I've never been a fan of being the wrong side of a camera, I hate the way I look in pictures; especially since I gained a lot of weight through medical issues. My health issues are resolved now and I'm trying to get back in shape and take better care of myself though.
(I know I have a thread about wanting to get back with the ex which is crazy but I have my reasons though I don't want to limit myself to one avenue if things don't work out)
I have maybe two pictures, both are dreaded selfies that I feel I don't look completely awful on but are not good photo's compared with most other profiles. Problem I have is despite effort in looking, I'm out of work and have no money to get out there doing things to get better pictures.
It's probably not the best time for me to even be thinking about dating but I've had some success already (rubbish to what you guys can achieve, two F-closes in 6 months) but both where at best average looking girls with no potential for anything more.
I know I can do better if I only know how, I know most of my messages don't get ignored as virtually every woman I message at least views my profile, I get a few messages back from about 20% before it fizzles out and around 5% go further.
I've tried short profiles, long profiles, funny profiles (at least I think so) and can't see any increase in my success rates.
I know pictures are a big thing here and I know I'm obviously doing something wrong with my messaging despite what I've read but surely there is something more I can do in the mean time?