I think mostly I was curious to see if: - We men really were the testosterone-addled, slavering skirt-chasers that I suspected (Would I get more on-line attention with a female nickname?) - We men all had about the same stereotyped ideas about female behavior (Would the sucker have any inkling that I was not truly female, but pretending, in an exaggerated way, to be female?But she said that while recovering, addicts were likely to experience a temporary loss of libido as well as 'insomnia, irritability, panic, despair, concentration problems, and even flu-like symptoms'.
(I think I'll ask about this on MPSIMS.) Nobody really cares who here has penises or wombs (or neither or both) except on the flirting thread, so whether you call yourself male or female online is more reflective of your gender (the roles you play) than your sex (your biology.) If a man wants to act online in ways that society calls feminine, and wants to be treated in those roles, I think it would be more accurate for her to call herself "she".Food for thought, Your Quadell The guy I mentioned in the OP was actually using a name like Lucious36B or something, to intentionally try to lure men into talking with him.Eventually, though, I just couldn't stand not answering certain questions that would give it away, so the (male) cat got out of the bag.When you think about it, most of us have at least slightly different personalities on-line.I've known plenty of people who are shy IRL but gregarious online, or fumbling IRL but eloquent online, or friendly IRL but confrontational online, etc.
So in many ways, many people are different people when they post anyway.
He told my girlfriend when she confronted him that it was just for fun, to get the "lured ones" to a certain excited point and then turn on them and dump them. But now I see that it seems to be a common occurrence, so I thought maybe I was overreacting. ;) A girl When I first heard about this I thought it was kinda weird, but lately it seems to me to be an accepted and rather prevelent phenomenon.
I can see having some fun with people once in a while. Is it done simply for fun and trickery, or is it indicative of some deeper sociopathological misfunction? ) :) Thanks, A girl I think people who do stuff like that just want the satisfaction of fooling someone... ------------------ ___________________________________________ Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, hate me because i'm an arrogant bastard.
As far as my own gender, well there must be a doctor on this board somewhere, I'd be willing to submit to examination. (IOW, if my friend busted her BF doing this stuff, should she be worried? Before I discovered the SDMB, I used to hang out at an online place called *hangs head in embarrassment* "Bianca's Smut Shack." Even there, I spent almost all of my time in "the bookcase," a "room" that was devoted to more intellectual discussion and featured very little cybering (what little there was usually was the result of people from other rooms looking for a quiet spot to make out).
I posted as a male 95 percent of the time, under the same handle as I use here. There was a room that was "intended for women", where all the lesbians hung out, and on average more than half of the people in that room were men (poorly) pretending to be women.
I used to go in there and assume a female identity and poke fun at all the poor dumbsticks. There was a certain ironic thrill in having a woman commiserating with me about all the idiot men pretending to be women. I never tried to seriously deceive anyone or swap emails or anything like that.