People with NOVELS for their PROFILES

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    Nov 19, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    Do you get the feeling that guys who write long, intensive, "About Me's" and "What I like" in their profiles would probably be very hard to get along with in person?
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    Nov 19, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    Nope. They're providing the reader with a ton of info to start a conversation about. Breaks the ice easier. icon_wink.gif


    This, "Hello, I just read on your profile that you like xxxxx and have been xxxxx as well as xxxxx.. I've been studying xxxxx and ran into this problem......xxxxx xxxx x xxxxx xx. What do you think?"

    .... as opposed to starting up a conversation with someone with a very brief or non existent profile.
    "hey how r u?"


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    Nov 19, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidDo you get the feeling that guys who write long, intensive, "About Me's" and "What I like" in their profiles would probably be very hard to get along with in person?

    Some social online sites provide those fields for "about me's" and likes & dislikes, so I guess some of us assume that's a pretty standard way to do a profile, even if the format with some is less structured.

    The ones I don't like are all poetry & sentiment. And my biggest pet peeve, no paragraph breaks, just a huge lump of unbroken text for 25 lines. No chance I'm gonna wade through that and make my eyes cross.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Never see my myspace. Its the novel that is my life. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    If it's a big long manifesto of what they do and don't like and look for in other people or potential partners...yeah, it might foretell some issues getting along with folks. If it's just a long rambly 'hi, nice to meet you, this is some stuff to give you a better idea of who I am' monologue, I think that's okay.

    I like quirky, interesting profiles. They're more compelling than empty ones. Clicking on an empty profile (especially if the member is hot) is kinda like opening a Christmas present and finding it's just an empty box...it's disappointing.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    I like I likes. I don´t likes I don´t like so much.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    I think the younger ones write more because they are more comfortable with it then us older ones are in revealing so much. The age of exposing yourself on the internet can also be interpreted as a way of letting people know what you are about.

    That said...I'm a writer and always say too much, write too much, talk too much.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    oooooo judge me next.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    No, I don't think so. The substance, more than the volume, would tell for sure, however.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    Pinny saidoooooo judge me next.


    LMFAO...

    very funny Pinny icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    WildjokerQ said
    That said...I'm a writer and always say too much, write too much, talk too much.


    Amen, PREACH!
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 19, 2009 7:37 PM GMT
    theantijock saidgoldilocks_large.jpg


    This is a fairy tale. Are you saying we are all fairies? Do the fairies amuse you? j/k
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    It's all in how you use your word count. Not how many words you use.
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    I had nothing else to do...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 19, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    i like reading the profiles but i skip all those stupid girly quizzes .
    i also check who's on their buddy list, who they find hot.
    i often read the profiles before looking at the pretty pictures.


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    Nov 19, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    No, I don't get that feeling. In fact people with 'novels' written in their profiles are, if anything, easier to get along with than people who write absolutely nothing. It shows they are willing to divulge some of themselves to others, and that sort of openness is necessary in order to talk and get to know someone.

    It's good to see that a guy not only has a good body, but also has something going on between his ears. Guys with personalities are way more interesting and attractive than brick walls.
    If an about me section can convey that someone is in fact interesting, then it's a positive thing.
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    Nov 19, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    Does anyone actually read them? After about the 4th line. I'm done.
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    Nov 19, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    lol, reading these replies is like reading the results of inkblot tests on people.
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    Nov 19, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
    I used to have a long profile, and it's a great way to filter out people. There are many guys who can't stand reading more than a few lines, and these are the types of men I wouldn't want in my life regardless.

    Short profiles don't give you much to jump off from in terms of starting a conversation, as well as the profiles that speak only in generalities or the "alpha gay" stereotype ( str8 acting Looking for same MASCULINE ONLY!!!!!).

    Anyone who says they read the profile first before looking at the pictures is a liar (I mean, it's physically impossible, since the pictures load at the top of the page!) but I've never messaged a pretty boy without the profile text to back him up.

    There are tens of thousands of profiles on here, and millions on other sites. You've got to be unique one way or another.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
    I like a happy medium. Enough so you can get a little background on the person, but not too much. There are a few here that give a biography and usually look for the condensed version... after all, if its well done I (or anyone for that matter) might be ever more curious and want to talk....

    If you provide the history of man.... and forget it!

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    IMHO (though not without exception):

    I don't mind if it's longer and an interesting description about themselves and what interests them.

    Long lists of 'likes' tend to be somewhat dull when they lack explanation. Long lists of 'don't like' things indicate the level or extent of limitations that the guy has.

    Political, religious or other cultural manifestos indicate someone who likes to talk a lot but not really listen much at all. This also tends to be someone who only likes people who completely agree with everything they say and think. There is no line between fact and opinion here.

    If the profile is of incredible length, then I tend to think they've either way too much free time, or they're a little off balance.

    Of course, the profile that's too short or empty tends to indicate: fake profile, no interest other than of the prurient type, laziness, dull (the I want you to entertain me type) and/or uninspired, or paranoid (if not from a death to gays country/state).
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    It aint no different then people writing novels for postings either....you think anyone seriously reads the whole damn thing....Gay man attention span is all of about 2 secs...and bored with an LTR in about 2 mins!!.....LOL
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    Nov 19, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    bgcat57 said
    Political, religious or other cultural manifestos indicate someone who likes to talk a lot but not really listen much at all. This also tends to be someone who only likes people who completely agree with everything they say and think. There is no line between fact and opinion here.


    While politics have always interested me greatly, I've come to the realization that people who are ignorant of it are usually happier.

    And on most things, I'm completely open to other people's opinions, but for me, when it comes to music...you're right: : There is no line between fact and opinion here."
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Celticmusl saidThis is a fairy tale. Are you saying we are all fairies? Do the fairies amuse you? j/k


    Checked out a bar for the first time near my new location the other night. Some guy, guessing mid 30s, tries to get into my pants, all the while telling me how looks don't matter (but he thinks I'm really good looking), telling me it's the substance of a person, not his outward appearance (while he comments on how masculine I am) and then he doesn't even have the decency to tell me woof, (but instead just grabs my ass). I'm 52 and I've seen this all before.

    So, ya, well, (got that you're kidding but since I'm on a roll) I'm not that gay. I'm not even into fairy tail. It just seemed so goldilox a presumption. This guy won't even show his fucking face, that guy told me too much about himself. My hot list precludes you from even emailing me. What's the difference between reading someone's tea leaves at a bar or ignoring their profile here? Where is that perfect bed?

    Ya wanna get to know someone who said something you might have found interesting? Get your nose out of their fairytale profile; engage them instead.



    Ahh....OK, I like your last paragraph....

    I read each profile with a grain of salt. The profile states who they think they are, not really who they actually are.

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    I actually prefer to look at pics, video clips, or listen to a playlist. Typically, I find that after reading a guys biography, I really don't care to know them anymore haha! Many are flat out exhausting. Rarely do I find one that keeps my attention.

    Besides, I think it's really hot when a guy can say alot with just a few words.