I have this image posted on flickr. In the last four months I have had two messages sent to me via comments on this photo… both of the people want me contact them. One has signed off: “hoping to hear from you with lots of loves“, the other simply writes “love u to be my friend. if intrested reply back“. I wonder if both of these men – yes the comments are both from men – realise that I am a 47 year old male…. and I am very happily married!
The clue is there on flick, guys – the photograph is copyright “Ian M Butterfield”, the id is “Ian M Butterfield”, the profile describes who I am. I am the photographer…. I am not the model!!
Both messages are from men looking for ‘love’ – actually I think they are looking for something else but ‘love’ is as good a euphemism to use as any other. If this is the way they go about it… I hope the don’t find love. If they can’t distinguish between a middle-aged male photographer and a female model, if they can’t think to look at the name or profile of the person they try to contact… then I really, really don’t want them to find ‘love’. I don’t mean them any harm but I would not want to see their genetic material passed down in to humanity’s gene pool!