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Is it at least somewhat filled with good and/or interesting pictures? An organically grown Instagram account, showcasing your favorite pictures of yourself, holidays, friends, landscapes, whatever you find interesting, will lend some additional insight into your personality and complement your bio.It also seems a lot more authentic than the portfolio of main pictures in your profile, handpicked (or even specifically taken) to be used for a dating profile.At the very least your main picture should offer a clear, unobstructed view of your face. Not all your photos have to follow this rule, and wearing sunglasses outdoors is perfectly fine, but most people want to see your eyes at least once and the chances of somebody opening your profile (or swiping right directly) are higher if they can see them right from the start.Heavy filter usage just makes it seem like you have something to hide.Also, when posing with others, make sure you’re the most attractive one in sight.You really don’t want people to go “Aw, they’re cute, but I’d much rather talk to their friend.” Do you already have an Instagram account? If not, starting one just for Tinder or Ok Cupid and force-feeding it staged pictures is probably not the best idea.Disclaimer: The following is aimed at women looking for men, and men looking for women, respectively.
If you have two great photos at your disposal, and lots of mediocre ones, you’ll most likely do better if you just leave it at two. One very unflattering photo is enough to make many people close your profile and continue looking elsewhere, no matter how good the others were.(No, they’re not paying me to say that.) Your first and last picture are the most important ones, and you should choose the two in which you’re generally considered most attractive.