Here's why women take selfies from above and men from below

Researchers at University of Saskatchewan in Canada say women on dating sites take selfies from above to highlight their facial features while men take from below to make them appear tall and more powerful.

Researchers at University of Saskatchewan in Canadan say women on dating sites take selfies from above while men take from below.

The research analysed more than 900 selfies of women and men on dating app Tinder and concluded that both sexes manipulate their images to create the right impression for their potential lovers.

Women are more likely to take selfies from above head height to higlight facial features and disguise any height issues.

While men are more likely to take their selfies from around waist height to make them appear taller, more powerful and more likely to be able to protect their partner."When taking a selfie for an online dating profile, people intuitively manipulate the vertical camera angle to embody how they want to be perceived by the opposite sex," the lead researcher, Dr Jane McCartney, said.

"For most people it boils down to what is the most flattering picture. But you can see that men would potentially want to look taller and powerful and women would want to appear smaller because that suggests they need protecting."

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