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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 535
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2007-09-12 05:12:34 PM
Herder: 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.

In all honesty, I had fights with my ex-wife, before things even got bad, about how I wasn't getting her flowers for no reason often enough (apparently 2-4 times a year beyond anniversaries/birthdays/Valentines/etc isn't "enough"), and about how I should spend more time with her, which required that I give up getting together with my friends or the weekly exercise I was getting.


I have a theory. Some women like to be pursued. This is fine, but they fail to understand men's perspective. Men see pursuit as a chase, a hunt. And the hunt is over when we catch and subdue the prey. If women play the "chase me" game, we'll chase. But when we've caught them, the game is over, and we won. The women are then annoyed that we're no longer chasing them. Well, duh. We already caught them. That game's over. We're on to the next game now.

I'm not saying men should never pursue, but women need to realize what expectations that sets in a man's head. If he catches you, he's won, and the game's over. If you're okay with that, fine. If you're going to want constant attention of that kind, then you can never be "caught", or you'll have to find some other way to encourage it.
 
2007-09-12 05:12:50 PM
Herder

Do you live in an area where it's acceptable for women to get married and not work? I wasn't aware there was a place where this wouldn't be seen as lazy and whoreish. Are all the women mentally handicapped?

/my condolences.

unless they are hot.
 
2007-09-12 05:12:55 PM
This is like a world trend in developed countries, and it's expected but is terrible, not the marriage part, but the overlooked "there are less children now than before". This is just a disaster waiting to explode in everyone's faces. Too many old people and no one to actually do the work needed is an scenario thats gradually moving away from fiction and becoming a reality.
 
2007-09-12 05:13:15 PM
chu2dogg: Remember: you don't pay a hooker for sex, you pay for her to leave.

This is only true for the rich and famous who've got it on tap. For the rest of us, why not just do it at her place? Then you can leave whenever you want.
 
2007-09-12 05:13:22 PM
its426:
Lose a job---that'll test the money side
Get seriously hurt---that'll test the physical side
Have a kid---that'll test your teamwork
Move a distance greater than 500 miles---starting over keeps you from relying on your friends.
Be married for 5+ years---Until then you're still a rookie


Check
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Are you reading my mail again?
 
2007-09-12 05:14:05 PM
Thorak
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.


Prince Charming- don't believe in fairy tales. Just trying to be successful and I am very independent. That I do believe intimidates some.

/Hiding does me no good
 
2007-09-12 05:14:47 PM
Thorak: 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.

Yeah, I'm one of those guys.

Except the majority of women I've been interested in are insane.

And not the adorable and merely slightly neurotic insane where they drink coffee at midnight or jump in rain puddles, but rather the sad "break out the DSM-IV" kind of insane.

You know what's a fun first date? A trip to the emergency room because she swallowed a bottle of aspirin and chased it with a fifth of vodka. Last I talked to her she had an obnoxious ugly girlfriend.

So yeah, I can live with being alone.
 
2007-09-12 05:14:58 PM
tricycleracer: 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.

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

You sir, are my nominee for Farker of the Year.

/I'll catch you jokers on the rebound
//I'm off to the grocery store
 
2007-09-12 05:15:31 PM
Tallow'nbits 2007-09-12 04:58:42 PM
A good way to win custody if you are a be a good 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 grow up to be happy, well adjusted people.

better.
 
2007-09-12 05:15:42 PM
If that headline were correct, you would see that more men are actually opting FOR marriage, because they figured out it's all in their benefit and there is no benefit for the women whatsoever! :P
 
2007-09-12 05:15:53 PM
cindylu: Prince Charming- don't believe in fairy tales. Just trying to be successful and I am very independent. That I do believe intimidates some.

/Hiding does me no good


I love seeing the couples that the lady thought she was getting "Prince Charming". He's attractive, educated and has a good job. Then he goes and farks all her friends and emotionally abuses her. Women want an asshole anyways, it's a proven fact.
 
