Dating on and off meaning
"And there's something very spontaneous about it." "The 'ab shot' actually does quite well," Yagan said.
But he admits there is a selection bias, as the guys who bare their six-packs actually have them.
Previously she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine.
Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a Master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a science journalism degree from New York University.
That result held even when the team controlled for cleavage shown at that angle.
Yagan suggests that self-taken photos have a sense of authenticity.
The data didn't include the most and least attractive photos in order to just look at certain photo factors rather than the attractiveness of the person.
Essentially, you should show off your best asset, whether that's your abs or your activities or smarts, Yagan said.For instance, whether or not to have a profile photo is a no-brainer: It's pretty much essential."It would be like going into a bar with a bag on your head; people aren't going to come talk to you," Yagan told Live Science.The female analogue of the ab shot is the cleavage shot.Ladies who showed some cleavage got 49 percent more contacts than the average photo. A 32-year-old woman showing her body received one fewer message than the equivalent 18 year-old, but an "older woman" showing no cleavage got 4 fewer messages compared with a young gal.(In general, women get fewer new messages as they age.) The dating site even encourages members to make sure people can "see your face" on the upload-photo page.But the new survey suggests with all other things equal, whether or not you show your face has no impact on the number of messages you receive.Guys hoping to get noticed on online dating sites should take off their shirts, at least those with six-pack abs, according to new survey results by one online matchmaker that also provide advice for gals' profile pics."We were sitting on a treasure trove of data," said Sam Yagan, co-founder and CEO of Ok Cupid.Guys with fit bodies did better at getting messages if they took their shirt off than if they left it on.Even so, that six-pack has a short shelf life, the team says.