Like male peacocks showing off their magnificent plumage to attract a mate, some men on dating sites post topless mirror gym selfies. Not such a good idea, according to dating experts. Women, they say, tend to swipe left when they see gym selfies. Likewise, dating sites are full of women's selfies taken from an elevated vantage point, highlighting their cleavage. Her advice instead: "Anything that you wouldn't want your children, your parents or your boss to see, doesn't belong on a dating profile. The profile photo is the important first impression, and "it should be friendly and approachable" as well as attractive, says Alex Williamson el-Effendi, head of brand for the Austin, Texas-based dating app Bumble , where women make the first move by initiating the chat after a match.
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Commentary: This week on Love Syncs, an official glossary of the phrases to avoid on dating apps. It took three swipes on Bumble to find a profile bio with the sentence, "I'm an open book, just ask. That might be the least surprising lede I've ever written for an article. If you've spent any time on The Apps, you've likely noticed there's a sameness of language that pervades many bios. There are phrases that crop up over and over again: "Just say hi. There's a corner of my brain that keeps inconsequential conspiracy theories stored away like that one tin can of French-cut green beans you're never in the mood for. And it's there that I imagine a global meeting of online daters where it was decided that the only way to snarkily address height-related inquiries was to write, "[Height] because apparently that matters.
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If you met an attractive man at a party, you would be showing him your best side and flirting up a storm. Your online dating profile is no different. It's the first introduction a man has to you. You are literally marketing yourself to the male population online. For some women that sounds horrid but in real life we do it all the time.
Last Updated: January 9, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Sarah Schewitz, PsyD. Sarah Schewitz, Psy. She received her Psy. She is the founder of Couples Learn, an online psychology practice helping couples and individuals improve and change their patterns in love and relationships.