Is There a Science Behind the Perfect Online Dating App Picture?

Trey Hamilton
Hello, Love
Published in
6 min readJun 3, 2024

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According to some of the latest research by the University of Colorado, it turns out women rate men who have their shirts off and expose those rippling movie-like abs to be significantly lower in social in their appeal. Even worse still they also see them as being less competent and more promiscuous.

Wow.

So what is the best picture, angle, or way to demonstrate your best photo ever to attract the person of your dreams? Because whether you like it or not a good dating profile pic will largely determine your romantic outcomes even more so than the bio.

I work out 6 times a week and I’ve tried to maintain a good physique since college. But if you look at my social media or photos of online dating. There’s not one shirtless pic. I’ve always just thought it was appealing to the lowest common dominator and knew it came across as too desperate. But as it turns out I was subconsciously right. Let’s break down the study a little and get into what makes a perfect online dating photo.

This study’s 567 participants were shown fake profiles of a young, white, adult man named “Noah.” His pictures and…

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Trey Hamilton
Hello, Love

Author - The First Date Fix - Dating Coach - Content Creator -Dog Dad | follow me for some ramblings of a millennial who has dated. A LOT! TheFirstDateFix.Com