Dating Profile Review: Rate My Profile, Rank My Dating Photos, Dating Photo Analyzer, Rate My Dating Pictures, Photo Feedback, Dating Photo Critique – Photofeeler Review
As an online dating profile consultant, I have spent more than 7 years helping folks (here in the San Francisco Bay Area), across the country (Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City) and internationally with their dating profile, app choice, bio, photo, messaging techniques and appearance makeovers. I am often the first person people show their dating profiles with. As such, there are still plenty of people out there getting bad advice from the internet and friends who are biased and unwilling to be brutally honest.
It’s a popular tool among tech folks and engineers seeking to hack their way to better profiles as it quantifies photos making it easier to remove subjectivity, qualitative aspects that are hard to analyze and give immediate feedback to users.
Photofeeler Review – Scores, Votes, Examples & More
As a dating profile expert, I provide guidance on realistic expectations based on your demographics, opportunities for improvement and highlight the areas for improvement to minimize self-sabotage. A recent trend I have noticed is putting too much weight and effort into getting the best scores on rating sites like Photofeeler.
Unlike professional headshots, dating photos have a different look and feel to them and signal different things based on app choice, answers to prompt, profile completeness, answers to prompts and messages sent. They should be candid, natural, imperfect, slightly grainy, self-deprecating, warm, approachable, and slightly vulnerable.
Before you update your dating profile and photos or begin taking new photos, read this review on Photofeeler so you are aware of its limitations and biases. Having context beyond raw scores is necessary to understand impact on your online dating efforts.
WHAT IS PHOTOFEELER? HOW DOES PHOTOFEELER WORK? IS PHOTOFEELER FREE? PHOTOFEELER COST
Photofeeler is a tool that allow you to receive a score and some limited feedback on your photos primarily for dating apps, business professional purposes i.e. LinkedIn or social media. The service is free but in order for your profile to be shown to others and receive feedback, you have to provide votes and feedback as well to other profiles, photos (aka karma points) or pay for credits.
The more you do so, the more feedback you receive (karma credits). Users select the outlet for photos (business photos, dating photos or social media photos) and wait for the results to come in. If you want to accelerate the process or don’t want to rate people you can buy credits.
Photofeeler Privacy Concerns
Although photos will not show up on Google Search results, that doesn’t mean people cannot save or screenshot photos. Anything you put up on the internet is subject to being stolen, misused or saved. Photofeeler only measures looks with respects to photos and not actual appearances.
Many attractive people take bad photos and many not so attractive people can take good photos. It’s important to understand the context of photos and nuances of how photos are taken and when.
After uploading your photos, you then select who you want to show your photos for. Ideally these are people in your realistic dating range otherwise you can sabotage your scores due to age bias.
PHOTOFEELER SCORES, RESULTS & METRICS – BUSINESS, DATING, SOCIAL
Photofeeler ranks photos on a scale of 1 to 10 on 3 metrics depending on the type of photo.
Business (likable, competent, influential);
Dating (attractiveness, trustworthy, smart);
Social (authentic, fun, confident).
IS PHOTOFEELER ACCURATE? LEGIT? PHOTOFEELER REVIEW
While I think Photofeeler.com is a decent source for feedback on photos (especially when compared to getting no feedback at all), there are some things you want to be aware of before following advice blindly on those photo ratings.
Limited to Photos Only. While there are different lenses you can narrow your focus on (professional i.e. LinkedIn, dating profiles etc.) on Photo feeler, it does not offer personalized feedback on your app choices, bio, captions, messages etc. (read: How To Write An Online Dating Profile)
Good photos can only take you so far and plenty of folks self-sabotage their chances through app choice, photo order, bios, messaging etc. Additionally, different dating apps require different types of photos to be successful. What might work on Tinder may not work on Bumble or Hinge.
Read this post on what your dating profile photos signal.
Location Bias. This can lead to inflated scores. There are more people in big cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Francisco etc. and your photos will be reviewed and scored by all including smaller towns with possibly lesser differentiating expectations. Not to say there are not attractive people outside larger cities but you should be judging yourself against people you are interested in meeting. Politics, lifestyles and background go a long way in factoring into scores.
Selection Bias. Most people on Photofeeler are coming from a position of needing help themselves. Many are new to dating sites, others have been on dating sites for years without success. If you needed help with your 3pt shot would you ask Klay Thompson or would you ask people coming off the bench from the Knicks? Know your sources. Either way, there is more to you than just photos and you need to have context in terms of your lifestyle so you can not only get feedback on photos but understand where you can improve.
Subreddits like r/IncelsWithoutHate use photofeeler as their default tool for rating themselves and rating others.
