So I did a little social experiment a little while ago. Call me weird, creep, jerk...whatever, I learned a lot by doing this.
I made another pof account, a FEMALE account, I used pictures of one of my "average" attractive friends (with her permission, we both had laughs), I used just normal pictures, nothing provocative, nothing misleading. And I gave just a general description, who I was what I'm doing, what I'm looking for etc...
Then I just waited....within one hour I received 30 messages, within 5 hours I was well over a hundred....and I hadn't even sent out a single message.
I noticed several things right away. First being...the most general message is "hey whatsup" or something along those lines. Another thing I noticed is that if you don't reply, a lot of guys will keep sending messages. I also noticed there are a ton of jerks on pof, and a ton of pervs. I noticed that even if I tried having a conversation with one person....if I was somehow able to remember the 1 out of 100 to reply to, that the conversation just ended up being about sexy anyways. I noticed a TONNE of other stuff and learned so much by having that account, I wont share it all but I will say this, Ladies...for whatever reason your on here, you sure have your work cut out for you, but you must also understand this....
MEN ARE SIMPLE....we basically function on 4 things, Sleep, Food, Sex and Violence. Unfortuntely, 90% of us never get past those 4 core life essentials. That being said, that doesnt mean all of us are like that. Yes, all men are jerks and pigs at one point or another, but the same can be said about women and being b!tches...its those of us who know we are, we're usually the better ones.
So upon finishing my little experiment I decided to do a few things different. I used to write long messages saying why I liked your profile, how cool I think you are, how pretty you are and so on so forth...but after realizing that I rarely get replied to, and that you (women) get 70+ messages a day that you meerly just glance over, I'm no longer wasting my time on that. I will however, have lengthy conversations with you if we do end up messaging one another...I have a gift for gab and I love just shooting the sh!t with random people.
So if I sent you a message that has something to do with your toes....I did that for a few reasons, which are as follows
1. It truly does beat the average "hey hows it going" message you get 30x an hour
2. It got you thinking, might be a nice thought, mean thought, disgusted thought or pleasent thought, whatever it was, it got you thinking :)
3. I'm original, I highly doubt anyone has tried conversing with you like such, youll remember me for it
4. I do have a slight thing for pretty feet, not a full out foot fetish! gotta make that clear, but pretty hands, pretty feet.....all crucial in my books. So i chose to make comment about your toes/feet.....its better then saying "oh hey nice B()()bs"...I'm a bum guy anyways :P
Okay now my description is getting rather long so I best shut up soon. In essence: I know all the messages and attention and everything you girls get on here. Its called Plenty Of Fish yes, but it truly is just for the females. It's a lot of casting and waiting for guys. So be kind, reply, even if your not interested...say that. I'm not speaking to me, I mean to all your messages....it brings us closure and severly cuts down your chances of being messaged twice by the same guy. On that note:
INITIATE CONTACT FIRST! Why don't more girls do this? It'd help me out a lot, I'd know i've somewhat interested you instead of shooting in the dark and hoping for a reply. Also, if you message me first, then theirs a better chance that I wont send you my generic message, which in turn, won't lead you to presume :)
So lastly I will say a little bit about me. I'm 25, I moved to Vancouver about 7 months ago from a little town north of Toronto. I've lived in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and now Vancouver....I plan to stay in Van for awhile, truly my perfect refuge here. Mountains, ocean,chill people...my kind of town. I do have the travel bug in me so I do get restless to move on, but Im also getting older, settling down is starting to make sense to.
Hmmm what else, I'm not much for the club scene....got that out of my system by 19. I do enjoy having a beer or two at a pub with some tunes going on, but I truly am not much of a drinker....I have nothing against drinking (socially) and I'll be the first one to crack a beer on the mountain or on the beach. But if I went the rest of my life without having anoter drop of alcohol...I'd be cool with it. Weed....well, when I first moved to BC I turned into a full blown stoner. Woke up - bowl, breakfast - bowl, go to work - bowl, at work - joint, come home -10 bowls and fall asleep. I quickly realized what a waste I became, I wasn't active, I wasnt half as social, slept all the time. So I've cut the weed down quite a bit....now I'm more of a night time, special occasion smoker. As for other drugs....been there done that kind of story. I hit a time in my life somewhere where I realized that if I kept doing the same things....I'd look like Keith Richards by 40, not cool lol. I will say this.....sex on mdma, Legend -wait for it- airy. But sex is amazing regardless :P Please don't think that thats all I'm thinking about too, sex....not true, I do enjoy it, who doesn't? But for me, sex is just a part of a relationship. I'm looking for the other parts too...I want someone I can simply hold hands with, stroke their hair as they fall asleep beside me, deep conversations, making one another feel like we're the only two people in the world....that stuff, I miss it oh so much :(
Okay so the last basics and I really will shut up now. I watch a ton of movies (netflix is usually done in the first week) I rather stay in then go out...but I have a craving from time to time to go out and see what the night brings me. I went to college to be a cop....clearly not a route I took though. I wish to go back to school, but haven't worked up the nerve yet to take out another loan so I'm basically...just living, but I'm seeing my cup as half full...I want it to be topped up. I dig music a lot, mostly classic rock...beatles, stones, zeppelin, aerosmith...But I listen to everything. If you check out my ipod...I don't care who you are or where your from, you'll find something on my ipod that you like. Ive yet to have someone say they hate my music taste. Im living for snowboarding right now....the mountains here are a wee bit different then the hills back in Ontario. In the summertime I'm a total beach bum....if you were at wreck beach this past summer and saw a guy in a hammock by the venders listening to tunes...that was me. Other then that, I truly consider myself one of the last "good guys" left that are single, not gay, and not cheating o