Hiding Behind a "Mask" ?

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    Aug 20, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    This is a question I have wondered for a long time and can't seem to really understand the logic behind it.

    Why do people that join gay websites not post a picture of themselves or have one to send to someone if asked what they look like?

    I struggle to find a logical reasoning for someone to hide behind the mask of an empty profile.

    Can anyone give a Valid reason behind this. My ignorance is seemingly amusing.
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    Aug 20, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    There are a gazillion threads asking this same question already. And we've found the answer. It's SHAME. You can now return to your regularly scheduled program. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 20, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    We're all free to be comfortable or to NOT be comfortable with any degree of disclosure and expression. Do your chances greatly decline of socializing and making genuine connections if you have an empty profile? No doubt. I want to see your face, but I'll fight for your right to not show if you don't want to.
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    Aug 21, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    ArmyDIver saidWhy do people that join gay websites not post a picture of themselves or have one to send to someone if asked what they look like?
    Because they don't find themselves attractive, and think everyone else will agree.

    So far this year I've "hooked up" with two of those guys, and both were smoking hot.
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    Aug 21, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    Quite a few of those profiles with no pics and/or blank profiles are actually straight women.
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1739175/
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    ArmyDIver saidThis is a question I have wondered for a long time and can't seem to really understand the logic behind it.

    Why do people that join gay websites not post a picture of themselves or have one to send to someone if asked what they look like?

    I struggle to find a logical reasoning for someone to hide behind the mask of an empty profile.

    Can anyone give a Valid reason behind this. My ignorance is seemingly amusing.



    Hmmmm. You're pretty!
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    The_Guerrilla_Sodomite said
    ArmyDIver saidThis is a question I have wondered for a long time and can't seem to really understand the logic behind it.

    Why do people that join gay websites not post a picture of themselves or have one to send to someone if asked what they look like?

    I struggle to find a logical reasoning for someone to hide behind the mask of an empty profile.

    Can anyone give a Valid reason behind this. My ignorance is seemingly amusing.



    Hmmmm. You're pretty!


    Seriously, +1.
    Just being totally objective about it too.

    Oh and since I got over my slight crush - I'll answer the question. I agree with you in the sense that having no pictures makes no sense to me. In fact, I try to respond to everyone who messages me and I'll even try to engage in slight conversation. If we're hitting it off, I'll buddy list, etc. But I definitely will not talk to people who don't have pictures (unless they're asking a relatively harmless question).
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    No masks here. Mine is fully off and I think both middle fingers are up.
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    In addition to the reasons stated above, the other big reason is because it is the internet and you have no rights, essentially. There are a lot of guys who have had their pics stolen and marketed on websites (straight and gay) without their permission or even used for deception. I've known 2 guys where I found their FACE PIC on a4a with a way different body pic/profile when clearly it was not them. I have also had my pic used when a guy, who was a stalker, decided he wanted to intimidate me into hooking up with him again. If you are a guy who is just starting to come out or are concerned about acceptance at your job, identity control is particularly important.
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    Aug 21, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
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