Top 4 types of Facebook profile pictures for men

Because choosing that perfect 4cm x 4cm photo is the ticket to social media success.

The group shot
The group shot
24 Nov 2015

The group shot

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Women tend to be attracted to guys who look more extroverted in photographs — so, surrounding yourself with friends suggests that you’re more extroverted, have a wide circle of friends, and are an all-around fun kind of guy. Also, nobody wants to hang out with a loner.

The confident gaze
The confident gaze
24 Nov 2015

The confident gaze

Strangely enough, research shows that looking too warm or kind is not very appealing — for guys, smiling isn’t particularly successful. For a close-up headshot, looking away from the camera, not smiling (but not scowling either) is actually more successful. It also makes you look like a badass who has his life in order.

The pet picture
The pet picture
24 Nov 2015

The pet picture

Who doesn’t love a guy who loves animals? Academic research shows that looking trustworthy and not being overtly masculine or macho are attractive qualities women seek in men. If you’ve got a picture with a kitten, puppy or any other cuddly creature, it ticks those boxes.

The topless selfie
The topless selfie
24 Nov 2015

The topless selfie

As shallow as it sounds, research shows that this works surprisingly well as long as you’re in really good shape. It also depends on your age — the effectiveness of those photographs ends around the age of 30. So if you’ve got it, flaunt it.

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