Selfies: Master the art Whether or not you think selfies are embarrassing, they do impact online dating profiles, for better or worse.
Female profiles with selfies get 4% more messages, while guys took an 8% hit.
“People who want to date women, whether that’s men or women, seem to be more concerned about authenticity and is this person heavily filtering this picture,” says Braley.
But for men, she wonders if they are lacking skills in the art of the selfie.
Two new surveys find that adding certain foods to your online dating profile may be the key to scoring more dates.
Indeed, daters who use the word “guacamole” in their profiles get 144% more messages from potential love interests, according to a survey of 7,000 singles released Monday from dating site Zoosk.
Besides, the era of big dating data has plenty of other ways to put your best face forward.
“We have a vast number of data points that our engine is constantly analyzing automatically to do behavioral matchmaking,” says Allison Braley, vice president of marketing and communications at Zoosk, an online matchmaking service with more than 30 million users.
“Certainly as your main profile photo you really want to avoid it.” And if you’re a cat person, or you happen to roll with man’s best friend, it’s even worse.
But get this — full-body photos net users (either men or women) 203% more pick-ups on the site.
So, invest in a selfie stick, and start working on your technique!
Forget your friends Including your besties in your profile pics is also a big no-no.
First off, would they approve of being outed as your sidekick?