Data scientists from New York-based dating app, Hinge, analysed their members' photos to reveal which profile pictures get the most likes.
The team assigned 35 unique photo tags, such as smiling with or without teeth, to a random sample of 1,000 photos.
Liking Radiohead, Homeland, Pulp Fiction and The Great Gatsby are effective date words, and mentioning cats is fine, as long as you don't say "my cats".
Men who refer to women as "females" or "women" rather than "girls" are more likely to find a mate, as are men who use the word "whom" (31 per cent more online communication).
Balance the family photos with you doing something fun—like hanging out at a stadium—so I have a better idea of what our time together will be like.” –James, 42“If the woman’s photos are only with friends, I automatically think she is shy and insecure about her looks.
I would like to see a confident picture of her by herself doing something she loves.
Struggling to get much attention on your online dating profile?
In terms of how people described themselves, you’re most likely to stumble across a man who’s honest (10%), intelligent (9%) and confident (8%), while women are honest (9%), sexy (8%) and intelligent (7%).If you sound like everyone else, I’m going to think you didn’t put any thought into your profile.The best profiles are short and convey that a girl is open-minded.” –Will, 31“I would bypass a profile if a woman's profile said that a guy ‘needs to make me laugh.’ Don’t just tell me what you need a guy to do for you—emphasize the traits you find most attractive.And while you might see them as old-fashioned, black and white photos were a huge hit, increasing likes by a huge 106 per cent.Hinge also discovered that spontaneous snaps were more likely to get a like than posed photos.DO Use a photo Profiles with pictures receive 16 times more responses than those without. Women who look directly into the camera for their profile picture receive far more responses than women who look away. We don't know why - could it be women prefer a more brooding, distracted man?