About Me - How I got into online dating photography

The name’s Joe, and so far I have helped well over 140 guys build the dating life of their dreams.

I’ve thought about online dating more than most guys should. What matters on dating apps? What doesn’t? How do they work in their intricacies?

I wasn’t always into online dating photography. I know what it’s like not getting noticed by women online, and I decided to do something about it…

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My Experience with Online Dating

I traveled to Latvia in my mid-20s to learn from a business mentor of mine in the area.


And after the retreat, I travelled around the area hostel to hostel. Naturally, I wanted some action, some fun while I travelled so I swiped on all the dating apps, Tinder, Bumble, Hinge.


And I got some matches. Travelling makes you the exotic foreigner girls get excited about, the mysterious stranger.


One particular day, I matched with a gorgeous Latvian girl, and got excited for our date. She was much hotter than most girls I’d been with and I couldn’t wait to feel the sparks fly.


I went to the casual kebab shop where we were going to meet up…

And waited... And waited some more...

Fuck! What was her problem? Was it something I did? Was it something I said?

I got angry and fired off a few bitter texts, then I called her two too many times.

Angry and frustrated I shuffled my feet back to my grungy hostel bunk bed, curled into a fetal position, and cried myself to sleep.

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It wasn't just that one time

For weeks I’d been trying hard to get dates on Tinder and Bumble (Hinge wasn’t around at the time.)


I would get some, because I was the exotic, mysterious American guy, but even then they mostly flaked. Didn’t message. Left me on read.


And the ones I ended up exchanging numbers with ended up not showing up to the date.


It was frustrating. I worried it was me. I worried I was the problem, that I didn’t deserve an exciting dating life.


So that one day was the last straw, and I cried myself to sleep in the fetal position on my shitty hostel bunk bed mattress.

Taking Myself Seriously

The next day I woke up and decided I was done.


I was going to figure out how to get the girls I really wanted, or die trying. It hurt so much to be overlooked and I wanted to be noticed by girls I was attracted to.


So I decided to work on my pictures, after all that’s what the girls saw first and foremost so I figured it was the best thing to put effort into.


I went out with other guys from the hostel and had them take photos with my shitty cell phone (which also had a cracked camera lens so photos came out blurry.)



I chose my favorite dating photos and uploaded them to all my online dating profiles.



Lo and behold, I started getting matches! I went on dates and ended up finding a woman I ended up dating for the rest of my time in Latvia, a woman who gave me warmth, companionship, and mindblowing sex 😈

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Finally, I learned how to keep girls happy and coming back for more!

I found the more girls I kept around, the happier I was and the less I had to worry about getting matches - I could just see my favorite 2 or 3 on the regular and enjoy my life.

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And then I upped my game.

I said my tearful goodbye to my Latvian girl and returned to the USA to start my new life.


I picked up a professional camera and professional lenses and took more and more photos.


Back in the US, I didn’t have the benefit of being the exciting exotic foreigner on Tinder, I had to rely on standing out from the crowd on my strengths alone.


So I was back to square 1. I found a friend on the same journey and took tens of thousands of dating profile photos of each other. This guy in the photos is actually him, and he’s been my earliest and most consistent client once I turned this into a business.


Through this process we found what works and what doesn’t to get noticed by attractive girls on all the dating apps.

It didn't end there...

My friends noticed the results I was getting from online dating photography and asked for my help.

I was pretty shocked how it totally transformed their dating lives.

 They won’t stop telling me how many matches they were getting!

One day, a guy came up to us as we were taking photos. “How much do you charge?” he asked, “I’m looking to get more matches on Tinder, Bumble and Hinge too!”

A lightbulb went off… I turned this into a business and started helping guys overcome their lack of matches too. I knew intimately how much it hurts to be overlooked by women on dating apps… to be just one of the millions of guys on dating apps that girls overlook.

And I intimately knew how to overcome this and be noticed by attractive women. Since then I’ve helped over 130 guys in 25+ cities around the world!

And they couldn’t be happier after working with me.

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And that's how Dating Unchained was born.

I got so much inquiries that I started charging for my online dating photography services.


It’s so fulfilling to help guys who are in a similar situation to where I was, frustrated wondering why girls are flaking on them, or swiping left, or not coming back for more.


And it’s what gets me up in the morning. I’ve always wanted to help people build a life they love – that’s what Dating Unchained was built for. And it starts with taking back control of their dating lives!

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Joe knows how to take a modeling novice and produce an entire portfolio of incredible pictures that will make a huge difference in your online dating success. Game changer, and worth every penny. Thanks Joe!

Take back control of your dating life.

Lean on my experience in the trenches of online dating.  A simple photoshoot can mean the difference between them swiping left or right.

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