Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice Q&A: How Harmless Is Sending Pictures Via Text?Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice Q&A: How Harmless Is Sending Pictures Via Text?

Question from Carolynn R.: I’ve been texting this guy, and he’s really nice, but he keeps asking me for pictures — not nude pictures, just pictures. It seems a bit weird to me, and I don’t know if this means he’s going to ask for more revealing ones in the future.  Am I just being paranoid, or is this as weird as I think it is?

Keep reading to see what dating advice the relationship experts had for Carolynn!

Dating Advice: When Is It Okay To Send Pictures?

Suzanne K. Oshima, Matchmaker: If you don’t feel comfortable sending him photos via text, then just tell him to friend you on Facebook where there are a lot of great photos of you. If he still keeps pressuring you to send photos and he takes it one step further where he asks you to send him nude photos of yourself, then just remember you have choice. Don’t let him pressure you into doing something that you don’t want to do. No matter how nice he is, if he keeps up the pressure to send nude photos, my dating advice is to move on, because it’s obvious he’s only interested in one thing.

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Paige Wyatt, Reality TV Star: When a guy asks you to send him photos of you, revealing or not, you should know that he’s very interested in your looks and maybe only your looks. If a guy asks for one or two photos of you, it may be his harmless way of wanting to put a face to the person texting him. If he is constantly asking for photos of you, he may only be interested in your looks instead of forming a relationship and love. If you really like him, my relationship advice is to tell him to add you on Facebook and creep on photos there! 

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Robert Manni, Guy’s GuyWithout knowing for sure the kind of photos your guy is asking for, my guess is that he is most likely seeking provocative pics of you, not the ones you share on Facebook and Instagram. If so, you need to decide if this is something you’re comfortable with. In the interim, I suggest spending more actual face time with him versus FaceTime, to get a better sense of his true character and intentions. If he is more interested in photos of you than being with you, that, of course is a problem and reason to move on. Good luck.

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