26 August 2008

Worst Profile Pictures

1. A Jeep. A very muddy, beat-up Jeep. OK, so it gives me some idea of your personality/interests, but seriously. A Jeep?

2. Your bare, hairy chest, complete with man-boobs. Extra bonus: according to your profile, you live with your parents!

Moving on . . .

33 comments:

bg's Little Sis said...

I just can't imagine writing that for a prospective date to see, I'm hairy with man boobs and i live with mom and dad...the hits just keep on coming!

Kirsten said...

Snick, me again, I commented before about marrying my internet guy. Yes, my girlfriend and I used to email each other the numbers of profiles that we should view purely for the entertainment value! My husband had a picture of himself in the water petting a dolphin on a dolphin encounter - I got to see his lovely shoulders, but also his playful and animal-loving side :) Hang in there and keep wading through the wackos and the misfits, because there are some great guys out there, just trying to meet a great girl...

G Love said...

This venture? The best ever for your blog. I think it's probably a good move for your life, too, but without a doubt it was a great choice for us readers! Keep the wackiness coming!

Kerrie said...

Oh dear me...

If nothing else is gained from this, there are some blog posts and many laughs to be had.

I met my partner online, only used two sites but found that the site that members paid to use seemed to weed out a lot of the dross. We have been together for three years and merged our two little families about 18 months ago. There are some gorgeous, intelligent men out there...just waiting for a gorgeous intelligent woman like yourself to come their way.

Giovanna said...

And the hits keep on coming!

My word verification was "Sxdog" which kinda made me think of "sex dog." I know. I'm so random!

Arwen said...

My brother is like that on his internet profile (in fact if it weren't for the living with mom and dad, I'd think it were his profile). He's constantly asking for my advice and never takes it. He's recently lost a lot of weight so he's trying to show off but no one wants to look at someone THAT hairy shirtless... especially when it's obvious that you shave your back. Sorry about that image. He also has about 2,000 pictures of him and his ex-girlfriend from before they broke up (TEN! YEARS AGO!!!). My brother is a great guy who would worship the ground that any girlfriend he had would walk. Unfortunately, he just doesn't have that gene that lets him know what isn't attractive. He thinks that I want him to be a phony and "lie" or play games to/with prospective girlfriends whereas I tell him that window dressing and promoting yourself is not lying. So, long story short, some of these bad profiles may still be hiding guys with hearts of gold who are just oblivious to the game.

Jenn said...

I met my hubby online... but there were a lot of hairy man boobs and dirty jeeps and high school photographs to get thru first! Good luck. :)

Jen said...

hey.. the jeep dude would get a second glance from me.. you can tell a LOT about them by seeing their Jeep.. or maybe that's just lesbians..

What A Card said...

Mmm, man boobs.

And these fellows haven't been snatched right up? Shocking!

Cathy said...

Men have an odd way of presenting themselves, don't they?

I met my husband online, he was ordinary, which made him that much more magnificent.

It took us 3 months before we knew each other's name, we were so cautious.

It took us a little longer to actually meet face to face.

Of course there is more to the story, but our story is remarkable by its ordinariness.

Lori said...

Surely the prospects aren't ALL man-boobs, hair-shirts and Jeep-infatuations? Otherwise I'd demand a refund. Pronto.

silene said...

Oh, yes, I remember those pictures. And I remember thinking, "Are you serious?!"

I once actually went on a date with a guy from an internet site who, it turned out, had lied in his profile about his HEIGHT. He listed himself as 5'6" (a little taller than me), so I wore flats to be nice - but he was, at most, 5'2" - and I spent the whole time staring at the top of his little bald head... Dude, if you're going to lie about something, lie about something I can't IMMEDIATELY verify by standing next to you... Honestly.

But I did, eventually, meet my husband online. I agreed to pay for ONE month and he found me - even though he was "too young" for me. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Enjoy the comedy show!!

BeeJoo said...

Met my sweetheart online to over three years ago.

Had to weed through alot of frogs to get to my prince.

Hopefully you'll find that right connection out there. Baby steps - one day at a time.

mw said...

What's wrong with a Jeep? You should see my husband driving our old remodeled 1976 Jeep around town - he's HOT.
Am I the only thinking he's HOT and everyone else is thinking he's gay?

Juicebox Mom said...

