Often, a new user will come to Photofeeler thinking, “This website can tell me how attractive I am! Read on to learn 5 ways that pictures skew reality.
And, for us, the difference between a bad and good picture can be genuinely consequential to our professional and dating lives. What if the pictures you’re currently using, say on dating apps, aren’t as attractive as you are in real life?
That’s because we remember a cumulative average of facial expressions rather than each specific movement.
With a date, you can narrow the field of possible suspects and even, sometimes put a name to a face as it stares back at you from the past: Look at the format.If the photograph is on a post card mount, then it won’t date before 1902. Many CDVs include the name of the photography studio.Understanding the history to cartes de visite (CDV) and cabinet cards will also help you narrow down a timeframe. Although usually long gone, you may be able to find them listed in directories. For the 19th century, sleeves can be quite a good starting point.As a result, sometimes we get these dark, creepy, or washed-out pictures that cause us to question, “Was that what I really looked like at the party? Another quirk of how we see in real life is about focus.We automatically “edit out” unimportant, periphery details while zooming in on small windows of vision at a time.