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Like me. I don't want the whole world to see my picture.

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Cause they're ugly? Me, I like to think I'm better looking than the guy in my picture.

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I bet you are too.
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Heh people give me such a hard time about him
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Cause there ugly just like me... (:

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cause they are loosers and wanting attention..and like Rex said they ugly..unlike me im just hot

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And shy and so modest lol
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I dont. I don't care if people think I'm ugly or not. They are strangers, and therefore, their opinions are meaningless.

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Yeah I think that too. :)
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They are afraid of people making fun of their pictures, or they just like the picture they're using better (like me). Some are afraid that people they know will recognize them and make references to what they do online. It can cause tons of problems.

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<-I am 100% real. 8)
I'm assuming that they think that they're ugly so..they just steal a picture from online and make it as their profile picture (trying to make people believe that they're beautiful).50% of Ask users has a fake picture profile which isn't them in real life.

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Wow ^_^
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Just saying. ;)
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Because they're not happy with who they are

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because they want to be something theyre not. usually the person they have as their picture is the way the want to look.

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I guess that makes sense...
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Fantasy, Deceit,fun, insecurity, because they can... Take your pick. I'm not very photogenic, and even if I were I wouldn't know how to post a picture anyhow. So I choose something generic and roll with it. :)

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well im sure you all know im not NIALL HORAN!:) so..

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Thye don't want people to know who it is?

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They really like a picture online , like me :) my picture says ( I'm single and you're welcome to change that ) I use this picture because it is so TRUE ! And something that I would say :)

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Either because they're insecure with how they look, because they want to seize the opportunity to look like their ideal person, or they want to keep their real face a secret for security reasons.

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me? i'd rather not know that someone knows what i look like, who i am, where i'm at, and what age i am. just for security reasons thank you. plus i'm pretty good looking in this picture wouldn't you say? maybe i should dye my wings blue.

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I don't need anyone to say to me....Hey, you are on ask.....+ I don't want anyone that knows me to know that I am on ask...none of their beeswax.

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That happened to me. Lol
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Well.....I would mind. I like to have my little secrets and privacy :)
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Isn't this also what makes online dating risky?

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I don't. My picture is the real me (although from about 4 years ago).

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sometimes it's a "statement"..as to who they are or..a puzzle (with some sort of meaning..)..for you to ponder..and/or figure out...

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well for starters i'm still a little new with the comp. so i don't know how to add my pic. and anyway i really don't care what you look like you ask i follow you have a good ? or comment i may follow ..

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My profile pic isnt me, It's a famous singer from my favorite band. I have him as a pic to show that im a Fan.
*Edit*- I feel like i should use a pic of me... so i will :) Gimme a couple of minutes to find a nice looking one worthy of a upload :)
*Edit 2* Going through some photos... i just noticed i dont have a single one that shows my face clearly :(

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Lol okay.... ^_^
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Ok, found one! *By the way, that photo was taken like a year ago, my hair is a lot longer.* :)
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Cool :) <3
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Because not everybody wants to be hit on by 40 year old, perverted men that they dont even know.

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Personal experience?
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to trick kids like you jkjkjkjjkjkjk

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Hey kid. I missed you.
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im back!
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Are you going to talk to me?
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yeh?
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just like it,

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They may be "ugly" lol

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because no one can see their real face.
(Don't ask about my pic ).

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people like to photos they like for there profile photo. Or they don't want to use a photo of them.

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Mostly scammers use fake pictures. But there are some people who just don't want show off, so don't use their own pictures.

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because they r UGLY

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Because there either idiots who are trying to get attention or they just don't wan people to know who they are like me if anybody known who I am in real life things would get really bad so yeah there you go

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because there is a thing called privacy

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Privacy

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Some people don't want to be seen all over the internet, and also they want people to think they are good looking. I hope this is helpful!! .)

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may be afraid of what being:)

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some people suck at taking photos the only reason i have my picture up is because someone else took that pic of me so i was just like cool thanks

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They want to hide who they really are behind the interne,t out of insecurity, even though they should express they're real self. Either that or they have no pictures and/or they like little fake pictures :P (the last one is me XD)

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I mean the one im using is MY real self....although I just use fake ones here and there but its me.... :)))
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may they are not good looking.

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Cause they can ?

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they want to be more attractive to others

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i don't want to show my secret identity.

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they know there ugly

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its most likely because of three things one: they think their ugly two: they have no good photos three their shy

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cuz they can rob u or rape u

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I think I'm pretty darn ugly; but hey a bunch of strangers telling me won't effect me. And to answer you're question, they more than likely think what I do, are shy, don't have any pictures of themselves on their PC, or just really don't want a serious acc. Possibilities.
I wouldn't care. As you can probably see, I'm not eye candy. But if I want to put up a picture of me that is PG I'm going to regardless of all my insecurities I have in myself. So yeah they must be really insecure or shy & feel they should use a fake picture.

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