I don't know. I tried it one day. Created an account with a male profile, but I couldn't respond as a man. I am too firmly rooted in my feminine thinking. So I deleted that account after a few hours.
Neither can I.
i know right it creepy as hella.
Some people must like the danger or like tricking people. Some older men pretend to be young girls to befriend them and try to lure them. More benign people might just be experimenting with gender.
I think there are just as many dishonest people as there used to be. The internet just makes it a lot easier to pretend to be another person for personal gain.
They are perverts . What they can't have in real life they come here to fantasize
It is often a way to explore different personalities, genders, etc. All quite normal.
Unless they stay stuck in the one personality it isn't a huge deal.
Some are predators, and a few others just feel happier being female - I suppose
Sooner or later they slip up.Sometimes you can tell what sex the person by what they write...words etc...
I know,it's weird.Why would a person pretend?
I did it to see if I could. I couldn't, so I gave up.
they are sad people
Some sort of vicarious thrill I suppose. Who knows... ;/
Only they know. Or may be not..
It seems there are a lot of predatory types though.
( Its the Internet, I guess. )