Psychologist and Villanova University Associate Professor Rebecca J.
Brand asked 50 women to judge 100 online dating profiles for men between the ages of 22 and 25 from an online dating site. The women were shown the men's photos and written profiles separately, then asked to judge the profile's author or the man in the photo on traits like confidence, sense of humor, masculinity and overall attractiveness.
It just means they often find themselves making an effort to improve their chances.
Montecillo ended up including his ethnicity on his profile, but he removed it after an exhausting period where he received a response about once in every eight or nine messages. you can’t help but wonder sometimes.” [Black women face prejudice every day.
The results -- which will soon be published in the journal -- found that women didn't need photos to discern which men were attractive; they could tell based on the confidence level the men displayed in their writing.
Brand writes: "Our data suggests that attractive individuals wrote texts (profiles) that conveyed confidence, and it was perhaps this confidence which primarily signalled quality to the women." She adds, "Such confidence may arise from attractive people’s general sense of their high mate-value." The idea that attractive people have a leg up over their average-looking competition is nothing new: it's been shown that attractive people make more money, and the results of a 2010 study led by Timothy Judge, Ph D, of the University of Florida, suggests it may all goes back to -- yes -- confidence levels.
I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Your inbox will fill with notes from 19-year-olds in the ‘burbs, 40-somethings who find your taste in music “refreshing,” addled idiots writing “id fck u,” and a handful of age-appropriate, nice-looking guys who can string some sentences together and like to cook.Balance the family photos with you doing something fun—like hanging out at a stadium—so I have a better idea of what our time together will be like.” –James, 42“If the woman’s photos are only with friends, I automatically think she is shy and insecure about her looks.I would like to see a confident picture of her by herself doing something she loves.When he signed up for Ok Cupid in 2013, he was in Singapore but began using it more frequently when he moved to Portland, Ore., the following year.It was around then that he saw Ok Cupid’s data on race and attraction.