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What people notice first when browsing dating profiles

What people notice first when browsing dating profiles
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Have you ever used an online dating app or website and if so, would you say that someone’s smile is usually the first thing you’ll notice when browsing profiles? If so, you are not alone…

A recent survey found that most people notice someone’s smile first— more so than on their physique, clothes, or their social media presence, followed closely by their eyes.

In addition, almost half of people say that they will judge a potential date based on the photos and videos they find when searching their social media profiles. And it’s not just your appearance they’ll judge— most people also admit they judge your voice, spelling, grammar, and the type of content you post and share.

Here’s a breakdown of the full results.


What do people notice first about others?

Their smile – 76%

Their eyes – 69%

Their voice – 60%

Their clothes – 56%

Their haircut – 51%

Their posture – 50%

Their social media presence – 27%


And here's a list of things people say they don't like in dating profiles. 

What do people do in photos instead of smiling?

Poker face – 46%

Cover their mouth – 43%

Surprised face – 43%

Frown – 41%

Kissing or pucker face – 38%

Wear a mask – 31%

Turn their back to the camera – 22%

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