Update your photos online?

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Registered: 05-26-2003
Update your photos online?
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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 2:36pm
Last week I made some changes which do alter the way my *old* photos appear and was wondering how important it is to take these down (they are recent) and take new shots? I got my hair highlighted from light brown to semi-streaked brown/blonde which I love and I also got about 4 inches off so it is shorter.

I like my new look and don't feel it changes my appearance dramatically, however, I don't know when I'll get around to having new photos taken. Do you think it would be all right to mention in an email my hair is alittle lighter/shorter? If I don't mention it, do you think it is being less than honest?

summer

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Registered: 08-07-2003
Mon, 09-22-2003 - 2:50pm
Hi,

Congrats on the new hairstyle! It sounds very cute. As for changing photos - I think that's up to you. If the photos are still a fair representation of what you look like and are recent, then I think they're fine and I wouldn't even mention the change in hairstyle unless it comes up in conversation. I also changed my hair - cut off several inches and got highlights - after the photos I use online were taken, and I have yet to update the online photos, and no one has even noticed the difference until I pointed it out (slight changes in hairstyle are just not that big of a deal to most guys). I'm thinking it's time to do update my photos soon though, just b/c the photos I have are approaching a year old and that's a little old.

ginger

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Registered: 05-26-2003
Mon, 09-22-2003 - 4:26pm
Thanks Ginger! I didn't want to misrepresent myself and at the same time, didn't feel comfortable explaining in an email..."oh, btw, I highlighted and cut my hair, but I still look like my photo really"....:)

I have had a lot of men talk about how women do not look like their pictures (usually it is a weight/age issue) or they comment how women post photos that were taken 5-10 years ago. I guess I wanted to be sensitive to honestly representing myself without having to give an explanation each and every time. I'll see how it goes when I meet someone new and hear their feedback.

summer

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Registered: 07-05-2003
Tue, 09-23-2003 - 8:38am
Most men feel misled if the photos are very old or misrepresent body style. They don't usually notice things like hair. Even in ongoing relationships, how many men notice when their SO changes her hairstyle/colour? Unless it's a drastic change (or he hates it) men generally don't pay attention to this sort of thing.

In my online photo my naturally dark brown hair is auburn. Right now, my hair is light brown with blonde highlights. I frequently change my hair colour, style and length. If a man asks about the photo, I do mention that my hair looks different now but otherwise I don't bother mentioning it.

jhoover

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