What Can I Learn From Looking at a Man’s Profile Picture?

Kara Pound Kara Pound • 9/25/14

If he’s posed in front of the Egyptian pyramids, chances are he enjoys world travel. If he has his arm around an older woman who appears to be his mom, he could be a mama’s boy. If he’s posed with 10 other guys all wearing tuxedos and holding cocktails, chances are his “bros” and partying are really important to him.

There is a lot to be learned just from taking a good look at a man’s online profile picture. First off, your eyes concentrate on the specimen in the photo — the man — to see if you are attracted to him. But don’t stop there. Pretend like you are a detective and look at clues in the background. Take a look at the kind of furniture around? Are there pets? Is he on a boat or snow skiing? Does he have a natural smile or does it look forced? The things you can learn from an online dating profile picture are endless.