Study Finds Men With This Kind Of Profile Photo Get 25% More Matches

Why do men spend so much time working out? Is it because we want to get fit, or is it for our own personal satisfaction Ask most men and their answer might be a little less worthy: so we can stare at ourselves a little longer in the mirror.

While having a six-pack doesn't guarantee you romantic success, it certainly doesn't hurt. And if you're lucky enough to be bestowed with an amazing physique, either through graft or perfect genetics, the temptation to show off your bod is hard to resist. What's the point of looking this good if no-one's going to see it?

It follows then that the most common choice of dating profile photo for men is one that shows off muscles. It's a no-brainer, surely – why wouldn't you show off your rig if you're looking to reel in the matches?

Yet recent data from one of the world's biggest dating sites would suggest that taking your top off in your photos might actually lead to less matches. Unless you're Zac Efron or something.

 

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Dating.com polled its users to determine whether or not displaying shirtless pictures on dating profiles has an impact on their chances of finding a match. Results reveal a major disconnect between men, who believe shirtless pictures help their chances of finding love... And women, who believe it's actually a bad look.

According to their data, men with shirtless pictures displayed on their profile have on average 25% fewer matches than those who don't, yet nearly 90% of men believe that shirtless pictures help their chances of landing a match.

To sum that up, keeping your shirt on in your dating profile DP, gives you a 25% better chance of scoring a match than those who are whipping theirs off (according to Dating.com's statistics).

In contrast, 66% of all women surveyed said that shirtless pictures on a guy's profile imply a lack of maturity and self-awareness, with 76% of women said they'd be unlikely to consider dating a man with shirtless images displayed in their profile for a committed relationship.

Okay, so maybe shirtless pics are good if you're just looking for a casual thing, we can hear you asking. You'd be wrong, according to Dating.com's results: only 15% of women would be open to a hookup and 9% would consider a friendship with men who use shirtless pics on their profiles. Ouch.

Some more takeaways: three out of every five male dating profiles contain at least one shirtless picture compared to how only one out of every five female dating profiles contains at least one bikini/bathing suit picture. All said, that same group of women had a more than 40% increase in overall match rates, compared to their covered-up counterparts. Go figure.

At the end of the day, dating isn't just about looks. If you have intelligent prompts and other photos of yourself that are a little more modest, having a shirtless pic isn't going to completely ruin your chances of finding love.

In short? People know when you're just peacocking, champ. Keep your shirt on.

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Eugenie Bouchard Offers ‘Brutal’ Dating Lesson Every Man Needs To Hear

Everyone's thought about going on a date with a celebrity, but few of us are bold enough to shoot our shot. Even fewer get a response. But even if you do land yourself a date with The Rich & Famous, as tennis sensation Eugenie Bouchard just revealed, it's easy to screw things up.

Enter: Bob Menery, sports commentator and social media star, who managed to land a date with the Canadian tennis player and social media star Bouchard, but completely screwed the pooch by posting about it too much on social media.

Menery, whose vulgarity-laced comedic commentaries of golf and other sporting events has catapulted him to over 2.7m Instagram followers, asked Bouchard out during an Instagram Live chat she was having with popular American sports journalist Allie LaForce.

Bouchard agreed to a date after Menery pledged a $4,000 donation to charity, at LaForce's suggestion. Their first (virtual) date was live-streamed for Menery's podcast Zapped, and then the two met in person in Las Vegas.

Things were looking good for Menery, but his incessant self-aggrandizing about his romance with Bouchard backfired spectacularly. On a recent episode of Menery's podcast, the former world #5 took great pleasure out of telling Menery his constant updates alerted a competitor to her availability, news.com.au reports.

 

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“I went on a date because of you. I just wanted to let you know that your obscene posting may be backfiring,” Bouchard joked.

“Someone who only heard of me because you were posting about me asked me on a date and we went on a date. I’m not giving you any details, I just wanted to let you know."

"Keep posting... I’m hoping more just flood in."

Absolutely brutal.

Beyond providing yet more evidence of Bouchard's impeccable social media (if not on court) performance, this tale holds a lesson everyone can learn from, no matter who you're dating.

Where Menery and others trip up is not keeping things cool. We've written before about how playing 'hard to get' can actually have tangible results... And on the flipside; how oversharing and failing to 'calm your farm' can sabotage a relationship.

“Oversharing of a relationship may suggest insecurity and a need for an audience, attention or acceptance but on the flip side may suggest that they are very secure and have complete indifference to the views of others, are not influenced by the judgment or knowing of others," Relationships Australia couple's counselor Jennifer Douglas told DMARGE exclusively.

So either you come off as desperate and insecure, or you come off as a cocky arsehole who doesn't care what people think – neither of which are ideal if you're trying to woo someone successfully.

Fingers crossed the next person Bouchard finds isn't quite so boastful.

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