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 TraveliciousGuy
Joined: 9/17/2011
Msg: 82
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How important is a Good Photo..??


A good fake photo can fill up one's inbox.


With today's "tools", are you really looking at a true photo of a person??


Indeed.
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 83
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/4/2013 2:14:28 PM
I hate photos with sunglasses and no smile.
 Life_Is_Better
Joined: 1/8/2011
Msg: 84
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/4/2013 3:49:11 PM
It's too bad that we can not identify profiles in the forums, for there are some with excellent photos - and not of the cheesecake variety either. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words - and in some cases as far as eye appeal on a dating site goes - worth more. I just came across one of a gal that was so "elegant" - the picture of her was tastefully done, a good shot of her face, dressed up with makeup yes, sitting at a restaurant table probably, smiling for the camera while holding a wine glass. One just wanted to check out her profile. (Too bad she lives far away from me otherwise I would send her an email telling her the above.) Simply put, if one is serious about "dating", a good photo is essential and worth the effort to have and provide.

It would benefit this thread if there was a way to show examples of how to pose a good photo - not a professional shoot, but a decent, simple shot anyone could take. While there are some here on POF, they are rare. It is easy to say what to avoid in a photo. I do know that in the case of many photos, people need to have some positive criticism for many photos turn people off instead of attracting their eye and interest.
 DevilfromToronto
Joined: 9/23/2012
Msg: 85
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/4/2013 4:25:16 PM

How important is a Good Photo..??


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 DontAskMe2CarryUrPurse
Joined: 1/22/2013
Msg: 86
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/4/2013 6:50:48 PM
In person, the eyes and the smile are the most important to me, but on-line, I look at hair styles. How cheesy or behind the times are they? Interpreted another way, are they stuck in their ways?
 niceguyga2011
Joined: 8/14/2011
Msg: 87
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/4/2013 8:51:33 PM
I firmly believe, if you are not photogenic, or have professional reasons not to post a photo. I wouldn't waste my time with internet dating.
 niceguyga2011
Joined: 8/14/2011
Msg: 88
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/4/2013 8:52:23 PM
Actually if I had my way, only 2 photos would be allowed. A full nude body shot of front and back. That's it.
 rockstar_ocnj
Joined: 2/1/2013
Msg: 89
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/4/2013 10:24:28 PM

I always ask for a full body picture becanse many of them will try to hide their bodies.


I never understood this one. And a lot of them are "Unidsclosed body type"... If you're not attracted to a girl that's overweight, what does she think is going to happen the day you two meet?

But on topic, your picture is going to make or break you on this site. If you're generally seen as attractive, you'll have people actually read your profile and maybe message you. If you're generally considered ugly, it's going to be hard to even get the time of day from someone that's desperate. Because it's the internet, every one of us should be #1 on time's top 50 sexiest people.
 NonamousDog
Joined: 4/20/2011
Msg: 90
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/5/2013 9:09:36 AM
It seems to be part of the expectations of online dating that in order to get messages or replies, you have to post a photo.
These expectations are constantly reinforced by posters in these forums proclaiming that they would never message or reply to anyone who does not have a photo.

Years ago, people ran 'lonely hearts' classified ads in newspapers and actually got replies because of the lack of an expectation of a photo with the ad.
 DevilfromToronto
Joined: 9/23/2012
Msg: 91
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/5/2013 9:17:54 AM

Years ago, people ran 'lonely hearts' classified ads in newspapers and actually got replies because of the lack of an expectation of a photo with the ad.


people change with the changes of the world, people no longer like this ^^^ or pen-pal styles of decades ago !!
 TraveliciousGuy
Joined: 9/17/2011
Msg: 92
How important is a Good Photo..??
Posted: 2/5/2013 3:08:41 PM


Years ago, people ran 'lonely hearts' classified ads in newspapers and actually got replies because of the lack of an expectation of a photo with the ad.


people change with the changes of the world, people no longer like this ^^^ or pen-pal styles of decades ago !!


Changes are not always positive.
And another example of that is that now it appears that one needs to have a photo- good OR bad- onsite, just to view the "who viewed me" list.
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