Want to capture your hobbies and interests visually, so potential dates can begin to understand you even before reading your bio?
Here’s our best ideas for capturing your favorites pastimes with your pics.
Option #1: Use your clothing
This kind of picture is easy to capture and doesn’t get in the way of a clear shot of your face.
Whether your personality is best represented by a “Trust me, I’m a scientist” t-shirt or your rec team’s jersey, your clothes can go a long way in communicating who you are at a glance.
To get a picture like this, consider buddying up with a friend and heading to a happenin’ spot in your town an hour before sunset. Then take turns snapping pics of each other. Or you can try taking this pic yourself at home using this method.
Option #2: Use your background
Consider slipping objects into the background of your picture. This clues people into your interests or hobbies in a subtle way.
But keep in mind: you don’t want to be too obvious about what you’re doing. Rather, make it seem like a coincidence — not like you planned it ahead of time and/or only went to that location for the picture.
To get a photo like this, ask a friend or family member to snap a pic of you at a music store, at a baseball game, etc. Or take it by yourself at home using this method and *just happen* to include your indoor herb garden in the frame.
Option #3: Capture it in action
If you’re uncomfortable in front of the camera, you may find that candid pictures make you look your most confident. What’s more is they tell people what kind of activities you’re into better than any written bio could.
The downside of candid pictures is that they usually lack direct eye contact and a smile. At worst, they can obscure your face or body so it’s hard to tell what you look like.
But it might not be a bad idea to use one or two anyway — assuming that the inability to see you clearly is the only thing putting people off.
To get a picture like this, you’ll have to ask a friend to snap some photos of you while you’re immersed in an activity. You don’t have to tell them that it’s for dating if you don’t want to. Just say, “I don’t have any hockey pictures of me” or “I wanna know what I look like up there (when I sing karaoke)!” Tell them you’ll do the same for them another time.
Or, if your hobbies are indoors, take it by yourself at home using this method. This way, you can get a fun candid pic of yourself playing the guitar that looks like someone else took it. No one has to know!
That concludes our tips for getting your most descriptive, personality-filled dating pics ever. If you know someone who could use them, be sure to spread the word!