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(CBC)   For the first time ever, according to census, married people are outnumbered. In other news, men are evolving and getting smarter   (cbc.ca ) divider line
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2007-09-12 04:56:54 PM  
Tat'dGreaser: DROxINxTHExWIND: Turns out that she was more in love with the idea of being in love. She was just at that stage in her life where she thought she was ready. We had/have feelings for one another but in my opinion what she truly "loved" was the idea of us acting like Claire and Cliff Huxtable.

How much do you REALLY love Jello pudding though?


I was known to fark up a few Jello pudding pops in my day.


/what the fark happened to those?
 
2007-09-12 04:57:08 PM  
Herder /I know not all women

Obviously
 
2007-09-12 04:57:40 PM  
eggcouncil: //wish more men would realize the satisfaction and contentment of nurturing a loving relationship with one woman, and not just farking anything that moves.

/Wish more women would appreciate a genuinely loving, faithful, monogamous male, and not just assume* that if it has a penis, it is automatically an ethically challenged assclown.

*and we all know what they say about the word "assume!"
 
2007-09-12 04:57:55 PM  
DaSwankOne: DROxINxTHExWIND: what she truly "loved" was the idea of us acting like Claire and Cliff Huxtable.

Ya, but your not black are you?

========================================

Sorry, I should have said Ross and Rachel.

/know your audience
 
2007-09-12 04:58:24 PM  
"Tell Bill I said have a coke and a smile and shut the fark up."


Sigh, I miss that man. Almost as much as I miss Rodney Dangerfield.
 
2007-09-12 04:58:31 PM  
Herder: You get married to raise a family. Who wants to marry a woman with a job and an income to raise a family? Stupid argument to find a career girl. They make horrible home-makers.

Men aren't looking for someone who is a man. They want a wife, a home-maker, someone to look out for and raise kids properly.

I think most people have forgotten what marriage is about.


What marriage is "about" changes based on the era and the class of the person marrying.

Today, it's about love, and that's about it.

Oh, by the by, you may want to check that 1950s attitude at the door, it's more than a little outdated.

Some of us men would rather have a woman who's independent enough to not need us, so we know they're with us because they want us. And preferably, we're both wealthy enough that we can either cut back our work schedules to spend time with the kids and still make plenty, or hire help to handle things when we can't.
 
2007-09-12 04:58:34 PM  
Herder: And by the way, just because you are married and not divorced yet, don't get so high and mighty, it could happen to you whether you want it or not.

QFT. Every married person starts out thinking it will last forever...
 
2007-09-12 04:58:42 PM  
Herder

A good way to win custody if you are a dad is to spend lots of time with your kids from the moment they are born. If you take em to the park/zoo/museum or teach em to play sports/about astronomy/build stuff with em, they are far more likely to choose you in a potential divorce, since the sort of mom that gets divorced is never cool.

/just ask my dad!
//mmm, anecdotal.
 
2007-09-12 04:58:44 PM  
DROxINxTHExWIND: I was known to fark up a few Jello pudding pops in my day.


/what the fark happened to those?


Oh man, I miss those too.
 
2007-09-12 04:59:00 PM  
Reading this thread is more fun that I had in over a decade of imprisonme...uh, marriage.
 
2007-09-12 04:59:00 PM  
I can't believe people don't connect the farked up legal system and long list of female entitlements to why the marriage rate is dropping.

We're barely meeting the replacement rate of citizens and europe is even worse. The only thing keeping the US above water is the immigration rate.

The US has become a matriarchy and *every* matriarchy has been conquered by a patriarchy.

/men have only been running for 3000 years.
//just like augusta and military academies, men create something, women demand to control it.
 
2007-09-12 04:59:01 PM  
packrabid04: The whole 'she takes half my stuff' paranoia wouldn't be such a huge deal if people weren't so vindictive during their divorces. I've never understood how two people in love enough to get married could suddenly hate each other enough to try to be as mean as possible if/when things end.

Wait until you have a friend who catches an STD from a cheating spouse. Those are the *REALLY* vindictive divorces. The vindictiveness comes from the reason of the dissolution of marriage.
 
2007-09-12 04:59:06 PM  
DROxINxTHExWIND: I was known to fark up a few Jello pudding pops in my day.

