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To lie or not to lie in your profile?
To lie or not to lie in your profile?
"Honesty is the best policy" - Franklin Roosevelt
"It contains a misleading impression; not a lie" - Sir Robert Armstrong
"An experienced, industrious, ambitious and often quite picturesque liar" - Mark Twain
A common misconception is that people hate talking about themselves, to be honest I've never met anyone who has had a problem with it. What is most conversation except listening to people talk about themselves while you wait to tell them you're stories?
No, the main truth is people can talk about their holiday, they're favourite music, films and why it's their favourite. But the problem is this site is about sex and, unfortunately, that involves talking about their bodies and what they like to do with them (with optional photos). The thing is, most pictures on this site are people holding a camera at arms length and trying to look sultry or mysterious (sez me with my pic!). Then you need to back it up with the words.
Alot of blogs and pages on this site espouse frequent daliances and canoodling that we'd all like to be a part of - we all want in or we wouldn't be here. But is it happening right outside our window or is it just an escalation of peoples frustrations as they claim sexual partner after sexual partner? Incidentally outside my window is a dead pigeon which, as I write, stands more of a chance of "getting lucky" than I do.
I've taken a look at alot of the "testimonials" by alot of people and they're more of the "I can't wait to meet you in person" variety than the "I banged their brains out". Suddenly I'm feeling like the last dance has started and I'm holding nothing but a spent party popper.
I tinker with my profile; I take the purity test -I score a massive 87% - surely far too high than is normal (I'm practically a saint!) so I "lie", in Robert Armstrongs translation of one, and get it to 46.
They say "the truth will set you free" but it probably won't get you laid. The worst advice you can take is "be yourself" - being "yourself" is why you're here anyway. Maybe you're too much of a "good egg", maybe you're ugly, maybe you're a workaholic. Maybe you like to have objects inserted up your rectum and you're current partner just wouldn't get it and the only time you get to dip into fantasy is here on this site. But how far do you take the fantasy? Do you trawl through google images and get a naked picture of someone and submit that as you're own and hope for the best. Or do you "let it all hang out" and let yourself be judged accordingly?
Do you make out you're a sweet innocent waiting to be corrupted or do you own up that you're a sexual predator eager for fresh meat?
Maybe I'm over analyzing this - it is in man (and womans) best interest to have sex, procreation is a strong drive - after all we're all here. Is it complicated or is it simple? Is it lies or is it truth?
and before you ask my profile is the gospel truth...nearly...(but the photos are real - worst luck!)
"After all what is a lie, but the truth in masquerade" Lord Byron
8/16/2006 11:20 am
All that one can really ask is for you to be yourself.|
8/16/2006 11:39 am
When I signed on here I could not even imagine not telling the truth or misrepresenting myself in any way. A potential partner is sure to discover the trut, so why should I complicate things with a lie. I have returned to my profile more than once to tweak it, since on more than one occasion, it seemed that some men just can't get past the photos, and write me despite the fact that I clearly state my preferences etc. Must be that they can't read, or that they still hope for a chance to meet up someday. |
I have seen/met/talked with more than one player on this site. All talk and no action. Don't have the time or inclination to play games with you Begone... LOL... The worst part is that it continues to be a problem here but I learned how to weed them out of the garden