Profile positives.

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    Nov 12, 2008 7:14 AM GMT
    What is it about a profile on here that really catches your eye?

    What makes you take more then just a passing look at the guy in the pictures?

    What makes you want to say hello or makes you too nervous to even do that?


    Eye-catching: Gotta say, it's when I see a pic that shows the guy in an interesting or funny way. Something other then a modle shot or a "look at all my muscles" shot. When I'm reading, it would be more of how he explains something or and interesting quote or anecdote. When something they write makes me sit back and think, that is such a turn on.

    If I feel like they might be a good person, I will usually try to start up a conversation, or just even say hi and plop in a cheesy pic.

    The ones that make me too nervous to talk to are the ones that I just don't think will even want to talk to me or have me talk to them. Don't really know how to describe it, but it's mostly a feeling.
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:48 AM GMT
    I'm on another site and guys say I'm intimidating because of my interests and pictures (which are mostly the same as here) but not in the physically intimidating way... What makes me want to read more about a guy is if he has something really unique in his profile... the first thing that gets me to a page is the picture though, and i'm a sucker for cute guys... whether or not they are shirtless...
  • RSportsguy

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    Nov 12, 2008 10:17 AM GMT
    I usually go to a profile when I read something interesting or funny in one of the threads here. I do admit that I have went to profiles when I see an awesome pic on someone especially if it is on the 'verified' list.
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    Nov 12, 2008 2:17 PM GMT
    im not gonna lie, but the first thing that brings me to someone's profile is a picture. We are all guys, thats just natural. What keeps me there is always based on what they say. I like someone who is whitty and intelligent. If a profile has nothing written in it, im gone! sorry boys! lol
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    Nov 12, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    what get's my attention? daniel ryan's astonishingly handsome face. what a great smile!

    so yeah, pics of handsome men with BULGING muscles! shallow moi? icon_lol.gif

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    Nov 12, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    One of 3 things takes me to a profile. The picture or a compelling forum comment or a msg to me.

    What keeps me there is good photography and/or pictures that tell me who they are and/or what they like.
    As descriptors:
    Things that define them as individuals in the sense of what makes them unique (but not in a superior way). Experience without ennui. Happiness that comes from appreciation or accomplishment and a sense of gratitude in life.

    What sends me away is:
    One or two pics and nothing about themselves or the most generic info:
    About Me:
    I'm a laidback, masculine guy.
    Looking for:
    other laidback, masculine guys.

    20 pictures that are the exact same pose in 20 locations.
    Lists of everything they don't like or don't want or complaints.
    Relentless self promotion.
    Political manifestos that say nothing about the individual.
    List age as 99.
    Has music that plays automatically.
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    Nov 12, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidOne of 3 things takes me to a profile. The picture or a compelling forum comment or a msg to me.

    What keeps me there is good photography and/or pictures that tell me who they are and/or what they like.
    As descriptors:
    Things that define them as individuals in the sense of what makes them unique (but not in a superior way). Experience without ennui. Happiness that comes from appreciation or accomplishment and a sense of gratitude in life.

    What sends me away is:
    One or two pics and nothing about themselves or the most generic info:
    About Me:
    I'm a laidback, masculine guy.
    Looking for:
    other laidback, masculine guys.

    20 pictures that are the exact same pose in 20 locations.
    Lists of everything they don't like or don't want or complaints.
    Relentless self promotion.
    Political manifestos that say nothing about the individual.
    List age as 99.
    Has music that plays automatically.




    This is how I function here as well ! Of course what kind of guy in the picture is what gets my attention first, then a clever or intriguing profile heading or quote.
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    Nov 13, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    Yeah, I'm definitely a sucker for a good picture... But I really enjoy profiles that have something to say. A good profile says something about you, lets me know your interests, gives me a clue on how to strike up a conversation.
  • dfrourke

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    Nov 13, 2008 4:13 AM GMT
    clever pictures and anything in your profile that touches my funny bone, I usually will make the first move and comment on...

    I typically don't profile hunt or search...if you write in the forums and say something
    1. I completely agree with
    2. I completely disagree with
    3. that makes me laugh
    4. that makes me think

    I often times will look up your profile to see more about who you are.

    - David icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 13, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    i'm not sure i can really say something new and different that others above me haven't already. two things draw me to a profile; a handsome mug, and an interesting comment in a forum post.

    when i get there, if there's something to read that pleases either my brain or my wang, i'll stay. and as has been said, if there's very little content on a profile i'm quick to leave.
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    Jan 05, 2009 8:16 AM GMT
    Yeah, I'd say pic attracts me first, then profile, and then if they're verified. If they have nothing on their profile, I'm gone.
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    Jan 05, 2009 9:31 AM GMT
    I check out pretty much any profile. I'll only write a guy if he has something funny on his profile like maybe some video clips, something funny in his profile text, or maybe a funny pic. I wouldn't write a guy because I'm interested in him unless he lives here in Vegas or his name is jakebensonicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 05, 2009 9:31 AM GMT
    I'm pretty new to this site. Browsing profiles is kinda weird and not so intuitive. I usually click on profiles from other people's Hot List or from the forum posts.

