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.
For that reason, she recommends posting a variety of recent photos.
“Your physical image says a lot about you,” Fisher says. You have to respect that billboard and do your hair the right away and wear the kind of clothes that really advertise who you are.” The dodgy backdrop What the picture says: “Look into my eyes.” What you should realize: “If you can’t keep your house clean, how will you be able to floss?
” Behold the man or woman with a majestic backdrop, surfing their way into your life on the Pacific Ocean or skiing their way into your heart in the French Alps.
I’d like to meet them instead.” You want to avoid a game of “Where’s Waldo?
An untidy home or something much worse could be a deal breaker, says Jeffrey Hancock, a professor in the communication and information science departments at Cornell University.
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.
“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.
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At present, over 2500 photographs and video, made on nearly 200 different flights to date, constitute the raw material of the project.