You have no idea what they really look like or are like because they present themselves in such an overwhelmingly positive light.Dating app Hinge has come up with a word for that: ‘kittenfishing’.Various studies have found that older adults are the fastest growing segment of online-dating services. So if you're looking for love, this can be an ideal option. Over the past few weeks I had the opportunity to sit with them and look at their matches. Regardless of whether they should or not, people are going to make judgments based on your photos. • No blurry pics, no dark images (where your face is shaded), no oversaturated shots, no flash-induced “demon eyes” or pics of you with your eyes closed (! It might be funny to you, but to someone that doesn’t know you, it can just look strange. I saw several profiles where people had six photos uploaded, and in five of them, they were wearing shades. • No extreme close-ups, or scrunchy face shots, or photos taken as you stick out your tongue. • No hunting photos, or shots of you holding any sort of weapons. Just set aside some time with an honest, trusted friend, and take some pics of yourself.
‘We have to wonder if people think this is harmless or if people do it intentionally,’ love coach Nikki Leigh tells Bustle.‘They may figure they’ll shave a few (or more) years off their age to make themselves seem more attractive to grab a person’s attention.Or they may post a picture when they were thinner, so they can get more attention in the beginning.They did not use the text feature where you can explain who the person was, either. That said, please put energy and time into your photos, because they are very important.This obviously leads many to wonder…who is this mystery guest?