How much of a difference does it make if a photo is a selfie or taken by another person?
Not many people can take a successful selfie that doesn't clearly say, hey here I am with my camera in my hand. You want that profile photo, unobstructed, just you. If you can get someone to take it, great. The fact [is] we have digital images, there is no reason why one out of 25 photos won't turn out right! Try different poses, backgrounds, lighting. Something will work. If not, hire a photographer. -Ann
If you’re choosing selfies for your online profile, there are some subtle messages you're sending that you might not have considered. A fun selfie where you’re laughing or having a great time tells a great story. However, a serious-faced selfie may make you appear to be self-absorbed by some viewers. I think that there are great examples of selfies used in online dating profiles out there, but some careful consideration is recommended before you add them to your profile. -Rob
How do you make someone look attractive, while ensuring they look like themselves?
The right photographer will look at the person they are photographing and take into consideration their skin color, hair color, body shape and age. What you choose for clothing options makes a very big difference... What your hair color and skin tones are, influence the colors you should be wearing. Finding out what colors work best for you is the key. Also, what type of necklines work best on woman -- scoop, v-neck, boat. Loose clothes versus tailored. Same for guys. You don't want to be swimming in a shirt that is too big if you have a slight body build... At Look Better Online, we encourage at least two or three different outfits. One way to do this is to think in terms of a casual date, activity date, and a nice-dinner date... -Ann