Profiles where guys don't show their faces.

  • novemberfox1

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    Nov 24, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    What is your opinion of someone who wont even show their face on their profile picture? Is that someone you would like to date and try to trust?
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    Nov 24, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    This is starting to become a daily forum topic, and when I say that I am not exaggerating:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1246098/
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    Nov 24, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    Heartrobb saidThis is starting to become a daily forum topic, and when I say that I am not exaggerating:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1246098/


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    Nov 24, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    I think it's weird. Perhaps a way of saying they have no personality.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Nov 24, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I think some guys want to be discreet, while others are deeply closet. Would I trust or date them?... I don't know. Is the question would I date a closeted guy?
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    I don't blame them for wanting to not show their face. Maybe it's out of privacy concerns. Maybe they really are here just for fitness advice and stuff or to make online pen pals. I don't imagine them wanting to date.

    Personally, I don't have a problem showing my face, but I'd rather not post pictures of my body...I'm deathly self-conscious. icon_neutral.gif
  • LJay

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    Nov 24, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    I think some of them are perfectly ordinary guys who simply do not want to post their picture on an international gay site. And I have reason to know.
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    I don't trust people who don't post nudes on their profile. That tells me their not comfortable with their own bodies, and can't be trusted because it probably looks like shit down there and they don't want the world to know it.

    /sarcasm
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    A moderate level of paranoia.
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    "Is that someone you would like to date and try to trust?"

    Hopefully the two of you would go through personal verifications of each other, like live webcamming, etc before getting engaged, so to speak.

    -Doug
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]paulflexes said[/cite]I don't trust people who don't post nudes on their profile. That tells me their not comfortable with their own bodies, and can't be trusted because it probably looks like shit down there and they don't want the world to know it./quote]

    I only took mine down after you took a look and laughed at me! icon_redface.gif








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    Nov 24, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    Some people have them set as private... and they'll only show it to you if they think you're hot enough to see them in all their glorious glory. icon_neutral.gif

    I'd take a faceless over a picture-less any day. I ignore picture-less profiles.
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    Nov 24, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    Doesn't bother me particularly... since I'm not here to pick up dates or hookups

    Then again, about half of the profiles on hook-up sites are the march of the headless torsos and asses... whereas here it seems like the majority of folks got face pics in their profiles.
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    Nov 24, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    or maybe you could just ask some of us secretive hush hush people haha. I'm pretty sure unless its some creppy perv you would get an answer.
  • laxdude25

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    Nov 24, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    I have had problems with people "borrowing" my pix. Yep, incredible but true...why would someone wanna borrow the pix of a married guy in his fifities. Anyway. That's why I tried to "personalize" at least some of my pix with my email address, and I keep my goofy face pix locked. I have zero problem sharing/unlocking with someone who seems legit on here, but don't want to have my face pic available to anyone. And I am not on here to hook-up.
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    Nov 24, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    sashaman said
    paulflexes saidI don't trust people who don't post nudes on their profile. That tells me their not comfortable with their own bodies, and can't be trusted because it probably looks like shit down there and they don't want the world to know it.


    I only took mine down after you took a look and laughed at me! icon_redface.gif








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    I did not laugh. I offered to help you with with a little Photoshop work and you got all butthurt over it. icon_razz.gif
  • offshore

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    Nov 24, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    It is their freedom to not show face/ not having a photo at all.

    But I always find it somewhat weird when receiving a Hotlist or Buddy list from a headless torso/ nada-photo.
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    Nov 24, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    I hate those fucking people!
  • laxdude25

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    Nov 24, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    If I send a message to someone, or hotlist them, I always also unlock my pix. I don't like getting messages from someone without any pix, or a mostly blank profile. I tried to put a little effort into my profile, so guys can get a sense of what I'm all about, and I like it when someone who contacts me gives me some info to work with.
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    Nov 24, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidI hate those fucking people!





    ME freaking TOO
  • offshore

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    Nov 24, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidI hate those fucking people!


    LOL
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    Nov 24, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidSome of my favorite guys on RJ and in the forums for the matter are faceless profiles yet have plenty of face and FULL body shots in their private area once they feel a sense of trust with you. Sadly, as gay men, do have something to loose if our pics get in the wrong hands. Not to mention, some are just trying to protect others that they love. I more than understand their concerns and don't really judge them.




    +1 well said, now can someone delete this stupid thread icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 24, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    Agamemnon said
    +1 well said, now can someone delete this stupid thread icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif


    This isn't a stupid thread.

    Believe me. I've seen stupid.
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    Nov 24, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    A1EX said
    Agamemnon said
    +1 well said, now can someone delete this stupid thread icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif


    This isn't a stupid thread.

    Believe me. I've seen stupid.


    its really stupid in a sense that, there is like 100+ threads of the same kind, sounds like an over played song... icon_biggrin.gif
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Nov 24, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidSome of my favorite guys on RJ and in the forums for the matter are faceless profiles yet have plenty of face and FULL body shots in their private area once they feel a sense of trust with you. Sadly, as gay men, do have something to loose if our pics get in the wrong hands. Not to mention, some are just trying to protect others that they love. I more than understand their concerns and don't really judge them.


    I agree with you...