In this day and age of on-line dating, why the fear of putting up a photo? I was using the search feature on this site and after 20 pages, 10 profiles per page there are only one or two profiles with photos per page. I have been told that it is superficial to just go by photo. True, but do you really want me to finally meet you and you do not look like the picture I made up of you in my head? That would be a waste of both of our time. Please, I am old, decrepid and I still post my ugly mug for the world to see. I sure do not want anyone to write to me that when meeting, there is nothing about me that is attractive to that person. Just my two cents.
I agree with you. I always wonder why they do not post pictures. It seems to me that the person is being discrete and covering up something. My opinion is just that, it is how I perceive it. Some may want privacy because of their status in the community or some other private reason, just don't expect a reply from the person that is contacted. There is nothing wrong or bad about being on a dating website, show your smile and enjoy the experience.