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Why was my photo deleted?

The most common reasons for a photo being deleted are:

1. The photo is not of you but is in your "profile photos" album
​As long as the photo doesn't break any other rules, feel free to upload it to one of your profile essays instead 

2. The photo is copyright (i.e. a meme, image or photo that someone else owns)
All photos must be of you or taken by you. No copyright material allowed

3. The photo is offensive (nudity, hateful imagery, etc)
Uploading photos like this may result in your profile being banned as well

Your photo will be added to a queue for review if it has been flagged by another OkCupid member. If you see other photos on OkCupid that break our rules but have not been removed yet, please flag them so that they can also be reviewed and removed. 

Below you will find more details on where to upload different types of photos, and what kinds of photos are not allowed anywhere.
Where to upload different types of photos

To make it easy for people to see you and what you're all about, we have two places you can upload photos.
1. Your Profile Photos Album should contain only photos of you. 
Note: If you upload a photo that is not of you to your Profile Photos album, it may be flagged and removed. If this happens, you’ll get an email reminding you about the photo rules. As long as the photo doesn’t break any of our other rules (see below) feel free to upload the same photo to your profile essays instead.

2. Your Profile Essays can contain other types of photos: Note: We do not allow copyright photos anywhere on OkCupid, including in Profile essays, so don't upload memes, photos that other people have taken, or photos saved from the internet.


Photo Rules

Photos containing any of the following content may be flagged and deleted, and depending on content may also result in your account being banned.