Don’t Post Photos Of Your Kids On Dating Sites
Keep your kids out of your dating profile photos. Don’t even crop them out. Keep them out entirely.
Do you bring your kids with you to your first date? Of course not. So keep photos of your children off your dating profile.
Your photos are the first thing women see and you’re making a mistake if you think every woman is going to see pictures of your kids and think; “Awwww…how cute.”
I saw this on a Q&A site about photo tips where a woman wrote: “Seeing kids in photos freaks me out; I don’t care if they’re not yours, that millisecond of doubt is enough to make me instantly close your profile.”
Below are 2 reasons why you should never use photos of your kids on dating sites. And believe me, 2 reasons are more than enough.
1. You Have No Idea Who Is Online
You don’t know who is on the other end of the screen checking out your dating profile. You assume it’s women right? Well, here’s a fact that may make you reconsider using photos of your kids:
According to Statistics Brain, 10% of sex offenders use a dating site to meet people.
You want to protect yourself from these creeps and the best way to do it is by keeping your kids off your profile photos.
And think about this, most people use the same photos on their dating profile as they do on their Facebook and Instagram accounts. What’s the harm with that? Well, you can track people down based on their profile photos.
So, someone can download the photo of you and your kid from your dating site and then use Google images to find personal information about you if that same photo is used anywhere else online.
Protect your child’s privacy; don’t use photos of your kids on dating sites.
2. Women Are Looking To Meet You, Not Your Kids
Women are on dating sites to meet YOU and you only. Even though you have kids, you don’t need to add photos of them.
But wait, you say “I have my kid in my photos because it’s an honest representation of what my life looks like.” This is nonsense.
I get it. You love your kids. They’re adorable. They’re the best thing that every happened to you.
But your dating profile is about you, not your children. Your dating profile photos should capture the essence of who you are; your passions, hobbies, and interests.
Women want to see if they’re compatible with you. I’m not saying hide your kids. Far from it. There’s a better way to show you have kids on your dating profile which I share below.
I’m simply recommending you keep kids off your profile photos because it’s not appropriate.
How You Share You Have Kids On Your Dating Profile
There are two places you should share you have kids on your dating profile:
- The sidebar of your dating profile.
- Your self-summary section where you write about yourself.
These are the only appropriate places where to mention your children. Believe me, women read your profile and will know you have children if you mention them in either of these places.
Don’t post photos of your kids on your dating profile. It’s not appealing and not appropriate. They have no say in the matter either.
I haven’t even touched on if it’s even legal to use your kid’s photos without the mother’s consent. That’s something most people don’t even consider.
You aren’t hiding your kids by excluding them from your photos; you are protecting their privacy.
You also may be scaring women away because it’s a little “too much, too soon.” There are plenty of women who are open to dating single fathers but may be creeped out seeing photos with you and your kids.
Keep it Ninja!
Do you use photos of your kids on dating sites? What are your thoughts? Leave your comments below.