Men were 11 percent more likely to receive a like if they were standing on their own in their photo.Whether you're taking a break from your dating apps for Bustle's App-less April or going full steam ahead with your online dating, it's always helpful to have a guide on what pictures are most effective.It makes sense that you'd want to post only the best photos on your dating profile. Read on for her tips and learn how to best represent yourself through online dating photos.
Internet dating photo advice
Hinge released a Profile Picture Report that reveals exactly which kinds of pictures will be a guaranteed hit (or miss) on dating profiles.
Hinge data scientists assigned 35 unique photo tags (like: hair up versus hair down) to a random sampling of a thousand photos, then they analyzed how often the photos were liked by other users.“Since Hinge profiles are designed to show off our Members’ personalities, we want to help them put their best foot forward with their photos,” Hinge spokesperson Jean-Marie Mc Grath tells Bustle.
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.
Apparently Hinge users agree, because photos where women were standing along were 69 percent more likely to receive a like.
“Now we can tell them which photos they should share and which they should probably keep to themselves.”So if you're unsure whether certain pictures will help (or hinder) your online dating game and need a little push in the right direction, look no further.
Here's how to pick the best photos for your dating profile — because first impressions If you're normally not the sporty type, no need to fake it but, according to the Hinge data, photos of people participating in sports performed 75 percent better than the average photo.This photo of Tech Insider deputy tech editor Steve Kovach is great and could definitely be included on his profile.But if he only has pictures like that one, it might leave potential dates confused about what he actually looks like in person.I'm really feeling this selfie of mine, but I have never looked the way I look in that picture — not even the day it was taken, honestly.It definitely isn't a totally realistic photo of me.It's tempting to post photos of special events after you've had your hair and makeup done and your outfit tailored.