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spungo
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Jesus Christ - it ain't nuclear physics - just get her drunk, already. Why flout millenia of flawless tradition? [Razz]

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Quoth the Spung:
Jesus Christ - it ain't nuclear physics - just get her drunk, already. Why flout millenia of flawless tradition? [Razz]
That might work for the type of sheep you ussually date, but ... wait, I'm not going to make a bahhhhhhd joke. I don't drink, and I kinda doubt that she does, but I don't know. I'd probably have no trouble with any of the suggestions given if I drove or the Falls had a better transportation system. Besides, I still need opertunity to ask her.

Your right, it's not nuclear physics, nuclear physics is easy... first dates aren't. Remember, I don't casual date. In the past 23 years I've had a total of 5 first dates -- 2 of those were friends before and became 3+ year relationships.
The other three:
- A short relationship that went no where
- She was even more shy than me, talked my ear off when I called her, but never called me.
- She wanted nothing romantic to do with me.

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23 years eh? Maybe it is time you started drinking then.

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GM, call her other job then.

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Having just had an absolutely incredible first date, I would recommend the following. Dinner is good. Let her choose where to go; that way you know she'll choose somewhere that she'll be comfortable, and you get the opportunity to a)learn more about her tastes and b) maybe get to find a new good restaurant. Have some ideas in mind of things you would like to go do (not bowling), but leave things pretty open so that depending on how dinner goes, you can decide from there. On my date, dinner went really well, so then we ended up back at his place watching claymation dvds.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
GM, call her other job then.

Abuse caller ID and break a prime rule. She didn't leave the number -- it was on caller ID... Which means that she didn't give it to me (don't call unless she gives you the number, even if it is readily avalible, like a 411 site or public directory). I would if I thought I wouldn't run into her soon at the store (my mother has a friend who works there who can check the schedual for me).

Claymation movies are better than bowling? [Razz] Sorry, I just don't see that. Granted I'm not a fan of bowling.

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That's an interesting ethical position, don't call anyone you've caught on caller id unless you know who it is.

Here in oz, we've got a facility (though I never use it, since I've got caller id) where if you didn't get to the phone in time, you can dial a certain sequence which will call the last incoming caller back. So does that mean you'd never use that feature GM, since it would mean calling someone who may not have given you a number? Or would it be OK because you don't actually know what number you're calling?

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csk - yeah, we have that as well - *69.
/me hears James Earl Jones saying "Not in time, use[||dial] Star Six Nine"

For a nice example, ask our good friend Mr. Tyler Durden [Wink] .

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
csk - yeah, we have that as well - *69.
/me hears James Earl Jones saying "Not in time, use[||dial] Star Six Nine"

Well, no wonder that number combination came straight to mind [Big Grin] Why can't we have memorable mnemonics like that, instead of *10# [cry baby]

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quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
I must have erased ten ideas before I realized none of Mine would be doable for you, oh well.

Out of morbid curiosity... What were they?
well you could show up at her house as a police officer and place her under arrest. then take her to your home jail cell and leave her in there until she agrees to do as you wish.

you could play librarian and pretend to return an overdue book. she could waive the fines in exchange for giving you the proper discipline.

you could take her to a x-rated movie and try to copy the actors performance stride for stride.

you could have her walk alone in the park and pretend to be a stalker. then when she gets to a dark spot you can play-rape her or let her win and play rape you.

you can have her come over to your personal haunted house and pretend you are in a horror movie.

you can pretend to be a doctor and have her come to your "office" for a full physical.

you could take her to the nearest dungeon and show her the proper use of toys and equipment.

she could pretend to be a girl in need of a computer specialist and you could be the tech showing up to fix her problems. then she can pretend to be thankful and show you a good time.

you could pretend you are on a quest together in come kind of LOTR type fantasy, and when you achieve your goal you can celebrate by having some elf-human lovin'.

you could go on a normal date and when you get to her house she can suddenly change into a psycho dominant sex starved she-beast.

you could invite her to your house for some nude cooking and have her make dinner with you completely naked. if you spill anything on you or her then it can only be cleaned off with the tongue.

I told you they weren't doable for you. It's not easy to find the kind of girls that like to do these things, but they are out there. I know of at least two that are always up for a good time.
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I'm wondering how one would find girls that do the sort of things that Zorro suggests on the first date. Any subsequent ones would have to be an anti-climax, so to speak.

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That's an interesting ethical position, don't call anyone you've caught on caller id unless you know who it is.
It's not an ethical question, it's a freakout question... How would you feel if someone just began calling you out of the blue, and you didn't give them the number? It would seem odd to the girl, almost like your stalking them... I've used the campus directories in a class emergency, and was treaded like insaine person for the rest of the semester...

Here in oz, we've got a facility (though I never use it, since I've got caller id) where if you didn't get to the phone in time, you can dial a certain sequence which will call the last incoming caller back. So does that mean you'd never use that feature GM, since it would mean calling someone who may not have given you a number? Or would it be OK because you don't actually know what number you're calling?
We have that here too, and before we caller id, I'd use it only if I just missed the called. If it was over an hour ago, I would probably reason: "If it was important, they'll call back. Unless their dead, in which case I'm too late anyway."

That's just my take. I suppose I'll bend the rule if enough people here argue that "calling someone these days is giving them your number because lots of people have caller-ID."

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You're probably right GM. The one difference is that with caller id, you know that someone using that number called you first, so in a sense you're returning the call.

