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 verygreeneyez
Joined: 3/15/2006
Msg: 10
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I'm going to be 42 next month. I should be past the swooning stage!

There is no such thing as being too old for swooning.

~OP~ Great post ~ finally something positive on here. I'm going to live vicariously through you!!
 Happily Ever...maybe
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 12
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Re: Lawnmower repairs
Posted: 7/15/2008 10:39:51 PM
My loss I guess...I'm much more Tim the Tool Man than I am Bob Vila, although I do know which end of the screwdriver is which...lol Now if you have a computer problem, especially if its a Mac, I can probably help. In fact, I once fixed a woman's hard drive and ended up dating her for several months.
 DemonLeather
Joined: 8/10/2007
Msg: 15
An odd thing that really got me
Posted: 7/16/2008 12:26:05 AM
Heh.. you think THAT'S good... wait till you get a wiff of sweat, rusty metal, grease, oil, with just a hint of gasoline... you won't be able to keep yer clothes on! (well.. it works for me.. )
 BaldyisBeautiful
Joined: 3/28/2008
Msg: 18
An odd thing that really got me
Posted: 7/16/2008 6:15:07 AM
Someone from here went on an actual date? Say it isn't so!
 StarliteKisses
Joined: 11/25/2007
Msg: 19
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An odd thing that really got me
Posted: 7/16/2008 7:27:13 AM
I had a date with a plumber once. My toliet was sticking and kept running....had to keep jiggeling the handle. I had the parts but didn't have a clue on how to fix it and was waiting for my brother-in-law to come over to do the repair. It was driving my plumber guy crazy so he fixed it for me. I appreciated it......but it just didn't turn me on........go figure.

~Sexy Vixen 4u~
 verygreeneyez
Joined: 3/15/2006
Msg: 23
An odd thing that really got me
Posted: 7/16/2008 12:22:48 PM
~OT~ Some of these responses are so funny. I had completely forgotten about the cable-guy. I had to have a new line for an extra t.v. 15 minute fix, 4 hours later we were still talking about all the people we knew, but had never ran across one another. I did have dinner/movie with him a couple of times. He wanted children though ~ that solved that. I changed to satellite t.v.
 arwen52
Joined: 3/13/2008
Msg: 25
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Posted: 7/16/2008 12:48:31 PM
I totally get it. For me, being fed is a big turn-on. Why? For one thing, I've fed so many other people in my life (professionally and at home) that being fed is a real nice switch. For another thing, I feel so taken care of. I've had to be very self-reliant and I take care of others in my job. Having someone take care of me in this small way feels really good! It's not like I'm looking for some guy to take care of me, but this small, limited manner of taking care of me really gets my attention. Once a guy fixed a real small problem on my bicycle when he picked me up for a date and it felt so chivalrous. I loved it! It gave him a chance to be really nice and do the guy thing and a chance for me to be grateful. It got us off to a really nice start.
 L80nw8ng
Joined: 7/2/2007
Msg: 32
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Posted: 7/16/2008 7:38:13 PM
yep... thats me! ... anything mechanical ... any building

and...

If they have some sort of technical/mechanical type job, and talk to me about it - whether I understand what the hell they are talking about or not...

... all the foreplay I need!
 ClassicRockr84
Joined: 10/9/2007
Msg: 34
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Posted: 7/16/2008 7:58:25 PM
I had no idea that being able to fix lawnmowers was a turn on. Maybe I do have a chance after all...
 DemonLeather
Joined: 8/10/2007
Msg: 44
Well Damn...
Posted: 7/18/2008 4:34:46 AM
I'm going to have to take photos of me dirty & greasy, next to my 6ft tall Snap-On tool boxes. Then some really beef-cake shots of me welding, then snap some shots under the house to fix a leaking pipe. I should have 6-700 proposal offers in my PoF mailbox in no time flat! When I had my own shop, I gave away lots of little fixes..nothing major, but they'd cost $25-35 bucks for the average person on the street at any shop, and all I got was one girl that bought me a 6-pack..well, there was that other girl that just got out of prison, but she was waaaay over-due, and had nothing to do with fixing her car.
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 47
An odd thing that really got me
Posted: 7/18/2008 1:06:02 PM
Windchick...if you swoon at this point in life...go with it. I'd love to swoon again, can't really find anyone to swoon over...

But yes, I know what you mean, a trade-type guy for me (mechanic, construction, etc.) is very attractive. Not cause he can do things for me at all, but just working with his hands building or taking things apart and fixing em - it's hot to me that they look at stuff I don't even notice and know inside and out how it works, or can figure it out easily...I guess you have to like it to understand. I totally get that. Something about a hot sweaty dirty goodlooking hard working man. Yikes. Makes me need a cold shower.

My ex is like this, can fix anything. Can take anything apart and put it back together without even thinking about it. And since he's naturally curious about all that type stuff he not only does one job for a living but literally learned about 5 other things just so he could both understand the whole picture, and so he could fix anything and never have to call someone else and spend a ton of money.

Not so much with an office guy - unless he's doing something on the side that gets my attention, like rebuilding cars, or building something in his yard...yum!
 packagedealx3
Joined: 2/4/2006
Msg: 50
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Posted: 7/18/2008 2:56:58 PM
Brilliantly put Iconoclast!

It wasn't the working with his hands hun, it was him doing something for you. I'm big on feeding people too, so when someone cooks for me, that is cool.

