How can I look good in my dating profile pictures?

How can I look good in my dating profile pictures?

It’s quite simple: in online dating, you want profile photos that win you matches on dating apps. And that means you’ve got to look your best. At Hey Saturday, the world’s leading dating photography agency, we know that looking great in your profile pictures is about much more than how you look or how attractive you are. It’s also about your attitude, your mindset and how much self love you’re rocking. Here are five winning ways to make sure you look good in your dating profile pictures.

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Photo of Hayley Quinn by Saskia

Rock your confidence

Confident people are often seen as the most attractive people, no matter what they actually look like. This is great news. It means you don’t need to be the hottest person online to attract great people. You just need to nurture some rock solid self-belief and develop the right mindset. To look good in your profile picture, use these three top tips for indestructible self belief:

  1. Care less about what others think
  2. Manage your inner critic
  3. Think back to a time when you were on fire and channel that

If you’re still struggling, we definitely recommend finding a dating coach. Our favourites are Rebecca Perkins and Hayley Quinn.

Rock your vibe

Your vibe is the emotional atmosphere you give off and it’s sensed intuitively by others. Dating photos are all about finding a strong emotional connection with someone, so your vibe is a crucial part of looking good in your dating profile photos – just as much as what you look like. You can let people know what kind of person you are by what you’re wearing, what you’re holding, what you’re doing and where you are. When people look at your photos they’re figuring out, often subconsciously, who you are as a person and what kind of life you lead.

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Photo of Hayley Quinn, UK’s top dating coach by Saskia

Rock your look

Prepare for your dating photo shoot as though you’re going to bump into your ex. If you look good, you’ll feel good and that will make you look great in your dating profile pictures. At Hey Saturday we recommend you wear at least one outfit you’d wear on a first date – it’s that outfit that’s always guaranteed to make you feel amazing whenever you wear it. When you’re heading out to get your dating profile pictures taken, make sure you feel totally drop dead gorgeous. This isn’t about being vain or superficial, this is about getting in the right mindset to feel amazing and therefore look amazing.

Rock your uniqueness

To look good in your dating profile pictures you need to show people that you’re confident, look good and have a great vibe, but also what makes you stand out from others. What are your passions and obsessions that make you uniquely you? Think about how you might incorporate clues about them into your photos in a clever way. It’s easier to feel good about the unique things about you when you’re rocking some self love. We all know the adage that if you don’t love yourself you’ll be unable to love others. So silence the inner critic and start telling yourself you’re amazing, start acting as if you’re amazing and pretty soon you’ll be…yeah…amazing.

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Photo of Hayley Quinn by Saskia

Rock your shoot

To look good in your dating profile pictures you need to create the right atmosphere. The best way to make your dating photo shoot go well is to relax and have fun with your photographer. So if all else fails just relax, go with the flow and try and get a good connection with your dating photographer. Be curious about them, find out whether you have any shared passions and interests. Just the act of talking about shared passions together will make the connection between you strong and the photographs will be much more powerful for it. If you can find a way to enjoy this shared experience and just have a laugh, you will get the mood just right for looking good in your dating photos.

We share loads more tips about how to create an epic set of dating profile pictures over on our blog. Go check it out here!

We can help you transform your dating profile and reclaim your dating life. Book a shoot with us right here.

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Great profile pics attract attention. Authentic ones keep it 🔥

The biggest reason people don’t get second dates, according to Match, is because they look nothing like their profile pics. And yeah, no you aren’t going to be able to win them over on the date with your sparkling personality sadly … because, before they’ve even sat down, they feel deceived by you. And that ain’t a good look on a date. People want relationships with trustworthy people. 

Don’t blow it. Keep it real. 

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There’s actual magic in relaxing and goofing off with your Hey Saturday photographer ✨ 

When people look at the photos captured by the photographer during these moments, they feel your joy, warmth and approachability. And they’ll more often than not want to connect. 

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AI generated dating photos? 
What do you think? 
I mean what the f-ck? 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m fascinated by what’s occurring in the AI creativity space at the moment. AI generated paintings, photographs, songwriting etc. I’m fascinated yeah and kind of a little horrified at the same time, I think. 

So yeah, for $19 you can head to Photo AI, upload some photos of yourself and they’ll generate a set of dating profile pics. Hurrah, sounds like a bargain. 

Buuuut … when it comes to dating, well that’s something else entirely. 

Dating is deeply rooted in the human experience, right. So, IMO, I believe you need that connection between photographer and dater, that beautifully unique human-to-human contact… if you want to create gorgeously authentic profile pics.

The word that comes to mind for me when looking at the profile pics in this article is creepy.  Creepy AF.  But that’s just me. I know I’m likely to biased but…it’ll always be a ‘hell no’ from me. 

What do you think? 

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Ooh yes, love it when our clients show up willing to share their personal brand magic in front of the lens. They understand what makes them unique, they feel good about themselves and they’re up for experimenting and giving things a go in front of the camera. What a combo ✨

Big kudos to Alison for creating this awesome set on the streets of Williamsburg, absolute genius.

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, New York City

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Wanna transform your dating life in 30 days? 

Um… yeah that reel went so much better in my head 😂 Can you tell I’ve had a month off from the ‘gram!? Jeez. 

