Rate My Space contributor 9605112 can thank her handy husband for this chic, contemporary remodel.
She acted as the designer, and her husband skillfully made her ideas reality.
Unlike Tinder, you receive a finite number of matches a day — forcing some mindfulness into each "yes" or "no" — and your full name, school and workplace are on display to your romantic prospect.
Meeting on Tinder, with its infinite randomness, is a lot like meeting at a crowded bar on a Saturday night; Hinge, which lacks that anonymity, is better compared to connecting at a friend's house party.
The dating app, which launched last year, uses the familiar swipe-yes, swipe-no system made mainstream by Tinder, with a stronger emphasis on personal connections.
It uses your Facebook network to connect you with friends of friends, or more typically, one degree further, with friends of your friends' friends.
No change: it’s still the best shot; better, in fact, than straight-up boob pics (more on those later). The male “Ab Shot” has the same reputation as the My Space Shot — it’s an Internet cliché that supposedly everyone thinks is only for bozos.
By strapping on a screen close enough to your eyes, your mind can be tricked into thinking you're in a computer-generated world that feels pretty real.
For interested readers, I explain our measurement process, and how we collected our data, at the end of the post.
All my bar charts are zeroed on the average picture. One of the first things we noticed when diving into our pool of photos is that men and women have very different approaches to the camera.
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, like the center and right-hand subjects above.