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Joined: 3/2/2006
Msg: 5
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In response to DreamCatcher:
Sign Me UP Americans seem to get less and less polite as the days roll by. I was personally raised as a "yes Ma'am, "Yes Sir" type of gal. Now people get insulted and say "Don't call me sir or ma'am-It makes me feel old" Well you should respect your elders right???? I'm confused.
Joined: 3/7/2006
Msg: 7
do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 3/15/2006 6:25:43 PM
[we don't have the pressure of needing to have the white picket fence and the 2.4 kids]

We don't? No our dream is the quarter acre block isn't it? Actually it is all about security, so we DO need to know that we have a partner who will still be there when we hit 64.... or 80, or more. I certainly do want a husband, and kids would have been nice but at 48 I can forget about that. Being independent is all very nice when you know that you have time to find a partner, but not when you know that time is fast running out.
Joined: 1/31/2005
Msg: 12
do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 3/31/2006 12:21:23 PM
hey something else, wanna root darlin'?
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 39
do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 5/13/2006 6:03:05 AM
I dont think that Austalian men really do much dating. There are several reasons.

- Mateship (This is old) The weekend with da boize is often far more satisfying than some fruitless Saturday evening trying to impress a girl who is making a titanic effort to NOT be impressed by anything.

- Policitcal correctness (This is new ) Asking the same girl out twice in the same night is stalking.. The girls seem to have failed in this regard. Half the time anyway. When they are out on a reaclaim the night protest they are quick ot preach that "no means no" Which it does.
When dating or clubbing they are too quick to still tell one another Don't say yes the first time or he wont respect you. ie Say no when you really mean yes. Big mistake. When clubbing no still means no.

- Socialising generally. (This is old) Dating, paticularly one to one dating, is in fact quite a new practice having been around for only about a century. Before that it was family socials, sleep overs, arranged marriages, festivals, and groups of friends getting together.
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 40
re do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 5/13/2006 6:07:28 AM
where are alll the men ? Is there something wrong with us as women?

Of course there's something wrong with you as women. You hate men. You probably don't believe it but yes, you do.

Go back through the boards. Look at some of the things that the women have called us. (And not just me either.) Go back and call the girls the same things. It would be totally unacceptable behaviour. And yet, most of the girls think that it's normal to continually abuse men.
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 44
do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 5/13/2006 6:38:13 AM
Cmon outback guy - dont go getting offended - it was actually a joke mate - you know haha!

Actualy Miss Fit

I've had two friends who actually did this.

They would simply get around LARGE clubs and proposition ALL of the unattached ladies ONCE.

99% of the responses they recieved was a "no", usually spluttered out from a lungful of giggles. After which they propositioned the next girl, and the next, because, "no means no"

But they both swore they never came home empty handed.

And here's where things get interesting.

This sounds like the perfect recipie for one nighters. BUT neither of the guys ever dumped the girls they picked up in this manner. The girls had to dump them. Which most of them did the next morning. They only wanted one night too.

One of the guys stayed with his pick up longer than he expected. And married her.

Finally. Of all the girls they ever propositioned they were slapped less than a half dozen times between the two of them. (I was surprised at that one too.)
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 47
do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 6/11/2006 9:06:27 PM
i have a couple of theories, one being that australian men are so 'evolved', so contemporary, that they are too politically correct to start a conversation with a woman. another being that i am somehow different when travelling

ps: i am anticipating all those politically correct responses: no, it's not the man's responsibility to start the conversation. ha ha!

All correct but with one addition. The Austrlain accent is the flavour of the month so forigners do gravitate towards it. Seems that most internationals thing that ALL aussies are like Heath Ledger, or Eric Bana, or Paul hogan , or Nicole Kidman, or Kilie.

So more internationals will approach you regardless of your gender.
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 48
do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 6/11/2006 9:08:30 PM
You dont mean that a very attractive woman like SOMETHING ELSE has trouble getting a date....
Of course she doesn't HotRod

She just can't undersand why most of them are internationals.
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 49
re do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 6/12/2006 1:23:12 AM
Now mr sparticuss have in most of the boards/posts... expressed so it seems a dislike for women (((so it appears)))
It appears wrong then. My dislike is for both the culture of manhating that infects the female culture,
And for individual manhaters who think that their man hating is normal behaviour.

making hasty generalization is looking at too small a sample, then making a broad claim about the group based on that.
ROTFLMAO Are you sure your'e talkaing about me.??? Most of the woemen on this board open a new title with a title such as "ALL guys cheat " or "Guys are all abusive" and then open thier plage with their INDIVIDUAL story.

I don't base my generalisations on individual stories although I do use sepcific examples, usually of extrreme cases.

My generalisations come from the way an issue is prresented through the media, and through society in general.

In fact it gets very interesting when my generalisations do not prove accuratte.

FOR EXAMPLE EXAMPLE EXAMPLE. There's a generalsisation that in a divorce the ex wife gets the assetts and kids no matter how good the ex husbandis and how terrible a mother she is.
That USUALLY happens but a surprising number of the men on these board have full custody of thier children.

For instance, you have a bad relationship so therefore you are worried or afraid of trusting another ..

For instance I have helped a great many guys through terrible relationshps and have watched the police take sides when they have no business doing so. So I've developed a critical eye to all individuals.

men ,women are unique and should be treated as such
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 51
re do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 6/12/2006 6:18:38 AM
It is indeed that dried up fruit.

And the only other thing they have in common is that they both give you the runs.
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 53
re do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 6/12/2006 8:48:48 PM
Just a general note here.

Most (not all) women seem to be stuck in the rut of

- deb - nightspot - pick up - dance - give phone number - ring back - dates - engagement - sex - marrriage - baby - divorce

Men are not stuck in this rut.

The most enjoyable girlfriend I ever had was a neighbour. We did very little dating as just spending time at one anothers homes and in one anothers beds was more enjoyable.

A one night stand is not taboo and the thing that tickles me is that the only one nighter I've had was a girl I'd known for ten years and through three boyfreinds in that time.

So the idea of dating as such is not the only sort of romance and socialising that men enjoy.
 red beanie
Joined: 6/14/2006
Msg: 54
re do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 6/15/2006 3:45:52 AM
well in my book there are two types of dates

1/ the famous hopoate date


2/ the scrub up really brush your teeth,shampoo your hair type.....picnic hamper loaded with seafood,bubbly and condoms,manners and wit turned right up,lots of deep eye contact,sock in the undies or maybe even two but only if they are different coloured.

if it does not work drink the plonk,pass wind and stir each other...
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 55
re do australian men date? and how?
Posted: 6/21/2006 12:49:58 AM
Whats a hopoate date when its not a hopoate date?????????? Never heard of it.
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