GreenHopper saidTrust me, Ive met a lot of assholes on here.... but also a lot of very polite nice men too.... When you ask for help on here, they begin reaching out en masse.. it ws a very touching experience for me when they did thatGreenHopper
is one of the nicest guys here on RJ, and what do you know, he's good-looking human as well! Who would've thought that's possible in the gay world?!
To OP: I would say look at how many mutual buddies they have. If they have a lot, that means they are willing to engage in interesting conversations with interesting people (and hopefully that's you). If they have a very small buddylist that look like it's consisted of Abercrombie and Fitch models, chances are they won't respond unless you also look like those fitness models. I usually stay away from those profiles like a plague.A few more pointers:
1. Like others said, don't do one liners. If you say "sup" or "how are you", there really is nothing to respond to that.
2. If you would like to meet a guy, take time to read his profile, read what he posted, and get a sense of his personality, interests, likes and dislikes. These things help conversations go a very long way. Obviously if you don't share common interests, the conversation will just stop.
3. Post often and write interesting or insightful things. Try to be yourself as much as you can. If people like what you write, they will contact you as well. Hopefully it's a good looking guy. Yes there are good looking guys who appreciate a good mind in this site.
4. Take time to buildup your reputation here. RJ is a social site so intelligence, lightheartedness, and humor together will carry you a long way. The key is to know that there are topics that are for serious posts, and there are threads that is designed for a little fun and banter. Know the difference in those threads. If it's a serious topic then obviously try your best to contribute and offer insightful solutions and such. If it's a lighthearted thread then you can crack some context-specific jokes. It'll make good impression with people.
OK hope this helps! Oh, welcome to RJ.