Dating headshots

The emergence of the tech industry has shaken up the dating world in ways no one could've imagined even a few years ago.

Even if you're a dating app virgin (like I am), it's hard to ignore the onslaught of apps promising the love matches of your wildest dreams, from the standard-bearers (OKCupid, Match.com) to the niche (J-Date, Plenty of Fish, Date a Farmer) to the soul-crushing (Beautiful People.com, Ashley Madison.com).

The stakes can be even higher on services like Tinder, which lets people choose each other based on their Facebook photos, and Glimpse, the Instagram-based dating app released for i OS on Tuesday, put a premium on how you present yourself.

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Why he chose it: “It was my profile picture so it went up automatically.” Max weighs in: There’s two of them!

“In many ways, it’s kind of like an audition,” De Ville, who charges 0 for her services, told NBC News.

“You can have a stellar profile, but if that photo isn’t connecting with people, it can kill a chance to meet an interesting person.” Pro tip from De Ville: Avoid selfies at all cost.

That is why in cities across America, photographers on Craigslist are marketing their ability to craft the perfect online dating profile picture.

Rhe De Ville, a New York City-based actress and photographer, said she has noticed an uptick in people looking for professional profile photos over the last three years.

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