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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2005 17:17      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
FireSnake wrote:
Steen, don't you know by know that girls are scary? [Wink]

Well, I've been shot at and stabbed by them, so the sorts I've been known to go out with are pretty scary....

And why aren't you in IRC ever? We're hanging out in #joyoftech now - don't remember if you were around when we moved.

I was around when the move was taking place (and probably contributed to it), but other things conspired to drag me away from the internet at about the same time. Long story, but I'll probably start showing up in due time. Right now I'm still reassembling my life from the effects of the last few years.

dragonman97 wrote:
Now, if I could only get work on those opening words...

It gets easier as you become more comfortable approaching people you don't really know. You can practice and probably make someone's day a little happier at the same time if you look for opportunities. For example, when you're buying something and can choose which financial transactions engineer (whoops, went a bit PC there) cashier will complete your purchase, look them over and choose one who strikes you as being reasonably attractive, but not so much as to make you stutter. Determine one superficial, non-sexual thing about them that you find attractive. Shirt, dress, earrings, necklace, hair, eyes, manicure... whatever looks nice. Go through the regular process of checking out but, as the goods get handed over, compliment her on what you found attractive and say why if it's not rude. Then leave. Don't try to strike up a conversation (she's at work and won't have time to talk anyway). If she says thank you, smile at her and say she's welcome and walk away.

You get to practice saying something nice to an attractive women. She gets a genuine compliment from someone who isn't hitting on her. Everyone gets to smile for a moment.

...Unless she's having a crappy day or she's goth, in which case she's probably going to scowl at you. If that happens, give her your widest smile and say happily "ooh, best scowl I've gotten all day" and walk off smiling. There's a fifty-fifty* chance that she'll be amused and laugh or continue thinking that you're an idiot. Either way, you haven't lost anything.

*statistics are made up and do not include a very, very, teeny-weenie, itsy-bitsy chance that you'll be the proverbial straw the broke the camel's back and she'll lose it, leap over the counter and gnaw your arm off right then and there. Really, the chance is so small you shouldn't even think about it.

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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2005 19:19      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:

*statistics are made up and do not include a very, very, teeny-weenie, itsy-bitsy chance that you'll be the proverbial straw the broke the camel's back and she'll lose it, leap over the counter and gnaw your arm off right then and there. Really, the chance is so small you shouldn't even think about it.

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Actually, that is a good idea, I think. The only thing I would add to that is "pay cash." That way, if you piss her off, she can't readily commit credit card fraud against you. [Wink]

And that, my friends, is overthinking things. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2005 19:40      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
...Unless she's having a crappy day or she's goth, in which case she's probably going to scowl at you. If that happens, give her your widest smile and say happily "ooh, best scowl I've gotten all day" and walk off smiling. There's a fifty-fifty* chance that she'll be amused and laugh or continue thinking that you're an idiot. Either way, you haven't lost anything.

Fancy painting a picture of goths as unfriendly scowling people like you just did. Besides, her more likely reaction would be to hand you a copy of one of her really crappy poems detailing how unbearable her life is, anyway [Wink]

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GrumpySteen

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csk wrote:
Fancy painting a picture of goths as unfriendly scowling people like you just did. Besides, her more likely reaction would be to hand you a copy of one of her really crappy poems detailing how unbearable her life is, anyway [Wink]

No no no... the crappy poems of that sort come from the Mopey Goths. The ones that scowl at everyone are the Bitchy Goths, who also caused a lot of problems in Rome about 1800 years ago.

That's got to be the stupidest intellectual joke I've ever attempted.

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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2005 20:43      Profile for Black_Pearls_and_Lace     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'd say that the best way to meet people is through online personals. Now that the stigma's gone, a lot of normal people hang out there, and nerdy people are probably prime candidates since they get to showcase their personalities. You just have to be careful and ask the right questions. It worked for me: it met maybe 80 or so guys over two years, and while some were disappointing, none was weird because I screened them well. I had relationships with two, including my current, although that's on the rocks (but nothing to do with the www, since we've been together almost a year).

What I like about it is that you get to meet people with very similar interests whom you would have never encountered otherwise: my ex's office was two floors down from mine, but being in separate departments, the chance of meeting otherwise would have been pretty slim. And you also get to talk to people you might not have thought of engaging otherwise - hey, im is a pretty non-committal medium, so you lose nothing by trying.

Another more drastic suggestion would be moving to a larger city. It's true it's lonelier, but the pool expands incredibly, so there will be more women who like to program versus those who like to knit.

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quote:
Originally posted by Black_Pearls_and_Lace:



Another more drastic suggestion would be moving to a larger city. It's true it's lonelier, but the pool expands incredibly, so there will be more women who like to program versus those who like to knit.

