Bios in Profiles

  • Joeyphx444

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    Jan 01, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    What is the point of writing soo much about yourself? I like to keep mine short and simple because I figure most people don't read and I also feel like my mind and my thoughts change all the time so it's not like what is written is FACT.

    Most guys write the same old stuff and you talk to them and you wonder who really wrote that stuff about them icon_razz.gif

    It's like an ad that misleads you lol

    I have read some interesting ones here with guys who write essays for no reason!! People tryin to be different and witty, wtf?

    So is seeing a big essay good or is it bad to have absolutely nothing? Or even a

    "Hey sup? I'm masc and built lookin for the same chill dudes"
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    Jan 01, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    You must not approve of my profile icon_smile.gif
  • laxdude25

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    Jan 01, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    I try to put enough in my profile so a guy can figure out whether he really wants to go beyond the pix. My situation is more complicated than most, so I figure it is better to be upfront. But you're right, a lot of guys don't get beyond the pix before they send a message, "hot pix, sup?" icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 01, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    I'm working on mine. I don't like to be just a pretty face icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 01, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    Profiles can be a bit tricky for some people, I have a feeling the guys with really short bios don't know what to write or even how much information to give of themselves. They could also be closeted and are worried about being "found out" somehow.

    You don't want to write a really long bio as most most people scan through it or won't read past the first paragraph. But you don't want a really short bio as that doesn't tell enough about you (if you don't have enough pictures that show who you are)

    A lot of people browse through other peoples bios and see what they wrote/ how much they wrote but just write what you think you should for others to gauge who you are.

    If you really want to get to know someone best to do it in person.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 01, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    I MUCH rather when a guy writes a little bit about himself. Instead of the
    "Hey sup? I'm masc and built lookin for the same chill dudes".... why is all the importance placed on what gender association he has?

    Anyway, I think it's a good thing. It lets you know if you actually share any common ground, gives you an idea of whether he's more than just a hot body... not to mention you can actually draw on some of the things mentioned as a conversation starter... Rather shooting in the dark with 'hey man, nice pics, how are you?'... Do they actually have something to talk about or was all the interest placed on the pics!

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    Jan 01, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    Every individual likes to present themselves however they choose to do so. I guess even in that regard you'll be scrutinized.
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    Jan 01, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    I enjoy reading people's profiles. I used to do a lot of chat on here, but now I've switched primarily over to the forums. In chat, you can just ask people questions, and discover people that way. I wasn't really interested in detailed profiles then. But, in the forums, I like to read people's profiles and see why they answered certain topics in certain ways. Gives me more of a glimpse into their personality.

    Bottom line, if you don't like the longer profiles, well . . . don't read 'em.
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    Jan 01, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidWhat is the point of writing soo much about yourself? I like to keep mine short and simple because I figure most people don't read and I also feel like my mind and my thoughts change all the time so it's not like what is written is FACT.


    I read them. The offer a gist of style and personality. ;-) Also gives me an idea of who I'd be willing to invest time in getting to know.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jan 01, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidYou must not approve of my profile icon_smile.gif


    i like yours blacklab i even want to steal the "ps. your mom will love me part"
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
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    BlackLabSD saidYou must not approve of my profile icon_smile.gif


    i like yours blacklab i even want to steal the "ps. your mom will love me part"



    I give it to you, this way you don't have to steal it icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidWhat is the point of writing soo much about yourself? I like to keep mine short and simple because I figure most people don't read and I also feel like my mind and my thoughts change all the time so it's not like what is written is FACT.

    Most guys write the same old stuff and you talk to them and you wonder who really wrote that stuff about them icon_razz.gif

    It's like an ad that misleads you lol

    I have read some interesting ones here with guys who write essays for no reason!! People tryin to be different and witty, wtf?

    So is seeing a big essay good or is it bad to have absolutely nothing? Or even a

    "Hey sup? I'm masc and built lookin for the same chill dudes"


    Youre dumb.
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 said

    Most guys write the same old stuff and you talk to them and you wonder who really wrote that stuff about them

    I have read some interesting ones here with guys who write essays for no reason!! People tryin to be different and witty, wtf?

