He Wants to See More Online Pictures. Why Would He Want More?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Reader Question:

I posted two profile pictures. One was a close-up and the other a full-body picture. I received an email from a guy I was also interested in. His email simply said “Sexy!”

I did not know how to respond to that other than to say thank you and I thought he was sexy, too. I also pointed out some things we had in common and indicated my interest in chatting with him more. His response back to me was “Do you have any more pics?”

I was a bit taken aback by that and honestly insulted. If he thought my initial pictures he saw were sexy, why would he want more? I would like to know how to respond should this happen again (if I respond at all).

-Eileen (Maine)

Dr Wendy Walsh’s Answer: 

Darling Eileen,

How much you hope to make love’s lemonade out of a big fat lemon.

But here’s the truth: If a guy sends you a note that says “Sexy,” then that’s all he’s looking for. If you respond to such a note, then you are silently telling him you are game for a “sex only” relationship.

So don’t be surprised if he asks for more photos. That’s all he cares about.

By the way, I pass no judgment here. If you are into a “sex only” relationship, then strap on a condom and use it correctly (yes, for oral sex too) and don’t complain about a broken heart later.

This won’t morph into anything else.

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