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Dating on Referral-The Photo

Dating on Referral-The Photo

You know that situation where you have two friends who you think should meet because they'd make such a great couple and also because your superior match-making skills allows you to outperform all algorithms the dating sites employ? Yeah, that situation when the match-maker (MM) in you suddenly awakens! For some people MM awakens more often than others *cough-Ed-cough*

Ed and I met through a friend, with some serious skills. He was also our best man, so i know this match-making thing actually works to a certain degree.

I've only ever tried to set 2 sets of people up and well, *blink*, I haven't been sent a maid of honor(MOH) request yet. 

While waiting, i think i'll share with you something you might be doing, that's preventing me from reaching my MoH goals; one word-photographs.

Most setups start with the words, "Hey, I know someone you should meet!" After a light description (always light, you don’t want to give it all away), inevitably a picture will be requested for, if the two candidates haven’t met already. As the referee, you are the channel through which this photos will be passed and you have the right to turn down low quality photos (lol) I'm not even kidding. It reflects badly on your recommendation.

As the candidate, you should send a nice (very nice) photo, ask for a second option from somebody if you can. Hey, if you are going to do something, better you do it well!

 Smile!  

Smile!  

I, just at this exact moment, tested my algorithmic match-making skills and asked my friend for a photo to send to a girl. Let’s hope that works out! I want to be someone's MOH! Wail!

Anyway, back to the picture. It would be a great idea to have a really good photo-stash of yourself. Pssst! Girls, studies show we look hotter during ovulation. Sorry guys, i don’t have any information for you. So girls, right around day 14-ish, you want a little selfie-marathon. I’m kidding, no pressure. Day 14.

As for makeup apps and filters, in my opinion, i think you should "manage those expectations"-if you know what I mean. Just a little makeup enhancement, minimal filters and NO body enhancement apps. If you are looking long term, chances are that ALL and i mean, ALL, will be revealed at the right time, so body-part enhancement apps could maybe be kept behind the curtains. Lol.

To take a nice photo, all you really need is good lighting, the right angle; photos taken from beneath make you look bigger and give us the perfect view to your nose hairs *Blink* A photo taken from above usually is more flattering especially in great light and of course, a smile is always pleasant to look at! 

Did you meet your significant other through a referral? Any blind-dating tips? Any photographers with tips on taking great photos, please advice! 

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