Whether you’re looking for a new job or a new date, your profile picture is your first chance at making an impression. And well, that’s a lot of pressure riding on a single photo (so naturally we’ve all spent hours agonizing over which one to put up).
As it turns out, we shouldn’t be the ones making this decision at all.
A recent study at the University of Western Australia found that many of us tend to perceive ourselves differently (and usually more critically) than others do. So you’re actually much better off having a friend or someone close to you make the final call—as they see you in all of your true, authentic (and beautiful, might we add) glory.
Bottom line: If you’re setting up a new dating profile, stop stressing and ask your BFF.