Sure, we’ve all heard not to judge a book by its cover.
But in the online dating world, sometimes a picture is all you have to go by! Picking out photos to use can feel like a lot of pressure, especially if you’re someone who likes to avoid the camera. Major online dating companies regularly complete large-scale surveys to figure out exactly what potential matches find attractive.
But beware: for women, pet photos can lead to decreased interest If you think about it logically, this one makes a lot of sense.
Group shots are incredibly confusing for people viewing your profile for the first time. In fact, found that group shots as your primary photos led to 42 percent fewer messages, and found that group photos on a man’s profile lead to a 29 percent decrease in women’s interest.
Strangely enough, the most effective photos for women are often selfies taken at the “Myspace angle” where the photo is taken from an angle high above the head.
The best profile photos will lead to a conversation.
If a person be bothered to think of a few interesting words strung together to represent themselves, imagine how stimulating they would be on a date!
And even if attractive people get more messages, it doesn’t mean that they’re fastest to find an offline connection.
People who receive a lot of messages tend to spend less time replying to messages, making it difficult for them to truly connect.
But what kinds of photos are most likely to do that?
If you’re a man, the research shows that simply taking a photo outside can lead to 19 percent more messages.