Several recent correspondents to Stickman (Brokenman tales, by an Englishman, Aug.31 and Queen of Lies and Deceit, by a Canadian, Aug.
Many girls certainly can't afford to have a couple of decent photos shot and buy internet time to upload a nice selection. Among the more general picture problems: out of focus, poor resolution, little or no lighting, inappropriate makeup, poor clothing, wrong angles, and my favourite, the girl seemingly shot from the next province with a point-and-shoot camera -- you can hardly tell the gender.
There are thousands of photos and profiles of girls on the Asian dating sites. She’s pretty, she’s young, about 28, she’s available. Or sitting on a white leather sofa in an Italian villa. So as not to portray TLL as the only dating site or only one harboring The Three Types, there are dozens of others. And if they're on a dating site, you will very likely lose the bet if you bet against me.
Or sitting in the seat of a European sports sedan with a distinctly European architecture dressing the background. I’ve seen all of these examples on website, probably one of the better online dating services.
You look on the four photos, blinded by her more than average looks, and you suddenly realize that’s a hotel bed in the room. Or leaning on the railing of a fast motorboat with the Mediterranean in the background.
You are admiring her pictures and are considering clicking that icon that says “Show Your Interest” in the hopes of exchanging messages and maybe even making a date. Or posing in a photo that's been cropped in half to remove the BF, past (or present) tense.
So I guess I can assume that with all of these mistakes, putting up a photo shot on a hotel bed is no more or no less than just another mistake.
I will take, any day, a picture shot in the natural light, with the girl wearing no makeup, probably in back of the farm, with rice fields flowing off into the distance.
That scene tells me a lot more: there’s truth of purpose there, unlike the photos shot in the fancy digs.
Or standing near the open door of a hotel toilet, obvious from the hotel style shampoo and soap hanging about. Or sitting at a bar table with foreign males all around and wearing a low-cut top and hip-baring jeans.
Or wearing a beautiful designer blouse, with jewelry decorating the neck and cleavage, as well as a pair of designer sunglasses holding back red-dyed locks. Each showcases a mix of eligible girls, of which there are three types: pay-for-play service providers; "ordinary" girls who learn how to play a number of foreigners at the same time; and a few, very few, "ordinary" girls who might, maybe, possibly could be genuinely out to find the "one" guy. Your choice will depend on what you’re looking for, of course, and which dating site. Now, the second type of girl is available in huge quantities.
As I said, straight pay-for-play is frequently available at the drop of an instant message. Yes, a gal has to hedge her bets, but it seems the country girls (Isaan, in particular) have MBA level skills in marketing and manipulation.
There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of stories of guys accidentally hooking up with a Type 2 date.