Should I Describe My Physical Appearance in My Profile?

Bethany Heinesh

Written by: Bethany Heinesh

Bethany Heinesh

Bethany has ghost-written hundreds of dating articles in the last 10 years for relationship experts all over the United States.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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While appearance is much more important to men than women, the ladies do care about looks. Almost every online dating or social networking site gives you the opportunity to post a picture and you should take advantage of such an invitation.

For starters, posting one or more great pictures of yourself significantly increases your chances of connecting with quality women. Most of us completely ignore guys who have one of those blank silhouettes as a profile pic because it seems suspicious.

With today’s technology, there’s no excuse for you not to represent yourself on your profile with a photo. Get a friend to take a picture of you that shows your best features, and don’t make the mistake of snapping one in front of the mirror because chicks hate that.

When asked to provide your description, never misrepresent yourself. Always be honest about your physical attributes and put your best forward. Don’t lie about your height, weight or age.

In the long run, you’ll be better off because, even though it sounds cliche, you’ll attract a woman who likes you for you.

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