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egglayer June 8th, 2014 1:02am

Have you ever gone for weeks (or months) thinking an SOH user was a certain gender, only to find out later you were wrong?

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at23steelers earth
06/09/14 9:29 pm

what Tony is a guy!! I was deceived all along!!!

Ivyra Earth
06/08/14 8:40 pm

No, but then, I don't usually actively seek out a user's gender if their name doesn't already partially imply it.

deathvalley Chicago native
06/08/14 7:55 pm

People think I'm a dude !!

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
06/09/14 2:36 pm

I thought that for a while. Also ChickenCookie.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
06/08/14 7:32 pm

All the time. Profile pics are helpful, people! You're beautiful! Just throw one up!

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
06/08/14 5:50 pm

And people with similar names or pictures kind of jumble together in my brain also.

Pirate Uses the Tap
06/08/14 3:31 am

I gave up trying to guess & figure it out. I can't keep up with remembering what I might have read. A few I know. A few names or pictures you can tell. I assume people can tell I'm a male.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
06/07/14 10:21 pm

I'm the other gender person more often.

06/07/14 7:43 pm

Whatever gender you think I am, I am not.

EarlyBird Portland
06/07/14 8:31 pm

Oh no... that scares me.

06/08/14 6:38 am


06/08/14 7:13 pm

I voted lol yeah but is like to leave out the lol part cuz it wasn't funny flirting with the dude. #fml

chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/10/14 8:45 pm

@Late / i thought you were a guy too. Thin with blonde hair.

06/10/14 8:54 pm know I am not a guy, you just don't remember. :) we have daughters the same age in college, remember.

I have confused everyone with my pic. That's my hubby on the right...still sexy after all these years. ;)

chickencookie Jihad Joe
06/11/14 5:04 am

Haha. I know. Just like I was a Victoria Secret model. By the way you and your husband are one cute couple. :)

susanr Colorado
06/07/14 7:05 pm

I generally don't presume gender if it's not obvious from name or context, but I'm one of the many who thought rlands was male for a while, & I made the opposite error once when I was positive a user had identified as female, but I misread something.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/07/14 6:55 pm

Yes! I thought BeanD was a guy. And I initially thought whichendisup was a guy too. And I couldn't tell either way about Sakura for months.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/07/14 6:51 pm

Most of you are asexual until proven sexy.

swervin Maryland
06/07/14 6:12 pm

Some people thought I was a girl because I had Sheldon as my display pic.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/07/14 6:09 pm

Happened to me on their age. Truckin' along thinking they're in their late 20s, only to find out they're 12! SMH.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/07/14 6:45 pm

One of the best things about helps us see people for their ideas, without first seeing them through the lenses of age, ethnicity, gender, etc.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/08/14 4:05 am

Yea but SO much of what's discussed here is inappropriate for little children.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/08/14 5:10 am

Maybe so, but thinking realistically, they've probably seen and heard much worse at school and online. "Adult" polls can be filtered so they only go to users 21+. Mostly though...parents should be aware of the apps a child uses.

06/08/14 6:37 am

This happened to me too! I am still amazed at some of the insight and intelligence I see out of the younger crowd here!

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/08/14 6:40 am

Yes...SOH has given me more confidence in the younger generations.

06/08/14 5:14 pm

It's pretty cool as a 14 year old to actually debate without the added clause that my ideas don't count.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/08/14 5:21 pm

Exactly! Many people wouldn't "hear" you if they knew your age. Some teenagers on here know far more about some issues than I ever will. Your opinions count and deserve to be heard regardless of your age.

Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
06/08/14 7:46 pm

I disregard peoples ages on SoH, I let their actions and words dictate if they get my attention and respect. Most of the users on SoH seem pretty smart, while I small portion of the users make me lose faith in humanity at times. lol