Why do some people use 'sexy' pictures for their Mylot?

United States
December 20, 2006 3:02pm CST
Do they think it's going to attract some great, hot person that wants to instantly marry them and take them away? Sheesh! I am always amazed at people and the way they think on the net. Do you find that there are way too many out there looking for their rich lover with the perfect body to scoop them up and take them away? I think it's hilarious!
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I do feel that people use sexy photos to attract more attention to their discussions and their profile. I stay away from those profiles unless they have a good discussion topic. I am sure there are some people on here looking for either their soulmate or something else. I am afraid to ask though. LOL
• United States
21 Dec 06
I agree with you.. some things are better left untouched! lol
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
24 Dec 06
Sexy photos attract more men to respond and to add to friends list, in many cases you will find an ugly man looking for a few more cents behind these lovely sexy pics LOL
@playgirl (1359)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
they might be thinking it will be a lead to open their profile and so people can see their discussion and reply to it
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@BoomYes (137)
• Indonesia
21 Dec 06
yes. some people use sexy picture to attract people so they can earn more money. i had that thought before but then i didn't do it because it's not real. internet just wont make it. but my friend do married with her internet lover. and they have lovely girl now. so there's still a chance to make relationships trough the net
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• United States
21 Dec 06
I guess, but personally I don't even look at the pics.. then again, I'm not looking for my next catch either! lol
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• Ireland
20 Dec 06
I don't know why they use these pictures. Maybe they just need something to boost their ego. My daughter and my son met there spouses on the net but they just posted a photo of themselves in their ordinary everyday clothes. My younger son showed me a beautiful picture of a girl he had met on the net. She eventually came to Ireland to stay with us for a holiday. Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw her. This wasn't the girl I saw in the picture. This girl was as ugly as a plate full of mortal sins. Even her personality was different, and after a month of her company I was thankful as I waved good-bye.
• United States
21 Dec 06
ROFL... omg... I can imagine your faces when she showed up not being the picture!!!! lol Sheesh! I'll never understand that concept either. Like they're going to be so dillusional when you get off the plane that they think you DO look like the pic!!! lol
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@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
20 Dec 06
Well, I thought your bee with the pointy nose picture was very sexy! Ah, don't waste your energy. People are going to use whatever they like. I don't think they're doing it for any real reason other than fun.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
Wooohooo... my next catch! If you're a hockey freak like me (obviously by the Oilers logo) I guess it's true.. we meet our soul mates via Mylot!!! lol BTW... I'm a bit colder version here... I'm a nasty frosty with hockey gloves! lol
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@patootie (3593)
20 Dec 06
My avatar is called "Gurgle" .. it's very much like how I feel when I wake up first thing in the morning ... I have fibromyalgia syndrome so I'm a 'slow starter' when I first wake up ... poor old 'Gurgles' somewhat surprised or startled look is me dragging the covers back and trying to work out what day it is .. who I am .. and what I have to do that day ... heheheh ... DOH !!
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• United States
21 Dec 06
lol... exactly... yours shows your personality... so does mine. I'm a Pittsburgh Penguins fan and hockey phreak so the 'holiday' version is a rabid snowman! lol I have a friend with Fibro and she used to get up each day and drop into the hot tub. She's lost a ton of weight now and says she feels so much better. I hope you find some type of relief! I know how painful it is!
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@BittyBiddy (2903)
• Ireland
21 Dec 06
I don't know why they do that either. As a married woman who's been through it all I think it would be preferable if the men posted a photo of their wallet. Which reminds me I must change my photo.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
lol... that might not be a true pic then either!!!! How many do you think would stuff their wallet with paper to make it look fat?!!! hehehehe
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• United States
21 Dec 06
I can always give an accurate picture of my wallet, just look at a blank piece of paper and you have a perfect picture of the inside of my wallet! :-)
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• United States
22 Dec 06
lol... greyone.. I think I was married to you!
@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
20 Dec 06
By the way, sometimes they get what they want... A friend of mine, a lady older than me is now happily married! Her husband isn't very rich but they are happy together. She is actually very smart and is helping him a lot with his business. And it all started with a 'sexy' picture on the net!
@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
21 Dec 06
It's actually not quite my style, I'm afraid... I wish my friend all happiness of the world etc. but I guess, I couldn't do so. By the way, she was searching about 5 years until she found her mr. Right. I'm happy with my financial independency and indigent BF... lol
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• United States
22 Dec 06
You and me both... happy like I am!!! I think it often amazes people that I PREFER to be single now. lol Hey, I just laugh when they are all yelling about their significant others driving them nuts. I smirk and say, yeah... that's why I have a disposable man... send him home when I'm done with him! lol
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I know I asked that last week. The girls look like hookers. I guess they are just dreaming. I think it is hilarious too. I guess we have great minds for thinking that.
