Faces Versus Bodies

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    Jan 12, 2007 3:52 PM GMT
    There is no doubt that Real Jock has some of the sexiest bodies across the web world. However, I love seeing a handsome face to go along with it. So many profiles tease you with a beautiful body and the face edited out. Let's see the entire picture.
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    Jan 12, 2007 3:58 PM GMT
    Yeah I have to admit I'm a sucker for a great smile so I tend to notice the face first. I can understand guys not posting their faces for whatever reason, but it's hard to get too interested until you see the it all-the eyes, the mouth, the whole face.
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    Jan 12, 2007 4:22 PM GMT
    gotta give it to those guys (myself included :) ) who just put up faces, the body is a suprise if a guy is lucky enough to get that far. lets try not turning this place into a sex pot like all the sad sites before it.
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    Jan 12, 2007 4:39 PM GMT
    surely an online community like this is actually celebrating the male physique. To a certain degree i agree with the notion of not turning this site into a 'sex pot', but a "gay fitness community" is certainly celebrating and showing of the body achievements of other men?

    And you can't beat a killer smile with eyes to dive into
  • jbchitown

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    Jan 12, 2007 5:12 PM GMT
    I don’t object to the body shots and I can respect the need for being discreet but I like when you can see both the body and the face. I hope to be updating my photos soon to include more body shots. This site and the fact that I want to look good for an upcoming vacation have been a real inspiration. Wish me luck :)
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    Jan 12, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    Right, I don't think it makes you better or worse. In any case, I don't know what you can do to keep it from being sexual to some degree. It seems to be the nature of things like this. I'm glad the forums are here to help introduce person behind the pictures (showing faces and bodies or not).

    And you've got it exactly, Surfwarrior-a killer smile and eyes. And I think the definition for each is going to vary by the individual.
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    Jan 12, 2007 6:39 PM GMT
    very true, i stand corrected, this site does appreciate the male form, of course its only natural for body shots....hm, something for me to consider : ).
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    Jan 12, 2007 7:25 PM GMT
    many times people dont put face pics up because of how rude others are about it. "Oh you have a great body but your face i can do without." The same is true the other way around so that in the end no one is satisfied. I do agree with this site being one for those who keep in shape and play sports etc etc. thereby making it more about the male physique but one picture of each is good. If you aren't out perhaps a different site could be made?
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    Jan 12, 2007 8:28 PM GMT
    the easy accesible private picture function on this site allows you to have a face picture if you want and give it out when you feel comfortable.

    Plus the excellent IM's also aloows the web cam access.

    I feel you get best off all options from this site
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    Jan 13, 2007 4:59 AM GMT
    Have spoken to several guys, with only body shots. When pushed for face shots too, some clearly were NOT the ones who were showing off their bodies.

    *sigh*

    Why lie?
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    Jan 13, 2007 10:03 AM GMT
    im pretty ok with my body i just think theirs an ego factor involved there which doesnt interest me or at least i try to keep in check...thats not to say Christ some of them are hot! The strip across the eyes that makes me look like a convict off the six a clock news? Well this sight has its share of weirdos and im just covering my ass...ahem...so to speak... (arggg...der may be a storm brewen :P )
  • leaozinho

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    Jan 13, 2007 1:33 PM GMT
    I have to say this is a great topic. These Forums are really varied and provocative.
    I have been blessed with a handsome face, youthful looks and blue eyes that people seem to notice. On the other hand, I was always a skinny kid who was not athletic and was made fun of for being 'gay'. I have struggled with my own body appearance for years. Some guys are 'face', 'smile' or 'eyes' oriented and some are body oriented. I am attracted to guys with 'better' bodies than mine because I have felt lacking in this area.

    -Michael
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    Jan 14, 2007 4:12 AM GMT
    I think that a good body turns me on more than just a pretty face, but that I would probably be more inclined to go out with a "pretty" boy who might not have the best body. Ultimately, people with great personalities are the most attractive to me (i.e. kind, loving, funny), and I think that these attributes are better conveyed through someone's face than any other part of their body. maybe at the beginning of a relationship you see someone's body a lot ;) -but in the long run you are going to be seeing someone's face a lot more...which to me, makes it a more important asset.
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    Jan 16, 2007 11:35 PM GMT
    I want to see your face. I want to see your body too - don't get me wrong - but I want to see your face. I don't hotlist someone without a face pic (unless I know them).
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    Jan 17, 2007 11:08 PM GMT
    For me, a man is a total package. Face, body, personality, interests etc..

