We require all members to have at least one approved photo to use the site and show up in search because we feel it makes for a better online dating experience. How does requiring a photo of members improve my dating experience? People want to see the face of the profile. After registering on Spark.com, new members without an approved photo have 72 hours to explore our site before we’ll prompt them to upload a photo. After 72 hours, members will no longer have access to the site, nor will they show up in our search, until at least one photo has been uploaded and approved.