Want to boost your dating app success? Photographer Charlie Grosso says you can’t underestimate the power of a great Tinder profile pic in helping you land “the one.” She actually specializes in taking portraits for clients to use exclusively on Tinder and charges them $15-hundred for a session, but she’s sharing her dos and don’ts for choosing the right photos with us for free.
This is Grosso’s pro advice for picking the pics that will help you score a date.
- Don’t do the “duck face”- The pouty expression is a go-to for lots of singles, but this expert says you’re better off trading the pout for “a happy, more approachable look that’s built around a dazzling smile.”
- Do take photos from the waist up- The framing of the image is key and this photographer says pics taken from the waist up can be the most flattering.
- Don’t give into mirror madness- Grosso explains that people tend to make terrible mistakes, like blocking out their face with their phones, when snapping a mirror selfie.
- Do use furniture as a prop- A photo of someone just standing there can be boring, but leaning over the top of a chair or couch adds form and structure to the image. And bonus - it also comes across as genuine.
- Don’t try the reclining pose- It’s not flattering and you may end up looking like you’re lying in bed.
- Do go for sitting poses- According to Grosso, this option is “easier” to pull off and less complex than standing and if you cast your eyes slightly away from the camera it creates a more “interesting dynamic” than looking directly at the lens.
- Don’t wear sunglasses- Covering your eyes with sunglasses is a “rookie Tinder mistake,” our expert explains, even if you’re outside.
- Do use your megawatt smile- Your grin can show off your warmth and kindness and tilting your head slightly “suggests an engaged personality.”
- Don’t pose with direct sunshine behind you- It leaves your face in a shadow, so it’s harder to see you.
Source:New York Post