They could then work out which factors received the most positive response, particularly because unlike other dating apps, Hinge users can react and respond to individual photos.Here’s what they found: The best photos show people doing sports, enjoying a night out or smiling.Here’s what we’ve learned about the most successful online dating photos from our research, data and matching teams: The Amount Counts We pulled stats to date from 2013, and people who uploaded 4 or more photos received the most inquiries (communication) from their matches.Interestingly, women tend to post more pics than men (at a ratio of 6.4 vs. Men also reach out and initiate communication 67% of the time.Julie says: The magic number of profile photos to post is three to five.Posting a huge album of 30 photos belongs on Facebook, not on your dating profile.) A very wide, far away shot also rated on the poor side of the communication spectrum. To the Left A study out of Wake Forest University suggests that photos featuring the left side of the face are perceived by others as more pleasant when compared with pictures featuring the right side of the face (who knew! This is good news for those who may not have a great picture of their left side – simply make a quick edit so that it appears to be facing the other way. Another study (Tracy & Beall, 2011) looked at the gender differences in ratings of attractiveness of different emotion expressions.
In order to reach their conclusions, Hinge data scientists assigned 35 unique photo tags - for example, hair up vs hair down, smiling with or without teeth - to a random sample of 1,000 photos.
I focused on a picture of a fairly attractive dark-haired guy in a gym, with the photo zoomed in on his bicep muscle as he made a curl.
From there (yikes), we scrolled to the next one, which had no one in it at all—just a new Mercedes parked in front of an anonymous garage.
On the other hand, wearing sunglasses, using Snapchat filters or posing with someone who could be a boyfriend or girlfriend is to be avoided.
Men on the other hand are better off smiling without their teeth, looking straight ahead and also standing alone.