in person vs. on photo


  • Nov 02, 2009 7:22 AM GMT
    I often find people more attractive in person than on photos. Those things likes gestures, expressions, attitude, overall vibe kept me interested about a person than just merely good looks and good bodies. what do you think?
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    Nov 02, 2009 8:37 AM GMT
    collegemuscleboi saidI often find people more attractive in person than on photos. Those things likes gestures, expressions, attitude, overall vibe kept me interested about a person than just merely good looks and good bodies. what do you think?


    I´m thinking that I´d like to see you in person then, as the pics are amazing

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    Nov 02, 2009 8:39 AM GMT
    I think you're right. It works both ways too - Sexy hot pics don't always equate to good chemistry and sometimes guys who look plain in thier pictures can be sexy as hell in person.
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    Nov 02, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    It's important to remember that users actively, consciously choose their profile photos. It's a presentation, an audition of sorts. Usually people are quite different looking/acting in person, which is neither good/bad, simply is.

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    Nov 02, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidIt's important to remember that users actively, consciously choose their profile photos.


    This doesn't just apply to websites where people are trying to look as cosmetic as possible. In any real-life situation your attraction to other people will be determined as much by personality, intelligence, manners, dress, posture, etc, as by their physical features. Plus there's often a certain X factor that you can't define but makes that person light up the room for you.
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    Nov 02, 2009 2:10 PM GMT
    I find people's faces always seem thinner in person.
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    Nov 02, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    With most people I attribute characteristics to them based on how they look that are nine times out of ten, inaccurate.

    Pictures are just pictures, there's no way of knowing what a person is really like without meeting them. All photos are not created equally, some people are really attractive in person and completely NOT photogenic. Others take terrible photos and are totally hot in person.

    Photos are good guidelines but I don't think they are ever 100% reliable.
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    Nov 02, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    Of course this is true. It is rare to find someone who looks exactly like they do in their photos.

    And don't get me started on those guys who get their photos professionally done. So you as an observer create this fantasy based on this professional image. And then you see the real person and think - WTF!!
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    Nov 02, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    I like to be behind the lens rather than in front of it. I like photography.
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    Most of the people I meet in person have a head attached to their body.
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    Nov 02, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    I'm definitely not better looking than my photo's (unless you ask my mother). I just take 500 to 700 pictures of myself and pick the 'good' one if one exists. That's what I put on my profile.

    I've found that some people look better, some look worse, most look just like their photos. As for professional photos, (assuming there's no retouch work), then usually they do look the same as long as they are posed the same way and in the same lighting.

    Persona can have a huge effect on someone's look in a real life meeting. That effect could be positive or negative.

    I exclude my bf from this discussion though, since I've got an incredible bias about him.
  • drypin

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    Nov 03, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    If I had a dime for everyone guy who told me I look much hotter than in my photo... I'd have at least fifty cents! (Well, I'm not a slut or anything.)

    For whatever reason, nonprofessional photos often don't capture what's sexy and professional ones tend to overdo it.

    So far I have not been so foolish as to make a date with someone merely because they had hot pics for that very reason.

    At least if I have to choose between being hotter or less hot in person, I'll stick with the former
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    Nov 03, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    Blondizgd saidOf course this is true. It is rare to find someone who looks exactly like they do in their photos.

    And don't get me started on those guys who get their photos professionally done. So you as an observer create this fantasy based on this professional image. And then you see the real person and think - WTF!!


    And don't get me started on those headless torsos that aren't even verified. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 03, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    Ganymede0 saidAnd don't get me started on those headless torsos that aren't even verified. icon_rolleyes.gif


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    Nov 03, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted said[checking my profile for headless torsos] icon_razz.gif


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    Nov 03, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    collegemuscleboi saidI often find people more attractive in person than on photos. Those things likes gestures, expressions, attitude, overall vibe kept me interested about a person than just merely good looks and good bodies. what do you think?


    Looking at a guy in pics is great..but then you see them in person and either their gestures or manners just turn you right off...
    And again, people are more animated in person, you can see them smile, or a light in their eyes when they talk etc..those are the things that not only lure you in like a photograph, but keep you captivated..

    Its kinda cool that you appreciate a person for being a human being rather than just a photograph
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    Nov 03, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    Someone can look totally different in person, for better or worse. If I intend to meet someone I usually will want to speak to them on the phone beforehand. How they act, sound, their thought process, mannerisms, etc.....all are at play in terms of who I find appealing. I've been told many times by my friends "you can do better" but I guess I don't have that mindset.
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    Nov 03, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    My comment doesn't really apply to RJ as I don't tend to meet guys from here; just not many local. But on other "networking" sites, I've definitely discovered that everyone can take one good photograph; lol! I do think with 3-4 pics, you can get a sense of someone's spirit.
    As far as mannerisms, those can also work as a negative. Handsome guys who turn out to be somewhat "girlish" are not so attractive once revealed. Not that I don't have queeny friends, I just don't want to make out with them.
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    Nov 03, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    I like to believe I look slightly better in person. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 03, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:03 PM GMT
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:14 PM GMT
    A picture may be worth a 1000 words, but there is nothing like meeting the person live. I've been very fortunate to meet some of my "internet buddies" in person... and each time it's awesome. It's like re-discovering what made me want to be their friend in the first place.
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    Nov 04, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    Everyone try to look their best on internet....I dont really see the point in taking 1000 pictures of myself in the mirror,and post the one were I think I look the best.Thats why I dont do internet dating.
  • demonicius

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    Nov 05, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
    snowboarder saidEveryone try to look their best on internet....I dont really see the point in taking 1000 pictures of myself in the mirror,and post the one were I think I look the best.Thats why I dont do internet dating.


    i think u right but not it all, may be true that the people who put their pictures on the intenet sometimes does not match the original, they could put up pictures of fake or she/he was editing a picture, but not all,
    iam use my orignal foto icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif