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If I were a beautiful lady would I get more Pals?

  1. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 7 years ago

    With my ugly mug on my profile I'm likely to get a couple of Pals, however if I updated the photo with a picture of a busty young lady, would I get more pals? *grin* Is this a sexist question or what?

    1. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmmm, yes, this is a sexist ?

      looks like you're doing fine with fans and come on, you know the busty young ladies aren't really behind those avatars.... I even think some are men. yikes:

      1. Lady_E profile image82
        Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lol

      2. SimeyC profile image88
        SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely right - and really the point I was getting at.

        I'm not actually complaining about the number of Pals I have - and I become Pals with someone based on content not on 'boobs' LOL....btw why am I saying Pals? it should say Fans...DOH!

        1. rebekahELLE profile image92
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          we knew what you meant, the boob avatars generally don't stay around long, have you noticed? smiley, you're always giving out great advice and that brings genuine fans. 
          back to work for now, just dropping in. smile

    2. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We love you just the way you are Simey.

      Remember Cabin Girl - who had the Avatar of a seductive, attractive woman in a Kinky outfit.
      Well, She was a He. smile

      1. Jane@CM profile image59
        Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The answer to your original question is YES, I think they do.  Cabin girl being a great example, he cleared his hubs & account more than once and built a fan base right back up with the same name.

        I'd say more, but my smart 47 year old brain says not to big_smile

    3. free4india profile image60
      free4indiaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry your photo is already quite attractive enough to attracts gays if just pals is all you want !

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes and no

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, you will get more fans. That is a given fact.

      Put up a sexy picture of a scanitly clad female and your fans will come flocking in.

      Holier than thou types will often respond by saying ...'yeah but, it's not the picture that attracts me it's the quality of your hubs, your writing style... yadda yadda yadda'.  While this argument may carry weight for some, it does not apply to the majority.

      So lose the glasses, grow longer hair, sprout some heaving bosoms and paint your lips a luscious red and observe as your fan total reaches epidemic proportions.

    6. Princessa profile image85
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think it would make that much difference.  The only real difference would be the amount of junk mail received from people wanting to be your private friends sad

    7. Black Lilly profile image60
      Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, that's the question you should ask yourself. You are a man, and what attracts your attention? wink

      Anyway, like someone said here, this is not a beauty contest. If your hubs are interesting, they are interesting. If they are not, they are not, straight and simple. And I'd not become a fan of someone if I don't like his/her writing.

    8. pokey29 profile image60
      pokey29posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it is true. I started playing mafia wars on facebook, and only had a few in my mafia with this mug. Then I changed it to a hot chick and now my mafia is at 300 in two days, go figure.

      1. Black Lilly profile image60
        Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That was Facebook and mafia wars (whatever that means).
        Try it here.

      2. Wonder_Woman profile image60
        Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        try just putting boobies as an aviator, youll probably get even more peeps

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          Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I like boobies! smile

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Those little critters that fly around and yell boo?

          2. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile there u are! one more 'pal' to the list!

    9. The Bard profile image83
      The Bardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I did this once as an experiment. I adopted the image of Miss Philippines 2007 to see what happened. I got alot of interest, but mainly propositions and proposals from blokes. Some of them where most forward. One was especially taken, and started writing to me besotted. I had to come clean in the end, and say "look! I'm just a bearded guy who wears a panama hat!" I never heard from him again. Shame. It Could have developed into a wonderful relationship.

      "Some Like it Hot"! Sadly I must have cooled his ardour. As for your "ugly mug" - beauty is in the eye of the beholder - not mine, but how much money have you got?

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! You're funny and a gifted writer!

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Of course you would! But they wouldn't be your pal, they'd be the pal of your profile pic.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol SimeyC you are too funny...and no worries that was really me in those other profile pics. lol


    And I don't think yu have an ugly mug at all!

  4. cmlindblom profile image81
    cmlindblomposted 7 years ago

    Yea I don't really think hubpages is the new facebook or anything like that soo no this is not a beauty contest.

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    With all miracles of contemporary medicine you could change not just your avatar...Boobs should not be a problem too. Just do not tell anybody and I will promise to keep quiet(may be)...

  6. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I think a beautiful female avatar may get lots of shallow followers.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image67
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      correct! I think you should write good articles, then you will find true followers who will read your hubs and they will recommend it to others..

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image67
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    fans only what kind of fans, are they going to read your hubs??? A BIG NO>>

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      <snipped - no personal attacks in the Forums>

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image67
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Of course I want people to read my hubs that is why I am writing..
        what is not so important???

        You know what you are very negative!

        Have a good day...

        1. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Good Answer...PDK!

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image67
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            hi manlypoetryman,how are you!

            I will send that boy to a seminar

            seminar on courtesy!

