Tuesday, September 16, 2008

picture perfect

a few words about posting pictures on eharmony.

first off, you probably don't want to post a picture of you hanging all over a girl (if you're a guy)... and you certainly shouldn't post a series of pictures of you with the same girl over and over. no one wants to see how hot (or not) your ex was.

if you do post a picture of you with a girl, there's no need to add the caption "i'm on the left" if you're standing on the left. chances are, we can figure that out... one would hope.

shirtless pics (for guys) are a little risky. they appear especially stupid if it's clear that you're taking a picture of yourself... shirtless. really?

beware of cheesy captions. "it's 5 o'clock somewhere," "i'm too sexy for my shirt," or "i love kids!" to name a few.

if that really is who you are, then keep it up. i'm all for authenticity. some girl (not me) will totally dig it.

that said, i probably ought to post the lone picture posted on my profile. i'm sure it's worthy of critique as well. it's not on this computer though. i'll just tell you, it's a semi-profile pic, my hair thrown up in a mess, no make-up, and a couple of discreet elephants in the background. it's how i normally look, minus the elephants... which i really posted to see if anyone would notice the context of the picture in the first place.

here is said picture...


john said...

haha, thanks for blogging about this! and that pic is awesome -- it looks like you were saying, "nono, wait -- take one of my good side..." right before it was snapped.

got a question: what happens when you're matched with someone you know? and that person knows it too? isn't that crazy awk? (as you can see i am way too immature for eharmony. i'm also convinced e-harmony would reject me and i'm too afraid of rejection to try).

lauren said...

yeah, my good side with zits. right.

never been matched with a friend, or heard of it happening... but you can bet that i'll write about it if it does indeed occur!

and eharmony could not contain you, j. "how do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?"


E1st said...

I was matched with a girl who was dating a friend of mine. Fun stuff.

So it sounds like you got tired of the uber-Christian guys and added "douchebag" to your list of key attributes?

lauren said...

i'm beginning to wonder if that's a pre-requisite to be on eharmony. maybe that's why they turned you away the second time?

Michael Young said...

I think the pic is just fine. It looks real, and that ultimately is a most desirable trait.

As for being matched with a friend, I've had it happen. We just played it out for fun (and it was).