/what the fark happened to those?


Yeah, now that you mention it, wtf is up with that?
 
2007-09-12 04:59:25 PM  
Boritom: /Wish more women would appreciate a genuinely loving, faithful, monogamous male, and not just assume* that if it has a penis, it is automatically an ethically challenged assclown.

That's because the women you want chase after the assclowns.
 
2007-09-12 05:00:10 PM  
Let me be the first to say

UberDave, you win this thread. congrats
 
2007-09-12 05:00:14 PM  
Boritom: *and we all know what they say about the word "assume!"

Hmmm. Ass, you, me . . .

Buttsex?
 
2007-09-12 05:00:51 PM  
Goodfella

haha
 
2007-09-12 05:00:53 PM  
Sorry, I should have said Ross and Rachel.

DROx, that is soooo 90's.

Peter and Lois. This is Fark after all.
 
2007-09-12 05:00:58 PM  
Thorak Some of us men would rather have a woman who's independent enough to not need us, so we know they're with us because they want us. And preferably, we're both wealthy enough that we can either cut back our work schedules to spend time with the kids and still make plenty, or hire help to handle things when we can't.

Could you please point me in the direction of these men?

/much appreciated
 
2007-09-12 05:01:16 PM  
TheWrongTrousers: From the 1990s-present, something happened to change half of peoples' minds. What happened?

Sense of entitlement. Instant gratification. Selfishness.
 
2007-09-12 05:01:29 PM  
Thorak: sdanielcampbell: People with good marriages: "It's me! It's all hard work!"
People with brutal divorces: "It wasn't me! It's just bad luck!"

Hmm... maybe it takes some luck and some work...

Un-fark-like attempt at balance... sorry, carry on.

I never said it doesn't take work, to make a marriage work.

I said it didn't take just work. You can pour your heart and soul into it, and it will still spiral to destruction.

Everyone I've spoken to, including my ex-wife, says I did all I could, and that the breakup wasn't in any way my fault.


My point was more that the never-divorced types sound like people who've never fallen off a bike, giving advice to somebody who just fell for the first time. And their advice is "you just have to balance right". Without considering the squirrel that ran out in front of them, or the stick a kid shoved in their spokes, or any of a dozen other causes of the spill that have absolutely nothing to do with their unwanted and condescending "advice".

They have no idea what it's like to fall or why it might happen, so they're the absolutely worst equipped to give advice in that situation.


Well, that sucks dude, condolences - and my comment wasn't aimed at you. Your story supports my basic point though - it takes luck AND work - neither one is enough. The snarky newlyweds annoy me just as much as the biatches-just-want-my-stuff idiots.
 
2007-09-12 05:01:29 PM  
AddictedToFoobies: Only one, and she's batshiat crazy. Several cats, apparently eats a lot of peanut butter... I'm not saying there are a lot of them, but they do exist.

shiat. If you made that four cats, you just described my wife.
 
2007-09-12 05:01:36 PM  
anyone who gets married before 25 is either an idiot or acting on an alternative motive.
 
2007-09-12 05:02:22 PM  
Gwendolyn

Women finally realized they don't need men to live happy lives. More women are putting careers first over family. Also there is almost 0 stigma for being a single mother anymore. Couples are living together. There's a lot of reason for this.

women can not raise kids and have a career. you want a career? thats cool, go put your kids in daycare and dont raise the child. more than likely you will stick it on ritalin anyway due to your lack of parenting skills. it is one or the other. and 0 stigma for being a single mother? it depends on how old they are, because when i see one, i usually assume she is an idiot who made terrible choices in her life.
 
2007-09-12 05:03:02 PM  
Herder

The shrill, obnoxious, backstabbing wheel gets the grease!
 
2007-09-12 05:03:24 PM  
From Wiki:

Pudding Pops are a frosty Popsicle treat originally made and marketed by Jell-O. When they were first launched, Bill Cosby acted as spokesperson for Pudding Pops. He called them "Puddin' Pops!"

