This is a no-brainer for a lot of women on dating apps.
Seeing a man with a photo of himself with an arm around an attractive young woman as his main pic is an instant red flag for so many of them.
A red flag that warrants an automatic swipe left.
What is she supposed to think upon seeing a main pic like this?
She is instantly inundated with thoughts about who the attractive young woman is.
Is she his girlfriend?
A best friend that is a little closer than a best friend?
A friend with benefits?
The woman’s mind goes off on a tangent about who the woman is.
Automatically swiping left on him keeps her from wasting too much time on a mental quest to figure out why he has a photo of himself with an arm around an attractive young woman as his main pic.
She swipes this fast under the belief that the man should know how this looks.
Regardless of whether the attractive young woman is someone harmless, like a sibling or cousin, he should know better.
He should know that having a photo of this nature as a main pic is instantly making any woman worth her salt suspicious of him.
If anything, even if it is a photo of himself with a sibling or cousin, he is showing bad judgment in sticking said photo as his main pic on a dating app.
He knows that the women who are presented with his dating profile are going to be strangers to him.
Being a stranger, she doesn’t know that the attractive young woman in the photo is his sibling or cousin.
Her instant thought is that the attractive young woman is a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend.
With such poor judgment, it makes it that much harder to believe that he would make good judgments in other areas of his life.
Basically, none of this makes him look good, whether the girl in the photo is someone harmless or someone he has a romantic history with.
She doesn’t want to bother messaging a guy like this to inquire about said girl.
In her mind, he should know better than to post a photo like this as his main pic.
As a guy, don’t mislead yourself into thinking that posting a photo like this makes you look attractive to women, given that you have an arm around an attractive young woman.
Showing your popularity with women in this vain isn’t welcome on a dating app.
Although women have a propensity to be attracted to men who demonstrate a popularity with women, using this strategy on a dating app has the opposite effect.
It makes you look desperate.
Desperate to get them to look at you as a catch.
You are trying too hard and they pick up on this without much effort.
It isn’t attractive in the slightest, and sends the message that you don’t have confidence, which is a massive turn off to women.