Bustle presents our Beauty IRL package, a tribute to our readers' love of beauty and the way they use makeup and skin care to express themselves, to embrace their identities, and to self-soothe. Check out more of those stories here. It's hard to remember a time before the selfie. Thanks to front-facing cameras and the rise of social media , selfies populate our camera rolls, Instagram feeds, dating profiles, and vocabularies. There are phone cases designed to give you photoshoot-worthy lighting, a book of Kim Kardashian's selfies you can pay cash money for, and the word "selfie" is even recognized in the Oxford dictionary it earned the coveted "word of the year" title in
Selfies: The Bane of Online Dating
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Originally appeared on Alternet. Republished here with permission. As an online dater in New York, the singles capital of the world, I have received my fair share of uninvited male genitalia pictures and dating requests from men with half-naked selfies. Whenever I am confronted with such images, I am always left feeling bemused as I ponder what drives a man to publicly post a nude picture of himself online.
To Post, or Not to Post ‘Selfies’ on Your Online Dating Profile
If you're like many guys, it's not for lack of trying. You probably spend countless hours every week clicking through profiles and messaging attractive women on dating sites and apps. You get a response every now and again, but rarely from anyone you actually want to date.
Like male peacocks showing off their magnificent plumage to attract a mate, some men on dating sites post topless mirror gym selfies. Not such a good idea, according to dating experts. Women, they say, tend to swipe left when they see gym selfies.