Sunday, January 24, 2010

Before you change your profile picture

I have been meaning to change my twitter profile photo.It is still green denoting my support for Iranian democratic traditions and it still carries the I love the NHS twibbon following last years American backlash against a state funded medical service.

However before I change it,I need to read this article

Now, you’re always told to look happy and make eye contact in social situations, but at least for your online dating photo, that’s just not optimal advice. For women, a smile isn’t strictly better: she actually gets the most messages by flirting directly into the camera [... However,] flirting away from the camera is the single worst attitude a woman can take. Certain social etiquettes apply even online: if you’re going to be making eyes at someone, it should be with the person looking at your picture.


Men’s photos are most effective when they look away from the camera and don’t smile:

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