    When I see a nice body on a guy, but don't see the face, or vice versa, it's just fantasy. I might be attracted to it, but I don't know the guy, he could be a complete prick.
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    Jan 18, 2007 5:33 AM GMT
    I think many here are using fake photos. It's so easy to get "certified"...and all should, even (like me) if you don't have that ripped out body that appears in the headless shots that many post.

    I also wonder why people would be worried so much about security here. This is clearly a gay website...and someone from work (home, school, blah, blah, blah) would have to be actively looking for you to find you here...what with the pseudonyms.

    On the other hand, I have to say that I joined very recently (in the last week) and already have had more nice encounters/conversations/picture exchanges with guys than I have had on match.com in the last year.

    But I agree...there should be a face picture, and this is a site for guys in shape with a commitment to athletics, not a general "pick me up" site.
  • leaozinho

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    Jan 18, 2007 1:29 PM GMT
    I agree with the last post, hot bodies are great to look at but a face is very important to know the person it shows more about you character and soul than a torso, or pair of legs, cock or ass.

    so please, include your faces. don't be shy.

    get verified.

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    Jan 18, 2007 10:49 PM GMT
    Nice body pics are great but a nice body pic with a good looking head attached gets the second look and possibly an introductory note.

    However, I dont think face shots should be mandatory. I think its imperative that we keep the community open and inviting for everyone in their varying comfort levels. I just started showing clear face shots within the past year because of previous bad experiences.

    While its true this is a gay site, and most people on here are actively looking for other gay individuals, it only takes one shady guy to forward your pic to his straight hag girlfriend who then makes a big deal of it. Now that my family knows, its less of a concern for me... but we have to consider those that are not as comfortable as many of us, and allow them to do whatever they feel comfortable with, whether its a headless body shot, or a headshot close enough to count their pores... :-)
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Jan 18, 2007 11:54 PM GMT
    Here here Puma84 I agree with you!

    It is the face that most conveys one's personality.
    I am amazed when guys send you a picture of their dick or ass when you ask to exchange pix.
    As for the covered face shots or NO face shots in profiles... why? what "weirdos" are you afraid of ?

    PS: Puma84.... I also play vball -- Competitive, indoor six man in NAGVA primarily. Hope you do as well.
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    Jan 19, 2007 12:09 AM GMT
    Good points also in the latest few posts. I don't think face shots should be mandatory. I was just wondering what the big deal is about not showing them.

    Yes, I realize that someone may see someone they know here and forward that picture to a girlfriend/boyfriend. But think about it, that person would have to be on a devious search from the get-go. RealJock's website is not even that well known among gay men, let alone people who would be looking to blackmail or cause trouble for people on here. True, two people who have profiles on this website, for example, may have a hook up and one can then cause trouble for the other, if they want to. But, by that time, it's too late anyway...the cow's been let out of the barn.

    As a subsidiary issue, have you noticed the headless "hunk" shots from guys who are looking for sex hook ups AND who claim that they are in a "Monogamous" relationship. Too funny.
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    Jan 19, 2007 4:36 AM GMT
    three hundred percent face. you can't tell much about a person by just a picture, the size of his guns, or the packs of his abs, but the face gives you amazing hints that the body never could.
  • m1941426

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    Jan 19, 2007 11:26 AM GMT
    I always look at the face first, if I like the face I continue with the rest of the body, if not, I don´t look any further. The face is the most important part of the body
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    Jan 19, 2007 10:57 PM GMT
    Gidday, being in NZ there's only a remote chance to meet some of the guys on this site. But I joined recently as I wanted to chat to like-minded lads for training tips or on shared interests etc. The pics on my profile I took only to guage my progress, hence no head shots of below, only above. For those lads without face pics, well it's yr choice after all, and no-one should have the right to criticise, but (there's always a but:)) this seems to be a gay site with mostly likeminded lads, so don't be worried about being "found out"...if yr NOT OUT....just like me. Be proud of what you look like, the whole 100%.
    Rob
  • canuckdave

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    Jan 24, 2007 9:04 AM GMT
    the eyes are the window to the soul...let's see your heads guys!! You look silly decapitated.
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    Jan 25, 2007 9:22 PM GMT
    I understand that some men are not comfortable with themselves enough to show their faces but for me thats what I will notice, if I notice anything at all in person....

    A nice physique takes hard work but that can always be taken care of....your face is another matter all together

    Heh!...you wouldnt want me speaking to you gawking down at your chest or worst your crotch, would you!?