For men, the statistics show that you’re best off looking away from the camera without a smile.Just keep in mind that you want this photo to come across as mysterious and intriguing, not creepy. For most online dating profiles, you should be posting more than one picture.
People who receive a lot of messages tend to spend less time replying to messages, making it difficult for them to truly connect.
So, to be clear, your attractiveness (or lack thereof) is unlikely to be the only reason your profile isn’t getting attention.
But in the online dating world, sometimes a picture is all you have to go by! Picking out photos to use can feel like a lot of pressure, especially if you’re someone who likes to avoid the camera. Major online dating companies regularly complete large-scale surveys to figure out exactly what potential matches find attractive.
Photo-heavy profiles are now the norm across most major dating sites, so picking the right profile pictures is the key to your success in finding matches. Based on their research, you will have the perfect selection of profile photos in no time!
For women, a flirty smile given into the camera is your best bet.
Researchers believe that when you are smiling at someone else in a photo or looking off into the distance that potential matches don’t feel the same connection as they do when they seem to lock eyes with you from a photo taken with you staring into the camera.
The best profile photos will lead to a conversation.
But what kinds of photos are most likely to do that?
If big smiles are all your face can do in photos without looking pained or awkward (I’m right there with you), they aren’t hurting your chances.