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  1. 6* (*I think you look healthy in 6 AND it’s recent!), 2, and 5.. I don’t personally like the sunglass pics.

    • Thank you, Sweetie! Glad to see you here! Just did a little perusing of your blog(s)… Sorry I’ve been remiss in my blog-reading! You could probably give me a lot of advice about this process! I like how you weeded out ones who emailed too many times but didn’t ask for your number or asked you out. I’m n the middle of that now, too. One didn’t even give me his name after WAY TOO MANY emails, but did give his phone. He’s starting to creep me out. More about him in the next post.

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    • Richard, you’re a goof! ๐Ÿ™‚ But you may have something with the rifle idea… I bet I’d get a LOT of inquiries if I posed with a fishing pole. LOL

  3. In order by preference:

    2: 6: and 4, while 4 has sunglasses, it’s a good picture of you, very pretty lady and do not accept less than you’re worth.

  4. 2 is gorgeous, in all your sun-kissed splendor. I like 5 a lot too, but I think you should be closer. Maybe enlarge and crop? And I think you look fine in 6. So any of those three.

    Problem is that I think most of these here would make dudes want to date you, regardless of your profile.
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  5. 5,and yes crop it.
    1, it shows your innate quirkiness which is much of who you are.
    4, the real you shows through the glasses.

    2 and 6 do not show the girl I personally know. (And the ghost hand below your left elbow in 6 is kind of creepy, and what was that about having the ex hanging on your shoulder?)

    • Dennis, you are so observant!!

      I wondered if anyone would notice that I cropped out someone. However, it was a lady friend, but I guess that’s hard to tell.

      This makes me wonder if I’ve made the same mistake thinking a cropped out person was a different gender!

  6. Thank you all SO much! I really appreciate your help. Honestly, it means a lot to me! I wish I could just marry all of you! xo ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ok, here are the winners in order of your preference as of 1/8/14 at 2pm Central:

    2 and 6 tied for 1st place.
    5 came in 2nd.
    4 and 1 tied for 3rd.

    For those who asked, yes I think I look like all of those – but just less tan and less blond because it’s winter.

  7. I like two and six as so many others, classy photos equal classy lady. That is not to say the fun photos aren’t wonderful and smiles are always great. I raised three daughters or should I say my wife raised them and I supplied the needed funds for curling & straightening irons, I never understood why both were needed and only received rolls of my girls eyes when I asked. As to say poor old short haired man you understand so very little. The one thing that I that I taught my girls when teenagers was that “All Men Are Pigs” I admitt that even after thirty years of marriage to my wonderful wife I still have swine moments myself. I understand that dating sites are a fine place to meet people but please be carfull, they can be a virtual pig pen. I enjoy your blog way too much to have anything happen to you. My daughters are now all married and as with most things I taught them they worked hard to prove me wrong. They married men much better then their father. Not one of their husbands have so much as a curly tail. My son in laws are great, kind and honorable, I love it when a plan comes together. That is my hope for you too that you find a man who will treat you as the the witty, smart, kind (animal lover) and beautiful person you are. You deserve it. Pass over the pigs and find a man. Thank you for your fun blog.

    • Trey, thank YOU for the lovely compliments! You have made my morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I still have hope about the online dating thing, but it is slowly waning already. Part of the problem is I’m in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Any decent-sized city is at least 45 minutes away. The biggies are 1.5 hours. So the pickings are slim.

      But the bigger problem is I’m already running into those pigs you mentioned. *sigh* I’m running out of the mental stamina needed to deal with them. Since posting pics, I’ve been flooded with the equivalent of “winks”, and a few emails. But, most of those emails are seriously lacking in substance. I’m not even counting the two kids young enough to be my sons.

  8. 2,3,5,6. Don’t crop, highest resolution you can use. If they want a close-up they can zoom in.

  9. I vote for 5 & 6. Five is who “I” know, you look fit and casual, and I think the photo is appealing without being provocative. It shows one end of the ‘spectrum’ of being ‘dressy or casual, and is not ‘fake’ or misleading. I like 6 because it shows that you have a young, sweet feminine look saying “I can dress up if I need to and look fabulous!” If you wanted another photo, think about sports you enjoy, perhaps with golf gear, or while attending a venue of interest, rodeo, museum, in a boat, etc. that shows that you like to be active. Show one playing with your cat, or something from the dance tonight, …… an activity! Sounds like fun! Hugz!

    • Thanks, Becky! I wish you were coming to Port A!! I’m not going to be there for the dance tonight, I’m in Hill Country taking a ride on a Jackelope (sadly, that is NOT a euphemism for a hot guy named Jack – it is a horse-sized Jackelope).

      I’ve got an up date on the photo situation coming shortly. It’s been an adventure after only 24 hours. *sigh*

  10. 2, 6. These are the two best ones in my opinion. Wishing you the best with this. I met my wife online almost 10 years ago and we celebrated our 8th anniversary last year and have a 6 1/2 year old daughter.

  11. Hey, don’t worry about just meeting guys real close by. I am in Washington State and my wife is from the Philippines (7,260 miles away when we met online). If something is meant to be, it will, and will find a way ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I like all of them, except don’t post the one with the boat in it, if you don’t want dudes with fish ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Just things I see. In number 4 you have bi-polar angel/demon wings (via the camp chair) and in the last one, the Will-o-the-whips are visiting your lovely skirt. This is why I don’t do this online dating stuff. I couldn’t imagine fitting in a an appropriate box.

      • LOL I had to look up “will-o-the-wisps”! That really is just the flash reflecting off the slip-portion of my skirt. The top part is sheer fabric, and the slip is made to show through.

        • Yes, I know the cause. I was a silly pro-photographer back in the ‘cough’ film days. I’m also a silly Mtn. Man nerd who reads silly-things into many a magic from storytelling history. Please don’t count my vote more than a few %.

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