Beware the dreaded “MySpace Angles”! (PICS)

October 6, 2007

MySpace GirlSo you’ve been talking to this hot young lady that you met on MySpace, Facebook, Friendster or one of the many other social networking or dating sites that are available online and you believe you have come to a point that you are ready to meet her. You get along great and have awesome conversations over the phone and on instant messenger. You listen to the same bands and have similar interests, irks, aspirations, and idiosyncrasies. In short, it really seems like you are falling for this girl.

And her pictures. “Wow” is all you can say every time that you look at them. The way that her hair falls over her shoulder as she gives you that sultry-but-oh-so-innocent look in the photo that she sent you which drives you wild. You can hardly believe that you have found a creature that is so beautiful, yet so deep and really into your interests as well. You’ve even caught yourself feeling a little sorry that you previously held the misconception that all girls that look this great are vapid and stuck up. But now you know better and you thank the internet and your computer every day while you have endless conversations with her while staring at her photo that you have now plastered onto your desktop.

You know she’s hot. You’ve shown her picture to your friends and they think she’s hot. And now you’re ready to meet her. But are you prepared for what you may actually find?

Well, let this serve as a warning to you because you may have just fallen victim to the dreaded, “MySpace Angles.”

MySpace Girl

The MySpace Angles phenomenon isn’t one that is new but is a growing concern for men, young and old, across the globe. Photography-savvy young ladies are utilizing crafty camera angles and even photo software to weave a type of black magic onto their likenesses that would rival even the most forgiving Glamour Shots photographers of the old days. These crafty ladies will bend and conform themselves precariously to just the right position to hide those multiple chins, unsightly bulges, and possibly even hooves in the attempt to rope in unsuspecting victims across the World Wide Web.

MySpace Angle:

MySpace Girl

Cold, Harsh Reality:

MySpace Girl

You may tell yourself that by being diligent about asking for multiple photos you are being an alarmist and maybe even paranoid. Additionally, the fact that this phenomenon exists may even appear to be mean-spirited and just plain wrong. However, we ask you while presenting this evidence to you today: Just who is at fault here? Should you feel guilty for ensuring that the package you are presented is the package you should expect? Or are you just going to hold out until the bitter end and hope for the best?

MySpace Angle Super Cutie:

MySpace Girl

Larger-than-expected Dinner Date Bill

MySpace Girl



Asian Honey + Glasses = Smart and Sexy!

MySpace Girl

You’re gonna need more sake to be able to seal this deal!

MySpace Girl



Trippy little cutie that is sure to be a blast to hang out with:

MySpace Girl

In reality, “little” doesn’t quite describe the trip you’re going on.

MySpace Girl



A veritable Goddess at this angle:

MySpace Girl

But the light of day suggests otherwise.

MySpace Girl



This princess has a heart of gold and the face of an angel:

MySpace Girl

But take away the soft-lighting effects of photo-editing software and another creature emerges.

MySpace Girl



This is a quirky little hottie that can hang out with the guys and still be cute:

MySpace Girl

Well, she can hang out with the guys, anyway. And probably drink them all under the table, to boot.

MySpace Girl



The emo girl of your dreams:

MySpace Girl

Or maybe your worst nightmare.

MySpace Girl



And finally, one late night you asked your beauty for some boob shots:

MySpace Girl

And you GOT ‘EM!

MySpace Girl

Taking a cue from Shallow Hal, love may be blind and beauty may only be skin deep but a façade of smoke and mirrors is no way to begin a relationship and if the lovely lady of your online dreams isn’t truthful with you about herself upfront, can you be so sure you can trust her down the road?

Consider this as a public service announcement to all the would-be e-Romeos out there that are trolling the social sites looking for love: watch out, because you may be biting off more than you can chew!

NEXT: REVENGE of the MySpace Angles! (PICS)


486 Responses to “Beware the dreaded “MySpace Angles”! (PICS)”

  1. Nikki on July 19th, 2009 1:09 am

    I think the fifth one looks prettier in the second picture.

  2. Nikki on July 19th, 2009 1:21 am

    “Do you really think good, datable guys waste their time & karma posting “warnings” about imperfect babes haunting the web? Never. That stuff comes from the turds & losers. The good guys are too busy getting laid.”

    Haha, I love it.

  3. Lynne on August 6th, 2009 4:41 am

    People can look radically different depending not just on the angle of the camera, but on the clothes they wear and the makeup a woman wears. I agree that people should keep their photos honest, but the idea of the photo is to create a good first impression so you want something that looks like you but is the BEST you your camera can show. So I can understand why some people would get confused as to where that fine line really is.

