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Women - Please review my profile and offer suggestions.

I am an decent looking guy, I am using good pictures. I have a light and fun profile bio. Perhaps I am not putting enough in the bio and should include more personal information or perhaps it is coming across as non serious and too cheesy. I wanted to get a laugh and stand out in a positive way. Keep things light and fun.

I am fairly new to POF (just a week or two) and perhaps I am being a bit impatient. I am getting some attention from women but it is not women I am interested in. I would say that I am a 7 out of 10 on the scale but I am mostly getting replies from women who are lower then that.

The women whom I feel are attractive, I message using a variety of methods, from funny to straight forward to asking about something in their profile etc. I see the messages just get read and deleted or no response back. Not sure what is going on. These are the type of women who are are attractive but not supermodels (9 or 10) and who show interest in me in public places, such as bars grocery stores and other locations. I'm tired of the bar scene and wanted a different avenue to pick up a woman, see where things go and take it from there.

Perhaps I am using the wrong pictures or something else is going on. I would appreciate your constructive and even direct, honest feedback, especially if you are a woman.

For the women - Too low quality pictures? Not handsome enough? Sexualize it a bit more? Change up the bio?

Here is my profile.
https://www.pof.com/viewprofile.aspx?profile_id=201379130
 spot4username
Joined: 12/15/2015
Msg: 2
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Posted: 9/25/2018 11:42:57 AM
You have only been here four days.

Your profile is almost completely empty. Guys I message on Tinder and Bumble have more info on their bios. All I know about you is that you are tall, have at least one child and want more. That may be enough for some women but I would have clicked next to find someone who I could sink my teeth into a bit more.
 Strawberry_Jello
Joined: 5/13/2014
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Posted: 9/25/2018 2:35:28 PM
It is too cheesy, not serious, not really funny. I know, it's difficult to be funny online, and you proved it. I especially didn't care for the bit about shriveling up if I were to reject you.

It is a little too short. Entrepreneur for job is vague, women don't like that. Are you self employed, unemployed? See what I mean?

No, you're not using good photos. A bigger smile, a full body shot standing up would help. Two of your photos appear to be taken next to a woman, is it the same woman? Is she your girlfriend or last girlfriend? Don't use photos where we can see bits of another woman. Get new photos with your profile in mind. Don't just pick through the ones you've got.

You're handsome enough. Oh God no, do not sex it up, women know you're capable of sex, you're a man.

Yes, you are being impatient. This takes time and effort. Keep working on your profile.
 Forums_only
Joined: 7/20/2014
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Posted: 9/25/2018 6:36:09 PM
Agreed - you are a 'decent looking guy'. Your profile is light and you are not putting enough in the bio. Yes, you are being a lot impatient.
Your 5 0r 6 could be someone else's 7 or 8, just as you are not a '7' to me. Attraction is variable and personal. If you are 'getting replies from women who are lower then [sic] that,' why are you contacting them in the first place?

The women you feel are attractive are not returning your messages because your profile is silly and immature. Even someone looking for a f-buddy wants to pretend they could actually have a real conversation.

You "wanted a different avenue to pick up a woman". Really? There are escort services for that. I think you need to take a step back and realize how that comes across in your profile (and it does).

Women on these sites get bombarded with messages from guys looking to 'pick up a woman'. If you are looking at profiles that say "Wants to date but nothing serious", you may have some luck. Otherwise you're wasting your time and hers if you don't make an actual effort.
New to POF - Women please review my profile and offer honest feedback
Posted: 9/25/2018 8:20:22 PM
I made some changes to the bio. Is the updated bio any better?
 mahwahgirl339114
Joined: 10/31/2017
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Posted: 9/25/2018 8:26:45 PM
Too much mention of sex, sexy etc. in your profile. A woman can get that at the nearest bar. And we're not 20 anymore.
 Strawberry_Jello
Joined: 5/13/2014
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Posted: 9/25/2018 8:58:02 PM
Yes, better. Get a standing full body shot, outdoors.
 Forums_only
Joined: 7/20/2014
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Posted: 9/25/2018 9:45:09 PM
How is that profile working for you on the other site?
 MintyWithACapitalM
Joined: 8/23/2018
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Posted: 9/26/2018 12:18:20 AM
Pirate, I'd drop the Ron Burgundy/Sex Panther quote. Or, if you're going to keep it, attribute it. You've presented it as if it you'd invented it yourself, which is a bit cheaty. Along the same lines, drop "I wear socks that match...I'm comedic" because that line is from some dating-site template and has been used by thousands of guys.

