Interestingly, there’s scientific proof backing the idea that you should dress not how you feel, but how you to feel.The clothes you choose are sending a message to those around you, but also to you, yourself. This means you can choose whether you want to portray yourself as bold, strong, sexy, in control, etc.These sporty photos are known to attract lots of attention online too as people are always keen to match with someone who is physically fit and active. Don’t forget to pack some bold accessories, which are great for showing your personality too. My boyfriend loves his bold jewellery and it’s a huge part of who he is.As a visual creative, I’ve known for years the importance of colour in dating photos.The good thing about this, is that it levels the playing field.You don’t need to be the most ‘attractive’ person in the room, instead focus on feeling good about yourself, happy in your skin. With that in mind, make sure that all the outfits your bring make you feel really good about yourself.Clothes, and how you choose to wear them, are important as they will help you tell your story and show people who you are.They’re an extension of our lifestyle, our personality, our mentality and even our social status, so you can be very sure that potential dates are paying close attention.
So leave the old sweatpants and holey tee shirts at home! Leave the sweatpants for when you’re 6 months into the relationship (or 3 in my case, sorry Giles! Online dating is really about reaching out and connecting with people in your tribe.
It’s also a good idea to show off your more casual, laid-back side.
You know, that version of you that will be chilling on a Sunday morning over brunch once you’ve started seeing someone.
And if you’re thinking you don’t have an outfit like that right now, eek, it might be time to hit the shops and invest in one.
Yes, I know, I know, it’s another expense, but you’ve got to invest in this online dating journey if you want to get good quality, fast results.
Self-love is hugely important in online dating so this is a good time to revisit up your self-love. Everyone is different so this means different things to different people.