Pudding Pops originated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the 1970's in the United States of America. [citation needed]

In 2004 they were reintroduced to grocery stores [citation needed] under the Popsicle brand name. Pudding Pops come in a variety pack of chocolate, vanilla and chocolate-vanilla swirl, which have 90 calories per serving, 3 grams of fat, and 15 grams of carbohydrates.
 
2007-09-12 05:03:40 PM  
Really it's just more people are living together than getting married.
 
2007-09-12 05:04:16 PM  
cindylu: Could you please point me in the direction of these men?

/much appreciated


We're the ones who are single and don't bother dating, because it seems the majority of women are looking for either Prince Charming and will punish you for any way in which you "fail", or are looking for a free meal ticket they can ride into the ground.

Not saying you're one of them, but if you're not, you're rare. And we're hiding.
 
2007-09-12 05:04:23 PM  
infantry

Wasn't she kidding?
 
2007-09-12 05:04:30 PM  
JWideman: Really it's just more people are living together than getting married.

Illegal immigrants?
 
2007-09-12 05:04:38 PM  
Goodfella: Egads! They replaced my image with something else. Mods, sorry about that, please delete. Here's my original post.


55% mariage failure rate in the US. That means, if you get married, you have a 55% chance of:

- losing the house you spent most of your life working to be able to buy

- losing half your cars,

- losing at least half your other assests, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, etc.

- pay some woman 30-50% of your paycheck each and every month for possibly the rest of your life.

Wow, sounds like a helluva deal. 55% chance to experience that? Sign me up!

No wonder the marriage rate is plummeting. Marriage is something that, in the United States at least, has really dated itself due to current exploitive divorce laws. You keep these laws on the books, and the marriage rate will continue to plummet. No news there.

Gheys are not ruining the sanctity of marriage. There's way more than enough straight people to do that already.


That's why you dont hotlink, as explained in the FARQ. Please take some time to read.
 
2007-09-12 05:04:38 PM  
I'm not saying biatches just want my stuff. I'm saying the legal system and female entitlements allow it.

Marriage is a fool's game for men. Finding a decent woman in America who doesn't have a sense of entitlement is like winning the lottery. Unfortunately, playing the lottery only costs a minimal amount but marriage is an "all-in" proposition.
 
2007-09-12 05:05:02 PM  
infantry: and 0 stigma for being a single mother? it depends on how old they are, because when i see one, i usually assume she is an idiot who made terrible choices in her life.

I LOL'd.

Single mothers are the easiest to nail because they're desperately looking for "daddy".

They're also the hardest to get away from for the same reason.
 
2007-09-12 05:05:59 PM  
cindylu: Thorak Some of us men would rather have a woman who's independent enough to not need us, so we know they're with us because they want us. And preferably, we're both wealthy enough that we can either cut back our work schedules to spend time with the kids and still make plenty, or hire help to handle things when we can't.

Could you please point me in the direction of these men?

/much appreciated


I'm one of these men...I'm working a great job, in a nice area of town, soon to be buying a house, still no kids, married, in love with my wife, and she hasn't worked a day since we got married! She doesn't need me, and was doing fine on her own when we met, but we're both happier now that were together. She could work if she wanted to, but is content being a house wife...she's going to start college soon, to be a web designer so she can work from home.

P.S. EVIL!
 
2007-09-12 05:06:19 PM  
Does this have anything to do with no gay marriage?
 
2007-09-12 05:06:23 PM  
tricycleracer: I LOL'd.

Single mothers are the easiest to nail because they're desperately looking for "daddy".

They're also the hardest to get away from for the same reason.


Not really true. My friend is a single mom and she just wants dick. Her kid already has a dad.
 
2007-09-12 05:06:35 PM  
cindylu: Thorak Some of us men would rather have a woman who's independent enough to not need us, so we know they're with us because they want us. And preferably, we're both wealthy enough that we can either cut back our work schedules to spend time with the kids and still make plenty, or hire help to handle things when we can't.

Could you please point me in the direction of these men?

/much appreciated


o/

Plenty of them around... You just don't generally find them in bars and clubs.
 
2007-09-12 05:07:27 PM  
I got divorced 5 years ago.

I don't know who it was in this thread who said that the reason divorce is so expensive is because it's worth it, but it's the truth. I told people at the time that if I had a trunk full of hundred dollar bills and you told me that I could be rid of her if I'd just give her the money, I would have been broke and single right then.

