I was reading a doper thread about personal ads about a month ago so I decided to put one up on a popular service and listed a few pictures and some personal information. I have had several inquiries by (apparently) sincere and interested women in the area, but without fail the personal ads (on the same service) they link to are sans photo and are text descriptions.
I haven’t responded to any of these ads yet and some women have emailed me more than once. I’m probably being a shallow wuss, but I’m a sincere person and I really have a difficult time engaging someone in a potential relationship discussion if I have absolutely no idea what they look like. You’d think if they really wanted me to respond they would give some indication of what they look like. Is the 35-45 age range I’m trolling in not conducive to pics being offered? Is it standard personal net ad protocol by women not to list photos in initial "tell me more about yourself inquiries (by them)?