2007-09-12 05:16:11 PM
I don't know where these people that find these crazy-A women come from. Sounds a bit urban legendy to me, most of it anyway. 'Well this guy who my friend knows had this girl be mean to him. And she took all of his money, and the kids, and all of toys, and made him carry her shopping like a pony, etc." Only met one chick like that, and she was crazy and the guy was stupid. They deserved each other. I have no problem getting married or not, as long as the guy doesn't eff me over which has been the way of it so far. But once I find out that they're jerks, I leave 'em. Doesn't mean all men are jerks though. Same thing with women, I suspect. Surprise, you CAN be a feminist and not hate men. From what I've read here, people make it seem like you can either be cool with women or a bitter misogynist a-hole. Doesn't seem to be much in between, then again the ends of the bell curve tend to be loud and largely present in online forums.
 
2007-09-12 05:16:28 PM
Tat'dGreaser: 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.


You mean dick-heads? she's had her share of the bad guys, I'm the good guy...all girls go through the "bad boy phase" some never get out of it...she grew up, and moved on, which is when I came in...not all nice guys finish last

P.S. EVIL!
 
2007-09-12 05:17:46 PM
cindylu
Just trying to be successful and I am very independent. That I do believe intimidates some.

Good. You don't want those losers anyway. Marry up. Then quit your job and enjoy life. Treat him right.

If you bought the feminist crap and your career is SO important to you that you wouldn't quit if you got knocked up, don't get married - just fark the most powerful guy in the office and enjoy the raises.

Hey, your sex has privileges! Use 'em.

/you're welcome
//doubt you'll follow this advice
///best of luck
 
2007-09-12 05:18:12 PM
cindylu


In my experience, the thinking that independence scares off men is the hallmark of the crazy, demanding, manipulative type of woman.

Maybe that's not you, but that's what I think when I hear that.
 
2007-09-12 05:18:58 PM
deaths_little_helper: You mean dick-heads? she's had her share of the bad guys, I'm the good guy...all girls go through the "bad boy phase" some never get out of it...she grew up, and moved on, which is when I came in...not all nice guys finish last

P.S. EVIL!


It's funny cause you're young and don't know any better. I've treated all my girlfriends with respect. It's the kind of good guy that their father's love. So they break up with me and date a guy that treats them like shiat. Women just want dick. Morning noon and night, dick dick dick dick. That's a lot of dick.

Dude, she's 20. Think about that for a second. She can't even legally drink. She's hasn't had nearly enough dick to satisfy her.
 
2007-09-12 05:19:01 PM
Tat'dGreaser

Women want an asshole anyways, it's a proven fact.

Maybe that's what I need to find me,a good asshole. Help improve my self esteem.
 
2007-09-12 05:19:05 PM
All the over 30 single people I know are single for financial reasons. Both men and women say the same thing, "I'm in no position to start a family". The only real reason for marriage is to provide a stable environment for raising children. If you can't afford to support kids, then why get married? It's not that these friends are unattractive or unable to commit, they just consider it irresponsible to breed when they can't give the kids a good life.
 
2007-09-12 05:19:58 PM
Mantidor: Its called a matriarchy. Read garbage generation, its an online book.

Marriage was created to give men a reason to stick around. With current laws, a man can be stripped of his home, his money and his kids so there is no protection of his bloodline.

Now that men see there is no reason to get married or have kids, they are abandoning society, playing video games and being players. Whats the point of working like a donkey all your life if your wife can say its over, move you out, collect money and take your house?
 
2007-09-12 05:20:03 PM
One could suggest that a way to guarantee they don't get bored and leave is to keep them so busy with sex that they can barely walk straight...
 
2007-09-12 05:20:06 PM
cindylu: Maybe that's what I need to find me,a good asshole. Help improve my self esteem.

I can slap ya around if you want? Of course I'm too nice so I'll apologize afterwards.

I wish I could be an asshole. I'd probably have a girlfriend for more then 3 months.
 
2007-09-12 05:23:16 PM
Tallow'nbits
In my experience, the thinking that independence scares off men is the hallmark of the crazy, demanding, manipulative type of woman.

Maybe that's not you, but that's what I think when I hear that.


