Have you ever liked a guyand then tried to go show his FB profile to your friends, only to realize he is absolutely HORRIBLE at choosing his own profile pictures?
Your friends start making fun of you for describing the doofus, whos wearingwhite Oakleys and a horizontal-striped shirt that doesnt do wonders for his figure,as the hottest guy ever.
You eventually give up on the profile pictures and settle on the added by others pictures to really show them a moreimage of who this dude is. (Obviously, youre never going to live down that horrible profile picture, but this is something.)
Your friends admit hehot after looking at the other pics, butyou cant help but wonder why, withall these hot pictures, he would choose horrible image as his profile picture.
Well according to a new study, its because we all suck at choosing profile pictures.
A new study, lead by a team of researchers atUNSW Sydney, Australia, found people tend to get more right swipes on their profiles when they featurepictures chosen by strangers than they do when they use pictures they pickedthemselves.
According to researchers, people(much like your crush with the weird double chin profile picture) have no skills when it comes tochoosing a flattering picture of themselves for theirprof pics.
And when those bad pictures are being used for dating apps, this saltsyour game because peopleare judging you solely based on thatlame photo.
For the study, researchers asked102 students to pick two out of12 photos of themselves that they would most likely or least likely use for three different online profiles: social networks, dating apps and professional networks.
Next, students were told to look through 12 pictures of someone else in the study and choose twoprofile pictures for them.
Each student was ultimately left with two sets of profiles: one featuring pictures they chose for themselves, and one featuring the photoschosen by another participating student.
Finally, the researchers showed both sets of profiles to viewersthey recruited online. The viewers, who initially had nothing to do with the study, were asked to rate these peoplesattractiveness and trustworthiness, based on how dominant, confident or competent they looked in their photos.
Choosing Face Infographic by David White
In general, people had more favorable responses when it came to the profile pictures that were picked by strangers.
So, if your online dating game hasnt been super strong, maybe its time to hand your phone over to a friend.
Even ifdont love the picture she chooses, odds are, other people will.
Read more: http://elitedaily.com/dating/choosing-dating-profile-pictures/1861110/