I take it you can do per call caller-id blocking (or allowing) over there too? Here, you can dial some combinations before the call to block caller id sending (for non private numbers), or allow caller id sending (if you're unlisted and want the recipient to see what number you're calling from).

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Well, if I'd given a girl my number, and she'd called while I was out, I'd have no qualms about using the caller ID to call her back. If she wasn't interested, she wouldn't have called, but being female, she'll have that whole 'dont want to look too eager' thing going.

But then, who am I to be giving lessons in etiquette?

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Well, if I'd given a girl my number, and she'd called while I was out, I'd have no qualms about using the caller ID to call her back. If she wasn't interested, she wouldn't have called, but being female, she'll have that whole 'dont want to look too eager' thing going.

But then, who am I to be giving lessons in etiquette?

And, if it were a home number, I may have called already... but it is a work number. I'll be finding out her schedual in the next day or two (My mother's friend is checking for me), then I can happen in later in the eve, when she is alone and bored at the checkout lane.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Well, if I'd given a girl my number, and she'd called while I was out, I'd have no qualms about using the caller ID to call her back. If she wasn't interested, she wouldn't have called, but being female, she'll have that whole 'dont want to look too eager' thing going.

But then, who am I to be giving lessons in etiquette?

Caller ID is pretty much the only way I get people's numbers. Usually, I just give people my number and then expect them to call me. In the age of cell phones, callers pretty much understand that the called party has caller ID. In essence they've given you a number, so I say give her a call back and if she asked how you got the number, say, "caller ID."

It's not really a big deal, and if she wanted to be anonymous, she could have used caller ID block.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
I'm wondering how one would find girls that do the sort of things that Zorro suggests on the first date. Any subsequent ones would have to be an anti-climax, so to speak.

you just need to find the right chatrooms and clubs. bondage.com and alt.com are a good start but yahoo chat has some good rooms too. I can't make any claims to high quality of the respondees though, it's a real crap shoot [Wink]
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It's funny how many things were actually done to me in Zorro's list, whether intentional or unintentional. [Wink] Caller ID is my best friend: that's how I got the guy's number that I stalk. He doesn't mind me stalker before 9 pm so it's ok. [Big Grin]
Hmm...I would suggest drinking to get rid of the wait, but since you're not a drinker, you might as well get fat, so start eating!!! Get thyself to the deli!
But seriously, if it happens, it happens. Having 2 jobs can really eat up your time.

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I'm sort of having conceptual difficulties with calling her back from a caller ID number being stalking, while having people find out her work schedule for you isn't.

But that's just me.

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*shrugs* If someone found my number through somewhere publicly accessible (i.e. it is meant to be found) and rang me, they'd get points for initiative from me, and points for surprising me (something unexpected yet pleasant is nice, knowing what is going to happen can spoil it or lead to building up unreasonable expectations). My real problem is that a suprise call would leave me too dazed to respond; whereas if someone mailed me, I could think before replying. I can even do that with surprise IMs - if they are not too impatient, they'll put my silence down to me being busy coding [Smile]
(I like initiative - some guy I know has my site username/pass (he wasn't meant to), and actually went in and downloaded some of my site's PHP code to see how it works (and told me) - that would make some people's head explode in rage but I found it amusing - I'm not conventional)

As for caller ID - hm, true, not everyone has it, but again, initiative - having someone check and make the effort to call me back shows initiative and interest and would be a big plus to me. I do feel society's paranoid mental conditioning pulling on my brain with things like this, which is sad, because it's trying to stifle what I feel is a more free and enlightened view on society. Ah well.

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I agree that the caller ID thing is tricky. I know that a lot of people use it in lieu of a machine or voice mail, so it's expected that you'll call back because you know the person called you. I *don't* have caller ID, and everyone thinks I'm weird; they also don't understand why I don't call them back when they didn't leave a message. So, she could be expecting you to call, figuring you saw her number.

It's weird that she'd call and not leave a message though.

As for stalking, I don't think it's stalking. This is stalking: I hadn't talked to a guy I was sort of dating for a few days, but I also wasn't home for most of that period. He had apparently called a few times and left messages which I didn't get because I was staying at my parents. While I'm there, the phone rings and a voice asks for me--weird because I haven't lived at home for years--and it's him. He 411'd (called information to get their number, if you don't have the same service) my parents to call and look for me. Don't do this--it's bad!

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Sadly enough, my freak-out quotient would depend on who it was. If someone I know who gets my number off their caller id, that's one thing. If it's someone I don't know so well, or am already wary of, well, I'd probably try to avoid calling in the first place.

I have caller id, and I've only used it once to call someone back when they left a voicemail but no number. This person was my roommate for three years, so it's not like she was trying to hide from me. I only check it if my voicemail light is blinking, just to get an idea of how critical the voicemail is (if the light is blinking and it's my parents' alarms go off - they almost never call just for the hell of it). I also use it to screen calls - that's what I got it for. I have been stalked in the past. Not a fun experience.

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I have a friend who has both a stalker and a peeping tom. Her boss introduced her to the stalker during a work party and then he faxed her a love letter. Then he sent her a picture of himself.

Meanwhile, in her apartment complex, she received a letter from the apartment management claiming that someone has been creepily hiding in the bushes snooping around.

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Geez!! I've been stalked twice, but never to that degree [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
Geez!! I've been stalked twice, but never to that degree [Eek!]

Ha! That must mean I'm really good at it! [Razz]

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