I've never gone so far as to make myself over. But I have done something like this. I made four bogus profiles. Three were as women, and I used pictures from all of the spam cam girl messages in my junk mail. A white girl, an asian girl (Who wasn't a spam pic but a pic of my friends wife and she was down with the experiment) and a black girl. Black girl didn't get a whole lot of love, and yes, I felt some type of way about that. White girl and asian girl, let's just say that it was a task keeping those inboxes empty. And for all three of them, they had messages before I even uploaded a picture. Messages were bland. There was nothing original about any messages my bogus ladies received. There were some some very overtly sexual ones. It's easy to see why a guy won't get a reply. You are in competition with everyone. Just because you don't get a reply back could be because women do get a whole lot of messages. There's a good chance that you just got overlooked. For my bogus male, I used pictures of a married friend who was down with the experiment. He didn't get as many messages as the women, but he got plenty more replies. Like a 90% response rate and I put like no effort at all in the messages. Some of my messages were straight up cat calling and not a single F/U.