If you are not sure how your photo comes across, you can easily ask a friend or family member for their opinion. Just print off a copy of your picture or show them the one you have posted on the site and say, “rate my pic”. Ask them for a very honest opinion, explaining that it is vitally important to have realistic feedback in order to put up the best profile possible.
When it comes to your picture, rate the value of how inviting it is. The primary picture tat is posted should be a relaxed and casual one. You should be smiling and it should not look like forced or fake smile. One can easily spot the photos that look posed and that is not the image you want to get across. Sometimes, it is best to take a picture outside; the lighting is very good and it makes the photo appear casual and relaxed; this will show in your picture.
Most of the time, other people looking at your profile will hope to see more than one photo. When it comes to your picture rate it to see if it truly shows who you really are. Just as you would not wish to be deceived by someone else’s picture, you should aim to have several shots of yourself so that a person can have an accurate idea of hat you really look like. It may be tempting to only post photos that you consider to be picture-perfect, but it will come to no good. If you do meet someone online and set up an in person date, they of course will see the real you. Do not give them any surprises. Love yourself for who you are; every one knows that the majority of people do not look like models. What is important is that you are showing who you really are and you should be proud of it.
Do not let the picture taking get out of hand though. The picture rate should be between two and four photos. It is always a good idea to include at least one photo that shows you doing something you enjoy. Whatever your hobby, including skiing, biking, hiking, dancing, cooking or others, it is a boost to your profile if you include a pic of yourself involved in that activity. This will show others not only the interest that you enjoy, but it will make them feel as if you are more than just another picture on the Internet.
Most importantly, do not stress yourself out regarding your picture. Rate any profile of another person and you will remember that it is not all about the photo. The written text is important as well. If you are honest about yourself, display your top qualities and relax, you may find that online dating is not so difficult after all.