I'm kind of afraid to because creeps like to collect photos of people and stuff like that, also, I'm afraid that someone will say I'm ugly or something. I'm so insecure... any way I can get over this fear? I hate being this way. I don't want to post a rate me question because people might call me ugly or something. ;_;
if you have this much concerns over it, then you shouldn't post your picture at all honestly. Someone WILL eventually call you ugly. Someone WILL eventually save one of your pictures. Those things are to be expected on the internet. The people who upload their pictures anyways tend to be people who are aware of these realities, and aren't too bothered by them, as a I am. If you are as insecure as you say, i strongly advise you not upload any. You've shown me what you look like and personally i think you look good for your age.
Lots of people have their picture for a profile pic, but many of them do something so they are still hidden. Such as the picture being of a part of them, such as a foot, hand, legs, that kind of thing. Many put pictures with their face hidden by their hair. All kinds of ways that it can be you while still being hidden.
What I don't understand is how you are afraid to use a picture of yourself, but you keep saying that you want to post a rate me picture. You can just put up a nice profile picture. Why do you think you should past a rate me question? That is jumping clear to the other end of the spectrum. I honestly do not understand all the people posting rate me questions, many people doing it over and over. What is the appeal of asking people to rate you?
I am in favour of people of putting their own pic in profile pic - I don't want to say it doesn't happen but any of the How Do I Look questions I seen are quite positive. On another note I think it is really important because I saw your take on black girls and I was really surprised to find out you were black. So your profile pic will give you a stronger identity on here.
I don't see why not? If you're afraid of creeps like everyone keeps saying then I hope you never put your pictures up on facebook, twitter, instagram... etc... there's always gonna those people who do it? Are you going to spend the rest of your life worrying about it?
Why would you be afraid if someone calls you ugly? They can't do anything to you and their opinion of you has absolutely no value in your life. I have a picture of me in my profile, I know I'm not good looking but whatever any one says matters not.
It will bring some people out of the blue, messaging you.. I just changed my pic on here like 2 days ago and I have had multiple random people messaging me since. There is one or two that I don't mind talking to, but most of them are just looking to talk dirty or hit on me... Do whatever makes you feel better. :)
I'm a huge opponent of posting personal pics online for exactly the reasons you listed. It squicks me out that someone could find your picture and keep it as their own. It's so damn creepy! I say keep as much of the internet as feasible.
Like if you're not sure what you want to use as a profile pic I'm sure there are tons of great sources out there. OR you could ask an artist to draw or make an icon for you for like 5 or 10 bucks.
I really doubt your ugly... every person has beautiful qualities for example someone with bad skin might have amazing hair, or somebody who's overweight might have beautiful eyes... every bodies beautiful in their own unique ways, so if you would like to put up a picture of yourself then do it... but if it makes you uncomfortable then dont:)
It depends if the pro's weight out the cons. The pro's are: - people will remember you better - your opinions get more personal. People see what kind of person would react in such case they described. - you get compliments all the time (if you like that) - people don't step into conclusions too fast sometimes. Like if you say something that could offend someone, they don't have the argument like 'well, I bet you're ugly and a loser!'.
If you want to then go ahead and do it! I can't worry about the creeps (maybe I'm too naive). 99% of people will be positive and nice about yourppicture, I've only had a couple girls and guys say I was ugly and it's no big deal. I suggest never ask a rate me question ;) I for one would love to see you :)