Yes, it takes work... it takes work from both sides and if one isn't willing, you can do whatever you want... it ain't happening.
 
2007-09-12 05:07:33 PM  
Tat'dGreaser: My friend is a single mom and she just wants dick.

Chicks with kids: you know they put out.
 
2007-09-12 05:08:22 PM  
Herder: I'm not saying biatches just want my stuff. I'm saying the legal system and female entitlements allow it.

Marriage is a fool's game for men. Finding a decent woman in America who doesn't have a sense of entitlement is like winning the lottery. Unfortunately, playing the lottery only costs a minimal amount but marriage is an "all-in" proposition.


I never was very good at poker...I always went all-in and sometimes it worked...

P.S. EVIL!
 
2007-09-12 05:08:42 PM  
deaths_little_helper: You're setting yourself up for a fall. Tell her to get to work if there are no kids. If she has no income you will be paying for her and her boyfriend to screw in your house.

Hear me now, believe me later.
 
2007-09-12 05:08:55 PM  
tricycleracer: Chicks with kids: you know they put out.

Yea, I think she even said that.
 
2007-09-12 05:08:59 PM  
Tat'dGreaser

Also, I mean truly single mothers as in papa was a rolling stone.
 
2007-09-12 05:09:23 PM  
altinos: Herder: And by the way, just because you are married and not divorced yet, don't get so high and mighty, it could happen to you whether you want it or not.

QFT. Every married person starts out thinking it will last forever...

================================================

I currently get solicited for sex via e-mail by a married female ex co-worker. It's all "playful" but I know if I were to say meet me at my house for lunch it would be on. We actually were working together when she got married and now approximately 4 years later she's on a computer talking dirty to me while her old man is off somewhere in blissful ignorance buying flowers or something. I sometimes think about it when she sends me something especially raunchy. But for the grace of G-D (and common sense) that could be me head-over-heels in love with a woman who hasn't sown all of her wild oats.
 
2007-09-12 05:10:16 PM  
tdyak

Wait until you have a friend who catches an STD from a cheating spouse. Those are the *REALLY* vindictive divorces. The vindictiveness comes from the reason of the dissolution of marriage.

No fear of that. Would have to be getting some for that to be a problem. :(

/I want Jello Pudding Pops too!
 
2007-09-12 05:10:28 PM  
How to Have a Happy, Fulfilling Marriage in 10 Easy Steps:

1) Meet a partner with similar and compatible interests
2) Date for a long time (>1 year)
3) Agree upon a life-long dedication to something other than "our love"*
4) Commit to each other in a public, community-based way
5) Have meaningful, fulfilling sexual interactions frequently
6) Cultivate at least one shared interest
7) Cultivate non-shared interests (yet tolerable by the other)
8) Be prepared for both of the partners to change
9) Actively work on growth for both partners
10) Send $10,000 to Flozell's Marriage and Family Institute (c) (tm) for services rendered.

1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9 seem to be the hardest for people.

* The passion of "Our Love" will wane with the years, and is unsuitable as a shared foundation for a marriage. "Children" is a common answer to this section, but in the absence of items 5-9, is not recommended.
 
2007-09-12 05:10:41 PM  
Herder: deaths_little_helper: You're setting yourself up for a fall. Tell her to get to work if there are no kids. If she has no income you will be paying for her and her boyfriend to screw in your house.

Hear me now, believe me later.



Or maybe she just likes being a house wife...and she will be working from home, or did you skip that part? she's still in college...

P.S. EVIL!
 
2007-09-12 05:11:06 PM  
BadSpellingAGoGo: What assmitter fails to realize is that some women just don't want to get married. Or have children.

Exactly.
 
2007-09-12 05:11:06 PM  
tricycleracer: Tat'dGreaser

Also, I mean truly single mothers as in papa was a rolling stone.


Good point.

deaths_little_helper: she's going to start college soon, to be a web designer so she can work from home.

P.S. EVIL!


Wait till she sees the fields of dick she is missing.
 
2007-09-12 05:11:19 PM  
Man. I read these and it makes me so happy I am not married.

Cow. Milk. Free.

only way to fly
 
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