There's a guy in a banana suit holding a startlingly obese cat. Perhaps you'll be entranced by the creature's lifeless eyes. There's something that banana man, Bambi-killer and the Jeep fan have in common: They're all hoping you see something in their photos that pulls you in, that you'll want to find out what's beneath the banana suit, if you will. More than 90 percent of America's 54.3 million singles have tried online dating, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute.
One costume change in a public loo later (I’m sure this is how the top models work too), I was already feeling ready for my close-up.
Who’s so desperate they’re willing to pay to have a professional photographer take pictures of them for their Tinder profile?
Lesson one: if you want your photos to look natural so you have to mix it up, changing both locations and outfits.
Photos with tattoos and eyeglasses were among the lowest rated for women and hat wearers were among the lowest rated photos for men.
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.
And while you're probably hoping to show something specific about yourself in a profile photo or convey a certain mood, your interpretation — or that of your friends — isn't always accurate.