    And some of those second shots are not be any more honest than the first shots because of bad facial expressions, bad clothes, bad lighting or bad makeup.

    I also think there’s a big difference between pointing out how some photos can be misleading and bashing someone’s looks. For example the sentence:

    “You’re gonna need more sake to be able to seal this deal!” – Was totally uncalled for. There’s nothing wrong with that girl. She may not be a cover model but she’s plenty pretty enough to reject the average guy. Remember, it’s the women who are in high demand, so guys if you look in the mirror and don’t look like George Clooney and you don’t pull in a 6-figure income, you’re damn lucky if Sake Girl will give you the time of day!

  4. Mike on August 16th, 2009 1:44 am

    Who is the second girl with the tiara? I’d like to see the rest of her pics.

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  6. King on August 24th, 2009 12:01 pm

    The Emo girl is a spaz, but it doesn’t mean she’s ugly, a little work is needed is all

  7. Mathilde on September 3rd, 2009 8:55 am

    Some humans have more to offer than flesh, for Christ’s sakes!

    Plus, browsing the web to get laid…
    (which is quite pathetic I must say, particularly when you dare critisizing other people without taking a good look at your own face first and the reasons why you need the net to find a bed partner!)
    … and trying to find your partner for life, is REALLY NOT the same thing!

    Not mentioning that looks don’t guarantee sexual talents or osmosis.

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  14. Johnny on November 7th, 2009 1:29 am

    I JUST had this happen to me THIS PAST SUNDAY!!! Fuck all you people who think we’re being shallow by demanding that the women show “true” versions of themselves on their respective sites. It doesn’t do EITHER person any good to not be truthful about your looks! I imagine that this is what the female fatty is thinking when she puts up “just the face/boobs” pictures: “Well, this picture will get my foot in the door, and then we’ll get to know each other really well. By the time we meet, he’ll really like me for ME and my personality and my looks won’t matter as much anymore”

    Guess what? WRONG! He’ll be pissed that he wasted all this time, money (maybe ya’ll are meeting at a hotel that he asked you to book, assuming he was gonna have sex with someone halfway decently attractive and the ugly female knowing full well she was deceitfully getting someone out of her league), and effort and he will NOT want to continue the relationship, I assure you.

    Look, it’s just better to be honest about what you look like, period. That way there are no surprises and no blatant reasons for lack of trust from the beginning.

    GUYS: There are a few ways to sniff out a potential fatty before wasting your time, money, and effort in pursuing and then eventually meeting them. I tell you this out of pure, unadulterated experience:

    1. Pictures of just her face, OR her face plus chest (with her wearing a pushup bra). In a lot of cases, “the fatty” will have a pretty face and large boobs (all those hamburgers have to go SOMEWHERE other than her stomach and thighs)

    2. Full body pictures that are hazy, taken with low light, taken in the mirror with some other sort of distorting effect such as a hand covering up a sensitive area (like her GUT).

    3. Pictures where she has different hair color: Guys, be warned. What you can ascertain from this is that at least ONE of these pictures is not very recent. Probably neither are. Chances are there was one time in her life that she got enough willpower to get off her ass and start working out and eating right. Once she couldn’t stand not getting her daily dose of saturated and trans fat injections she took a bunch of pictures of a person that will prolly never exist again. These are the pictures you are seeing now.

    I’m sure there are others but it’s late, and I’m tired. Email me at if you have any questions or comments. By the way, to the person (I’m assuming it was a chick) that got all upset because “some people are fat b/c of long hospital stays, thyroid conditions, etc etc”, I’m here to tell you that those people are in the VAST MINORITY. The majority of overweight (read: FAT and OBESE) people are that way because they are not making proper dietary decisions and are not exercising…at least in a way that promotes good calorie burning. Bottom line is that they consume more calories than they burn off every single day, and because of that, they’re fat. And until they make some lifestyle changes (the amount of change needed varies from person to person), they will continue to be that way.

  15. kctohn on December 3rd, 2009 8:07 pm

    to all the angles in this page i love you all and i will give it to all of you and all this love.

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  17. Adam on January 5th, 2010 5:11 pm

    There is taking a picture of oneself in their best light, and then there is blatantly lying. If a girl is overweight but decides to take a picture of herself in her most flattering clothes, thats one thing. it says “yes, I’m overweight but I still look good”. its honest and acceptable.

