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Article Teaser: Because so many people are using dating sites now, it is hard to stand out in a crowd. You need to get the other viewers' attention in less than 10 seconds. You have to grab it. Because people are so visual, a photo is essential.

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Increase Your Online Dating Success By Including The Most Appropriate Photos

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Because so many people are using dating sites now, it is hard to stand out in a crowd.

You need to get the other viewers' attention in less than 10 seconds. You have to grab it. Because people are so visual, a photo is essential.

A photograph may be optional in order to set up a profile, but typing your life story is not going to get you anywhere if no one looks at your profile. If anything, you should have the photo up first, before anything else.

Most sites have an option where the people browsing profiles can check a box indicating they only want to see profiles with photos.

Just as in real life, first impressions count. Your primary photo should be taken in good lighting and really show your face. Take off the hat and sunglasses and don't stare into the sun. Look directly into the camera. Don't duck your head down or turn in profile.

Some people advise black and white photos. This can cover up some minor flaws in your complexion and make you look mysterious and intellectual. Black and white photos can fall flat if they are out of focus, however. Besides, most people prefer color photos.

Pick colors that make you stand out from the background. Also, pick colors that don't make you look too sallow. Yellow and green can be risky.

Some men feel tempted to crop the top of the photo to conceal the receding hairline. Women are not fooled by that.

Don't hide behind objects, either. Men are not fooled by that.

If you misrepresent yourself in the photo on your profile, you can't hide what you look like when you finally meet. It could be very embarrassing to have your date excuse him or herself, especially after that horrified look of discovery.

Try to pose in a photo doing something that is natural to you. If you are not into skiing or body surfing, don't submit photos of yourself doing those activities. You might wind up dating a fanatic who does those activities too often for your taste.

Now, there is one topic that is very delicate and I am going to have to take you gentlemen aside and say this as gently as I can. If you are a heterosexual male, do not ever submit a photo of yourself nude, especially below the belt. Ever. Some shirtless photos can be fine in context, but be realistic about your physical condition.

Ladies, similar advice applies, but I want to layer on the issue of personal safety. Do you really want a stranger to rush you?

Another thing to remember is who is in the photo. Don't put photos of your minor children on the Internet. It is not safe for the kids. Your date can meet the kids later.

Avoid photos with attractive members of the appropriate sex. Even if she's your daughter, women are not going to know what to think when they see your fifty year old self with a hot 25 year old who might look like you.

Never ever put photos of yourself with your ex cropped out. It won't kill you to get some fresh photos taken.

Secondary photos can be fun. That's where you can have a photo of yourself with your dog, your Harley, your sunglasses and even a gorilla mask.

Photos of just your pets, your possessions or locations won't help your cause either. If you are afraid to show your face in public, most people will assume that the reason is that you really do have something to hide.


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After ten years of dating, Kandice Skaggs finally met the man of her dreams online. After dating for more than one year, her and her fiancee decided to get married. Kandice suggests that you should set up a profile on as many websites as possible, because you never know where Mr. or Ms. Right might be hanging out online. For adult dating, one of her favorite sites was: http://www.nsadatingsite.com/

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