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(USA Today)   Romance scams are common around Valentine's Day. I believed they're called "dates"   (usatoday.com) divider line 73
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2013-02-14 08:51:45 AM  
Hey, Nigerian princes need love, too!
 
2013-02-14 09:28:52 AM  
Or as I like to refer to today: "50% off chocolate eve".
 
2013-02-14 09:30:29 AM  

GalFriday: Or as I like to refer to today: "50% off chocolate eve".


As much as I enjoyed the headline, I enjoyed this much more.
 
2013-02-14 09:30:52 AM  
Just like my old grand-pappy used to say: "You'll never go broke appealing to the lonely and desperate".
Until he was shot by a jilted lover.
 
2013-02-14 09:32:24 AM  
Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.
 
2013-02-14 09:34:37 AM  

GalFriday: Or as I like to refer to today: "50% off chocolate eve".


I read that as "chocolate Eye"

O_o
 
2013-02-14 09:34:46 AM  
I got a nice beer, steak, and a blowjob this evening. It'll be time for bed in half an hour.

Valentine's Day in the Orient is a man's holiday. We pay it back in March on White Day.
 
2013-02-14 09:35:19 AM  
Dating is not a scam. It's a loophole.

It is illegal to trade sex for money. But it is LEGAL to trade sex for a nice dinner, some entertainment, and drinks.
 
2013-02-14 09:37:13 AM  

SpectroBoy: Dating is not a scam. It's a loophole.

It is illegal to trade sex for money. But it is LEGAL to trade sex for a nice dinner, some entertainment, and drinks.


This. In the end, Dating, Marriage, etc are all just prostitution. You can't trade sex for money, but women can and do trade it for everything else.
 
2013-02-14 09:37:31 AM  

vudukungfu: GalFriday: Or as I like to refer to today: "50% off chocolate eve".

I read that as "chocolate Eye"

O_o


Someone's brown star is going super-nova.
 
2013-02-14 09:39:33 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I got a nice beer, steak, and a blowjob this evening. It'll be time for bed in half an hour.

Valentine's Day in the Orient is a man's holiday. We pay it back in March on White Day.


So you get booze, meat, and oral and she gets sheets and towels?

And people say it's a backward culture.
 
2013-02-14 09:40:43 AM  

Diogenes: AverageAmericanGuy: I got a nice beer, steak, and a blowjob this evening. It'll be time for bed in half an hour.

Valentine's Day in the Orient is a man's holiday. We pay it back in March on White Day.

So you get booze, meat, and oral and she gets sheets and towels?

And people say it's a backward culture.


Well, it makes up for the rest of the weirdness that fills up the other 364 days of the year.
 
2013-02-14 09:44:23 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I got a nice beer, steak, and a blowjob this evening. It'll be time for bed in half an hour.

Valentine's Day in the Orient is a man's holiday. We pay it back in March on White Day.


i466.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-14 09:45:01 AM  
Romance scams are common around Valentine's Day. I believed they're called "dates"

So we've got nothing to worry about?
 
2013-02-14 09:46:07 AM  
Spurned much,  bittermitter?
 
2013-02-14 09:46:08 AM  
So, this is where all of the bitter people came to hang out.

I feel right at home.
 
2013-02-14 09:46:45 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I got a nice beer, steak, and a blowjob this evening. It'll be time for bed in half an hour.

Valentine's Day in the Orient is a man's holiday. We pay it back in March on White Day.


What's "White Day"? It's probably not as cool as it sounds.
 
2013-02-14 09:55:08 AM  
All relationships are scams when you are the one making the money.
 
2013-02-14 09:55:33 AM  

WhippingBoy: AverageAmericanGuy: I got a nice beer, steak, and a blowjob this evening. It'll be time for bed in half an hour.

Valentine's Day in the Orient is a man's holiday. We pay it back in March on White Day.

What's "White Day"? It's probably not as cool as it sounds.


Valentine's Day is where girls/women give chocolate and other gifts to boys/men.

White Day is March 15 and boys/men return the favor to the girl/woman of their choice.

You think Hallmark created holidays out of whole cloth...
 
2013-02-14 09:58:38 AM  
Valentine's Day IS a romance scam.
 
2013-02-14 10:03:33 AM  

fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.


Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.
 
2013-02-14 10:05:19 AM  
Four guys have been going on the same fishing trip for many years.
Two days before the group is to leave, Ron's wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn't going.
Ron's mates are very upset that he can't go, but what can they do.

Two days later the three mates get to the camping site only to find Ron sitting there with a tent set up, firewood gathered, and dinner cooking on the fire.
"shiat Ron, how long you been here? How did you talk your missus into letting you go ?"

