The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures

  • adventurejock

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    Feb 17, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    It’s better to smile
    You shouldn’t take your picture with your phone or webcam
    Guys should keep their shirts on
    Make sure your face is showing

    These were extrapolated from a straight site.

    http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/2010/01/20/the-4-big-myths-of-profile-pictures/

    What myths are there for gay profile pictures?
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    Feb 17, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    Cool. It looks like I got it right. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 17, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    For Gay Profiles I think there's a difference, it runs more like:

    1) You must have at least one token webcam or cell phone shot. Usually taken in a bathroom mirror. Often showing off the phone itself as well. That way everyone without an iPhone is jealous.

    2) At least one shirtless pic is expected. Probably flexing and in something skivy (shorts or underwear), but not totally naked. That way you're already teasing some.

    3) Strike your most masculine pose. Even if you like figure skating and Liza Minelli, wear a sideways hat, wife beater, and pose like a wannabe gangster to try to illustrate your butch side.

    4) Everyone seems to have at least one (or more) "naughty" shots. But don't post them in the public forum, save that for the "intimate" chat conversation, or for that guy you "just met" and have already "fallen for."

    My sarcasm is duly noted.

    And really, I think there are no set "rules" and if there were, everyone breaks them.
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    Feb 17, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    (1) torso shot needed, esp if you are top
    (2) ass pic also preferred, essential for bottoms.
    (3) face pic nice.
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    Feb 17, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    why should i play by their rules?
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    Feb 17, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    Chaaxwvn saidwhy should i play by their rules?


    Iz true... the body pic is much more important for gay men than for straight men... let´s not pretend icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 17, 2010 7:42 PM GMT
    it may be, but when you end up talking to someone dont you imagine talking to their face? and not their bod?
  • calibro

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    Feb 17, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    I gotta say I don't think those are myths. I love it when a guy shows off his smile. I don't get the whole I'm a model so I pout and never look at the camera pose.
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    Feb 17, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    I hate smiling in pics and very rarely do it... unless the photographer or director tells me to...

    All shots of me that have been published... I'm not smiling.
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    Feb 17, 2010 8:56 PM GMT
    myth number 1 - if i don't have a single profile pic, other guys will automatically believe every description i give regarding my stats and appearance. it's amazing in 2010 how many image-free profiles there are, and the many different excuses offered as to why they're pic-free.
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    Feb 17, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
    tallhairy saidmyth number 1 - if i don't have a single profile pic, other guys will automatically believe every description i give regarding my stats and appearance. it's amazing in 2010 how many image-free profiles there are, and the many different excuses offered as to why they're pic-free.


    You mean that pic-less profile guy might be LYING that he has Brad Pitt's face and Jesus's abs?

    Gay men NEVER lie (note sarcasm)... they're just REALLY bad at measuring.
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    Feb 17, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    meh i dont really care, if anything headless pics are usually annoying if its the main pic
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    Feb 17, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    NanjingCowboy said
    tallhairy saidmyth number 1 - if i don't have a single profile pic, other guys will automatically believe every description i give regarding my stats and appearance. it's amazing in 2010 how many image-free profiles there are, and the many different excuses offered as to why they're pic-free.


    You mean that pic-less profile guy might be LYING that he has Brad Pitt's face and Jesus's abs?

    Gay men NEVER lie (note sarcasm)... they're just REALLY bad at measuring.


    jesus had hot abs?

    jesus-christ-1.jpg
  • swimjohn

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    Feb 17, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    tallhairy said
    NanjingCowboy said
    tallhairy saidmyth number 1 - if i don't have a single profile pic, other guys will automatically believe every description i give regarding my stats and appearance. it's amazing in 2010 how many image-free profiles there are, and the many different excuses offered as to why they're pic-free.


    You mean that pic-less profile guy might be LYING that he has Brad Pitt's face and Jesus's abs?

    Gay men NEVER lie (note sarcasm)... they're just REALLY bad at measuring.


    jesus had hot abs?

    jesus-christ-1.jpg



    haha that's exactly what I was wondering when I read that
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    Feb 17, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    Well no, Jesus didn't have hot abs in THAT picture!

    But in SOME icon_smile.gif

    And it's a line from "500 Days of Summer" anyway.
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    Feb 17, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    I think they refer to the crucifixion when they talk about this...

    ex.:

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    Feb 17, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    DolGe saidI think they refer to the crucifixion when they talk about this...

    ex.:

    3457632135_8cc0107219.jpg


    yeah jesus does look ripped there. i can see what madonna sees in him.
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    Feb 17, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    *giggling uncontrollably*
    I love all the Jesus references!!

    I like knowing if there's a hell I will be in good company.
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    Feb 20, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
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  • Timbales

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    Feb 20, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:00 PM GMT

    hmmm...we have buddies on our profile page that are faceless (torso) or have no pics public.

    Guess what? We've seen them, here and on Facebook. Some of you looking at them would have to have your jaws surgically re-attached. They're breathtakingly handsome in our opinion, but for various reasons, good reasons in our opinion, they keep themselves private.

    Look at the current conditions in the US; so many places where you can get fired just for being perceived as gay. If faced (no pun intended) with the choice of,
    'Do I post my pic up and worry over the risk of loosing my home and job, or is my pic more important than food on my table?' we think the solution is privacy and discretion.

    -Doug and Bill of meninlove
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    ^^^ YAY!! Thanks for pointing that out for those of us!! And I have face pics in pvt that I do unlock!