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 Leeanne
Joined: 10/14/2005
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That attitude annoys me.

LMAO - What attitude would that be? That I am concerned for my safety and I'm sick of driving 24 hours a day - damn what a b i t c h - LOL
BTW I have never dated a leech & my ex who I was with for 26 years never drove his own car - never had a reason to - he loved to walk or ride a bike & I didn't taxi him around either, he got his own as$ around - LOL.
BTW I also adore men - nice men - I don't trash them I cherish them.
 runamuk
Joined: 7/7/2005
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does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/24/2006 11:19:09 AM
'There's something women like about a pick-up man' or the song says.


Living in a semi-rural area as I do it's rough not to have a vehicle. Most of the people I know or would date have pick-up trucks or an SUV of some kind. I have a newer model pick-up that I drive to work and around town. When I go to the 'mountain' I usually take my old truck.

I have had lots of fun in an old hoopty---off in the pastures, at the lakes, on pond banks, muddy country roads. You need a drivable/usable vehicle where I live, not a showpiece.

It doesn't matter to me what you drive as long as we get there.
 big_vegas
Joined: 2/3/2006
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does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/24/2006 11:58:22 AM
4. '79 Plymouth Roadrunner


'69 and '70, heck yes, but surely you don't mean '79...
 speculativewriter
Joined: 3/6/2006
Msg: 32
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/24/2006 12:36:14 PM
Of course it does. But not because of what you drive, but because of why you drive it:

1. You drive an old POS. Why? Are you that poor? If you're that poor, then why? Are you uneducated? Did you get scammed in the stock market and lose your shirt? Can't you hold down a job? I'm sorry, but being able to support yourself is an important aspect people will be looking for. On the other hand, like the person who mentioned they only drive a van because it's a company car... well, that person is a practical, penny-wise person. Nothing wrong with that reason.

2. You drive a domestic. But, what is the reason? Is it that you is that you are a person who isn't into cars enough to do their homework? But then, if you can't be bothered to spend $20,000-$30,000 wisely, then what will our finances be like in the future? It will be a dim future, likely, whether we are trying to save for our retirement or buying a house or what-not. It's like the girl at work here who bought a Dodge Stratus with the engine that blows up after 70,000 miles. (Search car forums if you're interested in the details.) I mean, with hundreds of cars out there to buy, why get one that is guaranteed to have problems? That just shows me a person who doesn't make wise choices. On the other hand, what if the person bought usdm to show patriotism toward U.S. auto companies?

Also, we all have our personal preferences. I would rather date someone who drives a sporty car than an SUV because that is more my "style," that's all...

There could be vastly different reasons leading toward the same outcome... It's not the car itself I would be interested in, but knowing why that particular car.
 playboy4rent
Joined: 1/31/2006
Msg: 33
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/24/2006 12:47:21 PM
Yes it does and it also matter if you do not have a car all the women I have ever met car and care alot
 playboy4rent
Joined: 1/31/2006
Msg: 34
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/24/2006 12:47:35 PM
i care about what they drive too lol
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
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does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/24/2006 9:47:54 PM
When my car is a mess it is a Slaab

When I am crying in my car it's a Saab story

When a Navy sailor drives a Saab it becomes a Swaab....

Could not resist!!

As long as the guy has a car that is well maintained and clean, who cares what it is?

I would not be impressed by either extreme of a guy struggling to pay for a Porsche Boxster or the other extreme of an Uncle Buck wagon. Fortunately most people do not fall under those extremes and drive normal vehicles that are in good condition. That's all I ask.

Oh, do I miss my sweet old Chevy Nova....I"m a GM gal forever!! Chevy makes great cars, and I enjoy my (bought used but runs great) Saab. If you drive a GM car, congratulations, you get bonus points ;-)!!!
 life is tooo short
Joined: 1/17/2006
Msg: 38
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/24/2006 11:50:19 PM
as long as it is clean and tidy then i have no problem
 Rock Chic 75
Joined: 3/24/2006
Msg: 39
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Posted: 3/25/2006 6:10:34 AM
Since I live in Southern California, where is it is almost impossible to get anywhere without a car. I would have to say "YES". I do not think I would want to get involved into a relationship where the person did not own or drove a vechile; and, another thing.. I despise, doing all the "driving" sorry, but that sucks. It is mantory for me (personally) if a gentleman had a car; but I am indifferent on what type of automobile he owned or drove.
 Aurora73
Joined: 3/25/2006
Msg: 41
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/25/2006 10:55:25 AM
The car says *something* about who you are, but it's just not the whole picture. Say that the girl you date meets you driving a brand new Mustang. Later you find out that was the rental car, because her peeling-paint Honda with spinning rims was in the shop. The personality (and the person) drives the car, not the other way around. I couldn't stand hanging out in a pimpmobile because of the associated lifestyle -- but the car is just an accessory after the fact. So does it matter to me? Yes, but not as much as it does to the car snobs. :)

~Aurora
 Aurora73
Joined: 3/25/2006
Msg: 42
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Posted: 3/25/2006 10:59:00 AM
And oh, BTW, the only cars I will ever drive are domestics.

