Let’s be honest here — no one minds getting a few more double taps and thumbs up for their selfie. We all know to avoid the duck lips and double chins, but did you know there is actual research on what gets a selfie the most likes? On.com studied 50,000 user-generated photos to come up with some solid answers on what makes a selfie “likeable.” From lighting to cropping, their infographic deciphers the science behind the perfect selfie.
First of all, make sure you’ve got your girls in your selfies. Photos with men got an average of nine likes, while photos with women in them got an average of 52 likes.
Believe it or not, the time of day you post your selfie affects how many likes you’ll get. Images posted on Wednesday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time receive the highest number of likes. We won’t ask why, but you might be seeing more of us on Wednesday afternoons.
Demographically, the East Coast out-selfies the West Coast two to one, and the highest percentage of selfies come from users in the medical and legal fields.
Not surprisingly, men take an average of two photos per day, while women take an average of four selfies every day. Let’s see: a selfie with our morning coffee, a morning commute selfie, a bored at work selfie… yep, four sounds about right.
(h/t Social Times)