Pictures of online dating
While online daters think their photos are relatively accurate, independent judges rated one third of online dating photos as inaccurate, according to research carried out by Catalina Toma, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.For that reason, she recommends posting a variety of recent photos. You might find one on a dating app, but you will still need to put your best face forward to meet anyone — famous or not.
Photos with tattoos and eyeglasses were among the lowest rated for women and hat wearers were among the lowest rated photos for men.
Like most other singletons, Duff, 27, used a selfie, which is a more accurate representation than her Google Image search, which mostly yields professional photos and red carpet shots.
(Duff is not a spokesperson for Tinder, a company spokeswoman says.
“Female photographs were judged as less accurate than male photographs, and were more likely to be older, to be retouched or taken by a professional photographer, and to contain inconsistencies, including changes in hair style and skin quality,” the research found.
“We found out through the news just like everyone else that she is on Tinder.”) But not everyone can pull off a selfie like Hilary Duff.
For men, professional headshots and photos with facial hair were rated the highest and, for women, photos showing the person singing or playing an instrument, playing a sport or wearing a bikini were rated the highest, according to a survey of 2,000 profiles by The Grade.