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 islandgirlmb
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 1
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Looking through some profiles, I noticed things that just totally turned me off and made me click NEXT!!. I was wondering what things did this for others. Maybe it would be helpful for people when they are trying to figure out what to put in their profiles, who knows. Anyways, here are some of mine.

1. Bad pics in general. Fuzzy, subject to far away, bizarre items in background, subject obviously sick or hung over, bad web cam pics, etc...it just makes me go, "what the??" If people are trying to get a mate, why would they start off by showing themselves at their worst ?

2. Stupid pics. This is actually a branch off off of number 1. Again, why do people show pics of themselves chugging beer (slobber and all), glazed eyes and obvious delerium, grabbing themselves, etc...

3. Creepy pics. Again, another branch of 1. I don't know about anyone else, but it freaks me out seeing web cam pics of guys sitting in their computer chairs with their shirts off (especially with some weird "come hither" look in their eyes). It just smacks of someone who sits in front of their computer viewing porn day and night. I don't know, maybe its just me, but it is just sooooo not attractive.

 salamander000
Joined: 10/26/2004
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Posted: 2/22/2005 11:29:58 PM
wow! That's pretty wicked I'd say! How'd you do on your 'critique' of mine? Yes,"they" say a picture's worth a thousand words. I will listen to a thousand words before I judge a book by 'its' cover'
A pic is how everyone expresses themselves and by juging a persons pic, you are judging them on a very personal level.
I have not looked at your profile and I care not to. Just what kind of a person are you? Obviously very superficial. I used to be a model/photographer....did makeup and hair from NY to LA. From Bestsy Johnson to Helmutt Newton, and I have never , ever, heard a putdown such as this! I got out of the business because of ideas people had that were 'similar' to yours.
I see a wide variety of people here, expressing a very small part of who they are, but their pictures are a portion of a person, a part of them, and for you to criticize, you are going deep, too deep.
You live in a glass house too here, be careful, you are opening your self up for some very personal rebuttal
Go easy on others if you expect them to go easy on you,,,,to answer your question "What turns me off about viewing a photo? Nothing, except what lies behind it.
 forever_laughter
Joined: 9/19/2004
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Posted: 2/22/2005 11:34:54 PM
This is so funny! I was just thinking about this today and everything you said was right on target. Especially the "creepy pics" description had me crackin up.

What about pics with gobs of CLUTTER in the background? It give the perception that this person is at the puter ALL day and neglecting every days tasks. Not very appealing.

Great thread!
 forever_laughter
Joined: 9/19/2004
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Posted: 2/22/2005 11:48:33 PM
I really don't see the comments about profile pics as an attack on anybody. There seems to be a lot of threads from some men wondering why women don't respond to they're emails. As I see it, this information could give some insight and be quite helpful.

Just my .02
 flareon
Joined: 11/28/2004
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Posted: 2/22/2005 11:51:42 PM
The only complaint I would have is not using basic grammar or spacing out their descriptions as that gets hard to read.

I have to say that I like webcam pics, they are so candid.
 nick23
Joined: 2/4/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 12:12:33 AM
what turns me off is when some1 isn't useing a real pic of themselves or if al you can see is a certain body part instead of the face.
 salamander000
Joined: 10/26/2004
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Posted: 2/23/2005 1:05:01 AM
uh, it says right there in the "instructions" LOL, how to get more responses form your profile, I think everyone thats' joined here could not have missed that part........perhaps if someone personally is having problems with getting a pic up, they can ask for help. most of the people on here (I think) have pics up that they have chosen specifically to have up!
I have pet peeves too! Sure I do! But hey ,each profle is what's unique to that person, and I totally respect that, be it boobs or butt shots or u name it, but I do not judge, if someones profile does not interest me, I simply move on.....there are many more to look at, why belittle or berate someone because their pic is not pleasing to a specific guideline.............blah , blah , blah , blah................sorry, it's a pet peeve of mine also ..............pple who don't like peoples pics , so what?
 rory27
Joined: 2/14/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 1:06:45 AM
Cheers to salamander000 ! Thankfully my clear and professional pic passes the test ! As to the "bizarre items in the background", not everyone lives in a photo studio.
 salamander000
Joined: 10/26/2004
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Posted: 2/23/2005 1:12:37 AM
mail please?
 rory27
Joined: 2/14/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 1:13:10 AM
Right on ! Love the fangs !
 rory27
Joined: 2/14/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 1:13:52 AM
That was to Tera, lol
 islandgirlmb
Joined: 2/22/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 4:20:26 AM
Holy cow, it wasn't meant to be so serious. I wasn't meaning to "personally" attack anyone. And it was not meant to be a huge putdown, so I apologize, if I have offended you. I was simply curious of what others thought, and now I know. I don't have any evil "ideas" similar to those met in your life as a model. Not every forum thread is an opening for the self righteous to jump in and dispell wisdom. I would expect personal rebuttal if I had singled someone in particular out, but I haven't. I don't find myself a superficial person in general, by if being turned off by a chugalugging beer pic is superficial, so be it. It is not the pic per se, but the thought that this individual chose this pic to represent themselves is what gets me and maybe I didnt make this clear.

