The United States is a Big Place

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    May 26, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    I ponder many things ...

    Why do many profiles have "United States" as their location? There are so many excellent guys on this site, I only write to them if they're close, are ten-and-a-halfs, or have written something intriguing. Why limit your chances if you're looking for someone? Why leave out your state or town?

    I also wonder why so many people refuse to give their first names. Do they really fear someone will say, "Gee - I knew a Mark in Canada once - that must be him!"

    Also, also, why do members without pictures join in on threads such as "Say something about the looks of the person above you." That's just silly! icon_surprised.gif

    Why do so many people have in their profile "If you're actually reading this and not just looking at my hot pictures...?"
    I mean, the only people that will read that are the people you're not addressing. Ha!

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    May 26, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI ponder many things ...

    Why do many profiles have "United States" as their location? There are so many excellent guys on this site, I only write to them if they're close, are ten-and-a-halfs, or have written something intriguing. Why limit your chances if you're looking for someone?



    Am I reading this correctly??
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    May 26, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    GordHunter said
    JohnSpotter saidI ponder many things ...

    Why do many profiles have "United States" as their location? There are so many excellent guys on this site, I only write to them if they're close, are ten-and-a-halfs, or have written something intriguing. Why limit your chances if you're looking for someone?



    Am I reading this correctly?


    ten-and-a-halfs lolz. That sounds so stupid. Who says that?
    "oh, he's a ten-and-a-half! lemme send him a msg!" *WINK WINK

    "Maybe that ten-and-a-half will like me, cuz im a 3!" "ten-and-a-halfs love 3s!"


    no.
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    May 26, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    the world may never know.
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    May 26, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter said
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    Personal online security is a big reason, I would think. Avoiding stalkers, ID theft, and maybe prevent being outed to family, friends and at work, of concern to those shielding some or all of their gay lives from others. Or simply hiding their presence here from their gay lover. And perhaps just an old fashioned sense of privacy.

    So you make your profile vague and non-specific, difficult to identify you from the info. Not every guy here is looking for someone to meet this way, the site itself satisfies enough.
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    May 26, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    I leave out my town because I don't really have roots set anywhere any more.

    And I never refuse if someone asks me my name, but I'm not gonna advertise it either.

    I do agree with you about the profile with no pics thing.
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    May 26, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
    I leave out my city because no one gives a shit. icon_lol.gif