Unless you move to the Knitting Capital of the World. [Razz]

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Hmm I have looked into a lot of online dating/personals sites and they all seem crowded with spam, fakes, or just nobody in my area. When I recieve a pm from a girl that wants to trade nude pictures all I can assume is that it is a 60 year old homosexual man.

I would just prefer to find a place where I can meet people. I'm not sure if I have enough trust points to deal with online personals at the moment.

Anyone know of any worthy sites to meet people?

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Well, I could tell you what site I met people on, and they weren't spammers/pros/60-year old lesbian ladies [Big Grin] But it would be considered advertising. The main problem I think would be that there wouldn't be too many people from your area because you said it's a small town. And you would have to plunk down some cash, because if you expect ims from ladies, either you'll be very lucky, or they'll really be gay sexagenars. I know I was the odd one out initiating contact, because from what men told me, a lot of women don't.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wick:
When I recieve a pm from a girl that wants to trade nude pictures all I can assume is that it is a 60 year old homosexual man.

No, those are girls. Working girls.

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quote:
Originally posted by FireSnake:
quote:
Originally posted by Wick:
When I recieve a pm from a girl that wants to trade nude pictures all I can assume is that it is a 60 year old homosexual man.

No, those are girls. Working girls.
After some long, painful, and expensive surgery that your credit card will pay for.

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quote:
Originally posted by alfrin:
After some long, painful, and expensive surgery that your credit card will pay for.

Heh, I wonder how much it would cost to have a full sex change?

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I have found where the nerd girls gather. Unfortunately, it seems that I'm attracted to girls who are even more in need of being whacked over the head with a clue-stick than I am ...
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Hehe well, I don't have a clue at this point on where I am going to meet any girls. Marriage is pure evil. I used to have a big circle of friends and they had circles etc, I was always meeting new people. After getting married everyone leaves you alone, they go their seperate ways, they have moved to other states, and worst have gotten married themselves. I wanted to go out today and try and get a life going again but couldn't think of any place to go. I ended up going to a bookstore, a mall, and a resturant and all I got was depressed. It looks like this is going to be more of a challenge than I first expected. I like challenges though. [Cool]

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quote:
Originally posted by FireSnake:
quote:
Originally posted by Wick:
I would love to go to a convention. Will keep my eyes open for some interesting ones. Perhaps I will start an anime club or something and advertise it locally. My town could use something like that.

That's a great idea! [Smile]
Try a Linux User Group meeting maybe [Smile]
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http://www.linux.org/groups/

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quote:
Originally posted by Wick:
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Originally posted by cheryl:
women are scary?! [Eek!] what about you men!! one faulse move and we could have are heads bitten off with your secret male powers!!!oohh, your a scary bunch indeed!! [Big Grin]

Who told you of our uber 1337 powers? There is a spy amist! [Wink] [Cool]
the point being is that a) woman are just as scared of men and b) they're having a hard job trying to find you guys too. any woman can confess to how long they have spent searching for something even resembling a male, they are practicly non-exsistent [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by cheryl:
the point being is that a) woman are just as scared of men and b) they're having a hard job trying to find you guys too. any woman can confess to how long they have spent searching for something even resembling a male, they are practicly non-exsistent

Hey, speak for yourself. [Wink]

Seriously, though, ditch the fear and take up a healthy dose of tough-broad faux-arrogance. I've never had to worry about rejection or crappy dates if I go about it thinking that a man would be lucky to take up my time, which probably sounds utterly stuck-up, but it keeps my ego afloat, and I don't ask much of people, in all honesty. "Hunting" tends to make people look sleazy or desperate.

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quote:
Originally posted by cheryl:
quote:
Originally posted by Wick:
quote:
Originally posted by cheryl:
women are scary?! [Eek!] what about you men!! one faulse move and we could have are heads bitten off with your secret male powers!!!oohh, your a scary bunch indeed!! [Big Grin]

Who told you of our uber 1337 powers? There is a spy amist! [Wink] [Cool]
the point being is that a) woman are just as scared of men and b) they're having a hard job trying to find you guys too. any woman can confess to how long they have spent searching for something even resembling a male, they are practicly non-exsistent [Big Grin]
I feel it is hard to find women...good women anyway. If women are having problems finding men then maybe all we need is some better coordination and everyone could be happy...yeah.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wick:
The problem is where the heck do nerd girls gather to share their nerdyness?!?!

You already found it. The internet. Nerd girls are just like every other geek. They hide away in their homes, in front of their computers, late at night. Or, wait, is that just me?
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