Privacy. Anyone can view your photos on Photofeeler. While you will be showing your photos to people once you are on a dating site or app, you don’t want to expose bad photos of yourself right off the bat without some feedback. Some people do not want to expose their photos to the public more than they have to and this is enough of a reason to seek help from a professional vs. the public.
Context. Some photos will do better on an app like Tinder vs an app like Coffee Meets Bagel. Whether you are on the fast track for a long-term relationship or looking for something casual, it is important you know how to market yourself and understand what your photos signal.
User Credibility. While some users might have experience or even success on dating apps or getting high scores, some folks are merely looking to get feedback themselves and will blast through scores as quickly as possible and not take the time to thoughtfully review each photo. There is little to gain from helping others on a platform like this when others are viewed as competition.
Score. Reducing your looks, photos, appearance and date-ability to a single score can be misleading and dangerous. Assigning a score reverts society back to rating people ala the days of beauty competitions, and high school immaturity. Many people suffer from negative and bad comments on sites like this which can affect morale and confidence.
Don’t let your self-worth be associated to a subjective score, you are more than that. Photofeeler attractiveness scores only consider existing photos, it cannot provide guidance on how to take photos going forward and how to round out your profile to complement existing photos (for help with choosing the right photos for your profile check out this intro guide).
In order to do better on dating apps, it’s not about improving your scores but rather looking at everything including app choice, profile fatigue, bios, answers to prompts, messaging and more. Focus on whom you want to attract and work on becoming that person to attract said profile rather than focusing on getting the highest scores possible.
You attract who you are, not what you seek.
Rating Individual Photos vs. Telling A Story. Ranking individual photos is not helpful in that you can’t assume sum of the parts equal the whole. It’s quite possible to get high scores on headshots but that doesn’t mean you should use headshots. Also, sites like this don’t tell you what photos you should add to a profile.
How To Improve Your Scores On Photofeeler. It’s quite possible and easy to improve your scores on Photofeeler. Aside from physique, other things that can improve your score are smiles, wardrobe, environments, poses, variety of photos, photo captions, photo order and lighting. Read more on how to look more attractive in your photos.
HOW TO PAUSE YOUR PHOTOFEELER TESTS, HOW TO DELETE YOUR PHOTOFEELER PHOTOS & HOW TO DELETE YOUR PHOTOFEELER ACCOUNT
1) Go to ‘My Tests’ and pause any tests you have going on by clicking the pause symbol.
2) Once a test is paused, the pause button then becomes a delete (trash can) symbol from which you can click on to delete the test.
3) To delete your photo altogether after you paused your tests and deleted your tests, go to ‘My Tests’ and select new tests. The new screen will display photos in your account from which you can delete photos.
Is Photofeeler Anonymous? Is Photofeeler Safe?
Yes, in the sense you can’t tell who is rating you. No, in the sense that your photos are on the internet. Even though they are not cached or searchable doesn’t mean people can’t screenshot your photos and save them. They are safer than dating apps in that they don’t collect as much data as them, but it’s another unnecessary outlet to post your photos to the internet for people to judge. Depending on your tolerance for the truth, feedback, proceed using with caution as some folks can’t handle their scores.
What Is A Good Score On Photofeeler?
That depends on who you ask, how much self-awareness you have and what you goal is. Most people would love to get a 7 or above. Others want to strive for a 9.5 and above. The bad thing about Photofeeler is the focus on scores. It’s a sad world if we get society to rank people on a scale of 1-10. Rather than focusing on attaining a score, just focus on improving your smiles, wardrobes, appearance, photos, poses, lighting, backgrounds etc.
How To Uninstall Photofeeler? How To Delete Photofeeler.
1) Pause the test. 2) The Pause button will then be replaced by a trash can icon (delete).
CUSTOM, PERSONAL DATING PROFILE REVIEW – PHOTOFEELER ALTERNATIVE
If you are looking for your own personal, dating profile review that goes beyond photos but location, age, orientation, what you seek, bios, answers to prompts and dating app choices, you have come to the right place. Read more about my dating profile critiques and help.
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Strategy (App Choice + Timing + First Messages), Photo Critique, Bios + Prompts + Photo Captions, Wardrobe Feedback, Body Language, Smiles & More
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About Eddie Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez is a dating consultant & professional photographer based in San Francisco, servicing clients in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and beyond as featured in the NYTimes, SFGate, ABC7News, East Bay Express, Salon; contributor to Good Men Project, Plenty Of Fish and Meddle.
In addition to photos, he provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice, date planning, screening profiles, ID'ing red flags, offline techniques for meeting people organically, naturally.
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