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(Huffington Post)   Man with unknown Fark handle requests a government support program to ensure awkward men can get dates   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 48
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2013-05-18 08:00:08 PM  
Department Of Relationship Koordination
 
2013-05-18 08:06:16 PM  
I'm sure this will get vigorous support in the Politics tab.
 
2013-05-18 08:54:33 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
Your tax dollars at work!
 
2013-05-18 09:02:59 PM  
Going by the acronym D.C. an anonymous webmaster is quoted as saying "If awkward people started getting dates, it might bankrupt me."
 
2013-05-19 12:13:56 AM  
b.vimeocdn.com

The perfect team to administer the program
 
2013-05-19 12:16:23 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Approves.
 
2013-05-19 12:20:37 AM  
Come on guys, don't ruin this for me.
 
2013-05-19 12:40:48 AM  
 
2013-05-19 12:40:48 AM  
Isn't there already a website where you can find women who will accept money for a date?
 
2013-05-19 12:42:45 AM  

nytmare: Isn't there already a website where you can find women who will accept money for a date?


Yeah, but they won't take food stamps.
 
2013-05-19 12:45:59 AM  
Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested

ORRANCE, CA-Denny Marzano, a 28-year-old Torrance man, was arrested Monday for engaging in the type of behavior found in romantic comedies.

Marzano was taken into custody after violating a restraining order filed against him by Kellie Hamilton, 25, an attractive, unmarried kindergarten teacher who is new to the L.A. area. According to Hamilton, Marzano has stalked her for the past two months, spying on her, tapping her phone, serenading her with The Carpenters' "Close To You" at her place of employment, and tricking her into boarding Caribbean-bound jets.

Hamilton made the call to police at approximately 7:30 p.m., when she discovered that the bearded cable repairman she had let into her apartment was actually Marzano in disguise.

"Thank God he's in custody, and this nightmarish ordeal is finally over," said Hamilton, a single mother struggling to raise an adorable, towheaded boy all alone in the big city. "I repeatedly told him I wasn't interested, but he just kept resorting to crazier and crazier schemes to make me fall in love with him."

Marzano, who broke his leg last week falling off a ladder leaning against Hamilton's second-story bedroom window, said he was "extremely surprised" that his plan to woo Hamilton had failed.

"She was supposed to hate me at first but gradually be won over by my incredible persistence, telling me that no one has ever gone to such wild lengths to win her love," Marzano said. "But for some reason, her irritation never turned to affection."

In addition to the stalking charges, Marzano is accused of framing Stuart Polian, a handsome Pasadena attorney and chief competitor for Hamilton's hand, for arson. Marzano denied the charge.

"While it is true that I would love to have seen my main romantic rival out of the picture, I did not burn down that animal shelter and try to pin it on Mr. Polian," Marzano said. "I believe and have always believed I can win Kellie's love without resorting to such illegalities."

Marzano had been arrested for engaging in romantic-comedy behavior on five previous occasions. The most recent arrest came in May 1998, when he pretended to be a confession-booth priest in the hopes of manipulating a Fresno, CA, woman into unwittingly revealing her love for him.
 
2013-05-19 12:53:31 AM  
I think The Great American Fourth of July is Gene Shepard's best work. There really is nothing like that moment of clarity when you realize that you are "That guy". That guy that won't stop calling, that won't take the hint. That soul crushing moment when you realize that, not only do you not have a chance with her, but she is actually a little creeped out by you. I've only been that guy a couple of times, but the horror of it has been enough to make me give up entirely.
 
2013-05-19 12:55:14 AM  
Gov't doesn't have to pay women to have sex with men that can't get dates, but prostitution should be legalized and regulated.

However, I note this is in the HuffPo Women's Section, which shows this is yet another article by some woman to hate on men. Apparently it's fine for a woman to suggest and to laugh at men that can't obtain sex.

Of course, what would that same woman say to

a) men laughing at fat women complaining they can't get a man?

b) pro-life men (and women) saying that if a woman doesn't want a baby, she should just not have sex?
 
2013-05-19 01:02:23 AM  
Reddit and /pol/ powers, activate!
 
