People aren't given much space to talk..and only about what they'd like in a date..so there's no way to get much of a good feel for who they are as a person.
And, then, the average age here is probably not more than 19.
As a result, people are mostly just rated on their picture. A pretty girl always gets a 9 or a 10, even if she just says 'whatever the guy wants is fine with me. and says nothing else..and someone not so pretty gets a low rating, no matter how original and throughtful her dating idea is.
So it's hard to take it too seriously. Guys' profiles are a little more interesting, because guys aren't rated by their looks in their picture nearly as much.
It's fun (I would think; no one's actually ranked me) to see what people think about your idea of a first date or style. We could always use a little confidence boost/constructive criticism every now and then.
I honestly don't even care where my looks go in some rating system or some bullsh*t like that. I do want opinions and advice on specific things, but given that camera and shot quality is a huge deal in terms of things like uploaded photos, and I don't want to spend the effort it takes to get those things, I just don't feel like it's useful at all.
it should be judged based on what you WRITE first, then only show the picture of the person after they have voted. Because as you said people are shallow and vote people based on their pic instead of their words.
I don't think it's useful. It should be closed down, and people who want to be rated should post on the main section of GAG.
Apparently you can upload only one picture. The questions are lame and don't really give you an indication of the person's personality. Also the 1-10 rating system I don't like. Is 6 good? Is 7 good? I personally would prefer 'would date' / 'wouldn't date'. How 'good' someone is you can only really know once you do date them.
It's dead. When I first came on here, I would go there from time to time, but many of the people haven't been on in quite a while. They should revamp it where everything is listed and the newest reality check is at the top, and they should give you the ability to update it, so that it goes back to the top because you're still around. They should also promote it a little more.
And finally, I think people should be reasonable when it comes to those things. I've always taken something around a 5 to mean average. There's nothing wrong with being average and it doesn't mean that a person is unattractive. Not everyone can be 8s, 9s, or 10s.
You should go on OhRated or Teenspot. They do loads of regular rating of people seeing as that's your thing. Rating isn't a big deal here because it's more about advice than people's looks. I didn't know about it for a while but when I found it, I wasn't interested in what people thought of my style or if they'd date me. Firstly, I'm not fussed on people's style and secondly, I don't care if people want to date me or not, I have a boyfriend so why would I need to use that?! But later, I added a style one but I've only had like one rate since having it for ages now! I might remove mine. I think rating should be removed from the site altogether though.
I've never used it but I've heard that it's pretty dead. It seems like a good idea but for whatever reason it seems like it's never really taken off... probably because it's easier to get quick responses by asking questions.
I don't like the questions. I might try it if they had better questions. I don't think about "the perfect first date". I'm not that kind of girl. I also don't have the same style every day. That's boring.
I don't think much of reality check :/ I can look really amazing in photos, yea without photoshop /: lol but in real life I'm average, just an average Jane who can look good in photographs my dad says hey look you had your photo face on lol so its not really reality is it :)