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After reading my completly true, factual and unbiased profile, this is how my usual POF first date goes..........

First I get her to do a whole lot of this---->

Then she starts seeing me more like this---->

We then do a bit of this---->

In the morning she will feel like this---->

As she drives away, I always do this---->

And she goes back to doing this---->


Be good, Jim
 Just JJ
Joined: 2/20/2007
Msg: 127
Are you really what you portray in your profile?
Posted: 8/10/2007 4:33:51 PM
HOLD ON... one cotton pickin minute!!

Are you trying to tell me that all the men that claim they are tall dark and handsome... Arent!!??? lol jk jk

Based on MY experiences... it seems that from the point where I read the mans profile where he claims he is 6'2" to the point where I'm standing in front of him looking down at his 5'7" frame.... something went terribly wrong......
 HJESarasota
Joined: 7/15/2007
Msg: 128
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Posted: 8/10/2007 6:44:18 PM
I went on date last week and the womans profile pic was cute. I meet her at Starbucks and she looked 15 years older than the picture. She was nice enough but that was damn rude in my opinion. My pics are 3 weeks old, my height and weight are exact and my profession is what I say it is. I think lying in ones profile is reprehensible, we all have busy lives why waste time lying when you know it is going to turn out badly.
 Just JJ
Joined: 2/20/2007
Msg: 129
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Posted: 8/10/2007 6:53:33 PM
amen to that my tall friend from Sarasota! lol
 thecommonloon
Joined: 5/13/2007
Msg: 130
Are you really what you portray in your profile?
Posted: 8/10/2007 7:31:59 PM
I don't quite understand the purpose behind putting OLD pictures on the site is, as people WILL find out when they meet you. Mine are all within the last year. I'll admit I don't have a full length one because I can't find one except that I'm doing really stupid things or I'm part of a crowd. I have one that I can put in a message if people ask, but I'm wearing a pirate costume for a theme party we had...so its a little embarrasing. I don't know if my profile is how other people see me, but it is how I see myself. I didn't put in all the crap stuff--who does? And as the weight issue... well, I'm not the one who put the designations here. Someone else wrote something like "partially chubby", I could go for that... or "pleasantly rounded" or "no sharp corners"... I really don't think I'm quite big enough for the big and beautiful thing, but who knows... maybe someone else might think so
 Meface
Joined: 11/15/2006
Msg: 131
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Posted: 8/10/2007 8:48:25 PM
My picture is accurate. Everyone has a point of wiew, so I avoid generalized adjectives. Not very meaningful. You may not get that I'm much more bohemian than my profile states.
 k3lt1c
Joined: 2/10/2007
Msg: 132
Are you really what you portray in your profile?
Posted: 8/11/2007 12:58:55 AM
As far as what is written and shown, you bet, that's me in all my 5'7", balding splendor. What may come as a shock and surprise is the true stuff that nobody wants to advertize. Like being arrogant, or controlling, or ****y in the morning. Or that funny smell...
 nipoleon
Joined: 12/27/2005
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Posted: 8/11/2007 5:30:34 AM
It's very tempting to want to think of yourself the way you were 20 years ago and several pounds lighter. If you don't put up a recent picture of yourself you're just going to get found out sooner or later. Then everyone will be disappointed.
 *buzz*
Joined: 6/1/2006
Msg: 134
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Posted: 8/11/2007 5:57:22 AM
Oh yes, my mind races as it did 20 odd years ago.LOL Still hungry for the unknown, itchy feet now & then, stretching muscles to its limits , luggage on stand-by ... but my young son turning teenager keeps me partly grounded, partly tempting into letting go. Ahhh ... these youngsters, so much alike.

Yep, my profile gives quite clear indication of my interests and pics hopefully document it. Yep, I can hold the breath and my lungs can expand jolly well
 ladydi8
Joined: 1/28/2006
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Posted: 8/13/2007 12:44:44 PM
...every bit of it! well, cept fer that part where i was tellin a tall tale
 El_Mariachi
Joined: 4/21/2007
Msg: 136
Are you really what you portray in your profile?
Posted: 8/13/2007 1:12:31 PM
Everyone I've ever met on a dating site, thus far... has been exactly what they said.
 Sincerely Goofy
Joined: 7/25/2007
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Posted: 8/13/2007 2:55:59 PM
I don't understand why someone would falsify their profile, unless they've got no sense of self or they were being deliberately deceptive.

I don't want something thinking they'll see a leggy blonde and then meeting me. I'm cute, but I'm certainly no Tricia Helfer. Emotionally, mentally, and personally you need to represent yourself truthfully too.

Of course, if you're a raging freak with horrific hygene and mental health issues comperable to the Manson family you *might* want to downplay that. (grin)

But overall, if you represent truthfully, I think you'll be more satisfied and happier when you do get a nibble.
 BCExpat
Joined: 3/14/2007
Msg: 138
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Posted: 8/13/2007 4:01:47 PM
The liars are liars, always will be.