It's not the thinking of this, it's when it has been said. Demanding, that I may be. Only because I dispise those men that are lazy enough to want to rely on a successful woman to bring home the bacon.
Make something of yourself first, then maybe we'll see about working on things together.
 
2007-09-12 05:23:19 PM
Tat'dGreaser: 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.


They have little time to date, can't go clubbing until 3am and need some sexin' just like anybody. Seems like a tough way to live to me but when there's no better option, some people make it work, good on 'em.
 
2007-09-12 05:23:36 PM
Lexx: One could suggest that a way to guarantee they don't get bored and leave is to keep them so busy with sex that they can barely walk straight...

I'm AddictedToFoobies, and I approve of this message.

EIP, etc etc
 
2007-09-12 05:24:07 PM
nuclear_asshat
Man. I read these and it makes me so happy I am not married.

Cow. Milk. Free.

only way to fly


Sausage. Pig. Free

/sorry, just couldn't resist
//really don't mean it i do love men
 
2007-09-12 05:24:21 PM
Tat'dGreaser: deaths_little_helper: You mean dick-heads? she's had her share of the bad guys, I'm the good guy...all girls go through the "bad boy phase" some never get out of it...she grew up, and moved on, which is when I came in...not all nice guys finish last

P.S. EVIL!

It's funny cause you're young and don't know any better. I've treated all my girlfriends with respect. It's the kind of good guy that their father's love. So they break up with me and date a guy that treats them like shiat. Women just want dick. Morning noon and night, dick dick dick dick. That's a lot of dick.

Dude, she's 20. Think about that for a second. She can't even legally drink. She's hasn't had nearly enough dick to satisfy her.


what makes you think she doesn't get enough from me? and why do you keep saying dick?? you sound like you've had your fair share of dick...or in a nice way to put it, your fair share of "life experiances"

P.S. EVIL!
 
2007-09-12 05:24:28 PM
Tat'dGreaser 2007-09-12 05:20:06 PM
I wish I could be an asshole.

Easy.

Always be 100% honest.

That'll be $5.
 
2007-09-12 05:24:33 PM
Tallow'nbits: Herder

Do you live in an area where it's acceptable for women to get married and not work? I wasn't aware there was a place where this wouldn't be seen as lazy and whoreish. Are all the women mentally handicapped?

/my condolences.

unless they are hot.


Wow - so it is lazy and whoreish for my wife to raise our children full time rather than outsourcing the job to a nanny or day care? Or am I just lucky enough to make enough to support my "mentally handicapped" woman financially?

As far as I know, these stigmas do not exist here in great quantities in the Pacific Northwest where I live. Where in the world do you live? Are you some college student somewhere who makes the common mistake of thinking that the idealistic opinions of your similarly insulated-from-actual-experience college friends =the opinions of society as a whole?
 
2007-09-12 05:24:56 PM
Tallow'nbits: cindylu


In my experience, the thinking that independence scares off men is the hallmark of the crazy, demanding, manipulative type of woman.

Maybe that's not you, but that's what I think when I hear that.


Ha! Something very similar was on the tip of my tongue.

Independent = not interesting
Independent = looks in mirror, can't figure out how anything but the blind would fark it
Independent = starts fights for no reason just to be able to win them.
etc.

Men like "leave me the fark alone when I watch NFL or play warcraft" independent. Not "has own job, buys crappy TV in wrong format for the existing DVD player" independent, or "i have exotic pets and lead the wicca meetings" independent.

/Your quip is better. :(
 
2007-09-12 05:25:07 PM
altinos: That's because the all women you want chase after the assclowns.

FTFY
 
2007-09-12 05:25:39 PM
blackminded: szyska: he got a new Hummer

Tragically, probably the last one he'll ever get.

/sad


how true.
 
2007-09-12 05:25:50 PM
DROxINxTHExWIND 2007-09-12 04:47:14 PM
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.


Gawd. All my long term relationships seem to end like that. The beginning of the end tends to be the attitude "I love you because you're spontaneous, well travelled, independant, interesting, and live life now can we settle down?"
 
