Sudden Attraction

  • booboolv

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    Sep 23, 2012 8:14 AM GMT
    I'm the first to admit I am not terribly attractive to most guys. Although I've made some significant gains in slimming down and improving my overall health, I get that I'm not Mr. Macho. While it has been a bit surprising (and frighteningly flattering) that a few guys have shown a preference for older, larger men such as myself, I am still unsure.of myself and my ability to perceive the intentions of others.

    The purpose of this post is to inquire about something I find odd. In the last few days I've received several RJ emails from men who's "first location" is Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. I have had one guy (from a less reputable gay dating site) try to romance money from me. I had to laugh because I don't have any money! LOL He was nice, but ultimately his story became increasingly unlikely and finally he "found himself in such a horrible position" as to need money from me. When I told him no, not ever, no way. he disappeared. haven't heard from him since.

    Are these more of the same?

    Thoughts? Opinions? Concerns? Suspicions?

    Thanks Guys.
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    Sep 23, 2012 9:13 AM GMT
    Internet scam! I'm going to be blunt here, and I know I'll offend some people. But internet scammers tend to prey on older single men (and women). The scammers think that this older set are single and desperate for any attention they get. Unfortunately, sometimes the scams work and people end up losing money and their livelihood.

    If I ever get messages from guys in countries that I've never heard of or countries that are known for cyber crimes/hacking, then I just ignore/block. If I get messages from guys in the US that are typically out of my league, then I tend to be suspicious. icon_lol.gif

    On a positive note, there are "daddy chasers". And I know someone out there will have a genuine interest in you. But I'd suggest trying to keep it local, or at least within the US. Makes it easier to meet up in person and see if they're legit.

    Good luck and congrats on your weight loss. icon_cool.gif
  • booboolv

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    Sep 23, 2012 9:24 AM GMT
    xrichx saidInternet scam! I'm going to be blunt here, and I know I'll offend some people. But internet scammers tend to prey on older single men (and women). The scammers think that this older set are single and desperate for any attention they get. Unfortunately, sometimes the scams work and people end up losing money and their livelihood.

    If I ever get messages from guys in countries that I've never heard of or countries that are known for cyber crimes/hacking, then I just ignore/block. If I get messages from guys in the US that are typically out of my league, then I tend to be suspicious. icon_lol.gif

    On a positive note, there are "daddy chasers". And I know someone out there will have a genuine interest in you. But I'd suggest trying to keep it local, or at least within the US. Makes it easier to meet up in person and see if they're legit.

    Good luck and congrats on your weight loss. icon_cool.gif


    Thanks for the positivity! I'll take all I can get. I have no doubt these people are scammers. As I review their contacts, some of them are almost identical in their verbiage. Besides, being gay in Ghana is a crime punishable by imprisonment. I kind of doubt they would be so forthright about their sexuality. It's kind of funny. My profile includes the words, "low end, dead-end job" so with just a little due diligence they should know better than to target me! LOL

    Oh, and I just love your "Dumbellina"picture. I LOLed at that one!