I think you have to keep in mind that this is a dating site and yes, people are judging you by your photos and a couple lines of text. It's not all that much different from the bar scene really.
For me personally, I know for a fact that I get a much better response from women when I meet them face to face. Unfortunately I don't have time to stop and chat with anyone during the day and that's why I turned to POF. A lot of people will go after others on nothing more than appearance. And they will read a person's profile, and judge based on that wether or not they want to get to know the person.
I am very new to any dating at all, much less internet dating and I am starting to see what a thin skin I have when it comes to this. And I know the weight thing has been done to death so i won't go on too much about it, but I do think it's unbelieveable that a girl can be anywhere from 3' to 8' tall and make less than ,000 a year as long as she's thin, fit, athletic. Sorry - I'm just having a minor freak out here so thanks for bearing with me. It's so different meeting people through a website vs in person.
In my life, I am the fun girl, the one everyone wants to know. Did any of you feel this way when you first started this? Don't take it personally when someone doesn't respond. I posted a thread in the Testimonials section called "After 18 months..." where I go into details about pros and cons.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... I am used to people establishing an opinion of me based on my smile, my demeanor, my handshake, my laugh, how I carry myself. So I start second guessing myself and I'm resisting just yanking my profile off!
Throwing a line into the cyber-fishing pond for a date on a Friday night is as scary as it is (too) easy.I signed up on the dating site Plenty of Fish last year, and while I had my doubts, I was still optimistic about finding my soul mate — otherwise, why do it at all?