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.
Photos are essential to your online dating success.
Studies have shown that women take about 1/10th of a second to form an impression of someone in a photograph.
Since Ok Cupid published their data in support of not smiling in pics, the tip has been quoted as gospel truth on dating advice blogs, PUA podcasts, dozens of dating subreddits, forums, everywhere.
But, at the same time, widespread skepticism rose too.
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.
My previous post was based on improving the way men message women.You're *almost* ready to jump into the online dating fray – you've chosen a dating site and written a profile that will grab her attention, so the hard part's over, right? And you'll want to put some thought into this, because women are visual creatures – just like you.You can have the most amazing profile in the world, but if your photos suck, so do your chances of getting dates with attractive women.Monday 2 January 2017 is going to be THE busiest day of the year for the UK’s online dating industry with thousands of single people up and down the country logging on to their favourite dating sites and apps (and probably signing up to some brand spanking new ones) to take advantage of the New Year optimism that everyone feels at the beginning of the year.To give you a head-start, here are my top tips for creating and choosing the best dating profile photos.While men love photos of women smiling and looking happy, according to that same recent OK Cupid survey, women like to see photos of guys that portray pride so it’s totally cool for men to use photos where they’re not smiling.