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 OPeningdoors87
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To be honest only the most dirty minded individual would think of "that" kind of bear, I really hope under the context they would not get the wrong idea.
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:09:39 PM
I actually added the bear comment today so it has no "bearing" mind the pun on anything so far.
And I was being "set back" from the womb so I'm just about used to it :P.

Thanks for the feedback anyhow
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:42:14 PM
Ok guys finally I have uploaded a few new pics, got my hair sorted out.
So what do you think any better ?
Any advice as ever is appreciated.
P:S which should I use for my main?
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:47:12 PM
Thanks, no bears and beavers are not unless that's some sort of sexual metaphor?
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 1/24/2013 5:51:34 PM
Do you think my current pic is the best?
hopefully getting some more event based pics sat.
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 1/25/2013 7:48:12 AM
Let one get off the hook (mind the pun) by being to slow asking to meet then you ask another girl to early, I know not one woman is the same but Jesus. Seems we have to kill to get it right.
Guess I'm going out to find another hobo to knife up tonight then.
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 1/25/2013 10:19:28 AM
My previous profile feedback?

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"Frequent traveler seeks first class companion..."


Profile
"Did, I say first class" It might end up being economy lol who cares if the company is good :)

Howdy, I'm Chris :)

Have a great, maybe sarcastic, sense of humor My humor is along the lines of Reno 911, Chevy Chase, Naked Gun, Seinfeld, stuff like that.

Family are a big deal for me, I have a 6 year old nephew and a 6 month old niece.
My nephew is Pretty Awesome, not so awesome when he is trying to kick me in the groin haha, Guess its just a phase :P

I'm a Pretty unique guy, looking for a unique girl,Would like to meet a caring, intelligent and creative Girl who helps me see the world in a new way, good personality, and has an opinion of her own, who thinks a lot about the world around her and isn’t just living a life she feels she should. So Lets open the door together!
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:06:17 AM
"asking a girl to dance, and being rejected is fun when you're about the only guy about lol"
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:46:25 PM
After my whole revamp of my profile, still doesn't seem to have helped much.
Any advice on anything else i could add. or maybe a do over?
 daysleeper5
Joined: 11/6/2009
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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:14:06 PM
The only thing you really need to work on right now are your pictures. Why would you choose the angriest looking one for a main photo? You look intense and scary as if you just got arrested for beating in someone's head. Delete that one and the pic of you at work looking haggard. These aren't doing you any favors. The only one really worth keeping is #2 in the order. At least you're sort of smiling there.

You should think about growing your hair out longer so it would be easier for you to do stuff with it, like brushing it back or parting it. Hair is hard to style at its shortest lengths. If you prefer it short though, then you might as well get the full buzz all over. Don't worry about looking thuggish. As long as it fits your face. Besides, some women go crazy for that look.
 oldfashmntman
Joined: 10/20/2009
Msg: 36
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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:14:52 PM
OP, I still fail to see who you are, where is your personality?

OFMM
 Mulan73
Joined: 11/12/2012
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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:21:20 PM
LoL- Ouija said it pretty good!!!
And did I miss how your hair must have looked before? Oh My. Go back again! And when you are there ask them to take a little off your eyebrows too.
Your main pic has you looking like you are in bootcamp or being held hostage somewhere.
Another pic has a horrible shadow in it making your face look fatter than it is.
The other two pics depict your clothing as very sloppy and unironed. I know you all have irons in the UK.

Also you play video games in your pass time? And you have taking her to an arcade as a choice?
Are you 15 or 25?

Ixnay on the Otophays. Start over- and smile.
 Indira46
Joined: 8/19/2012
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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:23:36 PM
Mulan's funny..."held hostage"....hehehe
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:19:33 AM
Changed my pics more times then I can remember, get a haircut still not good enough it would seem for everyone.
Just asked to remove the puffy sides and top and then do something that suited me.
I'm a guy I know f**k all about hair styles etc. If you're an expert on hair what would you recommend?

Which pic is best out of the 4 then?
The arcade stuff is bollocks, I added that about a day ago and not been to an arcade in about bloody 12 years. But all the guys told me my profile was boring, and I'm not 15-25 more like 40plus that's the problem.
What should I put "(e) the bookeys (f) museum" zzzzz boring.. and Ever single picture with me smiling doesn't work I cannot smile been told I look like a pedo and all sorts so.

P:S daysleeper It was longer everyone told me i looked like a arsehole, so I had it shorted because ironically I have had buzzcuts for the last 10 years and Do look thuggish and makes my face look fatter.

And how to inject personality?
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:34:48 AM
"go back again" and say what "Sorry hun crap the first time let me pay you again to take 1 strand of hair off me thanks"

Sigh why is this so difficult must have taken at least 200 pics and all sh*t.

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My personality is an old b4stard, doubt it would be a good idea to give off that vibe.
 oldfashmntman
Joined: 10/20/2009
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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:46:14 AM

My personality is an old b4stard, doubt it would be a good idea to give off that vibe.


Okay, I will address "old" first, you look like about 30ish in your pictures, how old are they? OLD is NOT a personality trait, **stard COULD be, but I don't get that from this thread.

Go read my profile, then also a few of the other regular reviewers here, maybe that will help.

