Ready to boost your selfie game? Watch THIS.
If you're on any online dating sites, you know that everything you post on your profile is VITAL ... especially your profile pic. Therein lies the key to some dating traction (and maybe even a future husband).
Your profile picture is the first thing any potential match sees before reading into your personality and hobbies, so it's SUPER important.
In fact, Meredith Denko of mental_floss says that many men don't even read that much into your profile:
"In 2012, the research company AnswerLab conducted a study in which they used a Tobii X1 Light Eye Tracker, which recorded the eye movements of subjects who were reading online dating profiles form Match.com and eHarmony.com. By doing this, they were able to determine where men and women were actually looking while reading online dating profiles. As it happens, men spend 65 percent more time looking at the picture in the profile than women do."
In the video above, dating coach Dina Colada gives some seriously helpful tips to up your profile pic game. Here are three big takeaways she says will lead to the perfect photo ... and more dates:
1. Seduce YOURSELF
Make yourself feel good before snapping a sexy profile pic. When you feel good, it shows through your photos. Dress up in a trendy outfit and fix your hair and makeup — add some red lipstick to make yourself feel extra alluring and unforgettable. You won't be the only one who thinks you're sexy!
However, Colada suggests, "Don't show too much skin because there is beauty in the mystery." Agreed.
2. Use GOOD Lighting
Take the photo in a place with good, bright lighting that will show off your best facial features. Avoid dim lighting because it will make you look like a shadowy blob and hide your beautiful face! Also, no fluorescent lights ... unless you want to show off your wrinkles.
"If you have a picture that has bad lighting, use a cool Instagram filter, and you can make it look artsy and fun," offers Colada for when bad lighting strikes a nice photo.
3. Sex Up Your Pose
Let your potential dates know that you're flirty and friendly with a dash of sultry by posing seductively. You can flaunt your feminine side as well to make those men swoon!
Here are some of Colada's expert posing tips: "Women appear more receptive and feminine when their bodies are curved and tilted, especially when you look over the shoulder and give a smiling glance."
Want more pro tips for snapping seductive dating profile pics? Scroll up to the YourTango Experts video above for more great ways to get the dates rolling in with just the snap of a camera or visit Dina online to learn more.