By Becky Pemberton, The Sun
July 10, 2017 | 3:03pm
With millions of dating profiles out there, it’s important to select the right photo so you stand out from the crowd.
And new research shows that both men and women are guilty of manipulating their profile images to make a good impression – and you may not even realize you’re doing it.
The study found that men are more likely to upload pictures with selfies captured from a camera held at waist height.
This tilted-up angle is selected as it makes them appear more powerful and taller, according to the research.
And experts say there are evolutionary reasons why men would do this, as taller men are typically perceived by women as stronger, more fertile and able to protect their family.
Women, on the other hand, are more likely to snap their selfies from just above head height, in a bid to disguise any areas of the body they are less confident about and to not appear too dominant to male partners.
The selfie research was conducted by the University of Saskatchewan in Canada who used over 900 profiles from men and women on Tinder, which has around 50 million users worldwide. Their findings were recently published in the journal Frontiers of Psychology.
Of the 900 subjects, around 40 percent of men pointed their phones upwards for selfies, compared to just 16 percent of women.
And 25 percent of women captured their shot from above their head, compared to just 16 percent of men.
In their report, the researchers said: “When taking a selfie for an online dating profile, people intuitively manipulate the vertical camera angle to embody how they want to be perceived by the opposite sex.”