I’ve done it. I’ve published my profile.
I’ve had a ton of emails on my profile! Ok, maybe not a ton. 2. I’ve had 2 emails.
They both asked for a photo.
I don’t consider myself a photogenic person. I do not frequently, if ever, post selfies online. I decided to do research on the most effective profile photos for online dating, and among the directions were:
1) Solo photos. No photos including friends, children or pets. Well, all my photos include those.
2) Wear red, and if possible, red lipstick. I don’t wear red much. I have one red sweater and one red scarf. Does a Gryffindor scarf count as red?
3) Show teeth.
4) Be outside, and if possible, reflect activity.
After all this, and after many selfies, I decided on this:
In all seriousness, I really want this to be a successful endeavor. I did try to take some selfies. I wasn’t happy with any of them. That lead to some self-reflection that perhaps confidence is a big issue for me with dating. Especially when I’m looking at some of the photos the gentlemen have chosen to post. Am I being too picky with my photo, or are they not being picky enough?
After taking some time to meditate on this, I fear that in my seriousness, I have made a mistake by not starting my profile with pictures. I have missed my first chance with many men. I want to remedy this by taking photos tomorrow, New Year’s Eve, but I am not going to post them until New Year’s Day.
I also hereby resolve to not be so serious. I have found the perfect profile photo.