In the interest of full disclosure, in the event that one of my matches actually might want to meet me in person, I posted a picture of my "bald" self, as I've been going through chemo as part of my breast cancer treatment. I figured that guys would want to know in advance that my looks have changed. Silly me! I guess I was wrong in thinking it was best to be honest about the recent change in my appearance. Someone must've objected to the photo, as that's the one that OKCupid chose to delete. The only reason I can see on their checklist for removal of my bald photo is #6. This was very hurtful to me, considering all that I've been through in recent months. Check out this message from OKCupid and YOU decide if you think this whole thing is discriminatory:
IMPORTANT: One of your Pictures has been removed.
Mar 16, 2013 – 11:16am Hi from OkCupid.
One of your photos was flagged by OkCupid users for being inappropriate. After being reviewed and voted on by our moderators the consensus was to remove the photo.
The most common reasons for picture removal are:
1. The picture doesn't have YOU in it.
2. Copyrighted material
3. Extreme closeups
4. Non-photos or photos of pets, children, etc.
5. Celebrity/fake uploads
6. Disgusting stuff that scars us
7. Porn or nudity
As a rule of thumb, upload only photos of yourself
(your pets, children, and artwork belong elsewhere),
and make sure your face or body (not your tattoo or eyeball) is chosen
with the thumbnail selector.
March 5, 2013: Chemotherapy complete... Hooray! I'm looking forward to having my life somewhat back to "normal"...whatever that is! I have been a good sport about my hair loss, but I am looking forward to having it grow back. I am so blessed in so many ways. I am thankful for getting through this surgery and treatment with a great prognosis. Also, so thankful for everyone who helped me get through it, and God, my Heavenly Father, from whom I receive my strength (Philipians 4:13).
Update Dec. 3, 2012: It's been quite a while since I've updated my profile. I'm now battling a new type and totally new case of cancer. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August and I've got to endure chemotherapy treatments at least through February of 2013. I realized how fortunate I was, to have survived kidney cancer (over 11 years ago) and not had to endure chemo. Chemo has been the toughest part of this whole ordeal. The least of it is the hair loss. I'll have to post a bald-chick photo, just for fun. Although it's all only temporary, the nausea and discomfort is far worse than anything, along with the uncertainty of the success of treatments. Luckily, my prognosis is very good. I'm told chemo is mainly standard protocol for this type of cancer. My faith is getting me through each day, one day at a time.
Old profile: I'm a hard-working, divorced, single mom. No nonsense and no time for games or stupidity. Multi-dating is not necessarily a bad thing, if you know what you're looking for and trying to find "the one", just be honest about it. I'm a cancer survivor and know that life's too short to waste a single moment. I am a Christian with real (not lukewarm) Christian values, therefore, I do not believe in sex-before-marriage. I strive to live a Christ-centered life although I'm not perfect. I'm a work in progress being sculpted daily in the hands of the Master. I wouldn't be opposed to finding someone to share my life with, however, I don't mind meeting people and making friends here, either.
I'm an honest and dependable person and I like hanging out with people who are honest and dependable, as well. It seems a rarity these days to find people who keep their word. I like it when people do what they say they are going to do, call when they say they are going to call, and have enough consideration for others to make a quick call to let others know when they are not going to show up, or if they will be late.