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What Kind of Photos Should You Post On Your Online Dating Profile?

By: Nicki G.

April 25, 2017

If you’re deep in the world of online dating, then you know how important any photo you post on your profile is! Your profile picture is the first thing that your potential love interest may be seeing, and you want to give a good first impression.

Thanks to some research from the Hinge dating app, I am here to give you some tips on what those photos of yours should entail:

Here are tips for the ladies:

  • Wear your hair up - You’re 27% more likely to receive a like/swipe.
  • Look away in your photo - You’re 74% more likely to receive a like/swipe.
  • Smile with teeth - You’re 76% more likely to receive a like/swipe.
  • Stand alone - You’re 69% more likely to receive a like/swipe.

Here are some tips for the guys:

  • Smile without teeth - You’re 43% more likely to receive a like/swipe.
  • Look ahead - You’re 102% more likely to receive a like/swipe.
  • Stand alone - You’re 11% more likely to receive a like/swipe.

Other general tips:

  • Sports photos work - Women are 166% more likely to receive a like on a sports related photo. Men are 45% more likely to receive a swipe right on a sports related photo. 
  • Black and white photos - You are 106% more likely to receive a like/swipe right if the photo is in black and white.
  • Don’t use a beach photo - Women are 47% less likely to get a like or right swipe on a beach photo and men are 80% less likely.

Lastly, don’t use a bathroom selfie on your dating profile. Those images are 90% less likely to get a like on the app. Ya, eww!

Hope this helps a bit!