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 Tech30
Joined: 8/11/2017
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True, I dont understand why some people text back and forth for weeks without meeting.
I tend to try to meet within a week. Then we can find out if we actually click and not waste a ton of time.
 KPOL52
Joined: 3/14/2018
Msg: 2739
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 4/13/2018 10:24:45 PM
Yea OK. This thread was started in 05.

So what. That's NOT why It has almost 3K responses. A couple or 3 of those are mine over the years.

Both quality of pics as well as lack of pics are w/o question the biggest downfall of people utilizing OLD.

This includes people on BOTH sides of the pic fence.

People expecting "good" results who have no pictures or nothing but crummy ones.

And the ones on the other side of the fence, those folks one million percent sure ANYONE on an OLD site w/o pics SHOWING is positively absolutely a scumbag or criminal of some sort. Up to no good.

Forum history shows that folks with this mindset ^^^ invariably have very poor "luck" with their "meets" if they have any at all.
 siisaa
Joined: 8/6/2017
Msg: 2740
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 11/21/2018 1:17:20 PM
I have met a guy with no picture at all. It was the very definition of "blind date". He was decent-looking enough but lame in other ways. I never wanted to see him again. He made a comment that I should try to hit on the waiter & wanted to thumb-wrestle at the table while we waited for our meal. I was 25...26 at the time?? & he was around the same age. I stopped thumb-wrestling in elementary school.
 MyTrueCompanion
Joined: 9/20/2018
Msg: 2741
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 11/21/2018 5:00:38 PM
I have said before- when people go to parties & other social events, do they walk around w/ paper bags over their heads?
 hemingway234
Joined: 6/6/2015
Msg: 2742
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Posted: 11/23/2018 6:56:26 AM
I've had blind dates before the days of the internet, cell phones with cameras built in, and selfies.

One lady I talked to on the phone, never saw her until we met at a resturant - it never went anywhere, she was not attracted to me when we met.

Another lady I picked up was a set up from friends - turns out she was just being nice to the friends, did not want to say "no"....... turns out she was gay. I'm sure there are others I can't remember.

In the early days of dating, some men had better success meeting women when they did not have a pic in their profile. But I'm sure they had a high rejection rate when they did meet. I doubt that would work now anyway, people are a lot more savvy.

I would not recommend meeting someone these days without a pic..... pics are way too easy. At the least, you want to have an idea of what they look like so you can find your date, lol! Also, I'd like to know there is a good chance I won't throw up when I meet her!
 Spectrallight
Joined: 9/14/2018
Msg: 2743
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Posted: 11/23/2018 3:16:43 PM

I've had blind dates before the days of the internet, cell phones with cameras built in, and selfies.


Reminds me of eyeballs from the CB Radio era. Loved those days. Speak to local women, and before you knew it you were around for a brew ;) Oh to be 18 again :)

I had a few women in mid 30's knock on a few times that I had spoken to and never arranged. The great thing was no pressure and people weren't crude. Another thing was they could earwig on you speaking to others. so it was easy to get to know you in many ways.

Now we're all reduced to thumbnails hahahahahaah. Quite pathetic when you think about it.
 Carnival_Fishing
Joined: 10/2/2018
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Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 11/24/2018 2:55:35 AM

I have said before- when people go to parties & other social events, do they walk around w/ paper bags over their heads?


In a way, some do-when their entire lives revolve around their cell phone, and block out the rest of the world. If they're walking across a busy intersection, they would rather take the chance of stepping into on-coming traffic than take their eyes off of their phone for one second to check for traffic. Turning people into mindless zombies used to be the theme of sci-fi movies, but now it's a reality with cell phones turning people into zombies.
 Ladyinred0407
Joined: 2/6/2016
Msg: 2745
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 11/24/2018 5:27:38 AM

…………….. take the chance of stepping into on-coming traffic than take their eyes off of their phone for one second to check for traffic. Turning people into mindless zombies used to be the theme of sci-fi movies, but now it's a reality with cell phones turning people into zombies.


People have died doing this.^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Also, "Woman dies after fall at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
Updated Sep 20, 2018; Posted Sep 19, 2018"
(She was using her cell phone taking a selfie)"
 RickeyGelina
Joined: 11/28/2018
Msg: 2746
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 12/17/2018 10:16:11 PM
Absolutely not. Nowadays they are almost certainly a scammer. And why not have one when you can get a cam for free from the bank or such?
 happywind
Joined: 1/23/2019
Msg: 2747
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/7/2019 3:21:10 AM
I'll talk to someone without pictures as I don't have one myself for safety reasons, but we'd have to swap pics before meeting in real life. I can't imagine showing up at some place and not knowing who to look for.
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/7/2019 5:38:25 AM
Way back when I met someone from this site without a pic. I met them mostly because I was sure I was being catfished by someone. Although this person was very sociable, I just wasn't attracted to them. I friend zoned them fairly quickly. Turned out I wasn't being catfished.
 MyTrueCompanion
Joined: 9/20/2018
Msg: 2749
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/7/2019 8:45:48 AM
I knew a woman who used an old heavily photoshopped pic for years.

