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Old 06-06-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I hope you guys don't take this the wrong way, but if you are involved in the online dating scene at all, it might behoove you to pay attention to a few things in your ad :

1. Picture: this is the first impression you put out, very important!
- don't wear a hat and sunglasses in your picture (the ladies will wonder what you are hiding)
- Take a *nice* picture - look at the camera. Smile. Have someone take several pictures of you and pick a few. Brush your hair. You wouldn't believe how many terrible looking webcams pics are out there.
- Don't take your shirt off. Really
- Don't post pics of yourself with kids, whether they are your own, your niece/nephew, whatever. I think the idea here is to show that the guys are kid-friendly, but the effect is creepy.
- Only pose with your car/boat/motorcycle if you are looking for a lady who cares that you have a boat/motorcycle/nice car (i.e. she wants to know if you are loaded)

2. Please actually read the full profile of the woman you contact. We can tell.

3. Don't pick a name that has an obvious sex reference (cummin4ever, want269u, etc.). It's very off-putting. I personally won't respond to a guy with a nasty screen name. If you're just looking for a hookup, there are specific sites for that.

4. Spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck. Write complete sentences. Avoid text speak - "im here 4 n honist wommin !!!"

Ladies, have anything else to add?
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:03 AM
 
Location: USA
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Don't take a picture with the lighting reflecting off your bald spot.
Don't take a picture in semi-darkness with you in a Lazy Boy with a beer.
Don't show me your chest hair.

And if a woman responds back to your contacting her, don't ask her out and not show up. Say something came up, anything, but don't stiff her. Not classy.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Don't take a picture with the lighting reflecting off your bald spot.
Don't take a picture in semi-darkness with you in a Lazy Boy with a beer.
Don't show me your chest hair.

And if a woman responds back to your contacting her, don't ask her out and not show up. Say something came up, anything, but don't stiff her. Not classy.
God, those can go on and on and on! It's amazing how clueless so many people are! You'd think they were raised by a pack of wolves!
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:14 AM
 
Location: USA
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Yeah, but all women have to be Nicole Kidman, or Archie Bunker won't go out with them...
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:17 AM
 
Location: USA
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I had one send a picture of himself asking me if there was any "chemistry" when I got his picture, because "the ladies love to get a pic!!"

I wrote him back and told him he looked like Joe Pesci, after he told me he was married, and "why should I file for a formal divorce, when I haven't met someone else that's better?"

I told him to go away.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:18 AM
 
Location: USA
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Frankly, I am sick of them all. I have had 5 married liars so far this month. Kick them right to the curb.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I wrote him back and told him he looked like Joe Pesci, after he told me he was married, and "why should I file for a formal divorce, when I haven't met someone else that's better?"
Wow, some pathetic losers! I haven't really done much of this, but some years ago when I tried the mainstream sites there was this one psycho who after I simply and respectfully told him I wasn't interested send me some naked pictures of himself squatting! I suppose they were meant to show me what I was missing!
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I had one send a picture of himself asking me if there was any "chemistry" when I got his picture, because "the ladies love to get a pic!!"

I wrote him back and told him he looked like Joe Pesci, after he told me he was married, and "why should I file for a formal divorce, when I haven't met someone else that's better?"

I told him to go away.
Funny how?
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:02 AM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Annie, I think you just about covered it...great job.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:06 AM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Default Yeah...

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Yeah, but all women have to be Nicole Kidman, or Archie Bunker won't go out with them...
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