Tired of feeling frustrated every time you check your online dating sites and apps?
Biologically speaking, alpha males are desirable mates, so you want to subconsciously convey your alpha status in your photos. And action shots make awesome profile pictures for guys, by the way.
In a single photograph you communicate that you're athletic and part of a social group, two highly desirable traits. The best online dating profile pictures feature you as the center of attention – you're making a slam dunk, catching the ball, or in control of it.
But when Ariely provided an ugly version of Tom in the photo lineup, suddenly Tom was rated as more attractive.
When the lineup included “ugly Jerry,” Jerry was the favored one. If you have a friend who looks similar to you but less attractive, take some photos next time you’re together with him.
The technical term for this is “thin slicing,” and everyone does it in just about any social situation.