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Dating Headshots

In this day and age there is absolutely no reason not to have a picture posted on your dating profile.  Online dating no longer holds the social stigma it used to and according to Match.com 98% of the 148% of all people who look to the internet to find love do, in fact, find love.  You can quote me on that.  So spare me with all the excuses.  You don’t have any pictures on your computer, your camera is broken, and you can’t post pictures because of your job.  Here’s what I have to say to that…

Liar.

Unless you are working for the CIA or undercover narcotics I can only think of two other reasons why you wouldn’t have any pictures posted.  1) You are married or in a relationship where looking for tail is completely inappropriate (and bad karma) or 2) You think you are ugly.  Yep, I said it.

I realize that sounds shallow but let’s face it, whether in real life or online the first thing that draws you to someone is how they look.  If looks truly didn’t matter, pictures wouldn’t be such an integral part of online dating but they do and they are.

Anyone who is serious about finding someone decent to spend time with or even (gasp) date from the internet needs to have pictures in their profile.  Decent pictures.  Not scanned driver’s license photos.  Not 20 year old high school year book pictures and certainly not pictures of you with your ex girlfriend.  12 pictures of your car don’t cut it.  8 pictures of your dog, 5 pictures of you jet skiing and a lone wannabe artistic picture of your eye doesn’t fly either.

I’m not looking for a pen pal and neither are most of the people that take the time to set up an online dating profile so do yourself a favor.  Have clear, good and recent pictures posted.  In the event that you don’t have any pictures that do you justice, check out Dating Headshots.  For as little as $125 you get 50 professional style pictures taken by a local professional photographer.  You will receive portraits, full body shots and everything in between and the pictures are available online for you to view within hours of your shoot.  For those of you that are instant gratification such as myself, this point alone garners favor.

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14 Comments

  1. Lindsey
    November 16, 11:39 Reply
    Yeah, that's probably the biggest complaint I've heard from my friends. That and the pictures aren't current. So you think you're meeting one person when really you show up to dinner and meet is 50 lb heavier 10 year older version. <span class="cluv">Lindsey recently posted..<a class="bda08560f6 524" rel="nofollow" href="http://rookiewifediaries.blogspot.com/2010/11/shrink-fairy.html">Shrinking Conspiracy</a></span>
    • missmelisamae
      November 17, 16:43 Reply
      You would think most people would know that the idea is to actually meet and therefore posting outdating pictures isn't fooling anyone. But sadly, not everyone does.
  2. Caleb
    November 16, 21:32 Reply
    Good call. Who doesn't have pictures these days? For an experiment I went on one date with a girl who didn't post pics. I hassled her about it and she claimed it was for "obvious reasons." She was speaking about the pervery that will ensue with any good-looking girl posting a pic, but you have to endure that if you want to have a serious chance of success. No, she wasn't totally atrocious (I'd give her a 5.5) and no, I didn't bang her. <span class="cluv">Caleb recently posted..<a class="3ee6ffbe57 525" rel="nofollow" href="http://calebshreves.blogspot.com/2010/11/entry-109-christmas-shopping-in-anal.html">Entry 109- Christmas Shopping In Anal-Town</a></span>
    • missmelisamae
      November 17, 16:46 Reply
      I still think anyone that doesn't post pictures (due to pervery or not) is a little shady. That's pretty gutsy of you to actually meet her sight unseen. Braver man than I!
  3. JupaMan
    November 17, 23:37 Reply
    That's right baby, school these fools in how it should be done. Your blog is a MUST read for every fool out there in the dating world. I'm a huge fan of your blog, but you already know that. :) <span class="cluv">JupaMan recently posted..<a class="355db065df 528" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.jupaman.com/2010/11/17/honeys-the-newest-series-twice-as-sweet-as-sugar/">Honeys- the Newest Series Twice as Sweet as Sugar!</a></span>
    • missmelisamae
      November 18, 00:01 Reply
      Thank you, Sugar. Now I can actually respond directly to your comment. Isn't life grand? XO
  4. DateHater
    November 18, 05:41 Reply
    Just wanted to say that when I signed up to online dating, I pretty much had no pictures. As a nerd with few (exclusively male) friends, taking photographs just never came up. But, what I did was have my friends do me a favor and take some pictures of me so I could upload them. It feels a little pathetic, but being alone for the rest of your life is even more pathetic. Also, avoid too many alone bathroom shots and pics of you holding alcoholic drinks.
    • yannibmbr
      November 25, 18:56 Reply
      The funny with the bathroom pics is that that particular pic is one of the most responded to types of photos that people take. Oh Myspace. You may be dead, but you have contributed so much to the world.
  5. Ken
    November 18, 14:42 Reply
    Love the new digs. LOVE. <span class="cluv">Ken recently posted..<a class="9528a956c1 531" rel="nofollow" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Lustmongers/~3/R1dIgaUbO9Q/fantasy-vs-reality-or-night-i-almost.html">Fantasy vs Reality Or the Night I Almost Broke My Nuts</a></span>
  6. Skye Blue
    November 19, 21:03 Reply
    Hey girl. You're new site is HOT! Re today's post - PREACH! Even though I have a 'no pic, no chat' rule on my profile, plenty no picture having dudes still come calling. And the odd time I do ask them to send me a picture (based on the fact that their profile is otherwise actually intriguing), I'd say at least 85% of the time they're hideous.
    • missmelisamae
      November 29, 18:02 Reply
      Thanks! I'm totally with the "no pic, no chat" rule. I no longer even respond because I've never been pleasantly surprised by being sent a picture after the fact.
  7. JupaMan
    November 20, 23:00 Reply
    I know, I'm soooo glad this is finally set up right. ;) you must be very happy, and relieved. <span class="cluv">JupaMan recently posted..<a class="e75810fca1 534" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.jupaman.com/2010/11/17/honeys-the-newest-series-twice-as-sweet-as-sugar/">Honeys- the Newest Series Twice as Sweet as Sugar!</a></span>
  8. Charlotte
    November 23, 02:02 Reply
    I agree. I wouldn't go out with someone who didn't post pics to his profile. Also bad? The pics that were clearly taken 10+ years ago. Some people. Love the new digs, girl :) <span class="cluv">Charlotte recently posted..<a class="7784ac2656 536" rel="nofollow" href="http://mypixieblog.com/2010/11/22/no-boyfriend-no-problems/">No Boyfriend No Problems</a></span>

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