Dating Site Profile Pics

The dating site okcupid.com published a fascinating study of their member profile pictures to validate and debunk what makes for an attractive profile picture, one that generates conversation and interest which is important if you’re on a dating site.

Some of the findings:

This is a dating site and they measured effectiveness on number of conversations. People are looking for love here so they are going to emphasize certain things about them. Furthermore, there is no correlation to what is in their photo and what they write on their profile. I would love to see a similar study done on profile pics on a regular social networking site such as facebook or twitter.

What does your profile pic say about you?