Putting my own online dating reputation at risk for the better good of online daters everywhere, in particular our own users.
My previous post was based on improving the way men message women.
With the help of a perfect picture, the chances of attracting a few more messages in the inbox are higher.
Irrespective of the gender and orientation, the chances of increasing profile traffic depends on the pictures that display the personal interest of the person—their sense of humor, hobbies, interest, pets, etc.
Since Ok Cupid published their data in support of not smiling in pics, the tip has been quoted as gospel truth on dating advice blogs, PUA podcasts, dozens of dating subreddits, forums, everywhere.
The body language of the person in that profile picture impacts how they are perceived.Spurred on by the optimism that the New Year brings, 1 million Britons are expected to get online for a date today - the first day back in the office after the Christmas break.This time last year saw a 94 per cent increase in people singing up compared to their daily average.'In my experience, selfies on dating sites either involve the guy snapping a quick picture of himself as he loads his profile (no effort made) or stripping off in a desperate attempt to show off his buff body while trying out a moody male model look (far too much effort made).One Reddit commenter put it this way: Further — everywhere men floated the “don’t smile in pictures” advice, many women decried how much they hated these nonsmiling pictures.But, the men countered, women don’t necessarily know what they want.Of course everyone will experience different outcomes but this should give men a good idea of what their main online dating profile picture should be. Smiling The classic smile received the most responses and was the outright winner! Animal Pic Having an animal picture is said to display a passion for another living entity, which women find quite attractive. Outdoors Showing that you’re active is a way to display both ourselves and our interests. Not Smiling Not smiling may turn some women away but at least you aren’t doing anything to embarrass yourself. Picture with girl Taking a picture with a girl is hit or miss with many women. Shirt off It depends on the type of women we want to attract. Mutual LIKE leads to direct connection via text message on a private phone line.On one hand it shows what we look like with a girl, on the other hand, why put a women on our online dating profile in the first place? If we want something long-term then we should keep our shirts on, at least on the Internet that is. Group Picture First off, if there is more than one guy then it may confuse the viewer of the profile. They should wait to divulge details later.'I prefer it when women wait a bit before revealing too much about their past relationships or children and let us get to know them as an individual first,' says Chris Hines, who met his girlfriend on Plenty Of Fish.'In the end it’s about you as a couple and if you find out that you're suited then the other person will probably be more accepting of the rest.Too soon though and you might not get the chance to show how awesome you are.I think it also shows that they're actually thinking about what women may want to hear and putting a real effort into their profile.Women who are more forward, using phrases like dinner, drinks or lunch in the first message get 73 per cent more replies, while men should play it cooler.