Your hairstyle in the second picture is like a huge trend here in the UK, maybe that's why you get a little more attention?
Anyway, you look good with both. I kinda had the same experience recently, I had long emo hair for 4 years then I've gotten more attention with my current hair that I've had for a month now. (Profile pic)
Lol you went straight from probably a virgin to probably a douchebag. So i'd say yeah it's probably affected your level of attraction. Who you're attracting now compared to then might not be the greatest change in the world but if you're happy just keep doing you man.