Factors that makes you message a random RJ member.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Feb 06, 2008 6:56 AM GMT
    Mine's narrowed down to three:

    1. Photo/s
    2. If he's posted/contributed to the forum/s
    3. Something interesting he mentioned on his profile or on the forum that I can comment on but privately

    Other than that, I think three more timesicon_rolleyes.gif

    What are yours?
  • dfrourke

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    Feb 06, 2008 7:17 AM GMT
    1. Something witty in his profile that either made me nostalgic OR made me laugh.
    2. Something in the forums that resonates with me.
    3. Something in the forums that frankly I disagree with and want to provide a perspective without calling the person out in public.

    - David
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    Feb 06, 2008 7:53 AM GMT
    When I'm considering messaging first:

    1) Something that catches my eye in his profile that I want to comment on. Basically, a profile that reveals intelligence and humor behind the words.

    2) Something in the profile that says "not dating, friends only" icon_razz.gif or something like that. I'm very wary of those singles 'looking', they're the most cruel.

    3) No 'Hatelists' in the profiles. It's okay to say "I prefer whites" or "I prefer masculine types", but it's not okay to say something like "Go away fems".

    4) Must NOT be drop dead gorgeous.

    Anyway, I usually only message when I wish to apologize, thank, or notify someone of something. Either from hotlisting me or a compliment in the forums. Other than that I don't message first.
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    Feb 06, 2008 8:23 AM GMT
    Sedative14 saidWhen I'm considering messaging first:

    2) Something in the profile that says "not dating, friends only" icon_razz.gif or something like that. I'm very wary of those singles 'looking', they're the most cruel.



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  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 06, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    I think the others have it down. I think pictures are always helpful and profile.. forums help as you gain a sense of their personality. I really don't pay much attention to to whether they are single or in a relationship.. since my converations are usually topic or friendship based.
  • cdnclub

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    Feb 06, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    1. If I think they may have usefull information for me regarding exercise/nutrition based on somthing I read in their profile or forum post.

    2. If I just happen to come across their profile and I know them from somewhere else.

    3. If I see they have similar interests as me ie) camping, hiking, canoeing etc...and there is a possibility that a friendship could be formed and outings planned.

  • ShawnTX

    Posts: 2484

    Feb 06, 2008 4:36 PM GMT
    If I see someone post something interesting, funny, or even controversial, I'll check out their profile. If they seem friendly, intelligent, and approachable, I'll email them with a comment based on their post.

    If they don't have pics posted, I'm less inclined to contact them. It's not about attraction or the hopes of hooking up, I just like to see the person I'm talking to.
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    Feb 06, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    I usually message people regarding health and fitness. Cdnclub know that. I ask about building my body or diets tips. stuff like that. Sometimes we will start talking about other things and we start to form a friendship.

    The criteria for guy I message are...

    a) Nice bod
    b) Something written in their 'about me'

    Thats it
  • art_smass

    Posts: 960

    Feb 06, 2008 4:50 PM GMT
    The last person I messaged was ShawnTO. I won't say why I messaged him, but now he owes me a favor.
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    Feb 06, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    Sedative14 said4) Must NOT be drop dead gorgeous.


    Ouch aint that a kick in the nuts for anyone you ever messaged ha ha ha ok me :-( ha ha ha ha

    1) a stunning smile
    2) an interesting post
    3) a body to aspire to
    4) a body you want to do something else to
    5) to discuss a forum post
    6) an interesting profile comment
    7) to share humour
    icon_cool.gif and sometimes just for the hell of it
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 06, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    art_smass saidThe last person I messaged was ShawnTO. I won't say why I messaged him, but now he owes me a favor.


    That could be interesting! icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Feb 06, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    Usually if he's interesting or has something in common with me , especially if he's from my country or arab ..
    But I check out the new profiles of RJ daily and look on the pics hoping to find someone interesting (or hot enough) to PM him.. so look is'nt less imoportant..
    And honestly? I usually don't PM anyone.. unless it's a special case (ex: forum post)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
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    Feb 06, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    I have only emailed maybe 1/2 dozen guys on here. Usually it's because they made me laugh. Sometimes because of something provocative or interesting said in a forum.
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    Feb 06, 2008 10:41 PM GMT
    Most people have covered why I would contact someone on the profile. I think the main reason why I contact guys here on real jock is for chatting.
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    Feb 07, 2008 7:37 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said I really don't pay much attention to to whether they are single or in a relationship.. since my converations are usually topic or friendship based.


    FRIENDSHIP-BASED MY TIGHT ASS YOU LAZY LYING BIOTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! LOVE YOUicon_razz.gif
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    Feb 07, 2008 7:46 AM GMT
    nothing is truly random, just deceivingly chaotic!
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    Feb 07, 2008 7:54 AM GMT

    bfg1Ouch aint that a kick in the nuts for anyone you ever messaged ha ha ha ok me :-( ha ha ha ha


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    ...um....

    OOPS?!

    LOL

    Seriously, bfg1, you messaged ME first. So that excludes you, drop dead gorgeous hunk that you are! icon_razz.gif

    'Course I'd still message hot guys, IF and only IF I can see they're not shallow, and would not be likely to reject me and break my heart. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 07, 2008 8:13 AM GMT
    1. They have a photo (not necessarily an attractive one, but it helps)

    2. They don't have a big list of things they dislike/hate on their profile (I have no time for negative nancys)
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    Feb 07, 2008 8:33 AM GMT
    intelligent forum posts
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    Feb 07, 2008 10:00 AM GMT
    how much I've had to drink...

    ...or you know, something in their profile makes me laugh, think, cry, make the urge to kill rise, inspire that not-so-fresh feeling.

    really though, a profile with some thought clearly put into it will more likely get a comment from me.


  • nv7_

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    Feb 12, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    Still a bit too new to send messages just yet, but I do appreciate the attitude of some of the guys I've seen on some of the forums.
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    Feb 12, 2008 1:41 AM GMT
    It's not random if you're using criteria.
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    Feb 12, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    For me....

    1. I typically thank guys for "stopping by" and checking out my profile.

    2. If they've made me laugh whether in the forums or their profile.

    3. Their pics ESPECIALLY if they are natural realistic photos; none of these pseudo Glamor Shots or self pics of body parts, I like to see personality.

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    Feb 12, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    I read their profile and if I find myself interested I usually open by leaving a few pic comments. Usually that is a good ice breaker for me and after, if they message me or allow the comments, I will try to open a dialouge with them. No real criteria involved.

    OH, if they DONT respond I decide to go into stalker mode and hack the main source page to learn all I can about them and send my minions to teach them a lesson for spurning my advances tward friendship. BWA HAHAHAHAHA. icon_twisted.gif

    Oops...to much you think? icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 12, 2008 11:55 AM GMT
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    dat guy be crazy!