The Superficial Truth about Profile Pictures

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Nobody wants to admit to having a superficial side, but the honest truth is that when it comes to online dating, a profile picture truly does speak a thousand words. We’re all judging books by their covers here because, honestly, how else do we know which book to read further?

Now I know I have read studies proving that members with any profile picture get a higher rate of response than those without, but I’m sure you’re not looking for ...

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Spotting Fake Profiles with Google Images

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In my free online dating guide, I talk about using a service called tineye to identify fake dating profiles. In this article, I want to talk about using Google Images to do the same thing.

In many ways I’m writing this for men as I believe scams with beautiful women are aimed more at them (for obvious reasons). That said, this should be helpful to anyone as there are multiple reasons people put up fake photos, not just ...

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When Your First Dates Consistently Fail for One Reason

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A reader recently wrote me with a very unique situation that was leading to multiple unsuccessful first dates.

In many cases, failed first dates can be a mystery: did she not like my personality? Was he not attracted to me? On the other hand, sometimes we know exactly why we are seeing failed dates…we just don’t know how to respond to them.

In this case, my reader knew exactly why he was struggling on the first dates but wasn’t sure how ...

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Spotting Fake Online Dating Profiles

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One problem that most of us who have used online dating have run into is the fake profile. Currently, online dating services don’t make it very easy to spot these fake profiles (although some discourage it better than others).

In this article I want to talk in-depth about my experience with “fakes” as well as offering you some thoughts on avoiding these profiles.

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Tips on Refreshing Your Dating Profile

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As you date online, refreshing your dating profile from time to time is often a very good idea. This can be a good rule in general but there are some cases where doing so can be very helpful.

Benefits of Updating Your Dating Profile

There are several benefits to refreshing your dating profile. The first reason, which is often over-looked, is that as you date online you should begin to better recognize exactly what you’re looking for in a partner. For ...

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Ladies: Increase Dating Contacts with Painful Honesty

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There’s a really interesting article over at Gizmodo that analyzes some OKCupid data to reveal the mathematics of beauty. This is another great article and another example of why I’m such a fan of OKCupid (both as an online dating service and perhaps the best resource for online dating statistics).

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The article is interesting and ...

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Gaffs Guys Make on Dating Profiles

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This is a guest post by Kate Houston of trysweettalk.com

10. Bald spot camouflage.
If you’re going bald don’t hide the fact under a cap. It’s not a character flaw and there’s no reason to be embarrassed by it. Besides, bald is the new sexy. So show skin with pride.

9. Saying you’re young at heart.
Generally only people over 40 years old say this and often it’s to compensate for being older. Age is not a defect. Just pick ...

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Selecting Your Main Photo for Your Dating Profile

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Picking the right main profile photo is pretty important. Just about every dating site out there has statistics that show that having a photo at all improves you online dating success quite dramatically. This can even be seen without statistics just based on how aggressive dating sites when it comes to getting you to add your photos. They want you to be successful (so that they in turn are successful) and they know that photos are a huge part of ...

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Should Dating Sites Offer More Options for Hiding Your Photo?

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Recently I was talking with a woman who was looking for an online dating service but she had a strange requirement: she wanted a service where non-paying members would not be able to see her photo. As I told her, the only site I am aware of that hides photos from non-paying members is eHarmony.

Most Services Do Not Like Hiding Photos

Many dating services do not want to have photos hidden because these photos can convince other singles to ...

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25 of the Worst Dating Profile Photos

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Have I mentioned that your dating profile photo is pretty important? Yeah…apparently these folks didn’t get the memo: 25 Weird Dating Site Pictures

Referring to these photos as “weird” is being nice in my opinion. I’m not actually convinced that all of these photos are real. Even if only a few of them are legit that still means there are people out there who think these kinds of photos will work (or there are people creating profiles as a joke). ...

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