I haven’t done the online dating thing for a while, but one thing that annoyed me was that you couldn’t browse a woman’s profile without her knowing it — which sucks if you want a closer look at her photo before you decide on writing her, or if you need a second look after browsing earlier.
A friend of mine showed me a hack for this problem that you online daters might want. It’s simple: just get a thumbnail zoom for your browser so you don’t have to click on the profile.
Two popular add-ons are the Thumbnail Zoom Plus for Firefox and Hover Zoom for Chrome. As you can see in the photo here from OK Cupid, you can get a much more definitive look at her face this way (trust me, she actually has eyes).
Of course, you’ll still need to click on her profile for all the other information, including secondary photos. But at least this way, you can put the magnifying glass away some of the time and maintain your anonymity while still keeping track of who’s viewing your profile.