And it was funny, a couple of years ago a friend had a cousin of hers hook up the water to my freezer and I paid him but still felt this strange urge to invite him to dinner, wtf? Some of us do get the reciprocity.

I can pretty much do anything by myself unless I am not physically strong enough to. I don't know whether I take pride in it, but as many women, I have had no choice. When someone does something for me and I know it is just because they are being nice and care about me and want nothing in return, it just melts me.

I am always taking care of everybody else so having someone taking care of me in whatever way that occurs is wonderful.
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 56
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Posted: 7/19/2008 9:25:46 AM
^^^^Head to Lowe's and Home Depot when you do your projects and make sure when you pass the hot single men shopping there you have on a look of puzzlement. Practice it in the mirror, and use it especially in aisles where the tools are that you'd need to fix what you're working on.

If they're nice, helpful and see your face, they'll ask you if you need help with anything....that's when you hit em....tell them that you do everything for yourself, but sometimes you get a little turned around in what parts you need, and at present you're fixing _____________ and you want to make sure you really buy the right stuff.

Tada! Consider all men you don't end up dating practice runs....
 Randominternetguy
Joined: 12/25/2006
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Posted: 7/20/2008 9:06:00 AM
Alas, I have no motorcycle and I'm not handy. Any women get turned on by having someone design a personal database just for them? How about an Excel spreadsheet? No? I didn't think so. LOL.

I could take the postive approach, and say I'm pretty much guaranteed not to be used for my contractor skills! I am a pretty good listener though .... Well, once I clean my ears out anyway.

Bob
 Boricua Papi
Joined: 10/8/2007
Msg: 60
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Posted: 7/20/2008 9:26:40 AM
Sexual fixation with working suits and skills in a man is a sign of sexual submission. :)
 mariajon
Joined: 7/25/2008
Msg: 65
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Posted: 7/29/2008 6:09:14 PM
At last ...... a nice FUN thread. Not too serious and getting a lot of replys .... Way to go whoever you may be. Needed a good laugh for the night. And to think I have been hiring someone to mow my yard !! Ganna go right out and buy a used non working mower to see if works for me !!
 mariajon
Joined: 7/25/2008
Msg: 67
An odd thing that really got me
Posted: 7/29/2008 6:20:33 PM
Anyone have a used lawnmower for sale ?
 dannyr0697
Joined: 9/23/2006
Msg: 72
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Posted: 7/31/2008 2:10:12 AM
Hey realm88, I don't think that dovetails would do it for these ladies, however, they don't call us "handymen" for nothing.
I once had a lady tell me that she just loved my hands, callouses and all. She said that my hands turned her on because she could tell that I knew how to do things.
A lot of women like guys that can do things.


L8TR
 platypus_man
Joined: 8/29/2007
Msg: 73
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Posted: 7/31/2008 9:02:14 AM
O.P.: No great revelation here; women like to feel 'cared for'. You only feel what's natural.
 Seas_the_Day
Joined: 7/20/2008
Msg: 75
An odd thing that really got me
Posted: 7/31/2008 9:17:21 AM

Oh, and I forgot to mention. He was still in his fatigues when he fixed it.

I'm a gonner for this guy!
Does he have a brother? Seriously.. I'm happy for you and I hope it works out.. I'm gonna have to take another look at my apartment maintenance guy.. I may need something fixed.
 fancynanci
Joined: 8/21/2007
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Posted: 7/31/2008 1:18:21 PM
I love a man who is good with his hands too. Wow ... excitement lol
 SweetnSassyNatureLover
Joined: 4/11/2008
Msg: 82
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Posted: 9/11/2008 4:55:11 PM

I have always been fairly self sufficient but over the years have had men friends fix things for me... My ex husband fixed my carburetor on my dirtbike....it was lust at first wrenching...It lasted 8 years, he was a very handy man....nice topic...Now my riding lawn mower needs to have the blades sharpened...Im afraid to ask anybody I know...


patchoulli I hear you! There is something about watching a man fix something that just is a total turnon. Maybe it's the instinctual thing knowing he is capable as a man who knows but really, who cares. It's hot.

 Icestorm
Joined: 1/15/2007
Msg: 83
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Posted: 9/12/2008 11:59:16 AM
When I first moved into my house, I was giving a male friend of mine the grand tour. When we got to the master bedroom, I commented that I needed to paint it. He suggested that the next date I had over to the house, that I show the date around the house and when we got to the master bedroom to tell him that nobody comes in this bedroom until it gets painted and then to just stand back and watch how fast that room gets painted!
 SweetnSassyNatureLover
Joined: 4/11/2008
Msg: 87
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Posted: 9/13/2008 3:30:06 AM
Do you ever wonder what holds up traffic the most when there is a road crew?

Us women checking out the hardworking men!!!

{gemgirl makes note to check out where local road work is being done ..... wonders what errands she needs to run tomorrow.... }



I understand completely. This kind of thing does it for me too. Of course, it isn't the only thing, all the other things count too. But I get just what you mean.


Yep, well said. But just like men, we enjoy the view!
 c_deacon
Joined: 3/13/2005
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Posted: 10/10/2008 12:44:17 PM
Except maybe a "woman" that can fix stuff, and look great while doing it....<img src=http://www.plentyoffish.com/smiles/icon_201.gif border=0>

Let me think here......"look great"......."fix things"......."look great"......."fix things".......hmmmmmm

<<<<goes with the "look great" and fixes it myself.......

Just my opinion.........
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