I always like a photo--makes things easier and like someone said before, starts with building trust. Obviously when you meet someone and they do not resemble the photo at all, then you know you can't trust them. I've heard horror stories from guys about women using their sister's photo or old photos etc. Everyone always tells me that I look better in person than in my photo, but I just figure they are tryin' to get in my pants! LOL
hi all... ok so i was sendin hi's to peeps but i had no pic.... its waitin for approval..... WARNING needed tho... have ur shades at hand lol ....
i have bright very bright pink hair.....
well that let the cat out of the bag lol...
anyway .. u should be able to tell someones personality ... from the inside of a person not what they look like..... a picture can tell a thousand lies but reality , in the flesh holds all the answers lol
hope ur all well
....but then again..What if its a OLD photo ?....and since they lost all thier teeth and gained a few pounds, and thier hair fell out ?... How on earth are you suppose to handle that lil emergency when ya face to face ?
WOW! Well, asumming ALL those things have changed, then I would recommend something like:
"I'm sorry who are you again"?
"No that can't be. The dude I was talking to on BK had honesty and itegrity and lastly wouldn't have misled me like that. So please excuse me while I keep searching..."
...or something like that. If he doesn't get the point. Mace him and run while he's wiping his eyes.
I have mixed feelings about no pictures. I can see and understand many of the reasons people have supplied. Personally, for me, its just easier to establish that basic simple trust with a pic than without. If you cant deal with that - well, don't take it personally. You can thank all the Internet morons that came before you...
On the Internet, you can't stop someone from putting forth something they're not. Heck, a joker can (as some suggest) put up a pic of someone entirely different in their profile.
And heck, maybe for those that have no intention of actually meeting, they may not mind pic'less profiles and that just may be "good enough" for them. As you may hear many times here -
All it takes is one true mental case who wants to zap you with a tazer in a public parking lot to make you realize that there are a lot of really crazy people out there, LOL --- and I don't want to meet any more. I have had my share, thank you. LOLOLOL
I think there has to be basic photos. Of course you never know if they are the person and are real. In dating I ask that the person send a snap with a current daily newspaper so I can see the date, LOLOLOLOL . Want to make sure it is not a 20 year old photo. But there are reason people hide but not on this site. This is not typical dating or bdsm or something. Common thread here and that is motorcycles and many looking for friends, riding pals. No need to hide.
falcon335 write: In this case, I have to defend those without digital cameras, scanners, and web cams. Not everyone can afford or has the know-how to be able to get a pic online. Doesn't mean they are a bad person or hiding something, as long as they are upfront about it. I too prefer pics, but I don't automatically delete them if no pic. I will review the profile and respond one way or other. One thing I have seen done is to post a pic and then make a forum post. Delete your pic, and for some reason the forum still has it when you post. Don't know if it still works, but it is one way to get your photo out there but not all the way out there. And for all those ladies who have said it doesn't matter what a guys looks like, it's what's inside that's important, how many of you delete the guys if they don't have a pic? Not exactly living your own words, are ya?
Falcon, you're right about most folks not owning digital cameras, scanners and such, but if you can own a bike, you can buy a disposable camera...about 5 bucks...click away, and for about another 5 bucks or so, have the pics on a CD...automatic picture on line! sorry, but there really isn't a reason as far as not being "able" to post a pic...only excuses!
Pics are a must for me. I also delete if no photo, unless the member is so new, pics haven't been posted yet.
There is a lot you can tell about someone by looking @ their pics.
For Romantic possibilities: I look for genuine kindness in the eyes... and a sparkle is a delicious thing to see.
mark414 write: Nice bike. Bet that's not your daily rider. Seriously, I think my pic sux and it's like two weeks old. If I had a pic from 20 years ago I'd be on my bicycle and It wouldn't be a photo taken with a DIGITAL CAMERA.
Your pic is fine don't sweat the small stuff LOL. Seriously......nice pic