New research in online dating has found that profile pictures in which someone is physically extended, with outstretched limbs and an elongated torso, convey a confidence and dominance that nearly double one’s chances of success. What do you think?

“I don’t understand how you can depict good posture in a profile photo when you’ve got to hold the camera at such a high angle.”

Joan Hausell • Anecdote Editor


“First you say I have to be kind and open-minded, now you’re saying I have to sit up straight. Which one is it?”

Earl Talbot • Floorboard Installer

“Are you sure? I’ve always been told that a soft, sunken chest was the ultimate chick magnet.”

Nathan Finnegan • Iguana Breeder

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