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(Yahoo)   75 Percent of women say they won't date unemployed men. Thanks, Obama   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 278
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2012-06-27 04:33:40 PM

miss diminutive: Needlessly Complicated: miss diminutive: Needlessly Complicated: It's threads like this that validate my terror of going out and dating again.

Why ever would you be afraid? Tell you what...we'll go out for a nice meal on the town. You bring your credit card, bank statements and last 4 months pay stubs. I'll bring my selection of china patterns, a list of prescription pills I'm currently on and a second watch. What's the second watch for, you ask? Why, that's just my biological clock...TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK.

Hmmm... I've considered going lez. It just seems simpler. EIP ;)

/kidding
//no, not really

Wow, I didn't bother to look at your profile before assuming you were a man. My apologies.

Well, what I said still stands. Just add a turkey baster to the list of items already mentioned.


AHH CRAP really!!! Dammit, there goes 2 more girls out of the potential mating pool....

/vid of the fun will suffice for now....;D
 
2012-06-27 04:43:03 PM

stonicus: aphyd: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: MAYORBOB: FirstNationalBastard:
If she'll cheat with you, she'll cheat on you

*ding*
All you've done is guarantee with 100% fact and accuracy that the person you're with is a cheater.


A person 'cheats' on a spouse. Finding someone else to love is part of the maturation process, unless you're still with your grade-school crush. I'm not judging, I swear.
 
2012-06-27 04:51:37 PM
There's always an 'alternative' employment for women.

Not too fair.
 
2012-06-27 04:57:21 PM
I think I would date an unemployed person, but only if they were not chronically unemployed. Like they got laid off a job they had 5+ years and not they got fired from a job they had less than a year.
 
2012-06-27 04:58:35 PM
Mad props to subby on the headline. That's a gem.
 
2012-06-27 05:06:29 PM
95% of women date dikheads...
 
2012-06-27 05:26:07 PM

ThighsofGlory: I didn't realize you were a man until just now. My bad.


That's what SHE said!

// dude..wait.... what?
 
2012-06-27 05:30:48 PM

Paka Ono: My list:

1. No cigarettes/tobacco
2. 420 friendly
3. Have to be able to drive a stick transmission (or willing to learn)
4. Financially self sufficient

If you meet those then we we'll talk.


420 friendly meaning GAY??
 
2012-06-27 05:35:26 PM
Women, however, insist their feelings are not solely based on money. Rather, respondents said they were interested in dating someone who is engaged in an activity. Respondents felt that work was a beneficial activity for men to participate in.

Hypothetical questions:

So what if I'm unemployed and play video games most of the day? That's an activity. Doesn't that qualify me?

Note: assumptions of body-weight do not factor into this scenario

/nor are honest answers expected, I'm calling BS women
 
2012-06-27 05:35:35 PM
420 = maryjane friendly...
 
2012-06-27 05:42:48 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears:
I stole my wife from a guy she was living with. He had a sh*tty job. Hung out and got high all day. Ate all her food. Was a loser. I took her away from him. Most women aren't whores, but they really like regular meals and air conditioning. If you can buy a woman regular meals and air conditioning, you can have her as long as you're not a douche. They're not trading sex for those things, they're giving you access to sex for those things. It's a subtle but important distinction.


If your primary "love" relationship is strictly transactional, regardless of whether it's "my beauty for your wealth," or "my sex for your meals and AC," or "my cow for your handful of magic beans," that's not a functional relationship.

A functional relationship can only happen when two self-aware people who, for the most part, have their act together, meet and find that they have common interests and goals, as well as a strong mutual attraction on multiple levels (physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual).

If you're just trading this for that, your relationship will be very shallow and unlikely to stand the test of time, if for no other reason than that neither of you is bringing your whole selves to the relationship and allowing yourselves to be fully known by the other.
 
2012-06-27 05:56:41 PM

thomas666: 420 = maryjane friendly...


so you want a redhead?
 
2012-06-27 06:29:03 PM

WhippingBoy: Ahhhh, modern feminism. All the privileges but none of the responsibilities.

/where do I sign up?


Because clearly, it's a woman's responsibility to ignore clear warning signs so that a man who's a loser can get a date.

/Would you date someone who had a reputation as crazy? Then why do you expect us to date someone giving off the classic warning sign of being an asshole\loser?
 
2012-06-27 08:01:04 PM

tommydee: That's the joke, son.


I invoke Fark corollary of Poe's Law
 
2012-06-27 08:04:42 PM
I believe I've been on maybe five " dates" in my sixty years. I've had in excess of eighty lovers and that includes a sixteen year monogamous marriage.

What are you guys going on about, anyway?
 
2012-06-27 08:08:07 PM

Needlessly Complicated: Well, what I said still stands. Just add a turkey baster to the list of items already mentioned.

Meh. It's cool. And it's fine if you carry the baby. I already had the shop boarded up, if you know what I mean.


You're planning to roast and eat a baby in a store that recently closed down? Sickos.
 
2012-06-27 08:10:41 PM

PsiChick: Would you date someone who had a reputation as crazy? Then why do you expect us to date someone giving off the classic warning sign of being an asshole\loser?