I groaned inwardly every time she told me she had a "date"

Don't people get it when they have all these 1st "dates" from the net w/ a faked up pic, then get no 2nd dates?

She told me a few times men got mad at her, gee I wonder why.

I knew another woman who did the same thing, she had the same outcome, 10 years of "1st dates" of course it's always the men, never them or their old fake schtick LOL
 grover14
Joined: 2/14/2014
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Posted: 2/8/2019 7:53:19 AM
No, I usually don't look at profiles without photos. This entire OLD process is based on photos, unfortunately. It's a pleasant surprise when you do a meet and greet and you recognize the person as they walk in! I've had a few women comment, upon meeting, that I look just like my photos.
 hemingway234
Joined: 6/6/2015
Msg: 2751
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/8/2019 8:14:49 AM

I knew a woman who used an old heavily photoshopped pic for years.

I groaned inwardly every time she told me she had a "date"

Don't people get it when they have all these 1st "dates" from the net w/ a faked up pic, then get no 2nd dates?

She told me a few times men got mad at her, gee I wonder why.

I knew another woman who did the same thing, she had the same outcome, 10 years of "1st dates" of course it's always the men, never them or their old fake schtick LOL


- I know! They are just setting themselves up for rejection, shooting themselves in the foot! Some men do it too. It's better to under-promise, and over-deliver.
 ssm508
Joined: 5/27/2018
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Posted: 2/9/2019 11:13:45 AM
I had a few literal blind dates when I had responded to personal ads. No pictures were exchanged prior to the date. I would give a detailed physical description of myself and vice versa That would help avoid possible awkward situations when a person has a physical characteristic (whether it's skin color or tats) that was a dealbreaker to the other person.
 curvylady1965
Joined: 12/31/2017
Msg: 2753
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Posted: 2/9/2019 4:28:09 PM
I have had blind dates (nothing for decades but back before OLD). They were nice. We dated for a while in a few cases. One was from a wrong number - different times for sure.
 hemingway234
Joined: 6/6/2015
Msg: 2754
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/10/2019 6:24:06 AM
You got a date from a wrong number? I love it!
 curvylady1965
Joined: 12/31/2017
Msg: 2755
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/10/2019 7:24:50 AM
^^^ I did :-). To be fair, it was actually TWO wrong numbers because he called back after the initial mis-dial ;-).
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/10/2019 8:53:31 AM

To be fair, it was actually TWO wrong numbers because he called back after the initial mis-dial ;-)

I have often found I have met people when I least expected to. One of my friends met there partner too, by a mis dialed number. I wonder how often this happens.
 SurelyIamShirley
Joined: 7/22/2016
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Posted: 2/10/2019 8:22:42 PM
Really? 85 pages of this shat? People without photos on their profile are:
a) Embarrassed to be on POF
b) In another relationship
c) Ugly
d) Trolling
e) Catfish
I'm sure there is more, but please. End this nonsense. Oops. I responded. End it after me. lol
 spot4username
Joined: 12/15/2015
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Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/11/2019 1:35:18 AM
f) Here for forum participation only.
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/11/2019 4:23:15 AM

Really? 85 pages of this shat? People without photos on their profile are:
a) Embarrassed to be on POF
b) In another relationship
c) Ugly
d) Trolling
e) Catfish
I'm sure there is more, but please. End this nonsense. Oops. I responded. End it after me. lol


LOL One of my new fav posters. No nonsense, cut to the chase, sans the bullchit. Careful though, some men get offended by a woman who speaks her mind. Soon you will be flooded with offers of wrinkle cream from the he man women haters club.
 whiterose0
Joined: 2/3/2009
Msg: 2760
Has anyone been brave enough to meet someone with no pic at all?
Posted: 2/11/2019 8:47:35 AM

f) Here for forum participation only.


Agreed. That's the most likely reason. Some people just want to post anonymously, especially the ones who have been nuked repeatedly in the past.
 ssm508
Joined: 5/27/2018
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Posted: 2/12/2019 1:16:19 PM

f) Here for forum participation only.

g) They don't want to be bombarded with many emails. I know some attractive and single women that didn't have pictures on their profile for that reason. However they would send private pictures when they emailed men.
 norwegianguy456
Joined: 6/11/2015
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Posted: 2/18/2019 3:07:56 PM

g) They don't want to be bombarded with many emails. I know some attractive and single women that didn't have pictures on their profile for that reason. However they would send private pictures when they emailed men.

I agree. It'd definitely be out of hasty angst to assume it is in fact for bad reasons that one doesn't have a picture on their profile. Cute gals get bombarded by emails, and it cuts down on it... some are just testing the waters a bit with the "online thing" and don't want their picture posted on a near-public Personal Ad site in the meantime, or are just on here for the forums. It's not required for a reason.

That's why I say for guys who have little to no luck online -- hit up gals without pictures in their profiles that are otherwise a-okay. You're less apt to be buried among 30+ other messages she hasn't read yet. Sure, there'll be some 'waste of time' -- but it's no more a 'waste of time' than messaging a number of gals with cute pics up where you know that a very small % are going to even reply. Mine as well go another route to try something different to increase that %, mingle a bit, and step aside if she gives no pic or the pic(s) she gives you is not to your liking.
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