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The biggest dating app turn ons and turn offs revealed

People are very picky in the world of love

Sabrina Barr
Thursday 22 March 2018 13:50 GMT
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In the world of dating apps, many of us are extremely fussy when scrolling mindlessly through potential suitors.

More often than not, it’s the most insignificant details that can determine whether you decide to give someone a go or give them the boot.

While everyone is unique in their preferences, adding certain types of photos to your online dating profile can greatly increase your chances of achieving matches.

Dating app Badoo recently conducted a survey of 5,000 of its users to find out what compels those looking for love (or lust) to swipe right.

As it turns out, the photos you decide to use to present yourself can make a huge difference to your success rate.

54 per cent of women would swipe left for a guy who’s included a photo of himself with an attractive woman.

It seems that women looking for a partner of the opposite sex are drawn to a man at one with nature, as 30 per cent would swipe right for picture of a man posing in the countryside.

Dogs are a big draw for all, with 29 per cent of women and 21 per cent of men swiping right for a profile picture that features a furry four-legged friend.

However, women and men apparently differ in opinion when it comes to gym selfies.

37 per cent of women would give a photo of a man in the gym a hard no, while 25 per cent of men are all for it.

If you feel like upping your swiping game, perhaps it would be a good idea to consider how you may come across to a stranger who only has a selection of photos on which to form an opinion.

Shirtless photos are a big no-no for women on dating apps (Badoo)

Here are the biggest dating app turn ons and turn offs if you fancy giving your profile a bit of a spruce:

Women swipe right for…

  • A profile picture in the countryside - 30 per cent
  • A profile picture with a dog in it - 29 per cent
  • A profile picture displaying tattoos - 18 per cent
  • A man with a beard - 18 per cent
  • A profile picture showing a car - 7 per cent
  • A photo of a man with an attractive woman - 2 per cent
  • A profile picture taken in the gym - 8 per cent

Women swipe left for:

  • A photo of a man with an attractive woman - 54 per cent
  • Group photos that make it difficult to decipher whose profile it is - 49 per cent
  • Shirtless photos - 47 per cent
  • A profile picture taking in the gym - 37 per cent
  • A mirror selfie - 32 per cent
  • A profile picture showing a car - 29 per cent
  • A man with a beard - 22 per cent
  • A man posing with safari animals - 19 per cent
  • A profile picture displaying tattoos - 19 per cent

Men swipe right for for…

  • A photo of a woman in her underwear or a bikini - 33 per cent
  • A profile picture in the countryside - 33 per cent
  • A profile picture taken in the gym - 25 per cent
  • A mirror selfie - 21 per cent
  • A profile picture with a dog in it - 21 per cent
  • A profile picture displaying tattoos - 14 per cent
  • A photo of a woman riding a horse - 12 per cent
  • A profile picture showing a car - 11 per cent
  • A photo of them with an attractive man - 8 per cent

Men swipe left for…

  • Group photos that make it difficult to decipher whose profile it is - 40 per cent
  • A photo of a woman with an attractive man - 34 per cent
  • A photo of a woman with a Snapchat filter - 29 per cent
  • A woman with no full length photos on her profile - 21 per cent
  • A photo of a woman in her underwear - 20 per cent
  • A mirror selfie - 19 per cent
  • A profile picture showing a car - 15 per cent
  • A photo of their cat or dog - 14 per cent
  • A photo of a woman riding a horse - 12 per cent

The path of true love never did run smoothly, that's for sure.

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