The One Thing You Should Never Do On Your Dating App Profile

September 7, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Style

Dating apps are so easy and fun. Whether you’re single, curious or just bored, you can quickly download one, create a profile and start scoping out the options in your area. Even if you’re not seriously looking, within minutes you can be messaging with a couple people at a time. You gotta love that.

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Whether you’re serious about finding a match or not, there are some things you should *never* do on your dating app profile, though. Avoid them like the plague (or like the guy with a skydiving profile pic). One of them is to use a picture that has more than one person in it.

Why? Professional matchmaker Ashley Kaylor calls this the “The Where’s Waldo Pic,” and says that it’s just too confusing for prospective matches to figure out who you are in the pic. “Tinder moves fast, don’t make him work too hard,” she says.

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I know, you have some cute group photos and you think that maybe it even makes you look more social and fun–but the truth is that it does more harm than good. Why? Because it’s just *too hard** for guys to tell which one is you in the photo. This confusion causes guys to just swipe left or not connect with you. It’s just the nature of these apps, where flash judgements are made constantly.

Prospective matches might even think you are trying to use group photos because you *want* them to think you’re someone else. It’s a big red flag for suitors–so just don’t do it, K?

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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