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2021-10-12 6:32:21 AM  
"What do you drive?" (See the classic image below.)

I live in Tel Aviv. I do not have and do not need a car. Why waste the money? I can walk or take public transit anywhere I need to go.

Still, I cannot tell you how many times this has happened. I match with some woman on a dating app. She lives in a nearby suburb, like New Jersey to Manhattan. I say that I'll take a bus or something to see her.

The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

And she never talks to me again. Farking pisses me off.

CSB.

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2021-10-12 6:48:06 AM  
It's something of a cliché that the question people in St. Louis ask each other is 'Where did you go to high school?'  It's a quick and easy way to figure out someone's social class.  If I got that question from someone I just met, I think I would not think they were interested in me for myself.
 
2021-10-12 7:05:59 AM  

bostonguy: The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."


Next time, perhaps I should respond: "At least I'm not polluting the air and causing climate change."
 
2021-10-12 7:10:54 AM  
Do you have a No Fat Chicks sticker on your mode of transportation?
 
2021-10-12 7:18:39 AM  
Asking a guy who has never been married "Why haven't you been married" is not good.
 
2021-10-12 7:27:22 AM  

bostonguy: bostonguy: The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

Next time, perhaps I should respond: "At least I'm not polluting the air and causing climate change."


I'm thinking you need a better response to this if you want a second date.
 
2021-10-12 7:43:02 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: Asking a guy who has never been married "Why haven't you been married" is not good.


Obvious response: "Why haven't YOU been married?"
 
2021-10-12 8:07:08 AM  
Can I see your browser history.

But nobody should ever ever ever ask that question. Or even be allowed type letters into the address bar of your browser
 
2021-10-12 8:53:13 AM  
Duh...  Want to listen to my podcast?
 
2021-10-12 8:59:36 AM  
"Dad?"
 
2021-10-12 9:03:16 AM  

bostonguy: "What do you drive?" (See the classic image below.)

I live in Tel Aviv. I do not have and do not need a car. Why waste the money? I can walk or take public transit anywhere I need to go.

Still, I cannot tell you how many times this has happened. I match with some woman on a dating app. She lives in a nearby suburb, like New Jersey to Manhattan. I say that I'll take a bus or something to see her.

The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

And she never talks to me again. Farking pisses me off.

CSB.

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Why would that piss you off?  You avoided a relationship with someone who doesn't share your values, or at least is looking to leach off your ride like some kind of college freshman who can't bring a car on campus.

I live in the woods, and my cars are boring dependable cheap transportation.  Whenever I'm asked what kind of car I drive, I go through the same routine.

"Oh, are you a big car fan?"  Well, no..."In that case, I drive a four door sedan"  Oh If they keep pressing, "It's black"

It's not even that they're nosing about my lack of finances, I get that to some extent, you don't want to be stuck with some guy who can't keep up with your lifestyle, or you've had leech problems in the past.  It's that they think you're some kind of idiot who can be tricked with such a transparent question.  I'd rather they just honestly asked about my weak finances.
 
2021-10-12 9:10:27 AM  
"Does this look infected?"
 
2021-10-12 9:12:37 AM  
"Who's your favorite Little Rascal?"
 
2021-10-12 9:12:51 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Why would that piss you off?


If it was a one-time occurrence, I would not care. But when that story happens over and over and over again, it starts to get annoying.
 
2021-10-12 9:14:02 AM  

bostonguy: "What do you drive?" (See the classic image below.)

I live in Tel Aviv. I do not have and do not need a car. Why waste the money? I can walk or take public transit anywhere I need to go.

Still, I cannot tell you how many times this has happened. I match with some woman on a dating app. She lives in a nearby suburb, like New Jersey to Manhattan. I say that I'll take a bus or something to see her.

The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

And she never talks to me again. Farking pisses me off.

CSB.

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+1 for the Swingers screencap
 
2021-10-12 9:15:29 AM  
Can you help me dispose of my ex-boyfriends corpse?
 
2021-10-12 9:15:40 AM  
"Do you get your dating advice from Slate?"
 
