Repost: You’ve got male

I was reading an interesting blog post by Jeff Reifman who has been in and around the Seattle tech circuit since the early nineties.  The post was all about the challenges of dating in Seattle with a much larger percentage of single guys than available single girls.  From reading 2010 census data Jeff concludes that;

Based on the 2010 census data, Seattle has 119 single men for every 100 single women, slightly better than San Francisco at 121 – but equal if you add in the impact from nearby Bellevue, which is an awful 144.

Then using more recent data he estimates that the 2014 numbers are most likely around 130 single males per 100 single females.  His premise is that Amazon, with its crazy hiring and the fact that their gender distribution is around 75% male is causing much of the in balance.

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That made me wonder if this is in part why we recently seen a much higher percentage of male clients come visit us for our online dating photographs?  Initially when we launched our dating photography package last year our client were in the 90% female and 10% male, now the numbers are more like 60% female and 40% male.   It makes me realize that I need to reach out to some of our male clients and see if the photos helped at all making them standout?

 

By |May 15th, 2014|Online Dating Photos|0 Comments

Online Dating Photos 101

It’s Kim and I feel like it’s time to give some advice on dating photos.  Oh my!

Generally filling out a date profile is taxing enough, so why end all your hard work with a mediocre photograph?

Your profile photo should show off who you are NOW, not who you were 3 years ago. One of the oddest things we’ve seen for dating profile photos are selfies in the car! I’ve noticed an overwhelming amount of photos like this complete with seatbelt across your chest. Unless “said” car is a classic, (your pride and joy ) this form of photo for you profile is not ok. Not only does it look a bit odd, it’s unsafe! Eyes on the road people!

Another photo phenomenon is bathroom mirror selfies that allow you to see the phone you took it with, along with your countertop that could use a bit of a tidy………… Things I’ve seen in the background of a bathroom selfie: cleaning supplies, tampons, children, and the occasional dirty bathroom sink!

With all that said, we would LOVE to take your photographs for your dating profile. If you are unable to get your photos professionally done at least take the time to do them right. Grab a friend, put on something cute, and fire off a ton to look though!

*Hint*Natural lighting is always the best.

If that doesn’t work for you then contact us.

By |November 1st, 2013|Online Dating Photos|0 Comments