7 Online Dating Profile Pics To Avoid

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Wonder why you aren’t getting lots of hits in your online dating profile? Maybe you are performing a cardinal sin. If your photo isn’t good it’s a straight up no. When you’re on the plus size online dating scene you need a good photo. Don’t give your potentials a reason to keep scrolling and not clicking! These are the profile pics you don’t want to use!

Thumbnail photo is the first thing we see when judging an online date (duh) it’s what Tinder is wholly based on.

1. Group Pics

Don’t make guys work and guess which one in the group you are or if the guy on your right is your brother or ex-boyfriend! Just show  a pic of you flying solo. If the other person in the photo is better looking than you then that’s a bad start too. If I see a profile with more than one person in it I think “too hard basket” and move on.

2. Family Photos

I’m not gagging to get myself into an Everybody Loves Raymond situation with overbearing parents (and i’m guessing neither are you.) If your profile pic is of you with your Mom and Dad then he’s going to be thinking that you’re still living at home or that your parent’s are making your decision life including who you’re dating. Ditch Mom and Dad and alluding to a mother in law situation. The same goes for your kids. Yes, he’ll need to know upfront that you have kids but putting them front and centre in your profile pic is too much.

4. Too Much Skin

Real talk: A swimsuit photo in the profile shot says you are looking for a fling and not a relationship. Nearly nudie pics will get you a good time but not a long time. You know it, I know it, and the person looking at your profile knows it!


5. A Pic Without You In It

Seriously WTF! If you have a profile pic of a cartoon character, landscape, food, pet, baby, then you’ll be missing out on a lot of action. Ask yourself if this was a guys profile would you look at it? If not then change it. Aint’ nobody gonna look at a profile with a Spiderman cartoon as a profile image.

6. Selfies

You think it’s cute and sexy. No one else does. Get a real profile photo. Don’t believe me? Test a month using the selfie (see what caliber of date you get.) Then test with a proper pic. Feel free to comment below with your feedback from this experiment.

7. Disguises

Wearing sunglasses or a hat that covers your face? Looks like you have something to hide! Choosing this profile pic route for online dating suggests you aren’t being upfront from the get-go, there is something wrong with how you look or that you’re sneaky. Forget the the accessories and just show us your pretty face.

Do you agree with my 7 online dating profile pics to avoid? Add your suggestions below in the comments.  

Kelly Glover is an Australian living in Los Angeles and created this plus size fashion blog as a place for curvy women to get info and advice on plus size dating, celebrity and fitness. contact@bigcurvylove.com
    • Ann
    • February 27, 2015

    At first I was going to say these seem pretty obvious; but I guess they’re not. I haven’t been on dating sites much, but judging by the pics I see on other social media sites I’m guessing that some profile pics are just as bad!

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