~Aurora
 1inamillion7
Joined: 11/23/2005
Msg: 44
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Posted: 3/25/2006 12:48:45 PM
Well you dont want to drive a super ugly car. But regardless of this a woman who truely loves you will not care what you drive. But it MAY annoy her to be driven around in a beater.
Good luck take care
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
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does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/25/2006 3:28:57 PM
a SAAB story

So I drive a Saab
When I hear a sad story
I let out a sob
While driving my Saab

One night I drove the Saab
To meet a guy named Bob
He said, "You drive THAT--your'e a snob"
Sadly I let out a sob
Because I got turned down
Just because I drive a Saab
That's enough to make you sob

Cheers, DW

WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!
 Soul_Mates
Joined: 1/2/2006
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does it matter what you drive
Posted: 3/27/2006 4:00:43 PM
I would say no. I have a PT Cruiser that's in OK shape and although I do prefer to date people who have their own vehicle (so the driving is half-and-half)... I don't care what type of car it is so long as it is certified and insured (in case we have an accident in it).

My ex had a car at one point that you could not use the back seat because the floor had rusted out in the back. Admittedly, I did not like that.
 awesome_male
Joined: 8/27/2005
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Posted: 3/27/2006 4:24:02 PM
Most people I see on here are giving the stock answers as usual. To all the guys I would say this. If you have a friend that has a Porche or Mercedes, etc... Ask them if they'd let you borrow it for an evening. Then pull up to your favorite club in this letting lots of people see you. Then go the next time in your ride and take note of the different ways each nights plays out. Up until about 8 months into my divorce proceedings I still had the Mecedes convertible. When i drove that to the clubs I never had a shortage of gals flocking to make friends with me. When I was forced to sell the car to pay for the mounting legal bills I began driving my Jeep. Now I love jeeps and that would be my vehicle of choice today. But interestinly women just wern't as forthcoming to meet me for some reason. Hmmmmmmmmm?
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
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Posted: 3/27/2006 4:39:58 PM
They are silly, that's why.

I don't care what a guy drives as long as he takes good care of the vehicle.

"nuff said.

A Slaab driver

DW


Now if a guy drove a volantor (flying car) that would be something else all together. Everyone would flock to him because that is totally different!! I read an article in Popular Science some time back about the volantor and other attempts at making a flying car. George Jetson rocks!!
 Blown383
Joined: 6/1/2006
Msg: 50
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Posted: 7/5/2006 12:09:43 AM
I'm a HUGE car fan. I honestly believe that it really doesn't matter what you drive. In high school I had a 97' Camaro Z28... flashy muscle car and I put a ton of money into it to make it go faster....and I can only remember 2 girls that mentioned anything about my car. However I received tons of attention from guys!

Fast forward 9 years .....Im driving my old 96' Honda Accord daily beater while replacing my motor in the Camaro. The car's paint is peeling, oxidizing, the seats are a little ripped, and its been totalled twice!

With this car I ended up dating a HOT ass girl who had tons of money... she would get bored of the cars she drove every 3 months. She was driving a 80K special edition Mercedes Benz...then got bored and bought a SUV, then an Audi. However she hated to drive and I would drive her around in my piece of sh!t of a car.... I would roll up to Beverly Hills to shop at places like Neiman Marcus, Burberry, Saks Fifth Ave, and Fred Siegel, etc... She didn't care what kind of car I drove.... infact she said she loved it because it took us both where ever we wanted.

I plan on driving this car till it falls apart while I work on the muscle car. The muscle car is getting a 383ci motor, fully forged internals, and a HUGE blower. Im expecting it to make in excess of 700hp... and frankly if the girl doesn't like what Im driving..... screw her... I'm ready to upgrade gfs to a younger model with bigger headlights.

Another example of this is my good friend. He doesn't make a lot of money... think under $12.00 an hour, he doesn't have a car, takes the bus to go to work, and is overweight....but he has a gf who is a model and a go-go dancer at the hottest clubs in Southern California. She drives him everywhere and could care less if he doesn't have a car.


-B
 mssnowwright
Joined: 12/28/2005
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Posted: 7/5/2006 1:36:49 AM
I'm sure that I'll hit a few nerves with this one, but at least it will be a good subject for a lively debate for both men and women. Although money is not the factor here, at times; the children are. I have been a single mom raising my kids totally alone for over 10 years now, and I used to tell any, and all guys -yes, no mater how cute he was, or how nice I thought he seemed, or how nice his mode of transport was, or how much money he made- who drove any kind of a bike, a single bench seater pickup, or a 2 seater car NO! when ever they'd ask me out, because I reasoned that their mind set obviously did not include kids.
Of course, I came to this conclusion after I'd already encountered similar issues where obviously there would be no place for my kids in their life since there was no place for my kids to even ride while I was with them unless I were always the one doing all of the driving, and thus I'd be driving us all around everytime we went someplace.

