Examples of the Most Overused Online Dating Photos On Dating App Profiles on Bumble, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel, Tinder, OkCupid, CMB. Dating App Bingo.
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 – the same types of photos used on what seems to be every profile. I highlighted the dos and don’ts in a previous post here.
Online Dating Photo Faux Pas: Worst Dating App Profile Photos
Using cliche or boring photos makes it really tough to stand out from the competition on dating apps. We’ve all seen gym selfies, fish photos, angel wing street art photos and travel photos from Iceland and Machu Picchu but there are a number of other photos making their rounds on dating apps.
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. Using generic, cliche photos suggest a lack of creativity as well as an inability to be vulnerable, put yourself out there and be confident in your own skin.
Stereotypical Dating Profile Photos, Cliche Dating Pictures
Photos that are generic or too common make it harder to stand out from the competition. Selfies, sunset photos, inspiration quotes, angel wing photos, Snapchat filters, group photos etc. are all too boring and unoriginal.
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.
For additional tips on all things dating photo related including poses, outfits, dimensions and more, read my other blog posts here: https://eddie-hernandez.com/category/dating-photos/
Be sure to check out my dating profile bingo card below to see how original your bio and profile are compared to others. Are you using generic phrases and bio details?
Online Dating Critique, Makeover For Men & Women
Strategy (App Choice + Timing + First Messages), Photo Critique, Photo Order, Bios + Prompts + Photo Captions, Wardrobe Feedback, Grooming Suggestions, Clothing Recommendations, Hairstyle Recommendations, Body Language, Smiles & More
-As seen in the NYTimes, Wall Street Journal & More
Additional Reading: Boring, Cliche Dating Profiles, Photos
About Eddie Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez is a dating consultant & professional photographer based in San Francisco, servicing clients in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and beyond as featured in the NYTimes, SFGate, ABC7News, East Bay Express, Salon; contributor to Good Men Project, Plenty Of Fish and Meddle.
In addition to photos, he provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice, date planning, screening profiles, ID'ing red flags, offline techniques for meeting people organically, naturally.
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