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 Azream
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What's the first thing that comes to mind if a guy asks you what your favorite planet, star, and galaxy in the universe is?

Have you been asked either of those 3 before?

What are your thoughts about someone if they were to ask you this?

Would you answer or disregard? If you would answer, would you find this question to 1) have deeper meaning, 2) be pretty weird/stupid, or 3) be simple and easy to answer (earth, sun, milky way)?
 Clytemnestra
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Posted: 9/24/2018 9:08:59 AM
I would answer 'Cassiopeia', though it is a constellation not a planet, star or galaxy. The constellation is named after the vain queen in Greek mythology, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty. Not that I'm a vain queen by any means, I just like to say the word/name---Cassiopeia---kind of rolls right off the tongue. ;-)

Never been asked the question before, but it probably would be a good ice breaker question. Can't be answered 'yes or no'<<<

I'd think the guy was into astronomy, or sci-fi or something. No deeper meaning.

Have you asked people this question OP? If so, what kind of responses have you gotten?
Do tell.
 whiterose0
Joined: 2/3/2009
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Posted: 9/24/2018 10:27:23 AM
I'd wonder if his next question would be: "Do you believe in UFOs?"
 cooldog65
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Posted: 9/24/2018 10:50:44 AM
If a woman asked me what my favorite planet is I would answer...

Uranus!
 PollyR107
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Posted: 9/24/2018 11:54:54 PM
I’ll pass.

I like geeky/nerdy guys. But for a first message, hoping to lead to a romantic relationship, it’s a no. I’m afraid.
 daynadaze
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Posted: 9/25/2018 10:11:01 AM
It used to be, baby what's your sign...I would see it as a come on to see if they will get lucky. LOL
 2ufo
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Posted: 9/25/2018 1:19:56 PM
Earth (otherwise I'd live somewhere else).
Sirius as well as the Morning and Evening stars (which are really planets).
Horsehead nebula.
Orion and Cassiopiea (because they're easy to identify).
Ursus and Canus major & minors.

Sure, I'd answer. It's simply a question to get to know people - whether or not it has a deeper meaning or is weird.
I'd hope it would lead to a discussion.
 hemingway234
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Posted: 9/26/2018 9:34:10 AM
I once had a Cassio watch. What was the question again?!
 Clytemnestra
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Posted: 9/26/2018 9:45:57 AM
I had a Timex.
Tick Tock
 2ufo
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Posted: 9/26/2018 10:43:53 AM
Cassio and Timex.... won't work when near a black hole.
 fullmoonguy2
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Posted: 9/26/2018 11:05:23 AM

Questions regarding space


It's the final frontier.

Watch out for the Klingons.
 cooldog65
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Posted: 9/26/2018 11:51:56 AM
Searching for the Captain's log as the Klingons circle Uranus...
 hemingway234
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Posted: 9/26/2018 1:27:46 PM
Did someone say Spacebook?! What was the question again?!
 PennyAnte
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Posted: 10/8/2018 6:32:35 PM
Yes weird as an initial message. However if we were in a conversation about planets or stars or related topic it maybe relative. Otherwise as an first email I would wonder why he or she even wanted to know what's my favorite planet. It would be to off putting and out of the blue.
 ohenryx
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Posted: 10/9/2018 4:31:02 PM
Apparently the younger generation, or at least some of them, are into totally weird questions to start conversations on dating sites.
https://swipelife.tinder.com/post/we-messaged-guys-on-tinder-using-exclusively-parks-and-rec-quotes-and-documented-the-results?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=Oct-09



I Messaged Guys On Tinder Using Exclusively ‘Parks And Rec’ Quotes And Documented The Results

I chose two very different quotes from the waffle-loving leading lady Leslie Knope and experimented by starting brand new conversations with 38 matches. Some were given their first taste of me via the cynical existential truth: “Everything hurts and I’m dying.” This is a pretty general statement and isn’t far off from my real at-times nihilistic attitude. Others were presented with the far more flattering but over-the-top (Leslie to Ann) compliment, “You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox.” It’s a bit, well, strange and far more specific.
 Robyn143
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Posted: 10/9/2018 5:21:19 PM
Ignore. Deleted. Block
 Carnival_Fishing
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Posted: 10/9/2018 6:53:43 PM
I'm looking at buying a summer cottage on some other planet. I'm negotiating with someone who will give me a great deal on waterfront property. So I'll have to get back to you on that. I don't watch Dancing With the Stars, so I don't have a favorite star. My favorite galaxy is the 1971 Ford Galaxie 500.
 ontheotherhand
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Posted: 10/9/2018 8:14:19 PM
It would definitely depend on the recipient. With the usual hi beautiful someone might find this refreshing enough to at least check out the your profile. If you try it, let us know what happens.
 bearcat44
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Posted: 10/19/2018 10:22:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npBKT6ZV9Xg
 project_adventure
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Posted: 1/11/2019 8:48:48 AM
The first thing that would come to mind? "When I've offered enough in my profile to indicate what my interests are, none of them related to astronomy, why the hell is he asking me this?!"

Have I been asked this before? Yes, I'm pretty sure that I have. I've been asked a lot of out-of-the-blue questions by random strangers before.

What are my thoughts of the person asking this and other out-of-the-blue questions? First, that he didn't bother to read my profile; second, that he is trying to lure me in with small talk which, if I take the bait, he'll quickly switch to sex; third, he is socially awkward; and finally, we are not intellectually compatible. Depending on the guy's profile, in addition to being off-putting, it can also be extremely creepy.

I would both disregard the question and delete the message. Here's why:

Unless I've indicated that I have a strong interest in astronomy, asking a completely out of the blue question like, "what galaxy is (my) favorite," is about as ridiculous as my asking you which hiking trail in Newfoundland is your favorite, especially if you've never acquainted yourself with the place and you've not indicated any interest in hiking. The question, itself, isn't stupid; but the assumption that I've given any thought to it is.

I'm not here to kill time by making small talk with strangers I share nothing in common with. I get way too many messages to be able to respond to even half of them. I'm not going to waste time responding to someone who seemingly has nothing in common with me. I'm here to connect with someone who shares the same interests I have, and to hopefully build on those shared interests together. That's why including one's greatest interests (and being honest about it) on a profile is so important. It won't tell us whether or not we'll like each other, but it will tell us whether or not it's worth our time to find out if we like each other - because we'll likely do something we both enjoy while getting to know each other.

My advice: if you're going to ask someone a question, make it something relevant to what they share about themself in their profile and that you also share in common. That way, if they reply, you can build upon the discussion. If you can't think of any questions to ask, then perhaps you need to consider the good possibility that you have nothing in common with that person. But if you still feel compelled to message them, instead of asking which planet is their favorite, ask if they have any interest in astronomy (or any other topic that you like). If you don't get a reply, or the answer is a flat out, "no," then take that as a good indication that you're not compatible and move on.
 ssm508
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Posted: 1/19/2019 9:05:12 AM

Yes weird as an initial message. However if we were in a conversation about planets or stars or related topic it maybe relative. Otherwise as an first email I would wonder why he or she even wanted to know what's my favorite planet. It would be to off putting and out of the blue.

It might be unusual for a first message. But not necessarily a bad thing. Maybe he just wanted to try a different and unique icebreaker topic. If you liked his profile and pictures, exchange a few emails and see where the conversation leads to.
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