Have you had bad luck while dating online?Well, do you know the ins and outs of the online dating and texting game?

The number one factor when it comes to online dating is to have really good pictures.This is the best way to optimize your online dating profile and compete with a large pool of men.  Remember, when dating online, the only metric a woman has to judge you by within a few seconds is your looks and you convey these looks through pictures. Beautiful women won’t have the time or patience to read a profile and fall madly in love with you because of what you wrote. They look at your physical looks as well as your lifestyle. yes, your lifestyle, the pics of you and how you portray yourself, as in pictures on boats, yachts, vacations, climbing Machu Picchu and your wardrobe. These are all signs of  physical beauty and success and you can display them through your PICTURES. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to be rich, but it means you have to bring something to the table.

So why not compete effectively and at least getting some semi professional pictures will place you notches higher than you would of if you had just regular pictures up.

Maximize your online SMV through self care, pro photos, and a good wardrobe.

Self care should include grooming, the gym, and eating healthy. This means being clean, cleanly dressed, well groomed and at the very least in shape or being fit and muscular.

You need pictures that show that you are “a catch.” You need to show that you are fit and healthy and know how to take care of yourself. Your wardrobe needs to show that your finances are in order.

Look on the flip-side, the females that you are attracted to and want to match with, their pics are typically either professional or semi-professional pics. They use their best pictures right? The ones from a modeling shoot, or the best of the litter from hundreds or thousands of pics taken through-out a certain time frame. So why not do the same? YOU OWE YOURSELF A DUTY to find your best match and you can achieve this by showing off your best qualities and having amazing pictures up.

Furthermore, fashion is critical and can honestly bump you up in the looks department if you know what you are doing. Any guy can look good, but that guy can look better in a well made bespoke suit.

Okay, I understand that some guys don’t have $100, $200 or even $300 to take professional or semi-professional photos. So, you can do either of two things. You can take the photos yourself or have a buddy of yours take them for you. If you or your friend is taking your photos then there are a few key things you need to realize and take heed to so that your photos comes out the best. So, follow the tips below…

This is why pictures are extremely important for online dating; because having great photos means you care a lot about finding a partner. In other words, it suggests that you made an effort to present yourself. This is exactly how you maximize your SMV, through self care, good photos, and a great wardrobe. If you are going to invest time and effort in dating then the least you can do is try your best looking good, having pro photos and having a good set of clothing.

Have you wondered why does it happen that while your mirror seems to say, “hey sexy, looking good today” while your camera takes a picture and says “baby, bye bye bye” like an N’Sync song.

Well for one, your brain makes yourself look more flattering (You Are Less Beautiful Than You Think). Next, both your eyes see the world in a three dimensional aspect, while a photo is two dimensional. Your brain will combine both images your brain sees from the mirror into a single image. Also, you are so used to seeing yourself in the mirror in a reversed manner that when you see yourself in the captured images, we sometimes may not even recognize ourselves in photos that do not capture a reversed image. Thus, what your brain sees and what the camera takes can be distinctly different.

Furthermore, there is the case of symmetry. Once again, your face and body in the mirror will be different from what the photo takes. You are more used to looking at yourself in the mirror and your brain once again makes up for that. Thus, seeing yourself in a photo can be surprising.

There are ways to reconcile the differences between the mirror and the photo and I have listed them below for your convenience.

Lighting is a key factor in creating a successful image because to get high-quality pictures, you need the right lighting and a good amount of it – you don’t just need sufficient lighting. The right and sufficient lighting helps you capture the narrative of your image because lighting determines not only brightness and darkness, but also tone, mood and the atmosphere. Thus, the temperature, the intensity, and whether it’s soft or hard light play a crucial role in your photography. Therefore it is necessary to control and manipulate light correctly in order to get the best texture, vibrancy of colour and luminosity on your subjects.

If you take anything away from this then make sure you have enough light in a photo. This is the biggest under-estimation that most novice or consumer photographers take for granted. In other words, get enough light and the right type of light for your selfies or portraits to be flattering.

If your photos don’t look right then check if your shooting angle is too low. Generally, the lens should be above your eye level for a more flattering photo. Either hold the camera a little higher if you are taking a selfie. Or if someone is taking a photo of you, ask the photographer to hold the camera a bit higher. You can even bend your knees to be lower if there are issues getting the camera a bit higher. Also, try and tilt your chin down a little bit as to not get those “up your nose shots”.

More often than not, it is the fake smile that looks almost too forced that ruins the photograph. Th fake smile makes your face muscles grind into an unnatural and unflattering pose. When you start to ‘pose’ for a photo, you are already conscious and your facial muscles tense giving you an awkward or weird look.

Furthermore, if you smile for too long, it might be genuine at first but the extended period of time holding that smiling look will make your face seem awkward and disingenuous. Try and relax rather than forcing yourself to smile. And remember, it is just a photograph, no need to fret over it so much. Smiling for extended periods on command is hard, as I’m sure you know. The longer you smile the more fake it will generally look.

You should smile with your teeth and lips in photos but try smiling with your eyes as well. The eyes are just as important as the mouth. A technique called “squinching” will be able to give you the look you are wanting in a photo by having you squinting the lower eyelid while only allowing the top lid to come down slightly.

Having a photo taken of your head and shoulders at a 90-degree position to the camera makes the photo look a bit like a prison mugshot. Try turning one of your shoulders slightly towards the lens to have a better photo composition. Your shoulders should be at about a 30-degree angle to the lens as this will also slim you if you are a wider build. Also improve the look of your upper torso by pushing your shoulders back and down a bit.


Your wardrobe can and will increase your attractiveness. Don’t believe me?

Then check this out. How would you rather dress? A or B




It’s the same guy but in B he looks a lot better and thus more attractive! This is how effective having a good wardrobe can be on your appearance and attract the type(s) of women you want to try a relationship with.

Now, putting great pictures plus a good wardrobe together is quintessential in the online dating realm. Because not only do you need good wardrobe but you also need great pictures to bring out the best version of you online. Great pictures and a good wardrobe are a game-changer in my opinion and is a huge boost if you are competing with a large pool of guys. Plus, it is always good to refresh your photos on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tinder to stay ahead of the rest of the guys. Remember, when dating online, the only metric a woman has to judge you by within a few seconds is your looks and you convey these looks through pictures. So why not compete effectively and at least getting some semi professional pictures that will place you notches higher than you would of if you had just regular selfies up.

Over-all, if you feel good, look good, have an excellent mental state and spiritual outlook plus have a superb wardrobe and amazing pictures then you can notch up on the ladder of attractiveness and really stand apart from the rest of the men you are competing against online.