I "unhid" my profile

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I "unhid" my profile
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Sun, 01-10-2010 - 10:03pm
Well, new year, time to try something new, right? So I "unhid" my profile on POF. There are actually quite a lot of guys in my age group in my area and I don't have time to wade through everyone right now so I'll see if anyone contacts me. Since it's free I don't really care that much. I was going to wait until I got a photo but I didn't--maybe I'll have to ask my DD to take one of me before she goes back to college. That should be embarrassing. Otherwise I don't have a picture of myself that's less than 5 yrs old. So--wish me luck.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 01-30-2010 - 11:53am
I'm figuring now that I'm not really going to try until I get some pictures and I haven't been very motivated to do it, not even to try taking pictures of myself w/ the tripod. I guess I'm not that interested and I don't know why--maybe the cold, where I have to push myself to go out of the house. Psychologically, I'm definitely over the ex, hardly ever even think about him, and theoretically I would like to have a date, but I can't seem to psych myself up for all the stuff that goes into OLD.
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Fri, 01-29-2010 - 7:19pm

Let us know how it goes and good luck.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 12:18pm
I have an online "friend" from another one of these boards who has been very successful in meeting guys from meetup groups doing kayaking and biking. However, I really do not like those kind of activities at all and at this point in my life, I'm not going to try to re-invent myself to meet a guy and try to be something I'm not.
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 6:08pm
Nigerian penal code 419 =Fraud
Romance fraud etc
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 1:40pm

Men tend to gravitate more towards physical activity, so you might have more luck with the ones for hiking, kayaking, rock wall climbing, and bicycling, etc.


I like male companionship too much to give up. After my

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 12:28pm

The tourist thing is a good idea, since I work in a major tourist destination, it wouldn't seem that weird (except for the fact that i"m alone). And I could just ask my DS to take a photo so I could have one for Facebook.

Actually I just haven't been too psyched about doing OLD. I don't know--maybe I have the mid-winter blues, since I don't really feel like doing much of anything. I look at the profiles of guys and although some seem nice, I don't feel like contacting anyone. And what's strange is that not one person has contacted me. I know that I don't have a picture, but last summer w/ the exact same profile, I got several contacts w/in the 1st week, so I'm wondering if it's really "unhidden." But it's not like I'm caring that much either. So when I really feel like doing it, then I'll get that picture. It's good POF is free, cause otherwise I'd just be wasting my money. But when I did OLD years ago, I must have been more excited about doing it, because I did pay then for match.com.

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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 12:23pm
I do belong to a couple of meetup groups--the first one was to watch movies & then go out after. It has been in kind of a lull, but seems to be picking up a little. The other one is for going out to eat. Both of them are theoretically coed, but 90% women. I am enjoying the dinner group, though--have met a lot of nice women in my age group who all seem to be totally done w/ meeting men!
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 12:20pm
What are 419's?
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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 11:00pm

My experience of POF has been that without a picture you only get strange (usually married) men contacting you. So a picture is very important.

A way to get a picture without involving anyone who knows you is to go to a tourist site and to ask a perfect stranger to shoot your picture (with your camera) in front of the tourist site. ;)

But I got my daughter to take my picture by saying that we didn't have any recent pictures and I wanted a couple of her and she should take a couple of me. One of these came out quite nicely and I have posted it.

Best wishes for a great new year of OLD!

Bela

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Registered: 12-26-2009
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 10:30pm

Good luck, good luck, good luck!

Be with someone who knows what they have when they have you!

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