A medium shot (like the girl in the backpack) is the optimum choice and gets the most action, as you can actually get a good sense of the person’s body type (they aren’t hiding anything) as opposed to an extreme close up shot, which gets very little interest from matches. Matches who received the least amount of communication were those who included a very narrow portrait photo, where it looked as if they had clearly cut out the person next to them. Then upload blurry, poor quality or super small images.(The tacky factor here is high, along with the assumption that you have cropped out your ex! This seems like an obvious statement, but thousands of people upload pics like this. Because we present more emotion with the left side of the face.Here’s what we’ve learned about the most successful online dating photos from our research, data and matching teams: The Amount Counts We pulled stats to date from 2013, and people who uploaded 4 or more photos received the most inquiries (communication) from their matches.Interestingly, women tend to post more pics than men (at a ratio of 6.4 vs. Men also reach out and initiate communication 67% of the time.
Previous research has shown happiness is associated with low dominance and femininity, which can explain why men are attracted to women displaying happiness most.'I'd much rather see a picture of a nice smiling guy on a night out with friends or on holiday than one who has clearly spent too much time in front of a mirror in his bedroom.Have some selfie respect.'The new research by dating site Zoosk comes to the conclusion that while honesty really is the best policy for men, it's not such a good idea for women to talk about exes and children.Despite their prevalence, beach photos aren’t actually that well received - women are 47 per cent less likely and men 80 per cent less likely to receive a like on a shot of them at the beach compared to the average photo for each gender.Sporty photos, however, are big winners - women are 166 per cent more likely and men are 45 per cent more likely to get matches with sports-related photos.Whilst some of the findings are obvious - everyone knows bathroom mirror selfies are a no-no - others may surprise you.In order to reach their conclusions, Hinge data scientists assigned 35 unique photo tags - for example, hair up vs hair down, smiling with or without teeth - to a random sample of 1,000 photos.Spurred on by the optimism that the New Year brings, 1 million Britons are expected to get online for a date today - the first day back in the office after the Christmas break.This time last year saw a 94 per cent increase in people singing up compared to their daily average.'In my experience, selfies on dating sites either involve the guy snapping a quick picture of himself as he loads his profile (no effort made) or stripping off in a desperate attempt to show off his buff body while trying out a moody male model look (far too much effort made).Medium Well Which of photos receive the most interest?Landscape and 3×4 portrait sizes, according to e Harmony’s matching team.