Do guys like it when you send them pictures of yourself? If this question has been haunting you for quite some time, it’s time to finally solve that dilemma.
First of all, do you like to get a picture of the guy you’re dating or from your crush? I bet you do. Then, why would it be any different for him? Think about it for a second; seeing his photo makes you smile, your mood changes for the better and you feel special.
Don’t you think it’s the same for him when he receives one of your pictures?
We’re blessed (and cursed at the same time) that we live in a world where social media and different communication apps exist. You can stay in touch with your friends wherever they are and you can explore every part of the world while still sitting in the comfort of your home.
When you’re in a long-distance relationship, these apps come as a blessing in disguise. You can easily communicate with your beloved, and you don’t have to wait for days (even months) to receive a reply from them.
Video and audio calls are available almost across all texting apps and you can also share multimedia with someone. Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook even incorporated some special effects to make your photos more interesting. But…
Do guys like it when you send them pictures of yourself?
Simple as that. As I’ve told you before if you like to see his picture in your DMs, why do you think it’s different for him? Of course, guys do like it when you send them pictures of yourself and that’s not even a secret anymore.
They enjoy seeing your smiley face, and your silly facial expressions and they surely want to know how your day went. He likes seeing it all on his homepage, or as your story, but he’ll appreciate it more if you send him a picture of yourself privately.
Still not convinced? Okay, let’s try it this way. Here are 13 reasons why guys like it when you send them pictures of yourself. Hope you’re ready to finally embrace the idea that he loves seeing your notification and he’ll absolutely adore the fact that you’ve sent him a photo.
1. He likes you
When a guy likes you, he’ll most definitely love to see that you’ve sent him your picture. He may be shy and not able to confess your feelings for you, but this may encourage him, at least a bit. You may expect to get some compliments from his side and he could ask you out.
If you’ve never been on a date with him, and you’d like to, what are you waiting for? This could be your way out of a textationship and it may take you in the right direction towards a romantic relationship. I know that it takes some time to make that transition, but you can be the one to take the initiative.
We’re way past that time when men had to be the ones who would make the first move. You can still stay devoted to the rule that he has to ask you out on a first date, but you can help him a bit.
2. He wants to know about your day
If a guy is even a little bit interested in you, he’ll want to know how was your day. When you send him a photo of your laptop in front of you and a cup of coffee complaining about how you have to study, he’ll have something to ask you about later.
If you went grocery shopping with your parents or your roommate, send him a photo. You may receive something similar in return as well. He wants to know everything about your day and sending him pictures can only help you remember small details.
Also, sending him a photo of something you do regularly will show him that you’re proactive and you (indirectly) want to include him in your day and he’ll get more interested. I can promise you that.
3. He gets to know the real you
Whether it’s going to be the sad face you intentionally made to express you miss him or a selfie without make-up, he’ll get to know the real you. Nowadays it’s really difficult (and extremely challenging!) to meet someone as they are.
If you decide to send him some parts of your routine or pictures of what you’re doing in your free time, when you’re completely being yourself, the guy will go nuts about you. He’ll feel important because he’s the only one who got the exclusive right to see you when you’re completely yourself.
So, sharing random pictures throughout the day will let him enter your world at least for a short period of time. Be aware – this may make him fall deeply in love with you, so if you’re not going to friendzone him afterward, go for it girl.
4. He wants to brag about you
Whether you like it or not, he won’t be able to resist seeing your adorable picture and your beautiful smile. He may even go around and show the photo to his family and closest friends at the early stage of dating you.
He’s going to talk about you all the time, that’s inevitable. He’ll make sure everybody knows how kind and generous you are, and how you have the warmest hug. But he’ll definitely use your photo to show them who is that perfect girl who stole his heart.
Did you get the urge to show his selfie to your bestie last time as soon as he sent it? There you go, he also wants to brag about you to his pals. He’s dating the prettiest girl in the world and wants everybody to know it.
5. He knows that you’re thinking of him
When you take your phone solely to send him a photo, don’t be open about it. He doesn’t have to know how something you read in that book reminded you of him, or how you were scrolling over social media and you found a perfect meme.
Whenever you send him a picture, a guy will certainly know that you’re thinking of him. You don’t have to be straightforward about it, because a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.
6. Your smile makes his day better
If he has a dull day, your smile will make it better for sure. When he sees your beautiful face smiling at him, he’ll know that he always has someone by his side. Even if the times get tough, he knows he can count on your support.
Bonus points go if you decide to send him a smile early in the morning. Seeing the person you like first thing in the morning is the best way to start your day, don’t you agree?
Honestly speaking, a smile can do wonders and, if you see your loved ones smiling, it instantly makes you happy and you forget all the struggles you’ve been dealing with. Swipe away his stress and worries and tap that send button already.
7. He’s flirting
Usually, when you’re trying to get out of the talking stage, you start playing these photo games. You’ll send a guy your photo and let him wonder about it. He may send you a compliment or two back and you can expect some cheesy pick-up lines to spice up the conversation a bit.
He’s going to use every opportunity to remind you how enchanted he is and how you’re always on his mind. He may focus on praising your personality traits, but he won’t fail to mention how attractive you are either.
