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(Yahoo)   Nearly 13% of people in longer relationships can still find the romance. 50% can find a lawyer. And 37% long for the relief that death brings   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2009-03-20 02:19:10 PM  
And this is why I'm never getting married.

Short term NSA FTW...
 
2009-03-20 02:47:19 PM  
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2009-03-20 03:11:03 PM  
Women are like steaks. When they're fresh and hot, they're to die for. But the longer they sit around, the browner they get around the edges until eventually, they're completely toxic.
 
2009-03-20 04:11:32 PM  
Aw, it's just that romantic love takes time and effort. Loathing and disgust take time and effort, too, but a different kind. Friendly companionship--that's just a couple sitting on the couch eating potato chips every night.
 
2009-03-20 04:26:22 PM  
I long for death.

/married
 
2009-03-20 04:27:12 PM  

It's a Sunshine Day!: Aw, it's just that romantic love takes time and effort. Loathing and disgust take time and effort, too, but a different kind. Friendly companionship--that's just a couple sitting on the couch eating potato chips every night.


What is it when we're sitting on the couch eating popcorn and I poke a hole in the bottom of the tub so I can give her a buttery surprise?
 
2009-03-20 04:29:12 PM  

VinceCCSP: What is it when we're sitting on the couch eating popcorn and I poke a hole in the bottom of the tub so I can give her a buttery surprise?


Grossly embarrassing because you eat too much yourself, fall asleep, and then your daughter comes in and thinks "ooh, popcorn"
 
2009-03-20 04:33:14 PM  
I, too, long for death. Mine, hers, I don't care anymore--just let it end.
 
2009-03-20 04:33:59 PM  
13?
 
2009-03-20 04:46:56 PM  
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 195 times, fark it, I give up.

/worst taste in women ever
 
2009-03-20 04:54:45 PM  

Wizzin: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 195 times, fark it, I give up.
/worst taste in women ever


Longest relationship--7 years. And most of that was because he threatened to kill me if I left. He probably wasn't the craziest one either. He was just the one I was stupid enough to marry.

I hear about these things--relationships. I just don't think I've ever experienced one.
 
2009-03-20 04:55:56 PM  
...well you know what they say, 100% of marriages either end in divorce or death.

/never tell me the odds
 
2009-03-20 05:15:08 PM  

Wizzin: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 195 times, fark it, I give up.

/worst taste in women ever


Get out of my head.
 
2009-03-20 05:16:39 PM  
Umm, is this a geek thread because there are percentages in the headline or something?
 
2009-03-20 05:23:15 PM  
Headline: More People in Love Than Previously Thought

Actual stat: "...about 13 percent of people reported high levels of romance in their long-term relationships..."

13% is MORE than previously thought? Do we just expect all marriages to become loveless cohabitation?
 
2009-03-20 05:27:13 PM  
The relationship thing has always been easy for me. To me it's the difference between keeping a job, or looking for work. I can deal with the off and on tedium/excitement of steady employment. I really hate filling out applications.

/glad I'm done with the dating thing
 
2009-03-20 05:29:07 PM  
Been married 13 years. Had sex three times last night.

I hope my wife doesn't find out.

Just kidding! It was with her.
 
2009-03-20 05:34:29 PM  
I was debating whether to say this, but what the hell.

My wife and I farked like animals this morning after we got the kids situated with a movie and juice boxes in another part of the house. It was great. We've been married eleven-and-a-half years now, and she's 7 months pregnant with our third child. I've been relishing the memory all day.

There's nothing better than a good marriage. There's nothing worse than a bad one.

/13
 
2009-03-20 05:40:43 PM  

Thisbymaster: I long for death.

/married


Hm. Your profile says you're "single and looking." I don't care what the true story is, but I thought that was interesting.
 
2009-03-20 06:09:23 PM  

cancon: I, too, long for death. Mine, hers, I don't care anymore--just let it end.


welcome to my favorites list.
bitter goodness
 
2009-03-20 06:27:59 PM  
Think love means never having to say you're sorry? Wrong! Love means having to say you're sorry over and over again, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, every year until God grants you His mercy and you die!

True story: we just got my wife a new car - an SUV with tinted windows all around. She voiced out loud what she could "do" behind those tinted windows... and it didn't involve me...

