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I understand what you're saying Richard, but I guess like it was told "is a balance"... Maybe there should be more info in some profiles but if that "role to initiate" is just done with an emoticon with no words on it... is the same for us... what's the expected answer to that? "Thank you"? Maybe you should go into polite words about the profile you are interested in or like the one before, just ask questions within reasonable limits.
to help us out by making sure their profiles had a few things about themselves that helped to distinguish themselves, to be conversation starters.
I've got mine filled to the brim, and I figure that the more I can put in the better in the hopes that the men might find one thing in common upon which to comment or ask questions. BUT, I'm not afraid to start conversations either. In fact, I probably start more message chains than not. Emoticons just don't do it for me, unless there's at least a reference to something in my/your profile to peak my interest too. Best wishes everyone!
It's not my fault people think of trouble when they see you posting. You get messages about me? Really? Dang. Wished I'd get more messages about me. You hope my inbox is flooded?
People are bored... what can I say?
Interesting you should mention mannequins. We certainly are not that, and we have even discussed this problem of being seen as one...!
I had mannequins on the brain because I was shopping for a pair of gloves not made in China in Macy's and JC Penney on Friday afternoon. I should note that the store had both female and male mannequins; likewise, I'm sure that men can be equally guilty as women of mannequinizing their profiles.
As others have already pointed out, it's a two sided issue.
Some help for those -male and female- that don't have a verbose profile:
What is your favorite pastimes? Do you like sports? Hobbies? Reading? Cooking? And why is it your favorite pastime?
Do you have animals? Siblings? What is your home life situation?
Where did you grow up?
Do you like to travel? Is so, where? If not, why not?
That should get you started on a couple of paragraphs.