You sign up with a social media site, create your profile, but no matter what you write about yourself, your photo makes the strongest impression in your online profile. The dating site, OKCupid published this article "Dating Deserves Better" a long time ago about the effectiveness of profile photos in online dating. It was true in 2009 and it's still true in 2018.
The OkCupid writer provides a universal "truth of online dating: no matter how much time you spend polishing your profile, honing your IM banter, and perfecting your message introductions, it’s your picture that matters most." It was true when they published it and it's even truer today with social media use even more widespread. You need a complete profile to be successful and the shiny beacon to attract visitors is your profile image.
The idiom, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" was never truer than today in our culture of the swipe left or right world of online dating. Attractiveness, sexyness, or beautiful are very subjective terms and the "special something" that "catches the eye of the beholder" varies from person to person. It makes sense to stack the deck in your favor, right? So, why rely on a poorly lit, hastily composed, cell-phone-selfie to make your lasting first impression?
A while back, I had a divorced client a request a photo session to update her social media images that she said were ineffective. She specifically asked for a portrait for her online dating profile. Several weeks later, she emailed me:
"I love the new photos. Since I posted them, I've met someone online and we have started going out. Honestly, I didn't think it would happen this quick. ~ Sandra
Quality photos help you make a great first impression. Let us help you with an image update to stack the online dating odds in your favor.