Is your photo too hot to trust? Consider this the next time you’re tempted to Photoshop your Tinder photo: According to a new study, women are more attracted and trusting toward men with enhanced photos. Men, on the other hand, while they are attracted to women with enhanced photos, have a tendency to distrust them.
“Trust is an important part of any relationship, and it certainly plays an important role in the forging of new social bonds in the dating context,” researcher Rory McGloin stated.
The research was conducted on 306 participants who ranged from the ages of 17-36. They were asked a series of questions to determine the profiles physical attractiveness, trustworthiness and their desire to date. The photos were divided into two categories: one was beautified using lightning, makeup and hair; the other was not. Women found the beautified male profile picture to be more attractive and more trustworthy. Men perceived the beautified female profile picture to be more attractive yet less trustworthy.
Still, researchers pointed out, this did not deter the men from wanting to date the beautified women. McGloin added: “This finding suggests that even when men suspect that a woman may not look exactly like she does in her profile picture, they are willing to take the risk and pursue a date with her.” Hilar.
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