Dating blunders

And if you need help with that Linked In pic, here’s our guide to the art of choosing the perfect Linked In profile picture.

You’d think that this one goes without being said, but a significant percentage of dating-app users lead with a picture of someone or something other than themselves.

We’re not saying you have to use your Linked In picture, but something that gives the right impression.

Most dating apps know this, and allow users to set height parameters to hone in on potential dates of a certain height—meaning that if you don’t measure up, you get filtered out.

You may find it tempting to add an inch (or two, or three…) to increase your visibility, but this misrepresentation will be a disappointment when you meet each other—and it won’t take many such disappointments to destroy your self esteem, according to dating coach Donna Barnes.

When a guy’s profile pictures are all selfies, women assume he’s a massive narcissist—or worse, that he doesn’t have any friends.

“One or two photos of you with friends, looking happy and natural, are way better than a profile full of boring, posed selfies, with no friends or interests,” online dating wingwoman Em Hammel of

Leave a Reply