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Old 02-14-09, 10:15 PM   #1
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One year.

Yep. It's been that long. One year ago today. Awesome...

I'm also 30 and I've never even been engaged. I'm finding that's pretty strange... yay.
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I'm also 30 and I've never even been engaged. I'm finding that's pretty strange... yay.
That's ridiculous.
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I'm not 30 yet and have been married twice. One and a half divorces too.

Edit: Embrace the fact that you've never been married.
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Yep. It's been that long. One year ago today. Awesome...

I'm also 30 and I've never even been engaged. I'm finding that's pretty strange... yay.
It says you joined BF 14 months ago.
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he's talking about his first period. it's been one year. his hormones are very inactive.
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don't worry, I've never had a serious relationship, ever.
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Old 02-14-09, 10:26 PM   #7
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I'm 34, i've never been engaged, so what? I'd rather wait for the right girl, then rush it with the wrong one.....
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Yep. It's been that long. One year ago today. Awesome...

I'm also 30 and I've never even been engaged. I'm finding that's pretty strange... yay.
That just means you're taking your time to find the right person. Nothing wrong with that.

Better to be non-married than married to the wrong people several times.
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oh, and don't worry, more and more people are more concerned about their carriers than marrying and having kids these days. particularly in western cultures.
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The title of this thread has David Bowie's Five Years stuck in my head.

That is all.
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It could mean you really don't prefer women.
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I prefer women.
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You post too much to be with a woman boy.
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phew, that means I must be off the hook with pheard.
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Are you hitting on me?
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well, HI there.
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could be...
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That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Hard to believe at the time it's happening, but it's true.
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I non-mortally shoot and stab myself on a regular basis. Someday I will be the strongest man alive.
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Old 02-14-09, 11:28 PM   #20
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unless they're a dislocation of a joint or a concussion, which only get worse from the initial one.
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Yep. It's been that long. One year ago today. Awesome...

I'm also 30 and I've never even been engaged. I'm finding that's pretty strange... yay.
It's been over 1 year since i was a blithering mess on these forums and in front of my friends. That was the biggest waste of time ever. I threw out a whole semester of my Sr. year in college over a woman. Pathetic...

Very few of them deserve that pedestal, and the one that does deserve it will never make you realize it.
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could be...
That's the second time this week i've seen you elude to that. Just sayin...
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Interesting.
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I'm with Timmyquest. It took two successive and hard break-ups (both within four months of each other) to throw me down the toilet of despair and near-dysfunction for about two years or so. I learned a lot from then to now, but it's been something of a hard road.

I'm not sure if you've done this, but since you've been single for so long, you really have to take time (as much as you need) to really evaluate why you've been single for that long. In my case, being introduced to the pick-up community helped reveal exactly what I was lacking to really connect with women (and others) and find the one that I wanted, and not the other way around. I was an intelligent, somewhat outgoing, physically fit and extremely caring dark-skinned guy (I don't play the race card often, but this does matter), but I discovered while I was single (and through Lance Mason) that these characteristics are not enough. There are tons of guys that possess exactly those same characteristics; what makes me stand out compared to them? What makes people want to get to know me?

(I should note that I no longer practice that "PUA" stuff. It's actually really lame and, if anything, invigorates the problems that they try to "solve." The fundamentals that they teach are absolutely critical, however.)

After realizing that, I went out to better define who I was through things that I wanted to do. I learned how to cook (not to make a career off of it, but definitely good enough for an evening date), be confident in myself (this changes everything; you set the rules when you're confident, and speaking as such can get pretty much anyone to support you), changed my diet and engaged with other people. I mention this a lot, but approaching random women in subways helped significantly in improving my communication skills; there really are few social exercises tougher than making someone feel comfortable enough to have a decent conversation with you in less than ten minutes and in a very high-risk setting.

I can say with high certainty that I would have definitely not been with who I am today without going through all of that. She's amazing, beautiful, an absolute joy to be around and understands the need for space (without being super disconnected from me). Additionally, while I'm very happy with her, I understand that life goes on if and/or when it ends, and I'm prepared for that as well.

Maybe this is easier said now that I'm in a pretty good relationship, but if you're biggest goal is to "be with someone," then you really need to spend more time finding yourself. Once you know and really like who you are, then others will like you...and the (usually good) women will follow. However, my cousin once (wisely) said that "women will hardly ever approach you, unless your Nick Lachey; you have to do the work. You have to not think." It's really not that hard when you talk to them like a person rather than girlfriend potential...(It's actually kind of easy now to spot people fetching for a date, and women can pick that up a LOT faster.)

Sorry that I wrote so much, but this was an issue that really affected me too. When I was into the PUA scene, the "masters" at it made several references as to how most men have no idea what dating is about. I may not be the most successful dater, but I tend to agree with them.
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