But when a woman is approached by guys who embody these different emotional states, who is she going to be more receptive towards?
The serious, stone-faced guy who, for all she knows, wants to do her harm?
This study, along with some research conducted by Ok Cupid (which I’ll get to soon) has led men to believe that smiling has no place in online dating pictures.
Here are some of the unanswered questions you may want to think about before taking it as Gospel that you should remove smiling pictures: Perhaps the type of men who post non-smiling pictures also tend to be the type of men who have some other attractive quality. And even if they changed their pictures to smiling ones, that confidence would still shine through in other aspects of their profile and messages and they’d continue to have success.
(Who knows, maybe these kind of guys could actually have more success if they included smiling pictures).
Which person would you rather have approach you at a bar?
Here’s the thing: Whenever two strangers meet there is likely going to be feelings of tension on both sides. From there you’ll each feel more comfortable opening up and getting to know one another.
It’s that confident body language is attractive to women. Now with that confident body language would it be better to smile or not smile?