How to Take a Smashing Selfie
I have heard a lot of girls talk down on guys when they swipe through dating sites. They say stuff like “these dudes have a bad selfie” “I got turned off just by his selfie” So maybe the reason you are not getting that dream girl on those social media platforms is that you are bad at taking a selfie.
I know that you may feel awkward taking a photo of yourself. Yea, I have seen a lot of dudes who never fancy stuff like that. So I don’t blame you.
But do you know that a selfie is more important than any other photo? Just like I said earlier, it is really what actually catches people’s fancy into your social network. Not only that, but selfies are like a window into who you are and it can have a large say in your romantic life.
The idea behind a smashing selfie
Have you ever seen a selfie of a girl with a duck face or serious look? I’m so sure you actually got turned off, Ha-ha! But a smiling face is no doubt contagious and you always want to swipe right “liked” more than once. The same thing applies to the ladies. That’s just how they see you too.
So, it is important that you give a happy face while taking a selfie. When you smile, trust me, it is contagious and they are responded to more positively. Your selfie should look at how you look. It should feel like someone is looking at you just the way you are.
How to take a good selfie for someone
When you take a selfie, you need to ask yourself “who am I taking this photo for” “who is my audience” Your target audience may be your Instagram followers, your girlfriend or maybe visitors on a dating site.
A friend of mine, Vanessa, once told me how she had to close some selfies she received from a man on Snapchat before the 10 seconds were up. It was so funny you know. But it’s good she told me about the major turn off. She said, “He looked too serious”.
So, when you are taking a selfie, try to have some fun with it. Loosen up and smile; give funny faces, or use some weird and embarrassing filters. Vanessa said “selfies of guys smiling or making funny faces are intriguing, attractive, and refreshing.
The dos and don’ts of how to take a good selfie
Without much ado, I will give you some helpful hints to guarantee your next selfie will get much attention on Instagram and other social media platforms.
- Do practice and get used to the idea that you’re taking a selfie and own that.
- Do smile as if you are in a good mood or just happy. But you don’t have to show your teeth from ear to ear.
- Do be in the light and show that you are comfortable with your looks.
- Do have a decent quality using good cameras
- Do own it and that you are not ashamed.
- Don’t show off; just ensure you’re look cool
- Don’t wear sunglasses in all your selfies
- Don’t be creepy; just be real.
- Don’t selfie and drive
- Don’t excessively edit
So men, don’t underestimate the power of a selfie. But in all do’s and don’ts, don’t forget to be you.