John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.
As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.
In his experiment, he showed women two pictures – one of “Tom”, the other of “Jerry” – and asked them which guy they considered more attractive.
When presented with only two options, Tom and Jerry were evenly matched in the looks department.
Here’s a comparison so you can see how signalling works: Which guy do you think she’d rather spend time with?
(Spoiler alert: it’s not the couch napper.)The secret lies in evolution – that's right, we're talking Darwin, survival of the fittest, alpha male theory.
Either your dating profile sucks, or your photos do.
Think of it this way – she’s going to imagine herself in the lifestyle the photo conveys. You're visually communicating that you’re interesting, you'll take her to exotic places, and most importantly, that you have the financial means to do it.When you’re in a picture with guys less attractive than you, you look even more attractive by comparison.Dan Ariely, a researcher in behavioral economics, did a simple experiment to prove that giving someone a slightly worse option makes you appear more attractive.You should always be the only person in your main pic.)A lot of guys mistakenly think that including a group shot is mandatory, because it makes them look more social and outgoing.While it’s true that a group photo does convey those traits, it only helps you if you look great in the photo AND you’re the most attractive one in it.Most group photos fail on one (or both) of those fronts, and it ends up working against you in the long run because it actually lowers your perceived attractiveness.