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 quarked
Joined: 5/23/2008
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#2 is correct, but people have been making it too complicated. Why don't boys want to approach you when you're out with your girls?

Because they don't just need to impress you, they need to impress your friends as well. Guys know that, so they don't approach groups of girls at the bars.
 zephyrmoon
Joined: 5/30/2009
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Posted: 6/8/2009 12:11:58 AM

About #2, when lions are hunting their prey, they never attack the herd that is grouped together, they go after the ones that have broken from the herd.

Jesus, that's good to know! Even though I am not a gazelle to be brought down and devoured, I better stay with my "herd" for safety's sake. "Prey." Pfft!

If a man is too timid to approach me, he most likely doesn't have the personality I'm looking for.

Agree with this.
 karma1160
Joined: 6/10/2008
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Posted: 6/8/2009 2:45:05 AM
& 7. Rome wasn't built in a day! stop trying to figure out if you have found the "ONE"
and try enjoying yourself. Don't inundate your partners with questions like your on a the bachelor this is not going to garantee you anything.
#8 Don't act like MS. Stepford (accomodating and prozac perky) if you are not going to continue the facade because you making the rest of us pay for your betrayal.
 inbruges
Joined: 5/1/2009
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Posted: 6/9/2009 5:55:45 AM
Number 5 -- I don't expect a ratio of talking on dates. I've been the one that does most of the talking, and I've been the one that listens intently and pops in with just an observation or a joke. It depends on the date and their personality, which varies wildly. Just as long as you BOTH have fun, and you both get to be yourselves, and I really just want to be the man and let her have fun. I don't want to squelch her good time with me!
The thing I look for if she's doing all the talking is "is she interesting". Even if she shares maybe a little too much information, its ok if she is interesting and she's concerned with the world and other people, not just herself.
If she just spews facts and details without any thought then I won't last long...
 StarliteKisses
Joined: 11/25/2007
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Posted: 6/9/2009 6:28:56 AM
We need all the help we can get, so thanks for posting this! I enjoy the Millionaire Matchmaker show. She is really big on manners......and so am I. I don't know if men realize just how important manners are to a woman.

"A guy knows right away if he's attracted to you or not. There's no warming up. Men are microwaves, women are Crockpots. Women heat up very slowly. They take in information; they decipher it and download it onto their computer. Men know in one second, yes or no I love this analogy! Actually, I usually know halfway through the first date.......I decipher quickly! LOL
 Vincent_1984
Joined: 11/14/2005
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Posted: 6/9/2009 9:30:26 AM
I don't really agree with number one or number three... they both contradict each other and number three is quite sexist actually.

For one thing, If women are "crockpots" then how are you going to gain anything by not dating often. If anything the more you date the more you get to know people and find out what they are about, taking an "innocent until proven guilty" approach is really the only way the "crockpots" can really have a chance to find love.

There are plenty of women who take the "guilty until proven innocent" approach, rejecting guys before even giving them a chance. They are what you could consider the "microwaves". I have also known quite a few guys who were "crockpots", they started off not really liking a girl but then grew to love them as they got to know them.

2, 4, 5 and 6 seem reasonable and work as gender neutral observations though.

My opinion on number two though is that, while it is true that guys will try to avoid approaching girls that are in groups, it's usually because they feel that a girl's girlfriends will usually do their best to exclude them and thwart their chances. Facing one judgemental person is a lot easier than facing many and odds are there is at least one or two A-holes in the group.
There is also a chance that a guy will assume that you are just out with your girlfriends and that you aren't really in the market for someone to date.
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
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Posted: 6/9/2009 12:13:00 PM
I am going to disagree with most of this stuff.

#1 is wrong. Go out, meet guys, get a feel of what is out there. If you put all your eggs in one basket then you are going to expect the guy to BE THE ONE.

#2 wrong again. The hottest women I have met, were in groups. I am yet to see an attractive woman by herself at a bar. It happens, but not as much as the going in groups. And unless you are looking for a poor anti social loser, many guys know that they have to work the group.

#4 oversharing. Okay, this one may be true. Too much drama. Goodbye. But my perception was that a lot of women want the guy to entertaint them and do not talk as much. So talk. Talk all you want.

#3 This one I agree. If I don't like you, that is going to happen in the first 5 seconds, well actually it's like 3 seconds. However, just because I like you is not enough, so again, talk, keep talking.

#5 Totally wrong. Most guys talk too much. If anything the girl needs to talk more.

