It’s a little lazy and so over done that it’s a joke on the internet.
If this were the first photo or the only photo I saw on a dating profile I don’t think I would stay on that page for long.
After all, it’s all well and good for me to sit here and make proclamations from on high, but hey!
I could just be some keyboard jockey pulling ideas out of thin air.
So what better way to test things than with the help of some of my obliging readers?
Occasionally a reader submitted more than one photo; in those cases, I picked two or three in order to showcase the different opinions between poses.
I zipped ’em up and sent them along to the judges without commentary.
I reached out to several women of my acquaintance in order to gain a spectrum of ages and occupations; after all, if you want to meet women in their late 20s to early 30s, it hardly helps to get the opinion of an 18 year old, no?
So without further ado, I give you your judges: Amanda – 24, Production Assistant Jennifer – 32, Web Tech Catherine – 35, Librarian Emily – 28, Interactive Development Manager Caroline – 31, Teacher Kelly – 26, Massage Therapist So enough rambling from me. Amanda: The bathroom cellphone pictures always remind me of girls on Facebook.
After I put out the call on Twitter and and the Dr.
Nerd Love Facebook page, several of my readers kindly sent in photos of themselves from various dating sites for commentary and criticism.