They say a picture tells a thousand words, and when it comes to online dating, nothing is more important than that first digital impression you make with your photos.
Often to be different, singles try to get creative to grab the attention of a potential digital crush, and sometimes it just backfires.
Here are some of the worst and most embarrassing online dating photos in cyberspace.
5. The shirtless mirror shot
Guys, there’s nothing sexy about showing off those love handles. If you’ve gained a few pounds, wear a shirt.
Grab a friend and have them take a photo of you where you’re looking your best and not your worst.
Avoid the muscle photo, too. Women want someone to protect them and be their hero, not a gym rat.
4. The animal shot
Yes it’s true that some guys are dogs, and some even prefer to sleep with their four-pawed best friends in bed.
One guy even put a gorilla on his Tinder profile as his primary shot. Another one used a puppy dog for an online dating profile photo. And what did Rhianna use? A loris.
Don’t hide behind four paws, and let us see your smiling face.
3. The bikini shot
You might be the girl next door and are looking for a husband and potential father, so why are you modeling in your bathing suit?
Remember a bathing suit shot is no different than posing in lingerie, so don’t be surprised when the guys only want to hook up.
2. The cleavage shot
Sexy or slutty? Showing a little skin will attract more views to your profile, but make sure your clothes actually fit. One woman actually showed her nipples in her profile.
A man will always undress you with his eyes, but leave something for him to think about. This isn’t about being a Playboy center spread.
You should come across as someone he can take home to the family, even if he gets to sneak a quickie in the guest room when no one is noticing.
1. The hung over shot
Really? Would your new dream guy or girl be attracted to someone who’s passed out on the floor after having too many shots?
Sure it’s fun to party, and he or she should know you could be the life of the party, but don’t post a photo of you passed out on the couch if you want to appear in his or her date card.
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