“Female photographs were judged as less accurate than male photographs, and were more likely to be older, to be retouched or taken by a professional photographer, and to contain inconsistencies, including changes in hair style and skin quality,” the research found.
Read: 10 things dating sites won’t tell you The surge in photo-centric, location-based dating apps proves one thing: People are more interested in your pictures than a lengthy essay about your hopes and dreams.
For that reason, she recommends posting a variety of recent photos.
While those rules should be viewed as guidelines and not absolute without any wiggle room for exceptions, there is a quick rule you should keep in mind as a rule of thumb.
Make sure each photo in your profile offers something different, unique, flattering, and interesting to your profile vs the previous photos.
It turns out that having a good profile photo could be what makes the difference between receiving messages and getting passed over for another profile. She's the founder of Profile Polish, a one-woman business that helps daters to make over their profiles and potentially attract more matches.
Hoehn shared some of her tips for choosing the most effective profile photos.
For the New Year, this writer has posed for various photos (and used some that should have been deleted shortly after they were taken) to show you what NOT to do when online dating.