiling while making eye contact is an ineffective pose. The optimal pose for guys’ pics: don’t smile, don’t make eye contact. The second best? Smiling, without eye contact.
PHOTO CONTEXT – Is there alcohol? Is there a pet? Is the photo outdoors? Is it in a — bedroom? Create a story with your photos; add action into the shot that will reflect your personality. Want to show how social/well-traveled/fit you are in your picture? What you show yourself doing in your profile photo can affect the number of connections you make. We recommand you use photos 1) where you are full of energy, happy and alive
WHAT TO AVOID
GLAMOUR SHOTS – looking like a model in your profile may generate lots of responses, but is likely to disappoint when you actually meet, if you’ve been made to look glamorous by a good photographer.