Firstly, ‘’whether we care to admit it or not, the first thing that we look at is appearance.’’ This is a sentiment echoed in our survey: 65% of our UK respondents said that photos are the part of a profile that most catches their attention when they’re looking online.The second reason profile pictures count for so much is that they are a really valuable way to back up the impression you have created in the written part of your profile.
As a dating coach, I'm here to report that it's not just you: A picture is worth a thousand words, they say.
The optimal pose for guys' pics: don't smile, don't make eye contact.
Online dating with Elite Singles is about meeting someone with whom you are truly compatible.
You can have everything going for you -- great job, no kids, never married, and sporting an appropriate number of teeth -- and one bad shadow, receding hairline, or misplaced background can render you undateable with one swipe. Researching profile photos has surfaced bizarre information, like the fact that the most popular guys show the left side of their faces and demonstrate pride.
Or that the most-matched women appear happy and (perhaps unsurprisingly) show some skin.