Online dating offers people more opportunities to go out in the world and meet people.Every good — and bad — Tinder date is an experience worth having, even if it might not seem like it in the moment.
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Photos with tattoos and eyeglasses were among the lowest rated for women and hat wearers were among the lowest rated photos for men.
While online daters think their photos are relatively accurate, independent judges rated one third of online dating photos as inaccurate, according to research carried out by Catalina Toma, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Even if someone’s bio comes across as generic and boring, chances are they can still offer something slightly more exciting in person. Why would you want to pass up the chance to amass a ton of terrible dating stories?
All dates offer something different and are definitely worth a try.
For that reason, she recommends posting a variety of recent photos.
“Female photographs were judged as less accurate than male photographs, and were more likely to be older, to be retouched or taken by a professional photographer, and to contain inconsistencies, including changes in hair style and skin quality,” the research found.
Read: 10 things dating sites won’t tell you The surge in photo-centric, location-based dating apps proves one thing: People are more interested in your pictures than a lengthy essay about your hopes and dreams.
For the New Year, this writer has posed for various photos (and used some that should have been deleted shortly after they were taken) to show you what NOT to do when online dating.
We wish sites would be more transparent about their fees.