I like to tell people who are new to online dating that it’s a lot like meeting someone at a bar: You see the perfected image they want you to see, but it’s superficial, and you can’t judge the merits and compatibility of another person in either environment.So no one trusts one another, and it’s easy to be fooled by the right camera angle and filter.Schedule a fun evening of snapping photos and sipping cocktails to get in the mood to attract your new potential boyfriend. If you want to stand out in the crowded digital playing field, toss the LBD aside and wear a bright colored top or dress to catch his eye.Julie suggests taking at least 100 photos and letting your girlfriends help you decide which to use. Natural light and more specifically afternoon light makes for better pictures. Some favorite colors are red or hot pink, both colors associated with love and passion, Julie says.
From Bad Glamor shots to not hot Facebook and Internet Dating Site profiles, these un-seductive beauties clearly demonstrate what not to do if in you are in search of bagging a mate. If you have a relationship/dating question I can help answer, you can send me your letters at New readers, welcome to Dear Wendy, a relationship advice blog. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram. You can read about me here, peruse the archives here and read popular posts here.If you don’t find the info you need in this column, please visit the Dear Wendy archives or the forums (you can even start your own thread), or submit a question for advice.