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|I loathe dishonesty. Posting a fake pic is being dishonest. I post real pictures because I want someone to like ME, not someone else. Quite frankly, I would prefer someone to like who I am more than what I look like.|
Posted: 3/22/2008 4:58:54 PM
|I have an ex boyfriend (and I strongly emphasize ex) who had over 30 profiles on various sites... myspace, yahoo, match, and others. He had stolen pics from other men's pages or copied pics from magazines and used them as his main picture. |
Here is the reason why... this man had cheated on every single woman he ever lived with, and in order to not be found out, he created all of those sites. Oh, and he also used them to try and trick the woman he was with to see if she would ever cheat.
He was from Niagara Falls and the woman he was living with lived in Canada. He had to come over the border often in order to keep his citizenship, so what he did was create these sites, contact women and set up dates for when he was in the states.... including me.
I met him and he was instantly attracted, loaded up his truck when she was at work one day, and disappeared... lived with his mother for a few weeks while he kicked out the people who had rented his house here, and he quickly moved in. When I went there for the first time, his house was very sparse and you could tell he just moved in. I had absolutely no idea what had just transpired until a couple months later when the truth started to come out.
When he first contacted me he said that he had a stalker out there so was using a fake picture. He sent me his real pictures. All sounded plausible, so I didn't question it since I'd had a couple stalkers myself.
But then a couple months later, I noticed he was spending a lot of time online. One night when he was supposedly out with friends, I was at home and did a search on myspace for men in his area who were his age. I checked the ones that had pics that seemed to be from magazines and lo and behold... when I opened one of them and took a look at the pics inside, it was him. He had nearly naked pics of himself ... many of them.. and a note from a woman thanking him for the dates. I broke it off the next day after contacting her, having her call me and confirming it.
Another time there was a really nice guy, great looking who asked me out. I sat at the restaurant waiting and a man about 65 years old showed up, sat down and proceeded to tell me he was the guy and hoped I would forgive him for using his son's picture.
Old pictures, faded pictures, fake pictures... what in the world is the point. Who would forgive that kind of blatent dishonesty?
Posted: 3/22/2008 5:04:17 PM
|fake pictures amaze the life outta me...both men and women seem to do this. Do they think that when you meet you will say 'oh hell your disgustingly ugly and lied to me but hey your a good ol soul, lets get married". Yes i have had this and never have since....now if you dont have webcam or a boatload of pics im not meeting you. Shallow? maybe. at the end of the day, yes looks matter...INITIALLY...but the truth matters even more.|
Posted: 3/22/2008 5:42:29 PM
|it's ridiculous for people to do this...once that lie has been uncovered...there is no turning back|
Posted: 3/22/2008 5:59:23 PM
|I've seen 3 for sure on this site. One guy had a well-known pro football player as his main pic. One had what was most likely him as his main pic but for his shirtless effort he'd found a magazine pic of a model with his same coloring. Another one had a shirtless and gorgeous model posing for the main pic, bulging arm muscles, RIPPED abs, and he had nothing about health, fitness, weightlifting or modeling in his interests list. I didn't know people did this until I joined this site and someone got busted in the forums for having a fake pic. I don't think it happens that often but it's something to keep an eye out for.|
Posted: 3/22/2008 7:09:24 PM
iam thinking about scrapping MY own pictures and " borrowing" some shirtless pics of some hunks off any adult site to just to bump up my favourites list and to actually recieve loads of mail.Well, I see this idiot has now gone through with his plan to post fake pics
and yes that DOES work because i know a guy who did that and his favourites list went up in one afternoon by the same amount that he got in a year plus he got loads of mail from women of all ages wanting to bed him..............yes it is true.
What's part 2 of this plan???????
Any women that send him "loads of mail" "wanting to bed him" aren't going to bed him once they meet him and find out that his profile's completely fake.
I suppose he's not capable of thinking that far ahead.
Posted: 3/22/2008 7:26:33 PM
|Girl, just be thankful that you didn't actually meet the guy. Trust me there are some who will actually take it to the bitter end. I ended up going to meet this very handsome man that I had been chatting with for a couple of months, who turned out to be someone else who didn't even look like him in height ,features or even sound like him . Can you believe that he had the audacity to keep trying to play me as if I couldn't see the difference even though I had the pic right there in my hand and of course my bother was with me at the time? The first question that he asked me was and I quote"So what do you think?" I was floored! My answer and I quote"You are not this person". I left never to see him again. So if he sounds like prince charming on the phone, and he looks like a prince chsrming in his pics , he just might look like someone else in person.|
Posted: 3/22/2008 10:04:49 PM
|I agree 100% with the web cam idea problem is that almost everyone I talk to doesn't have one.|
Thats one reason I take new photos often and date them.
Posted: 3/22/2008 10:24:42 PM
|As I see it, it goes both ways....I have met people from POF who looked different than their photos, and been contacted by scammers on other sites with stolen photos/identities, and you would not believe some of the odd names they concoct using just last names or such. There's fraud and deception online, you just have to keep your eyes open to that possibility...I'm not saying everyone does it ,but yes there are people who do.....|
Posted: 3/25/2008 8:07:00 PM
I think that people put fake or outdated photo's on their profiles because they are looking for mates, however, they are nervous about thier appearance which leads to dishonesty.
We live in a society where the outward appearance is key to some people. Just look at the videos, movies, T.V. etc
No one likes rejection, and the majority of us would like to be accepted by the opposite gender, however, this does not excuse dishonesty.
