One of my favorite online dating photo transformations is of my first client. He went from what I personally consider to be a left-swipe to one of the hottest guys I know on Tinder. When he asked me what I thought of his profile photo I said, “Really? You’re flicking me off in your thumbnail. That’s kinda rude.” It was unfortunate because this guy is actually anything but. He’s a funny guy with an irreverent sense of humor, but totally sweet and charming.
When he showed up to the shoot my jaw dropped as I thought of all the women that had ever left-swiped this cutie. We did some indoor shots and some outdoors, with some outfit changes. I converted some photos to black-and-white to give some of the images a different feel.
The results? I found myself using the words ‘handsome’, ‘charming’, ‘sexy’ and ‘devastating’ to describe his new photos.
But that’s just my opinion. I tested out the photos with a Tinder account and his matches tripled.
I asked my client to see if my results matched his, and he replied in a text; “The psychological reward of this whole thing is ridiculous. Sometimes you swipe 20 in a row and no matches. Sometimes a day goes by and the whole thing has been silent. But just now I just swiped like 5 in 10.”
And he deserves it. I mean, look at him.