Can you find a girlfriend on Facebook?

Posted by , 10 May 2011

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First things first: take a look at yourself. Are you really the kind of guy that girls would want to talk to without meeting in person? Your profile picture is what they’ll look at first, and then, because you’ve messaged them, they’ll be able to access some of your profile unless you’ve changed your privacy settings. Here are some example profile pictures that will kill your chances of hooking up straight away.

• You on the lash, downing a yard of ale with beer all over your shirt.

Girl thinks: Drunken maniac, regular puker.

• A self-portrait of you intensely staring at the camera, with some ‘special’ effects from Photoshop.

Girl thinks: Depressing emo, lives with mother.

• Depending on the type of girl you are messaging – you with your shirt off, flexing your muscles before the mirror.

Girl thinks: Douche. Bag.

Here are some that might put you in a more positive light:

• Out with a group of friends, and best with a girl in the shot (although try and make yourself the focus of the shot, or they won’t know which one you are).

Girl thinks: Nice social chappy.

• In front of some famous landmark or cool natural wonder, like a volcano. Or a glacier. Or a massive tree.

Girl thinks: well travelled gent.

• Depending on the type of girl you are messaging – you with your shirt off, flexing your muscles before the mirror.

Girl thinks: Sex. God.

Confused about the third ones? Well, the likelihood is that women who reply to muscle-bound posers aren’t going to be symphony-loving culture vultures. The reality is, no matter how perfect your profile pic is, you won't be everyone's cup of tea. Choose your battles wisely.

The bottom line is don’t pretend to be you’re someone your not. Or, in the words of Mark Twain: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” If this is ever going to become a reality, you will be found out.

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