I had a quick coffee date a few days ago. It was a guy I met on MH. He was Indian/Middle Eastern mix, very good looking, 37, a doctor and in reasonable shape. At least that's what I was lead to believe from MH. I did talk to him on the phone for a while before we met. I wasn't planning on meeting anyone....this just sort of happened.
I never go into these things with high expectations. In fact "prepare to be disappointed" is my motto for these things. Good thing in this case. When I saw him get out of the car, a 15 year old Mercedes 420, I new it was him. Completely different than his profile. This wasn't a case of face pic from ten years ago...the face pic WASN'T him. More than a little overweight. I would say closer to 50...maybe older.
I was polite. At least give me credit for that. He stared at me. It felt creepy. "Take off your jacket," he urged, "I want to see you." "Let's see your arms...flex a little." In the middle of Starbucks??
Almost everyone makes themselves look a little better online than reality. The legal term is "puffery." But why do some guys completely misrepresent themselves?