Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

No Cameras, Please: If You Point, We Shoot; Quirkout! Crazy Things Women Do to Stay Sane

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

No Cameras, Please: If You Point, We Shoot; Quirkout! Crazy Things Women Do to Stay Sane

Article excerpt

Are there any scarier words to a woman than "Say cheese?"

Not gouda or brie. Not even "Jersey Shore." We mean the ol' "Smile for the camera."

The very idea of someone taking our pictures makes us shudder because we know it will last through all eternity, thank you, Facebook timeline. Is there any woman on the planet who sees her photo and thinks, "I look so beautiful," or "Boy, am I skinny. " (Not you, Kate Upton; read your Sports Illustrated and keep quiet, please.)

That's why we give kudos to the brave contestants on "The Biggest Loser." Not for enduring humiliating workouts, but for having the courage to pose in spandex and broadcast their "before" photos on national television. Honestly, we'd rather sit in a locked box up to our necks in live scorpions on "Fear Factor."

So suck in your gut, stick out your chest and take some QuirkOut shots at things women do to look good in photographs.

MATCH.COM YOUR PICTURES

The most terrifying photos we ever have to share are on dating sites. You have to look sexy, but in a Sioux City - not Sex in the City - kind of way. And you also have to look like a caring girlfriend who would tolerate picking up dirty boxers on the floor.

Nobody understands this more than Karen. Divorced for two years, she's been on Match.Com, JDate, Christian Mingle and Yen for Zens. Well, a girl has to cover all her bases.

But Karen's QuirkOut dilemma is which pictures to post. The one of her rafting in rapids ... or baking cookies ... or rebuilding her transmission?

The process has left Karen shaking like a Polaroid picture, and she's too wound up to develop a relationship. So she's ignoring responses from men, which may be for the best. Unfortunately, she can't remember if her profile hinted that she's a Baptist bicyclist or a Buddhist bookworm.

LICENSE TO CLICK AND SHOOT

Dear Department of Motor Vehicles,We know the person who takes the photo for our drivers license is swamped. …

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