I have to admit that most of the time, I really do not even enjoy driving when I'm with someone. The whole situation just did not sound like it had the possibility of the blended family that I was looking for to me. I remember that I used to absolutely love it, and even think how sexy it was when a guy driving a nice minvan, or 4-5 seater SUV would ask me to go out, because they really seemed far more like the family man type that I'd much prefer, where as the guys driving the 2 seaters, single bench seater pickups, and bikes, or Harleys seemed either like they were really into their toys like young boys, or were possibly going through a midlife crisis, and weren't really all grown up yet, or that they might feel the need to compete with my kids for my time, or they might possibly be more like loners who were more into doing their own thing most often once the relationship was fully established.
I felt that their need to be alone must be very great if it was something that they would be doing often enough to warrant the high ticket price of such a vehicle anyway, or that they may even attempt to try to pull me away from my kids especially when my kids were younger by using their current mode of transport to -by virtue of its limited passenger space- enforce the division of my time between them and my children.

I had of course come to these conclusion after having experienced these issues with guys years ago who did in fact drive these types of vehicles, so these were not just fabricated what if's but issues over transport, and inter-personal relating that I did not wish to repeat.
I have also noticed that a great many guys on POF drive bikes, own boats, and spend a lot of time out on the water, spend a lot of time out in the woods, or do extreme sports, and that these are a great many of the things that married men really do not usually do nearly as much. Many of these are things that single women do as well, but married women do not do them as often either.

I have been asked to go out into the woods alone to go for a hike or some other similar secluded place like fishing with guys that do not even know well at all, and although to some this sounds rather inoculous, to me it was far too soon, and yet they always seem to think that I'm being overly concerned for saying no. They even get offended about it. Of course I suppose if it were some strange guy asking their sister, or their daughter to go out to some such a secluded place all alone then it might be an entirely different matter.. .

Logic dictates that quiet yet public places are a much wiser choice for the first few introductory dates. Sometimes horns, fangs, or a persons true colors so-to-speak do not appear for awhile. It is alwyas best to get to know the stranger/person you are going to go out into the woods with. Even a first meeting can be insufficient in getting to know all sides of a person to determine if you'd want to spent a day out in the wilderness with them.
 Gorshkov
Joined: 5/25/2006
Msg: 52
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 7/5/2006 4:51:49 AM
I haven't had a care in about 25 years .... can I start blaming that for the lack of a social life, instead of a gnat-sized peepee?
 avalanchefan65
Joined: 11/26/2005
Msg: 53
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 7/5/2006 5:47:07 AM
"I resent four wheel drives, as being nuisances on the road to other drivers, so I would not want my date to drive one of those."

Maree12: I just have to ask, what it is about a four wheel drive that it makes it more of a nuisance than any other vehicle?

Let me guess... YOU drive a 30 year old Volvo wagon with a "GreenPeace" sticker on the left side of the bumper and a "Free Tibet" sticker on the right side!


Pick-up man for life!!!
 prettybikerchick
Joined: 7/5/2006
Msg: 54
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Posted: 7/9/2006 3:55:07 PM
Yes it matters, because it takes a certain amount of responsibility to own and drive a vehicle and stay out of trouble with it. If they don't have a decent car then it shows they are somewhat irresponsible. If they do have a car and take good care of it (whatever kind of car it is) then it shows they have respect for there belongings and that they work hard for what they have. To me that says a lot about a person
 lynney
Joined: 3/16/2006
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does it matter what you drive
Posted: 7/9/2006 4:18:53 PM
the only time it matters what you drive is when all you can think about is how much your significant other can buy you.

in other words, you're 16 and think a car displays status, or you are a selfish, self absorbed mooching little sh*t.
 captainbaud
Joined: 7/4/2006
Msg: 56
does it matter what you drive
Posted: 7/9/2006 5:31:33 PM
I drive a camry. Yes, sensible & practical. But... it has pimped-out chrome rims (actually, the damn thing came with 'em!) and dark tinting. But wait, there's more. It's totally geeked out. Notebook computer mount 45 degrees to the right of the driver, hooked into a GPS unit and bluetooth link for internet access through a cellular phone.

Folks get into my car and say, "OMG you're such a geek!". I thank them for the kind words, of course. Then they want to play with all the toys. Go figure.

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 blondago56
Joined: 8/21/2004
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does it matter what you drive
Posted: 7/10/2006 6:13:45 AM
yeah, ...to The Insurance Company!!

*note* for me: it needs to be CLEAN, needs to run well/be maintained, and not smell like an ashtray...
 killerdogsmooch
Joined: 7/5/2006
Msg: 59
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Posted: 7/10/2006 6:24:07 AM
I can appreciate both ends of the spectrum. I love to date a girl who drives a fast sports car and she looks great in it, and I like to date a cutie who drives a dented rust bucket because she is so real.
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