An Experiment.. (FYI)

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
An Experiment.. (FYI)
4
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:41pm

Hello everyone;

So I decided to try an experiment and it is doing okay.. Not great but okay for now.. LOL

I am on the free dating site Ok cupid and thought of putting a fun picture of myself on my profile.. So in the summer time I went to a Pirate festival and dressed up as a pirate. It was tons of fun and so my friend took a pic of me and I loaded it on my desktop.. Well then I thought what would happen if I put that pirate picture on my profile just for fun.. My usual pics are regular and just me so I thought this would be fun... I also was thinking why didnt I do this before...? Lots of people have fun pics right???

Anyway; So I put the pic on the profile and I have actually been getting more traffic and guys writing to me and saying hi or oh; you look cute as a pirate and on and on and things like that......So far there have been three men who replied  to me and that is  more than I usually get on the dating site...and there have been more men just looking at my profile...

One even asked me for my phone number..and yes I gave it to him.... He hasnt called yet but we shall see (LOL)

So is there something to this silliness and letting one;s hair down so to speak.. It kind of breaks the ice on the OLD scene.....

Ideas, opinions, observations?? anyone??????

Avatar for cfk_3
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-1999
Sun, 10-20-2013 - 11:09am

Oh dear, I've replied to about four posts and only two are showing up.  We'll see how this reply fares.   

At least your picture is season appropriate and it shows that you are a fun-loving person.  I don't see the harm.  You are already seeing favorable results so that's fantastic :)  Maybe you can start doing theme pictures . . . I love a theme, LOL.  You could be a pilgrim for T-giving and an elf for Xmas ;)  I'm mostly kidding but, what could it hurt?  The last time I looked at a dating site, it was an endless stream of the same sorts of pictures/poses, you could actually be on to something.   

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2008
Sun, 10-20-2013 - 12:00am

I say "got for it" Free. Gotta do something to get dates right? lol

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 11:08pm

Ha ha

Yes Peace I think you are right..

I am going to a costume party in November and have to decide what to wear.....I should def. look into something sexy and then take a pic and post that...I mean I am still holding up a bit.. (LOL)..Maybe a sexy wench or something !!!!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  this could get interesting.....................................................

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2008
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:50pm

It might be something to break the ice. I mean it's something that probably makes you stand out over the others and could start a topic of conversation like  "Oh so you like to dress up"   Just think if you wore your naughty nurse costume how many hits you'd get ; )