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What do you think when someone ask for your photo on italki
I've been asked for such question more than once   in SKYPE or other app from italki friends.
To be honest, these requests are very impolite and unpleasant for female(Even the male
so when people ask me that, I usually ignore them at all  or even delete.
I think my practice is normal.
We're here to learn language, not for love.
Although many people even me  do not mind  become lover when they find the  right  partners on this site(have a enough known and be satisfied with each other)
But if some people start with strange purposes, it will only have the opposite effect.
Ask unfamiliar people photos, or even have an overly intimate appellation……
What do you think about these?
Jun 12, 2018 3:18 PM
Comments · 8

I don't know why people are down-voting your post. It is indeed inappropriate to ask people you're in touch with mainly for language exchange for additional pictures of themselves. What purpose does it serve? Somehow, I get the feeling straight men talking to other men for language exchange don't request photos, and nor do straight women talking to other women. This shows the behavior is inappropriate.

I wouldn't dream of asking the women I speak to online for photos. If they want to share photos - usually to show me a place they visited or illustrate a point - they are the ones who initiate it.

To be asked out of the blue for your picture by strangers is very weird.

June 12, 2018
Why would it bother someone who is made up as a cat on their public photo? Assuming that is you. 
June 12, 2018
Yui. I am really sorry for you. It’s totally inappropriate. Maybe it would help if you would put an anonymous avatar picture like I did.  I know it’s a bit like hiding, but I can tell you for sure that nobody (almost) will not bother you anymore.
June 12, 2018

I think asking for a picture or using some expressions with strong sexual connotation is too much. But not all requests are necessarily harassment. I think there is also a cultural component. Where I live, asking some personal information (age, marital status, children, where do you live, about your job, studies, etc.) is the polite and usual way of showing interest to who you are talking with. Other cultures are more sensitive to this kind of requests (and vice versa), but I think you can state these limits during the conversation.

June 12, 2018
May be The curiosity of seeing who I'm talking with
June 12, 2018
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