The rest of us give a view of ourselves from our own perspective. It is not accurate as our own biases get in the way. That's what dating is about....calling someone on their BS and seeing if you can put up with it....
 dupioni2
Joined: 5/13/2007
Msg: 139
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Posted: 8/13/2007 5:19:08 PM
Hi Dusty. I have met quite a few people and their pictures did not portray a true imagine. When I first started with the online dating so many of the men were married but posted "separated" on their profiles. I learned very quickly to start asking are you divorced or separated and living in the same house. But why post a picture that doesn't even look like you...that I don't understand...its rather sad.
 PrairieNihilist
Joined: 12/22/2006
Msg: 140
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Posted: 8/14/2007 4:06:47 AM
I am who I say I am. I'm a no bullsh*t person, and I'm not shy when it comes to conversation. If I don't like you, I'll tell you, but I generally get along quite well with people that I meet. People who have met me know this. Some don't like me, but there's not much I can do about it. All I can do, is be straight up with them, and try to get along. So far though, I've had pretty good encounters. I've enjoyed meeting the people that I have, and from what I can tell, the feeling is mutual. That's the only reason I can figure why they'd keep in touch and ask when we're gonna hang out again.
 dustyknight
Joined: 9/14/2006
Msg: 141
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Posted: 8/15/2007 12:37:12 PM
as the OP..I read through each response..
Some were honest, some were flippant and some are just plain fact..
I do believe most profilers intend to be honest when compiling their profiles..
it's like one poster said..interpretation..you may see yourself differently than someone else may..the trick is not to sell yourself short or embelish the facts so they are no longer reality.
good luck to each of you and thanks for the responses..
dusty
 Limestone_Lady
Joined: 6/20/2007
Msg: 142
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Posted: 8/15/2007 8:16:01 PM
I am really quite serious and reserved.

aside from the pillaging expeditions.

Or the moments I dress up odd on any day (except Halloween) and wander through town.

Or the odd time I jump out at people in graveyards from behind stones. (gotta stop that one..)

Maybe I am exactly like my profile. My hubby says I couldn't be better.
 Charon52
Joined: 2/27/2007
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Posted: 8/15/2007 9:07:47 PM
I've been away for a couple of months, so I had to re-read (and edit) my own profile to see if it was still accurate... Well, it's almost accurate anyway. The Doc says I'm 5'11" not the 5'10" I put in there, but I do tend to slouch just a little. Weight is unfortunately the same- too much, pics are a year old (no beard) and 2 years old (beard), but I don't have a digital camera to get newer pics anyway... I have to wait for some friends to post some for me from the summer. Besides, other than now having the beard and slightly longer hair, I haven't gotten any better looking.

I am what I am - a fat curmudgeonly old fart with a slightly skewed view of the world - why lie about it?

/Charon
 Seckseaone
Joined: 11/10/2006
Msg: 144
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Posted: 8/28/2007 8:46:04 AM
I agree 100%...Whats the point?
If they find you attractive on here...they will find you attractive when they meet you.
My profile captures me to a T..the pics are recent my description sums me up...although I am much more diverse......but again Why go in for the "LETDOWN"...it's not like they are going to meet you and fall in love with you because you got them there......they will fall for you because of what they saw and thought you were in the initial profile and pictures...because something attracted them to that in the first place!
Deceit will NEVER payoff!
Good Luck All!
Jeannie
 *~*Red Queen II*~*
Joined: 9/13/2006
Msg: 145
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Posted: 8/28/2007 10:52:45 AM
Despite the way that some people choose to hide it, The Truth will eventually be discovered. Honesty in your profile shows that you are not afraid of sharing your True Self to others. However, a profile is only a small description of your characteristics. How a person behaves online may not be the same person offline.

Honest People will do thier best to describe themselves in thier profile. They have nothing to hide. When a person has an opportunity to meet them in person, Honest People are not afraid to be themselves in Real Life. Ideally, a description of an online profile should match exactly (or very close) to how a person is in Real Life.

However, this is the Real World. Nobody is absolutely perfect in every way.
We have our differences, preferences & behaviours. There will be times when feelings are hurt and situations don't turn out in they way we may have expected or hoped for. This is when The Truth can hurt.

However, if we are honest with ourselves & are not afraid to face Reality, we can recognize the lesson & we are grateful that we have learned from it.
 Gonzo4OSU
Joined: 6/26/2007
Msg: 146
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Posted: 9/5/2007 2:41:09 PM
I'd like to think after everything is said and done I'm like I describe myself, I do sometimes miss the smoking thing on women's profiles, then I feel bad when I duck out. I have been called on it a few times, so at least I know they are checking me.
I truly want to make someone happy again, I just won't compromise myself for it ever again.
What people need to do is run short checks on people-make sure they are divorced, check their court records. Women cheat today more than men, especially on the internet.
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
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Posted: 9/6/2007 6:06:59 PM
As the geeks like to say, WYSIWG!!
 PrairieNihilist
Joined: 12/22/2006
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Posted: 9/6/2007 6:37:10 PM
I think that I am. I'm willing to admit that I have flaws, and that I have hang-ups, and quite frankly, it's of no consequence to me if people don't like me, as I already have plenty of people who do like me. I'm a very straightforward person, and I pride myself on being honest. As many of you have no doubt figured out, I'm not afraid to tell you that you're a douche, when you get on my nerves. I also enjoy intelligent conversation, and the occasional debate, but quite frankly, I've yet to have either on here, because people, are more concerned with being right, attacking, and belittling others, than exchanging ideas, and knowledge, and having non-personal debates. When you make a debate personal, it is my belief that you've automatically lost the debate. I have no respect for people who twist the words of others, and then try to attack them with them. So yeah, there's that blunt part. Not naming names, because the site doesn't allow it, but they know who they are, and you likely do as well. There's that blunt part of me coming out.
 cadtech79
Joined: 7/6/2006
Msg: 149
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Posted: 9/7/2007 12:53:49 PM
I have never figured out why people lie in their profiles. If the goal is to meet someone, don't they think sometime you will catch on whatever it is they're lieing about?
 HRWild
Joined: 3/1/2007
Msg: 150
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Posted: 9/10/2007 1:36:40 AM
Okay, so I lied about absolutely everything. Even my pictures were really just cut out from a magazine...just ask anyone on this site that I might have met.
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