For instance, it’s possible that the men in the top 20% of attractiveness were attractive and smiling, and the men in the bottom 20% of attractiveness were unattractive and not smiling.This leaves only smiling ugly guys at the bottom of the spectrum and grumpy hot guys at the top, making it look like being grumpy makes you hot.So the opinions on our site were translating directly into behavior.
But, the men countered, women don’t necessarily know what they want.
Before Ok Cupid declared it superior, it was likely 5-10% (200-300 photos split into 3 groups: smiling/not/flirty).
We know for certain that Ok Cupid knowingly made claims based on too little data because they had approximately 7 photos of male “flirty face” with no eye contact and they still drew conclusions about its effectiveness.
Perhaps it’s this personality type (not the photo’s characteristics out of context) that speak to which photo strategies worked best for him.
Finally, let’s chat for a moment about what happens when a highly popular dating site disseminates misinformation about what works best in guy’s dating pics: a new class of male dating photos is born.