A photo's worth a thousand clicks
Why do people stop and check out specific profiles on Match.com? Here's what they say:
Attractive Photo: 55%
Close Location: 12%
Compelling Headline: 11%
Right Age: 10%
Interesting User Name: 9%
Don't act like you're surprised. Don't you do it.
You knew as well as I what the answer would be. It was a foregone conclusion that most of the members surveyed would say that an attractive photo is what makes them read a profile.
How did you know? No matter how you responded, you do the same thing. You run a quick search or detailed search , get your results and immediately focus on the hunks and hotties with headshots.
You do it. You know you do. Don't feel shallow 'cause there is no shame in this online dating game.
Sometimes you can have the lamest headline on the page, but a cute photo will get you clicks every time.
How did I know? I knew because I was the Goddess of Love when humans first discovered the tingle of romance and all the tingles that followed it. I was there when Anthony's tongue hit the floor at the sight of Cleopatra, and I kissed Shakespeare on the head when he penned Romeo's first vision of Juliet.
Please, honey. I knew. I knew because a free member profile with a photo gets eight times more responses than profiles without one.
I knew because I watch over your shoulders while you pass by a great match just because you're unsure what he or she looks like. It's human nature: People want to see what they're getting into.
Love ain't blind, sweeties. It's got its eyes wide open so it won't miss a thing.