Why do guys use fake pictures?

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    Jul 22, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    Hey guys..I am still fairly new to these kind of websites (meeting other men). For various reasons I am very discreet/not out. One thing I have noticed from my experience was the high percentage of fakes. So my question ss...why do guys use fake pictures? I mean sooner or later they are going to be exposed...so why do they do it?
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    Jul 22, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    nycusa05 saidHey guys..I am still fairly new to these kind of websites (meeting other men). For various reasons I am very discreet/not out. One thing I have noticed from my experience was the high percentage of fakes. So my question ss...why do guys use fake pictures? I mean sooner or later they are going to be exposed...so why do they do it?


    Because:

    1. They have no intention of meeting you, so the getting exposed part is not a given.

    2. If they have to fake, they're unattractive, and guys who look like you wouldn't ordinarily talk to them at all. But if they use the pictures of someone hot, presumably you will talk to them. In their minds it may not be much, but it's not nothing either, which is what they usually get.

    3. They will sign off and later have a major wank session with you in the starring role.

    Creepy, huh.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 22, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    Fear of rejection; insecurities about their body, acne, body hair, scars, etc; trying to get sexual attention anonymously online; the thrill of being exposed; wishful thinking?

    Any number of reasons.
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    Jul 22, 2008 11:56 PM GMT

    How do you know who the fakes are?
  • swimbikerun

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    Jul 23, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    How do you know who the fakes are?

    Verify in person.
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    there's a lot of fakes on here who IM you and want you to get on cam for them...but of course they dont have a cam, or any real pics...

    what is up with that? is it SOOOO obvious that I'm a cam whore?
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:02 AM GMT
    Cause they're LAME!!!
  • UncleverName

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    Jul 23, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidwhat is up with that? is it SOOOO obvious that I'm a cam whore?


    Judging from some of your posts? Yes! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    Because they are usually stupid and three minutes into a conversation will say things that contradict themselves...
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    i don't use fake pictures ...

    it's just not my thing ...

    i have nothing to hide ...

    i am real ...

    all i can say is that ...

    those guys using fake pictures ...

    are very very ... insecure ...

    or maybe ... they are hiding something ...

    something that they are not proud of ...

    cheers !!!
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  • GQjock

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    Jul 23, 2008 12:07 AM GMT
    Assume all to be fakes until proven otherwise...

    Saves time and eye rolls that way icon_rolleyes.gif

    This is the land of make-believe

    Where fairies can have bubble butts and six pack abs even if they haven't been to the gym in a year and a half
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jul 23, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidFear of rejection; insecurities about their body, acne, body hair, scars, etc; trying to get sexual attention anonymously online; the thrill of being exposed; wishful thinking?

    Any number of reasons.



    Now, why couldn't someone have told me that icon_confused.gif


    But seriously, RJ is one gay site, where if you are not that attractive (although it is just assholes that are not attractive) it is OK to put your real photo up. All kinds of guys will talk to you, and respect you. There is no need to lie on RJ.

    Just look at my buddy list. And that is not all the nice guys that I have chatted with.

    This is what makes RJ the best gay website of all time.


    Jeff icon_question.gif you can put that cheque in the post icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    [[b]quote][cite]UncleverName said[/cite]
    tommysguns2000 said

    Judging from some of your posts? Yes! icon_biggrin.gif[/quote]

    hmm...I cant imagine to which post you might be referring, unclever. perhaps u can be more specific...
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jul 23, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    GQjock saidAssume all to be fakes until proven otherwise...

    Saves time and eye rolls that way icon_rolleyes.gif

    This is the land of make-believe

    Where fairies can have bubble butts and six pack abs even if they haven't been to the gym in a year and a half



    We should assume you're a fake icon_question.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jul 23, 2008 12:28 AM GMT
    I have a little confession to make, one of my pic's is photoshopped icon_redface.gif

    But it is me icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    MikePhil saidI have a little confession to make, one of my pic's is photoshopped icon_redface.gif

    But it is me icon_neutral.gif


    which pic? the one where you made yourself look like a van? you're a photoshop master!! LOVE IT!
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    sluggo_la said
    MikePhil saidI have a little confession to make, one of my pic's is photoshopped icon_redface.gif

    But it is me icon_neutral.gif


    which pic? the one where you made yourself look like a van? you're a photoshop master!! LOVE IT!



    No the van is not me icon_lol.gif I guess you could call that one a fake icon_lol.gif

    In fact the two photos are there. Photoshopped and unphotoshopped. I put both up in case I was accused of photoshoping my photos. Well I did with one, but the original is there also.

    What can I say............I always try to look my best icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    Cuz I really look like this.
    Ape-White-Smiling.jpg
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    PEOPLE ARE LIARS.

    u can hide behind the facade of pics and fake identity and toy with ppl. even though they may be exposed down the line they can always pack up that profile and open a new one with new pics. some ppl are jsut sick. there was one guy i was talking to on here who had up some very obvious fakes. i aksed him y he used fakes and he denied it till finally he came true and said because we wouldnt talk to him unless he had up good looking photos. some ppl dont like rejection hence they fake it. it is what it is.
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:19 AM GMT
    I can see why people would create fake profiles. Like others have said, it's really hard to get people to even talk to you when you're being friendly unless you look like a model. It's a sad reflection on the "community" that you have to look like a model to be worthy of someone's friendship.

    I would never condone making a fake profile though because it can't ever lead to anything meaningful. Besides, deceiving people is never a good thing. But, I can see why people would be enticed to do so.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    all my pics are fake
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    Well if we catch a fake, we can burn him in effegy... with a real picture...LOL

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    sluggo_la saidwhich pic? the one where you made yourself look like a van? you're a photoshop master!! LOVE IT!


    LOL icon_smile.gif

    My secret hobby is reporting fakes on RJ. I've lost track of my kill count, but it's probably nearing 100 now.

    Join me in my quest!

    Together, we can all make RJ safe!

    Act now and get a free uniform that looks disturbingly like the Chinese Secret Service!

    Ice cream socials for all agents on Tuesdays!

    Wednesday dress-up days where we get to wear our special Fake Patrol patches!



  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    iguanaSF aka "The RJ fake pick killer said:


    LOL icon_smile.gif

    My secret hobby is reporting fakes on RJ. I've lost track of my kill count, but it's probably nearing 100 now.





    So share with us how you determined who was fake, how they were "routed" out and how you reported them.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidCuz I really look like this.
    Ape-White-Smiling.jpg


    I love that pic. It's like he's saying "How YOU doin?"