Sam drops the following bomb: Flash (be it cellphone or otherwise) adds seven years to your profile pic. You know the shotthe universally-maligned My Space Angle selfie is achieved by holding your camera above your head and being just so darn coy. Thats fine, but if youre wearing sunglasses, your dream guy might think youre hiding something.
But in terms of getting new messages, Sam reveals that the My Space shot is the single most effective photo type for women. Julie's rule: Your profile photos should show your glamorous smile along with your sparkling eyes.
But Julie cautions against overdoing it, saying, "Nix the bathing suit photos, as it's the same as lingerie with a different material.
That theory holds true in your online dating profile pic.
Julie advises different looks, from jeans and casual to a more dressed up style, so your potential beau can picture you as his plus-one for a daytime outing or a festive party.
Any less than three, he may become suspicious, and wonder what you really look like today.
Like the Ab Shot for men, the Cleavage Shot is very successful, drawing 12.9 new contacts per month, or 49 percent more than average, Sam shares.
Schedule a fun evening of snapping photos and sipping cocktails to get in the mood to attract your new potential boyfriend. If you want to stand out in the crowded digital playing field, toss the LBD aside and wear a bright colored top or dress to catch his eye.
Julie suggests taking at least 100 photos and letting your girlfriends help you decide which to use. Natural light and more specifically afternoon light makes for better pictures. Some favorite colors are red or hot pink, both colors associated with love and passion, Julie says.Julie says: The magic number of profile photos to post is three to five.Posting a huge album of 30 photos belongs on Facebook, not on your dating profile.A shot of you playing a guitar or skiing moguls even if you cant see your facedoes help.Keep the corporate look for Linkedin, as hes not looking for a business associate while hes scrolling through photos.The value of being conversation-worthy, as opposed to merely sexy, cannot be overstated, Sam says.