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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Chalon King

Who cares!  To each their own~

Serpe... SerpentsKiss

Mine is a few years old. Somehow I manage to take a pic of myself without using a mirror too.

dolly377 dolly377

I agree on all of the above, I think that I have a good one with my daughters and granddaughters and daughter-in-law.  I want to change it to something dressy and beautiful but I don't have a pic of anything like that because I don't go anywhere a lot, I love looking at others though, I will tell others of this advice,  I saw a profile the other night with a young lady or whatever she called herself; bent over with her but wide spreaded with her middle finger in the middle of her butt, that turned me off completely.  Thanks for the do's and don'ts. good night

nonmember avatar B

I have a suggestion. If you don't like your "friends'" pictures, de-friend them. Who cares? I have a picture of my child as my profile picture because quite frankly she is much cuter than me, and I am proud that she is mine. So eat my shorts if you don't like it!

jessi... jessicasmom1

I do not like all facebook pictures but mine is just me so I can only worry about what I put on there

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

if they like the pic who cares.

You Do Not Have To Look At It!

nonmember avatar Zuri

Using your kid as a profile pic. Not a good idea. Trust me- my mom knows this firsthand.

smtxc... smtxcowgirl

I would never use my children's pics as my profile pic.  I have a life outside of my kids.  I have an identity other than mother and wife.  Besides, it's my FB, not theirs.  

My most recent profile pic is 2 months old.  I desperately need another one.  It's the same one as this one.   

nonmember avatar Robin

My profile picture is of me, my baby Granddaughter (five months ago) and, my dog. My dog died four months ago and, I'll probably never take this picture down.

Grace... GracesMom5194

Mine is a headshot, I put it in cynotype (not sure how to spell that) color. So everything is kind of shaded blue and white. My cover photo is my dauhter and stepson in a child's recliner hugging each other with grins from ear to ear. (they were probably 6 and 4, 13 and 101/2 now) I am also not a fan of the pictures in the bathroom. Really? Common sense is key. But, in the grand scheme of things it is not our place to judge someone based on a stupid picture.

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