"I hate to say it," Bradford says, "but it does improve your acceptance rate by 20-30 percent." She says it's important to have at least one full length pic — even if it's one with a bunch of friends.Bradford says you can do this by choosing pictures where you're smiling (with teeth) as opposed to using selfies or more serious photos.She does A/B testing on the app with two different personas: Mandy and Amanda.
"They don't have time to go on five bad dates a week, instead they want to go on one date with someone they have a pretty good chance of connecting with."In this week's episode on dating apps for Bustle’s new sex and relationships podcast I Want It That Way, we talked to Bradford all about dating app profile pictures, dating dealbreakers, the About Me section, and what a few Bustle editors are doing wrong in their profiles.
But does that mean it's harder to find love on them?
What if you are looking to date someone and a short and sweet profile is all you really have time for?
Besides, when you tell a woman she’s beautiful, chances are you’re not.
On the other hand, more general compliments seem to work well: is almost always used to describe the way something or someone looks, and you can see how that works out. After all, the way you choose to start your initial message to someone is the “first impression of your first impression.” The results surprised us: perform better, bucking the general “be literate” rule.
Talking about specific things that interest you or that you might have in common with someone is a time-honored way to make a connection, and we have proof here that it works.