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Cat Photos In Your Dating Profile Unpopular Among Women, Boise Anthropologist Finds

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made online dating sites more popular than ever. And when it comes to meeting someone for the first time online, your profile picture can make or break potential dates. A recent study suggests 43% of people think they can get a sense of someone’s personality by their picture. So what happens when men add their cats to their photos?

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One of the photographs used in the study.

That’s the question two researchers from Boise State University and Colorado State University ask in a recent study.

Dr. Shelly Volsche works in the Anthropology department at Boise State and co-authored the study. She joins Idaho Matters live to talk about the surprising findings. You can read more about their research here.

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.