    Things that catch my eye and makes me check their profile..

    - Interesting comment in a forum post.
    - Great smile/energetic expression in their profile pic.
    - A very well-built body in their profile pic.
    - Clever/funny/interesting username.
    - Guys local to me.

    I usually don't initiate conversations when I see an interesting profile. I'll just add him to my Hot List and move on. But sometimes I'll just send a quick note to compliment a guy on some recent achievements, like if he competed in a bodybuilding contest or triathlon or knitting tournament. icon_lol.gif

    But generally, I think that most guys don't want to get involved with deep conversations unless you're exactly their type of guy. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 05, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
    mmm gotta say the pic is what catches my attention icon_wink.gif Then if he´s into stuff I know about, is funny, I like his music or I´m drooling over the pics I´ll say hi. There´s no-one who intimidates me so that I´d not say hi. I´m not asking to marry them. What is the worse that they can do? Not reply. I can cope with that icon_rolleyes.gif

    Oh and I toyed with the idea of ditching my music for bgcat57, but I like it. Sorry mate. If you can´t take my mambo... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 05, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    Are you asking if they are interesting enough to look at or interesting enough to respond to?

    Truthfully, I would have to say it's a mixture of both visual and reading that catches my eye. I look for certain things in a pic like humor and and a smile. A physically hot bod helps too. LOL. Once that's been established I go deeper into reading profiles to see if any other interesting things can be found out about a person. Something that will make me reply to a profile with the intention of just being a chat buddy.

    As a compliment to a few of you here on this site. Someone of you have some damn interesting profiles and I sincerely wish I lived closer to ya'll so I could be a good buddy.

    Alot of you need to work on being more creative when creating your profiles. The pix are hella nice but what does it say about you when you don't have much to say about yourself or what your goals, likes, dislikes and so on?

    Still kudos to jaw droppin' pix though icon_razz.gif
  • hartfan

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    Jan 05, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    I'm probably in a glass house and shouldn't be throwing stones, so if I say something inappropriate or hypocritical please feel free to hit me on the head with a jackhammer.

    I like profiles that appear genuine and tell me something about the person that makes me want to talk to him to find out what he's like. But I will confess that I have checked out profiles based on a cute or interesting picture. I guess I can be pretty shallow too.
  • DiverScience

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    Jan 05, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    I'm visual. A hot pic (preferrably not headless) catches my eye. But then I want to see more photos where the guy is doing fun things, enjoying themselves, not just more hot torso shots.

    Beyond that, something to imply a real person on the other end of the screen. Interests, something unique, something that shows a passion for life or an interest. This can be a few words, or photos, or almost anything, but to catch my eye there has to be more to your profile than, "I like going out." and modeling glamour shots.
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    Jan 05, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    Having a face picture, one with a big smile helps a lot. Let's face it we are all into the physical attraction. That main picture should say I'm fun, Im happy or different than the rest. I hate cookie cutter pics and profiles. All about the different and unique qualities in men.
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    Jan 05, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    Being that men are "visually" stimulated... I def hit a profile for a look that "attracks" me intially by the pic.
    If there is only one pic, I move on quick (if I look at all) since often one pic = fake profile.
    Then I'll read the info and 1st and foremost - a guy with humor keeps me wanting more.

    If a profile (even if just the header) reads arrogance, cockiness... I'm gone
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    Jan 05, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    Sure, the hot pics make me click a profile to see if there are more. But the main reason I'd click is when I've read an interesting or thought provoking comment in the forums and I want to respond. I'd also send a message if I wanted to share something private or offer someone support. And my hope is that we could be RJ buddies.

    A interesting profile is one where the guy's put some thought into how he describes himself and his interests. If he's able to do it in a clear, witty, intelligent manner with a lot of humour then that's very magnetic to me. I like guys that are real, can share a bit of their vulnerabilities as well as their strengths. And a face pic is desirable - I like to know who I'm talking to. (I understand some guys are reluctant to post facepix for personal reasons and I respect that).

    I agree that the automatic music start-up is annoying - especially when you have a lot of tabs open and you have to hunt for the one playing music to turn it off. (This is not the same as saying 'don't have music).

    As I read this I wonder if my profile meets the criteria. Any feedback to ramp up it's 'sexiness' would be welcome.
  • brownguy

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    Jan 07, 2009 7:03 AM GMT
    Big pecs.

    lol no for real though....

    Simply anything that shows a REAL side to someone. I stress that a lot. I like seeing when someone isn't afraid to show who they are, whether it be a hobby they really enjoy, things that really motivate them, or showing honest emotion.

    I can definitely appreciate a hot guy like the next guy, but most "hot" guys I meet come with a complex. I hate to stereotype, but its what I've run into.