Yes, he’ll, unquestionably, use this opportunity to flirt with you, especially since you gave him your attention. This conversation is destined to be very interesting and, don’t be surprised if it ends up with a date.
8. It wakes up his curiosity
You can use this fact to your advantage, since every time you send a guy some random picture, he won’t be able to stay quiet. He’ll ask you questions and he’ll certainly want to learn more about you and your life.
Did you send him a photo of a movie you’re watching, or maybe a glimpse of your outfit for a girls’ night out? He’ll definitely crave to see more since you’ll wake up his curiosity. Depending on his answers you’ll know if he’s genuinely interested in how your day went, or if he’s just nosy or jealous.
If you notice any signs of toxic behavior, don’t hesitate to stop texting him or walk away.
9. He loves to see you
He loves to see you, it’s no more complicated than that. Even a simple picture that you send him during the day can make a guy smile. He’ll be absolutely delighted that you’ve decided to send him a quick capture of how you look today.
Maybe you don’t have enough time for a video call today and your picture will bring him some joy and comfort him. If you’re trying to maintain a long-distance relationship, this may make him miss you more, but it can be a great asset to your everyday conversation.
Keeping him up to date with everything that’s happening throughout your day will be something similar to a diary record with pictures and videos included. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? I’m sure he’ll enjoy catching up.
10. It shows that you trust him
Assuming that you don’t check your online list of friends and send the same picture to each one of them, the guy you like will appreciate this act. This shows that you trust him and you’re not worried that your silly facial expression will go viral.
You’re sure that he’s not going to use those pictures that you send him for something malicious. Quite the contrary. This will help to create an even greater and stronger bond between the two of you.
However, make sure you actually know who you’re talking to, especially if you’ve only met the guy online. There are a lot of creepy stories about people pretending to be someone else.
11. Men are visual creatures
It has been said for a reason that men are visual creatures and if he’s attracted to you, he’ll want to see you all over again. When you’re sharing your photos with him, you’re constantly reminding him of what he has by his side.
You’re occupying his thoughts and he has no other solution than to think of you. He’ll crave to be in your presence every time he looks at that photo, and he will look a couple of times after he receives it. It’s not going to be a glance, but he’ll actually take some time to check your makeup, outfit, and your smile.
He won’t be able to resist and he’ll send a bunch of compliments your way. Let me tell you a little secret – this makes him fall in love with you even more!
12. It makes him feel special
Did you stop enjoying your salad for a second to quickly snap him a photo of it or did you stop walking so you could take a pic of your coffee to go? When you’re sending him photos of yourself and your day, it makes him feel special and loved. You thought of him and you took some time to let him know that.
Also, when you send him photos that you haven’t published on your social media profiles or you haven’t sent them in some group chats you’re both parts of; he’ll be honored.
He’ll appreciate this very much and it will boost his ego. He’s the only man who gets these photos of you and your everyday life. I mean, don’t you feel the privilege when you get to see photos of him no one else saw before (and most probably won’t even see)?
13. It shows him you’re confident
Are you sending him random photos of yourself in a bathrobe or messy hair? You’re not afraid to share a no-make-up selfie with him and you love to make silly faces when you’re taking a picture for him? Perfect, that only shows him how confident you are.
You’re not worried that he’ll judge you for not wearing a shirt that matches better with those pants you’ve decided to put on. When you feel good about who you are, you’ll slay in everything you wear. And you’ll show him that you love yourself in every edition.
If I’ve learned anything in my dating life, women who radiate confidence and happiness will always get the guy they want. You don’t believe me? Try it yourself. Be confident and win this guy over.
Dos and don’ts when sending a picture to a guy
Now that you know that you should send your guy a picture or two from time to time, it’s time for me to share some tips and tricks with you. This way you won’t have to overthink your decision to send him a home-edition photo of yourself.
You know, a messy bun on the top of your head, oversized hoodie or T-shirt and sweatpants – all glammed up. Yes, it’s time to finally hit that send button!
1. Take one step at the time
If you just started texting with a guy, don’t send him your pictures right away. Start slowly and if you decide that the time is right, send him a photo of your lunch, or while you’re practicing your favorite hobby. See how he’ll react to that and if you’ll get a snap in return.
When he’s interested in you, the guy will want to continue the conversation or even initiate it. He may even be the first one to share a photo or two which will make it easier for you.
2. Don’t be the only one sending photos
Pay attention that you’re not the only one sending the photos. Have random conversations about your day, tease him over a text, and make him crave you. The conversation between the two of you shouldn’t be based on exchanging photos only.
If he’s insisting that you send him your pictures and is not sharing anything in return, that guy may be up to something fishy. The Internet can be a scary place and that’s why you should take some time to actually meet the guy. You don’t want to be cat-fished or tricked into doing something you don’t want.
3. Don’t use editing apps
When you’re sending your pictures to the guy you like, don’t use any filters or editing apps. Send him raw photos, even if your skin doesn’t look flawless. Be yourself completely and let him fall in love with all your imperfections.