#6 Maybe. Most of the women I have gone out had impeccable manners, yet there was one, very attractive woman that had two things that were deal breakers. One she slurped her pasta. That is totally unacceptable to me. And second, she slouched. Ouch.
 Brian1342
Joined: 4/22/2009
Msg: 29
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Posted: 6/9/2009 1:15:12 PM
I prefer women to approach me in bars. The ones who don't, just aren't my type. However, I find women who are too confident when approaching me are usually the ones who are just looking for sex.

Just an FYI for those who thinks someone isn't a man for them just because he won't approach her, he could be there just looking to unwind and have drinks. If you think he's cute, why not woman up and talk to him. Men like a woman with confidennce.

Food for thought.
 cookie22222
Joined: 8/4/2007
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Posted: 6/10/2009 7:32:16 AM
OH MY GOD...I may hurl myself out a window....

So, now we not only have all the reams and books and pages of rules to follow - we've got lists of things NOT to do?

How about - be yourself and you will find someone who likes you for you!

I bet everyone who loves these to do and don't do lists has - no games or looking for honestly - on their profiles.
 army3
Joined: 11/10/2008
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Posted: 6/10/2009 7:55:11 AM
I personally find that these Men and Women posts shouldn't be labeled as such. I see the very same things in both sides of the tracks. Some people have different personality sets than others is what I've seen. Some people talk alot while others talk minimally. Some are reserved while others are more outspoken. The point I'm trying to make is that I think people should just be themselves. If you want to be availible, then don't be with 10 other people, be by yourself, cuz then theres actully a chance to learn something about other people instead of being distracted constantly by 10 other people. Also pay attention for that little "spark." If it ain't there, just be honest about it. It is true that sometimes there's an occurance where one person gets it and the other doesn't, but I find that when that happens, there are certain issues causing the spark for one person, instead of actual attraction. In a way it's a kind of manufactured attraction with things other than actual attraction causing it in a person.

As for he guy talking more, that sounds like old school thought pattern where the guy always has the upper hand if the lady likes it or not. I personally don't like that Idea. I think the male and female should be partners, not one subservient to the other.

In retrospect, the life story thing could be true, but I think it would be better done if the person with a bad story just warns the other persn before getting into it. A sort of opt out type courtesy.

As for knowing from the get go yes or no, I prefer the calculating method as a sudden yes or no has gotten me hurt by a good number of bad women.

Manners.............. well we all need to remmber those at all times. It's common decency people. What, are we still in the stone age? Wait, I'll just go get my club and drag whoever I want back to my cave!

 Glenoran1
Joined: 3/1/2009
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Posted: 6/11/2009 3:04:13 PM
Very good advice, alright. Many thanks for posting this.
 El_Mariachi
Joined: 4/21/2007
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Posted: 6/11/2009 6:15:45 PM
No dates are unproductive. OR is it a matter of his not being interested after all that the date is suddenly "unproductive".

Other than over sharing and assuming all will love you, I don't see the "mistake" in the rest of the points.
 suibhne
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Posted: 6/16/2009 5:46:55 PM
Why are you trying to pick up guys in a bar or club?

Often you date the impression of the person your with, its hardly ever the real person, but someone they want to be or want you to think they are.

Dating is supposed to be about getting to know another, sharing similar interests, activities etc, not about pressuring them for sex or, insecurities of being wanted.

Before jumping in bed with another, at least, get to know thier name.
 MrPatient1101
Joined: 2/9/2009
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Posted: 6/21/2009 6:25:24 PM
If men know immediately when there's an attraction, why does it take them so long to 1- open up, 2-trust, 3-commit to a relationship?
By the time men are ready to decide if there will or won't be a next level to the relationship women have already invested way too much time that they can't get back in something that might be going no where.
That's reallly not fair.


Women are jsut as guilty of this as men. Unfortunatly, most of my expierence with dating has been this way. Im open, if im interested enough to approach you then im just that... interested. The conversation would let me know where its going. If im doing all the calling and txting and you dont even take the time to call me without me initiating contact then why am I here? May be a little off topic but had to voice my opinion.


In regards to a woman talking too much. I have to say I've went on a date like this and you have no idea how frustrating it is when you try to let someone get to know you and cant get a word in. Why am I here?? I can put a mirror up and draw a beard with a marker if you want to do all the talking. To me that says " Im the center, listen to everything I say and I dont care what you have to say"
 MrPatient1101
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Posted: 6/22/2009 4:47:47 PM

Of course not everybody feels this way but I was just stating what I am comfortable with and it seems like women response well when you talk to everybody in the group for the most part. If you are smooth enough often times they start competing for your attention so its win/win since women like the competition. I will know my interests level and her interests level both by how much I want to talk to her and how much she wants to talk to me over her friends.

