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You Will Need
- Pictures of yourself
- Critical eye
- Interesting backgrounds (optional)
Use a current picture of yourself. Don't post anything that is more than 2 years old.
Make it snappy
Use a candid snapshot in which you look relaxed and flirty, instead of a formal portrait or yearbook picture.
Think about background
Ask yourself what the photo's background says about you. A beautiful outdoor location, or an exotic background are appealing, while a bathroom or a bar background may not place you in the best possible light.
Bare your assets
Don't be afraid to let your best assets show. As long as you keep it subtle and classy, it never hurts to show 'em what you've got.
Make your facial expression friendly and approachable. If you're a woman, look directly at the camera with an easy smile or a "come-hither" expression.
Show something interesting in your photo, such as a bookshelf or a pet. A sexy photo may get you lots of contacts, but it won't start a conversation.
Avoid common mistakes
Avoid common mistakes, like wearing too much or too little makeup, appearing intoxicated, making upside-down peace signs, or posing with your ex. Your dance card will be full before you know it.