I'm doing a little dating experiment: I'm exploring these top 10 dating sites or so-called 'hookup sites' with real profiles (and, yes, my real and recent pictures), paid memberships, honest profile information, in-person dates -- the whole shebang. The ability to block my profile from from my ex (by their email address). You went to my rival school and on more than one occasion I've drunken shouted a parody version of your college theme song that tears apart your school mascot; no we can't be friends. Elimination of 'The first things people usually notice about me..." question. (And apparently some phenomenon has happened in which everyone and their mother 'doesn't really watch much TV...' these days.) 11. If I mark my location as New York, there ought to be a check box to filter out certain boroughs...
My success of each site is still TBD, but so far, and in true 27/F/Single, fashion, I've found 'I can't help but wonder,' why modern-day online dating sites still lack some very basic features. No, but thanks, I don't really want my ex of five years/lost love of my life finding me swimming around Plenty of Fish with a bold, scarlet lettering -- subtext of 'SINGLE' seemingly tattooed only three centimeters right of my head shot. I'm sure there's some hefty scientific research behind this, but numbers don't trump common sense and, honestly, neither as the writer or reader do I find this section to be anything more than a complete waste. A filter to block all half-naked selfie pictures of men. Maybe it's just a writer way-with-words mindset, but sense of humor a girl's best friend and I'm sick of looking through days -- literally -- of profiles to try to find one with an ounce of wit or charm.
What would possess someone to send a graphic image of themselves without ever being asked for one, or even thinking to check if it might be appreciated?
When it comes to the internet, it seems common sense to think that the physical distance and anonymity the online world provides allows, even encourages, people to do things they wouldn’t normally do “in real life”.
Sherrie Hewson, a TV presenter in the UK, recently revealed that after signing up for an online dating website she received an unexpected and unsolicited full-frontal image of her correspondent’s genitals.
It’s something many women have experienced online and, although Hewson tried to make light of it she was left feeling shocked, and quit the site.
Indeed, unsolicited “dick pics” have become such a problem on online dating services that one site, Ok Cupid, actually removed the capability to send images.But boy oh boy, have your photos made my day on more than a number of occasions.;) So for any guys out there getting Matched, EHarmonized, Fished a Plenty, struck with an OK arrow from Cupid, Mingling with Christians and more right now, I invite you to put down your weights, take off those sunglasses, and enjoy this post.But for the general good of the online dating world, and to hopefully offer some help to all of those handsome bachelors out there considering a bathroom selfie, I would like to offer this helpful little list of 10 photos guys should NOT post for online dating.Yes, yes, I know that we girls have our own set of cliche photos (hello, feet in the sand? Now before you all start emailing me about being Judgy Mc Judgerson, please know right off that this is of intentions.