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Travel Photos May Make Your Online Dating Profile More Appealing

July 27, 2017
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Travel Photos May Make Your Online Dating Profile More Appealing
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Travelers searching for love, fear not. With nothing more than a camera and a plane ticket to somewhere special, you may be able to turn your mobile dating profile into pure gold. At least that's the takeaway of a new study about dating experiences released this week by relationship app, Hinge.

The app studied 180,000 user-uploaded photographs to determine whether certain factors, like travel, impact how users interacted. Turns out they do — and in a big way. Travel photos received 30% more likes than the average user photo, despite the travel photo category making up a mere 3.4% of all user photos.

The study revealed that where those travel photos were taken had a pretty big impact, too. Women's photos in Maui and Santorini received 60% and 93% more likes than the average photo, respectively, while men's photos from Portland and Munich got 56% and a whopping 210% more. Travel photos also played into conversation starters among women, who were 33% more likely to initiate a conversation over travel photos than their male counterparts.

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“Since it’s summer and people are busy traveling, we were curious to know if our members connected more or less over travel photos,” Jean-Marie McGrath, Hinge’s Director of Communications, said in a press release. “We found that travel photos were extremely rare but highly effective — confirming that our members should share the awesome travel experiences they’re having with their connections.”

And for those of us who can't globe-trot at the moment, there's always the Delta dating wall.

H/T: Travel + Leisure

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