2021-10-12 9:16:56 AM  

FrancoFile: +1 for the Swingers screencap


That reference was money.

/ Actually, I tried to watch it for the first time in 20 years (since college). Couldn't make it past 15 minutes. I wanted to punch Vince Vaughn's character in the face for being so annoying
 
2021-10-12 9:21:10 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: Asking a guy who has never been married "Why haven't you been married" is not good.


And if I gave an honest answer, it wouldn't be good.

"Well...my ex-girlfriend and I were together for 4 1/2 years and I am damn grateful I never proposed because my life would be over if I had married that soul-sucking biatch.  She's now married with a kid and holy shiat do I feel sorry for her husband.  But anyhow, let's talk about you."
 
2021-10-12 9:22:49 AM  

bostonguy: "What do you drive?" (See the classic image below.)


"Whatever I feel like renting."

/City dweller, city worker
 
2021-10-12 9:23:23 AM  

bostonguy: bostonguy: The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

Next time, perhaps I should respond: "At least I'm not polluting the air and causing climate change."


Nah...you just come off as an annoying hippie at that point.

If some people are too ignorant to realize that there are plenty of places where owning a car isn't necessary, that's on them.
 
2021-10-12 9:24:50 AM  
Was it cold when you took that picture?
 
2021-10-12 9:26:05 AM  

bostonguy: "What do you drive?" (See the classic image below.)

I live in Tel Aviv. I do not have and do not need a car. Why waste the money? I can walk or take public transit anywhere I need to go.

Still, I cannot tell you how many times this has happened. I match with some woman on a dating app. She lives in a nearby suburb, like New Jersey to Manhattan. I say that I'll take a bus or something to see her.

The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

And she never talks to me again. Farking pisses me off.

CSB.

[Fark user image image 850x625]


+1 for the Swingers reference.

And "Dorothy" from Vegas was the best looking woman in that movie.

/And Mikey blew it!
 
2021-10-12 9:40:11 AM  

bostonguy: Ker_Thwap: Why would that piss you off?

If it was a one-time occurrence, I would not care. But when that story happens over and over and over again, it starts to get annoying.


Change up your routine.  Answer that question with another question.

- Why do you ask?

- You're not one of those Ford vs. Chevy freaks, are you?

- Are you an auto mechanic?

- Do you like gladiator movies?
 
2021-10-12 9:46:16 AM  

bostonguy: Pavia_Resistance: Asking a guy who has never been married "Why haven't you been married" is not good.

Obvious response: "Why haven't YOU been married?"


I would think being divorced is a bigger red flag than never being married.
 
2021-10-12 9:47:12 AM  
What's your sign?
 
2021-10-12 9:47:17 AM  

bostonguy: "What do you drive?" (See the classic image below.)

I live in Tel Aviv. I do not have and do not need a car. Why waste the money? I can walk or take public transit anywhere I need to go.

Still, I cannot tell you how many times this has happened. I match with some woman on a dating app. She lives in a nearby suburb, like New Jersey to Manhattan. I say that I'll take a bus or something to see her.

The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

And she never talks to me again. Farking pisses me off.

CSB.

[Fark user image 850x625]


If she ghosts you because you don't have a car, then she wasn't the right one for you anyway. One day you'll find someone who appreciates your car-free life.
 
2021-10-12 9:49:46 AM  

Russ1642: What's your sign?


No right turn. It's also my political philosophy.
 
2021-10-12 9:58:43 AM  
"Are you at least 6'1"? "
 
2021-10-12 9:59:18 AM  

Fear the Clam: bostonguy: "What do you drive?" (See the classic image below.)

"Whatever I feel like renting."


That's the same answer for "What women do you like to casually date?"
 
2021-10-12 9:59:55 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "


"Part of me is."
 
2021-10-12 10:05:04 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "


My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!
 
