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Science and the Profile Picture

For online dating site users, here’s a statistical analysis of picture styles (smiling, looking at the camera, clothed, doing something interesting, etc.) versus number of initial contacts.   May be vaguely useful, and for others, vaguely entertaining.

To write this piece, we cataloged over 7,000 photographs on OkCupid.com…In looking closely at the astonishingly wide variety of ways our users have chosen to represent themselves, we discovered much of the collective wisdom about profile pictures was wrong.

Continue reading the 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW