The answer is yes. You will get more profile views and invitations to begin a relationship on a senior dating website if you have a photo uploaded. The answer is also, No. If you have inappropriate photos uploaded that people can see, you will not get lots of invitations to start relationships.
Now, truthfully, it is inappropriate to upload overtly sexual photos to senior dating sites, but there are also other kinds of photos that are just as inappropriate, if not more, than putting up a sexual photo.
Here are a couple of guidelines to follow when it is time post a picture to your profile online. And you are definitely going to need at least one photo if you want someone to reply to you. For sure, everybody else is going to be posting photos and your words that you are using in your profile only go so far.
For starters, use a decent photo. Really, you want to show yourself to your best advantage. Not when you are all tired from spending the night out drinking yourself into a stupor. Nothing says “Run away and hide” quicker than that shot of you hung-over with a caption on it that says, “I am so hung-over” And yes, people actually do stuff like that.
You also want a picture that somebody else took of you. Come on, you have to know somebody that can take your picture. Those photos you take of yourself in the mirror in the bathroom are pretty creepy. And the ones where you are holding your camera out in front of you so you look like you are way far away are strictly for teenagers on MySpace. Nothing says, “People don’t really like me, that’s why I have to take my own picture” quicker than one of those typical self-shot photos.
And one more guideline that you would think everybody understands, but they really don’t. Wear clean clothes that are not T-shirts. Really, how many people do you think are going to be favorably impressed by that shot of you in the greasy, wrinkly “I’m with Stupid” shirt you threw on today because you knew no one was coming over.
Yes, it is the internet. And, no they can’t do anything to you if you don’t follow these guidelines, but you really want to show yourself at your best when you are trying to start a relationship. So follow these simple steps to help make your profile photo as attractive to as many people as you can.