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Off-putting photos on dating sites!

(114 Posts)
ExtraOnTheSide Sun 18-Feb-18 19:35:01

of course there's the obvious ones - in full motor cycle gear.

But why the ones showing them when they're younger?

e.g. 50 year old man (not terrible looking), a few photos, fair enough. Then one - when he's 35 i.e. 15 years ago. Why would I want to see that? Some men even put photos of themselves when they were children confused.

Sometimes I wonder ...

Still, I guess it saves time ...

Chocolate123 Sun 18-Feb-18 19:38:44

Ones that there loads of people in the picture only one up how are you supposed to know which one is them... stupid poses especially selfies in the toilets

ExtraOnTheSide Sun 18-Feb-18 19:41:33

The selfie in the bathroom is also beyond comprehension. I saw one last week - I could actually see the toilet quite clearly next to him.

corlan Sun 18-Feb-18 19:48:14

I've just been messaged by a guy with one photo of him, one of his dog and three of his car!
The ones where they send you a topless photo of their hairy, man-boobed chests are the absolute pits though. They must think they look gorgeous though. I wouldn't send them photos of my saggy chest!

WhiskeySourpuss Sun 18-Feb-18 19:54:07

Only pics are of cars/motorbikes/trucks hmm unless he's an actual transformer I'm not interested

FailingTheBoyfriendExam Sun 18-Feb-18 20:18:49

As a guy that's used dating sites, the women's pictures are equally confusing!

Plenty of pictures of pets (mostly dogs)
Plenty of pictures with snap chat filters - why would I care what you look like as a fawn???
A very surprising number of pictures of women in underwear or bikinis (I'm late 40s, and look for women of a similar age)

It really is all very odd!

ExtraOnTheSide Sun 18-Feb-18 20:26:12

why would I care what you look like as a fawn???


fortunacookie Sun 18-Feb-18 20:31:00

I once saw a single picture of a guy with the bunny filter.

My message to him was WTAF ????

He couldn't understand why I was being so mean..


userxx Sun 18-Feb-18 20:42:00

Men with filters on photos freak me out. Just why 😞

AthenasOwl Sun 18-Feb-18 20:42:33

Headless torsos = married

userxx Sun 18-Feb-18 20:45:57

Or even better, the wedding photo where's he's attempted to cut his bridge. Nice.

EbonyJade Sun 18-Feb-18 20:52:31

Men wearing sunglasses; wearing cycling / ski / climbing helmets; wearing only underpants; groups of men with no indication of who you should be looking at; men downing shots / pints / smoking spliffs or cigarettes; with a woman cut off the photo; with a woman in a flirty pose; holding fish / drugged tiger cubs; bathroom selfies; looking far older than their alleged age; bad teeth; all turn offs!!

Can't they just stand somewhere pleasant in normal clothes not holding a prop in a decent photo taken by a mate??

IHaveACuntingPlan Sun 18-Feb-18 20:58:20

When I met my now dh on old (10 yrs ago now), in his photo he was posing in his motorbike leathers holding his helmet ooh er and mine was a selfie taken in the kitchen mirror with loads of mess behind me. I didn't realise we'd both committed old profile photo no-nos grin

ExtraOnTheSide Sun 18-Feb-18 20:59:46

Another weird one ... photo of middle aged man next to a woman who I assume is his glamourous young adult daughter (or could it be his younger ex?). Just strange.

GreyGardens88 Sun 18-Feb-18 21:02:57

A lot of womens photos aren't a lot better. Duck face, caked on make up, muffin top, and that marilyn monroe quote in their profile to boot grin

TinselAngel Sun 18-Feb-18 21:12:26

When I was doing OLD I was matched with several men who were holding owls in their profile picture.

This led to me and the boyfriend I eventually met through the same website christening a certain type of people "owl holders".

TinselAngel Sun 18-Feb-18 21:20:04

Oh! And I was matched with a bloke who in his profile picture was holding a drill whilst wearing only a floral patterned mini skirt that he said he'd made himself.

BeenThereDating Sun 18-Feb-18 21:30:46

What's the Marilyn Monroe quote??

Vitalogy Sun 18-Feb-18 21:31:04

I saw one with a mop on his head, literally.
There was a funny description another MN quoted, something like "Dobby's older brother with extra grease and fag ash". Made me chuckle that did.
I don't like the ones where they put pictures of their children.

NotTheFordType Sun 18-Feb-18 21:35:36

Owl holders! once sent me a "come back! You don't know what you're missing" email spearheaded by a profile of a guy holding a massive fish.

XmasInTintagel Sun 18-Feb-18 21:36:34

My favourite was a one where the blokes only pic was back view, upside down, doing a somersault, on a snowboard...tho I was secretly quite impressed grin

XmasInTintagel Sun 18-Feb-18 21:38:34

"come back! You don't know what you're missing" email spearheaded by a profile of a guy holding a massive fish.
What a great provider of healthy food tho, far more useful than flowers grin!

TroysMammy Sun 18-Feb-18 21:41:52

When I was OLD a guy messaged me. In one of his photos he had a snake, python I think, around his neck. I gave him feedback and said "I'm not bothered by snakes but a lot of ladies may be and you should remove the photo." He said he thought it was a good photo but saw my point and thanked me. He wasn't my type anyway.

Alison100199 Sun 18-Feb-18 21:47:11

Men holding giant fish.
Men in lycra cycling gear wearing sunglasses. I'm sporty but still hate it.
Topless men.
And the worst...blokes with their children in their profile pictures. Seriously?

affectionincoldclimate Sun 18-Feb-18 21:48:33

@WhiskeySourpuss laughed out loud at the transformer line. Thank you grin

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