When most people meet that person that they originally met online on a real life date, that person typically looks better than expected, not worse.
People tend to be quite humble when they post their photos on an online dating site. As a result, the photos that you see of them on their online dating profile may not always be the most flattering photos.
This is why oftentimes when you meet this person in real life on a date, they generally look better than expected as opposed to worse.
Again, most people who post photos on their online dating profiles don’t always choose the most flattering photos of themselves.
They may also post the wrong kind of photos on their online dating profiles.
For instance, a lot of people tend to post group photos on their online dating profiles.
This often makes them hard to distinguish from everyone else in the group.
Also, if they are around other people that are more eye-catching than they are, they may appear to be less attractive than they actually are.
Other people post photos on their online dating profiles from distant angles because they just don’t know any better.
They figure that they are in the photo, so that should be enough.
They look at the photo from their own mindset.
They remember when they were in that particular venue and can see themselves clearly in the photo.
However, they do not think about the experience that someone who just found their online dating profile would have upon looking at the photo.
The person who has found this online dating profile may be distracted by everything else going on in the photo.
Thereby, they may find it hard to make out the person who is in the photo but in the distance.
Again, the person who posts this photo may not have intended to make this experience so difficult but they simply thought that the photo was decent because they can clearly see themselves in the photo.
Unfortunately, the person who is now on the online dating profile and going through these photos is having a difficult time trying to decipher what this person who is in the distance truly looks like.
They may get a general idea for what the person looks like but it wouldn’t be definitive.
Other people on online dating sites also tend to post photos of themselves from obscure angles.
They may have no idea how to post effective photos.
Hence, they may take photos from obscure angles from above, below and to the side because they believe that this is how they should go about taking these online dating profile photos.
Unfortunately, all these people are doing is making it that much harder for other people to truly make out what they look like.
Many people on online dating sites also post photos that may have objects that are partially blocking them from view.
Hence, part of them may be visible but another part of them may be blocked by the object.
This makes it hard yet again to decipher what this person may look like in their entirety.
Many people do not do this on purpose.
It just so happens to be the photo that they have or they simply think that the photo is appropriate because they are still in view, albeit not fully.
Lots of people really don’t know how to post the right kind of photos on their online dating profiles.
They simply don’t know any better.
As a result, the photos that they post on their online dating profiles may be a mess.
This is why, in general, people that you originally met online tend to look better than expected when you meet them in real life.
You actually get to see them without obstruction.
You are no longer trying to make them out in a group photo or make them out from a distance.
They are right there in front of you.
Their physique is not being partially blocked out by an object.
This person is right there in the flesh and is hopefully smiling at you.
Though there are some people who are deliberately dishonest about how they look in their online dating profile photos, the majority of people aren’t.
They just don’t know how to post the proper photos.
Hence, when you meet these people in real life, they tend to generally look better than expected as opposed to worse.