2013-05-19 01:16:34 AM  
I think that hmmm, that I could support that legislation.  If, ya know, it doesn't infringe on my rights.
 
2013-05-19 01:25:36 AM  

RoyBatty: b) pro-life men (and women) saying that if a woman doesn't want a baby, she should just not have sex?


Ah, a pro-lifer who's actually honest about said movement really being about punishing women for having sex.  Otherwise, why wouldn't he say "if a man (or woman) doesn't want a baby, he (or she) should just not have sex?"
 
2013-05-19 01:37:12 AM  
I really hope that someone trolled HuffPost. I've got full-blow ass-burgers (that's "Asperger's Syndrome", soon to be made just another part of "Autism Spectrum Disorder"). Along with the sociocultural tin ear that gives me, I have problems with social anxiety, a geek's sense of humor, a love of statistical analysis, forgetfulness of anniversaries, bad taste in music, love of cigars, and general obnoxiousness.

I GET LAID!

Heck, I've even gotten married to a woman who's willing to put up with me and pulls no punches when I get out of line.

I did this without government assistance, thank you very much.

Some guys are just too spineless.
 
2013-05-19 01:39:18 AM  

pion: RoyBatty: b) pro-life men (and women) saying that if a woman doesn't want a baby, she should just not have sex?

Ah, a pro-lifer who's actually honest about said movement really being about punishing women for having sex.  Otherwise, why wouldn't he say "if a man (or woman) doesn't want a baby, he (or she) should just not have sex?"


Actually, I'm pro-choice, but unlike you apparently, I am anti-idiot-arguments.

I said women and not man or women, because that's the argument that pro-choice feminists (perhaps such as yourself) make (as you are making here.)

A feminist claim is that pro-life men and women that say a woman that doesn't want a baby should not have sex are punishing women for having sex. I mean, you just castigated me for making that claim while making that claim yourself.

So I am glad to see that we agree.

Similarly, the HuffPo women's section is castigating this weirdo for wanting to have sex and being unable to find a partner.

So saying a woman that doesn't want babies should not have sex is misogyny.
Laughing at women too fat to find a partner is misogyny and fat hatred.
Laughing at men that cannot find a partner is encouraged. It's most likely the case this guy is a misogynist. And he needs therapy. And it should not be suggested that anyone is entitled to "sex"

i.imgur.com

But of course, if when pro-lifers say that women that don't want babies shouldn't have sex, we are told by pion that's all about punishing women.

I will give the HuffPo women section this much credit. After hyping some guy's stupid blog in order to make a public spectacle of him for clicks, it does admit this is a real problem for some men as well as some women.
 
2013-05-19 01:44:47 AM  

nytmare: Isn't there already a website where you can find women who will accept money for a date?


Well, I hear the chicks on craigslist are REALLY into roses.
 
2013-05-19 02:09:06 AM  
i1243.photobucket.com
You mean this isn't already the case?
 
2013-05-19 02:14:51 AM  

RoyBatty: pion: RoyBatty: b) pro-life men (and women) saying that if a woman doesn't want a baby, she should just not have sex?

Ah, a pro-lifer who's actually honest about said movement really being about punishing women for having sex.  Otherwise, why wouldn't he say "if a man (or woman) doesn't want a baby, he (or she) should just not have sex?"

Actually, I'm pro-choice, but unlike you apparently, I am anti-idiot-arguments.


Straight to ad hominem arguments.  Cute.  I get it, concern troll is concerned.

I said women and not man or women, because that's the argument that pro-choice feminists (perhaps such as yourself) make (as you are making here.)

A feminist claim is that pro-life men and women that say a woman that doesn't want a baby should not have sex are punishing women for having sex. I mean, you just castigated me for making that claim while making that claim yourself.


If you are pro-choice as you claim, you can clearly see the flaws in your argument.  There are quite a few ways for women not to have a child, considering the options available, which include birth control, condoms and other contraceptives, and the drug known as Plan-B, that has be scientifically shown to NOT cause abortions, unlike its relative RU-486.  The pro-life movement tents to oppose all three of the former options, giving lie to the fact that the movement is about preventing abortions.  Also, if you have heard of anybody on the pro-life side of things claim to hold the fathers of aborted babies responsible, please share.  However, the whole debate seems to be focused on women, when last I checked, it took a man and a woman to make a baby.

