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(Daily Mail)   The worst mistakes people make while dating includes sending too many kisses in a text, talking on the phone during dinner or a movie and thinking that this time dating is going to turn out better than the last dozen miserable failures   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-06-19 10:47:58 AM  
I have sympathy for some people. I am 54, never been without a partner since college, and that number of partners is three. Pleased with that.  Not really one for marriage.
 
2014-06-19 11:23:10 AM  
Forgetting to shave the neckbeard, wearing a fedora, socks with sandals etc.
 
2014-06-19 12:03:12 PM  
Telling your date "I just don't like black people."

Yes, that happened once.
 
2014-06-19 12:03:33 PM  

colinspooky: I have sympathy for some people. I am 54, never been without a partner since college, and that number of partners is three. Pleased with that.  Not really one for marriage.


I am 49 and two years divorced. Dating sucks at this age!!!
 
2014-06-19 12:04:57 PM  

monoski: colinspooky: I have sympathy for some people. I am 54, never been without a partner since college, and that number of partners is three. Pleased with that.  Not really one for marriage.

I am 49 and two years divorced. Dating sucks at this age!!!

 
2014-06-19 12:05:06 PM  
I was reading a Men's Health at the barber shop the other day and it made me relieved that I'm no longer a young man.  That whole magazine is basically a how-to on getting chicks.  The fitness portion is only a means to an end.  I hope I wasn't that pathetic and helpless when I was 23.  I don't recall dating ever being a difficult thing but this magazine made it sound like the ultimate mystery of the universe with it's 99 tips and pointers.
 
2014-06-19 12:05:27 PM  
Doesn't apply to my life anymore, but when I was dating, if we're on a first date on she talked in the theatre while the movie is running, there would be no second date. Yak during the previews, no one cares.
 
2014-06-19 12:07:01 PM  

monoski: colinspooky: I have sympathy for some people. I am 54, never been without a partner since college, and that number of partners is three. Pleased with that.  Not really one for marriage.

I am 49 and two years divorced. Dating sucks at this age!!!


Huh.  My friend is 46 and that guy is getting laid all over the suburbs.  Perhaps the key is that he doesn't want a girlfriend.  He wants to hook up with divrocees.  They don't want a boyfriend either as they already have kids and are over the whole "needing somebody" thing.
 
2014-06-19 12:07:58 PM  
I'm having way more fun as a single person than I ever did when I was married.

/shrug
//ymmv
 
2014-06-19 12:08:10 PM  

MightyPez: Telling your date "I just don't like black people."

Yes, that happened once.


I don't like anybody, so I suppose that includes black people.
 
2014-06-19 12:08:25 PM  

monoski: colinspooky: I have sympathy for some people. I am 54, never been without a partner since college, and that number of partners is three. Pleased with that.  Not really one for marriage.

I am 49 and two years divorced. Dating sucks at this age!!!


Same age, and happily married.  I can't imagine having to date again.  It would be dreadful.
 
2014-06-19 12:08:27 PM  
"If you don't answer my text, I'll slaughter you and your whole family. LOL xxxxxxxx"
 
2014-06-19 12:08:36 PM  

monoski: am 49 and two years divorced. Dating sucks at this age!!!


I don't date. I'm not even sure how you go about such things, since I have a very low tolerance for most personal interactions. If I see somebody I want, I go for it. Other than that......I have no idea how a middle-aged person goes on a date.

Why yes, I've been single a long time. It's not a huge issue or anything, but it's like my mother used to ask, "DO YOU WANT TO BE SINGLE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?" Well, not particularly, but if that's how it plays out...... Haven't given up though--some interesting guys come by once in a while.
 
2014-06-19 12:08:37 PM  
I'm glad I married early and didn't have to endure the dating scene after college.
 
2014-06-19 12:08:46 PM  

MightyPez: Telling your date "I just don't like black people."

Yes, that happened once.


It would be especially awkward if you're black.
 
2014-06-19 12:09:19 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was reading a Men's Health at the barber shop the other day and it made me relieved that I'm no longer a young man.  That whole magazine is basically a how-to on getting chicks.  The fitness portion is only a means to an end.  I hope I wasn't that pathetic and helpless when I was 23.  I don't recall dating ever being a difficult thing but this magazine made it sound like the ultimate mystery of the universe with it's 99 tips and pointers.


You'd be surprised how many men suck when it comes to women.
/roommate refuses to talk to them because his standards are too high
 
2014-06-19 12:09:21 PM  
I have a habit of whipping out my penis during the date.  Not sure why I never get a second date.
 
2014-06-19 12:09:52 PM  

StopDaddy: Doesn't apply to my life anymore, but when I was dating, if we're on a first date on she talked in the theatre while the movie is running, there would be no second date. Yak during the previews, no one cares.


