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Old 09-15-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Hamburg Germany
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Hi everyone, Iím interested in your opinions and experiences with this phenomenon. Personally this has been happening to me over and over again. The worst of all (which happened a long time ago) was a contact to a man that seemed super and the photos were of a good looking man early-middle 30ís. He wrote that he was 31.When I met this man he was over 50 and looked like his own father, I was so shocked I didnít know what to sayI know that we all change over the years and no matter how much I would prefer to put in photos in which I think I look much better, younger and thinner, I donít.

I donít think that it is fair play. What about you?

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I dunno...First thing that comes to my mind is, thats what you get!
I mean, people do it all the time. If you want to meet someone online, thats the chance that you have to take. It doesn`t make it right, but thats the way it is. Live and learn.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I would look for back ground stuff in the photo, like the rotary phone or Archies lunchbox.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I don't get it as it is a lie that gets discovered quickly enough. Perhaps such people feel more secure in their personalities than their looks and bet on the development of an online attachment that would deem this minor detail irrelevant, but it is a lie nonetheless and itís bound to raise the other personís guard even if he/she chooses to ignore it.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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I have not noticed this with the internet as I am not looking but I have always wondered why families choose to use 50 year old photos for their loved ones obituary. We all know they don't look like that anymore!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I have not noticed this with the internet as I am not looking but I have always wondered why families choose to use 50 year old photos for their loved ones obituary. We all know they don't look like that anymore!!
I find this bizarre, too. It depends on the target audience, though. If the obituary is published in one's hometown and the deceased no longer lives there it would make sense as that's the look remembered by peers, but other than that... odd.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Hey...I was 39 for so many years until I lost count. One day I realized I was a grandmother and had to come clean.

As far as my obituary pic....I would be very happy if my family used my hottie 21 year old pic instead of the later date wrinkled ones.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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I find this bizarre, too. It depends on the target audience, though. If the obituary is published in one's hometown and the deceased no longer lives there it would make sense as that's the look remembered by peers, but other than that... odd.
Maybe they should have a before and after shots...young and old pics.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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Hey...I was 39 for so many years until I lost count. One day I realized I was a grandmother and had to come clean.

As far as my obituary pic....I would be very happy if my family used my hottie 21 year old pic instead of the later date wrinkled ones.
Maybe we should start a new business...Geriatric Glamour Shots!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have no idea how anyone expects to find someone special by posting something ancient by misrepresenting themselves. I've met a couple men who did just that - I'm not with them for obvious reasons.
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