Funny! at least you are going at it with a sense of humor. For a good laugh about personals check out this blog: http://cantbelievehesstillsingle.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Hee hee! That brings back memories! I remember one guy who wrote this elaborate introductory email about how he was "riding his trusty steed through the forest, looked down, and spotted a handkerchief embroidered with the letter "P" for his 'princess.'" Ugh--retch! The really funny thing was, I had a friend who was also online at the time, and she got the same exact email--it was a boilerplate!!!

I did, however, meet my husband online. He was, I think, my 14th date over a 2 month period. I had scheduled one more date after my first date with my husband, but once I met him, I cancelled it. Three months later, we were engaged, and five months after that, we were married. We're now on to our fifth year of marriage.

All this to say, there are some great guys online but things might take a little patience...

Good luck! It can be a pain, but also a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Hey, there's benefits to living with his parents still. Just think: if you two ever take the plunge, you won't have to combine households! LOL

- A

Anonymous said...

i met my husband while on an Internet date with another man. my prince never Internet dated. but if not for match.com, i wouldn't have been in that restaurant that night . . .

Anonymous said...

freaking hilarious. these poor fellows. at least, i think, there is someone for everyone.

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

If they won't show you their face, dater beware! (Particularly if man boobs are the best they have to offer.)

I have to say I am glad that you are trying this online dating thing out. It'll bring a little humor into your life (not that 2 year old twins don't provide enough) and the lives of your readers! Thanks!

winecat said...

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OTRgirl said...

Nice!! This will definitely make for great blog reading.

Michelle said...

Stick with it, there really are nice guys out there. I met my husband online, and we've been married nine years!

Silver said...

Well if you have to choose, go for the jeep over the man boobs! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

Astrogirl426 said...

Oh, this is priceless. If nothing else, it will keep your sense of humor intact.

I think every guy who posts a profile online would benefit greatly by having his female friends review his pic and profile, to weed out the gratuitous man-boob and muddy vehicle pics.

Jordan said...

oh my goodness, i met my husband on the classiest internet site possible: Boston Craigslist. we were both bored and looking for people to hang out with over the summer. that was 4 years ago. but i still remember some of the other amazing responses i waded through.

SoftHands4U2000: I WORK OUT 4 TIMES A DAY, PLZ SEND BETTER PICTURE, ONE TIME MY FRIEND MET A GIRL WITH A SHOULDERS-UP PICTURE AND SHE WAS A RELLY FAT COW IN PERSON.

but man, you will end up with some Great Stories. can't wait to hear them!

Sara's Satire said...

Hello, I have just finished reading your blog...it has taken me almost a week to go back almost 3 years of your life...I know I sound like a crazy stalker person, but I promise I'm not and I live in Texas, so I am far away:) I am not sure wy I am so intrigued with your life, except for the fact that we have so much in common...If you read my blog you will see what we have in common...it really isn't a whole lot, but as I read your blog, I thought, "hey that reminds me of me" I dont know how to get a hold of you via e-mail so Im sorry for such a long comment, and for dedicating a whole blog to you...which I am on my way over to my blog to start it!

Crash Course Widow said...

Oh, God. [SHUDDER!!!]

Stop scaring me. Here I was just thinking I should suck it up and try Internet dating again. =D

Man boobs?? HAIRY man boobs?? Hell, it makes the Jeep look good, I guess. ;oP

Good luck to you!

Karen said...

Maybe Jeep-guy likes to go off-roading. That is fun. Ok. Maybe not for you, but that wouldn't turn me off at all.

The hairy chest and man boobs on the other hand....YUCK

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

I think these profiles are going to convince that being alone is not so bad.

Becky said...

That's so bad! I hate when guys post shirtless photos online. Even if they're attractive, it just makes me think they are vain.

Watercolor said...

Isn't it just AMAZING what some of them put in their profiles? LOL! I saw one once that said something like: "A woman just needs to understand that a man who is 46 and lives alone has issues." Yes, I'll bet you do.... heh.

My best date was the guy who hung my purse from his belt while I was putting at putt-putt... because holding it for me while I putted was too much work I guess... and refused to give it back, that it was okay because it was "just like hunting gear". ACK! Yeah, no.

Jacinda said...

oooh - I'm sure you jumped all over the hairy moob man!