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 ContinuallyCurious
Joined: 9/10/2009
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I've seen this on a lot of profiles, and I understand (somewhat) that some people only smoke when they are drinking... but does this always apply? I just don't understand how you can "occasionally" smoke... you either do or you don't, right?
 lucky_md
Joined: 11/11/2007
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 8:26:27 AM
Well, for me it means; I have one first thing in the morning along with a cup of tea. I have another at lunch break and a couple at nighttime. Yes, also while drinking as well. But, also for me it means I because of the small amount I smoke and it's more of a social thing, it's more of a hassle than a pleasure and I don't see it in my future plans.
 Rich7474
Joined: 4/3/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 8:29:39 AM
For many women (and men), smoking "occasionally" is exactly what it implies.

I've had dates who only smoke while drinking; some that only smoke a few per day; and then I've had some that only smoke around other smokers. Some people actually do limit their smoking in all of the above circumstances, hence the "occasionally" tag.
 *army mom*
Joined: 6/9/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 8:41:37 AM
As a reformed smoker, I tend to agree with you = either you do or you don't.

I think the reason people put that on their profiles is that it doesn't seem quite so socially unacceptable as being a continuous smoker. Sadly, most of them think a pack a day is "occasional" ...
 dub08
Joined: 4/28/2007
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 8:42:45 AM
Same as it means when a man says it I suppose.

Although this 'only smoke when drinking' thing is a bit of an excuse now. All the pubs here are non-smoking so you would have to go and stand outside to smoke in the rain. Not worth it in my opinion but then Im not a smoker so maybe it is.
What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 8:43:09 AM
^^^^My bet is on army mom's answer.....I was in profile review once and saw somebody change from "often" to "occasional" when people said that wouldnt date a smoker...

Best to assume the person is full of b.s. similar to the "few extra pounds" being a 100...
 adventurousme57
Joined: 3/29/2008
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 8:51:00 AM
Whether a person smokes "occassionally" or "often" is the same in my book.

Gross and stinky.
 happyrebel
Joined: 11/8/2007
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 8:52:51 AM
Maybe she only smokes after satisfying sex? So unless she has sex 30 times a day, that would be occasional, wouldn't it?

Seriously though, of all of the smokers I know, there is only one that ONLY smokes while drinking. So for her, its only 1-3 times a week, not everyday. Being a smoker, I agree with the others.....Either you smoke OR you DON'T. If someone doesn't want to date a smoker, why date a woman that even has 'occasionally' on their profile? Makes no sense to me. If I was the woman, I would want someone accepting of me and my faults.

HR
 feistyredangel
Joined: 7/9/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 9:02:48 AM
Well I have occassionally on my profile because it seems to hit me in times of extreme stress. Case in point, my mother passed away in June and I started smoking. Yeah not the best way to deal with stress but it's my way because I know I can quit. Which that is where I am now, with only smoking a couple a day until I am at the point to quit completely.
 *november babee*
Joined: 2/19/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 10:01:07 AM
for me as few as one per month means you smoke too much.. (for me..)
and would be an instant deal breaker...

i dont want the entire world to stop smoking, but for me, it would be a no-no.. i dont want to be kissing a smoker, or to be kissed by a smoker.. and even one cig a month is a smoker..

i know a guy who put occasionally on his profile as he had only just given up, few weeks, and couldnt truthfully say he has stopped for good.. so put occasional.. which i think is fair enough..
 rune3
Joined: 7/13/2006
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 10:02:20 AM
Probably that she doesn't light use the current cigarette to light the next one...
I would say it's meaningless: like "a few extra pounds" or "drinks socially", it's far too open to misinterpretation.
 diamondgirl2727
Joined: 2/25/2008
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 10:36:07 AM
That means we can take it or leave it. Not everyone is an addicted chain smoker who has to have a ciggarette or they will go off the deep end. I occaisionally smoke, its mostly a social thing. I can go weeks without even thinking about it. I never smoke in my home because of the smell, and I can't stand being somewhere where there is little ventilation and a lot of smoke. I also hate having to defend myself to the self rightous non smokers.
 LOVESTRUCK_wannabe
Joined: 5/24/2009
Msg: 13
What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 11:02:36 AM
I only know what it means on my own profile and it's pretty clear. In the checkbox for smoking cigarettes it says I smoke often. In the interests it says I smoke pot occasionally.

One is daily and the other once in a while.
 jasrobi
Joined: 8/30/2007
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 11:12:02 AM
The ones who put "occasionally" are in denial. If you smoke once a day or once every 20 minutes, you smoke often. No thank-you!
 ContinuallyCurious
Joined: 9/10/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 11:57:54 AM
So it's different to everyone? Almost like a matter of interpretation?
I'm just as confused now...
 myrgth
Joined: 8/15/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 12:32:04 PM
Yes, it is a matter of interpretation and the best way to know is to ask.

You come across a profile of someone that interests you, ask them within a few emails. I'm sure they will be happy to clarify.

For it, it means it's an occasional thing depending upon my inclination but most importantly it means that I will not smoke around you if you are a non smoker.
 sugarspice28
Joined: 8/23/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 2:31:30 PM
If you don't wish to date a smoker period, then just do advance search on 'smoking - NO' :)
 jumpinjono
Joined: 1/19/2006
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 2:46:11 PM
think that occasional smoker means , someone whos not addicted and can take it or leave it , mostly choosing to while drinking !!
 cheerilystrawberry
Joined: 4/15/2009
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 6:09:22 PM
Occasionally means occasionally.

Nothing wrong with the odd cigar.
 ticka
Joined: 11/17/2006
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What does it mean when a women says she occasionally smokes?
Posted: 9/14/2009 6:21:45 PM
i quit over 2 years ago, but if i have a drink, i like a smoke... so no it doesn't apply only to people who like one while drinking
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