How to Take a Passport Photo That's Perfect for Your Dating Profile, Too

If you go to the Passport Photos section of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs' site and read through all the regulations, you probably can't help but think that your passport photo will turn out bland. With so many rules to consider, we don't blame you. It's hard to imagine that your photo will capture your best moment, let alone be so good you'd even consider using it on your dating profile. However, we are here to tell you otherwise.

The key is to pinpoint the pieces you definitely shouldn't wear if you want your photo to be approved, as well know what will be most photogenic. Ahead, we've rounded up five tips for what to wear for your next passport photo to get that coveted seal of approval from you, the state, and maybe even some swipers on your favorite dating app.

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