So I am glad to see that we agree.

Similarly, the HuffPo women's section is castigating this weirdo for wanting to have sex and being unable to find a partner.


And it seems you're castigating him as well, by calling him a weirdo.  Let's face it, he's asking for government sponsored prostitutes.  What about the woman who has social anxiety?  Should she get a government sponsored gigilo?

So saying a woman that doesn't want babies should not have sex is misogyny.


Yes, if you don't include her partners in that judgement.

Laughing at women too fat to find a partner is misogyny and fat hatred.

I don't know what others would call it, but I call it being a dick.

Laughing at men that cannot find a partner is encouraged. It's most likely the case this guy is a misogynist. And he needs therapy. And it should not be suggested that anyone is entitled to "sex"

I'd also call it being a dick.

[i.imgur.com image 596x51]

But of course, if when pro-lifers say that women that don't want babies shouldn't have sex, we are told by pion that's all about punishing women.


My objection was you not including men in that statement. By doing so, I am proven right.

I will give the HuffPo women section this much credit. After hyping some guy's stupid blog in order to make a public spectacle of him for clicks, it does admit this is a real problem for some men as well as some women.

Your trolling is a solid 10/10.
 
xcv
2013-05-19 02:15:45 AM  

RoyBatty: Gov't doesn't have to pay women to have sex with men that can't get dates, but prostitution should be legalized and regulated.

However, I note this is in the HuffPo Women's Section, which shows this is yet another article by some woman to hate on men. Apparently it's fine for a woman to suggest and to laugh at men that can't obtain sex.

Of course, what would that same woman say to

a) men laughing at fat women complaining they can't get a man?

b) pro-life men (and women) saying that if a woman doesn't want a baby, she should just not have sex?


How about the government provides support programs to encourage women to abort male fetuses? On average, lower socioeconomic status boys do worse in school, men have a harder time finding gainful employment in our post-industrial, service economy.  The increasing concentration of wealth in the upper classes means there's more and more poor men, aka men that women generally find undesirable.

Create a gender imbalance to reduce the male surplus and boost the odds of even low-status men finding female companionship.

Bonus: a lower occurrence of stupid, risky male behavior like violent crime and car crashes.
 
2013-05-19 02:17:27 AM  
or this guy can get a sex change and become a man, grow a set of balls and then overcome his phobias.  He wonders why women looking for a man overlook him?

pathetic
 
2013-05-19 02:24:31 AM  
Why not? It seems 'reward the fail' is in vogue in schools, politics, TV, and elsewhere, why not here?

Why not have policies in place to punish accomplishment, and reward abject failure? What's the worst that could happen?
 
2013-05-19 02:27:52 AM  
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This is my approval face.
 
2013-05-19 02:29:13 AM  

pion: And it seems you're castigating him as well, by calling him a weirdo.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-19 02:32:03 AM  
I'm thinking it's a troll good at his work.

Well hoping (has Social Anxiety Disorder).
 
2013-05-19 02:36:49 AM  

Snapper Carr: [b.vimeocdn.com image 300x300]

The perfect team to administer the program


2 for 2 in the geek tab with  Idiocracy pics. This must mean it is definitely happening, right guys?
 
2013-05-19 03:22:09 AM  
Oh yes oh yes. I haven't had a date in 12 years.. I don't get it. I'm rather nice, smart, not ugly, and have a good steady job.

Failure just brings more failure.

Of course, I live in Oklahoma so like 90% of the girls I wouldn't want to date anyway.. but whatever.
 
2013-05-19 04:09:27 AM  

nytmare: Isn't there already a website where you can find women who will accept money for a date?


Yes, but you save face if the government pays her.

I can't figure out if this guy is 30 or 10.
 
2013-05-19 06:02:58 AM  
ftfa:"called some women on Tumblr b*tches, coonts and other names [but] that has nothing to do with misogyny."

