No, I’m not talking that amazing song from English Beat. I’m talking the unfortunate profile photo choice of many an online single: self-portrait in bathroom mirror (or sometimes a filthy bedroom). It makes you wonder a few key things…
A) Do you not have any photos taken of you by other people? Like on a family vacation? Or a friend’s wedding? Bueller? Bueller? Frye? Frye?
B) So maybe you do have photos of yourself, taken by others. Are you meaning to tell me that a self-portrait in the mirror of your grandma’s bathroom is still the best you got? Bummer.
C) Does taking a photo of yourself in a mirror require so much concentration that you cannot summon the strength to look up or smile?
No smile, no eye contact. And I know you have a better outfit in your closet.
This one at least mustered a smirk.
Props for the smile, but minus points for the crap all over the bed. Oh, and the one-finger salute.
No extra points awarded for artsy composition. Sorry.
I love the smoky treat multi-tasking, but REALLY love the fact that it appears he’s surprised himself with a photo.
This one at least looks like she’s trying (and the bathroom is very spa-ish!). Just curious about where she hid the camera.
The towels? The picture? Um, the other thing hanging on that towel rack? I hope that’s not your place.
Diggin’ the shirt. ediR eroM enO, baby!
The cocked eyebrow. Very 007.
I heart the marlin.
You know what’s funny? Sorting through these photos (seriously, why is everyone concentrating so friggin’ hard? Can you not press a button, look up and smile all at the same time?) made me realize that our friend Banana Hammock is actually quite talented in the art of self-portrait. You go, Mango!