(No, they’re not paying me to say that.)Your first and last picture are the most important ones, and you should choose the two in which you’re generally considered most attractive.
It might be a sad fact, but attention spans on swipe-based dating apps are very low.
By the time people are looking at your last image, they have most likely forgotten that spectacular first picture that made them open your profile.
If you also manage to take/find one where you yourself look great, then that makes for a fantastic main photo. To give us an idea of the minimum required attractiveness to be in your company?
Or do you just innocently think it’s a great picture of you?
Also, when posing with others, make sure you’re the most attractive one in sight.
You really don’t want people to go “Aw, they’re cute, but I’d much rather talk to their friend.”Do you already have an Instagram account? If not, starting one just for Tinder or Ok Cupid and force-feeding it staged pictures is probably not the best idea.
The thought that this is what you normally look like and all the other pictures must have been taken from very flattering angles just sticks, even if only subconsciously.
If you’re not certain in which pictures you look most attractive to others, I can whole-heatedly recommend using photofeeler to find out.At the very least your main picture should offer a clear, unobstructed view of your face. Not all your photos have to follow this rule, and wearing sunglasses outdoors is perfectly fine, but most people want to see your eyes at least once and the chances of somebody opening your profile (or swiping right directly) are higher if they can see them right from the start.Heavy filter usage just makes it seem like you have something to hide.Just make sure we already know which one you are, meaning don’t make it your main picture and leave it at one or two group shots total.Nobody likes to play “Where’s Waldo” while looking at a dating profile.Is it at least somewhat filled with good and/or interesting pictures? An organically grown Instagram account, showcasing your favorite pictures of yourself, holidays, friends, landscapes, whatever you find interesting, will lend some additional insight into your personality and complement your bio.