That's what I learned after talking with dating services for tips about what works and, more important, doesn't work when you're trying to attract a date. Data shows that profile pictures like these -- extremes that forget the point is to present an attractive self-- ultimately don't work.
And being good at online dating isn't just about the hookup culture, it's about potentially finding your life (or next) partner.
) resulted in a 40 percent chance that a message would lead to a conversation. Ok Cupid crunched data from more than 7,000 member photos and found that women's profile pictures were more popular when they smiled flirtatiously at the camera.
"My God, at least unbuckle the seat belt," she said. Apparently, one study found that they can make you come across as narcissistic and self-objectifying.
Oh, and everyone agrees: Bathroom mirror selfies are the worst.
So what are the best ways to boost the odds of finding that special someone with whom to share your heart and Wi-Fi password? Online dating service Ok Cupid looked at the data of various sexual orientations, and the pattern was obvious.
Tip: If you upload more than one photo, you get at least twice as many likes. Well, you've got a leg up if you're a pet owner with frequent flier miles.