Match.com Won’t Publish This Picture on My Profile Page

Dear RobertG30SF,

Thank you for submitting your photo to Match.com. Unfortunately, we are unable to add the photo you submitted to your profile. Please submit another photo or crop your current photo to meet the following guidelines. For Primary Photos:

* You should be the only person in the picture
* A substantial portion of your face must be visible

For All Photos:
* No nudity or sheer/see-through clothing
* No copyrighted images (ie: drawings, photographs, or other illustrations)
* No identifying information (ie: license plates, email or web addresses, visible street address numbers, etc.)
* No illegal acts or violence
* No minors only (under 18 years old without an adult included in the photo)

comments

  1. avatar Sanchanim says:

    So loose the shades and take the photo from the other side lol
    The butt of the rifle is blocking your mouth and chin and the shades, while really cool block your eyes.

    1. avatar Sam says:

      It’s a shotgun.

      1. avatar RabbiVJ says:

        its not only a shotgun…its a KSG…(want!)

      2. avatar Sanchanim says:

        Ok ok correction noted. 🙂

  2. avatar Wiebelhaus says:

    Well dude….be serious, you can’t see all of your face nor would this be the picture you’d want for an online dating profile, I mean your aiming an assault rifle, it’s kind of odd and your being unreasonable.

    1. avatar pastubbs says:

      How is he being unreasonable other then hes not showing enough face. there’s no point in hiding the gun I mean that makes a huge difference when it comes to relationships. He likes guns they person looking at his profile should know that.

    2. avatar Phrederick says:

      That’s a shotgun, dude, not an assault rifle.

    3. avatar Cotton says:

      I’m not trying to be a jerk, but it’s a pump action shotgun. It’s not an assault rifle. lol

    4. avatar Michael says:

      ” nor would this be the picture you’d want for an online dating profile”

      I disagree. If you haven’t noticed… many people are very pro-gun, or very anit-gun… not a whole lot of people are in the middle. So when looking for a meaningful relationship, if you’re someone who enjoys firearms, and spends a significant amount of your time and money on them, then yeah… you might want to avoid those that disagree with you.

      Personally, I think the photo covers too much of your face and that’s why it’s not being published.

    5. avatar Buuurr says:

      “Wiebelhaus says:

      May 19, 2012 at 22:39

      Well dude….be serious, you can’t see all of your face nor would this be the picture you’d want for an online dating profile, I mean your aiming an assault rifle, it’s kind of odd and your being unreasonable.”

      I agree. I think it also falls under the category of acts of violence. I mean do you really think that this is just a good pose or were you going for the Arny ImGonnaBlowYourHeadOff look? All in all I think it is a ridiculous photo for a dating website. It reeks of cheese and makes us look bad. You actually could have done better if you stated you like cars and had a picture of you in a Lamborghini with your head out the window and a whore on the hood.

  3. avatar pastubbs says:

    Show some more face if they turn that down then we have something to fight over?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Will do.

  4. avatar Totenglocke says:

    Add one from the other side so that they can’t claim that it’s obscuring your face.

  5. avatar Joe Grine says:

    Out here on the left coast, posting a pic of yourself with a gun on a dating site would be a sure fire way not to get laid.

    1. avatar Scott.a says:

      I thought I saw a study not too long ago that said “women rate men who are holding guns as more attractive” but I can’t for the life of me find it. My non-official source agrees with me though

      http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/2010/09/chicks-dig-guns.html

      Even lefty hippy chicks swoon if you actually can manage to get them in the range.

      1. avatar Scott.a says:

        This is the one I was looking for http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=men-who-hold-a-gun-appear-taller-an-12-04-14
        Doesn’t say attractive but bigger and stronger.

  6. avatar Texas Deputy says:

    The image problems are obvious:

    * A substantial portion of your face must be visible

    You need to be shooting from the hip, maybe with a M1918 BAR
    or something manly like that; remember that on match.com, size DOES matter!

    * No nudity or sheer/see-through clothing

    You are showing your “Right to bare arms”
    Maybe you ought to be wearing long sleeves.

  7. avatar FOD says:

    You’re in firing position with CQB shotgun. Kinda hard to argue it doesn’t depict violence.

    They’d probably reject a”primary photo” a katana wielding masked ninja too.

    1. avatar Buuurr says:

      …just say’n.

  8. avatar Stephen says:

    Personally, I love the pic for use on a dating site. Great way to begin a relationship. Honesty. “If you don’t like this, you won’t like me.”

  9. avatar FOD says:

    You’re in firing position with CQB shotgun. Kinda hard to argue it doesn’t depict violence.

    They’d probably reject a”primary photo” a katana wielding masked ninja too.

    Show your face, weapon (if you must) at the carry.

  10. avatar Jamie in ND says:

    Fck match.com, bunch of PC candy asses…

  11. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    I love the photo, and you’d get a ton of dates in certain NON-COMMIE towns where people respect the 2A. Match.com sucks anyway and you’d most likely end up with some wacked out gun hating chick from hell. The NRA needs to start its own dating site for gun lovers.

    1. avatar LeftShooter says:

      An NRA dating site/service–along with the wine (whine?), insurance, and coin investments? PLEASE let’s kill that idea in the womb, before my head explodes. (I can’t shake the image of a female version of Ted Nugent!)

      1. avatar Derek says:

        Thank you. so much. for that mental image.

        *heebie jeebies* She has that goatee thing…

  12. avatar APBTFan says:

    Apparently they don’t like your watch.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Neither did I. Bad joss. Sold it and bought the Armorlite.

      1. avatar APBTFan says:

        Amourlite I take it? I really, really like the AL401. Although at that price point I’ll stick with my Pulsar.

