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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

What is the main objective of an online matrimonial profile? To give a true picture of yourself to your future life partners. But in such cases is it possible to give a true picture without a picture? Possibly not ... a photograph of the person definitely says and means more than a thousand words.


  1. Why should I add my photograph?
  2. Is it safe? Won't my privacy be affected?
  3. I'm not very good looking. Is it still a good idea to add my photograph?
  4. What kind of photograph should I choose?

Good luck with your Partner search !

  Photo Tips
  1. Why should I add my photograph?
    A photograph adds a 'face' to the words and makes your profile alive. It allows you to be featured in more search results. And most importantly, it also increases your profile views by almost 7 times!

    And on sites like Shaadi.com, adding your photograph also means that you can be featured on the homepage of the site, you get to be a part of the photo album AND to top it all it's absolutely free! Sites like Shaadi.com will also scan your photograph for free for you if you do not have one in the required e-format.

  2. Is it safe? Won't my privacy be affected?
    Yes, it's absolutely safe and no, your privacy will not be violated in any way whatsoever. Photographs published on the site are not used anywhere else for any other purpose. Your photograph does not affect your privacy at all, so long as you follow the instructions provided on the site and NOT give out your contact information in public.

    But here's the best part: you can actually hide your photograph from all members except whom you express interest in or whose interest you accept. Now, you can't beat that for safety and privacy.

  3. I'm not very good looking. Is it still a good idea to add my photograph?
    Yes, absolutely! Cliched as it may sound; beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Only good things can come from adding your photograph online. Firstly, anyone who corresponds with you has already seen your photograph. So you can rest assured that looks will not be a hindrance. And secondly, anyone who doesn't correspond with you after seeing the photograph´┐Ż well, obviously you don't want a spouse like that do you? So, adding your photograph greatly increases the chances of you finding the 'right' person faster!

  4. What kind of photograph should I choose?
    This is very important. There are several things you should keep in mind while choosing your photograph.

    • Choose a solo snap in which your face is clearly visible. Avoid publishing a group photograph because it encourages comparisons which may not always be to your advantage.
    • A professionally clicked photograph is always better than one you've clicked at random. Professionals know how to adjust the angle and lighting to make you look your best. So even if you have to get one clicked just for this purpose, it's well worth the effort.
    • Passport photos are just about passable, but frankly they don't create the best first impression. After all you are looking to find a life partner not to get hired for a new job!
    • Stick with a photograph in which the focus is on you and not on the surrounding scenery. We all know how beautiful Switzerland is - now we need to see you !

    And here's the final word of caution - no photograph is better than a bad photograph. So choose yours with care.

    Good luck with your partner search!