    If, on the other hand, she simply takes a picture of her face and chest, then she is essentially lying because she isnt giving you the whole picture (pun intended).
    To be fair, I really dont have an issue with overweight girls; I do, however, do not appreciate being lied to or decieved.

    Yes, men may be shallow. so are women. and ladies, look at it this way. if I told you I was a CEO when I was actually practically homeless (“yes, I’m CEO of my own lemonade stand!”), then its same thing. she would feel decieved and lied to. and rightfully so.

    Deceit is deceit, no matter how much you try to justify it.

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  26. Lucie on May 22nd, 2010 2:39 pm

    Why are there not guys on these pictures? Im sure as hell they can be pretty deceptive too…

  27. This sucked on May 23rd, 2010 7:43 am

    So I hung out with this chick who I met on myspace. She looked thin on her pics. When I went to pick her up at her place, I saw this fat bitch come out. It was her. Wtf? Decided not to be a dick and hung out with her anyway for a few hours. Felt uncomfortable the whole time and sure as hell wasn’t being a gentleman

  28. Lamename on May 24th, 2010 12:08 am

    The veritable goddess chick and the emo chick are actually rather cute .

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  31. Kate Blanche on June 22nd, 2010 4:55 pm

    1) The “emo girl of your dreams” is an actual friend of mine. And guess what? This pretty much is how she looks. Surprise, she’s in a steady relationship and not in the least interested in hooking anybody. She’s not going to be happy that you’ve lifted her picture and represented her incorrectly.

    2) Only a fool would act on a photo in the first place. Hopefully there’s more to your choice than a single picture. If you’re disappointed, you’re only getting what you deserve.

    3) Who are any of you to criticize other people? How great are the males here that they’re totally honest in their profile photos?

  32. Brittany on July 12th, 2010 9:06 pm

    Lol wow…. Sad thing is I’m a model myself, and I can safely admit that many photos are taken to give you the best angle, but to falsify what you have is pretty low there. I’m all hips no butt and itty bitty boobs but I don’t care. Good luck to those of you who try to play off looking some other way or being some other person, be who you are, love who you are, and meet people truthfully. Don’t be ashamed, be proud, or change wahtever it is that you can’t stand and make it real, don’t just falsify it to make yourself more appealing

  33. Bleh on July 12th, 2010 10:02 pm

    It should be evident to anyone of intelligence that people can represent themselves ANY which way on the internet..personality or picture wise. It may be wrong to do so, and these men may feel cheated, but many men misrepresent their jobs, salaries, etc, so why can’t women use a flattering camera angle? The fact is, everyone has good pics, everyone has bad. Use some common sense…you can tell what angle she’s taking the pic from, and if body/looks are all you value, then make sure the pic includes a good view of them. if you can’t figure it out, well, then you get what you get.

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  35. Geoffery Chaucer on August 20th, 2010 7:58 pm

    My problem with Myspace angle shots, and I assume this is true with others, is not with overweight women themselves, it’s with the fact that they feel it’ll improve their self-esteem and get them more dates by pretending they’re something they’re not. To me, it’s a form of lying (something I hate) and worse yet indicates to me that the poor girl has self-esteem issues. While I don’t think women who are a size 24 should parade around in thongs, I have seen some very attractive larger women. Actually, thin women, although it’s not as bad, shouldn’t parade around in thongs either. I’m old fashioned like that.

    I don’t advoate making people feel like garbage for what they look like, which some seem to think the opposition to Myspace angles is all about, when it’s quite the opposite. The truth is, there are very many men who appreciate larger women, these women should seek after those kinds of guys, not try to increase their dating pool with trick photography. A bigger girl is actually MORE likely to feel like trash when she meets a man in person and he had expected someone close to his preference and he looks at her with disappointment. It’s not that everyone hates fat girls, that’s not true, it’s like expecting one flavor of ice cream and getting another. One guy I know actually says he finds thin women repulsive. I know it’s just as shallow for him to say what he said as, but I just wanted to point out a real example that shows you needn’t play photography games to get a man. She shouldn’t try to get men who don’t want bigger girls to be interested in her, it’s like lying about your age on the internet. It’s a sign of low self-esteem to think that the only way you can get a date is by pretending to be someone you’re not. People in the long run like and respect someone for who they are if they respect themselves.

    Before anyone says that I hate big girls, well, let me tell you. One of the most beautiful women I ever knew by her own admission was 5’4″ and 160-165 lbs, which is actually bigger than some of the girls in those pics that were called “fatties”. She was just stunningly beautiful and I wish I would have been able to date her and marry her, she was also a real sweetheart. She had the kind of beauty that you just wanted to admire all day. Only reason I didn’t is because she wanted as a husband a Christian missionary, and I would have made a terrible missionary.

