Shruti Shah, 30, who works in public relations, blogs about food in New York and is on dating apps Hinge and Bumble, concurs."It's a red flag for me if every single photo is a group photo.Good photos that show you and your life are conversation starters."You're giving people prompts and tools they can work with to ask you questions," says Shah. "I definitely like seeing a guy who's smiling in most of his photos.It's intimidating." For her own photos, Madnick says she always included "a full body, because I don't want it to be deceiving," and she included travel pictures "because that's a big part of my life.I want to show them if you are going to be with me, expect adventure and expect travel." Keeping the photos focused on you is important in "creating that attraction," says another online dating expert, Laurie Davis Edwards of e Flirt Expert.com, based in Los Angeles.Don't use filters, which can be distracting and make you hard to see. Don't show yourself drinking in every photo, unless drinking all the time sums up who you are.Do edit the choice and sequence of your photos; some dating apps auto-load the first handful of images directly from your Facebook account.
Bonus: now you and your friends have an even better excuse to snap a million hot Instas when you go out together.to choose from, or you're camera shy and seriously dreading taking some dating profile-friendly photos — it can be quite the process if you're serious about putting your best face forward online.(Which, btw, you should be: it's not a secret that, when it comes to dating apps, people tend to swipe first and ask questions later.) But like any true Millennial knows, all problems are Google-able, and this time it's relationship-focused dating app Hinge coming to the rescue.It kind of makes me think that he's not comfortable with who he is in being able to stand alone and put himself out there," she says.Jamie Madnick, 27, a preschool teacher in Philadelphia who met her boyfriend of over a year on OKCupid , says she didn't like seeing "a guy in a picture with a girl or all girls.