Examples of the Most Overly Used Photos Used On Dating Profiles

If you have spent any time on any major dating site or app whether it’s Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel, Bumble, Tinder or OkCupid, you will notice a certain trend in photos across user profiles. I highlighted the do’s and don’ts in a previous post here. In case you are wondering how original your photos are, the bingo card below should provide some relief or cause some cringing. Dating photos should be original and creative to show some thought and effort was put into your profile rather than playing it safe.

Be sure to check out my dating profile bingo card to see how original your bio and profile are compared to others. 

MEN: For tips on getting better photos for your dating profile, scroll to the bottom of the page.

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As you can see, there are a number of ways you can hurt your chances through your photos. Not every type of photo here is a deal-breaker for most people but the more often you use these types of photos (especially in your main profile photo) the more likely you are to scarf off others who are looking for something serious or at least LTR potential.

ADDITIONAL READING FOR MEN: How to take better photos for your dating profile.