I’d noticed a baseline incompetency in men’s photos before, but it isn’t until you actually drill into the earth that you discover how much bedrock is there. Glum portraits taken at the bathroom sink with the phone still visible, which, in 2013, is a bit like having an AOL account. It is awkwardness squared to build an online dating profile.
But I can’t help noticing that women, so accustomed to being judged for their appearance, are aces in this department, while men’s photos look like mugshots.
Recently, a female friend and I were browsing through profiles of Dallas men. What could I learn about them from their dating profiles?
Online dating was an unexplored universe to her, and she was curious what my potential suitors looked like. First lesson: they take terrible pictures of themselves. Photos from so far away that you’d think some dude handed his camera to a space alien.
If Dallas women are famous for their ability to stand out in a crowd, Dallas men might be distinguished by the fact that they don’t. Having spent so much time examining the beauty habits of the well-heeled female, I turned my attention toward the male species.