In fact it's a very good way to judge non-interest. Sometime I'll approach a group of 4 or so women, only be interested in one of them yet the one I'm interested in is giving me the least attention. Good thing I chatted up all the women in this case right? As least now I have 3 other women to talk to and going for just one that wasn't interested in me in the first place.


Just an observation. It seems to me that if you cant get the woman that initially interested you enough to walk into the lioness's den that you "settle". This is surely a tactic / game and to me it seems your just out to get laid. So why are you trying to give dating advice?
 MrPatient1101
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Posted: 6/24/2009 2:46:57 PM

Oh jeez, this one of the biggest and most common mistake guys make. It's not called settling, its called being realistic in the fact that every woman you approach isn't going to be interested for whatever reason and you need to keep your options open by talking to a lot of women. This includes her friends. And this IS dating advice, as you need to woman to be interested in you to be able to get a date.


Common mistake?? It is called settling.. maybe you should be "realistic" enough to realize that. Yes every woman that you are interested in will not be interested in you. If your saying "if shes not interested in me ill go for her friends" YOU are SETTLING.. that is the realistic fact about what you said. Its like fishing so to speak.. your out looking for salmon but instead you settle for the catfish. You will no doubt be unhappy with the taste and texture.
 MrPatient1101
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Posted: 6/24/2009 5:14:58 PM

What you call settling I call considering your other options. In my opinion settling is going for someone below your standards. I'm not even sure what you are arguing here, are you saying that you shouldn't go for other women if your first option is not interested? Or are you arguing that anybody besides your first choice is settling?


Im stating in the case you mentioned, if your first choice is not interested you go for the one who gives you attention / acts interested in you. Look at it like this if you will. Why did you go over to the group in the first place? For the one that interested you correct? So when this woman does not return the interest you talk to the one who does right? Your going for something less (for lack of better words) than what caught your interest in the first place. Thus you are settling for less. So when option A isnt available you go ahead and get option B. When your store is out of a type of cigarettes / beer that you normally drink / smoke do you go to another store for what you like or do you settle for the brand you wouldnt normally get? Thats settling, which is what you described. Make sense?
 MrPatient1101
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Posted: 6/27/2009 3:41:24 PM
Gnosis Sublime!! That list rocks hahah.. Sorry to say ladies most of that is true.
 FatBottomGirI
Joined: 6/28/2011
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Posted: 8/6/2011 3:23:53 AM
There are a couple more.

7) The "planning the wedding during the first date" problem. I have female friends that get a guys phone number, or enjoy his company at a bar. Hanging out with the girls, she goes on and on about "how he could be the one" talking about weddings and children. Hell, I'm not even a guy and it makes me feel smothered and want to "dump" her. lol Quit wearing the "Need a husband and children" desperation tag. It's not becoming on anyone.

8) The "All about Me" syndrome. Guys is not allowed to have a life of his own. I've seen women that believe his entire world should revolve around her. Let him have his freakin' hobbies, hang out with his friends, video games, camping, football, basketball,golf whatever it is. You should be doing the same. If he works hard and is treating you well I don't see why this should be such a problem for a lot of women.

9) The jealousy issues. Here's my take on this. You can't hold on to someone that does not want to be held. He may meet someone he likes better and he may not. There's nothing you can do about it either way. You know, I actually met a guy (in real life) that I actually like a bit. He dates bbws exclusively and we hit it off. I know amongst bbws there are better looking ones than myself that he could like better. I figure if he does, then he does. Life goes on. Women have to stop obsessing over this issue and just let what will be to be and move on. You'll feel 100% calmer when it comes to dating if you do.
 sportsgirl7700
Joined: 5/22/2009
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Posted: 8/7/2011 5:02:12 PM
My 2 cents on #2:

I meet men all the time when I am out. It makes no difference who I'm with; a large group, a small group, just girlfriends or a mixed gender group (this is usually the most common). HOWEVER- I have the best luck and the most fun when it is just me and one other girlfriend going out. We tend to attract the most attention in this capacity. I think men may find this less intimidating ( 2 women). I must say 9 times out of 10 I do the initiating though.
 GWSmith
Joined: 12/18/2008
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Posted: 8/7/2011 5:10:43 PM
Forgot the 7th biggest mistake. Taking dating advice from a TV show or magazine article that essentially tells you "Be fake, be compliant and malleable, be the woman he wants not the woman you are."
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