Your Profile Photo is the first thing that anyone will see when they are viewing your profile, so it is important to make sure that it's a good representation of who you are.
Make it clear
You Profile Photo should clearly show your head and shoulders – a bit like a passport photo, but with a smile.
Avoid adding filters, or a cartoon bunny nose, and make sure the image is of a reasonable quality.
Don’t use an old photo
Aim to use a photo that was taken within the last two years so that it is an accurate representation of what you look like now. You don’t want your date to be hunting around for a brunette when you now have blonde hair.
Do enlist help
You don’t need to hire a professional photographer to have a great profile picture. Just ask a friend to take a selection of photos of you and see which one you prefer.
Aim to take some of the photos indoors in good lighting and some of them outside in natural lighting.
Impartial advice is always good; at Maverick Matches, our Customer Care team will always be happy to advise you which of your photos will attract the right kind of attention.
Don’t obscure your face
People want to be able to see your eyes, so don’t choose a photo where you are wearing sunglasses, or a hat that obscures your eyes.
Don’t hide in the shadows
Arty black and white photos with lots of shadow look very chic, but they aren’t very good for showing what you really look like.
Smiling in your Profile Photo will make you look friendly and approachable. If you can find a photo where you are smiling naturally it will look best and people can usually spot a forced smile.
If you are unsure about which photo to choose, you could enlist the help of a friend, or you could switch your photo over on a regular basis to see which one gets the most attention.