(Photo Credit: Aleksi Tappura)
I have always been skeptical of the concept of meeting someone over the internet, however, I became curious one day and did take a stab at it myself. Despite the fact that I couldn’t take it seriously after the first 15 minutes, I did give it an honest effort. The reason behind this was the endless amount of ridiculous default pictures guys had selected. Perhaps, they were simply trying to accurately convey their “unique” personality…nonetheless, I have compiled a list of a few stereotypes men should avoid when setting up that perfect default picture.
Men, while you are wondering if we are actually as pretty in real life…we are more concerned with if you are a serial killer or one of the few listed below:
1. The Gym Bro
Yes, we can see your six pack and I’m sure you dedicated your heart, soul, and sweat for it. But, you’re not even smiling and for all I know, you could be missing your two front teeth. It’s a legitimate concern and that’s why I pressed the next button.
2. The Headless Prince
Why is your face missing?! Is there something I should be worried about? I am not even sure what to be looking at right now. Also, if this is a bad crop job, you should just avoid technology altogether.
3. The Social Bug
It’s comforting to know that you have a great group of friends…but this is a dating profile! Which one are you?! And you know everyone has a theory about this; it always is the least attractive person in the picture. Don’t make us guess. Next, please.
4. The Mirror Diva
No. Just no. Even if you are drop-dead gorgeous, the girls are the ones that do the pouting. Leave the duck face to us please.
5. The Brother vs. The Boyfriend
Aww…you look so sweet next to your sister. Or is that your BFF? But, wait, hand placement suggests something a bit more questionable…see the dilemma here?
6. The Wasted Womanizer
And you thought one girl was confusing. This stud has his eyes half open at the club surrounded by five women who are needless to say..not his distant cousins. But, his bio says he is looking for his soulmate. Question, did you make this profile while you were still intoxicated? Also, I see the whiskey stain on your suit…boy, you’re a hot mess. Less hot, more of a mess. But, maybe we can get hungover brunch.