They say a picture is worth 1000 words — but should you post a picture on Internet dating sites? Richard says “Yes, definitely” and I agree, but pick and choose with discretion! Think before you post. People want to see what you look like so make sure you select at least one current, close up face shot. Here are more words of wisdom from Richard:
Pictures — As to the visual, if you want to promote your “assets,” go right ahead…tastefully. We won’t complain. It’s what makes the world go ‘round. So, ladies, don’t draw our attention to your décolletage and then, in the same breath, admonish us for looking, telling us we should look past it. You can’t have it both ways, and men, if you have it, you don’t have to flaunt it!
Speaking of pictures, I don’t understand why people pepper their profiles with pictures of their kids, their five grandkid, three sunsets and two waterfalls, pictures of the Congo, etc — all their animals, including Glamour Shots of Fluffy the yapping dog — or pictures so little they make me squint. Look, I love my son, and my pets. I also love to travel. But this is not The Discovery Channel or the the Assisted Living Gazette or Match for the Humane Society. We want to see your face — and, truth be told, your body. I mean, if there are more pictures of your dog than there are of you, it makes me wonder who actually wrote the article.
If you are wearing sunglasses, take them off. You’re not a movie star, and your eyes tell a lot about you. Also, posting 25 pictures is a little much. Then again, at least you are posting your pictures. You’re playing by the rules.
To post or not to post — For those who don’t post pictures but want us to ask for them……..uh…………no. I’m sure you have your reasons, but we don’t care. Yes, we realize you compromise your privacy on these sites. The way I see it, though, it’s the price you pay for the results you seek. For me, not posting pictures creates suspicion and, ultimately, feels like game-playing…..something most women and men say they don’t want.
So if you don’t want the Alabama Lady’s Auxiliary or the PTA to know that you’re on an Internet dating site, get over it. Better yet, tell them to get over it. (Besides, they are probably on one themselves.) Of course, if you don’t want your wife/husband to know, that’s another story altogether. Maybe, just maybe, you shouldn’t be on the site at all. Bottom line: be honest and play fair.
Once again, I have to agree with this man. I will post his final tips next week so be sure to check out my blog. Until tomorrow …