Hmmm, not for everyone. I think Amuricans place too high a value on smiles. Yes, they're lovely when they're genuine and, especially, unexpected. But when they're a pasted on requirement of every service worker and the uniform of a bunch of shyster tv preachers and con men... smiles are often beyond meaningless and into just plain creepy.
In dating site profiles, a smile is fine (although some look incredibly phony) but, more importantly, I want to see a lack of anger, resentment or defensiveness in the person's face and someone who will be happy to see me. If you can't smile without looking as if you're having teeth extracted, then just try to relax, hum a song you like to yourself or try to imagine your favorite place or meal when you take your picture.
On dating sites, men's unsmiling pictures look like they want to hit the person holding the camera. They look miserable, glum, angry and/or depressed.
A genuine smile is inviting, warm and appealing. People want to see your eyes and smile.
If you look happy in your photos, people will see you as a fun person they will enjoy being around.
Show your pearly whites! Women assume:
A nice smile = healthy mouth = good kisser
Every single man I met with closed-mouth photos had horrid teeth: missing teeth, black stumps, rotten, brown, gray or yellow teeth, diseased gums, nasty tartar, badly crooked, snaggle-toothed and/or breath that stank of rotten meat. UGH. I cannot imagine kissing that.
I click on most profiles I come across. A picture means little to me as I know some need to be quiet about their involvement on sites such as this. I chose my profile pic as it is colorful and we had this sticker on everything "dangerous" in the house as a kid. I'd rather people look at my profile for genuine interest in my personality than for any type of physical attraction. Not assuming anyone would find me specifically attractive intellectually either.
I usually enjoy bios that give some idea as to the person but leaves room to discuss, interact and discover. A pretty smile is nice but nothing like the adventure of discovering someone new and interesting.
Smiles get me in trouble. Never trust a good smile. XD
A good, decent length bio where I can really get a sense of someone's personality, that's the good stuff. If it makes me smile or laugh, even better.
"I dunno, get to know me" or the equivalent just makes me wonder if they're going to put that same amount of effort into everything they do in life.
...I attempt to keep it ‘age appropriate,’ and do appreciate a sincere wholesome smile. Some of our younger female participants are simply beautiful.. Had I had an opportunity in my younger years to meet their equivalent ..I’d have swam an ocean ~
Actually took down my smile pic some time ago.. as not to be ID’d. I appreciate the anonymity of this place and suspected some former acquaintances might screw that up. So, it’s just me, my workin boots and a filthy arm … with an occasional post pic tossed in for fun