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 Dcgreen88
Joined: 10/15/2008
Msg: 1
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Its in every girls profile and even in other places. Chat rooms, craig's list, real life. What does it mean to be down to earth? Its girl code for something, but what? I have asked multiple girls and they all say its a quality they would want, but they have no idea what exactly it is. Anyone care to shed some light, or is it too much insider information for the enemy?
 AK-12
Joined: 8/25/2008
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What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 1:52:17 AM
Opinions may vary but to me "down to earth" means that the guys isn't snotty. He is the kind of guy that doesn't have unrealistic expectations of me or what I should look like naked. He isn't overly in to himself and can see the issues of others around him. He has dreams but is a realist.
 cb994266
Joined: 12/8/2007
Msg: 3
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 1:54:12 AM
Would you like the dictionary definition?
Down-to-earth (adj)
(1) Realistic; sensible.
(2) Not pretentious or affected; straightforward.

(Thank you to thefreedictionary.com for putting this more succinctly than I could have)

It's not a "code," just a common and everyday expression.
 red_relaxed
Joined: 7/18/2007
Msg: 4
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 2:08:46 AM
Down to Earth...

A person who is comfortable in their own skin.
Unpretentious, easy going, doesn't mind getting their hands dirty, enjoys the simpler things in life, but appreciates everything, sophisticated yet humble, adventuresome.

Not artsy fartsy.
 CanadianBeef
Joined: 1/5/2008
Msg: 5
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 2:16:33 AM

Would you like the dictionary definition?
Down-to-earth (adj)
(1) Realistic; sensible.
(2) Not pretentious or affected; straightforward.

(Thank you to thefreedictionary.com for putting this more succinctly than I could have)

It's not a "code," just a common and everyday expression.


Huh...imagine that...and here all this time I thought it meant women didn't want to date pilots or astronauts.

Cheers,
Alex
 molly_
Joined: 11/29/2008
Msg: 6
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 2:29:54 AM
For me it means, just your average person...no airs and graces...says what he means and means what he says and expects the same of a partner.
 Bellydanza
Joined: 11/25/2007
Msg: 7
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 3:45:48 AM
Yep pretty self explanatory...not code for anything else.
 Ms.Extreme
Joined: 7/11/2007
Msg: 8
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 4:28:48 AM
Personally I think Down to Earth folks are pretty *real*. None of that take pretentious bullcrap aura around them. :)

A previous poster had the definition nailed down to a T.
 KISS MY A$$
Joined: 9/6/2008
Msg: 9
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 4:36:59 AM
Yes, It is a code word. We also have special radar for detecting these types. They have to pass a 3 part test. Only a select few actually know it's meaning.... the rest have no idea. I can not tell you more. The inside information is kept in a vault along with all the men that know to much. Remain an enemy it is the only way you can be safe. If we tell you more we will have to kill you.
 Thundercloud111
Joined: 10/25/2007
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What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 6:59:18 AM
A person who isn't "above-it-all" or full of himself while the rest of us mere mortals are "beneath him/her." At least you asked so you're not a "know-it-all."
 lizziechan
Joined: 1/2/2009
Msg: 11
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 7:37:40 AM
down to earth means who are humble not high maintenance type of woman. not cling. sensible not an airhead. genuine not fake.
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 7:40:25 AM
"Down to earth is an English idiom meaning 'practical and realistic'." According to Wiki.
 zombie_chik
Joined: 8/21/2008
Msg: 13
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 7:48:57 AM
To me 'down to earth' means -pay your own bills *on time*
Take care of your family -write your own Christmas cards
Take care of business
 bodypro8
Joined: 12/10/2007
Msg: 14
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 7:53:00 AM
It means that when you gotta fart, you just let er rip without even looking around.
 ~Music
Joined: 7/4/2008
Msg: 15
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 9:01:01 AM
I have always thought of it as meaning simple minded but I may have gotten educated. After some of the descriptions listed above (realistic/straightforward/humble/etc) one would think that I might be Down to Earth. I'm not so sure... don't think I would feel comfortable listing that in my personality traits. That would be pretentious... would hate to throw a guy off with one of my impulses. May be better if he is all suspecting.
 theforumfiend
Joined: 10/21/2007
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What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 10:38:29 AM
It means you don't have delusions of grandeur or are not a megalomaniac thinking the world evolves around you. It does not mean that you are not allowed to dream.
 riotfun
Joined: 7/27/2008
Msg: 17
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 11:19:21 AM
I don't use this expression, and I haven't heard it in a while...however, I like the sentiment.

To me down to earth means a person is realistic. They are grounded. Their ego is not inflated to reach the sky.

Something like that...
 ripley65
Joined: 2/8/2008
Msg: 18
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 11:33:16 AM

What does "Down to Earth" mean?


To me,,,it means someone easy to talk to. Not sweating the small stuff. Letting the 'crap' just roll off your back and not letting it bother ya. Fun. Lighthearted. Getting along with everyone. The all-around- person that everyone likes cuz they are so 'down-to-earth'.

OP,,,if anyone tells you are a down-to-earth-person,,,,,you've received a very nice compliment. :)
 catkin2007
Joined: 12/18/2007
Msg: 19
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 2:40:59 PM
Someone who knows who they are and lives in reality. They don't try and keep up with the Joneses. They are honest, respectful and fun to be with.... real
 bklynrebel
Joined: 11/30/2008
Msg: 20
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 3:08:42 PM
Down to earth means a genuine person, not a phony, no bull.
 lostgirl71
Joined: 8/16/2008
Msg: 21
What does Down to Earth mean?
Posted: 1/12/2009 3:15:34 PM
It is code ... You know dating those aliens are such a pain in the ass .. all they want to do is probe ... and then you have to deal with them complaining cause you dont take them to your leader ...

Give me an earth man .. Much preferred over those ones who tend to disappear from the face of the earth ..
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