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 MaleFeasance
Joined: 3/13/2015
Msg: 146
My Pet Peeve - Is It Justifiable, or Should I Relax My Standards?Page 7 of 7    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
It's not a matter of "lowering standards." It's a matter of re-evaluating your approach to getting your standards met. If you have supposedly high standards and you end up only meeting "the wrong people," then either your standards aren't as high as you want people to think or you are too contrary to let not getting your standards met interfere with how you select your dates.
 Halcyon_Skies
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 147
My Pet Peeve - Is It Justifiable, or Should I Relax My Standards?
Posted: 4/22/2015 9:16:08 AM

It's not a matter of "lowering standards." It's a matter of re-evaluating your approach to getting your standards met. If you have supposedly high standards and you end up only meeting "the wrong people," then either your standards aren't as high as you want people to think or you are too contrary to let not getting your standards met interfere with how you select your dates.


Precisely. As an example, I've seen out-of-shape people demand that their dating partners be in good shape. They could always "lower their standards" and date other out-of-shape people---but it would be more feasible for them to become the type of person they’re trying to attract.
 ItsNotAlwaysArt
Joined: 4/16/2015
Msg: 148
My Pet Peeve - Is It Justifiable, or Should I Relax My Standards?
Posted: 4/26/2015 4:58:41 AM

I am appalled by the fact that some men can't use correct spelling or string a proper grammatical sentence together if their lives depended on it!


gack..same here. I'm working on it, I get many dont know how to type, but text speak does make me nuts!

What really binds me- you get a pop up window on a website that offers "instant online help" or verbiage to that, sure- you click.
Window pops up, you say "blah blah whatever" and you can see the "support staff is typing"...this goes on for 90 seconds and then "how may I help you"
you put your reply in
another 90 seconds of them typing
"have you tried rebooting".
Sorry for going off topic, but same same in this day and age of typed communication...catch up or at least smile when you grunt and point. :)
 smilebrother
Joined: 5/4/2010
Msg: 149
My Pet Peeve - Is It Justifiable, or Should I Relax My Standards?
Posted: 5/30/2015 7:04:09 AM
My pet peeve: chewing gum. I hate the smell, the look, and the sound. There's nothing worse than a well-dressed woman (or man in a suit, for that matter) chomping away. Occasional chewing is not a dealbreaker for me, but daily use probably is. So - just how weird does that make me, in your opinion?
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