thirty-somethings

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Pictures, pictures, pictures!

on December 25, 2012

So WordPress gave us bloggers a challenge. DPchallenge When the year is coming to an end, you usually come across some sort of top 10/20/100 (whatever the number is).

I’m taking WordPress up on this challenge! Here are the top 10 picture no-no’s, for online dating profiles:
1. Is it really that bright? There is no need to post multiple pictures of you with sunglasses on. Are you the type of person to wear glasses inside? If so, you’re a douche. It is never THAT bright inside. Take them off. What the hell are you hiding?
2. How do you not have multiple pictures? You know the guy/girl that took multiple mirror shots but are slightly different. I mean, really? Do you not have any friends that’ll take pictures if you? Ridiculous. Or how do you have ONE picture? What are you hiding?
3. Clean your bathroom! I hate bathroom pictures. I don’t want to see your dirty ass mirror or sink. If you’re gonna do it, at least make sure it’s clean.
4. Is that your girlfriend? I don’t want to see pictures of you and some other broad. If its your sister….caption it!
5. Shirtless pictures are so two years ago. Okay, really though…not even two years ago. They were never “in.” I don’t want to see you half naked. That should be left to the imagination. You don’t see me flashing my titties.
6. Where the hell are your pictures?!? Why would you have a dating profile and not post pictures. What are you hiding? Are you married? In jail?
7. Why are you so far away??? Posting a bunch of pictures of you that are at least 50 feet away does NOT give me an idea as to what you look like
8. I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite. I love to smile…I love taking pictures. I get it, I know not everybody is like that. But shit! Do you not smile AT ALL?!?! I don’t want to see a line up of mug shots. Liven up your pictures. I’d love to see your personality through your pictures.
9. I get it, you love your pet. I love my dog…I take a bunch of pictures of him, but I keep them on my phone! Occasionally changing my background images to my lil pup. With that beig said…is it REALLY that necessary to post so many pictures of your pet? I don’t even think one is necessary, but if you’re going to do it. Let it be ONE. It’s creepy when you have so many pictures of your pet. It’s not cute…just stop.
10. Alcoholic much? If you have an alcoholic beverage in EVERY single one of your pictures…it kinda looks like you may or may not be an alcoholic.

Thanks for the challenge, Daily Post.

Have any other no-no’s that I missed?!? I’d love to hear them!!

Also, Merry Christmas! Big thanks to everyone who follows my blog. It’s much appreciated.

Much love ❤

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26 responses to “Pictures, pictures, pictures!

  1. Lee Geary says:

    Only showing headshots? More specifically multiple selfie headshots with slightly different expressions.

    Only having really old photos. Like 1-2 years+

    On number 8, if people don’t smile or at least have some sort of facial expression I feel they’re highly unstable, as in crazy.

  2. ptown85 says:

    What would you say is a good number of pictures for a guy to display on his profile?

    • dsantos85 says:

      That’s a great question! It’s a bit hard to answer only because I think it matters as to the variety of pictures you have. I think you can have a solid 5 pictures just as long as they’re good pictures. But my rule of thumb is: the more the better! Haha.

  3. Dating Fresh says:

    This is a GREAT list. I would like to add:
    1. Pictures with a child or baby. Who is that child? Why are you with that child? Is it yours? Did you kidnap it? Are you some sort of pedophile? Don’t leave us guessing here, people. Unless it IS your child and is captioned accordingly, children do not belong in your online dating profile.
    2. Pictures with a fish you caught. Really, we’re not impressed. And, every fifth guy has the same picture, I promise.

  4. The half naked gym pictures are the worst!!

  5. “Are you the type of person to wear glasses inside? If so, you’re a douche.”

    – never a truer word was spoken.

  6. impossibletodate says:

    I think I am in love with your Blog. Amen to you sister!
    I think it’s time we start a business where by we help clueless men set up their profiles.
    I’m over the ones where there is a chick practically making out with them. Not interested buddy!

    • dsantos85 says:

      thank you!! you just made my day with that!

      that is an INCREDIBLE business idea!!!

      • impossibletodate says:

        Yeah I looked into it but realised men are too tight to pay for a service like that. Trying to get them to buy a stamp for RSVP is hard enough work.

      • dsantos85 says:

        i’m not too familiar with RSVP, but i’m on match and it’s so hard to find a guy that’ll pay for their subscription on there. so frustrating!

      • impossibletodate says:

        I think they are all the same. Although I have friend on Oasis Active and I swear it’s like Grinder. You find people within your location and then just have sex. Sounds appealing, not!
        I have an RSVP date on Saturday and then I am giving up hope…..I say that now but it’s a total lie.

      • dsantos85 says:

        I have a love/hate relationship with online dating. I say I’m going to give up on it….but I always end up going back :/

  7. impossibletodate says:

    Oh and one last point…
    1. Where are there 3 pictures of your tattoos. That hideous fish and tribal thing on your arm are so not hot and might I add, there is nothing more bogan than a southern cross star tattoo…it makes me feel uneasy.

  8. If a guy messages me and has a pic of himself with his shirt off on the profile, I automatically ignore..ick…

  9. mugs11 says:

    impossibletodate beat me to talking about tats-my personal fave is a big bald guy with some kind of wolf tattooed on the back of his head. I also want to scream every time I see multiple pictures of vehicles, and they’re usually old and rusted out and the guy is never in the picture with the vehicle!

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