OFMM
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:02:56 AM
I will read you're profile.
I'm sensible, reliable, and actually pretty funny that's about the only real traits I have. But hard to give off my dry sense of humour in text form, that and people might take it the wrong way.

My pictures are all current, I take many they delete about 99% of them the ones I posted are the best out of them.
I'm 25, but everyone who knows me jokes that I'm more like 50.
 oldfashmntman
Joined: 10/20/2009
Msg: 43
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Posted: 2/2/2013 8:14:44 AM

I'm sensible, reliable, and actually pretty funny that's about the only real traits I have. But hard to give off my dry sense of humour in text form, that and people might take it the wrong way.


Very good! This is a start! I realize it is challenging to show humor, especially certain types. Don't proclaim yourself to be funny if you can't show it, better left unsaid.

Sensible and reliable are desirable traits, can you use one or both in a sentence rather than just listing them? Give us an example of what makes you reliable.

OFMM
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:11:16 PM
Hmmm, like "on a night out I always take care of my guys if they have overdone it"
Or "the snow won't stop me getting to work" kinda boring ^

Never show up late. never let anyone down.
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:03:47 PM
Tried to use humour like, "Not to shy to hold you're hand in public, or to shy to hold you're hair back when you're sick"
"Will pull you're seat out, or pull you out of a bad mood from a rough day"

Decided it was to much cheese.

P:S after all that the girl was probably a troll her account was deleted, and many others. Pof must have done a banhammer.
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:45:40 AM
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If you did read everything I have already edited my profile many times, even to the extent where someone has posted my whole profile correcting all the spelling mistakes etc, what exactly is wrong with it now.

People suggested to have a hair cut about 12 times so i did exactly what they said, and I put my hands up and said yeah its crap. "Asked for something that suits" and still get comments telling me to go back cannot win.

What are these suggestions "new pics" done this literally 300 times and every pic is no good. If they all look crappy what am I suppose to do I have posted the best of the lot so you can imagine what the rest look like. Not "dismissed anything far from it done ever little thing that has been recommended more like losing my identity and being false.


"Come on, big guy -- lots of pretty young girls here telling you exactly what to do, and you are still not sure?" well they helped me with profile issues but you're still not happy, and change pics and haircut done and done failed at both so.

The reason why it's the longest ever is because nothing seems to be improving my chances. Everyone has there own opinion goes without saying and few of them contradict each other.
Have edited my profile more times than I can remember using input.

Regards Chris.
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:56:58 AM
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Pages and pages of advice "send few messages ask num/meet yes good no bin next!" that's pretty much it.

And in 2045 sure you will all still be telling me my hair looks sh*t so nothing will have changed.
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:41:08 AM
Uploaded a few more pic's tell which ones I look terrible in, no doubt all of them.
 oldfashmntman
Joined: 10/20/2009
Msg: 49
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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:12:42 AM
Hi OP, I will break it down for you top to bottom and make my final comments, the rest will then be up to you.


<div class="quote">Start with something spontaneous.

This is thinking out loud and pointless. delete

maybe a sky dive would be next, we will see.

Might or will, not WOULD

what is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?

What not what


I'm a very reliable kind of guy, very good at organizing events, gigs, party's getting everyone together.
When we're meeting I will Never show up late. Never let anyone down.

Move this to the top.

I enjoy a good comedy club; would like to go watch Michael McIntyre or Frankie Boyle. He is an acquired taste maybe but always pushing the boundaries, boundaries are there to be broken.

Which one is the aquired taste?

I currently live out in the country, cannot beat the fresh air and the scenery, this doesn't make me a hillbilly though. Now would you like to try some of my moonshine :)

comma instead of period, then "moonshine anyone" or "care for some moonshine" or something similar.


love a game of pool or darts just for fun, not keen on people taking it too seriously.

Love not love.

I really want to jett off around the world. Would love to try out Holland all the people are so friendly, down to earth and up for a laugh.

I really want to jett off around the world, would love to try out Holland where all the people are so friendly, down to earth and up for a laugh.

Maybe Japan or Okinawa like the quirky humour and advanced technology "cannot beat robotic toilets ha ha"....

Comma after Okinawa Lose the ha ha...



Decided to give pof a go,

Chris, think about this, are you trying to bore the ladies to tears? DELETE

would like to meet a caring, intelligent, Girl with a good personality.

That's odd, imagine that, so would everyone else! NEVER state painfully obvious stuff, it makes the ladies want to barf. DELETE

Can share a silly laugh with or a serious conversation.

Same as above. delete

Similar interests always helps, from a night out to a quiet night in with a movie it's all fun with the right company.

Cliche. delete


Slightly late but I'm Chris.

Yes, it is, if you must say it move it to the opening.

Oh my pictures, sorry all the good ones (me wrestling a alligator or interviewing celebrities at the golden globes) have gone missing :P

No no Chris, DON'T say stuff like this, women are attracted to CONFIDENCE, not insecurity! delete

Describe the womans personality that you wish to meet.

OFMM
 OPeningdoors87
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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:32:12 PM
Thank you, oldfashmntman.

I actually had an introduction but was told on another thread to delete.
The pics comment was suppose to be a joke :P.

Guess I better give the personality ago no idea what to put without it being a "cliche" guess I'll give it a shout out.
Cheers.
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