Choosing 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?
Image via The Bikini Open/Flickr