A movie on a first date seems like an odd choice.  I can sit silent in the dark and stare at a screen with anybody.

My preferred choice for first date is sushi/thai/indian/whatever non-traditional restaurant.  If she has no adventurous palate then I have no time.
 
2014-06-19 12:10:30 PM  

Publikwerks: MightyPez: Telling your date "I just don't like black people."
Yes, that happened once.
It would be especially awkward if you're black.


"You didn't look black in your profile picture!"
 
2014-06-19 12:11:34 PM  
I can't believe there are so many people who need to be told this that it warrants and article.  Seems more like common sense to me.
 
2014-06-19 12:14:17 PM  
Watching these trainwrecks can be hilarious for the rest of us though.  I was at the Lego Movie with my wife and this couple behind us was out on presumably an early date.  From the beginning of the movie this guy just had a constant stream of banter out of his mouth.  Just talking and talking about nothing and the girl was doing the polite "well ok, stop talking and watch the movie".  He continued of course and I politely turned around and said "shut the fsck up".  The girl leans forward and says "I'm very sorry sir, I don't know this person".  I never saw a date come to a faster screeching halt in my life.  He didn't even whisper the rest of the movie, waited for it to end, put on his jacket and walked out.  Was a great date for me, movie was great and we watched another person get crushed.
 
2014-06-19 12:14:47 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was reading a Men's Health at the barber shop the other day and it made me relieved that I'm no longer a young man.  That whole magazine is basically a how-to on getting chicks.  The fitness portion is only a means to an end.  I hope I wasn't that pathetic and helpless when I was 23.  I don't recall dating ever being a difficult thing but this magazine made it sound like the ultimate mystery of the universe with it's 99 tips and pointers.


Sounds like Cosmo for men ;)
 
2014-06-19 12:15:28 PM  
How about posting to Fark while getting a handy? What if it's the only way I can get off?

Don't judge me.
 
2014-06-19 12:15:41 PM  
Having a couple of glasses of orange wine that someone found in the basement a few hours before the date. The flatulence was horrible and unpredictable. Of course, she brought her 4 year old daughter along she gets a few demerits too.

IIRC, the orange wine was a novelty item purchased in Florida quite a few years prior. I may have been dared to drink it and if it were a double dog dare, properly executed after a standard and single dog dare, then I was powerless to decline.
 
2014-06-19 12:16:55 PM  
I'd say I have never really had a serious relationship (do want one though) but just from exchanging emails with people, it's amazing the (lack of) communication "now-a-days".

Being an "introvert" I don't talk much in person, but get me writing emails, letters, etc... and I can blather on for a long time.  I guess that freaks "normal" people out because when I send them messages (2-4 paragraphs long or longer if she was asking me questions), they usually respond with 1 paragraph or less.

Example:  Send an introduction message to someone which usually consists of a paragraph with like 2-3 random questions, one of which I like to ask is, "what's your favorite dessert?"  One lady responded with, "I like cheesecake."  That's it, no other answers to other questions, whether or not she's interested in talking more, not asking  me any questions, etc...just "I like cheesecake."  Uh...okay...thanks I guess...

/not so cool story bro
//also a huge pet peeve when people don't respond to voicemails/emails in general (work place, real life friends, etc...).
 
2014-06-19 12:16:57 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I was reading a Men's Health at the barber shop the other day and it made me relieved that I'm no longer a young man.  That whole magazine is basically a how-to on getting chicks.  The fitness portion is only a means to an end.  I hope I wasn't that pathetic and helpless when I was 23.  I don't recall dating ever being a difficult thing but this magazine made it sound like the ultimate mystery of the universe with it's 99 tips and pointers.


i.imgur.com
Beats Cosmo for Men.
 
2014-06-19 12:17:01 PM  

surewewang: Watching these trainwrecks can be hilarious for the rest of us though.  I was at the Lego Movie with my wife and this couple behind us was out on presumably an early date.  From the beginning of the movie this guy just had a constant stream of banter out of his mouth.  Just talking and talking about nothing and the girl was doing the polite "well ok, stop talking and watch the movie".  He continued of course and I politely turned around and said "shut the fsck up".  The girl leans forward and says "I'm very sorry sir, I don't know this person".  I never saw a date come to a faster screeching halt in my life.  He didn't even whisper the rest of the movie, waited for it to end, put on his jacket and walked out.  Was a great date for me, movie was great and we watched another person get crushed.


Still, you didn't have to be so harsh to a 12-year old.
 
2014-06-19 12:17:21 PM  
If my current relationship ends...

I plan to replace it with internet porn and a gambling addiction.
 