• United States
21 Dec 06
lol.. well at least many of us agree
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• United States
21 Dec 06
I think people do it to attract people to their discussions. I happen to like my picture. I dont think that its sexy but I do think that it looks nice. I think a true pics say the kind of person that you are .
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• United States
21 Dec 06
Yours is more attitude and you happen to be nicely dressed. It's not all boobs and butt like some!!! I like your pic too.. you look like a lovely young lady with a nice smart a$$ attitude! lol
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• France
21 Dec 06
it is surely to attract
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@amafrias (456)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I don't get it either, all I can say is I never use pics or avatars like that because they attract the wrong kind of people. I guess those are the people that use them ..lol I hate it when i am on like Yahoo talking to my mom or Sister, the only people I use IM for, and someone always has to pop up with that A/S/L? crap..Ever heard of Hello? Or right away, do you cyber? What is up with people? Or am I just getting old? I don't think thats it. I think some have class and some do not. I have met people years ago online that I still keep in touch with to this day, and are really good friends, but they never said anything like above. I kind of like my Avatar here...I must obey my weiner dog, or she sleeps on the couch instead of with me..lol
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• United States
21 Dec 06
Oh I've had them use HOW BIG ARE YOU ... for the first comment. LOL Ignorance. I told one guy they were negative DD... my bags busted and I'm now concave. Some people just have no class I guess. I actually love the avatars that show your personality. I don't mind a pic of a person, that's kewl too but the ones where you look like boobs with a head are just a bit much! lol
@shooie (4985)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I think people just use pictures just because. I don't think there is any reason behind them. Why did you pick the one you picked. I picked mine because is easy to spot and well I like cherries thus the cherry tattoo on my ankle. I really don't think it really matters.
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@Violette13 (1048)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Mine is a picture of me, but it's just one i happen to like. XD In my case though i'm not looking for a "rich lover" or anyone else to scoop me up and take me away, i just use this one on all the forums i post at. o_O
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• United States
21 Dec 06
I think in our society, being sexy is so prevalent that it's considered a norm. Therefore, people who do it see nothing wrong with it, feel it's perfectly normal, etc. Personally, I think it's silly.
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@perugu (5281)
• India
21 Dec 06
hi,its simple to attract SOME FOOLS to get responsesmore.add friends requests more...and they are succeding in some members cases...i observed in few cases like that.
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
No kidding, it's pathetic. No way I would do that. Fine you don't want to put a real pic of yourself, I don't like that idea either. In fact I may scare some people off LOL no just kidding, I think... choose something you like or find interesting to use for your avatar. You do that, then no one will question anything.
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@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
so they can attract other people using fake pics...lol
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• United States
21 Dec 06
and miss each other at the airport as they meet in real life... and spend money on a hotel room they need to spend the night alone anyways!!! NOW I understand! lol
• Canada
22 Dec 06
I can see it now.....Fred meets Terry....fred likes terry...fred send pic of brad pitt and says it him....terry sends pic of pam anderson and says its her...fred flies to terry...they meet in airport...fred and terry...both huge enormous fat lying b*stards....lol
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• United States
22 Dec 06
lol.... end of story!
@ais_nedla (163)
• United States
21 Dec 06
cause people wanna get laid. like me, im usin my puppy pic cause i wanna sell her. shes just a lazy nasty ill tempered puppy. so puppy anyone? anyone?
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@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
21 Dec 06
oh that is so cute. I like your sense of humor, and the puppy looks cute, not ill tempered..boy I wanna cuddle her, the brat!
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@Dennik (539)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
It is they choice to be that way. We shall respect them for as long as their not crossing any boundaries. Do you celebrate Christmas? If yes, I will take this opportunity to greet you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (though is not yet Dec. 25, I may not have a chance to greet you anymore so I will do it now). http://dchallenger.blogdrive.com
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• United States
21 Dec 06
Thanks... and you're right.. it's their choice. Was just trying to delve in and figure out why! lol
• United States
21 Dec 06
Its not to find someone, it is simply to try and become the most popular by getting people to add them. They just want to be seen as having one of the most friends out there. Its kind of like what people do on myspace, and all that, and just try and get as many friends as possible.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
My space is at least a forum for meeting people and making friends, etc. This is a forum for discussions. I can at least sort of see it on myspace. I guess my question is more like why do they do it all over the place, where it's not really necessary. But I do understand them trying to get more friends via the pic. That makes sense.
• Australia
21 Dec 06
I think it's hilarious to see all the avatars of gorgeous WOMEN and you have a look at their profile and they're male! lol What is the point behind that? =) By the way...my avatar is me and I can prove it because it's the one from my drivers licence! lol (I tend to avoid camera's so this was the only one I could find on short notice...)
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