Photo Advice

Sunday, July 05th, 2015

pink wellington bootsWe get a lot of questions about how to choose the right photos for an online dating profile, so we’ve put together some of the most common questions to help you out. You can also consult out FAQs to find out more answers to commonly asked questions.

How many photos should I use?

We would advice you to have at least one photo – your Main Photo. Your Main Photo should be a good clear photo of your head and shoulders – think passport photo, but with a smile and a more natural background.

It’s also a good idea to add a selection of photos of yourself, including one that shows off your figure. We allow one Main Photo and eight additional photos on Muddy Matches, but on average people tend to add 3-6 additional photos.

Which photo should I pick for my Main Photo?

Choose a photo which clearly shows your face (no sunglasses or goggles) and that is fairly recent. If you can’t decide between two photos, you can get in touch with us and we will let you know which one is the most suitable. Alternatively, you could try one photo for two weeks and then swap over so that you can see which one is the most popular.

Which photos should I avoid?

Avoid photos with young children in them – it’s wonderful that you are close to your children, nieces, nephews and friends’ children, but it’s not a good idea to share their photo for all to see.

It should go without saying, but don’t add photos from your own wedding if you are looking for love. Being divorced or separated won’t put most people off, but photos in your wedding dress or mourning suit might.

I don’t have any nice photos of myself

If you don’t have any photos of yourself that you are keen to share with other people, ask a friend to take some photos of you.

Should I use a professional photographer?

It’s completely up to you! If you feel more confident knowing that you’ve got high quality photographs and can afford a photoshoot, then go for it. However, you don’t need to use photos from professional photo shoot on your dating profile.