2007-09-12 05:26:03 PM
Tat'dGreaser
I can slap ya around if you want? Of course I'm too nice so I'll apologize afterwards.

Well...okay. Since you will be apologetic.
 
2007-09-12 05:26:04 PM
sdanielcampbell: They have little time to date, can't go clubbing until 3am and need some sexin' just like anybody. Seems like a tough way to live to me but when there's no better option, some people make it work, good on 'em.

Well she works at a club. Besides that she doesn't go to clubs because, well they suck. From what she's told me she loves the sexin' though. Her current boyfriend is scared to meet her son. It doesn't help that I thought he was gay when I first met him either.

I don't see the farking point of not dating a girl cause she has a kid. Once you reach a certain age you can't start denying women because of that.
 
2007-09-12 05:27:25 PM
deaths_little_helper: what makes you think she doesn't get enough from me? and why do you keep saying dick?? you sound like you've had your fair share of dick...or in a nice way to put it, your fair share of "life experiances"

P.S. EVIL!


Because you are ONE man. Wow, so that Pulp Fiction reference went right over your head huh? I never say "/obscure" cause that's farking lame.
 
2007-09-12 05:27:44 PM
Tat'dGreaser = good peep

/sorry to blow the whistle Tat
 
2007-09-12 05:27:47 PM
When you get tired of drilling the same hole year after year you'll wonder what the hell you saw in her in the first place.

Then she'll take half your stuff.

/teh end
 
2007-09-12 05:27:53 PM
so it'll be an increase:

A) in children being left at child care centers all day to learn from complete strangers. (granted there are some people in the world who should not be allowed to teach their kids anything)

b) an increase in welfare spending as more and more single parents discover why having a husband or wife bringing in a second source of income helps with costs.

After all, just because the headline says men are evolving, doesn't mean a friend of mine got stuck with his daughter as his wife divorced him and said "Take the little **** I've got a new boyfriend and I don't want her around"

so what have we learned? There are stupid people in the world no matter what gender. Oh wait, that's old news
 
2007-09-12 05:28:27 PM
cindylu: Tat'dGreaser
I can slap ya around if you want? Of course I'm too nice so I'll apologize afterwards.

Well...okay. Since you will be apologetic.


I'll probably buy a beer afterwards. That's it though.
 
2007-09-12 05:29:06 PM
Daffydil: Tat'dGreaser = good peep

/sorry to blow the whistle Tat


Damn you! Don't blow my internet cover.
 
2007-09-12 05:30:03 PM
Check that, I meant Reservoir Dogs reference.

I need a beer
 
2007-09-12 05:30:11 PM
img102.imageshack.us

Approves.
 
2007-09-12 05:30:49 PM
Tat'dGreaser
I'll probably buy a beer afterwards. That's it though.

Well if it's for me, that's fine. I'm a cheap drunk anyway.
 
2007-09-12 05:31:33 PM
cindylu: Well if it's for me, that's fine. I'm a cheap drunk anyway.

Sweet!! They have dollar PBRs at my local bar.
 
2007-09-12 05:31:36 PM
I wish I could be an asshole.

Easy.

Always be 100% honest.


Ha! It's funny 'cuz it's true.

I am a real asshole. Don't want the truth? Don't ask.
 
2007-09-12 05:32:26 PM
FarkinHostile: Ha! It's funny 'cuz it's true.

I am a real asshole. Don't want the truth? Don't ask.


Well I'm an asshole on here cause it's easier to be honest. In real life, I just don't like confrontation.
 
2007-09-12 05:32:40 PM
Women want an asshole anyways, it's a proven fact

And I thank god every day for that.
 
2007-09-12 05:32:57 PM
Tat'dGreaser

Bring 4 bucks. I'll definitely be set.
 
2007-09-12 05:33:43 PM
cindylu: Bring 4 bucks. I'll definitely be set.

Well you can buy me a round. Equality and all that jazz.
 
2007-09-12 05:33:43 PM
I'm a gay man who enjoys "destroying the sanctity of marriage" simply by living with my partner of 15 years, so I'm getting a kick out of all of these replies.

/Obvious
 
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