I'm new to this on-line dating scene, but when I'm asked to describe myself, I don't hesitate to tell the size I wear (16-18), and answer questions in reference to if I wear a weave (which my hair is grown from my scalp). My thoughts are there are more fish
in the sea and if someone is not attracted to me, I keep fishing!
In essence, people want to be loved, needed and accepted. Hats off to you for not being rude.
Posted: 3/25/2008 9:24:03 PM
|I guess I've been pretty fortunate. The few that I've met actually look better in person than in their pictures! However I can not say the same for a few of my chat buddies on POF. |
#1 is 40 years old and all of his pic's are real : he has discovered that the vast majority of the women he has met look nothing like their pic's and that they were probably taken 15 years ago. He is thoroughly disgusted and hates the deceit.
#2 is 55 years old and he chooses not to post his picture but will send them if you wann' take a look at his mug. His recent "meet" with a woman who was supposed to be close to his own age looked about 15 - 20 years older (like his granny) and she showed up drunk.
I was recently enlightened that there are a few twisted "kids" out there who go onto the dating websites: post fake pictures & profiles and have fun 'messing around' with members..........this might explain why some will never agree to meet in person too.
Posted: 3/27/2008 9:25:38 AM
|Easy to spot most fakes|
Posted: 3/27/2008 9:36:12 AM
|amen! i have been there. if you lie about how you look then what else are you going to lie about. and those that have pics. up that are more than 5 yrs. old also are lying to themselves. i try to keep a pic. that is no older than a yr. old up and that way men know what they see is what they get. my biggest gripe is men who do not have pics up and you ask them to describe themselves and they describe someone totally different. and then you meet them and they look nothing like they discribe. bogus. at least i can go on here and say yep that's me and not my sister or my daughter .|
Posted: 4/17/2008 5:54:37 AM
|To me a good reason to turn on POF is just to see if Cinder has posted any new pictures, the lady brightens my day and I can't even tell her so because of mail setting.|
Posted: 4/17/2008 6:10:17 AM
|I can't tell you how many messages and friends request i have gotten on myspace from men with pictures copied from stock photos. I even had two different guys message me in the same week with the same copied fake picture. You can call them on it but they will never admit it.|
Posted: 4/17/2008 11:48:18 AM
|its not only fake pictures, the people themselves are fake too.|
ive lost count of how many " fake" women i have actually met, yes it was actually THEM in the picture but everything else about them was totally FAKE.
guys............you have been warned.
Posted: 4/18/2008 8:03:15 PM
|I say in my profile that if you're going to post a picture, post a recent one, where recent means 'taken within the last 12 months.' I go on to say that posting fake or ancient photos is rude, and so it is - rude to me, and rude to everyone who posts real images.|
Many times if I send mail to someone who doesn't respond, the mail gets read but just sits in their inbox until it expires. But I find whenever I send email to someone whose pics make me wonder (I'm generally looking at 45+ profiles), how likely is is that these photos are of a person of the age stated in the profile? - my mail gets read and deleted instantly. Which makes me think maybe my profile was read and struck a nerve.
Anyway, try including an emphatic statement in your profile about the need for photos to be recent. It might help chase off some of the phonies.
Posted: 4/19/2008 5:39:56 AM
|Well myself I am here to meet a nice man so If I was to post a fake pic sooner or later they want to meet then what happens? I get busted So I stick with just plain ole me...|
Posted: 4/19/2008 6:04:14 AM
|There was a "guy" on this site, who I believed was hot as heck, and his profile expressed someone who was worth getting to know, however... the pictures they had, all of them, were just too familiar. Deja vou is one thing, but this was rediculous. It bothered me for quite awhile, but then when I was sorting through the mess that is my computer, I saw the very same pictures on my own computer!! AHhaha. He was using pictures of a WELL KNOWN Japanese musician. Wtf.|
I can sort of understand why people do it, but don't they realize they are putting a lot more pressure on themselves, and likely causing uneeded stress by pretending to be someone else, when in truth, they may be a great on their own, they just need to believe that in order for others to?
I've had internet friends used completely fake identities, none of which I'd meet up with in person, because if they can lie about something like that after months of speaking with them, wow, what else can they lie about so convincingly?
It's sad that someone feels the need to use fake pictures.
If you don't like yourself, why the heck should anyone else?
Posted: 4/19/2008 6:46:21 AM
|OOh yes,i,ve met one of those.When i met him he said,do i look like my pic!|
Posted: 6/3/2008 10:50:16 AM
|I most definitely have come across fake pics and fake people. I saw one girl whos pics are of a photo shoot with this amazingly beautiful model. Ive seen it on myspace a dozen times. I took great pleasure in calling her out. I think guys and girls should just use their best judgement. Listen for the signs. They will be plain as day. I dont however think there is much wrong with a myspace pose here, I have a couple obviously. It can demonstrate personal style and attitude. Its not a mugshot.|
Posted: 6/4/2008 12:07:16 PM
|For me it was a lady that did not have a full-body picture of herself. She is gorgeous, although when I met her in person there was disappointment. I was expecting the athletic looking gal in the picture.|
Posted: 6/4/2008 12:15:04 PM
|^^^^^ yeah I used to fall for the head shot trick a lot.|
OOh yes,i,ve met one of those.When i met him he said,do i look like my pic!
If they have to ask they know dang well they don't.
Posted: 6/4/2008 12:39:36 PM
|Life is too short to be fake! Be proud of who you are and have fun!!!!|
Posted: 6/4/2008 1:35:47 PM
|i would never trust a pic on here anyway...and if i was ever to post a pic it be fake cause if someone really wants to know what i look like he'll have to see it while talkin on msn|