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 hemingway234
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Well, I grew up with TV...... it relaxes me and helps me fall asleep. If there is no TV, there won't be any hanky-panky... unless we are on vacation.
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/24/2016 1:47:37 PM
I grew up with TV as well. I grew up watching black and white TV-the kind that used an antenna, and maybe getting half a dozen stations (sometimes). The quality of reception of weaker stations that were further away was often weather dependent. Going to a color TV afterwards was considered high tech.
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/24/2016 2:04:28 PM
One of my early childhood memories in England is getting a TV. If I remember correctly, we got 3 whole channels.

Impact on my outward perception. - Now that I live in Canada, people say remember such as such carton, and I don't. Whole different set of cartons in England.

Hum........I don't remember getting the first color TV. I knew I was getting old!
 BombayBeach
Joined: 1/27/2016
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/26/2016 12:17:33 AM
I havent had a TV since the 90's as I refuse to add another expense to the list (cable) but I do use the internet like TV for sure. If I am desperate to watch a show on cable I will go to a friend's house.

I would LOVE to meet someone who doesnt watch TV but so far havent!!
 WhereforeAndWhyNot
Joined: 1/26/2016
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The B00B tube
Posted: 6/26/2016 1:21:46 AM
We didn’t have a TV until I was ten. As a result, I was absolutely addicted to that magic box for years. Up every morning at 6AM to watch cartoons until I either had to go to school, or Dad kicked me off so he could watch sports on the weekend.

We didn’t have a color set until the early 70’s. Took me years to wean myself off of the habit. Well… years, and adolescent awareness of the existence of females.

Oh, you spoiled kids today… :-D
 Camile2099
Joined: 1/3/2017
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/18/2017 8:01:55 AM

If I'm having trouble finding people who feel a 'spark' when thinking about my profile, would not being interested in TV make me a dull person?


No, not being interested in TV doesn't make you a dull person. With a desktop computer one can keep up with current events nicely without a TV. Most of the men on this site complain about women not responding to them. I think this is due to men's lack of open and honest communication with women and sending them only one-liner messages, rather than due to the lack of TVs.
 sandwater
Joined: 4/2/2017
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/21/2017 9:12:17 AM
Watching programs online is a form of having a TV. This doesn't make any difference to me.
 south_city
Joined: 10/12/2013
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/21/2017 9:43:31 AM

Been watching the "People who XXX are smug" meme here for nearly a decade. People who have degrees, people who read, people who think about what they eat, people who don't do facebook. . . . name it. I've actually never met any smug people in meat life--wonder where they all are?


I have seen / heard people with this type of attitude. Both online and offline. There was a former poster that put down people without college degrees. I also remember people on POF putting down people based on music genre preference, watching sports, being a drinker or non-drinker among other examples. It doesn't mean everyone who doesn't have a TV is smug. But that attitude exists for some people.
 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 2:59:02 AM
If I had to choose between having a smart phone or a TV, I would choose TV, every time. When I'm out and about and see people in a mindless zombie trance, staring at their phone, I think to myself: How can being in a vegetative state and not aware of the world around you be fun? They don't look like they're having fun. They're not smiling or laughing at something they're seeing. They're usually stone faced. Another advantage of TV is I can turn it off if I don't find anything interesting to watch, and do something else instead. People with smart phones are on call 24/7, and can't go more than 2 minutes without checking their phone, because they're living in constant fear of missing a call.
 swedishtextiles
Joined: 2/2/2017
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 3:22:49 AM
I don't have a microwave. And I now perceive the world in a slightly different way. Not sure how it will affect my dating prospects~

Hmmmmm.....
 Wilkes_Barre_Candy
Joined: 9/7/2016
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 4:03:07 AM
if u have a laptop or a netbook-ditch TV & get KODI!
 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 5:58:07 AM
^^I've heard of a device that you hook up to the internet and TV, and you won't need a cable TV provider to get the same channels. Is KODI the same thing, and can you only watch shows on a laptop or netbook, or can it be set up to also watch shows on a regular TV?
 browneyesboo
Joined: 4/3/2017
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 8:10:03 AM
I have a tv...and you can't have it! I watch it mostly late at
night, I love the old movies and I follow some of the series
shows on cable tv.

I don't know why not having something makes you different,
special or unique. We're all unique in our own ways (hahahaha).

Talk to me when you don't have indoor plumbing and running
water and you survive without electricity and I might sort of
be impressed.

If you don't like tv and don't watch it, fine...I can live without
it...until I get to my house. I don't see how not having a tv would
interfere with dating.

As far as outward perception, there are lots of people who
consider themselves mavericks...no tv, no car, no make up,
no fast food, no hair salons, no computer, no cellphone...
whatever.

I don't have a shitty attitude...and I respect other people's
choices even if I don't agree with them. Two things I have no
plans to give up.
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 8:13:43 AM
I have a shitty cable plan.

Beautiful tv but a shitty plan
 SLAFFA
Joined: 8/13/2007
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 8:50:54 AM
In the present day and age, when the vast majority of folks are either on Facebook and/or totally addicted to/leashed to their "smart phones", is it any wonder so many folks seem to have such little desire or need for a tv?

This thread does answer though why so few here are capable of IGNORING other members or input that does not appeal to them. It's the exact same principal as the remote control for the tv. Don't select/CHOOSE channels that you know you won't like.

I rarely see any reference to tv viewing in the hundreds of profiles I view in a year... BUT it is at least a pink flag on multiple levels when/if she claims she does NOT own or watch a TV at all.

