Update: It was an interesting experiment while it lasted I must say and the only thing that is different from this profile vs. my real profile is exposure...meaning the age of this profile is allowing a younger demographics of men to come across my profile which would not have otherwise. So at the end of the day, my conclusion is: As wonderful as this avenue is in terms of volume of exposure (quantity), you are still better off meeting people face-to-face where you're not automatically judged by your age; where physical attraction and chemistry are more transparent; and where people understand that relationships require getting to know someone beyond texts and pixels after mutual interest is established (quality).
Not sure what it is exactly but the men online seem to be much more motivated to send emails, instant messages and texts but much more flakey when it comes to actually having a real dialogue over the phone. I'm quite aware that there is a population of men on here who are actually attached and not entirely single...but what about the rest of you POF'ers? What's your reason? Lack of confidence? Lack of conversational skills? Not enough minutes on your pre-paid phones? (lol) Well just know if you are not open to at least one conversation over the phone before meeting, chances are we won't be a match. :(
Keeping this profile up to house my more recent photos as I'm already maxed out in my real profile. I'm actually 47 and my HeatherinSM profile has my current age. I'm using this profile to access people beyond POF's age algorithm limitation. Keeping this profile to meet new people and go from there. Feel free to email me here or at HeatherinSM.
I typically log on using my iPad and apparently the chat feature does not work on there. So if I spark your interest, please send me an email.
Please know that as much as I would like to extend the courtesy of a reply to everyone who writes me, unfortunately this would be very impractical due to time constraints. As such, if you contact me and I don't reply, please take my silence as unreciprocated interest with my sincerely thanking you for taking the time and initiative to contact me. I continue to wish everyone much success with their searches in this Sea of Plenty. :)
I'm not a big fan of coffee dates, I'm more open to activity dates or a simple breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. I can appreciate how that can be rather expensive for you guys especially if it doesn't pan out the way you had hoped. So to compromise, I'll happily pay for myself in those circumstances where it's obvious that there won't be any repeated interactions between us after the first rendezvous. Not on here to get a free meal but to expand my social circle with some cool people. :)