It’s seriously debatable whether we should follow Cosmo’s advice to “Rock the Perfect (Online Dating) Profile Pic“. Hey COSMO, am I doing it right?!
Star in a Photo Shoot
Pass on Flash
Color Yourself Excited
Consider The “MySpace Angle”
Whoever said this was an attractive angle lied. I don’t know who this “Sam” is that Cosmo quotes, but “Sam” (whether Sam is male or female) is lying to our strategically angled faces!
Skip the Shades
Don’t Just Smile, Flirt
Like, what if I can’t flirt with the camera Cosmo?! THEN WHAT? WHAT IF IM NOT A NATURAL FLIRTER!? Sometimes cheesy works, okay!?
The Fab Five
The Boob Tube
Mix It Up
Be Cool, Baby
UPDATE YOUR PROFILE
According to a study done by Wired, they have supposedly found certain words used in a dating profile typically refer to a person’s level of attractiveness. Biggest find: men and women who go against the grain of gender norms/stereotypes are typically more popular or generally more “attractive”.
MY SELF SUMMARY:
Apparently breaking out of the gender role is more attractive to online suitors. DID SOMEONE SAY ANDROGYNY IS IN (FINALLY)?! Wired cites a few examples where going against the grain is better: Men who mention “my children” and “craft” rank extremely high in attractiveness compared to women mentioning the same words. Women, on the other hand, mentioning “electronics” are ranked more attractive then their counterparts mentioning the same words in their profiles.
WHAT I’M DOING WITH MY LIFE:
Statistically more attractive men and women use the following words like surfing, London, NYC, athlete, the ocean, yoga and skiing. Also, men mentioning “retirement” are ranked as most attractive, compared to women mentioning “retirement” which ranks the second-least attractive.
FAVORITE BOOKS, MOVIES, SHOWS, FOODS:
Presumably being more high brow means being more attractive. Homeland ranks highest on the attractive level, and mentioning the band Radiohead is probably the best thing you can do to up the ante on your profile.
Here’s the kicker guys. Time to get a little vain here.
Gay men– You may think your eyes and maybe even your legs are your best features. However, all that matters to your suitors really are your arms and your chest.
Straight men– While you probably think your baby blues are the best thing about you, all women care about is your stomach/abs and your chest.
Straight women- Apparently we all think our eyes are prettiest too, however, all men care about are our stomach, arms, butt, and even our feet (weird).
Lesbians- You may think your eyes and lips are the only thing you’ve got going for you. Luckily, ladies tend to like the whole package – mostly your legs, stomach and butt.
There, I feel like I’ve dissected a whole cow now.