Then, in many locations the posters there will be more polite to female posters and let them get away with more lapses in nettiquitte than male posters. (My guess on this is that women tend to be helpful to most anyone but us men tend to try harder to help women (and so impress them with our wittiness, charm and technical prowess) than we will to help other men (who we figure if they don't know what is going on they don't belong in our turf.)) Finally, there are a number of (mostly teenage) males on the Internet who are rather desperate to talk to anyone female and some men pretend to be women just to have some fun at their expense.
I'm sure there are some other reasons as well but none of them are anything I would be overly concerned about (except maybe the slight tendancy for cruelty displayed in my third case.) tanstaafl (male) ------------------ "Sometimes I think the web is just a big plot to keep people like me away from normal society." --- Dilberttanstaafl, that still doesn't explain the phenomenon of straight men going into cybersex chat rooms and pretending to be women, and cybering with another man. Heck I used to go into cybersex rooms for a while on IRC just for the hell of it, and no one ever believed I was female.
Like all the best stories, this one starts in a pub.
Sick of internet dating, I asked the landlord how I should go about chatting up men in real life.
A girl", I'm sure you'll understand why, under the circumstances, we're going to require a DNA sample.
So I did the only logical thing – I made a list and set out on a Friday night to try them, with only a friend and a vodka and soda for support. 1) I approach Matt, a guy with dirty-blonde hair in a parka standing by a jukebox.
Velez allegedly told the police officer to meet him at a motel where they would have sex with the children.
He then drove to a motel in Stafford, where he was met by police and arrested.
So, many men (or boys) pretend to be women (or girls) in order to have more people talk to them.
This can be just because they want to chat with someone, or because they have a question they need answered and (for whatever reason) more people will answer a woman's question.