When I was a kid I hated taking photos. Now I can’t get enough of them. Just look at my social media profile and you’ll see selfie after selfie. Me! The girl who cried whenever a flash was in sight!
I am also very particular about my profile picture. Our profile picture is the social media world’s first impression of us. I have to look gorgeous yet natural. I can’t look like I’m trying too hard. I can’t look like I just got out of bed either. Or like I’m a model or a stripper. People will judge. Harshly!
Our profile pictures also affect our love life and who we attract. Just like when online dating, men and women peruse social media profiles to hook up. If they don’t like what they see they may decide not to “friend” you. No friending means no loving. That’s because “it only takes about 100 milliseconds for someone to draw conclusions about who they are from their profile photo,” says Ann Pierce, an expert on profile photos and attraction.
So, single ladies, choosing a profile photo is crucial. How can you choose the best profile picture so that cutie pokes you? Check out PhotoFeeler. It is a free website where you submit photos and receive feedback. They use algorithms to dictate which photo will help you mac on social media like a playgirl. But first you have to take a really great photo. Before you upload anything to Photofeeler, keep these photo-taking tips in mind:
Don’t be that creepy gal that takes a photo on her webcam. A photo taken via webcam is always dark and grainy. Make sure that there is good lighting when taking your photo. Just don’t set up a photo shoot.
The Natural You
When you take your photo go light on the makeup. Men are much more attracted to the natural look. Besides, that’s really not what you look like after dark!
Your Good Side
Yes, we all have one. Your good side is the best side when taking a photo. However, make sure to vary the photos on your social media profile. Your profile shouldn’t read like Ariana Grande’s press portfolio (does she have more than one side to her face?) Give them face, face, face – all of it.