2014-06-19 12:18:04 PM  

zulius: Rapmaster2000: I was reading a Men's Health at the barber shop the other day and it made me relieved that I'm no longer a young man.  That whole magazine is basically a how-to on getting chicks.  The fitness portion is only a means to an end.  I hope I wasn't that pathetic and helpless when I was 23.  I don't recall dating ever being a difficult thing but this magazine made it sound like the ultimate mystery of the universe with it's 99 tips and pointers.

You'd be surprised how many men suck when it comes to women.
/roommate refuses to talk to them because his standards are too high


Does he have pointy knees?
 
2014-06-19 12:19:41 PM  
I like gauging their sense of humor first.  If someone feels the need to befriend you on Facebook after the first date, say no.  If they can't handle getting to know you through email/personal level then fark 'em.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-19 12:20:37 PM  

zulius: Rapmaster2000: I was reading a Men's Health at the barber shop the other day and it made me relieved that I'm no longer a young man.  That whole magazine is basically a how-to on getting chicks.  The fitness portion is only a means to an end.  I hope I wasn't that pathetic and helpless when I was 23.  I don't recall dating ever being a difficult thing but this magazine made it sound like the ultimate mystery of the universe with it's 99 tips and pointers.

You'd be surprised how many men suck when it comes to women.
/roommate refuses to talk to them because his standards are too high


Seriously?
 
2014-06-19 12:21:38 PM  

bugmn99: How about posting to Fark while getting a handy? What if it's the only way I can get off?

Don't judge me.


uproxx.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-19 12:21:52 PM  

Rapmaster2000: StopDaddy: Doesn't apply to my life anymore, but when I was dating, if we're on a first date on she talked in the theatre while the movie is running, there would be no second date. Yak during the previews, no one cares.

A movie on a first date seems like an odd choice.  I can sit silent in the dark and stare at a screen with anybody.

My preferred choice for first date is sushi/thai/indian/whatever non-traditional restaurant.  If she has no adventurous palate then I have no time.


This. Going to the theater sucks for dating. If I am going on a date with someone that means I actually want to talk with them.
 
2014-06-19 12:21:57 PM  

smd31: I'd say I have never really had a serious relationship (do want one though) but just from exchanging emails with people, it's amazing the (lack of) communication "now-a-days".

Being an "introvert" I don't talk much in person, but get me writing emails, letters, etc... and I can blather on for a long time.  I guess that freaks "normal" people out because when I send them messages (2-4 paragraphs long or longer if she was asking me questions), they usually respond with 1 paragraph or less.

Example:  Send an introduction message to someone which usually consists of a paragraph with like 2-3 random questions, one of which I like to ask is, "what's your favorite dessert?"  One lady responded with, "I like cheesecake."  That's it, no other answers to other questions, whether or not she's interested in talking more, not asking  me any questions, etc...just "I like cheesecake."  Uh...okay...thanks I guess...



She sounds fat.
 
2014-06-19 12:22:04 PM  
To those folks happily in long-term relationships who couldn't imagine themselves dating: good f
 
2014-06-19 12:23:08 PM  
38 and i had a gf for a couple of years in my 20s.  Depression and social anxiety have ruled my non-existent love life.  Really lonely....
 
2014-06-19 12:23:10 PM  
Top dating pet peeves:

Bringing up sex to soon. (First date, too soon)
Reflexive compliments. (You're beautiful, you're my queen, Hello sexy!)
Calling or texting to often. (Wait until you get off work and get settled in, then have a nice long chat. No need for constant up dates throughout the day.)
 
2014-06-19 12:23:20 PM  

smd31: Being an "introvert" I don't talk much in person, but get me writing emails, letters, etc... and I can blather on for a long time. I guess that freaks "normal" people out because when I send them messages (2-4 paragraphs long or longer if she was asking me questions), they usually respond with 1 paragraph or less.


Hahaha, I do that too. Write somebody a damn book, but won't leave the house to look for an actual date. I guess I need to date a writer....by computer. We can just write to each other for years, like in the olden days when people fell in love by letters that were delivered on horses.

People would court for years and pine away for their loved one, but they'd only actually met once. Before he went off to the War.
 
2014-06-19 12:23:25 PM  

smd31: I'd say I have never really had a serious relationship (do want one though) but just from exchanging emails with people, it's amazing the (lack of) communication "now-a-days".

Being an "introvert" I don't talk much in person, but get me writing emails, letters, etc... and I can blather on for a long time.  I guess that freaks "normal" people out because when I send them messages (2-4 paragraphs long or longer if she was asking me questions), they usually respond with 1 paragraph or less.

Example:  Send an introduction message to someone which usually consists of a paragraph with like 2-3 random questions, one of which I like to ask is, "what's your favorite dessert?"  One lady responded with, "I like cheesecake."  That's it, no other answers to other questions, whether or not she's interested in talking more, not asking  me any questions, etc...just "I like cheesecake."  Uh...okay...thanks I guess...

