If this is the approach you plan to take, good luck to you. Follow these three golden rules and I promise your photos won’t suck: 1) At least one recent, flattering close-up, 2) At least one recent, flattering full-length, and 3) At least one recent, flattering pic that shows off your personality or interests. Okay, here are a few more tips: Smile – it’s important to show you’re a) warm, and b) have teeth. And always leave other people (family, friends, kids, exes – especially exes! Online dating is your business – not theirs, so respect their privacy. Think of incorrect spelling, poor grammar and silly typos as the online dating profile equivalent of having a stain on your shirt – it’s just not a good look.
But if you want half a chance of attracting someone special, start by completing your profile. If you don’t have time to fill out your profile, you don’t have time for online dating. Don’t be a literary slob with no respect for the English language. Good online dating profiles are original, charming and attract the kind of people and relationships the person is looking for. (This makes up the majority of profiles.) And bad online dating profiles are negative, unrealistic, horribly written or incomplete (and deserve to be ignored by everyone on the site).
Smell Dating is the first mail-order smell dating service, but its creators aren’t the only ones wagering that we’re better at choosing partners through our noses than our eyes.
By sniffing other people’s body odor instead of swiping right on their photos, the thinking goes, we rely on primal bodily intuition.
Researchers believe that our unique bodily scent plays a larger role in our social lives than we know.