Tired of feeling frustrated every time you check your online dating sites and apps?If you’re not getting the results you want, there are usually two major reasons.Here’s a comparison so you can see how signalling works: Which guy do you think she’d rather spend time with?
As Tinder’s sociologist Jessica Carbino put it, why risk disappointing her when she realizes you’re not the one she was hoping to meet?
In fact, researchers have proven that the “Ugly Friend Effect” not only exists, it works.
If she has a bad impression of you from the start, she's not clicking on your profile or responding to your message.
Here’s where it gets challenging – she’s forming opinions on just about every aspect of what she sees, including your posture, facial expression, and the clothes you’re wearing.
The technical term for this is “thin slicing,” and everyone does it in just about any social situation.
To get on the good side of her first impression, your photos need to convey all the reasons you’re such a great catch.Most group photos fail on one (or both) of those fronts, and it ends up working against you in the long run because it actually lowers your perceived attractiveness.It’s probably easier to use a photo of you in a social setting, like a cool cafe or outdoor park.This is called “signalling,” and it can make or break your online dating photos.Think of it this way – she’s going to imagine herself in the lifestyle the photo conveys. You're visually communicating that you’re interesting, you'll take her to exotic places, and most importantly, that you have the financial means to do it.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.