Basically, be yourself and write your own profile. Whatever you write is bound to be better than lifting ideas piecemeal from other sources. You're obviously a smart, confident guy, so I'm sure you can do it.
 captainkitty1
Joined: 6/7/2016
Msg: 10
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Posted: 9/26/2018 11:44:35 AM
Absolutely nothing wrong with your profile, you sound completely normal
Even wirhout a full body pic I think it would be hard to imagine that your lower portion is over weight. No complaints from me !
 captainkitty1
Joined: 6/7/2016
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Posted: 9/26/2018 11:53:11 AM
I get the Ron Burgundy reference, quite appropriate for a cheesy dating site .
 Landlocked_Pirate_SA
Joined: 9/21/2018
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Posted: 9/29/2018 9:34:30 AM
Made some changes - added some pics (an outdoor shot) and tweaked profile a bit. Please review.
 Forums_only
Joined: 7/20/2014
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Posted: 9/29/2018 9:46:42 AM

Ill make sure you'll feel good ;)


Yeah, you can remove that line.

Using the template from another dating site is lazy. You can write with humour when you try. Do try.
 Strawberry_Jello
Joined: 5/13/2014
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Posted: 9/29/2018 12:21:51 PM
Don't use a photo with sunglasses. Especially don't use it for your main. The smiling face in the purple shirt is much better.
 Landlocked_Pirate_SA
Joined: 9/21/2018
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Posted: 10/6/2018 9:42:06 AM
I must admit, I am a bit disappointed with POF up until this point but perhaps things will be more positive in the future.

Ive been on one date so far and the woman used pictures of her younger self. There are a lot of fake profiles on here. Most of my emails to women get deleted without even being read (says unread/deleted). Some get read and then no response back. I see in each case they visited my profile though. The emails to them were short, respectful and a question regarding something specific about them so that there is the start of a dialog. Some email back once or twice then disappear.

I think my pictures are of good quality and my profile is interesting but perhaps not. I Made some tweaks to the profile. Please review.
 mahwahgirl339114
Joined: 10/31/2017
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Posted: 10/6/2018 9:49:26 AM
Op, again: serious women get turned off by sexual/bar innuendos. It's creepy. You won't do well unless you redo it.
 Landlocked_Pirate_SA
Joined: 9/21/2018
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Posted: 10/6/2018 9:57:07 AM
I dont have any sexual or bar innuendos
 Forums_only
Joined: 7/20/2014
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Posted: 10/6/2018 9:57:09 AM

Id say come stand by me and play with your hair or lips a bit but you cant exactly do that online


This.

Ick.
 Landlocked_Pirate_SA
Joined: 9/21/2018
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Posted: 10/6/2018 9:59:11 AM
Ok, I dont think that is overly sexual, just something that happens when a woman flirts with a man when both are physically present. However, I will delete that part.
 mahwahgirl339114
Joined: 10/31/2017
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Posted: 10/6/2018 10:09:35 AM
I've been dating for 20 years and never done it in my life.
 fullmoonguy2
Joined: 6/14/2017
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Posted: 10/6/2018 12:13:47 PM

I must admit, I am a bit disappointed with POF


Welcome to the club.

With online dating, disappointment will be your closest friend.


There are a lot of fake profiles on here.


And a lot of "flake" profiles, too.

Use as much clean humor as possible in profile and messages.
That used to work anyway.
 Forums_only
Joined: 7/20/2014
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Posted: 10/6/2018 12:39:49 PM

Ok, I dont think that is overly sexual, just something that happens when a woman flirts with a man when both are physically present

This woman never stooped to that. It also contradicts the forward type of woman you imply you are looking for.

Where's the rest of the photos?
 bearcat44
Joined: 10/24/2014
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Posted: 10/18/2018 6:26:13 PM
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