Faces Versus Bodies Photos

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    Jan 03, 2008 6:04 PM GMT
    OK - I know this is a hot button issue but still don't understand why some guys on here only post body shots. Afterall, this site is password protected.

    I personally feel that someone's face tells you much more about the person than a flawless muscular body.

    Any thoughts? Should we just assume the face shots are within the private photos?
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    Jan 03, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    Sweet Jesus in the morning! Does there come a point in discussing members' choices on RJ over and over where those members might cry "persecution"?

    My thought is that it is nobody's damn business why they picked the pic they picked to post!

    Give it a rest and go read one of the other threads on this topic!
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    Jan 03, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    Hi Allencommon,

    Your ID number makes me think you're a new-ish member, so welcome to RJ.

    Caslon's exasperation with this thread is shared by many here (myself included) because it has been addressed several times already.

    Here are just some of the old threads if you'd like to catch up:

    RJ members with no pictures

    faceless pics

    Why don't you have a clear face pic

    If you don't have a face pic...we're not a match

    The headless jock

    Do you ever get tired of torso shots?

    Pictureless profiles

    Faces vs bodies

    It's probably safe to say that every conceivable point of view has been hashed out (and re-hashed) in those threads.

    It would be great if there were an FAQ that listed "dead horses" for those who might not otherwise know...
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 03, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    wrestler_arg saidQue pelotudes mas grande!!! Cada cual hace lo que le parece o no?? Somos libres... Quien quiera poner una foto de cara, que lo haga, y quien no lo quiera asi, pues sencillamente no la ponga y listo... Terminado el problema... No puedo juzgar a una persona solo porque no muestra su cara en un perfil... Ok, si, escribo en español porque es mi lengua madre y porque me gusta hacerlo... Si entendes, barbaro! y si no... pedi que te traduzcan! BESO PARA TODOS!


    I have no idea what you said but I think it was so sexy. icon_redface.gif
  • drakutis

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    Jan 03, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    That was a good one!!!!!icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 04, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain, You are too cool!
  • UVaRob9

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    Jan 04, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    wrestler_arg saidQue pelotudes mas grande!!! Cada cual hace lo que le parece o no?? Somos libres... Quien quiera poner una foto de cara, que lo haga, y quien no lo quiera asi, pues sencillamente no la ponga y listo... Terminado el problema... No puedo juzgar a una persona solo porque no muestra su cara en un perfil... Ok, si, escribo en español porque es mi lengua madre y porque me gusta hacerlo... Si entendes, barbaro! y si no... pedi que te traduzcan! BESO PARA TODOS!


    Thanks. Now I know that while my conversational Spanish is incredibly rusty, I can still read it without problems. You're right: you can't judge someone just because they don't show their face in their profile. Thing is we've all come across guys who would be hot if you cut off their heads.
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    Jan 04, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    Yes - I did just sign up recently and thought I would get some perspective from the men of RJ. I know a lot of guys have their face shots within the private section.

    Maybe I was hoping Anderson Cooper is on here:-)
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    A photo of either a guy's muscular abs and chest or his tight bikini clad ass is all fine and dandy but an accompanying face shot would be very helpful in determining whether or not that person is compatible for you. Don't get me wrong, I love the body shots just add a face photo with the body shots. icon_smile.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 05, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    This, believe it or not, is not a dating site.

    Mike
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    Jan 05, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    I officially nominate MikeOnMain as the Official RJ Historian!!!!
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    Jan 05, 2008 7:03 PM GMT
    I find I like looking at the body shots, generally only for masturbatory purposes though. A face pic is always going to hold my attention. I prefer to keep mine all face pics for now because I'm trying to lose weight and nobody, especially me, wants to my muffin top flowing over the waistband of my C-IN2's. Seriously, someone looked at me at the beach last year like they were going to call Greenpeace to pull me back in the water. "Form a bucket line people. She's drying out!"icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 06, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    I love the humorous take the last entry had. This was meant as a fun forum. Personally, I have an account on Dlist and in general approve guys that are willing to show their faces. Whether that be in the main profile or private photos.

