Sometimes looking attractive isn't about your physical beauty, but rather it becomes about convincing people that your have more personality than you actually do. Looking off into the distance pensively tells the world that you are super intellectual or deep or whatever. It doesn't matter if the last book your read was Eat, Pray, Love or if you think Kirkegaard is a kitchen utensil, if you look smart in your photos, people will believe that you're smart. You might be wondering what you'll do once the ladies realize you are actually an idiot. We recommend brushing up on trivia and factual tidbits with a few episodes of Jeopardy, and attempting to go to bed with a date as quickly as possible, before she realizes that you aren't nearly as intelligent as the black and white photo of you wearing a scarf and horn-rimmed glasses led her to believe.