On dating sites I use a gym photo of myself as my avatar, with the strategy to let girls know right off that bat that I work out (I have various photos on my page as well that various venues).
Is this a good idea or a bad idea to use this type of avatar picture?
- a guy on a dating site with a gym photo of himself as an avatar, is a turn ON (it's good that he works out, etc.)Vote A
- a guy on a dating site with a gym photo of himself as an avatar, is a turn OFF (self-absorbed, douchebag, bland/typical, etc.)Vote B
- i'm indifferent to guys that use a gym photo of himself as an avatar / it depends on his other photos on his profileVote C
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eh from the week or two when I had Tinder purely to see what all the hype was about... I wasn't too keen at all on profiles where the only or first profile picture was focused more on the guy's forearms, abs, chest, etc. than his face or something he enjoys doing with his spare time.
I'm definitely someone who can understand that working out and staying fit can be a genuine interest of someone's and is important to them. However, if you're going to broadcast the results of said workouts to potential suitors... that tells me that the gainz you get are in your top priorities. Might make me lump you into the meathead category. I'm probably not making much sense here but... yeah, put a picture of yourself smiling, joking around or whatever, in a gym or while biking. But show me more than some man meat, y'know?
It's sort of how you might be a boob-man, but I doubt a girl on a dating site who had an obvious cleavage shot as her profile picture would get much serious interest out of you if you're looking for more than a ONS. Show a pic that includes that yes, you enjoy working out and fitness in general, but has a bit more substance to it.1