    I do notice that the ones with body parts tend to more often than not be the actual person. Especially if there is only one photo.

    www.dlist.com/haight
  • Timbales

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    Jan 08, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    my face is better than my body?
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    Jan 08, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    A person's words and actions will tell you more about them than a picture. I've never believed that oh so common phrase, "a picture is worth a thousand words..."

    Plus, this is - after all - a gay fitness community. My face isn't going to tell you about the size of my biceps, my workout routine, or my diet. It might tell you if I shave, if I wash my face, if I brush my teeth, or if I got sucker punched - none of which has anything to do with fitness... and none of which is really your business. As said earlier - this isn't a dating site.

    In the end - don't worry about it! If a guy has a hot body then good for him! Hell! Take a nice good look, and he might even have some great advice. He might not want to reveal his identity. Maybe he isn't out. He might not be comfortable with having his face online. Or maybe his face is just plain old hideous... Regardless, what is important is his physical fitness level, his goals, and his experience in the gym - not his eye color, facial hair, or his white teeth.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 08, 2008 11:23 PM GMT
    Jrdnstatz saidA person's words and actions will tell you more about them than a picture. I've never believed that oh so common phrase, "a picture is worth a thousand words..."

    Plus, this is - after all - a gay fitness community. My face isn't going to tell you about the size of my biceps, my workout routine, or my diet. It might tell you if I shave, if I wash my face, if I brush my teeth, or if I got sucker punched - none of which has anything to do with fitness... and none of which is really your business. As said earlier - this isn't a dating site.

    In the end - don't worry about it! If a guy has a hot body then good for him! Hell! Take a nice good look, and he might even have some great advice. He might not want to reveal his identity. Maybe he isn't out. He might not be comfortable with having his face online. Or maybe his face is just plain old hideous... Regardless, what is important is his physical fitness level, his goals, and his experience in the gym - not his eye color, facial hair, or his white teeth.


    Thank you Jrdnstatz, for your post. I couldn't have put it better myself.

    Mike
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    Jan 08, 2008 11:33 PM GMT
    Someone ring Chucky.
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    Jan 08, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    MikePhil saidThis, believe it or not, is not a dating site.

    Mike


    Poignantly said. And amen.
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    Jan 08, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    "we've all come across guys who would be hot if you cut off their heads"

    I think that's referred to as "butterface". As in, "she's got a great body, but her face, ugh!".
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    Jan 09, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    McGay said"we've all come across guys who would be hot if you cut off their heads"

    I think that's referred to as "butterface". As in, "she's got a great body, but her face, ugh!".



    Some people ya wish they cuts their heads off ^ he he he

    Others also well ya dont look at the mantlepiece while you are poking the fire so what does it matter
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 09, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    McGay said"we've all come across guys who would be hot if you cut off their heads"

    I think that's referred to as "butterface". As in, "she's got a great body, but her face, ugh!".


    LOL
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    Jan 09, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    I always prefer a face pic over a body one. I usually dont trust people who wont let me see their face.....

    If you're going to post a body pic as you main pic, make sure that somewhere in your profile you have a face pic.
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    Jan 09, 2008 12:07 AM GMT
    "ya dont look at the mantlepiece while you are poking the fire "

    For some reason, this calls to mind an incident I had in college. It was the morning after my band had played out and of course, I got loaded after. I woke up the next morning and opened my eyes to a shock. The ugliest girl in the world was in my bed. As quietly as I could, I left my room and found a bunch of people in my living room and I asked "who's the girl in my bed?". Nobody knew what I was talking about and about ten minutes later, our sax player (a guy) walked out of my room in his underwear. Nothing happened, I think, but, I was too embarrassed to ask and definitely didn't remember.
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    Jan 09, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    so the morale of the story is dont get loaded or you can wake up the next morning and find you had bad sax?????
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    Jan 09, 2008 12:13 AM GMT
    Or worse - NO SEX! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!