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@worldwise1 (14888)
United States
September 5, 2008 1:08pm CST
Something just occurred to me as a result of responding to my friends requests. This is not the first time I've wondered why it is that some members are noticeably "stingy" with their personal information on their profile page. I don't know about anyone else, but I hesitate to accept someone as a friend who won't even reveal whether they are male or female. What's to hide? It's understandable that some would not want to reveal their location for one reason or another, but does it speak to their honesty if they don't reveal anything at all about themselves personally? I consider it important to some discussions to know if you are addressing a male or a female. How about you?
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• United States
10 Sep 08
The gender of my friends doesn't matter.If I need only men or only women to respond, I'll say so in the post but most of the time my posts are for anyone who can respond.As for friends, I never even look to see if they are female or male. I look to see if I can respond to any of their posts. In fact I have a fgrioend I just knew was male but it turned out to be female.Oops.
@winterose (39923)
• Canada
7 Sep 08
information on the internet can always fall into the wrong hands. There are hackers, identity thieves, you name it. So I can understand why some people are cautious like that.
@weemam (13389)
5 Sep 08
I agree pal it is nice to know if they are male or female and I also love to know at least the country they are from ,but times they are a changing as the song says , People are so scared of identity theft :( xx
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Yes, knowing whether someone is male or female is very important because in responding to their post or replies, what would I call them? It?
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 08
I hear you my friend and I too feel the same, unless you are going to be upfront about yourself then how can you possibly expect to make true friends? It's like life you only get out what you put in, so if you don't bother to do anything with your profile it's like saying you ain't bothered in finding friends, which is a great shame because it's them who's missing out. I also feel the same about avatars, but that's my own personal preference, and nothing against those who don't chose to use their own pic as their personal avatar. But it's a happy medium isn't it. As to whether you are addressing male or female well that I think is a bit silly to be honest!