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(Slate)   "I've made a career out of mocking the toxic men I've encountered on dating apps--and now I'm engaged to one. YAY ME"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-10-21 8:43:08 AM  
Loneliness is a hell of a drug.
 
2020-10-21 9:13:16 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Loneliness is a hell of a drug.


So is the relentless tick of the biological clock.  Women can't have children past a certain age, men just shouldn't.   You do a kid no favors if you are too old and decrepit to teach him sportsball.
 
2020-10-21 9:25:46 AM  
She kind of sounds like a douche.  Has anyone heard the podcast?  Is it really toxic men or is it, "this guy isn't compatible with me, let's make fun of him!"
 
2020-10-21 9:34:40 AM  

EvilEgg: Tr0mBoNe: Loneliness is a hell of a drug.

So is the relentless tick of the biological clock.  Women can't have children past a certain age, men just shouldn't.   You do a kid no favors if you are too old and decrepit to teach him sportsball.


The kid is getting a D- grade in PE so I'm getting a kick in my low-T balls right now
 
2020-10-21 10:29:07 AM  
He doesn't sound all that toxic. Hope they are happy 😊
 
2020-10-21 10:40:28 AM  
For me, it feels closer to leveling up in a video game where I had been at Level, I don't know, Level 2 forever. And Level 3 was going to be easier, but I couldn't solve it. I couldn't solve it. I asked everyone in my life, "How do I get to Level 3?" I got so frustrated. I was like, Maybe I'll just stay at Level 2 forever. And now that I'm on the other side-you know, insert some chimes here-I'm like, Wow, it's pretty nice and easy here.

How did this person end up on a lot of shiatty dates??
 
2020-10-21 11:28:19 AM  

Naido: For me, it feels closer to leveling up in a video game where I had been at Level, I don't know, Level 2 forever. And Level 3 was going to be easier, but I couldn't solve it. I couldn't solve it. I asked everyone in my life, "How do I get to Level 3?" I got so frustrated. I was like, Maybe I'll just stay at Level 2 forever. And now that I'm on the other side-you know, insert some chimes here-I'm like, Wow, it's pretty nice and easy here.

How did this person end up on a lot of shiatty dates??


Man, I was checking out halfway through that.  "So, you say you work in a parking garage...."
 
2020-10-21 11:46:03 AM  

EvilEgg: Tr0mBoNe: Loneliness is a hell of a drug.

So is the relentless tick of the biological clock.  Women can't have children past a certain age, men just shouldn't.   You do a kid no favors if you are too old and decrepit to teach him sportsball.


Bah, my neighbor was teaching the 9yo kid baseball / basketball, at 54. He didn't marry until he was 43, to a 26yo woman. Spent the years from 18 to 22 in the service, 22-26 in college, then another 17 years working, and starting/building his own business. As he put it, he was too busy to date anyone seriously until he turned 40.
 
2020-10-21 11:58:23 AM  
"But I think that that's OK, because I don't know if we'll ever run out of dating stories."

You'll never run out of dating stories.  He's already told you everything relevant about all three other gals who ever agreed to a second date between 16 and 30, and tried to exaggerate one or two others.  Fortunately, since you are talking around 98% of the time you're having a 'conversation', the fact that he doesn't really have hundreds of dating stories like you do isn't really an issue.
 
2020-10-21 12:05:54 PM  

UberDave: She kind of sounds like a douche.  Has anyone heard the podcast?  Is it really toxic men or is it, "this guy isn't compatible with me, let's make fun of him!"


Probably a bit of both although most are toxic D-bags.

Anytime I go out with someone from Hinge the conversation usually turns to what was your worst date and  her stories are always wayyyy worse than mine.

He showed me his gun as soon as we met
He lived in his mom's garage
He brought an engagement ring to their first date.

That doesnt include the 100s of "classy anf redpectful"messages the average woman will have to sift through just to get to the actual date.
 
2020-10-21 12:26:19 PM  
They didn't want to have their first kiss in front of a Valvoline Instant Oil Change...

...and now they're using Jiffy Lube.
 
2020-10-21 12:32:48 PM  
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2020-10-21 5:35:09 PM  
ftfa: Oh, man, books. There are so many things I would do as a single guy. If I wanted someone, one of the first things I would do is sit at a cool Brooklyn bar with a book. Any book. A phone book would do.

No thanks, I've been to "cool Brooklyn bars," a few times. I wasn't single but I wouldn't try to bang any of those chicks if I could. I prefer my women to dress more mature than Little House on the Prairie cosplay.
 
2020-10-21 5:57:37 PM  

inglixthemad: EvilEgg: Tr0mBoNe: Loneliness is a hell of a drug.

So is the relentless tick of the biological clock.  Women can't have children past a certain age, men just shouldn't.   You do a kid no favors if you are too old and decrepit to teach him sportsball.

Bah, my neighbor was teaching the 9yo kid baseball / basketball, at 54. He didn't marry until he was 43, to a 26yo woman. Spent the years from 18 to 22 in the service, 22-26 in college, then another 17 years working, and starting/building his own business. As he put it, he was too busy to date anyone seriously until he turned 40.


The flip side of that. One of my old roommate's parents started similarly, dad was 40, mom in her 20s. They then kept popping out kids almost as fast as they could make them. He was the last (number nine IIRC) when Dad was in his mid-50s. His dad was in his early 70s when my roomie graduated high school.

By then, dad was exhausted after raising the earlier  kids, and spent a lot of time in his easy chair. I wouldn't exactly call the roomie bitter, he seemed to love his parents, but he also said to me once: my relationship with my dad was very different than all my friends' relationships were with theirs.
 
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