/not so cool story bro
//also a huge pet peeve when people don't respond to voicemails/emails in general (work place, real life friends, etc...).


Yup, this exactly.  I'm finding actually emailing and whatnot works pretty well.  It's a great way to get to know someone (sort of) when you can't meet.  Too much texting hurts my widdle fingers.
 
2014-06-19 12:23:30 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: I like gauging their sense of humor first.  If someone feels the need to befriend you on Facebook after the first date, say no.  If they can't handle getting to know you through email/personal level then fark 'em.

[img.fark.net image 288x480]


I like to be spontaneous about some things.
 
2014-06-19 12:24:13 PM  

Nogale: zulius: Rapmaster2000: I was reading a Men's Health at the barber shop the other day and it made me relieved that I'm no longer a young man.  That whole magazine is basically a how-to on getting chicks.  The fitness portion is only a means to an end.  I hope I wasn't that pathetic and helpless when I was 23.  I don't recall dating ever being a difficult thing but this magazine made it sound like the ultimate mystery of the universe with it's 99 tips and pointers.

You'd be surprised how many men suck when it comes to women.
/roommate refuses to talk to them because his standards are too high

Seriously?


Either that or he is refusing to come out of the closet.
 
2014-06-19 12:24:18 PM  

monoski: colinspooky: I have sympathy for some people. I am 54, never been without a partner since college, and that number of partners is three. Pleased with that.  Not really one for marriage.

I am 49 and two years divorced. Dating sucks at this age!!!


You need to move to Orlando. Far as I can tell, if you are simply employed and not grossly overweight (and willing to stay in your age bracket) you could score all the time.
 
2014-06-19 12:25:07 PM  

Rapmaster2000: StopDaddy: Doesn't apply to my life anymore, but when I was dating, if we're on a first date on she talked in the theatre while the movie is running, there would be no second date. Yak during the previews, no one cares.

A movie on a first date seems like an odd choice.  I can sit silent in the dark and stare at a screen with anybody.

My preferred choice for first date is sushi/thai/indian/whatever non-traditional restaurant.  If she has no adventurous palate then I have no time.



Dinner/movie combo. Talk with them during dinner, see if they're interesting. Then movie to glimpse at how they behave. Cliche date but it's a good way to get the feel of someone.
 
2014-06-19 12:25:21 PM  

WelldeadLink: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I like gauging their sense of humor first.  If someone feels the need to befriend you on Facebook after the first date, say no.  If they can't handle getting to know you through email/personal level then fark 'em.

[img.fark.net image 288x480]

I like to be spontaneous about some things.


I don't like strangers looking at photos of my kid.
 
2014-06-19 12:26:01 PM  
I will be with my GF 2 years in October and I am glad because I was getting tired of hooking up with/dating my roomates friends and associates. I think if I had to go through more dating after 40 I would have become a monk.
 
2014-06-19 12:26:13 PM  
My personal list of dating mistakes
First date? Magic the Gathering marathon on ESPN6
Forgetting to call her 'M'lady'
Running out of chloroform
 
2014-06-19 12:26:47 PM  
... for you. It's comforting to know that you have your special someone to be with day after day, year after year.

To those that find themselves in the dating pool at a later age, good for you. It's comforting to know that the special someone taking care of you, is you.

I've been both of these. I guess my life lesson, if there is one, is never to lose yourself.
 
2014-06-19 12:26:56 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: WelldeadLink: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I like gauging their sense of humor first.  If someone feels the need to befriend you on Facebook after the first date, say no.  If they can't handle getting to know you through email/personal level then fark 'em.

[img.fark.net image 288x480]

I like to be spontaneous about some things.

I don't like strangers looking at photos of my kid.


Then you shouldn't have given me the smartphone with the unlimited data plan, Daddy.
 
2014-06-19 12:28:20 PM  

Rapmaster2000: StopDaddy: Doesn't apply to my life anymore, but when I was dating, if we're on a first date on she talked in the theatre while the movie is running, there would be no second date. Yak during the previews, no one cares.

A movie on a first date seems like an odd choice.  I can sit silent in the dark and stare at a screen with anybody.

My preferred choice for first date is sushi/thai/indian/whatever non-traditional restaurant.  If she has no adventurous palate then I have no time.



That's why I brought my date to the Texas State Fair. They take food from all over the globe, and fry it.
 
2014-06-19 12:28:50 PM  

what the cat dragged in: To those folks happily in long-term relationships who couldn't imagine themselves dating: good f


Good for us?
Good farking God?

!!!

Are you all right? Should we send an ambulance?
 
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