Why you should never swipe right on Tinder just because of an attractive photo

In a new study, the dates with the best personalities had the biggest bump in their overall attractiveness post-meeting.

Good news for people who are plain-looking — who also have sparkling personalities.

Judging someone by their photo is not a reliable way of finding a partner, according to research published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Communication Studies. Online daters usually make choices based on a person’s physical attractiveness, but they rarely (if ever) take into consideration how their perception of that person changes after they interact, says Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communications studies at University of Kansas and co-author of the study.

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