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

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at karapound.com.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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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.

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