Since Ok Cupid published their data in support of not smiling in pics, the tip has been quoted as gospel truth on dating advice blogs, PUA podcasts, dozens of dating subreddits, forums, everywhere.
But, at the same time, widespread skepticism rose too.
Myers-Briggs psychology determines how we interact with someone on a daily basis.
The knowledge of personality type allows us to see the differences among others as just those — different ways of “being.” Therefore, personality compatibility is heavily based on personal preference.
This tip originated on the Ok Cupid’s Ok Trends blog in January 2010.
The post was called The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures.
More than any other type, Boys Next Door evolve as they get older. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls. re the rare, independent, self-sufficient kind of woman who does want love, but not from a weakling.
The Big Five personality test is by far the most scientifically validated and reliable psychological model to measure personality. It is also used commercially by psychologists, career counselors, and other professionals that conduct personality assessment.
On the quest to finding our perfect match it seems we blindly let personality type tests and zodiac signs decide our fate to bring us closer to the one — and we’re not alone.
Every year, two million people take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a 93-question assessment exam that has been translated into 30 different languages to evaluate personalities for their career, education, management or leadership roles, relationships, counseling, parenting, team development, or to satisfy our natural curiosity.
After all, Ok Cupid’s findings were based on behavior, not just talk, right? Like everyone else, we believed in Ok Cupid’s conclusions. But every time we looked into this, we found the same thing: daters who used Photofeeler for photo testing were getting right-swipes like never before.
But the more data we collected about men’s dating photo attractiveness, the more it became undeniable: Ok Cupid’s advice wasn’t raising men’s photo scores. In fact, users reported 3-5x (200-400%) more matches!