    So is seeing a big essay good or is it bad to have absolutely nothing? Or even a

    "Hey sup? I'm masc and built lookin for the same chill dudes"



    I am not sure what you expect in the profile. You seem to be critical of both profiles with not enough or no info and those that have a lot of info, and both profiles that are trying to be creative/original and those that say the same old thing.
  • Desmondlug

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    Jan 01, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Were all a piece of meat on the market trying to sell them-selves! lol.
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    I definitely like reading something in a guy's bio. Someone's personality can definitely come out of it. I get very sad when I come across a profile and want to see more of what they are about and they have absolutely nothing written. But then again that is what email is for I guess.
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    Hello JMuscle,

    You may be being a little too hash on people.

    Assume. for sake of argument, you are trying to attract a female. Do you keep it short and sweet ("Yoh, ladies, here are my stats, come and get it!") and attract every slapper in town (no disrespect intended to loose women ;) or do you tell your reader just enough to pique their curiosity and land yourself a real lady?

    Tom Cruise doesn't have to say much, but from what I've seen he is, what we in the UK call, a complete and utter wanker, so it pays to find out a bit about someone before bothering to meet them ;).

    Hope this helps,
    Brit.

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    Jan 01, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    It is better that you lay stuff out there rather than it become a contentious issue later.
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    I just try to be myself and let people know my interests. If they don't wanna read it... I know they don't really wanna get to know me, so it's their loss.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jan 01, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    Wouldn't you rather find things out in conversation rather than read an essay?
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidWhat is the point of writing soo much about yourself? I like to keep mine short and simple because I figure most people don't read and I also feel like my mind and my thoughts change all the time so it's not like what is written is FACT.

    Most guys write the same old stuff and you talk to them and you wonder who really wrote that stuff about them icon_razz.gif

    It's like an ad that misleads you lol

    I have read some interesting ones here with guys who write essays for no reason!! People tryin to be different and witty, wtf?

    So is seeing a big essay good or is it bad to have absolutely nothing? Or even a

    "Hey sup? I'm masc and built lookin for the same chill dudes"


    Some people actually have something to say. In some cases they even may have a point of view. Perhaps different from yours. This is sometimes looked at as diversity and there are some people who find that interesting. Your assumption that no one reads says more about the limited company you keep than anything else.
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidWouldn't you rather find things out in conversation rather than read an essay?


    I mean you don't want to learn everything about the person from a bio, but its nice to get sort of a brief summary of what they are about.

    1. It gives you points to talk off of and start conversation.
    2. It sometimes help you decide if they are someone you want to strike up a conversation with

    Then you find out more about the person through conversation. A lot of the time I won't e-mail someone that doesn't have a bio because I have no idea what they are about. But then again, if they post to forums then sometimes I can get what they are about from that and may e-mail regarding something they posted.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jan 01, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    KSUOWL said
    Jmuscle33 saidWouldn't you rather find things out in conversation rather than read an essay?


    I mean you don't want to learn everything about the person from a bio, but its nice to get sort of a brief summary of what they are about.

    1. It gives you points to talk off of and start conversation.
    2. It sometimes help you decide if they are someone you want to strike up a conversation with

    Then you find out more about the person through conversation. A lot of the time I won't e-mail someone that doesn't have a bio because I have no idea what they are about. But then again, if they post to forums then sometimes I can get what they are about from that and may e-mail regarding something they posted.


    Well yah I like when they say

    "no offense but I only like white, tall men"

    Makes my life easier icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    It saves having to explain the same things to different people. I'm lazy. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    People actually read bios??
    When I see a guy who writes too much I normally skip to another profile lol
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    Jan 01, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    snowboarder saidPeople actually read bios??
    When I see a guy who writes too much I normally skip to another profile lol


    For me, intelect and being well-spoken make me just as hot as a nice ass or really athletic bodies!