You might find one on a dating app, but you will still need to put your best face forward to meet anyone — famous or not.
Actress Hilary Duff joined location-based dating app Tinder last year. Other celebrities, like Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen and actress Lindsay Lohan, have used the app where people scroll through photos and swipe right for yes and left for no.
“We found out through the news just like everyone else that she is on Tinder.”) But not everyone can pull off a selfie like Hilary Duff.
For men, professional headshots and photos with facial hair were rated the highest and, for women, photos showing the person singing or playing an instrument, playing a sport or wearing a bikini were rated the highest, according to a survey of 2,000 profiles by The Grade.
A new dating app, The Grade aims to help people rate their profile picture, messages and overall profile on a scale from A to F based on profile quality, responsiveness and message quality available for everyone to see.
Photos with tattoos and eyeglasses were among the lowest rated for women and hat wearers were among the lowest rated photos for men.
While online daters think their photos are relatively accurate, independent judges rated one third of online dating photos as inaccurate, according to research carried out by Catalina Toma, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For that reason, she recommends posting a variety of recent photos.
“Female photographs were judged as less accurate than male photographs, and were more likely to be older, to be retouched or taken by a professional photographer, and to contain inconsistencies, including changes in hair style and skin quality,” the research found.
Read: 10 things dating sites won’t tell you The surge in photo-centric, location-based dating apps proves one thing: People are more interested in your pictures than a lengthy essay about your hopes and dreams.
Here are 10 biggest mistakes people make when they upload photos to a dating site or app.
(The author has gamely allowed us to doctor some of his images to illustrate what not to do.) The happy humanitarian What the picture says: “I give and I give and I give.” What it makes people think: “You used that orphan to get a date.” There was only one Princess Diana.
The Facebook page and Tumblr blog “Humanitarians of Tinder” is devoted to Tinder users who post pictures of themselves doing aid work abroad.