"Well, I've been here since last night. After dinner at home yesterday evening, I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and said, 'Guess who ?'"
I pulled her hands off, and she was wearing sexy brand new lingerie. She said had been reading 'Fifty Shades of Gray' and she had a devilish look in her eyes!!!
She took my hand and led me to our bedroom. The room had candles and rose petals all over.
On the bed she had handcuffs, and ropes !
She told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed, so I did.

And then she said, "Do whatever you want."

So . . . . here I am !
 
2013-02-14 10:07:49 AM  

kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.


You sound female.
 
2013-02-14 10:11:39 AM  
Hah! I'm too smart to fall for a romance scam. Now excuse me while I get sloppy drunk and end the night crying and/or vomiting and pass out alone.
 
2013-02-14 10:11:41 AM  
A treasure trove of information -


"We'll say, 'How well do you know this person? Why are you suddenly sending this amount of money? How did you meet this person?' " Garner says. "People get really upset. You can tell by their reaction to the questions how legitimate the transaction is."

"Scammers lurk on online dating sites or grief forums, looking .  .  .  "
 There are grief forums?  Online?  I thought they were called "Bars" and Cocktail Lounges and One Nighters, not forums.
Sheesh, I don't get it.  How do you drink the Scotch and keyboard?  I'd be all " And i mIssss 'em lki so fargin cush thlkj;o 89u[ [9p8  (thump) jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj"
It's painfully obvious that I am seriously untalented - or I can drink more than anyone in the free world - take your pick.

In other news, seriously?  Moneygram does that?  How cool is that.  Romney could take humanity lessons from Moneygram.
 
2013-02-14 10:12:13 AM  

umad: kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.

You sound female.


And a five star wife. My man is HAPPY.

There's good women out there. Truly. So many guys are so focused on a woman's appearance, they're constantly getting screwed by pretty women who offer little else.

Find the gamer chick with a college degree who is maybe carrying 20 extra pounds. I promise, you'll be infinitely happier than with a supermodel, and the sex will be a thousand times better.
 
2013-02-14 10:12:55 AM  

kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.


Decent women, a subspecies of decent human beings, are exceedingly rare creatures.
 
2013-02-14 10:15:59 AM  

JackieRabbit: Valentine's Day IS a romance marketing scam.


FTFY
 
2013-02-14 10:16:55 AM  
Everybody in the other gender is an awful person and should accept collective responsibility for me being alone.
 
2013-02-14 10:17:40 AM  

kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.


Nice try, marriage counselor. I'll be at the bar.

/jk, I'll be at home drinking alone
 
2013-02-14 10:18:01 AM  

Kristoph57: kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.

Decent women, a subspecies of decent human beings, are exceedingly rare creatures.


They're just as rare as decent men. Women might take half your shiat but rarely do they beat the hell out of you for burning a steak.
 
2013-02-14 10:20:33 AM  

kiwimoogle84: Find the gamer chick with a college degree who is maybe carrying 20 extra pounds. I promise, you'll be infinitely happier than with a supermodel, and the sex will be a thousand times better.


This, so much.

/gamer family
 
2013-02-14 10:20:56 AM  

monoski: JackieRabbit: Valentine's Day IS a romance marketing scam.

FTFY


THIS^^^^ I do not need Hallmark to tell me shiate about how to be romantic!

/No man ever wanted to act romantically out of free will, it is about the hitting paydirt....
 
2013-02-14 10:21:48 AM  
images.mylot.com
 
2013-02-14 10:23:01 AM  

Kristoph57: kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.

Decent women, a subspecies of decent human beings, are exceedingly rare creatures.


And the ones who continuously tell you how awesome they are are usually the ones to avoid like the plague.

If you're so awesome, how come you need to attention-troll the internets?
 
2013-02-14 10:26:15 AM  

kiwimoogle84: Find the gamer chick with a college degree who is maybe carrying 20 extra pounds. I promise, you'll be infinitely happier than with a supermodel, and the sex will be a thousand times better.


I'd love to; I just have a repulsive personality.
 
2013-02-14 10:27:28 AM  

WhippingBoy: If you're so awesome, how come you need to attention-troll the internets?


I'm not trying to white knight at all, but from what I have seen from you in these types of threads, you're projecting big time.
 
2013-02-14 10:27:57 AM  

Bruxellensis: [images.mylot.com image 500x418]


There are certain Futurama jokes that make me laugh everyday all day.  Thats one of them.
 
2013-02-14 10:30:01 AM  

WhippingBoy: Kristoph57: kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.

Decent women, a subspecies of decent human beings, are exceedingly rare creatures.

And the ones who continuously tell you how awesome they are are usually the ones to avoid like the plague.

If you're so awesome, how come you need to attention-troll the internets?


Boredom. I need SOMETHING to do at work all day.

And to serve as a beacon of hope- not all is lost, dudes.
 
