I'm about to expose just how dumb I can be in hopes I might save other guys from making the same mistake. A few weeks ago I started talking to a girl from this site who lives in the same area I do. The number of women on the LPSG is pretty small, and the number from my area is even less, so you might imagine how fun it is to talk to someone like that especially since the ice is already broken so-to-speak. The person behind SexyChick517 (who's alias is "Ann Marie") is from the Atlanta area and has plenty of knowledge about the city to prove it. She is a 21 year old college student attending Georgia State University studying education. We started talking frequently on MSN (firstname.lastname@example.org). After a few conversations online I wanted to actually talk some so I asked for a phone number. She replied she never gives her number out online. Ok, perfectly understandable. I mentioned she could call me using *67 which prevents my phone from seeing her number. This way she could rest easy that I didn't actually have her phone number. But this was still unacceptable to her. She had a few photos of herself but taking any new pictures was out of the question since she didn't have a camera. I found this hard to believe because "Ann" lives at home with her parents and siblings in an affluent area of Atlanta where not having a digital camera around would be pretty rare. The house has 3 computers but no cameras in 2007. Right. Lets not even get into mobile phone cameras. But I'm an easy going guy and I figured maybe she's just really paranoid about it. Exchanging facebook or myspace profiles was also out of the question. So more MSN conversations pass and we agree to meet up at a local cafe for a drink and a chat. I gave her my number in case she got lost or something came up. No word came so I went and waited. Now as I'm sure everyone reading this is expecting, of course no one showed up. There was no call explaining she couldn't make it. Yeah, I'm an idiot, but I wasn't surprised. A few days later we talked again on MSN and on the site. At this point I was pretty much exhausted of the ordeal but I figured I'd give her one last chance to prove she actually existed and proposed the *67 idea again. And of course, she wasn't game for it. It's time for me to swallow some pride and realize I got played by a dude. What's more believable: a girl who talks to a guy over a few weeks but refuses to have a phone conversation with him even using caller-id block and can't prove herself with a photo because she doesn't own a camera and won't actually meet up in a public place....or.....a guy who grabbed some poor girls pictures off of facebook and poses as her to talk to guys. In the latter scenario all of the problems make perfect sense. It would be hard to keep the story going on the phone when your speaking voice is a testosterone induced baritone. And I'm sure it's hard to look like a 21 year old college girl when you're 250lbs and in bad need of a shave and deodorant. I'm not nearly as upset at the person playing "Ann Marie" as I am at myself. I totally deserved to play into all this despite obvious signs it was all a bunch of bs. I'll chalk it up to experience and rest easy in that I won't make the same silly mistake again. In writing this post, I hope I can save another guy learning this one the hard way. Welcome to meeting people on the internet: where you need to take everything with a grain of salt...or maybe the whole shaker. Listen to your gut and realize that at LPSG this kind of facade probably makes up a healthy population of the female members. Besides, do you really want to go through all the red tape of meeting someone online when you can do it so much easier in person? Here's to the "old fashioned" way :tongue:. As I conclude, I'm expecting some people are going to come to SexyChick517's side on this. The poor girl who was just paranoid about people online. They might be right. After all I can't prove it was a guy even though common sense screams it was. But it would be really easy for "Ann" to prove me wrong. I hope more people raise their e-hands for the real girl who's pictures are being exploited like this. For her sake, I'm attaching the photos used so others who read this know the girl in these photos isn't actually the person using them.