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janbb's avatar

Would you put a picture of yourself in a hospital bed on a dating site?

Asked by janbb (57156points) August 20th, 2016

Just saw one and it strikes me as odd.

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chyna's avatar

It would probably be a deal breaker for me.

canidmajor's avatar

Only to appeal to a very specific type…so…no.

flutherother's avatar

Possibly, if I was long term sick, but it is a bit odd.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Maybe as bragging rights when I donated a kidney.

This comment is bragging. How YOU doing, sweetheart?

jca's avatar

I’m not on dating sites, but no, I wouldn’t put a photo of myself in a hospital bed.

elbanditoroso's avatar

If he was hospitalized for syphilis or gonorrhea, that would be a turn-off, for sure.

Seek's avatar

It wouldn’t be my first choice.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Only if I got in the hospital for awesome reasons. Like rescuing a puppy from the river. Or for being a daredevil trying to find another like him.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I see a lot of weird choices on dating sites… some people seem to have no clue that their picture choice can be an immediate turn-off.

johnpowell's avatar

Maybe they are trying to bag a doctor.

CWOTUS's avatar

Context is all. Always. If the rest of the profile was either humorous, or intelligent (or both), or made light of the situation in some way (or major props if it was honest enough to say, “Hey, this is who I am and this is how I always am), then good on him.

Points for originality in any case.

Mariah's avatar

If a disability is a big part of that person’s life, then the picture might screen out people who wouldn’t accept that.

janbb's avatar

@Mariah But shouldn’t that be part of their narrative in that case?

By the way, this is a fairly lighthearted question. I didn’t have a strong reaction; I just thought it a little odd.

Mariah's avatar

If they didn’t say anything about being disabled in their profile I’d assume it was probably someone who thought they were a badass for having to go to the hospital after a motorcycle accident or something, lmao.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Well if I had particularly sexy bed hair in that photo… maybe!

No. Seriously, I can’t imagine I’d put a photo of me in a hospital bed on any site – but definitely not a dating site if I was looking for a partner.

imrainmaker's avatar

May be he’s feeling lonely out there and wants someone desperately by his side..)

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