A lot of girls are trying too hard to be something they’re not. The beauty standard became insane and if you’re not looking like a top model, you’re not worth the attention. That is not true. You do you and the right guy will notice you, sooner or later.
You don’t have to pretend to be something you’re not, and you shouldn’t use different apps to tighten your waist or fix blemishes on your face. If he likes you, he’ll like you with or without those freckles and marks that you have on your body.
4. Don’t spam him with photos
If you’re already exchanging photos with him, try not to spam him. What do I mean when I say this? Don’t send him multiple photos an hour, one after another. If you’re on a trip and want to share some landscape photos, wait until you take a couple, then send them together.
The spam is allowed only when you quit doing it for whatever reason and it used to be a habit. If you’re you used to share a lot of memes and photos with each other, but a couple of days had passed and you didn’t send anything, let your boyfriend know that he’s about to be spammed and send them all at once.
5. Make sure you know who you’re sending photos to
I’ve mentioned earlier that a lot of things can happen on the Internet, and no matter how hard we want to negate that, we’re never completely safe. You never know for sure who’s on the other side (if you met them online) and what are they going to do with your photos.
Your photos can be used for scams, horrifying things like identity theft, or other more serious crimes. Pay attention when you’re communicating in the online world with people. Make sure you know who you’re sending photos to and keep in mind that one or two photos from the other side prove nothing.
He’s going to be very happy when you send him a photo for his eyes only. Send your guy pictures that you haven’t already shared with your followers or even girlfriends and enjoy those compliments he prepared for you.
This is going to make him feel like a VIP in your life and he’ll feel loved and appreciated at the same time. You two are sharing with each other those parts of you nobody else knows about. If that’s not something to cherish and hold close to, then I really don’t know what is.
7. Capture the present moment
I’m sure you’re well aware of how enjoying the present moment is the best thing you can do, so what do you think about sharing that with someone you care about? If you’re in a long-distance relationship, or simply away from your lover right now, capture the present moment for him.
Don’t send him something that you already published on your social media or that photo you took a long time ago and you realized you never shared anywhere. It doesn’t matter how good it is, don’t opt for sending him something you didn’t capture for him specifically.
Take a couple of seconds and try to transfer your joy of being wherever you are and at the same time, make sure you emphasize that it would be priceless if he was there with you. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it a lot and he’ll make sure he’s with you savoring the moment.
8. Keep him up to date
Use photos to keep him up to date. Let him know what you’re up to, where are you going and who are you hanging out with. He’ll be grateful that you’re thinking of him and that you want him to know what’s happening in your life.
If you’re in a shopping center and there’s a long line when you decided to pay for the things you’ve bought, quickly take a photo and send it to him. Use that period you’re waiting to talk with him and you can even send him something funny you came across while you were shopping.
The snapshot of that pizza in your oven, when you’re done preparing it, may do wonders. Invite him over and maybe you won’t have to eat it all by yourself.
9. Send him a pic of something you talked about
You’re probably talking for some time now and you’ve shared a lot of information with each other. Have you bought the chocolate he was mentioning the other day, or did you see a T-shirt with his favorite villain from Marvel movies? Send him a photo.
When you send a guy a picture of something you were previously talking about, that shows him you were listening carefully. It also means that you pay attention to little details about him and he’ll definitely take it as a hint that you like him.
Yes! Who doesn’t like those funny, creative photos that became very popular recently? Don’t stop only there. Share funny or cute videos with him, even quotes that remind you of him. You’ll have a good laugh probably, and a lot of new things to talk about.
Don’t hesitate to send him something witty, or even better – make a meme and share it with him. You may simply send it and see how it goes, then later reveal your secret. This is definitely going to sweep him off his feet and he’ll want to spend more time with you.
11. Outfit check is always a good idea
Sometimes when you’re doubting what to put on, he can be the one to help you decide. Whether you’re actually going out on a date with him, or you’re having a girls’ night out, he’ll gladly help with the constant dilemma of what to wear.
You can casually send him a mirror selfie and ask him if he thinks that a yellow shirt is a good choice, or if you should show off the blue one. Get ready to hear some cliche phrases about how you look good in both, because he won’t be able to stay quiet.
12. You can send him a photo with your friends
When you’re out with your friends, send him a picture. He’ll appreciate the fact that you’re indirectly letting him know who you’re with. If there are some guys he doesn’t know, he’ll be sure they are just friends and won’t have to worry about anything.
This way, you’ll prepare the ground for all of them to meet as well. I mean, you’ll have to mention to your group to who you’re sending photos, and he’ll be familiar with your social circle as well. It may be a bit easier to gather them together later on.
13. Send a lot of smiling selfies
Guys can be absolutely dazzled by your gorgeous smile. They may even be addicted to it and they’ll be very happy when you send them a selfie. In fact, when guys are in love with you, these photos are the ones they like the most.
When you send him a picture where you’re genuinely smiling, the guy will make sure he keeps that close to his heart and he’ll check it often. It will, beyond any doubt, make him smile every single time he looks at it. So yes, send him a lot of smiling selfies, he’ll adore them.
No ifs and/or buts, guys absolutely love when you send them pictures of yourself. Do it often and do it for fun!