34% of online daters swipe left if you have poor quality photos!

Get the swipe right: 34% of online daters swipe left if you have poor quality photos!
(Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)

How important is the quality of your dating profile photography? Not only will 34% of people using online dating apps swipe left if you have bad quality photos, but 28% will overlook factors such as your height, level of education and political views if you have good quality photos. 

That's according to a new report commissioned by Skylum, from research firm YouGov, into the importance of good quality photographs on dating profiles – and how users would like to use editing tools to encourage would-be lovebirds to make that crucial swipe right. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.