What are men thinking online? Part IX
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|Thu, 07-24-2014 - 12:24pm|
I suppose nothing really surprises me online. It's bad enough that we get men in wife-beater undershirts (or less) taking cell phone selfies in their bathroom mirror, but I got an email from a guy and in his profile was a first for me: him posing with a dead ram he had shot. He had his rifle laying over his arm and was holding up the poor animal's head. Eeech.
I freely admit that hunting is just not my thing. I'm not completely against it, but I don't want to see dead animal photos. I also don't see myself with an avid hunter. But that's just me. This man was otherwise educated and had a professional job. But then, when I read the profile, he had two references to sex. Now I'm definitely into sex, but I'm not a fan of bringing that up in either your profile or a first email. It's off-putting, no matter how delicately you phrase it (and his wasn't delicate).
I suppose a good rule of thumb for men when contacting women is to think: would I say this to a woman if I were meeting her at a cocktail party? Would you walk up to her, whip off your shirt and say, "I like making love all afternoon."? Would you go drag a dead ram into the room and show her? Or a dead fish? So, just a little friendly advice to men who may not be getting replies: check to make sure you have your clothes on and there are no hunting photos or sexual references. Just don't go there. It might help your chances.