What not to write

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Registered: 10-16-2006
What not to write
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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 6:27am

I know that both men and women lie about their age in their profiles, but this one was a first for me. I heard from a guy who lists his age as 49 (I'm 56). In his email he says that his age is really 56, he just "hit the wrong buttons" and is "trying to figure out how to fix it." Pul-eeze. In the time it took him to write that he could have gone on match and changed it. I haven't looked at his profile so I don't know his height, but he also calls attention to the fact that he is very short.

Unless he is incredibly dense, I know he is listing his age as 49 so that he will show up in more searches. Kind of sad, really. And I wonder if he's really 56? Maybe he's 66?

I would also recommend striking "I look younger than (insert age)" and "Many people mistake me as younger" from your profile. It just makes you seem insecure--whether you are or not. If you've got photos posted, they tell the story. That is, if your photos aren't 10 years old.

Sigh.

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Fri, 10-15-2010 - 8:52pm

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Wed, 10-06-2010 - 10:39pm

He could absolutely correct the age IF he really wanted to.

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Registered: 10-02-2003
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 10:00pm

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that statistically speaking, the Average American woman is a size 14. Since I wear a 12, I say that I am average if that is a choice. I prefer to put 'curvy' since Men who like smaller busts need not apply. Hope that wouldn't be considered a misrepresentation.

RE; the age thing...I have a good friend who is 48 but on his profile says he is 38!!! I have harangued him about this endlessly but he prefers to date younger women and swears that if he posts his real age he only gets contacted by 40 somethings regardless of what he puts in his profile. He really doesn't look 48, but i don't think he looks 38 either. However, I can't say he is very mature either, and I think he gets exactly what he deserves...meaning the girls he dates tend to be very immature! Duh!

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Registered: 10-16-2006
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 8:09pm
I'm not surprised. But after all, what used to be a size 8 dress is now a size 6, so no wonder women are confused! ;-)
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 4:25pm

I only have looked at women's profiles but almost every one of them states how they look younger than their age.



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