Since it was apparently aimed at specific women and not at women as a group, why exactly is it misogyny? According to that logic the author of tfa is guilty of misandry because she(?) is mocking a man.
 
2013-05-19 06:22:00 AM  
... chronic near-total or total absence in a person's sexuality of intimate relationships or sexual intercourse that is occurring for reasons other than voluntary celibacy, asexuality, antisexualism, or sexual abstinence. It is the psycho-social opposite of having a sex life. Incel people, despite being open to sexual intimacy and potential romance with another person and also making active, repeated efforts towards such an end, cannot cause any such end(s) to occur with any significant degree of regularity -- or even at all.

Wow. This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever read. If no one wants to sleep with you, that's your farking fault.
 
2013-05-19 07:19:22 AM  

RepoManTSM: I'm thinking it's a troll good at his work.

Well hoping (has Social Anxiety Disorder).


HA HA! Everbody stare at RepoManTSM!!!
 
2013-05-19 08:06:44 AM  
Sadly not fake.  This guy has been popping up all over the internet bemoaning his fate and trying - unsuccessfully - to get people behind his cause.
 
2013-05-19 08:26:09 AM  

Zap_Rowsdower: Sadly not fake.  This guy has been popping up all over the internet bemoaning his fate and trying - unsuccessfully - to get people behind his cause.


Didn't the guy who raped and murdered his mom also have a crazy rant about "involuntary celibacy?"
 
2013-05-19 08:45:03 AM  
Y'know, I think government can and should be an important function of society that helps sustain society's general prosperity and well being.

But this loser can pay for his own prostitutes.
=Smidge=
 
2013-05-19 11:28:27 AM  
He is very much a total Farker. He expects, no demands, government throw money at every woe in his life.

A pathetic man-child and perpetual victim.
 
2013-05-19 11:52:20 AM  

RoyBatty: Laughing at men that cannot find a partner is encouraged.


Prove it.  With citations.
 
2013-05-19 11:52:58 AM  
Because what I see us laughing at here is a guy trying to blame everyone and everything except for himself for his inability to connect with other human beings, not "men in general" like your paranoid ass would love to believe.
 
2013-05-19 12:26:25 PM  
TFA: Social anxiety is a real mental health issue ...

No, it's not; it's a personality issue, one that can be corrected if the person struggling with it chooses to.

I'm an introverted, creative type that enjoys being alone. Any project I'm working on, or book I'm reading, etc. is far more interesting to me than making small talk with strangers in a crowded place. Yeah, it gets lonely at times, but understanding that it's not a bad thing to be lonely - i.e. having the self-esteem to know you're a person of value that simply isn't being validated by the outside world - makes it easier to cope.

I have to put all that aside to go out into the world and earn my keep. I work in sales, which means I can't be afraid of strangers, so I had to develop a set of skills to connect with people, even if it's just for the short-term goal of facilitating a sale. I play music, and had to overcome stage fright and learn how to handle complements I sometimes feel I don't deserve.

Is it hard for me to find dates? Yeah, it is. Do I have high standards? No, I have realistic ones. Am I willing to compromise them? Not the ones that are the most important to me; I like smart women, but I'd rather do without than date someone shallow and uninteresting. (The absolute last woman I'd want to date is someone the government hired to go out with me.)

These whiny "incels" need to just grow up and realize society doesn't owe them jack sh*t merely because they exist and want something. Yeah, it sucks that others seem to get into relationships easily, but don't concern yourself with them; work on YOU.

[And here's a tip for the men: stay away from POA (pick-up artist) programs. I haven't done it myself (really), but I've had friends that have tried them. They went from being interesting, sensitive, geeky guys to becoming world-class, greasy douchebags who use the word "money" as an adjective, treat women like chattel, and remain as lonely and unsatisfied as ever. Plus, they're always broke, either from the money they pay to the program itself, or the ridiculously expensive wardrobes they were told to buy, the $80 haircuts, or the $25 cocktails they drank at snooty clubs.]
 
2013-05-19 03:30:03 PM  
Welcome to the wonderful world of Harrison Bergeron.

And you don't have to Google that because you have a hard time getting dates from your undisclosed location in Your Mother's Basement and secretly approve of the tyranny of the mediocre.
 