A pic is how everyone expresses themselves and by juging a persons pic, you are judging them on a very personal level

Of course people are going to be judged on a personal level when they put a profile up on this site. Maybe not so much judged as considered, i.e. is this the type of person that I would consider dating?
Anyways, I don't want to go into a back/forth debate with you on this. I have apologized, I stand corrected, and will definetly try not to be so real here in the future.
 islandgirlmb
Joined: 2/22/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 4:23:28 AM
Thanks Laughter, you are a peach!!!!! Cheers and a good day to you!!
 islandgirlmb
Joined: 2/22/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 5:06:42 AM
Twitchy, the red grannies turn me on to no end! ha ha
 Frankenbeans
Joined: 2/22/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 5:13:28 AM
So far nobody's picture has turned me off. People look like people. Most pictures look like, OK, there's that person. But once in a while I see someone and I like how they look so I want to meet them just because of how they look. Some people, the way they look just feels right to me. If someone looks unhappy, it's just a bad picture. I take bad pictures because I don't like having my picture taken, so every time I have my picture taken I look miserable and the picture turns out bad. There is no way out of that one except to have your picture taken when you don't know it. Those turn out fine. You would think people would make the effort to have a really good pocture taken for these ads. But we don't.
 ladydi8
Joined: 1/31/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 5:46:28 AM
i like the "real" pics, ......find them sooo sexy.........thats why i posted the one of me wearing my reading glasses..............young men find old blind women soooo erotic..............hehehe
 Fifi47
Joined: 8/19/2004
Msg: 17
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Posted: 2/23/2005 6:31:53 AM
I do not have a pic on my profile. The men I find attractive will like my profile and respond to me without a pic...( sorry, pic collecting men who judge a woman by appearance are way to shallow for me, especially at my age)
 Frankenbeans
Joined: 2/22/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 6:35:08 AM
I don't have a pic because....

I'm ugly and I know it, clap my hands



if you're ugly and you know it, clap your hands



if you;'re ugly and you know it

don't go ahead and show it

if you're ugly and you know it, clap your hands

 ladydi8
Joined: 1/31/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2005 8:04:37 AM
but the bike is good-looking..............hmmmm.....actually i like seeing who i am talking to....and i pick up alot of little hints from some pics.........if a guy is clean, if he dresses funny...........if he looks as though he smiles alot........nice eyes.........i dont really care for body shots.....you can find them in a magazine.............and the pics are after all, just another thing to play with on here.............like changing lures when fishing........smiles...........
 skye2010
Joined: 12/1/2004
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Posted: 2/23/2005 8:25:49 AM
lol-this is the funniest. I have changed my piks and my profile at whim. I get bored, and putting the piks and thoughts together is sometimes more fun than the boring mail you get anyway. entertainment is a beautiful thing- when you know how to have fun with it. geez. besides....you'd be surprised how many people just come in here for forum expression anyway. big ol beer bellies chuggin on another- that's fun, and funny! truth ez to see that we are not all sexy-but we can still have a lil fun. cheers
 Sir James
Joined: 9/7/2004
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Posted: 2/23/2005 10:33:28 AM
My all time number 1 pet peeve, is some dumb cutsy pic of Anime or animals or bad 70's sex poaters instead of a real picture
My all time nuber 2 pet peeve is no pic at all.
OK Flame away
 forever_laughter
Joined: 9/19/2004
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Posted: 3/2/2005 10:55:19 AM
^^^ yes, good point
 forever_laughter
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Posted: 3/2/2005 4:50:15 PM
^^^^ oooohh.. now THERE's an idea!
 forever_laughter
Joined: 9/19/2004
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Posted: 3/2/2005 5:09:07 PM
lmao.. ok fine .. Why don't you get that pic done and we'll all make copies and paste our own faces over yours? That we we can share with the rest of the class..
 forever_laughter
Joined: 9/19/2004
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Posted: 3/2/2005 5:15:18 PM
sorry.. that was directed to steve93437 .. didn't realize I jumped in on a a lip discussion .. lol


btw .. love that lipgloss yer wearin workinggirl!
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