Today, it often requires a stellar online dating profile — something that more people are putting in the hands of paid professionals. Millions of online daters, preening on services like OKCupid, are looking to make real connections.
The stakes can be even higher on services like Tinder, which lets people choose each other based on their Facebook photos, and Glimpse, the Instagram-based dating app released for i OS on Tuesday, put a premium on how you present yourself.
So, yeah, that awkward photo from college graduation probably isn't going to cut it.
That is why in cities across America, photographers on Craigslist are marketing their ability to craft the perfect online dating profile picture.
I went from virtually no interest in my profile, to not being able to keep up with how many wonderful guys were responding to me.
Within a couple weeks of having posted my new photos, I’d met the most amazing man I’ve ever met, and we are dating seriously now.
Like any true "before and after" situation, we chatted about why we chose our original Tinder photos and had Max give us his (brutally honest) professional opinion. Why he chose it: “My roommate (female) suggested I include a photo with ladies in my profile. The logic: It shows that attractive women like me (still single, ladies).
Let our team of specially trained headshot photographers show you that this is not true.
All it takes is 90 minutes or so with The Headshot Guy®, about the same amount of time it would take to write your online profile.
So imagine how that perfect photograph that captures you, your personality and charisma will make you feel about yourself.
(#True.) And there are people out there who want to make that reality...easier.
Like this guy, Max Schwartz, an NYC-based photographer whose Craigslist ad for Tinder Headshots recently went slightly viral. Schwartz in action, so last week we summoned him into the Supercompressor offices to help improve our interweb dating games.