Outdated Online Dating Photos – Tips & Rules

One complaint we have heard several times from online daters is that when they meet their date for the first time, he/she ends up looking very different than the photo they posted online. The video below is from a matchmaker who suggests you never post a photo more than two years old. Online Dating Magazine, however, suggests the following:

1) Never post a photo more than 5 months old.

2) Never post a photo that shows you wearing clothes you ┬ádon’t have anymore or don’t fit in anymore.

3) Always switch out your photos if you get a hair cut or style/color change.

4) Update your photos often and to reemphasize rule #1, remove any photos more than 5 months old. One easy way to track this is like this: many online dating services allow you to post a caption under your photo. Include the month/year the photo was taken.

Outdated Online Dating Photos

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Author: Joe Tracy

Joe Tracy is the publisher and founder of Online Dating Magazine, which launched in July 2003 and has been providing original dating advice, tips, articles, reviews, and videos to readers ever since.

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