Online dating apps and websites have been taking over for many years now, with plenty
of people having amazing, successful love stories come from them. The downfall:
they’re all about first impressions from an image.
In the world of online dating, how you’re presented makes a huge
That’s where headshots for online dating come in handy, although you don’t want them
to look too staged. Finding a delicate balance of natural and professional is key.
Fortunately, I’m here to help.
The biggest goal in taking headshots for a dating profile is to make you look
as friendly and approachable as you are in real life. How can we
accomplish this naturally?
1. Wear something reflective of your personality. Headshots rarely involve crazy
patterns, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun being bold in other ways.
These are headshots for online dating—you need to wear clothes and
accessories that are true to who you really are. Have a favorite color? Wear it!
Enjoy your makeup or facial hair a particular way on Saturday night? Show it off!
If you are trying to find someone to date and share a part of your life with, you
need to show them exactly how you shine. A lot is reflected by what you wear, so
stick to wearing whatever is most comfortable for you.
2. Make sure you’re smiling or laughing. Unless, of course, you want to go for a
more somber look. If that’s your personality, stick to it. Many surveys do show,
however, that the biggest mistake people make when choosing a dating profile
picture is to not seem approachable. The best way to conquer this is to smile.
Laughing is a great way to get the most genuine grin.
3. Involve your passions. Do you love to play an instrument? Always have a book
in hand? Maybe you play a sport? A small item could be an amazing addition to
your online dating headshots because it shows what you enjoy or are passionate
about. You are looking to tell a story with these headshots—YOUR story. Tell it
as accurately as possible.
4. Flaunt your features. As tempting as it may be to cover up or edit out features
you aren’t as fond of, they are a part of you and should be embraced! Covering
up any part of who you are from the beginning will end in heartbreak. You are
beautiful enough inside and out, show the world the truest version of you.
5. Have fun! Remember, you could use these headshots for plenty of other things
besides dating profiles. You could use them on blogs, social media, as an email
avatar, or even just to gift to friends or relatives. Whatever the reason is, though,
it’s not enough to stress over. Past clients describe me as easy to work with and
someone who makes them feel comfortable, so let me help you while we have