Internet dating is all the rage. And no wonder, because everyday traffic, work and family commitments and other circumstances can leave us a little isolated when it comes to finding people who appeal to us and with whom we can have a longer or shorter relationship. stable.
Fortunately, Badoo (the world’s largest dating app and with over 368 million users worldwide) studied our relationships and how the internet can be a conduit for passion and feelings. It’s not just about making a connection between people who want to meet other people, but about evaluate your profiles, interests and preferences in order to establish the best match between users who really match.
Photos on social media and what we share with them
One of the most interesting factors that the Badoo developers have analyzed is the relationship between the type of profile picture that each user shows and the perception and expectations that this picture generates in other users, potentially interested in knowing. more about it.
In this regard, they have set up a team of sociologists and psychologists who, by analyzing the hot spots of the user sessions, have enabled them to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the reactions of users through our body or our gestural attitude. show in profile picture.
So we allowed ourselves to do a brief compilation of the 7 most common types of profile pictures and the reaction of other users.
1. Smile and happiness
Among the most common. People who have a profile picture with a big smile from ear to ear convey joy, vitality and transparency. However, different studies have clarified this question. While men perceive women who laugh often as more attractive, it doesn’t work the other way around the same way. Apparently, women feel a more authentic attraction to men with profile photos in which they are more serious and mysterious, according to different studies. In the case of homosexuals, there is still not enough data to know if the trend is recurring.
Like everything in this life, you have to add a nuance: whether you are a man or a woman, if your smile is the one that conquers anyone, you will do well to show that cheerful and optimistic side.
2. Artistic photo (in which your face is not fully appreciated)
Beware of artistic photos, as they usually have little hook. If in your profile picture you abuse the gradient, the blur or if you are in a position where your face is not well appreciated, you will generally generate suspicion. Users who see you will ask, “Why don’t you want to show your face? Maybe you are a difficult, unapproachable person with hidden intentions?”
A photo that is too artistic, however, can attract the attention of people with a particular taste for aesthetics and art, of course. But for the average person, you’re not going to generate enough empathy or transparency to make them decide to communicate with you.
3. Show the body (sexy photo)
This is usually not a good idea if you are looking for a moderately serious relationship.. However, if your goal is to have sporadic relationships and you really feel comfortable teaching a little, this can be a good idea. Either way, keep in mind that this first impression other users have of you may lead them to a more direct and superficial type of communication, in which feelings simmering will be a bit more complicated.
4. Provocative attitude
According to Badoo experts, this is generally not a good option. If you show an elusive or pretentious temper, you are going to generate some weird feelings in the other person, so chances are they won’t be able to connect with you or get to know you better. Outraged, you can generate a somewhat “scary” image which means you can scare staff and they can identify you with conflicting personality traits and that generates little confidence.
Think about it: do you want to meet someone who shows you their positive, upbeat version or a dark, unreliable version?
5. Funny photo
Be very careful with too funny photos. That is, you’re likely to generate a smile on the other side of the screen, but they can also make you look like a somewhat shallow person who takes life lightly, which can make you look like a person. unfamiliar with commitment and serious relationships.
Avoid putting bites or weird faces on your profile picture! Appearing immature or frivolous usually doesn’t attract attraction.
6. Thoughtful and melancholy
Another type of profile photo to avoid or at least know its possible negative effects on the other side of the screen. Making a melancholy appearance can take points away from you, as we usually want to surround ourselves with vitalistic people who know how to see the positive side of life.
It’s just a profile picture, you might think. And you’re right! But users potentially interested in you are going to make a quick decision about whether to give them good or bad vibes, and being thoughtful or overly serious or decadent won’t help.
Not a bad idea at all! If you like playing a particular sport, you can show the world with this great photo while playing tennis, basketball, gymnastics … However, there are still some precautions you should take. Keep in mind that you need to show your face clearly i.e. don’t prioritize a photograph in which you don’t know who you are. Also, don’t choose a photo that seems too engrossed in the activity (if you’re male, nothing to show off your muscles or anything like that, or you’ll look too narcissistic). Choose that image in which you are seen having fun and fit, having a good time, happy and vital.
So which profile photo is the best?
As we see in these findings from various studies conducted by Badoo, our profile picture says a lot about who we are and what we want to convey to people potentially interested in knowing us. Therefore, it should be carefully and tastefully chosen that first photograph that others will see and from what notions will be generated about how we are or what they can expect from us.
Life isn’t all about a single photograph, of course. Don’t take anything that has been described too seriously. Choose how to show the world to be who you are, but also keeping in mind these tips provided by dating studios on social media that you can have a better connection with that special someone who is, to some time on the map, interested in meeting you.