Online dating picture tips
(Which, btw, you should be: it's not a secret that, when it comes to dating apps, people tend to swipe first and ask questions later.) But like any true Millennial knows, all problems are Google-able, and this time it's relationship-focused dating app Hinge coming to the rescue.Hinge released a Profile Picture Report that reveals exactly which kinds of pictures will be a guaranteed hit (or miss) on dating profiles.It’s particularly important to lose the photos of you with your friends because you’re creating potential reasons for people to skip over your profile.They might check out your friends and not like the look of them, or even worse, they might like the look of your best friend more and decide not to bother with you. The types of photos that receive the most interest are medium shots like the girl in the photo directly below.On the flip side, the absolute no-no's of dating profile pictures were: wearing sunglasses, using Snapchat filters (you're not a dog, sorry), posing with a possible S.O., beach photos, and selfies — particularly bathroom selfies... If you love ponytails or top knots, you're in luck: photos of women with their hair up were 27 percent more likely to get a like than their hair-down counterparts.Apparently Hinge users agree, because photos where women were standing along were 69 percent more likely to receive a like.
Maybe it's time to get old-fashioned with our dating profiles?No need to be afraid of cheesin' — pictures of women smiling with their teeth on full display were 76 percent more likely to get liked by other users.I guess not everyone is into the direct eye contact thing, because photos where women were looking from the camera were 74 percent more likely to receive a like. Let's be honest: there's nothing more annoying than trying to pick someone out of a group photo on a dating app profile.The reason for this, according to e Harmony’s matching team, is that you can actually get a good sense of the person’s body type and see them in some context with their surroundings.I hope you’ve found these tips for creating and choosing winning dating profile pictures really useful.