What it most likely means is that she (most likely) thinks she is So Much Coolder Online. Probably spends multiple hours a day pushing thousands of buttons on some electronic device. It's obvious to see most anywhere one goes as long as one can tear their gaze away from their leash long enough to look around for a few seconds.
 browneyesboo
Joined: 4/3/2017
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 11:08:20 AM
^^^^I seriously have a "You looked better online" tshirt.
I think lots of times it's true.
But then, lots of people look better on paper...ie resumes and such.

Personally, I think I look better IRL.
But I'm probably kidding myself.
 norwegianguy456
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 12:11:05 PM

if u have a laptop or a netbook-ditch TV & get KODI!

Yes, Kodi is great. However, a laptop is just a portable TV with a computer attached. In fact, modern TVs have computers in them -- TVs are just monitors. Having a big TV in the living room or bedroom -- I don't see the problem with it. I like watching a big monitor (TV) on my dresser than laying in bed with a laptop (TV) on my lap. Get a $100 Amazon Fire, throw Kodi on it -- and boom, you get all your TV needs pretty much covered.

I think the the concept of the thread is not watching TV (thus not having stand-alone TVs in the house). People regularly watching video entertainment on their desktop or laptop are watching TV just as much as having a stand-alone TV in the living room.

The person who Doesn't "watch TV" -- is one who doesn't watch any TV shows on their computer or in their living room, and at most may merely catch a movie on their computer or in their living room once in a great while.
 Wilkes_Barre_Candy
Joined: 9/7/2016
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 1:44:53 PM

Is KODI the same thing, and can you only watch shows on a laptop or netbook, or can it be set up to also watch shows on a regular TV?


there are many ways to use KODI

google it plus go on you tube & FB type in KODI as a search word.

I didn't want to buy a "box" so I put KODI on an older netbook designated for only that & got a $10 cord that plugs from the netbook to the TV.

I also installed it on a windows 10.1 laptop + 2 kindle fires. You can also transfer it to a memory stick & use on a friend's device.

When our cable plan is up- we are not renewing & now we don't even go to the movies anymore.
 swedishtextiles
Joined: 2/2/2017
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Posted: 6/23/2017 1:54:52 PM
^^^Awwww<


now we don't even go to the movies anymore.


My BFF and I have a standing 'movie night' date, once a week---we get the senior discount and a small buttered popcorn. Get to watch a movie on the Big Screen---our standards are pretty low, so there's always SOMETHING to see at the local cineplex<<<

Something about screaming or laughing or crying in the dark of a movie theatre that can't be captured at home!

So much fun! ;-)
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/23/2017 2:09:11 PM
Have TVs, seldom watch them
Here the movie theatres are either freezing cold, stuffy , filled with talkers and sneezing walking bio hazards.
And all the ppl sneaking in their treats " yes we can smell that pizza Susan"
Tightwad Tues is a jungle I swear
I just prefer reading and sassing Aults
 swedishtextiles
Joined: 2/2/2017
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Posted: 6/23/2017 2:14:22 PM
^^^sorry to hear that<<<

We go Wednesday nights. Small town. Oftentimes we're the only ones there! Our own private showings~

Sit in the front, put our feet up on the railing, and if it's bad---giggle and talk smack!
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
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Posted: 6/23/2017 2:25:43 PM
when I was younger and trying to date, I went out often and thus had no need for TV. when I lived in a small college town, I went to the events they had, even in the summer. found like-minded smart people who looked for these things...and cheap people who sought out the free things. otherwise I had to drive to the city to find events. then casinos moved in, and I looked up all their events and went.

it was nice, but it was work. get done with chores by a certain time to get supper done by a certain time, so I could get there at a certain time to find parking, then shlep in with chairs or a cooler or maybe not with anything. if I didn't have time to make dinner, then I paid thru the nose for whatever was there. if it was a good event, great, and then I had to get back to my vehicle and battle with the traffic to get home, fill up the gas tank so i don't have to do it tomorrow, then relax at home so I can go to sleep.

now I can do what I have to do around the house, until I don't feel like it anymore, and if I feel like a nap, I take one. no schedule to fit in. I'm not saying one is good, and the other is bad. I spent the last two weeks battling Lyme, and when I felt better I wanted to rush out and do things after being stuck in bed. A good balance between the two helps. if I was still trying to date, i'd probably go out more. or if I had a partner. but its nice to slow down and enjoy doing not much....and TV is a little bit better these days for comic geeks.
 Wilkes_Barre_Candy
Joined: 9/7/2016
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Posted: 6/23/2017 4:01:26 PM

buttered popcorn.

Yum- my 1st job as a teen was working in a movie theatre United Artists Crossbay Twine Theatre- which later became a multiplex.

One of my duties was to pop tons of popcorn in a giant, industrial sized machine.

We used to go to the Carmike 8 on Tuesdays (cheapie day) in Antioch, TN but some wack-a-doo did a shooting.

Also have a cheapie Movie in Wappingers, NY
Tues $2 all day
$3 on mon, wed, thurs,
fri sat sun $5
They even put in new seats
but now I am so in love w/Kodi, I don't even wanna go to the theatre--I love laying on the couch or bed watching a movie...
 swedishtextiles
Joined: 2/2/2017
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Posted: 6/23/2017 4:33:33 PM
^^^

-I love laying on the couch or bed watching a movie...


That's fun, too~
 activemelaney
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Who else doesn't have or want a tv and how does that seem to impact on your outward perception?
Posted: 6/24/2017 8:00:20 AM
I will now go days without turning on the TV. ...then watch a few things on Netflix.

There are whole TV series and dozens of movies that everyone knows but I'm clueless about. No idea about the Zombies and Thrones and such things. My boyfriend will watch a movie with me but other than that, the last thing was the Presidential election results. We are more in tune with our iPads....we have about ten of them scattered about the house.
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