Meanwhile, men saw an increase in likes when smiling without teeth, facing front on.
Jean-Marie Mc Grath, a spokesperson for Hinge, said: 'Since Hinge profiles are designed to show off our Members' personalities, we want to help them put their best foot forward with their photos.'Now we can tell them which photos they should share and which they should probably keep to themselves.'Hinge has released data on the most successful photo practices.
Sure, we’ve all heard not to judge a book by its cover.
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.
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.
But help is at hand, as Hinge has released data on the most successful photo practices.
The findings suggest that women should smile with their teeth, men should avoid looking away from the camera, and no one should share a bathroom selfie.
Common sense might make you think that posting an overdone trendy photo will lead to an immediate negative opinion from potential matches.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!Okay, before we get into the specifics, let’s cover a couple key rules right off the bat.The results varied between men and women, especially when it came to the style of smiling, and which direction to look in.Women were found to be more successful when smiling with their teeth and looking away from the camera.According to e Harmony’s research, other great conversation starters include photos that indicate an interest in politics, travel, exercise, or theater.If you have a cute pet, all the better — pose with them in a picture and you’re set! The same study shows that the most attractive interests for women to showcase on their profile are health, food, family, dancing, and art.Want to use an especially good selfie in your profile?According to research by Wired magazine: if you’re a woman, go right ahead!And taking a picture of yourself in a bathroom mirror will reduce your chances of a like by as much as 90 per cent.Beach photos also didn't do well, decreasing the chance of a like for both men and women.