2021-10-12 10:05:24 AM  
Eh, I'd be happy for a woman to ask me any question if I had a profile on a dating site; I already know it's not going to go anywhere, but it can be horizon-broadening (I once got into a rambling email exchange with a woman from Craigslist that began with us talking about Varney the Vampire and ended up with the two of us introducing one another to some interesting TV shows and bands), and it can spur me to think about things I haven't happened to think about before * shrugs *
 
2021-10-12 10:14:22 AM  

The_Sponge: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "

My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!


'you said you were 6-1!'
'ok.  let's turn this around.  your face doesn't *really* look like that, your hair isn't *really* that color, and I'll keep going about the high heels, pushup bra and colored contacts if you've got a few minutes.  I'm 5'11 since you're keeping close track'

/6-1
//married
///glad i don't have to deal with that sh&t
 
2021-10-12 10:17:30 AM  

The_Sponge: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "

My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!


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2021-10-12 10:20:16 AM  
What's that cute little thing?
 
2021-10-12 10:20:22 AM  

The_Sponge: My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!


My "favorite" are stories from transmen in the lower five foot range who never expected height to become such an issue when they transitioned. It's some serious bullsh*t.

Sorry, brothers, at least you get the other trappings of male privilege as a consolation?
 
2021-10-12 10:21:59 AM  

The_Sponge: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "

My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!


Being tall is no picnic, let me tell you.  I get used for my body constantly.  Just the other day at WalMart, "Can you get that soup from the top shelf for me?"  I feel so dirty.
 
2021-10-12 10:24:00 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "


Reminds me of...

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2021-10-12 10:24:40 AM  

abhorrent1: The_Sponge: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "

My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!

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*shakes shorter-than-6' fist*
 
2021-10-12 10:25:16 AM  
I've never earnestly tried to meet anyone on a dating app, but it sounds like I'd be cleaning up at 6'5"

I didn't know this was such valuable currency.
 
2021-10-12 10:27:29 AM  

treesloth: The_Sponge: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "

My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!

Being tall is no picnic, let me tell you.  I get used for my body constantly.  Just the other day at WalMart, "Can you get that soup from the top shelf for me?"  I feel so dirty.


How's the weather up there?
 
2021-10-12 10:27:36 AM  

eKonk: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "

Reminds me of...

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Well, I mean, karma just works that way.
 
2021-10-12 10:30:34 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I didn't know this was such valuable currency.


Literal currency. It's not just dating
 
2021-10-12 10:32:25 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I've never earnestly tried to meet anyone on a dating app, but it sounds like I'd be cleaning up at 6'5"


Absolutely. When you're done dusting the ceiling fan blades, there's the top of the fridge.
 
2021-10-12 10:41:09 AM  

27 With Dadbod Though: "Who's your favorite Little Rascal?"


The original Alfalfa is the only right answer.
 
2021-10-12 10:45:28 AM  

Ker_Thwap: bostonguy: Ker_Thwap: Why would that piss you off?

If it was a one-time occurrence, I would not care. But when that story happens over and over and over again, it starts to get annoying.

Change up your routine.  Answer that question with another question.

- Why do you ask?

- You're not one of those Ford vs. Chevy freaks, are you?

- Are you an auto mechanic?

- Do you like gladiator movies?


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2021-10-12 10:47:51 AM  

Russ1642: What's your sign?


IDK, I look at my horoscope for shiats and giggles and by coincidence I fit the profile for Aquarius. It's a light icebreaker. If she's asks if you're into crystals that's a red flag.
 
2021-10-12 10:52:52 AM  

bostonguy: bostonguy: The response, every time: "YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR?" I say: "I live in Tel Aviv. I don't need a car."

Next time, perhaps I should respond: "At least I'm not polluting the air and causing climate change."


Say "I hire a car when needed. I much prefer to have a professional limo service/driver so I can focus on other things"

Sounds Fancy, could mean Uber
 
2021-10-12 10:52:52 AM  

The_Sponge: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: "Are you at least 6'1"? "

My previously mentioned ex was around 5'2", and she actually said that she refused to date guys who were under 6 feet tall.

/That's heightist!


I'm 5'8 and dated a 5'9 and freaked out about. I was never self conscious about my height even working for the women's basketball team in college but boy am I now 16 years later.
 
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