brunogodoy saidAlright... ya'll do have some pretty legit answers, and yeah, I do regret starting out with that picture. No lie. But hey, we all gotta learn one way or the other. Let's change my picture and see how much people really want to get to know me? Which I doubt will be many.
Like I said, this life is really new to me, and so far the majority of the dudes i;ve met, don't really represent the gay community well. From what I've seen, its all about lust! Say what you want, don't really give a damn. I have all the reason to think that way... just wanna find a few gentlemen to change my mind about all that.
Hey OP, listen I do feel for you because I was in a similar situation and in fact ended up doing the same method that you just said you are going to try now where I had no identifying picture and if someone wanted to get to know me then I'd unlock my privates photos with my identifying pictures in there. People often misconstrue that as being unconfident or wussy etc, but honestly for me, it was a method to weed out those who were just interested in hook ups and those who would actually be genuinely interested getting to know me without having to see first my skin.
Unfortunately to tell you the truth, yes most of the time you will go by unnoticed but you will come across one, every now and then, nice person who is in fact interested in getting to know your personality first and can become good friends.
The truth is, since people can't see your face or your body they probably won't read your profile at all. I'm not saying all, but most won't bother (at least in my experience).
Granted I have come across a few forum topics about particular members who turned out to be fake using fake pictures, so I don't know if this particular "community" is still jaded from such experiences because apparently they were close to one who turned out to be fake (or so it seemed).
Anyway, I do wish you all the best and hope it actually works out well for you.
Just incase you were wondering why the 'hidden', I eventually went one step further where now I'm hidden and just like to post in forums and hope someone can appreciate what I have to say not because it's my askewed and far-fetched way of finding someone; I've decided to scrap that and just try to offer good advice/counsel and hope it's received that way.