i would say a call.. its video, if you are smart you can see the person's character and attitude from the way they speak, act in the video chat. some people are just not that into taking pictures of themselves wherever they go.. so he/she may not have the most recent pictures of his/herself readily. so skyping is often a great idea. in that case, if you do not like what you see, you guys can be just friends if you both agree.. some people are better off as friends anyway.
Hmmm...I have not had it happen to me, although I focus much less on a man's appearance as it is the personality, sophistication and confidence that I seek as a huge turn on. It upsets me that people do that though!
Men say I do not look like my pics, but I got lucky in that it is a good surprise since I don't photograph too well:/
I agree, Skype or iphone if nothing else!
Ask if they can verify their photo by either getting a reference or see if they've got a personal page, . If they're all professional pics ask for a candid shot right away. Shouldn't take but a few seconds to produce. You are also able to google people's pictures and tell if they've been "stolen".
I Have to say I agree with u 110% I think that I am a very sexy woman who has beautiful eyes but I do have reservations about my body (which yes I am the only one that can fix this) however why not just go ahead and post your real pics that way if they dont like what they see u will never have to worry about the dissapointment when u meet if you are strait forward from the begining and not try to pretend to be something tha u are ot then u know for sure they are interested in you not some fake image that u congered up just to try and get them. I must also say the women on this site and many of the others have amazing bodies and that really messes with me :( It may just be time for me to get off these sites and just try and go about my life as normal :)
How can people look different than their pics, airbrushing, photoshopping, I need to know because I am new, and NEVER tried online dating before so of course I am nervous on top of it, let me know, lol!
PS thanks for showing me you can actually change fonts in messages :)
I run into the false pictures a whole lot less on this site than I have on others but still, it does happen on occasion.
I used to just sit down with my cup of coffee (I never, ever, ever do drinks or dinner for a first meet because of this very thing) and try to hear their story but what I learned is this: There is no story, they are simply insecure and manipulative people who care more about their own gratification than building something meaningful.
Now, I do this: I show up on time and looking like my pics. If they're more than 15 minutes late I leave. If they don't look like their pics I say this "Thanks for coming out but you look nothing like your pictures and since you didn't respect me enough to be honest, you leave no room for even a friendship." and I walk away.
You'd be amazed at how often they update their photos or delete their profiles.
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I have a dilemma about false advertising. A number of women I have dated do NOT look anything like their photo(s). When I meet them it is disappointing. Suffice it to say they were much LESS attractive than their photos. Does anybody have any advice on how to verify WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)?
Firstly, I have heard many stories from men here who have experienced the same issue, so this seems to be a fairly common problem. It is far too easy to fake many things including appearance on the internet and unfortunately many do without thinking of the consequences of meeting in reality. Although the internet is a great platform in providing a tool to communicate with people, there is however a blind element to it and we are dependable on how truthful others are.
The only suggestion I can make is to avail of communicating through webcam, I think that a webcam provides a better indication of what the individual will look like in reality. Also by hearing them speak and laugh, looking it there gestures etc gives a better insight into their character than a mere picture will never provide. Anybody who has nothing to hide should have no objections to communicating to others through this medium.