The Indoor Close-Up
This is a popular type of profile picture for a number of reasons. It’s easy to do. It’s a close up of your face, which is what you’re trying to sell. And it’s easy to manipulate in order to put you in (literally) the best light.
There are a couple of things you’re going to have to do in order to ensure this picture turns out the best possible way. First of all, you need to be clean. It’s also a good idea to wear clothes that are clean. Being clean also means addressing any wayward facial hair. If you haven’t shaved in the last four weeks and you’re sporting an impressive neckbeard, it might be time to do some trimming.
The indoor close-up picture is easy to take. Line up your Smartphone, tablet, camera, or webcam and start snapping away. Once you’ve take a few, look at them and deliberate. If you don’t like the angle, try a new one. If you don’t like the lighting, adjust it until it’s more flattering. Keep taking pictures until you find the perfect mix of angle, lighting, and facial expression.
The Outdoor Action Shot
This type of profile picture is also popular because it’s a good way to showcase some type of activity you’re good at. This type of picture is harder to take because you need to find someone to take it for you and it’s going to be taken outside of your house. Most women like guys that are athletic so if you play any kind of sports, this type of profile shot will likely be to your advantage. Line up a friend or family member to snap some pictures of you during a game or practice. Later you can pick and choose the ones that best capture you in the heat of the moment.
The Partially Naked Shot
Hey, there’s no shame in showing off what you’ve got, but only if you’ve got it. So if you’re rocking a 6-pack, by all means take a picture to share with the ladies. You’re still going to want to be clean and make sure the lighting works for you. Chances are she won’t be staring at your face though so don’t sweat that aspect too much. To make an even better impression, compliment the picture of your body with a flattering picture of your face. That way the ladies can see more of what you’re offering.