“It’s really easy to embellish a photograph even without Photoshop,” Toma says.
Women are likely to use more makeup than usual — or use a photo where they’ve been professionally made up, for an event like a wedding.
The Grade aims to help people rate their profile picture, messages and overall profile on a scale from A to F based on profile quality, responsiveness and message quality available for everyone to see.
Photos with tattoos and eyeglasses were among the lowest rated for women and hat wearers were among the lowest rated photos for men.
You do want to say, “Look at me, I’m social,” Lewis says.
“But if you post a photo of you with an attractive buddy, it can make you look worse.” You also need to be wary when it comes to the company you keep.
“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.
Read: 10 things dating sites won’t tell you The surge in photo-centric, location-based dating apps proves one thing: People are more interested in your pictures than a lengthy essay about your hopes and dreams.The Facebook page and Tumblr blog “Humanitarians of Tinder” is devoted to Tinder users who post pictures of themselves doing aid work abroad.One man is pictured with three topless women after what seems like a tribal dance, a woman is surrounded by small children Mother Teresa-style, while another man shows a man giving thumbs up while hunching next to an elderly woman selling odds and ends on the street.I’d like to meet them instead.” You want to avoid a game of “Where’s Waldo?” where someone is trying to figure out which one is you.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.