I did.
In fact we were in a relationship for a couple years. It's never a good start when her father told me that I should date a more "normal" woman. Little did he know that I was exactly the guy that can deal with a crazy woman. Only because I was born and raised by a grandmother, mother, aunt, an older sister and a female cousin (grandpa and dad both died). I was literally the only guy ... so yea ... I've dealt with crazy women.

She once threw a full bottle of Jim Beam at a girls car who looked at me seductively (she says). Another time she called me as she was walking into a tattoo parlor to get my name tattooed on her as a present; after only knowing me a few months (I had to sprint to the shop to stop her). Once she wouldn't stop screaming at me so I grabbed, her threw her on the bed, and pinned her down till she calmed down (literally had to pin her for over an hour). One of my personal favorites ... I once came home to a small child sitting on the couch watching TV. When I questioned her she said she "found him" and he was too nervous to say his name so she brought him to our place to calm him down.

Strangely, we never did break up over her craziness, we broke up because I got a new job across the country and neither of us wanted a long-distance relationship.

/I should have written down all the crazy shiat she did.
 
2012-06-27 08:21:17 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: PsiChick: Would you date someone who had a reputation as crazy? Then why do you expect us to date someone giving off the classic warning sign of being an asshole\loser?


I did.
In fact we were in a relationship for a couple years. It's never a good start when her father told me that I should date a more "normal" woman. Little did he know that I was exactly the guy that can deal with a crazy woman. Only because I was born and raised by a grandmother, mother, aunt, an older sister and a female cousin (grandpa and dad both died). I was literally the only guy ... so yea ... I've dealt with crazy women.

She once threw a full bottle of Jim Beam at a girls car who looked at me seductively (she says). Another time she called me as she was walking into a tattoo parlor to get my name tattooed on her as a present; after only knowing me a few months (I had to sprint to the shop to stop her). Once she wouldn't stop screaming at me so I grabbed, her threw her on the bed, and pinned her down till she calmed down (literally had to pin her for over an hour). One of my personal favorites ... I once came home to a small child sitting on the couch watching TV. When I questioned her she said she "found him" and he was too nervous to say his name so she brought him to our place to calm him down.

Strangely, we never did break up over her craziness, we broke up because I got a new job across the country and neither of us wanted a long-distance relationship.

/I should have written down all the crazy shiat she did.


...Why the unholy hell did you feel the need to date this woman?
 
2012-06-27 08:39:17 PM

PsiChick:
...Why the unholy hell did you feel the need to date this woman?




I guess because I loved her.

She was bat-shiat crazy and jealous as all get out, but I knew at the end of the day she loved me and no one else. Plus, I'm a sucker for intelligent women who like to cuddle. And boy-howdy was she intelligent. Graduated top of her class from Cornell and become VP of a mid-sized transportation company.
 
2012-06-27 08:44:06 PM

PsiChick (to HellRaisingHoosier):
...Why the unholy hell did you feel the need to date this woman?


As the sane, functional fiancee of a man who had the misfortune to be married to Crazy and raise her two offspring from DrugAddicted Ex-Con for 12+ years, I would wager it was some combination of the following:

1) Red hair
2) Awesome sex (at least at first)
3) "I look spectacular in tights and a cape with a big letter on my chest!"
4) "Because of my dysfunctional family of origin, Crazy looks normal to me."

I wish these (generally very nice, good-husband-material) men would realize that sometimes brunettes can be pretty hot, that sex with a sane chick who has some skillz can actually be BETTER than Crazy sex (because the sane woman doesn't have any of Crazy chick's damage/hang-ups/inhibitions), that no one but Superman should have to wear tights and a cape, and leaving behind your screwed up family-of-origin as a model for how to live their *own* lives would be an improvement... (sigh)
 
2012-06-27 08:45:13 PM
currently dating a woman who is older than me(not by much) and she is a mostly vegetarian person(eats fish). She doesn't see the shiat job I work at as my future(going to college for something else), she sees me, and while we're going slow(read s-l-o-w), I like it because she isn't spreading her legs on the first date(like the last 2 ex's) because she believes in getting to know each other first, and more importantly, we click just hanging out together. She doesn't need to dangle sex in front of me for me to want to be with her. She has her own overwhelmingly busy company to work at getting started, and I have my job, my company, and my school. I know that in 4 years, if we're still together, we'll be happy together and looking back on our poor beginnings as though we had met at just the right time. We are both poor, and both getting better at making money.

/I cook, she cleans. It works out
//she's an MD with a Masters in sociology to boot
///dating up
 
2012-06-27 08:54:08 PM
First i look at the Purse!
 
2012-06-27 08:54:55 PM

fyrewede: PsiChick (to HellRaisingHoosier):
...Why the unholy hell did you feel the need to date this woman?

As the sane, functional fiancee of a man who had the misfortune to be married to Crazy and raise her two offspring from DrugAddicted Ex-Con for 12+ years, I would wager it was some combination of the following:

1) Red hair
2) Awesome sex (at least at first)
3) "I look spectacular in tights and a cape with a big letter on my chest!"
4) "Because of my dysfunctional family of origin, Crazy looks normal to me."

