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So on Monday I told you how to look better in photos, especially for use in your online dating profiles. sometimes it’s good to test my advice against the real world.

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I might respond to a message he sent, but I probably wouldn’t message him.

Kelly: To be fair, there’s nothing inherently wrong with this photo, but the first thing that came to mind the second I saw it was “pretentious high school senior photography” I can hear someone behind the camera saying “ok now look longingly off into the distance, as if you’re gazing into your future…or waiting for a cab”.

Having come from a long dating history of artsy, angsty nerds this photo sets off a few red flags for me.

A shot that is probably supposed to come off as soulful and deep to me reads “brooding and bitter.” When I was 18 I thought “brooding” meant “mysterious, deep, and misunderstood”.

If he’s not a type A personality, the pic could be improved with a smile and a glass of wine in his hand or something that makes him look just a tad mussed up. It makes him look a little bit short, and the lighting on his face isn’t that great.

If he is a type A then this picture is perfect for the type of girls he wants to attract. It does show, however, that he’s comfortable in social situations, though the lady standing next to him seems as though she might think she has “dibs.” Jennifer: She reads as someone who might not be as friendly to a new lady friend as he would like to imply. He looks clean cut and pulled together, but this picture does not show off his body so much, and he looks short next to the girl.

Jennifer: I can not stand bathroom mirror pictures for dating profiles.

Bathroom lights are not designed to make you look good.

Amanda: This picture shows what an attractive guy he is, but nothing else. Kelly: I’ve been on OKCupid for probably 8 years now, and there seems to be this unspoken contest between all the men on who has the manliest outdoorsy photo.

There are so many of them that eventually I feel like I’m being yelled at.

After I put out the call on Twitter and and the Dr.

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