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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.
Schwartz, 25, put up a Craigslist ad and a one-page website, tinderheadshots.com, over the summer as a goof after seeing how seriously his friends took Tinder.(Unlike dating sites that rely heavily on profile information, Tinder users judge others mostly on the basis of a photo: A swipe right is a “yes,” a swipe left is a “pass.”) But once real inquiries started pouring in, he realized he had stumbled onto a new market.
When you use Internet dating sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder, Jdate, or e Harmony, photographs become a critical component of your online dating profile.
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.
However, traditional headshot or lifestyle photographs are not usually ideal for online dating profiles.
After snapping a few dozen pictures, Schwartz picks a winner: a charming shot that shows off Cieri’s winning smile.
Like any true "before and after" situation, we chatted about why we chose our original Tinder photos and had Max give us his (brutally honest) professional opinion. Why he chose it: “My roommate (female) suggested I include a photo with ladies in my profile. The logic: It shows that attractive women like me (still single, ladies).
Afterwards we got snapping, gave our best Blue Steels, and in the end, came out with (kind of) better-looking versions of ourselves. Because my friends pictured are attractive.” Max weighs in: This dude looks like a total player and not in a good way.
Why she chose it: “It was a good hair day for sure. Like a blonde Carmen Sandiego playing cards." Max weighs in: Mysterious. I would never be able to recognize her in real life. I wouldn’t use girls in your photo, you don’t wanna come off greedy and creepy.
Within a few days, Cieri has uploaded it to the front page of his profile on Tinder, the popular dating app where users judge you with a swipe.
Ditch the selfies, because the era of the professional Tinder headshot is here.