            1. manlypoetryman profile image72
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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          Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          <snipped - no personal attacks in the Forums>

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image67
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            you said this "are you so precious that you need people to read your hubs? What does it matter if they read them or not? Have you an over inflated sense of your own writing style... are you a wannabe just waitng to be discovered?  lol "


            thats your word, it is rude and you need to respect people...

  8. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://www.explode.com/bimages/media-img-analyze.jpg

    You tell 'em...PDK! "Hey...do ya' know who it is ya' messin' with?"

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hi manly !
      Who is he ?

      1. manlypoetryman profile image72
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think that was our resident troll...?

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol Realy ? which of them? there are a few ! lol

          1. manlypoetryman profile image72
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I've seen him a few times...when i was juz leavin' a post...funny...how he went after one of the nicest ladies on here...and i don't see him countering a Manly Man!

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image67
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thats is funny lol.

      He needs to have a seminar on good manners and right conduct, respect, politeness because this is a forum, not a flea market...

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        Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So, your concept of respect is to be encouraging and supportive, say good things about peoples hubs and generally be an all round nice girl? Nothing wrong with that. This concept of respect will be shared by many wannabe's.

        However, showing respect does not need to be sugar coated in this fashion. Being brutally honest is also a form of respect. If that does not fit with your concept of respect then you need to broaden your understanding of what resoect is. Respect is not about being nice and agreeing with everything you say.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You keep typin'...but all I hear is "blah, Blah, Blah"!

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            Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            perhaps you are just not a very articulate individual.

            1. manlypoetryman profile image72
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah...That's it...how  astute!

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          Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well one can be honest without being rude, or even negative.  That is your choice, or since you weren't asked directly, perhaps it would be wise to be silent. It's better to be quiet and thought a fool then to open one's mouth and remove all doubt, no?

        3. prettydarkhorse profile image67
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You know what, you can always say things in a nice way. I dont require you to agree with what I say, nor I require the thousands of hubbers here to have the same opinion with me, just dont insult somebody,

          Sit down for a minute, think and review what you said, and apologize, thats being a man, or rather a person....

        4. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Of course it isn't !
          And you should broaden you understanding as well, concerning manners.
          Not all people like to be treated the way you do, specially ladies.
          If you want to fight, you can do that with me. I can't care less what you have to say ! lol

          1. manlypoetryman profile image72
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            He wouldn't be that foolish...would he?

  9. torimari profile image79
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Cynicism is not the same as spewing bs that far exaggerated what PDK meant--that's more than the inflated behavior of some dolt than cynic.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gee...what we needed...a self-proclaimed cynic...that really just wants to start a "Hub-Bub" !

      1. torimari profile image79
        torimariposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yup, I haven't even seem him here before--I guess I've really been out of the loop in the forum.

        Now I'll know to disregard this fellow.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I doubt he'll learn guys...just ignore him and let him wallow in his aloneness

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    I agree with you smile
    Why don't you just display a picture of you on bathing clothes ?
    Show us your biceps man.

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/1942946_100.jpg
    anyway, it's hard to compete with this...

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is a picture of Sexy Jonty.

      Sexy Jonty is an Indian man hiding behind an attractive picture of an Indian female.

      This example rather illustrates the point the OP makes. Sexy Jonty merely uses his fake female picture as a way of pulling people towards his hubs. He's a conman... oops, smart businessman I should say.  hahaha.

      Just be aware of who you are dealing with. I detest the fakes.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol
        Well that's the point
        Sexy pictures turn men on .
        So sexy jonty is very smart !
        I thought she was a lesbian ! lol lol

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          Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think that says more about you than Sexy Jonty.

          Perhaps you have closet lesbian tendencies you feel a crushing need to share with us.

          he he he

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Maybe I have ! what's your problem ? R U a woman ? lol

            1. manlypoetryman profile image72
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I guess he may be that foolish...after all lol Go gentle on him, tantrum...Naah...on second thought...let the games begin!!!

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              Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Seeing as I have railed against the fakes, the charlatans, the wannabes and the gender undetermined, wouldn't it be a delicious irony if I were a sexy, ample breasted 20 year old female?

              ho ho ho.

              It's Ok if you have lesbian feelings for me. It's only natural for a lady of an advanced age (such as yourself) to give in to desires she has repressed all her life.

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol lol
                I don't fall for 20 year old girls looking as dumb as you!
                At my age I am very exigent lol
                You should change your avatar ?
                REally silly girl you are ! lol lol lol

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                  Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  But at your age can you really expect more than you deserve? I always thought the older you get the less demanding should be.

                  I mean, look at me, I'm young and beaitiful that's why you hate me.

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    That was my point.
    Fakes rather indispose me.
    So SimeyC, you just keep your photo !

  13. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Maximus :



    lol

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just begin lol

  14. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://www.blaxploitation.com/images/cover_gifs/cover_the_warriors.gif


    "Warriors...Come out to pla---aaay!Warriors...Come out to pla---aaay!"


