“But I do not have nice pictures of myself!” That’s the common issue most of us guys think we have. It is a valid issue as most guys don’t take pictures of themselves, and our selfies come out looking pretty weird. And not to mention that we are generally not the photogenic gender anyway. Of course we don’t take pictures of ourselves often. In fact, most pictures of ourselves are taken by others while we are in a group of people due to being at some event or celebration!
And as guys, we have more pictures of our cars, pets or computers than pictures of ourselves. It is obvious as we care for these things more than we care about our looks. And of course we care little about our looks, considering that it is not the main factor that gets us attention in a public setting, respect or adoration. It is always what we have achieved or our wealth that matters to others.
Despite all these reasons, now that we do have to have a nice picture of ourselves and we do need to look good on dating apps, maybe it is time to get a couple? Fret not, as in this article we will help explain which kinds of pictures are the most bang-for-your-buck and generate the most results in dating apps.
Do keep in mind that our profile has to be subject-worthy to hold a conversation, and not put together in 5 minutes just so that we are on the platform for the sake of ‘talking to chicks’. The effortless profiles are easily picked up by both men and women and are the least swiped.
But before we speak about the pictures, it is important to know how these images or pictures are to be perceived from the other party.
Firstly, we have to note that the main picture is the most important as that is the first that is seen. This part is the most obvious, but the less-obvious factor that we generally don’t think about much would be that the main picture is the picture that is the one that would be appearing next to our name after a match has happened. Each time a woman opens up the chat menu from the app, she would be able to see the names as well as THAT picture. So do put in ample importance in picking the main profile picture. You want it to stand out to a certain degree.
Second, women are more likely to scroll through your other images AND YOUR BIO than men! So don’t think that just because you do not do so means that the women out there are not going to do so as well. But just like writing a sales email, each component’s objective is to lead the reader lean into the next segment. For example, the title of the email should entice the reader to open the email, the first paragraph should be captivating enough for the reader to read the next paragraph and so on. Which leads the reader to keep reading the following paragraph and finally into the closing paragraph at the end of the email which is the ‘call to action’.
Thirdly, and most importantly, the objective of the pictures are to entice her to have a conversation with you. I repeat, the objective is TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOU. This objective is different from ‘showing your best angles or how good looking you are’. Unlike men, women are more focused on the personality and trustworthiness of their partners more so than their physical appearance. So women are seeking to find out about the ‘type of guy’ you are rather than how good looking you are. Of course good looks does help, but a woman can tell if the man is good looking and still not trustworthy.
The fourth point is that the pictures that are put up on your profile MUST be able for her to easily spark conversation and intrigue in you. What I mean by that is that your pictures have to be more than ‘just a pretty face’, there must be some character to them. And fortunately, we at CGull have found the right ‘types’ of pictures to be used in your dating profile.
We’re assuming that most guys are not fitness models or famous. These pictures can be used by anyone and can be easily obtained. You would just need a little bit of effort and a friend whom you trust. There are a total of 4 such pictures, and I urge anyone reading this article to get all 4 of them. Because they can be used over and over again in all your dating apps as well as your social media and your whatsapp display pictures.