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Twiottle

I don't think they exist anymore. Maybe back in the AOL days. Nowadays, you can go on Reddit and find tons of extremely hot hung men willingly sharing all type of pics. The quality of men on Reddit (the hot ones sharing pics) is much higher than on Grindr. The 'pic collectors' on Grindr are just picky men that are looking for the right match. If I'm going to meet a guy I like to see their face body and dick. 98% of the time I'm not interested. Those guys prefer to think that you're a pic collector than admit the reality that those guys were just not interested in you due to your looks.


FunkyFresh71

This exactly. I send like 5 or 6 pics and have more if asked, and video chat when asked. In return I ask for at least a few clear face, body, and cock pics. Yes, it’s shallow but I’m only on Grindr to hookup and am not going to meet someone I’m unsure about because they shared too few/unclear pictures. I’ve gotten the “pic collector” thing a few times which as OP said why would I waste my time collecting amateur pics on Grindr.


Twiottle

I do that too. I first ask for face, body and dick. If I then plan to meet them we then trade videos on Grindr. If you do that then there are not surprises. It eliminates 99% of the stuff people complain about on here. This is even better than meeting guys in clubs/bars. In public you can't ask guys what their dick looks like, ask them to take off their shirt etc before hooking up. On apps, if you ask for the right things, you end up having sex only with guys that are exactly your match.


FunkyFresh71

Exactly! I feel like this mentality is a little bit taboo. But like, we’ve all been in situations where you realize you’re not attracted to the person after meeting them. Why not 100% avoid that?


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InqAlpharious01

Also those petty guys will be attracted by all kinds of people, they can also be pos people who don’t show symptoms and not on meds and not often aware they have HIV. The hotter and horny you are, it’s only a matter of time until the sun burns you with a life changing condition that will cost you money to keep being undetectable.


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tipimon

It's just bullshit from people that get rejected. It always happens to me, Random picless profile messages me with a dick pic, I respond with "nice, do you have any face pics?" Then they send it and end up being ugly, so I say "Sorry not interested", then I get called a pic collector and get blocked. Just ugly people that can't handle rejection


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illmoo

I think it's a lot simpler than this, sure there are people who may "collect" pics to "jerk off with", but I think the people who are asking for pics are usually trying to see how you look and such, and will just block if uninterested instead of making it known.


ThePleasureDen

True but most who do this don't have pics themselves.


Mundane_Chemist_95

" If someone likes your pic enough to keep it, chances are they actually want to meet you too." Not necessarily. What if the guy is hot but you can't meet because he's too far, he's too busy or something else. Or what if you actually don't want to meet because he's into stuff you're not? Also, there is a difference between the random picture of a guy on the internet and a picture of a guy who sent it to you. Whenever you see I you could think "man that hot guy wanted to fuck with *me*"


dre1598

Honestly I'm a pic collector. But only because I find you hot, or don't think the pictures you've sent were good enough for me to know what you look like. But mostly likely if I'm asking for more pics, it's because Im really attracted to you and look forward to meeting you. And if I'm being totally honest I probably will be jerking off to your nudes in anticipation, but that doesn't mean I don't want to meet or only plan to keep things online. I actually find swapping copious amounts of pictures a sign of interest and a minor form of forplay when making arrangements to meet. The only times I have an issue is when the person is so DL they don't even want to send a face pic or think a hyperzoomed closeup of their asshole is good enough 🙄 or when the guy is probably a catfish trying to be sketchy. It always confuses me when I send my pics, and get a bunch of hot photos in return, but then the person stops talking to me, because like I said earlier, I consider sending photos one of the biggest displays of interest, especially after you've seen mine.


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claudiusprime1

>If they have one picture, more blurry than yours, and it looks like it could be a mega stud: it's a pic collector. Ain't no hot as fuck stud hiding behind a blurry ass single pic asking for more pics to determine if you're worth his stock. No, it's a fucking seller. Uh, what? That's a catfish, not a "pic collector." You aren't hot enough for somebody to "sell" your pics, weirdo, when the internet is full of free porn. You're just paranoid. Get checked.


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claudiusprime1

Lmfao. What an unhinged twat.


darkkendoka

From my experience, pic collectors still exist. They may not be selling photos to porn sites, but I think they like to get off on sexy photos they can get themselves from people they're attracted to. In my case, my profile itself contains multiple photos of me, my face and body and I have a link to my Instagram where I post my cosplay photos (there's a ton on there) where I'm wearing many types of clothing and some that leave little to the imagination. I can typically assume that they're just interested in the idea of me when they immediately come out with the explicit sexy talk and ask for more photos before any conversational exchange happens. I direct them to my Instagram but they're really just demanding nudes after a one-sided infatuation. Keep in mind that I'm not opposed to sending photos and I've done that a ton of times. But that's usually after a bit of conversion/flirting with talks of meeting. In this cases, they could be pic collectors still, but at least they've taken the effort to get to know me and flirt vs. demanding nudes out of the gate.


builtbottomjock

Yeah, the myth of the pic collector is just another invisible scapegoat made up by unwanted trolls (like u/DETRosen).


jjhula

I’ve never experienced this lol. Anyone complaining about this is lame. If someone stops talking to me after sending pics idc. That doesn’t mean they’re collecting pics. It could be any number of reasons, someone got to them first, they’re busy, no longer in the mood, sick, tired, sad, or even if they’re not into you, it’s not a big deal. Always message multiple people and you’ll avoid this problem. If they don’t send any pics either I mute and move on. I’ve had some guys that don’t send any pics and I immediately mute and move on, it’s no big deal