Did Valentine’s Day remind you of your single status? Did it spur you to re-download Tinder? Or prompt you to give Bumble a try? If so, then the members of 4E feel your heart-throbbing pain and we’ve created a Dating App Profile Picture Guide that will have all the cuties swiping right into your heart.
1. No mirror selfies.
You have friends. Find them. Have them take your picture because to be honest that mirror flash is hurting everyone’s eyes.
2. Do not submit to the subdivision of mirror selfie: The Muscle Flash.
Why is you shirt off? Why is your shirt half on? Are you getting dressed? Looks like we are all confused. Let’s at least have a conversation before you start taking off your clothes.
3. Have a picture with friends.
It can be a picture with one friend, a group of friends, paid or bribed friends. It can even be a full on awkward group photoshoot on a couch in front of a fountain. Just let the world know that you are not a psycho.
4. Have at least one picture of just you.
Don’t hide yourself in a sea of friends. Believe it or not, people actually want to be able to identify who they are swiping right on.
I know! Shocker! But seriously, a genuine smile is way more #fresh and #cool than a deep soul searching scowl.
6. Express your interest.
Do you like to ride bikes? Go hiking? Play basketball? See daylight? Express that! Change it up with some active pictures to let people know you do occasionally leave your house.
7. Avoid old exes in pictures.
Is that your sister? Your ex? Over-touchy cousin? It’s best to just not confuse all of us.
8. Have more than one picture.
You should probably have more than one picture of yourself. Unless, you believe in soul-theft through photography, in which case you should probably avoid technology altogether.
9. Include a dog.
You can never go wrong with a cute dog cuddle pic. In fact, the more dogs the better.