Women are more likely to take their selfies from above head height to disguise any areas of the body they are less confident about, a study suggests. Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada also found that men are more likely to click selfies from a camera held at waist height to make a good impression.
They do so as this tilted-up angle makes them appear more powerful and taller, according to researchers who studied 900 profiles of men and women on popular dating app Tinder. In the study, 40 per cent of the men pointed their phones up wards while clicking selfies, compared to just 16 per cent of women, The Sun reported.
Researchers noted that around 25 per cent women captured their selfies from above their head, compared to just 16 per cent of men. "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," researchers said.
Experts say there may be evolutionary reasons why men would do this, as taller men are typically perceived by women as stronger, more fertile and able to protect their family.