/married 10 years
//better than being single
///but not by much...
 
2009-03-20 06:39:42 PM  
cryinoutloud:

Longest relationship--7 years. And most of that was because he threatened to kill me if I left. He probably wasn't the craziest one either. He was just the one I was stupid enough to marry.

I hear about these things--relationships. I just don't think I've ever experienced one.



I can in all honesty say I can't mentally comprehend this. You must have the worst judge of character ever. Even, picking a guy randomly can't be that bad.
 
2009-03-20 07:03:09 PM  
Why do old married guys die before their wives?

A: Because they want to!


/yah, I know old joke...
 
2009-03-20 08:30:46 PM  
7 years with the same woman. All of you are doing it wrong.

/she's good looking
//she loves football
///she cooks
////she works
 
2009-03-20 08:32:24 PM  
Coming up on 21 years of marriage. If a day goes by without at least a cuddle it's because we are in different cities.
 
2009-03-20 09:03:25 PM  
It comes down to a choice between "being alone" and "being annoyed."

At least when you're lonely your time is your own and you crave social interaction...
 
2009-03-20 09:19:01 PM  
Head Researcher of the study
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2009-03-20 09:37:41 PM  
suckers
 
2009-03-20 11:18:00 PM  

kasmel: The relationship thing has always been easy for me. To me it's the difference between keeping a job, or looking for work. I can deal with the off and on tedium/excitement of steady employment. I really hate filling out applications.

/glad I'm done with the dating thing


Same for me, but I'm always looking for promotions.
 
2009-03-21 01:47:27 AM  

cryinoutloud: Wizzin: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 195 times, fark it, I give up.
/worst taste in women ever

Longest relationship--7 years. And most of that was because he threatened to kill me if I left. He probably wasn't the craziest one either. He was just the one I was stupid enough to marry.

I hear about these things--relationships. I just don't think I've ever experienced one.


Wanna know why you can't find a decent guy? Because your not looking for one.
 
2009-03-21 02:38:39 AM  

Tainted1: cryinoutloud: Wizzin: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 195 times, fark it, I give up.
/worst taste in women ever

Longest relationship--7 years. And most of that was because he threatened to kill me if I left. He probably wasn't the craziest one either. He was just the one I was stupid enough to marry.

I hear about these things--relationships. I just don't think I've ever experienced one.

Wanna know why you can't find a decent guy? Because your not looking for one.



Bingo!
 
2009-03-21 08:54:40 AM  
i dunno what some people are complaining about - me and m'lady been together or 5 years and shes still as sweet as a butter tart.

It seems to me that allot of people dont want a lifelong partner to love and cherish. Allot of people just want drama. They say crap like "I love you, im just not IN love with you". They remind me of bipolar people. They biatch about their condition but they wont take their meds.

To many people think life should run like a goddamn soap opera.
 
2009-03-21 09:41:56 AM  
Four years long distance and I can't take it anymore. :|

/not seeing her but four times a year sucks.
//I think it's over... she doesn't.
 
2009-03-21 10:02:32 AM  
why is this in the geek forum, everyone knows geeks can't get laid
 
2009-03-21 12:21:50 PM  
Ed Willy

What I thought when I read the headline, too.
Nice!
 
2009-03-21 07:08:36 PM  

dlriumtrigger: Tainted1: cryinoutloud: Wizzin: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 195 times, fark it, I give up.
/worst taste in women ever

Longest relationship--7 years. And most of that was because he threatened to kill me if I left. He probably wasn't the craziest one either. He was just the one I was stupid enough to marry.

I hear about these things--relationships. I just don't think I've ever experienced one.

Wanna know why you can't find a decent guy? Because your not looking for one.
Bingo!


Nope. Not really looking anymore. But at least if one came along, I'd know how to spot him now. It's just that after 20 years of mediocre to horrible relationships, you kind of lose interest.

/I don't hate men, unlike a lot of men who've had shiatty luck.
 
2009-03-22 12:13:12 AM  

ChaoticLimbs: Been married 13 years. Had sex three times last night.

I hope my wife doesn't find out.

Just kidding! It was with her.


Rohypnol is a hell of a drug!
 
2009-03-23 04:54:07 PM  

ChaoticLimbs: Been married 13 years. Had sex three times last night.


Been married 22 years. Had sex three times last year.
 
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