It looks like we’ve all been fibbing when it comes to our profile pictures on social media – particularly dating sites.
New research has shown people are desperately clinging onto their best selfie shots for up to two years, especially those on Match.com and Plenty of Fish.
And it’s all because we struggle to find pictures we’re happy with.
App users, however, are the most likely to change their profile photo, with Tinder and Grindr users updating theirs the most regularly.
The survey of 2,000 people also revealed a tenth (11%) of participants used profile photos that were taken ‘more than ten years ago’.
Here are the results:
Match.com – 4 years
Plenty of Fish – 3.2 years
LinkedIn – 2.1 years
Twitter – 1.8 years
SnapChat – 8 months
Instagram – 6 months
Facebook – 5 months
WhatsApp – 2.5 months
Tinder – 3 weeks
Grindr – 2 weeks
Also 1 in 4 said they would not want their boss to see their current Facebook profile picture – so you might want to change that, fast.
When asked why they didn’t change their picture, the majority of respondents (62%) said they struggle to find photos they’re happy with.
And half (49%) said they wanted to look younger.
The research was conducted by Bidvine who will be organising pop up photo booths around London to help you update your old pictures – finally.
So before meeting up with someone on a big date, you might want to ask for a fresh selfie… just saying.