Even though photos of ladies baring their chompers do better on Hinge, for men, the opposite is true.
Soft smiles must be officially "in," because photos of guys smiling with their teeth out of sight were 43 percent more likely to get liked.
Hinge released a Profile Picture Report that reveals exactly which kinds of pictures will be a guaranteed hit (or miss) on dating profiles.
“Now we can tell them which photos they should share and which they should probably keep to themselves.”So if you're unsure whether certain pictures will help (or hinder) your online dating game and need a little push in the right direction, look no further.
Here's how to pick the best photos for your dating profile — because first impressions If you're normally not the sporty type, no need to fake it but, according to the Hinge data, photos of people participating in sports performed 75 percent better than the average photo.
And unsurprisingly, selfies are to be avoided at all costs - they’re 40 per cent less likely to be liked than non-selfies, and that number rises to 90 per cent for dreaded bathroom selfies.
Only three per cent of photos in the study were found to be in black and white, but apparently this is something we should be doing more - they’re 106 per cent more likely to get you a right-swipe. And as soon as I swapped the pictures back, the ‘You have a match’ notifications returned. Now I know what I really need to do though - get someone to take a black and white photo of me with my hair tied up, playing sport, alone, smiling with my teeth, looking away from the camera in a candid way.
Making eye contact with the camera lens is the best move for guys: photos of men looking ahead were 102 percent more likely to get a like.
At last, something we can all agree on: being alone in your main profile photo is the way to go.Hinge found that showing your smile in photos makes them 23 percent more likely to be liked, so stop hiding your pearly whites (especially if your parents shelled out tons of cash for orthodontia).Even though Hinge found that only three percent of users' photos were black and white, those that were 106 times more likely to receive a like than photos in color.Men were 11 percent more likely to receive a like if they were standing on their own in their photo.Whether you're taking a break from your dating apps for Bustle's App-less April or going full steam ahead with your online dating, it's always helpful to have a guide on what pictures are most effective.Either way, it can't hurt to throw in a cute candid among the posed photos and see if it improves your dating life.