Simply put, the more natural your photos, the more attractive you are.
The study concluded that ‘users generally appreciate flattering information but are less attracted to others who display an exclusively positive persona.’ Put simply, you’re better off presenting your actual self rather than your idealised self if you want to attract a date. Then all you need to do is sit back and watch the matches flood in…
Doing otherwise, the study explains, ‘might be coded as bragging, which is associated with negative social consequences and reduced liking.’ But as well as finding that we’re less attracted to idealized online versions of people, the study also found that ‘warrantability’ is important. ‘s Gemma Oaten – are the faces of The Wait campaign and Tinder has created bespoke profiles for each of them.
Transparency online ‘increases viewers’ beliefs that a person presented in a profile corresponds with the person creating the profile,’ explains the study. If a user swipes right on any of these profiles during two weeks in December 2015 a message will flash up that reads: ‘If only it was that easy for those in need of a life-saving organ to find a match.’ The campaign aims to get more young people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Currently there are nearly 7,000 people on the UK transplant waiting list and in the last ten years more than 6000 people in the UK have died while waiting for a potentially life-saving operation.
You New research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder, who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. Thought that guy you swiped left for bore an uncanny resemblance to *insert dream celebrity date name here*?
If you’re happily coupled up, you’ve probably helped your single girlfriends swipe through the reams of desirable – and not so desirable – potential dates.
Well, it just might have been your A-List beloved – particularly if his or her name sat next to a little blue tick – because Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes”, much like Twitter and Facebook.
And if you’re all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we’ve charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about online dating. When it first came on the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/casual sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you, but now almost everyone seems to be on it. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile (don’t worry, nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook).
But, if all of this means nothing to you, you’re going to want to know exactly what is Tinder and how does Tinder work? A Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos (of your choice) and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook. There are Tinder trends you can follow, too: a recent analysis of 12,000 profile photos of both men and women showed that 72% of them wore neutral colours in their pictures, as opposed to eye-catching bright colours or a garish print, with the colour black overwhelmingly popular for people’s chosen outfits. Even Zac Effron recently admitted that he couldn’t get someone to swipe right for him on tinder after he joined the app post break-up with Sami Miro.