The researchers found that a variety of factors, from age to camera quality, affected users’ decisions to reach out to others.
Stephanie Tikkanen, an assistant professor of communication studies, said the picture quality and the kinds of pictures people choose to post on their dating site profiles can be seen as indicators of personality.
You could get a 4-note match (high likelihood) with someone who likes different music than you. I noticed dramatic differences in personality between people who were passionate about music versus people who were in the music business just for the glamour of it, and who did not listen to music in their free time.
Of course, the music we like to listen to is important. Visitors of your page can play the music for free and vice versa. You are likely to discover new music you will love. They experience the world in a similar way as you, and so you have a better chance of getting along. The day after an awful date (with a man who listened only to 80's hair bands), I was convinced that music could predict compatibility and I set out to prove my theory.
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If a picture is fuzzy, she said, it might seem as though the person is trying to hide something.“I think there is a sort of bias against narcissism,” she said. I think that sort of implies something about their personality.
A candid photo seems to be a little more natural and less self-centered.” Shelby Baker, a senior studying marketing, used the dating app Tinder before he “matched” with his current girlfriend.
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