5 Photos You Should Never Use for Your Facebook Profile

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bikini pictureChoosing a Facebook profile picture is a bit of an art. You want to, obviously, pick a photo that you look good in; but at the same time, you want to -- or at least should -- pick something appropriate in case anyone other than your closest friends, you know, sees it. That photo of you with a tie knotted around your head, double-fisting gin and tonics? Not a good look. 

So, in the spirit of trying to keep it classy on everyone's favorite social network, here are 5 Facebook photos that should never be your profile picture.

The bathing suit shot. We get it, you're proud of your bikini (or swim trunks) bod -- as you should be. You look good. But it's probably a better idea to tuck that photo somewhere in the depths of an album rather than make it the star shot.

The iPhone in the bathroom mirror shot. You may have caught the most perfect photo of yourself whilst alone in your bathroom, where the lighting is just right, but please. Don't make this picture -- also known as "the MySpace shot" -- your profile. For whatever reason, something about being alone in the bathroom and taking pics of yourself seems a little strange.

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The wasted shot. For obvious reasons. Your boss probably won't think this is cute.

The super old shot. Cheater, cheater, pumpkin-eater. Come on, show us a picture of what you look like now. You might be older, but you're still gorg, dollface.

The cropped shot. The photo of you and 80 of your friends can't be the only picture you look good in. A photo that's been cropped, zoomed in, and "enhanced" via iPhoto is obvious. And, just sayin', it says that you went to a lot of work to get the "perfect profile picture." If you like the way you look so much in the pic, why not just keep everyone in it with you?

What profile pictures don't you like? What's your profile picture?

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Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I have the old shot. My cousin posted a picture of me as a kid, 8 or 9 years old, and my husband went on my computer and put it as my profile picture. That was over a year ago and I just haven't changed it because I don't really care what my picture is.

UgtaB... UgtaBkdnMe

Mine is myhusband and the kids.

Heath... Heather.Rose

It has been so long since I actually looked at my facebook picture. I think it is of my son last year as cookie monster for halloween

Tonia Shanholtz

I'm tired of the "duck faces" really????


nonmember avatar Krelia

I personally am tired of a) Pictures of Feet on whatever vacation you were just at. or b) Your profile picture being your baby. Not you and the baby, just the baby...

MeowLove MeowLove

ive had fun with photo shop on my timeline, mines me hiding behind a jurrasic park car and my timeline cover is the t rex lol glamorous. 

Jodie Risner


coral... coralstrr

I had to take a picture of my self with my phone because seriously there are no one take pictures of me and I've asked my husband to take pictures of me at events and such but he seriously sucks at taking pictures and they always suck.

Bunny Lee DuChemin Wilson

Ummm...I may not love every pic I see people posting as their profile pic, BUT...it's their facebook page. They should post whatever the hell they want. And so will I!

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