Why Do Girls Take Profile Pics From Above And Guys Take Photos From Below?

By 07.17.17
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Ever wonder why seemingly every profile photo of a girl whether it be on Facebook, Tinder, or Instagram is taken at an angle from above? It’s obviously to flaunt their boobs and cleavage, right? Well, researchers provide a little more scientific-sounding reason to this phenomenon instead of saying, “boobs and cleavage.”

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada studied selfies of more than 900 men and women on Tinder. Sounds like a tough gig. Technically that makes us all “researchers.” They found that roughly half, same as for men and women, took selfies from the front. However, there was a big difference in the angle.

They “discovered” that women are much more likely to take their profile photo from above their head height to accentuate facial features and disguise any concerns over body weight. How dishonest. The researchers also found that men are much more likely to take their selfies from around waist height to make them appear taller, more powerful and give the illusion that they are more likely able to protect their partner. Women perceive tall men as stronger, more powerful, and more fertile than shorter men. Plus taking a selfie from a lower position makes a man’s jaw look more pronounced, which is considered a masculine trait. Meanwhile, women with a pronounced jaw may appear to be too dominant to a potential mate.

Approximately 40 percent of men pointed their phones up towards their head compared to only 16 percent of women. There was 25 percent of ladies who snapped their photos from above (That honestly sounds like a low number), compared to only 16 percent of men. I’m still pretty certain that women take top-down photos to flaunt their boobs and cleavage.

[DailyMail]


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