I know I have discussed this topic before briefly, but after reading another online dating blog (ItsNotAMatch.com, written by a guy).. I felt the need to address it again. According to my fellow blogger (blog entry here) there are several females out there posting photos of themselves with a fake mustache.
As a single straight female, I don’t often look at profiles of girls. Why would I? But – really? A mustache? (The blogger posted photo examples..)
ItsNotAMatch.com argues, and rightfully so, that this picture is much like the shirtless man photo that we all love to hate so much. Again – as not seeing many girl profiles, I don’t know how big of a thing this mustache thing really is.. but, if it’s anything close to shirtless man photos.. It has to stop!!
What are we trying to say when we post a photo of ourselves with a mustache? Like “B” from the other blog, I could see it maybe being funny the first time or two you see it.. but, obviously it would get old fast. Girls, if you need further encouragement to ditch that photo – what do you think when you see a guys photo with him in a blond wig and a dress? Even if it’s on Halloween, guys that dress like that make me think they may be hiding in the closet. (I hope I don’t get in too much trouble for that one..)
I would argue the same point for planking photos, or owl-ing photos.. but I never understood those anyway.
The following photos (in my opinion) are not worthy of your online dating profile:
Females with Mustache photos
Underwear photos (yes, even the girls.. as much as the guys will protest)
And.. I am personally not a fan of photos with the ex or a member of the opposite gender, unless that person is quite obviously related. And, if that is a must, cropping them out worse.