Sherrie Hewson, a TV presenter in the UK, recently revealed that after signing up for an online dating website she received an unexpected and unsolicited full-frontal image of her correspondent’s genitals.
It’s something many women have experienced online and, although Hewson tried to make light of it she was left feeling shocked, and quit the site.
A friend of mine, we'll call her S, met a real doozie online. She said the guy was attractive and smart in his profile; flirty and nice in communication. In his profile, he says he's done everything, seen everything, hooked up just to have sex, etc., but is now looking for an intellectual connection.
They get to emailing, he asks her out, she agrees, and then he comes out with: "I feel like I should be up front and let you know that I'm not looking for something serious; more of a sexual connection." What? If you can understand that and want to get a drink, let me know." He writes back, "Sure, if you want to get a drink' I'm up for it." She is confused (Why did he put quote marks around "drink"?
What do you want to achieve by doing the online dating thing? If you’re only interested in hooking up with women, posting a shirtless pic is certainly one way to communicate that.
I know I can be traditional, to a fault sometimes, but the whole “sexy pics” thing is something I’m not budging on.
You’re a straight dude and trying to decide which pictures to post to your new online dating profile.
At some point, you will probably ask yourself: shirtless, or no shirtless pics?
Two head shots and three full body shots (all tasteful, of course).
These photos are so that any guy I’m talking to knows exactly what I look like.