2013-05-19 04:50:28 PM  
It always seems that men who complain about not being able to find a date/woman/sex are also only expecting to get a hot woman.  Sorry but beggers can't be choosers. You don't "deserve" a hot, smart, funny, successful whatever woman simply for existing.  You have to bring something to the table too and obviously you don't or else you would be able to get those women you pine over.  Sorry but you might just have to settle for an uggo or fatty just like they will have to settle on you.  Change yourself or accept this fact and stop trying to get government handout pussy.  Women are not a commodity, they are people.
 
2013-05-19 04:55:32 PM  
Is this the guy?
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 08:00:14 PM  

Lernaeus: TFA: Social anxiety is a real mental health issue ...

No, it's not; it's a personality issue, one that can be corrected if the person struggling with it chooses to.

I'm an introverted, creative type that enjoys being alone. Any project I'm working on, or book I'm reading, etc. is far more interesting to me than making small talk with strangers in a crowded place. Yeah, it gets lonely at times, but understanding that it's not a bad thing to be lonely - i.e. having the self-esteem to know you're a person of value that simply isn't being validated by the outside world - makes it easier to cope.

I have to put all that aside to go out into the world and earn my keep. I work in sales, which means I can't be afraid of strangers, so I had to develop a set of skills to connect with people, even if it's just for the short-term goal of facilitating a sale. I play music, and had to overcome stage fright and learn how to handle complements I sometimes feel I don't deserve.

Is it hard for me to find dates? Yeah, it is. Do I have high standards? No, I have realistic ones. Am I willing to compromise them? Not the ones that are the most important to me; I like smart women, but I'd rather do without than date someone shallow and uninteresting. (The absolute last woman I'd want to date is someone the government hired to go out with me.)

These whiny "incels" need to just grow up and realize society doesn't owe them jack sh*t merely because they exist and want something. Yeah, it sucks that others seem to get into relationships easily, but don't concern yourself with them; work on YOU.

[And here's a tip for the men: stay away from POA (pick-up artist) programs. I haven't done it myself (really), but I've had friends that have tried them. They went from being interesting, sensitive, geeky guys to becoming world-class, greasy douchebags who use the word "money" as an adjective, treat women like chattel, and remain as lonely and unsatisfied as ever. Plus, they're always broke, either from the money they pay to the program itself, or the ridiculously expensive wardrobes they were told to buy, the $80 haircuts, or the $25 cocktails they drank at snooty clubs.]


Agoraphobia is a recognized mental health disorder.

It isn't the same as introversion.

Why do people think things don't exist unless they personally have experienced them?
 
2013-05-19 08:04:57 PM  
Mental health issues like Social Anxiety Disorder do exist.

Now, are you just going to whine about it, or are you going to take steps to address it? If you can find a competent therapist, he or she will be able to help, but they'll also say what I did; you have to do things to deal with it.
 
2013-05-19 11:39:54 PM  
With all of the money they put in to see they don't succeed...

but what a minute...

if it means more loans for the central banks, I'm sure they will find someone to fill the office and make it happen.
 
2013-05-20 02:50:07 AM  

DerAppie: ftfa:"called some women on Tumblr b*tches, coonts and other names [but] that has nothing to do with misogyny."

Since it was apparently aimed at specific women and not at women as a group, why exactly is it misogyny? According to that logic the author of tfa is guilty of misandry because she(?) is mocking a man.


No, the idea is that the terms "biatches, coonts, etc" are inherently sexist - an idea to which there is merit.
 
2013-05-20 03:33:01 AM  

LavenderWolf: DerAppie: ftfa:"called some women on Tumblr b*tches, coonts and other names [but] that has nothing to do with misogyny."

Since it was apparently aimed at specific women and not at women as a group, why exactly is it misogyny? According to that logic the author of tfa is guilty of misandry because she(?) is mocking a man.

No, the idea is that the terms "biatches, coonts, etc" are inherently sexist - an idea to which there is merit.


I don't subscribe to that idea. In regards to tfa it simply shows that people who go looking for outrage rarely have to search for long.
 
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