Why do most email sites/forums require you to specify your gender when registering?

#1
I don't see the point in it. Unless you are dating/fucking someone, in that case, i'm sure gender would come into topic during conversations, which would be pretty evident in a person's name.

And it's the internet, a person could easily lie, so why even choose to give people an option that cannot be verified for any truth? It would not make a reliable statistic in any way because of this shortcoming.

That's like saying the name a person gives on the internet is really that his/her real name.
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For statistics and marketing one would imagine. Most people wouldn't be bothered about lying, or keeping it private.
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EDIT: ^ I was just watching stargate SG-1, the one where they first meet the ORI. You have no idea how strange i felt when i read it.

Because. In the rare circumstance that it IS a girl, it will give them special rights to "brag" about it.

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#5
sexualy marketing, statistics, dating the usual
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I guess it's just one of the unspoken rules of the internet, but yeah... I guess it's a teensy bit odd.


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EDIT: ^ I was just watching stargate SG-1, the one where they first meet the ORI. You have no idea how strange i felt when i read it.

Because. In the rare circumstance that it IS a girl, it will give them special rights to "brag" about it.

=] thats immediately what i thought when i read that post
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so they know if the porn is spam
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E-mail website have to know that to decide if they should send you penis enlarger ads.
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Some forums have dedicated women only areas where you have to have an active profile as a woman. And somehow prove to the mods that you are female. Of course, the men doesn't have any such special forums, because we men have no reason to talk amongst ourselves.

That, America, really grinds my gears.