should I stay or should I go?  

cornbreadTuxedo 39M
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7/25/2005 10:01 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

should I stay or should I go?


lately I've been kind of disappointed with this whole shindig in general, and I've been considering quitting the AdultFriendFinder "club"
I let my Silver membership expire because I didn't feel like I was getting enough "bang" for the buck (sorry, bad pun)
But it's not really that expensive...
and I have hooked up with one person at least, and she's been a good friend, but she lives 50 miles away
I've really been hoping to meet someone locally, that I can see frequently enough to possibly even build a relationship
But that ain't happened, and I joined in April, so how long does it take? I want instant results - just add water...
I think my choices are between the Exit sign and renewing Silver membership. I'm disappointed with the limits of Standard membership, mainly because I can't contact people. I figured all the formerly useless Points that I've built up would allow me to get past the limitations, but then I learned that it takes 1000 points for a single contact! They really want our money I guess. They do have an effective scheme to get it. But $10-15 per month is not too bad. They could charge $40 a month and plenty of desperate guys would still sign up. But therein lies the rub - it's mostly guys on here! At least in my area it is. There's one or two non-Standard female members within my whole zip code. Too bad I'm not gay, then it would be real easy.
On the plus side, I have figured out how to view profiles for free as a Standard member: each person's Handle is a hyperlink to their profile, so you just right-click somebody's handle and copy the link. Then paste the link into the Address bar of the browser, but you have to remove some characters from the link to make it work. Inside the link for someone's profile, there's "member.cgi?" and then "m=" XXXXX (numbers) then "&mid=" and more ###'s - what you have to remove is the part beginning with "m=####" and ending with the & sign just before the "mid=###" part. Be sure that you leave the mid=#### part because that's who's profile you're trying to see. The m=####& part is your profile, marking you as a Standard member and therefore giving you the Order Form instead of the other member's profile. I figured all that out by searching for myself on here by using Google. I discovered that Google could find and show me my profile from a computer that I've never logged into this site from, meaning that any non-member can see it that way. So naturally the next line of thought was about free profile views. The big downside to that is that you can't see full-size pictures or explicit photos either, and you can't see the member's preferences and details. You can read their profile notes & self-description though.
Hope that info helps some people, if it ever makes it to press.
But anyway, I really posted this for the ? part. What should I do? anybody have a thought on that?

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