So I solved this by doing both. Tinder Pics Tested. Super Casual. Jason, Tinder activity after swipes. Feedback on Photofeeler females to age Feedback from Personal Dating Assistants. Overly casual outfit. Dressed Nice. High contrast colors. Because it's rare for the same man to see a large improvement using different high quality Tinder photos, this is exactly the sort of incremental boost guys should be aiming for when selecting their lead photo for Tinder.
It's worth dressing up for your Tinder photo. While it won't revolutionize your dating life, the incremental boost will gain you a few extra matches when compared to slumming it. Joseph, Narrow "squinched" eyes. Genuine smile. Had I run this test for a guy with an average, or below average smile, I'm confident the stoic pictures would have gotten more matches. Joseph had either relaxed squinched eyes, or a huge genuine smile. These are 2 reliable keys to a successful eye contact Tinder photo for men. In Joseph's case brilliant smile , it got him slightly more matches, while the stoic look still resulted in more inbound messages.
Personally, I've always suspected there's something about the stoic look that invites a woman to initiate conversation. While the friendly smile, signals to the woman that he's about to make the first move.
If you've got a great smile, definitely lead with it for your main Tinder photo. If your smile is average, or not coming across as genuine, it's better to go with a stoic lead Tinder photo. Look Away Serious. Look Away Smile. Joseph got slightly fewer matches looking away here, when compared with his previous eye contact photos. But why? Fake smiles, scary eye contact, and generally not feeling comfortable while having their picture taken, often results in lookaway pics performing better. Because Joseph is a professional, he knew how to smile in a genuine way on cue.
Rather than thinking in terms of making eye contact vs looking away, focus on making your facial expression as genuine as possible. When having an eye contact picture taken, you should squinch your eyes in a chill way takes practice!
David, Fake smile. Overly bright lighting. Head tucked back rather than protruding forward produces a fat neck special effect. With A Dog. So much for dogma. Pics with pets still work great on more traditional, relationship'y dating sites like Match.
And a must for datemypet. Cool VS Approachable. Ty is a younger guy with big hair, big guns, and tats. He can pull off the bad boy image with ease. This look definitely has a market. But he's going to be limited to younger girls, and who are specifically into that. Plus most online dating advice says not to wear sunglasses in your dating photos.
To contrast, I tested a more approachable look for Ty. Not only with his sunglasses off, but rocking a pink shirt to boot, making him come across much less intimidating.
In fact, he's coming dangerously close to gay best friend territory. But let's see how his numbers panned out. Too Cool For School. Ty, Suns out, guns out. Sunglasses hide his eyes. Low angle signals height.
Very dark lighting on his left side. Ty's cool, badboy image scored low. Both in terms of the number of Matches he got on Tinder, as well as in the feedback from girls up to age Plus 1 superlike to boot. The online dating advice columns are right about this one.
Lose the sunglasses. Double your Tinder matches.
Just don't have her in every picture. The second photo you should include should be a three-quarter-length portrait that shows you from your head to just above your knees. At the end of the day, the difference between making real connections via your gay dating app profile and missing your target every time is simple: Adding the Instagram filter, sadly did not help his case. If you decide to meet up to get to know one another better, follow these online dating safety tips. And the most successful guys are those that know their market and the product they're presenting—themselves. Think of your headline as an expanded version of your marketing screen name.
Instagram Filter VS Normal. But will leveraging the trend for yourself actually make you more dateable? The concept is highly suspect. But when it comes to online dating pictures, I'm constantly being surprised, and learning new stuff. So I prefer not leaving something to chance if I have the opportunity to test it. Vintage Filter. Cho, No Filtering. Despite getting rave reviews from the ladies on Photofeeler 1 for smart! Adding the Instagram filter, sadly did not help his case.
PS keep in mind that Cho, like all the guys here in our experiment, have an empty Tinder bio. Expect to get notably more matches with a good Tinder bio.
Especially for more basic looking bros like Cho. Sadly, slapping on an Instagram filter won't get you more matches on Tinder if only But while Tinder is a trendy app, using a trendy vintage photo filter can make a younger guy appear 1 point cooler. For guys, while you obviously need a smiling, happy shot direct to camera, especially for your main profile photo, you also need some supporting shots that show you staring off to the side, looking past the lens not directly into it.
And OK Cupid backed this up by saying they found the most effective photos for men, were those when they were looking away from the lens. That said, your main profile photo should have you smiling and looking into the lens so that you come across as engaging. In addition to that, some previous research has shown that happiness is often associated with low dominance and femininity, which might also explain why men are attracted to women displaying happiness most. It makes you look masculine and rugged and us women like that a lot, it seems. The benefit to taking your photos outdoors is that you get some great, natural light which is actually more flattering than flash.
At that time, online dating was the primary option for gay men to meet other gay men. There may be more options available now, but I still find it to be my go-to dating method.
It is, as they say, what it is. I wonder, though, if what we are being mindful about will be open to wide interpretation. To me, mindfulness means being aware of and engaged in the Universe and respecting its laws, and in improving oneself in harmony with those laws. The meeting of these minds, though, starts with a profile.
I enjoy long runs on the beach, reading, video games, the gym, yoga, meditation, and cross fit. I spend most of my time working on a few businesses, playing with my dogs and being with friends and family. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my two-paragraph spiel that I have honed to online-dating poetry. These two paragraphs describe everything that could ever need to be known about me. Intimidating right? While exploring who you are and capturing it in such a condensed form can be daunting, there are two things you can easily avoid to make your profile more attractive.
First we have the guy who lists everything you must do to meet his standards. The profile for Guy 1 may go something like this:. I am an athletic jock looking for fun. You must spend two hours daily at the gym—like I do. You must have a job. You must brush your teeth.
You must practice ballet beneath the full moon when the new moon falls on a Tuesday….