Not only do you look nothing like your photo, but you are nothing like the person you paraded yourself as.
But this doesn’t explain the underlying motivations to send such images on a dating site.
Do senders really hope to woo a potential date with the equipment on display? In a piece from online lifestyle magazine Refinery29, several of those men interviewed who had sent dick pics said they assumed women would want a nude image of them, because they would be more than happy to receive one from a woman.
For three years, Dave Roberts became Lord Brett Sinclair.
He had lots of admirers, lots of sex and even bagged himself a bride. Dave lived in a fantasy land – or more specifically, in chatrooms on the Internet.
Perhaps they should have taken note of a survey by which concluded receiving “sexts” is a turn off for women who use online dating – presumably because there is something very unsexy about ignoring the requirement to obtain consent first.
But to assume that these “misguided” attempts at seduction explain the rise and rise of such cyber-flashing tells only half the story.
The honeymoon was the funniest of all of it, I have no idea where in my imagination it came from.
But, because Lord Brett Sinclair was, of course, a very successful businessman, I managed to hire a private jet to take my fiancé – whoever she was – to somewhere in Norway.
‘A healthy enthusiasm adds to life but an addiction takes away from it,’ says Griffiths.