) A very wide, far away shot also rated on the poor side of the communication spectrum. To the Left A study out of Wake Forest University suggests that photos featuring the left side of the face are perceived by others as more pleasant when compared with pictures featuring the right side of the face (who knew! This is good news for those who may not have a great picture of their left side – simply make a quick edit so that it appears to be facing the other way. Another study (Tracy & Beall, 2011) looked at the gender differences in ratings of attractiveness of different emotion expressions.Open the file of your photo in Paint, then click on the “Rotate” drop down menu and choose “Flip Horizontal”. They had a group rate the attractiveness of images of the opposite sex that displayed happiness (smiling broadly), pride (head tilted up, expanded chest, and arms raised above head in fists), shame (head tilted down and narrowing chest), or a neutral look.
Men were found to be most attracted to women displaying happiness, and least attracted to women displaying pride. Women are most attracted to a man displaying pride because pride can be associated with higher levels of masculinity, which in turn show a man’s ability to provide and care for his family.
Previous research has shown happiness is associated with low dominance and femininity, which can explain why men are attracted to women displaying happiness most.
It can also be thought of as indicating receptivity, in that she may also be interested and pursuing this woman may actually lead to a deeper relationship.
As you can see, your dating profile photos deserve careful consideration and can influence your experience in extremely positive ways if you take advantage of the information.
If you wish to understand the concepts behind these examples, please read our tips for writing your online profile.