I have had a profile on an OLD site for a few weeks but I really never check the site & kind of forgot about it. Everyone says don't contact guys first (which I don't really agree with) so I haven't even bothered to look that much at the profiles. Plus I don't have a really good picture. I figure I'll put more time into it after I get a better picture.
So I was surprised to get an email today, but all it says it "hi." I find that really annoying, like the person didn't even have time to read your profile & write 2 sentences that showed that he actually noticed you instead of saying hi to every woman in his age group. His profile actually is ok but 2 other things bothered me 1) he didn't have a picture and 2) he is of a different race and I would prefer to date people of my race--there is a big enough choice there. I do feel rude just ignoring him. I feel if I say it's due to his race then I sound like a bigot, which I'm not.
Plus what do you do if someone doesn't have a picture? I remember the time about 10 yrs ago when I didn't post a picture on line (a lot of people didn't then ) but I had some pictures I could send. It made me feel much worse if someone asked for a picture and then said "never mind" after I sent it. How do you get around that one?