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 arkelaus
Joined: 10/31/2005
Msg: 6
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A decent photo is just plain good manners, if for no other reason than giving people you are in contact with a visual of who they are talking to. It's very obvious there are people hiding things about themselves on here, but that's just the lay of the land, deal with it, make your meets in a way that allows you a polite exit if you need too. If someone doesn't meet your looks criteria, they may still be pleasant lunch company. If you can't make the best of a situation, perhaps you should be concerned about more important things than nonexistent photos.
 Aleyrebel
Joined: 3/2/2007
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Posted: 10/9/2007 3:57:53 AM
I feel both men and women should show recent pictures. It isn't as bad when the old photo still looks like you only your gray or something, but still, a lie is a lie. And men that say they are brown haired, when there is still ONE brown hair on their head. I have a male friend on here that uses the picture from 2003. The problem is, we've met and it looks nothing like him now. Don't these people think if you meet you will find out anyway. And if you aren't going to meet and just friends, why does it matter. My pictures are always only several months old, or at least some of them. This one is July 26,2007.
 Megannn
Joined: 9/14/2007
Msg: 8
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Posted: 10/10/2007 9:21:57 PM
I feel the same way also, i think all the men who dont put their picture must be overweight or underweight or too old or......
 arkelaus
Joined: 10/31/2005
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Posted: 10/15/2007 9:31:32 AM
I guess I am one of those shallow people that needs to see the picture first, physical attraction is necessary in any relationship as far as I'm concerned... and a posted photo can get the ball rolling better than anything else I have seen (including some fabulous writing in profiles). Being overweight doesn't disqualify someone in my eyes, but having pics posted shows a measure of confidence that I do look for.
 inhishand
Joined: 3/28/2008
Msg: 30
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Posted: 4/16/2008 7:33:20 PM
Amen,
I have alot of good pics of my EX-Husband I sure wish I had read his profile first!
 arkelaus
Joined: 10/31/2005
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Posted: 4/17/2008 7:28:39 AM
Allie-
Well spoken.
It's one of those difficult subjects... if you DEMAND a photo, it makes you look shallow, but it appears most of us simply PREFER a photo. Visuals are important when communicating in any way. I have dated and loved women of all sizes, shapes and descriptions, so looks are not the #1 priority to me. Attitude is much more important. I appreciate beauty like most people do, but I don't base my decision on whether or not to date someone by their dress size or their age. Like i said earlier, posting a picture, especially a posed or a racy picture, shows confidence. Confidence is sexy, self-security is sexy. People who make excuses ( I don't have a recent one, I don't have a good one, I don't own a digital camera...etc..) why they don't or shouldn't post pictures aren't automatically unattractive in my book, but they are generally not my kind of poeople. I like confident, resourceful, technically savvy people. It's the digital age, buy a camera, post a photo, even if you're scared at first. anyone who tells you to take it down, ignore them, the next person that sees it may fall for your smile and say hello. People like Mr. 'aaa777' that make a dozen posts when 1 will suffice, especially in all CAPS and grossly misspelled have already shown their lack of intelligence and open-mindedness to point that most would consider him undatable anyway, so any who are looking to find public opinions on the picture subject might do well to skip those posts.

oh.. .and by the way Allie.. your pictures are FABULOUS ;)
 scotlandforever
Joined: 1/19/2008
Msg: 33
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Posted: 6/24/2008 12:34:51 PM
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words but that is utter crap!! Take time to get to know someone and you might be surprised at how much better they look than if you had saw them to begin with and written them off. Anyone can post a great picture whether themselves or not is a diffrent story.

I have talked to people for awhile before pictures have been exchanged and you would be surprised how many people just don't want a person that will talk to them because they look good. That is one thing when you are 20 but by the time you are older you should know that looks are not everything and that most people who want to talk to you only because you look good are not worth the time and effort that you end up wasting on them.
 looking for wife
Joined: 5/24/2008
Msg: 35
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Posted: 7/15/2008 2:27:33 PM
Well that is not always true.There are several reasons;once a picture is posted on here it becomes public domain.Meaning anyone can use it.Match.com was sued for putting up fake profiles using fraudulant pictures.So anyones picture can end up on sex search under a different name.On the surface that could be considered funny unless someone has a business and looses customers.;Next you have those of us that are too stupid to figure out how to do it and know one will help.
Personally I text pictures.I'm dying to show you I'm not fat Megan!!!!!!!!
 SilverStar
Joined: 6/10/2008
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Posted: 8/18/2008 2:08:23 PM
I find that men often lie about their marital/relationship status so that they can get a "piece" on the side. It disgusts me.
 VAPurr
Joined: 9/21/2008
Msg: 39
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Posted: 10/15/2008 1:07:19 AM
I have a face shot as my first pic and the body shots later.

VAPurr
 Grider1
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 43
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Posted: 12/5/2008 8:57:33 AM
Photo are tricky to take sometimes.. I've learned to read profiles then look at pics because you can't base everything off a picture. If you ever saw the episode of Friends where no matter what Chandler does he makes the same weird face when trying to take a picture.......well that is me! I could look great and as soon as the camera comes out I make some sort of sneeze face or worse.
Unfortunately this site is filled with shallow women. (I'm sure guys are just as bad so chill.) Unless you have a photo that screams GQ cover model if you're guy you're not getting any interest. Look at the number of favorites on guy's profile compared to a woman's. A woman just needs a pulse and a photo and bam she's added to 50 favorites lists. I'm exaggerating a bit but not too much and that is so sad! I wish everyone a happy holiday season.
Just my two cents.
 safyrelpn
Joined: 4/18/2012
Msg: 48
Womens Pictures - skip the pics and meet in real life!
Posted: 7/25/2012 1:55:57 PM
I am one of those women without a picture, I just dont have one to share My computer crashed last month and I had to replace it lost all my pics in the process, at least. I dont feel comfortable talking to anyone who would start a conversation based on my looks! I myself am more likely to initiate a conversation with a guy who doesnt have a picture, looks arent important to me, I base my decision as to whether I will say hello on here on how they have worded their "About me" in their profile. I was very clear about my desires in mine as well as the fact I am disabled due to having had a massive stroke in 2010.
I'm not here trying to find LOVE just people to chat with I am often home on my own with no one but the dog and cats to talk to so online chat is often my connection to the world outside the 4 walls I call home. I am capable of driving but alot of the time my car is not available for me to drivI have found that alot of the pics guys post they are hiding their face behind sunglasses or their hands or they have a VERY idioyic expression those expressions make me think the guy lacks intelligence maybe its just that he is ok with the fact he looks like a complete idiot and thats just how he always looks.
I do have a picture on my yahoo messenger and if after a bit of conversation I feel comfortable with the guy I will pass my screen name for yahoo meesenger so he can see that picture or I may even turn on the web cam built into my computer but not if he demands to be able to see me!!!!
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