Here's how to pick the best photos for your dating profile — because first impressions If you're normally not the sporty type, no need to fake it but, according to the Hinge data, photos of people participating in sports performed 75 percent better than the average photo.
Photos of people having fun on a night out with friends got 74 percent more likes than the average picture, Hinge found.
Sam drops the following bomb: Flash (be it cellphone or otherwise) adds seven years to your profile pic. You know the shotthe universally-maligned My Space Angle selfie is achieved by holding your camera above your head and being just so darn coy. Thats fine, but if youre wearing sunglasses, your dream guy might think youre hiding something.
But in terms of getting new messages, Sam reveals that the My Space shot is the single most effective photo type for women. Julie's rule: Your profile photos should show your glamorous smile along with your sparkling eyes.
The Grade aims to help people rate their profile picture, messages and overall profile on a scale from A to F based on profile quality, responsiveness and message quality available for everyone to see.
Photos with tattoos and eyeglasses were among the lowest rated for women and hat wearers were among the lowest rated photos for men.
Show just a little cleavage to look flirty."Variety may be the spice of life in the bedroom or on a date.
While online daters think their photos are relatively accurate, independent judges rated one third of online dating photos as inaccurate, according to research carried out by Catalina Toma, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For that reason, she recommends posting a variety of recent photos.
“Female photographs were judged as less accurate than male photographs, and were more likely to be older, to be retouched or taken by a professional photographer, and to contain inconsistencies, including changes in hair style and skin quality,” the research found.
Read: 10 things dating sites won’t tell you The surge in photo-centric, location-based dating apps proves one thing: People are more interested in your pictures than a lengthy essay about your hopes and dreams.