I hope you have all had a great week, I’m super excited to bring this next piece for you guys to read about writing a perfect dating profile.
Writing the perfect profile is from the lovely Saskia Nelson who is the talent behind the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Hey Saturday, the UK’s coolest and original dating photography business. They specialise in creating dating photos that kick ass and win dates for 100s of single people and if you are serious about online dating, Id definitely recommend hitting her team up!
Without further ado, take it away Saskia
OBVIOUSLY A VITAL PART OF YOUR DATING PROFILE WILL BE THE PICTURES THAT MAKE THAT FIRST IMPRESSION, THE IMAGES THAT BACK UP THE WORDS YOU HAVE CRAFTED AND WHICH SHED A LIGHT ON, NOT JUST HOW YOU LOOK, BUT WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT. RECENT EXPERT RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT THE WRITTEN PROFILE ON A DATING SITE MAKES UP LESS THAN 10% OF WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU, WITH THIS IN MIND I HAVE ASKED THE INDUSTRY’S LEADING DATING PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERT, SASKIA NELSON, TO HELP SHARE SOME BEST PRACTICES WHEN ADDING YOUR PROFILE AND SUPPORTING PHOTOS TO GIVE YOU THE BEST START.
QUALITY PHOTOS EQUALS QUALITY DATES:
You still see a large number of profile photos that are poorly lit, blurry or just poor quality. Using good quality photos give the message that you’re serious about finding love online and that you value yourself.
If you aren’t using a professional photographer to take your photos, then head outdoors to find some nice light. Photos taken indoors without a flash are too grainy and blurry, while those taken with a flash tend to be unflattering. Heading outdoors will give you the light you need for pin sharp, good quality images.
The easiest way to showcase your personality is through the clothes you wear. Choose outfits that make you feel confident and attractive. If your wardrobe is leaving you uninspired, it might be time to treat yourself to something new, just as you would for that hot date.
FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT
The one thing that makes the difference between a nice photo and an awesome one, comes down to one thing – your levels of self-confidence. It’s often hard to summon up high levels of confidence especially with a camera lens pointing at you, so go for the tried-and-tested ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ trick.
GO WHERE YOU LOVE:
Heading somewhere you love can help add value to your photos by giving more of a clue about who you are. If you feel more comfortable in parks and public gardens, head there. Or perhaps you feel more at home in amongst quirky street art. Make sure your background isn’t too messy and enhances your story rather than detracts from it. Remember you aren’t just showcasing you but you’re showcasing your lifestyle too.
I hope those short tips have been useful, for more from Saskia, go download the Beginners Guide to Online Dating and bask in eternal dating glory!
Until next week…