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How to Choose a Dating Profile Picture

Watch more How to be Successful at Online Dating videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to choose a dating profile picture that will make people want to meet you by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Show yourself Use a current picture of yourself. Don't post anything that is more than 2 years old. Tip As general rule, you should post a well-lit picture that shows your face, but photos that don't show a face can work, as long as they are intriguing enough to make people want to know more about you. Step 2: Make it snappy Use a candid snapshot in which you look relaxed and flirty, instead of a formal portrait or yearbook picture. Tip Cellphone camera shots have been shown to result in just as many new contacts as regular photos. Step 3: Think about background Ask yourself what the photo's background says about you. A beautiful outdoor location, or an exotic background are appealing, while a bathroom or a bar background may not place you in the best possible light. Step 4: Bare your assets Don't be afraid to let your best assets show. As long as you keep it subtle and classy, it never hurts to show 'em what you've got. Step 5: Look approachable Make your facial expression friendly and approachable. If you're a woman, look directly at the camera with an easy smile or a "come-hither" expression. Tip You don't have to smile in every photo. Play around with other facial expressions. Step 6: Be interesting Show something interesting in your photo, such as a bookshelf or a pet. A sexy photo may get you lots of contacts, but it won't start a conversation. Step 7: Avoid common mistakes Avoid common mistakes, like wearing too much or too little makeup, appearing intoxicated, making upside-down peace signs, or posing with your ex. Your dance card will be full before you know it. Did You Know? According to a survey by British research agency YouGov, 62 percent of singles over 55 were looking for love online, compared to 21 percent of singles aged 18 to 24.
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