Seeing a hottie for the first time online is the same as seeing one for the first time in person. You want to look good. You want her to be attracted to you. You want her to be interested in spending more time with you. So when you’re going to be seeing each other over webcam for the first time you’re going to want to look your best. Because webcams are notorious for making people look bad, you’re going to have to do some preparation in order to make sure that that’s not the case.
“More light makes you appear good”
Lighting issues are the most common with webcams. Video tends to either look too dim or too bright. Either situation makes you look bad. So how to make sure the lighting is just right? Don’t have a light source directly behind you. It’ll put you in shadow and the webcam responds to light hitting it directly by dimming the picture. Instead, have a light source facing you. You don’t need to run out and by expensive set lighting. The fix is as simple as having a desk lamp and turning it on you.
Nothing’s going to kill the mood like video lagging or Internet interruptions. There are a couple of ways you can ensure that your Internet connection is optimal. If you want the absolute best connection, the best thing you can do is use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer or laptop directly to the Internet. A Wifi connection is handy but is notoriously bad for video chats. You’ll also want to make sure that any programs that are uploading or downloading in the background are closed.
Tweak Your Settings
Maybe you’re a closet nerd. Maybe you’ve got posters galore of Star Wars and everything else nerdy. Do you want her to know that you’ve got a collection of action figures? The answer is no, not if you’re still in the beginning stages of an online dating relationship. So choose a spot in your home that isn’t full of things that you don’t want her to see. Avoid posters, messy rooms, bathrooms (why would you be on webcam in the bathroom anyways?) and any place you don’t want her to see.
Control the Volume
“Make sure that the mic settings are correct”
Nothing is more irritating than talking to someone over webcam and having to strain to hear them. So before you start, make sure that any devices that make noise are turned off in the background. Fans, appliances, TVs and stereos can create distracting background noise.
Pay Attention to Your Appearance
This is the first time she’s going to see you live. You’re going to want to look as good as you can. Be clean. If you’ve got some scruff, trim it up (unless you rock scruff all the time). Don’t wear clothes that are dirty and wrinkled. Put on something clean that you know makes you look good. When it comes to being on webcam, make sure you’re in the center of the video. Don’t slouch. Make it easy for her to see you.