Online dating photography
The stakes can be even higher on services like Tinder, which lets people choose each other based on their Facebook photos, and Glimpse, the Instagram-based dating app released for i OS on Tuesday, put a premium on how you present yourself.
So, yeah, that awkward photo from college graduation probably isn't going to cut it.
For every amateur photo, you might want to download an app like Beauty Box Photo and Facetune.
The latter promises the ability to smooth over “wrinkles and small blemishes” with a swipe, “reshape” your face and patch up bald spots.
“You can have a stellar profile, but if that photo isn’t connecting with people, it can kill a chance to meet an interesting person.” Pro tip from De Ville: Avoid selfies at all cost.An actual line from Facetune’s website: “No one will be able to ignore your deep, penetrating gaze!That is why in cities across America, photographers on Craigslist are marketing their ability to craft the perfect online dating profile picture.Rhe De Ville, a New York City-based actress and photographer, said she has noticed an uptick in people looking for professional profile photos over the last three years.
Want to make a good first impression in the world of online dating? Way back when the Greatest Generation were courting, a good first impression meant attaining a base level of hygiene and human decency.
Today, it often requires a stellar online dating profile — something that more people are putting in the hands of paid professionals. Millions of online daters, preening on services like OKCupid, are looking to make real connections.