    Now, here’s what I think about each of those girls the OP posted a picture of.

    Girl 1. Definitely a classic example of Myspace angle deception. A man not interested in larger women would be angry and may harm her self-esteem further. She has a fairly pretty face and should focus on guys that like big girls.

    Girl 2. She’s very pretty, not really what I’d call fat. More what I’d call healthy looking with meat on her bones. While girl 1 isn’t someone I’d be attracted to in real life, girl two actually is. I’ve seen cheerleaders in RL that looked like girl 2.

    Girl 3. She’s fairly pretty, but I don’t get how she could remotely be called fat. Sorry, but while you made good points with girl 1, the girls 2 and 3 examples undid what you were trying to prove. A girl like this can be considered average.

    Girl 4. Even though I understand (but strongly disagree) your reason for 2 and 3, I don’t get why 4 is on the list. She’s beautiful, she’s thin, what’s wrong with her?

    Girl 5. I don’t really know how to call this one. She doesn’t really look like she’s that big in either pic, but both pics are severely cropped, so she may be a big girl in disguise. If she really isn’t that big, then read what I said about 2 and 3 to get my opinion. If it’s trick photography as in girl 1, I’ll say the same thing here, she shouldn’t try to appeal to guys that aren’t into larger women and instead go after guys that like big women, there’s a strong community of BBW-admirers.

    Girl 6. What on Earth is wrong with her? She’s a beautiful young woman. Of the ones that don’t belong on the list, she is the one that most doesn’t belong.

    Girl 7. I think we have good pic/bad pic, because I don’t think she’s as pretty as her good pic or as homely as her bad pic. She’s not exactly what I’d call hideous, just what I would consider unattractive if her bad pic really is that bad.

    Girl 8. She’s not ugly. She’s just average looking. Nothing wrong with that.

    Girl 9. She’s not ugly, she would actually be attractive if I were into punk type girls with a lot of piercings. Her second pic was just a pic of her being silly it seems.

    Girl 10. Decent face, kind of fat, but more what I’d call out of shape. The kind of girl that looks best with clothes on. She shouldn’t be trying to appeal to people that aren’t into larger women anyway. But then again, I wouldn’t ask a girl I didn’t know that well for naked pics on the internet anyway, call me a prude, call me old-fashioned, but that’s just the kind of old fuddy-duddy that I happen to be.

    Overall, I understand why you made the list, you had some good ideas, good points at times, but you lost credibility when choosing girls that not only weren’t prime examples of this (you could have found much better examples), but in many cases, weren’t even unattractive. When at least six of the examples aren’t really good ones to make your case strong, it makes you seem like the type that only likes supermodels. However, I think that the premise of your argument is very valid, people shouldn’t try to make themselves look like something that they’re not, it only leads to disappointment and heartbreak, reinforcing their pre-conceived notion that there’s something wrong with them, when really it’s their approach. It’s no different than lying about your age.

    For those that ask “where are the shots of the guys”, it’s simple, guys don’t do angle shots from above to make themselves look thinner. People don’t want guys to be 5’10”, 110 lbs. What many men do when trying to appeal to women on the internet is take pictures next to a flashy car, wear a nice suit, wear something that makes them look like they have bigger muscles than they do, or something like that. I think the problem is that the media has unrealistic standards for both men and women, but not unrealistic in the sense of so good that only a few can have them, but unrealistic in the sense of grotesque. Even though most of us guys say we’re attracted to girls that are 5’10”, 110 lbs with G-cup breasts that walk around scantily clad and with tons of makeup, deep down we’re not and we like a certain type that we think will make a great mother, and many of those girls are pretty in a subdued modest way. I, however, am honest with others with regards to what I like. I personally find many of the girls that many guys seem to say the like actually downright unappealing. I actually like them a bit unique. While I have a slight preference for thin, it’s not anorexic thin, it’s what I call thin and many of you may call average, and it’s so slight of a preference that other things can easily override it.

    But then again, I may actually be a complete oddball. After all, to me, someone like Suzy Pepper from Glee is the most beautiful girl in the world and my ideal kind of girl. Here’s a picture of Suzy, so you know what I’m attracted to.

    Many refer to that type as “nerdy” and some people have even called her “ugly”. But if they don’t want that type of woman, then good for them. I think she’s great!

  36. admin on September 1st, 2010 10:21 am

    I am amazed at the wonders a camera can do when taking photos at the right angles!

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