If you’re a gay man, pose outdoors—48 percent of the profile pics of the most popular gay men on Ok Cupid were snapped outside. ) Selfies are acceptable for women (45 percent of top-ranking straight women used them, as did 4 percent of lesbians), but not so much for men.
Enroll in a yoga class and learn to surf—they’re the most popular activities for men and women alike, so either desirable singles are super mellow or it’s aspirational, and everyone to be mellow.
EST when the dating site expects to see a 42% spike in new singles coming to the platform to find a potential suitor. Avoid head shots and get a full body photo, otherwise a prospective suitor will think you’re hiding something.
That means using too many dating sites can mean you’re less likely to meet someone you actually want to have a relationship with. You should also avoid words like “independent,” Gandhi says.“People think that dating is like Amazon Prime, [but] you’re not going to find someone in two days,” she says. Even if you’ve got a banging body, leave something to the imagination and put your clothes on.” Gandhi says selfies turn people off because they can come across as narcissistic, and the use of clever angles can misrepresent what you really look like. Swap out your photos The photo of you at college graduation six years ago needs to come down.“You have to stay active and committed.” Match is predicting that Sunday, January 7 will be online dating’s busiest day of the year, particularly beginning at around 9 p.m. Delete selfies If you want to be taken seriously, it’s time to realize that low-res mirror pics, sports bra photos at the gym and selfies in cars are not cute. Gandhi suggests having four or five solid photos of yourself in different outfits and places that have been taken in the past six months.These guys and their data teams ran queries of all kinds and pulled spreadsheet after spreadsheet of information to try and answer our strange questions.We also needed Ok Cupid to get permission from their users to enable us to publish those popular profile pics.But there are certain distinctions that exist depending on which state you live in. People living in states known for their outdoor activities frequently mentioned "hikes," "woods" and "lakes" in their profiles.