One of the most common ways to meet new people in the modern day online. In fact, more couples meet online today than any other methods. Whether you are looking for friends or a significant other, searching online can be a good solution. It gives you a chance to meet people that you likely would have never met otherwise through your normal day-to-day life.
At some point, you may want to get to know someone you met online a little bit better. This could eventually lead to the exchanging of photos. However, before you send any, it is a good idea to think about and consider a few things first. This article is going to take a closer look at a couple of them.
Of course, one of the first things you should think about is how you look. When sending a photo, you want to look as good as possible, in order to make the best first impression. Whether the photo is simply a standard photo, or you are thinking about sending a sexy selfie, you certainly want to look good.
You need to make sure the lighting is good, your smile is natural and you get the best angle possible. Don’t be afraid to take multiple photos until you find one that you’re happy with. In addition to how you look, you should also think about the message or captions that are added with the photo. This gives you a chance to show off a little personality with the photo.
While you might be comfortable with the person you are sending the photo to, you still need to be careful. You need to think long and hard about if sending them a photo is a good idea. You need to make sure you trust the person, and also make sure that they are who they say they are. Catfishing is unfortunately quite common and you need to watch out for it.
Not only do you need to worry about potential blackmail if the photo is scandalous, but the photos we take on our devices actually have some important information in them, called metadata. This metadata can easily be viewed by people you send photos to. It can include the location the photo was taken, when it was taken, who took it, the device it was taken with and many others. If you do send a photo to a stranger, it is a good idea to use a program or piece of software to hide the metadata before sending the photo.
Another thing you need to think about is how you actually want to send the photo. There are dozens of different apps and social media platforms that you can choose from. In most cases, it’s a good idea to send the photo via an app that will delete it after a few seconds. By sending on these apps, the person will see the photo, but not be able to keep it. While they could screenshot it, you will be notified and can stop sending them photos as a result.
Also, send it via a method you are comfortable with. If the person wants you to text it, but you’re not comfortable giving out your number, provide a different solution. You should never do anything that you’re not 100% comfortable with.
In conclusion, we hope this article has helped you know what to think of when sending your photos to strangers.