As recently mentioned by Sean Rad, the founder and CEO of Tinder, the importance of a great profile picture is almost impossible to overstate. It alone can make the difference between a left swipe and a right swipe.
Sean advises that your profile photo has to represent the real you. Whether you are most comfortable wearing a suit, jeans and t-shirt, or when doing your favourite hobby, the image should show your true self and reflect your personal style. These authentic photos are the ones that will attract the most suitable match for you.
As someone who is actively involved in the startup world, and as one of the brand ambassadors who contributed to the European launch of Tinder, innovative concepts and fresh ideas have always been a natural environment for me. Anything new related to online dating I find especially exciting.
Mindful of Sean's advice, I jumped at the chance to test the services of Pep Shot, Switzerland’s first and only dating photography company. The team is specialized in exactly what makes a different to online dating success: authentic profile photos which show the best of people’s personalities.
I scheduled my shoot with Franziska and we discussed a few location options before deciding. I really wanted somewhere green and natural, to reflect my passion for the environment and love of plants and water. We met on a Saturday morning and were lucky to have on our side the most gorgeous weather in weeks.
Thanks to Franziska’s easy-going approach, everything was relaxed and fun. It’s only in that kind of atmosphere that someone can let their guard down and be natural and comfortable in front of the camera. It was a really enjoyable experience and I’m very happy with the results:
Franziska’s great photos will "pep up" my online profiles brilliantly. I’d recommend a shoot to everyone who is actively looking to reflect more personality in their dating profile. Just remember, only when you show your true self in your photos, will you be able to attract your ideal match.