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And usually they are using a porn star or a model as their avatar. I wish I understood the psychology behind it. Is it because they want to be female, or because they want people to like them so they put out a false personality?
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Oh you noticed that person too. LOL

I can only assume that they think they will get more interaction from others due to it. It happens a lot on sites like this where you earn from the interaction but you see it on other sites to due to they are usually trying to get you to go to anther website where they are going to try and sell you something.

 

Males, mostly young ones fall for this type thing all the time so others will continue to try and use this tactic to their advantage as long as they can get a few suckers to fall for it. I have to say I usually can see this kind of thing from a mile away. Kind of like one of the newest members here, that posted about 10 post in a row. The name and the photo in my opinion is a dead give away.
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This phenomenon is very widespread on Facebook too

I can explain that by impersonating a woman, he will get the communication he wanted

At least in our Arab societies, women receive several friend invitations every day and messages on the private comparable to men . 

I don't know if that the same case with forums . 
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It is extremely wide-spread on facebook and I have received many friend requests from profiles like that. 
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Maybe it is in the worldwide culture that men are easily attracted to the opposite sex. In the internet, users do not know exactly what kind of people they are dealing with except for the profile picture and profile name.
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I think they do it on money forums because a pretty blond girl will get more attention than a fat bald guy 
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They're doing that for their ulterior motives like making money or taking the opportunity to use others for money. That's only my guess.
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Pretty sure  the money angle is the reason, and if they are that desperate to earn some pennies...lol
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That's right. The cat wants to be a dog if it is starving so that dog lovers may feed it.
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It happens in real life. I am not sure if you are familiar with the work as Chat Moderator. Most of these people are men who are pretending to be women in dating sites.
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I don't bother going to dating sites for the simple reason that I don't trust people in real life, I sure won't trust them over the 'net lol
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Have you encountered that? Maybe they do not want to reveal their identity for their own reasons but I just hope that they will not use it to fraud others.
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I've encountered it quite often, and usually I end up blocked after calling them out about it 
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I think that they are using those avatars so that they can promote their affiliate for a porn site. Or maybe they want to chat as a girl. No idea!
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May be they're having fun pretending and they like playing with different identities too from one site to another. 
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Yes, I also noticed that! May be to attract more members to respond their discussions they must be doing so! I don't see any other reason!
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Or what if its the other way around . What if ladies pretend to be men ? But that's pretty rare 
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