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The Dos and Don'ts Of Online Dating Profile Photos

The Dos and Don'ts Of Online Dating Profile Photos

There are so many dos and don’ts with online dating, and unfortunately there’s no exception when you come to uploading a picture. I’ve simply listed the most important dos and don’ts, so be sure to read this before you get the camera out or upload that selfie.


  • Get 2 or 3 attractive photos
  • Include a headshot
  • Include a body shot
  • Get professional photos
  • Smile
  • Wear red (women only)
  • Caption your photos
  • Use a self-timer
  • Get an opinion from a friend


  • Post selfies
  • Upload group photos
  • Upload pictures of your children or animals
  • Post shirtless photos
  • Post bathroom selfies
  • Post pictures of your ex
  • Post pictures of other women/men
  • Post old photos
  • Hide your face or wear sunglasses

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