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 Vox_Populi
Joined: 1/8/2013
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OP, a woman doesn't have to experiment with her profile to make fools out of men. Men already are fools.
 DietFree
Joined: 11/1/2012
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Posted: 2/28/2013 3:07:39 AM
A drastic change most likely means that the person lied. How many people will honestly admit that they lied about their profile?
 buterfly41978
Joined: 1/29/2013
Msg: 4
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Posted: 2/28/2013 3:28:57 AM

A drastic change most likely means that the person lied. How many people will honestly admit that they lied about their profile?


Not always.. I redo mine from time to time.. Not because there was any untruth to anything... Rather that I have been divorced not for a year and a half. At first I was new to online dating... So over time I have tweeked my profile..

Op, Men and women can make fools out of them self... Why would one have so much time on their hands to sit around and do that...
 Imagineour
Joined: 1/6/2013
Msg: 5
Profile changes/experimentation = making fools of men?
Posted: 2/28/2013 3:45:02 AM

OP, a woman doesn't have to experiment with her profile to make fools out of men. Men already are fools.


MADE OF LOL.

I have seen female profiles that in their description say they are 25 and in the search engine results come up 27 and get message after meassage so no they typically don't need to change and if they do they aren't outcome dependant on the changes, they just did it for a cosmetic choice or to update something they did.

Men will sit there and say " Oh man I'll add this pic or I'll use this headline YEAH!!!"
Womem will typically set and forget lol.
 epiphany4me
Joined: 6/24/2012
Msg: 6
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Posted: 2/28/2013 3:56:09 AM
Have you ever noticed that when anyone says the word fool the primary visual is if a man?

women are women just enjoy their existance and remember above all else they are looking for someone attractive without a remote in their hand.
 ouija2013
Joined: 12/9/2012
Msg: 7
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Posted: 2/28/2013 7:09:00 AM
I change my text weekly, sometimes twice a week. Not to make a fool or a pig of anyone.. I do it to suit my mood.
But I've never had cuddling in it - serious or as a joke.
 Belluvthebawl
Joined: 2/19/2013
Msg: 8
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Posted: 2/28/2013 7:11:14 AM
Back when I was "looking" to date I made some changes to my profile after some great suggestions given on "profile review". Otherwise, I've been using the same profile.

And welcome to the world of online dating......people can be anyone they want to be when behind a computer screen. It's sad. In time you will develop your own sense of who you are dealing with.....trust me.
 Sweet_Danimal
Joined: 6/22/2012
Msg: 9
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Posted: 2/28/2013 10:33:45 AM
People change their profiles depending on how much of a reaction they get.

The model-pretty ladies (who I'm sure get fresh stuff in their inbox daily) feel they don't need to change a thing, so they don't. You'll see the exact same profile now that they had 3-4 years ago, often with the same old pictures with that 'POF' water mark on them.

Guys change profiles more often because traditionally we do NOT get messaged first, so because of that lack of feedback people assume there is something wrong with their profile and change it.

Occasionally you'll see someone re-import a photo that's been on their profile before, and they will caption it from 2012 instead of 2010 or whenever it was originally done. It's a cheap cheat, but for the most part, if they are still looking like their pics, nobody really cares that much.

I personally don't see any reason why it's a bad thing to change your profile text. It's a bad thing if you are LYING - but if it's still an honest profile, go ahead and change it up daily if you want. Some people switch out their headlines like every three days just to appear 'fresh' - all I can say is hey, at least THEY are making an effort to get attention, not sitting back and expecting the world to come knocking at their doorstep.
 RandomFish123
Joined: 5/30/2012
Msg: 10
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Posted: 2/28/2013 10:51:02 AM
The only real significant change I have "experimented" with my profile (when I was still actively looking) was having a well written profile - vs - a blank profile.

Oddly enough the blank profile generated more emails than the well written one. On average from 5 - 10 emails a day. The well written profile anywhere from 0 - 5 emails a day.

Yes, both times I had the same pictures up. Only difference was the contents. or lack thereof of the written part. .. Could this be substantial proof that men only care for pictures and neither a woman's intellect nor personality? .. hmm ......

 spiders83
Joined: 11/12/2012
Msg: 11
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Posted: 2/28/2013 10:52:01 AM
I actually just did that. I'm doing an experiment. I believe that being in the Army is instantly repelling almost every woman I message so I took everything down military related from my profile. I mentioned that I am new to the area and recently moved here, however I just left why and what kind of work I do.
 GarnerGirl71
Joined: 2/10/2012
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Posted: 2/28/2013 11:27:00 AM
I wrote my profile as honestly as I could when I joined POF. It has worked very well for me so far. I have met many honest, genuine men, which I attribute to that. I have been on POF for a year now, and have yet to run into the first date horror stories that I see posted here. Right now my profile is hidden, but should I need to repost, I will only update my photos and change my marital status to divorced.
 Sweet_Danimal
Joined: 6/22/2012
Msg: 13
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Posted: 2/28/2013 12:18:52 PM
When I was in Match, I tried changing different aspects of my profile for 2-3 days at a time. I had changed the main story 'About Me' section several times over a couple years, and it had little to no effect whatsoever, so I didn't bother changing the main text - just the basic demographic info.

If I was dishonest about the change, I never messaged anyone or replied to anyone - I just took note of how many extra views and notes I got and their content.

I changed my target location, my income, my job title, my preferences over kids, even tried being a smoker for a while - none of the changes seemed to spark extra interest, except for ONE - height. As soon as I was a six-footer, I got about 3x as much attention as far as views and messages. I can change all kinds of aspects of my life - my weight, income, hobbies - just about anything in a profile to be more appealing - but I can't be any taller. All that experiment proved to me is that you're better off just being yourself, and if people don't want that; to hell with 'em.
 psytle
Joined: 3/7/2011
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Posted: 2/28/2013 1:28:05 PM

I just read a thread where a couple of women confessed to experimenting with their profiles, but possibly in not the most ethical ways. Some just do it as a social experiment to gauge replies. Some might put dishonest but generic features to widen the net, so to speak. I mean, if the change is just to screw around and trap the pigs on this site, I couldn't care less. However, what if a guy who is more down to earth really does like long walks and cuddling and sends a message to the woman who puts that on there as a joke? Is this wrong? It's already really easy for a guy to make a fool of himself, and I just wonder if this is kind of mean.


First, using online dating for "social experiments" is really lame. Most of the time, the point of these "experiments" is to provide justification to complain about things we already know, like how attractive people receive more messages than people who aren't. In the time it takes to do these "experiments", the testers could instead be striving to actually be more like the people that get more attention, rather than complaining about it.

But I digress, women aren't the only ones who "experiment with their profile" as a "social experiment" or to intentionally be dishonest.

When guys complain about how many more responses they get when they use pictures of a male model compared to their own pictures to "prove" how "shallow" women are, that's a social experiment. It's really mean for men to trick women into believing that there is a male model in their area, just to "prove" that women are "shallow".
 femaleconnection
Joined: 8/12/2010
Msg: 15
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Posted: 2/28/2013 1:42:16 PM
My profile was always honest, but if I found folks were misunderstanding what I thought was a commonly used phrase, I would re word things here and there. The message was the same though. I dont see the point in experimenting unless you never intend to meet anyone from here.
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