Profile Photo Guidelines (PPG)
Your profile photo is one of the first thing people will see when they look for someone to form friendships and chat with, which is why it's so important to have a great photo. A photo required by every person who signs up.
So, what makes a great photo? Don’t settle for any old selfie, here are some tips on how to choose an acceptable profile photo:
- A JPG or JPEG only, between 1 and 10 megabytes.
- Keep your selfies to social media, get someone else to help you take your photo.
- The best angle to take your photo from is eye-level. Photos taken from above or below make you look different to how you look in real life.
- The best photos have lots of light, which allows you to be seen in at your best. If you’re struggling to take a photo with enough light, try facing a window, turning up all the lights or step outside.
- Find a simple background - The best background is a plain background to avoid distracting from your face. Avoid busy backgrounds or ones with other people behind you.
- Look Sharp - It’s important that your clothes aren’t distracting.
- Stay natural - Consider tilting your head or angling your body to make the photo look more natural.
- Don’t forget to smile - A big, genuine smile makes you look like someone who is friendly and easy to talk to.
Things to avoid:
- Blurry or low-quality photos – we need to be able to clearly identify you.
- Photos from a night out – these photos don’t give the best impression of you.
- Group photos – keep the photo just to you.
- Looking miserable – we want positive, proactive people who are happy and approachable. Looking grumpy doesn't help.
- Not a clear view of your face — avoid photos that are too close or that have your face obscured
- Filters and stickers — you can do lots of neat things with photo apps these days, but please no filters that make it hard to see you and avoid adding cat ears ?
We will perform reverse image searches to ensure all profile photos haven’t been simply downloaded from the Internet. Above all, profile photos must clearly show your face and be a truthful representation of you. We may reject photos that do not follow these guidelines.