One of the best features on JDate is the ability to upload your photos as well as view photos of potential matches. Most people will sort through photos before reading somebody’s profile. When people don’t have photos on their profile, or have photos of themselves in group shots or the photo was taken from a distance, fewer potential matches will peruse their profiles. Knowing that, wouldn’t it make sense to update and upgrade your profile photos?
I can’t stress enough the importance of having several accurate and current photos on your profile. A simple search of current profiles reveals several with bad photos, or void of photos altogether. These people are not taking advantage of everything JDate has to offer. They are not having their profiles read and reviewed as often as they should, and are not meeting as many potential partners as they would if they posted outstanding photos.
Too many profiles feature photos that are so old they could have been taken in high school. Some profiles even have photos featuring ex-boy/girlfriends! Others have photos where the JDater is wearing sunglasses, while some have the person lost in group photos taken from a distance. Finally, some people post photos in which they are not looking directly at the camera. All of these profiles are not getting the attention that they would get if they had better photos.
A good profile will have at least two photos; one close-up photo of the person’s face without sunglasses or hat, and another photo that clearly shows the person’s body. All photos need to be in color; after all, black and white photos went out with the Betamax. Finally, keep the shirts on, guys! Guys tend to think that posting topless photos of themselves tends to increase the odds of them getting more dates. However, most women visualize this person as being vain and find it in bad taste.
There are no excuses for not having good photos on your profile. Digital cameras are so inexpensive these days, and even if you don’t have one, ask one of your friends to take some photos for you. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Why not tell everybody how great you are?