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This is called “signalling,” and it can make or break your online dating photos.
Think of it this way – she’s going to imagine herself in the lifestyle the photo conveys. You're visually communicating that you’re interesting, you'll take her to exotic places, and most importantly, that you have the financial means to do it.
For men in their 30s and above, consider using a “dress up” shot.
Many women looking for a mature, established man want to know you can hang at a company event or cocktail party.
Most group photos fail on one (or both) of those fronts, and it ends up working against you in the long run because it actually lowers your perceived attractiveness.
It’s probably easier to use a photo of you in a social setting, like a cool cafe or outdoor park.A picture of you dressed nicely at a rooftop bar, a restaurant on the beach, or a yacht could have the same effect.But avoid the cliché pictures of you rocking a rented tux at a wedding. You want to convey that you look this good all the time.Here’s a comparison so you can see how signalling works: Which guy do you think she’d rather spend time with?(Spoiler alert: it’s not the couch napper.)The secret lies in evolution – that's right, we're talking Darwin, survival of the fittest, alpha male theory.As Tinder’s sociologist Jessica Carbino put it, why risk disappointing her when she realizes you’re not the one she was hoping to meet?