New Study Shows How Photo Filters Affect Trustworthiness Among Daters

Sep 29, 2023
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Short summary:

  • A recent study in Computers in Human Behavior found that while women are attracted to men’s filtered photos on dating apps, these images are seen as less trustworthy.
  • Though enhanced pictures increase attractiveness, they decrease perceived trustworthiness. However, many women still expressed interest in profiles with altered photos, indicating that physical appeal often outweighs trust concerns.
  • Filters remain popular in the dating scene despite dating apps implementing photo verification for authenticity.
  • The study, involving over 280 English-speaking women, suggests both genders prioritize appearance.

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