Useful Study Reveals The Online Dating Profile Pictures Bros Should Use To Get The Most Likes
When it comes to online dating, perception isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. All you need is 4-5 pictures that portray you as a dude who has his shit together and doesn’t flip his undies inside out when he’s out of clean laundry. The tricky part is deciding which pictures you don’t look like you have huff kitchen products in.
Allow dating app Hinge to shed some light on the selection process. Data scientists from New York-based dating app analyzed their members’ photos to reveal which profile pictures get the most likes. Hinge’s profile requires you to add six photos, and people can like them and start conversations based on them individually, so you can tell which picture tickled their fancy.
The findings: Women should smile with their teeth, men should avoid looking away from the camera and smile without teeth, and no one should share a bathroom selfie, under any circumstance.
The study also found that images featuring sports increase a man’s chance of a like by 75 percent, and black-and-white photos increase the chance of a like by 106 percent (because everyone looks good in a black and white photo).
What shouldn’t come as a surprise is that profile pictures that feature Snapchat filters decreased the chance of a like by 90 percent and selfies decreased the chance of a right swipe by 40 percent. Further, taking a selfie in a bathroom is like having a swastika tattooed on your forehead–it decreases your chances at love by 90 percent.