i don't have a digtal and the pics i do have are when i was a toodler or during my pre teen years i also have pics that are of me riding but you can't really see me and they hardly seem worth the effort to put up. but you make a good point.
Sometimes it's really hard to get a pic of oneself, can't be on both sides of the camera at once, lol. And if you live alone with critters, they aren't the best picture takers. Also hard to get someone else to take the kind of picture you want. You know, like when you want to advertize a horse. You can't be on the end of the leadshank and the camera at the same time! :)
Profiles with pics get many more responses than those without. It makes for a level of comfort when you can at least see the face of whom you are communicating with. As human beings, we like to see each others faces!
well, I think people are shy - perhaps don't want to be "found out" perhaps, also I often wonder, and to me, it is valid, to read what someone says vs. contacting them based on a picture, as one can always ask for pictures later. So perhaps unfortunately the physical is more important to many than the "real" person. 'tis a shame. But that is modern society