Whenever I browse through some dating sites, looking to see if I can find someone that looks interesting, I am amazed by the lack of creativity that most dating profiles exhibit. The pictures are meant to show the users personality, but when it’s not just a blank face, then it’s someone showing their abs. Maybe it’s easier to go the safe route and just do it like everyone else. But the profiles that actually catches my eye, are those that contain unique pictures. I saw one the other day where the person was someone who likes to travel, and had therefore taken a photograph of herself standing next to some object that identified the specific country, on every picture. To me, that shows at least some part of her personality.
Since some dating sites only allow users to upload a single picture of themselves, I think it’s important to choose a good one. But then again, it might depend on what type of dating site we’re talking about too, in terms of their target audience. But the ones I’m referring to here, are those that aim to help users find a long-term relationship and a partner that is compatible with their own values and opinions. I hear many people complain about how difficult it is to find the right person to share their life with. But if they don’t put in any effort themselves, maybe that’s the reason why. There is a famous quote saying:
An image says more than a thousand words.
And I believe that to be even more true for online dating. Of course we want our best side showing, but that doesn’t have to take away from the creative aspects of it. Instead it should be the other way around, and when someone is using a fun and unique profile picture, it catches my attention. A friend of mine from Sweden who’s spent a lot of time searching for information on dating sites or dejtingsidor as he likes to call them, tried to convey some of the things he’s learned to me. According to him, one of the most crucial aspects that can have a huge effect on the success of a person with online dating, is in fact the images that he or she chooses to use.
This is also a way to display aspects that we like about ourselves and are proud of. We get to choose how we are portrayed by considering different options for our images. A person who likes to read books can have a photograph which shows her in a chair, reading her favorite novel. That would convey both an interest, and even what type of books this person prefers reading. For someone who share the same interest, this would most likely catch their attention. And isn’t that also the kind of person we would like to find on dating sites? Someone likes doing the same things as us, to share our experience with. At least that’s how I feel. Anyway, here are some pictures of relationships and dating that I found beautiful: