Professional photographer for dating websites
I’m 24, and I’ve always seemed to have good luck with online dating.
I’ve met lots of people that way, including my last two boyfriends and a lot of now-close friends.
Remember you’re trying to sell yourself and your lifestyle.”To help her clients figure out what characteristics of theirs to put forward, Nelson sends them tips and a questionnaire ahead of the photo shoot.
She advises them to treat the session as they would a date, and thus prep for it in a similar manner.
Start by making sure whatever pictures you post show you smiling. Another hint for ladies -- don't post pictures wearing clothes that are overly sexy or men will think you are looking for a sex partner, not a relationship. Use them as a guide that can make or break your online dating experience. So you think it's best to only post a picture of your face, thinking that once a man or woman gets to know you and like you, he or she won't care what you look like below the neck.
If you decide to meet, he or she is going to see your body anyway, so you may as well show it all upfront in a full length picture and let people decide what they want to do about it.
“My pet peeves are red eyes and messy bedrooms in the background. If they see two scarlet lasers coming out of your eyes, they’re going to move on.
And, having a pile of dirty clothes behind you is not a great way to make an impression.
This is especially true when it comes to online dating sites. That's why it is so important to have a great picture representing the real you online.
Wear clothes (and underwear) that make you feel good, trim your beard, bring props that showcase your interests.
She also has them thinking about who their current inspirations are or when they are at their happiest.
“In many ways, it’s kind of like an audition,” De Ville, who charges 0 for her services, told NBC News.
“You can have a stellar profile, but if that photo isn’t connecting with people, it can kill a chance to meet an interesting person.” Pro tip from De Ville: Avoid selfies at all cost.