You may have started messaging someone on an online dating site and that person proceeds to ask you for more photos or selfies.
This happens quite often in online dating.
People ask for more photos or selfies because they want to ensure that the photos that they saw of you on the online dating site are actually of you and are also recent.
These people who ask for more photos or selfies may have had unfortunate situations in the past where they met someone who didn’t look the way they presented themselves to be on the online dating site.
This may have actually happened to this person a few times.
They expended all this energy and excitement to talk to this person online only to meet them in life and discover that the person doesn’t look like they expected.
Sometimes, the person who shows up to this date may be heavier in build than what their online dating profile photos showed.
Sometimes, the person may be years older.
Other times, the person may be way shorter.
Due to these past experiences, you may now be interacting with someone who is asking you for more photos or selfies because this person doesn’t want to be disappointed again.
This person doesn’t want to start investing all this time and energy in communicating with you, get really excited about meeting you and then become disappointed when they do meet you and you turn out to be unlike your online dating profile photos.
Another reason why this person may be asking for more photos or selfies is because they want to be able to get a really good sense of what you look like from all angles.
In essence, they want to ensure that you actually look that good.
Sometimes, people can make their photos look really good either through technically enhancing them in some way, perhaps through lighting or taking them in certain angles that flatter their figure.
This person may be asking for more photos or selfies because they want to get a better sense of how you truly look.
They may worry that you only put up photos that were flattering and from the right angles.
They just want to get a better sense of your entirety.
You may have several photos of yourself on your online dating profile from the same angle.
Your body posture and positioning may also be almost identical in all of your photos.
These photos may be designed to make you look as appealing as possible.
This person may have noticed how similar almost every photo on your online dating profile is. As a result, they may be worried that there is something that you are hiding.
By asking you for more photos or selfies, they are hoping that they can get more looks at you from different angles.
This will enable them to make a real assessment of what you really look like.
This then gives them the confidence to know that they are communicating with a person who has been entirely honest with how they have presented themselves in their online dating profile.