  13. avatar Wiebelhaus says:

    I do understand your point but I think that should either be notated in your profile as a hobby/profession or a first date topic, I don’t see a reason to advertise it unless firearms/firearm training is your business and it’s an advert but that’s not what he’s doing here.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      It was one of several images. Not the “cover shot” either.

  14. avatar Aharon says:

    Wouldn’t it be easier, more fun, more choices, less stress, and much less costly to turn to a high-end escort service than pursue modern dating or marriage-divorce?

    1. avatar Not Too Eloquent says:

      Here here!!!!

    2. avatar not my usual name says:

      While I have no experience with escorts, I have been in a relationship with a professional dominatrix for almost a decade. There are major differences between the two professional but the rule is the same –never go to an escort service because they will have something on you. In the internet age go for an independent. It is in her best interest to respect your privacy becasue she wants your repeat business. Had Eliot Sptizer used an independent he would have paid less money, got better sex and still be Governor of NY. If he had gone the Domme route he never would have gottten into trouble. BDSM is perfectly legal in New York State.

      1. avatar Aaron says:

        Living in New York State is an act of BDSM, so I can see the symmetry in your point.

        1. avatar Philthegardner says:

          +1. nice one

  15. avatar irock350 says:

    KSG and a Ferrari shirt, quite the catch Robert. This photo says to me that you like cheap guns and expensive cars.

    1. avatar irock350 says:

      So you might as well come out and say I like cheap dates and fast women.

      1. avatar Robert Farago says:

        I like cheap dates and fast women. Although I’m not a skinflint by any measure.

    2. avatar Aaron says:

      “I like guns that play hard to get, and women that don’t.”

  16. avatar Scott.a says:

    You should have started thetruthaboutfashion instead. Then you could have bypassed this whole match.com thing and just used “Hi, I’m Robert Farago.” All of us gun lovers are glad you didn’t though.

    1. avatar Aaron says:

      Partner up with Tim Gunn and “Make it work.”

  17. avatar Ralph says:

    Wht the hell are you on Match.com anyway?

  18. avatar Jameson says:

    Just shows you need to add a match-up section to TTAG. The Truth About Guys & Girls? That’s one thing you won’t find much of on those dating websites.

    1. avatar James says:

      There ain’t no women here, man. Too many creeps.

      Just go and look at any comment section under a post with an even semi-attractive woman in the lead picture. Stalker slash date-rape city.

      1. avatar John says:

        So this site is Pedobear approved?

        1. avatar John Fritzatollah says:

          Hmmm. So is Pedobear a firearms enthusiast?

          Never considered that, sure opens up a whole new can of memes.

  19. avatar Johnny Come Lately says:

    You’re making hay, dude. It’s the blocked portion of your face that’s causing the rejection. Back when I had a profile on there they retroactively bounced two pictures that I had managed to submit and use for the first month of my membership simply because I was wearing a low-brimmed hat and sunglasses in both. It’s retarded but them’s the breaks.

  20. avatar bob says:

    Only your nose is visible. Ask yourself how many times you’ve decided someone was attractive based just on their nose…

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Ask yourself how many times you’ve decided someone was attractive based just on their nose…

      It depends where the nose was.

      1. avatar Avid Reader says:

        D@mmit! I had a mouth full of coffee when I read this! I barely missed the keyboard.

  21. avatar Philthegardner says:

    match.com? …. okay….

  22. avatar Mark says:

    Retake the photo from the other side so the stock doesn’t block the face.

    1. avatar Blinky Pete says:

      I like the way Mark thinks.

    2. avatar Jay W. says:

      Yep – Resubmit with less stock blocking the face, but no “Rambo”, firing from the hip type pose, and let’s switch out the sunglasses for a pair of clear lens shooting glasses, so a “substantial” portion of your face is truly visible and then maybe, just maybe, you’ll find the Annie Oakley of your dreams or for the weekend, whichever is your preference.

  23. avatar Aharon says:

    I don’t see what the problem is all about. Plenty of girl guns would like to date that shotgun. In other news, it is a proven fact that a man who dates high-class escorts can date any flavor he wants, has less stress in his life, saves lots more money (vs. wife or girlfriend), and never gets knifed in divorce court. Oh yeah, and most important escorts never get jealous of which gun a man is hanging out with.

    1. avatar Thomas Paine says:

      yeah, but soon you’ll get tired of old asian ladies with Brillo bushes who chainsmoke Kool 100’s.

  24. avatar Aharon says:

    Borrow a .50 Caliber sniper rifle. Then stand with it resting on your hip with the gun angled upward at a 45% angle. That should satisfy match.com and get the ‘chicks with guns’ types to contact you.

  25. avatar Alan Rose says:

    I can see through your sunglasses. But yeah more face less stock, crop out bottom and right.

  26. avatar MotoJB says:

    Match.lame….

    I also had problems with match photo’s back in the day. Used to roadrace motorcycles and I couldn’t upload on-track photos. They kept rejecting them. How the heck are you supposed to see my face with a helmet on?? They also came back saying I couldn’t use copyrighted photo’s – as if they were photo’s of/from someone else! I kept sending emails in complaint and they finally allowed them.

    In this case I can understand how it more significantly violates their “rules”…but I question is really a problem with not seeing your face fully, or do they equate this picture to “violence”? If the latter, that’s total BS.

  27. avatar Aaronvan says:

    Met my fiance on Match good luck!

  28. avatar Andrew says:

    This is a disgusting display of sunglasses wearer discrimination. Although perhaps they think a registered firearm is “identifying information”

  29. avatar gabba says:

    who cares? really, who? what are you going to do, boycott them?

  30. avatar ec4321 says:

    Private company, can set any rules that they want.

    The way it should be.

    The alternative is, government regulation.

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