I wish these (generally very nice, good-husband-material) men would realize that sometimes brunettes can be pretty hot, that sex with a sane chick who has some skillz can actually be BETTER than Crazy sex (because the sane woman doesn't have any of Crazy chick's damage/hang-ups/inhibitions), that no one but Superman should have to wear tights and a cape, and leaving behind your screwed up family-of-origin as a model for how to live their *own* lives would be an improvement... (sigh)



Definitely 3 & 4 played into it.
I was 'The Man' of the household growing up. Me jumping in to be the superhero when she farked up was what I had always done. And yea, growing up with all woman ... craziness is normal.

Now, to be fair, I've matured quite a bit in the 5-6 years since we split. I won't put up with most of that anymore. I've found I like the exhilaration of going out and camping, climbing, concerting, etc. with a woman more then sitting around cringing and waiting for the next crazy thing to happen.
 
2012-06-27 08:56:14 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: PsiChick:
...Why the unholy hell did you feel the need to date this woman?



I guess because I loved her.

She was bat-shiat crazy and jealous as all get out, but I knew at the end of the day she loved me and no one else. Plus, I'm a sucker for intelligent women who like to cuddle. And boy-howdy was she intelligent. Graduated top of her class from Cornell and become VP of a mid-sized transportation company.


...Hunh. Not really sure what to say to that.
 
2012-06-27 10:01:05 PM

HellRaisingHoosier:

I guess because I loved her.

She was bat-shiat crazy and jealous as all get out, but I knew at the end of the day she loved me and no one else.


In the words of my friend Inigo Montoya, "You keep usin' that word. I do not think it means what you think it means..."

Defining the word love accurately and holding ourselves and others to that standard in a relationship is key.

Real Love(tm) does not:
* make you do or say crazy things.
* create drama for oneself or others.
* lie, cheat, steal, or deceive.
* drop the ball.
* blame others for things that aren't really their fault or their problem.
* punish when it doesn't get its own way.
* retaliate because of perceived wrongs.

Love means the woman wants for you whatever good and right things you want for yourself. A woman who understands what love means wants your life to be happy, peaceful, sane, and functional, and she wants to contribute to that in whatever way she can. A loving woman takes responsibility for holding up her end of the relationship. She supports herself and her kids, respects herself and others, and is someone you can admire ... and that your friends and family are happy to see you with because they know she adds value to your life.


Plus, I'm a sucker for intelligent women who like to cuddle. And boy-howdy was she intelligent. Graduated top of her class from Cornell and become VP of a mid-sized transportation company.


Or so she's told you. I can't tell you how many batshiat crazy women I've know who will lie with a straight face about their IQ, education, accomplishments, etc. to anyone who'll listen. Unless you actually talked to someone at Cornell who confirmed her academic record, I'd be skeptical about that. And all it takes to be a corporate executive a lot of places these days is a willingness to step on someone else or sleep with someone else... or some combination of the two.

Don't be impressed by what a woman tells you about herself *on paper*. Be impressed by her character -- by who she IS to you and to others, day to day, and by the integrity with which she lives her life.

Because when all is said and done, having a woman who is drama-free and who is reliably good to you is something you can take to the bank when crazy is off the hinges, creating drama in its wake (and leaving you to clean up the mess).
 
2012-06-28 12:23:48 AM

John_David_Stutts: Of course they won't. Those three kids she has by an ex-husband and a couple of one-nighters need a steady source of income. She might be living with her sister and brother-in-law right now, but your paycheck is gonna turn it around for her. You are the one she's been waiting for, loverboy.

/no, none of this happened to me but it's an amalgamation of stories I've heard from acquaintances


That's just farking eerie, is what that is.
 
2012-06-28 08:28:48 AM

I should be in the kitchen: Wow, a lot of Farkers have really lousy taste in women/men. If you find yourself constantly getting involved with golddiggers or man-children, it's time to stop blaming the opposite sex and take a look in the mirror.

Guess my mama raised me right. She taught me: 1) never put up with any kind of abuse, and 2) never get myself into a situation where I'm reliant upon a man to take care of me.

As a result, I view relationships as partnerships. I don't expect my boyfriend to be the breadwinner, nor do I want that responsibility. I did it for two years while he was un/under-employed and it was very stressful since I was just starting my career at the time and didn't make a whole lot. But we stuck it out, knowing that if we're going to be together in the long run, we'll likely go through other difficult times. It's all about mutual respect and balance. We both work full-time so we split household duties. I do what I'm good at, like cooking, and since I cook, he does the dishes afterward. If we had kids and I was staying at home, I'd gladly take over the housework. I don't understand SAHMs who can't keep their homes in order (if "being a mom is the most important job in the world", some of them are doing a piss-poor job of it!)

I'm not sure where I was going with that, I guess I just wanted to jump in and defend the non-psycho women out there :-) We do exist, I swear!


Lies.
 
2012-06-28 07:11:07 PM
Well if you're not at work for eight hours a day, where will they find the time to cheat on you?
 
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