2013-02-14 10:38:50 AM  
Female joke:

Q: What's a man's idea of a romantic evening?

A: Sex.
 
2013-02-14 10:40:21 AM  

Marcintosh: In other news, seriously?  Moneygram does that?  How cool is that.  Romney could take humanity lessons from Moneygram.


To a degree they will.  On the other side, facilitating scams makes Moneygram, Western Union, etc a whole bucket of cash, so I'm a little dubious how much interference they run.

Outside of simply refusing the business, though, no amount of warning will help in some circumstances.  I have a relative who not only goes for these scams, but does so repeatedly.  When the intervention and the letter from the State Department don't work, and you can't get a protective custody order, eventually you admit that he prefers fantasyland to reality.  The family has pretty much walked away at this point.
 
2013-02-14 10:54:54 AM  

kiwimoogle84: Kristoph57: kiwimoogle84: fzumrk: Don't forget the biggest romance scam of them all:  marriage.

Ah, you guys.

Sorry you couldn't find a decent woman. That blows, but marriage ain't a death trap. Seriously.

Decent women, a subspecies of decent human beings, are exceedingly rare creatures.

They're just as rare as decent men. Women might take half your shiat but rarely do they beat the hell out of you for burning a steak.


My ex was the type that might, she worked as a cook at a bbq joint though. Never anything more than rare.
 
2013-02-14 10:58:26 AM  

genepool lifeboat: kiwimoogle84: Find the gamer chick with a college degree who is maybe carrying 20 extra pounds. I promise, you'll be infinitely happier than with a supermodel, and the sex will be a thousand times better.

This, so much.

/gamer family


Fiiiiiiiiiiine, you can have the gamer chick with 20 extra pounds and I'll reluctantly jump on that supermodel grenade.  You owe me.
 
2013-02-14 11:01:00 AM  

kiwimoogle84: And to serve as a beacon of hope- not all is lost, dudes.


The woman being awesome does not change the fact that marriage is a scam. A man still isn't getting anything out of it other than risk*.

*Only applies to men with their shiat together. Poor guys knock yourselves out.
 
2013-02-14 11:03:10 AM  

umad: kiwimoogle84: And to serve as a beacon of hope- not all is lost, dudes.

The woman being awesome does not change the fact that marriage is a scam. A man still isn't getting anything out of it other than risk*.

*Only applies to men with their shiat together. Poor guys knock yourselves out.


I am willing to get on board with this analogy...Well put sir.
 
2013-02-14 11:15:19 AM  

monoski: JackieRabbit: Valentine's Day IS a romance marketing scam.

FTFY


Good fix!
 
2013-02-14 11:22:04 AM  

umad: kiwimoogle84: And to serve as a beacon of hope- not all is lost, dudes.

The woman being awesome does not change the fact that marriage is a scam. A man still isn't getting anything out of it other than risk*.

*Only applies to men with their shiat together. Poor guys knock yourselves out.


A man doesn't get a life companion, homecooked meals, activity partner, and consistent sex? Not to mention someone to lean on when times are rough and someone to build them up?

Dear god, you're right. Marriage is AWFUL for men.
 
2013-02-14 11:29:32 AM  

kiwimoogle84: umad: kiwimoogle84: And to serve as a beacon of hope- not all is lost, dudes.

The woman being awesome does not change the fact that marriage is a scam. A man still isn't getting anything out of it other than risk*.

*Only applies to men with their shiat together. Poor guys knock yourselves out.

A man doesn't get a life companion, homecooked meals, activity partner, and consistent sex? Not to mention someone to lean on when times are rough and someone to build them up?

Dear god, you're right. Marriage is AWFUL for men.


I know that we can't generalize, but women viewing marriage as the end goal rather than the beginning of a new life together seems to be quite a thing in the U.S. Obviously, it would behoove us to avoid these types of women at all costs, but sometimes, inexplicably, a "switch" flips and you can't always see that coming.

Note that I'm not saying "all marriage is bad", because it's not, but I understand how some men might not want anything to do with it whatsoever.
 
2013-02-14 11:40:34 AM  
kiwimoogle84:A man doesn't get a life companion, homecooked meals, activity partner, and consistent sex? Not to mention someone to lean on when times are rough and someone to build them up?

Dear god, you're right. Marriage is AWFUL for men.


You can do all of that without getting married. Why buy the cow...
 
2013-02-14 11:45:11 AM  

umad: kiwimoogle84:A man doesn't get a life companion, homecooked meals, activity partner, and consistent sex? Not to mention someone to lean on when times are rough and someone to build them up?

Dear god, you're right. Marriage is AWFUL for men.

You can do all of that without getting married. Why buy the cow...


Marriage is a financial decision. If your relationship changes at all someone was lying.
 
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