    There you go...tantrum...maybe this will bait 'em a little!

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you know I love a good fight! lol
      But these maximus, wahtever he is, is too slow and dumb for me ! lol

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Why waste your time? He only argues for entertainment. Unless you enjoy that too?

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No! I only enjoy people that can fight with me at the same level.
      this one is way  tooooo low ! lol

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I prefer to make love! wink

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Definitely ! smile

  16. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Minimus... Perhaps an avatar of a dickhead would better suit your nature hmm

    @ OP.... Just be yourself. smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    It appears as though nobody is attracted to sheep. Hmm, big mystery there. wink

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah cause I like lamb and I like wool even if it does itch!

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am perplexed.

    2. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmm....yes, u kinda get the feeling they're...well evasive sort of...anyway, u could always try a wolf! wink

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I actually thought of using my own picture, but thought I'd go for the inane.

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          oh i like sheep alright....they're rather benign...and cuddly too! stay with it...smile

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, it seems to fit me well(don't read too heavily into that one, please)

            1. myownworld profile image80
              myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              o.k. lol!! spoken like a sheep!!! smile

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That is baaaaad wink

                1. myownworld profile image80
                  myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  big_smile!

                  (((softly cuddles the wool....warm...!)))

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                    Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I do my best. Haven't had a cold in years wink

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh c'mon.
      Most useful to lone mountain shepherds.
      And discreet with that.
      hehehe
      its' a nice picture anyways.
      with those funny riders

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am afraid.

      2. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        there u go sheep!! and safe from swine flu too!
        life's good....

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No, that's scary! No!

  18. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    urm...what exactly do u mean when u use the word 'pals'?

    elaborate...

  19. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    oh my, I see maximus has his little altar egos following him around again this morning, now they come in threes... hmm

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yikes what??? where???

      (I have to run!!)

  20. Flightkeeper profile image78
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    If you want to change your avatar to a pretty girl with big boobs, you'll probably get more fans.  And if that's all you want, you'll always be a pretty girl with big boobs no matter what you write.

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You don't get it.

      It's not about being perceived as vacuous -  pretty girl, firm ripe breats, dumb brain - it's about using it as a business tool. There is a modus operandi at work in using a hot picture to attract visitors.

      Indian men hide behind attractive indian females as a way of luring you to their hubs. Look around you, there is an explosion of hubs feature bollywood actresses / models in varying states of undress. Having an ugly fat Indian male as your avatar pic would be counter productive to your agenda of drawing people to view your hubs.

      Even your avatar is a fake representation. What does that say about you?

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    I love to pal around with boobies too!

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      poppa I want one of those things u have...that keep u going strong 24/7!
      what's the secret ingredient? tell me ..tell me...?

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        An active imagination!

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yikes..oh no!....here I was hoping for something less complicated...hmmm

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            Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It's not complicated...when you're in my arms, just do what comes natural! :-X

            1. myownworld profile image80
              myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              (((blush))) sounds pretty easy....

          2. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol Hi myown !

            1. myownworld profile image80
              myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              hello dear T!

              (oh, just realized this ISN'T the 3 word thread?!)

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol come and join us in the 3 word one ! Waiting 4 U ! smile

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    I don't know about wooly boobies though

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Mmm, itchy and stuff.....

    2. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    ...wait! Wasn't that a song?? Wooly Bully!!! Yes!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    thinking's complicated? wink

    1. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      poppa's 'imagination' is! hard to come by anyway!

      ((now..now..don't tax that simple mind of yours))

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He is 'one of a kind'  smile

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    That I am darlin, that I am! LOL!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Don't think I'd want to change genders just to get more traffic, hmmmm.....

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    That you don't place that much self-importance on your looks? But, for business reasons, yes, you are correct, unfortunately.

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      Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      and what does your sheep image say about you?

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That I came here to write fiction, not attract people to my beautiful image? wink

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          Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Then why hide behind an image of sheep?

          Do you not have the confidence to reveal your true identity? Are you suffering from ugly-phobia?  This is a condition that many female writers fall foul of, but i doubt you're female.

          Your sheep avatar is a meek image. Sheep represent a lack of identity (blindly following the flock). Not a good first impression.

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Actually, I like this image. It is representative of my ancestry. As to my actual appearance, I'm all set there, thanks. smile

      2. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        and what do your multiple personalites say about you maximus???

        a rather lowly existence trolling the forums with ridicule.

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, really? What of this?

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          Maximus591posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh please.

          Not another lonely, desperate, middle aged American female who seems hell bent on stalking me. What joy!

          Don't you have a husband to keep you amused, dear?

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    soft warm wool can be very attractive.
    I was told that once.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Oh, we have a history here? wink

 
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