Anyways ~ I’ve just shared a blogpost ‘30 Day Challenge Ideas that will Transform your Dating Life’. 

30 day challenges can be life-changing …. but really adopting a dating challenge is about allowing yourself to become more playful and experimental with your dating life. 

The goal here isn’t to find your soulmate. 

It’s about 
+ throwing yourself into the middle of life
+ chucking out your rule book
+ rewriting your dating story
+ discarding those awful checklists 
+ taking risks
+ getting ghosted 
+ challenging your expectations 
+ accepting the sting of rejection
+ showing up as your wonderfully weird self 
+ feeling cherished 
+ getting butterflies

Yeah there was no way my menopausal brain was going to remember all that for the reel, so no wonder I went off topic. But I digress…

So yes, basically they help you throw yourself into the glorious, messy joy that is life.

When it’s couched as a challenge though, you’ll find it’a much easier to accept whatever life throws at you, because it’s ‘just an experiment’. 

If you’re intrigued, there’s a link to the blog in our link-tree, go check it out and let us know how you get on 🔥🔥

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2022 - you’ve been a trip

I’ve said goodbye to both my beloved in-laws ❤️ 

And a different kind of goodbye to my therapist, after 5 years of working together…although the inner and outer transformation will go on, Richard, I promise. 

But, alongside the awesomeness of Hey Saturday, it’s also been a wild ride through lots of new and old favourite places from Paris to Los Angeles and it’s provided so many moments of mischievous joy with friends and family, but most of all with my favourite person on the planet who, as of a week ago, I’m lucky enough to call my hubby ❤️

2023? Heck yeah, I’ll dance to that. 

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✨We are all gorgeous all the time always✨

Dating photoshoot fear? You got this…

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You get a couple of seconds to make an impression, so make those seconds count. 

Our fave dating photos are ones that are compelling, colourful, creative, story-telling, authentic, vibrant and, of course, ones that make you smile. 

Great set from Alison in downtown Manhattan, NYC.

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, NYC

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What are you into? 

Have fun with your profile pics and use them to visually show people the stuff you love doing and the kind of places you love going. They’ll go down a treat on a dating app near you.

Creating your dating app pics could be a whole adventure not a chore…

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Whoop! Reliving happy moments from last month when I was visiting LA and was hanging out in Abbot Kinney, the Arts District Downtown and Silver Lake, all fab Hey Saturday locations. 

These gorgeous shots, captured by Vanessa, were taken in the Arts District and I’m loving the energy, colour and good vibes. 

Photo credit: Vanessa for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles.

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The Two Key Ingredients for a Great Dating Profile 📣 new blog post alert 📣

A new study has just dropped that encourages dating app users to embrace originality when creating their dating profile text. 

Just as I encourage our clients to visually show how they stand out from others in their profile pictures, this study has backed up what dating experts, like James Preece, have been saying all along too…

Lose the generic, cliché-ridden text and share something meaningful instead - like what makes you special/different from everyone else. 

The researchers attempted to understand what precisely makes for compelling profile text. They found that highly original text tended to contain one or more of the following 5 elements: 

• Metaphorical expressions (e.g. “I’m a rock-star at cooking curries” vs “I’m a good cook”) 
• Vivid descriptions & imagery …..

.. Head to the blog to read more - link in bio. 

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Love this tried and tested hack for our clients who aren’t feeling ‘enough’ the day of their dating photoshoot. The moment they take hold of something that brings them joy - their camera, their yoga mat, their boxing gloves, their paintbrush or whatever it may be - they immediately relax, smile and feel at ease with themselves. I love this moment so much and it creates such great profile pics ✨

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These dating photos are so my jam. I’m adoring the bold colour and variety of backgrounds. Shouts out to Suze, who shot these on the streets of Clifton Village in Bristol. 

Photo credit: Suze for Hey Saturday, Bristol

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If your dating app pics make people smile, they’re going to feel happy while looking at your profile. That means they are waaaaay more likely to want to reach out and connect with you. And that’s the kind of response we love ✨

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Our Magic 8 Ball says ‘Heck yes”.

Loving this playful set from Alison shot on location on the streets of NYC. Such a fun set. Can you tell, we are the happiest dating photoshoots on the planet :)

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, New York City

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How can I relax into my dating photoshoot? ✨ Do what you love ✨

When we are in flow, we don’t feel self-conscious. We feel free 🙌🏽

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Full disclosure! Our dating profile pics are a gateway to a fun dating life, good times and sometimes an epic love story so strong, it’ll make Oscar Issac and Jessica Chastain’s red carpet moment look a bit meh.

J’adoring this ace stand-out set from the talent that is Nicole, transforming the streets of Shoredtich into a gorgeous backdrop for a dating photoshoot.

Photo credit: Nicole for Hey Saturday, London

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Let your dating profile pics show people how you move through the world ✨✨

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Heck yes, this is why we call our photoshoots the happiest dating photoshoots. J’adoring these gorgeous shots created by Livia in the colourful Northern Quarter.

Photo credit: Livia for Hey Saturday, Manchester

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The world is so ready for you to show up in a meaningful way on your dating profile 👏🏽👏🏽 

All photos taken by US & UK Hey Saturday photographers ✨✨ 

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