You’re walking around the house and you’ve caught your reflection the fridge door – you’re looking like more of a snack that whatever’s in there. In fact, you’re looking so damn good that you want everyone else to get today’s look as their first impression of you when they come across you on Tinder, or Bumble, or whatever you’re using.
But then you take that photo – and it doesn’t look like the chiselled-macho-man/ high-cheek-boned-popstar/ streetwear-influencer that you’ve seen in every mirror throughout the day.
In real life, you’re looking like 1995 Leo DiCaprio. On your phone screen, you’re looking like 1595 Leo da Vinci. (Let’s hope da Vinci isn’t reading this right now or we’re in trouble (you never know, he could have invented a time machine)).
So, here are some profile picture ideas for guys who need some inspiration and some Tinder pic ideas for guys who have tried everything. And if you run into da Vinci, apologise on our behalf and maybe ask him to paint you a profile pic?
Profile picture ideas for guys: What to avoid
If you want to know how to take a good profile picture – guys, here’s what you should stay away from. It doesn’t matter if any of your current pictures break these rules – this is a place for love and acceptance. And Tinder picture tips.
- Group photos. Dating is tough enough as it is, and your potential match might struggle to pick out which three pixels you are in a big group picture. Stick a group photo somewhere in the mix – it’s good to show that you leave your bedroom.
- Over-cropping. Don’t think the best Tinder pictures for guys need to go the other way and only show your face. If you crop too closely around your face, then your picture might look like potato-esque. People like French fries though, so that could work…
- Covering your face. Maybe you’re going for mysterious. Or intimidating. Or playful. Or maybe you’re covering that spot that just won’t go away. Whatever it is – try taking the same photo with your face showing. You’ll feel more confident for it!