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meower

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Location: i believe, i believe, it's silly, but I believe
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Posted: Jan 31, 2010 - 6:03am

YaY Janis and Mbaby!!!!  YaY Lurve!
K_Love

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Posted: Jan 31, 2010 - 6:01am

 JustJanis wrote:
I've done the online dating thing over the past 10 yrs or so.  I was at the point where I thought "no more.....I'll meet someone naturally if I'm meant to."  Then one  Friday night early last year at this time, I was online, there was an ad for yet another new dating site, I was caught bored out of my mind, created a quick profile so I could "browse" and decided......"hmmmmmm....where would I like to live?"  My daughter was graduating and would stay in Oregon where she was going to school, so I searched there.  Timing.......luck.......karma????  SHOCK......the God's were smiling down on me, and him. AND, his niece was graduating WITH my daughter so we met for the first time at the graduation. I'm relocating to Portland at the end of this school year.  Sometimes it takes over 50 yrs to find the person you should grow old with.  He's perfect.......for me.   He's my best friend.  Lucky, happy girl I am. {#Mrgreen} 
 
Excellent...congrats!
rosedraws

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Location: close to the edge
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 12:25pm

 MayBaby wrote:
Then there's me - I wanted a happily ever after with a man and though I did my best to resist, I fell for another girl like me.
Okay, you can strike my example because I'm a freak but you know it happens.
 
  You're a great example.  Love happens.

bokey

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Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 9:43am

 JustJanis wrote:

Yes, yes, I recall.   Freaked me out but also eased my fears.   In the end, it was not a big deal.   I had more pain from the cracked tooth than the whole implant procedure.   It just took forever, right?   {#Hug}  I've got to get out into the world. . . . . have a great weekend.   And brush your teeth.   


 
Every month whether it's needed or not. {#Yes}

JustJanis

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Location: The Pacific Northwest Baby!!!!
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 9:30am

 bokey wrote:

Hey, if you recall I told you how I went through it myself.(Not the relationship with a younger guy thing){#Lol}

 
Yes,yes, I recall.  Freaked me out but also eased my fears.  In the end, it was not a big deal.  I had more pain from the cracked tooth than the whole implant procedure.  It just took forever, right?  {#Hug}  I've got to get out into the world.....have a great weekend.  And brush your teeth.  

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Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 9:21am

 JustJanis wrote:


Yeah, that's what I said.............{#Meditate}

 
I feel better, already!  Thanks

sirdroseph

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Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 9:11am

 JustJanis wrote:


To Sagittarians!  Hallelujah Brother!  {#High-five}

 

Not only that, but I noticed that you are a Dragon also!  Boy, isn't it hard to remain humble when you are both of the best signs?!{#Lol}
bokey

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Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 9:00am

 JustJanis wrote:

HAHA!   I'd just had my tooth extracted before meeting him. I remember trying to walk on the side of him that didn't show my toothlessness.   Of course, this didn't matter.   Nor does it matter I'm an older woman! haha.   I guess I'm too old to be called a Cougar.   So, I'm a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Badger?   Skunk? Hyena?   

Coincidentally, Bokey, I JUST got the new tooth this past Thursday (after an 8 month process) 

 
Hey, if you recall I told you how I went through it myself. (Not the relationship with a younger guy thing){#Lol}


JustJanis

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Location: The Pacific Northwest Baby!!!!
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 8:58am

 sirdroseph wrote:
Fortunately for me I have the true Sagittarian trait of total mastery of sex drive so being alone has never been an issue with me. I was alone for about 6 years and completely content and then I found someone that was perfect for me by not looking. I am perfectly content either alone or with someone, the only time I am not content is when I am with someone who is not compatible or does not treat me right. Inner peace and serenity is numero uno; everything else takes a faaaar back seat!{#Meditate}

 

To Sagittarians!  Hallelujah Brother!  {#High-five}
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 8:57am

 JustJanis wrote:

HAHA!  I'd just had my tooth extracted before meeting him. I remember trying to walk on the side of him that didn't show my toothlessness.  Of course, this didn't matter.  Nor does it matter I'm an older woman! haha.  I guess I'm too old to be called a Cougar.  So, I'm a...........................Badger?  Skunk? Hyena?  

Coincidentally, Bokey, I JUST got the new tooth this past Thursday (after an 8 month process) 

 

{#No} Fox...
JustJanis

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Location: The Pacific Northwest Baby!!!!
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 8:56am

 brandog wrote:
I think I've given up.  I won't go through what I went through again.

 

Yeah, that's what I said.............{#Meditate}
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Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 8:55am

 JustJanis wrote:

HAHA!  I'd just had my tooth extracted before meeting him. I remember trying to walk on the side of him that didn't show my toothlessness.  Of course, this didn't matter.  Nor does it matter I'm an older woman! haha.  I guess I'm too old to be called a Cougar.  So, I'm a...........................Badger?  Skunk? Hyena?  

Coincidentally, Bokey, I JUST got the new tooth this past Thursday (after an 8 month process) 

 
babe.

JustJanis

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Location: The Pacific Northwest Baby!!!!
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 8:54am

 bokey wrote:

{#High-five}It was your lucky new tooth that did it {#Lol}
 
HAHA!  I'd just had my tooth extracted before meeting him. I remember trying to walk on the side of him that didn't show my toothlessness.  Of course, this didn't matter.  Nor does it matter I'm an older woman! haha.  I guess I'm too old to be called a Cougar.  So, I'm a...........................Badger?  Skunk? Hyena?  

Coincidentally, Bokey, I JUST got the new tooth this past Thursday (after an 8 month process) 
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Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 7:58am

 MayBaby wrote:

Dave, you know love is a strange thing - there is no controlling affairs of the heart.  I'm sure you've seen people that have all sorts of things going against them but still, someone falls in love with them.
My brother is an example: in debt, socially unequipped, and looking as if he's pregnant. A wonderful woman fell in love with him. They'd be together but his self esteem is completely destroyed and he feels that he would ultimately hurt her.
Then there's me - I wanted a happily ever after with a man and though I did my best to resist, I fell for another girl like me.
Okay, you can strike my example because I'm a freak but you know it happens.


 
Supa Freak - - Rock on!

Love is a big deal - living without it is tough, and, amongst the billions, when we find people we truly can and do love - then we are that much better, and all the rest becomes minutiae.

sirdroseph

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Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 7:45am

 DaveInVA wrote:

Thanks. Since my last girlfriend I've had lung cancer and a stroke, went from having a nice job to disability and financial problems, a limited drivers license because of the stroke, selling off most my belongs to keep afloat etc so I imagine I don't appear to much much of a catch to the ladies anymore..


 

Well, anyone who is worth having has more depth than to care about stuff like that and I hope you find one of those people.
MayBaby

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Location: Savannah, Georgia
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 7:42am

 DaveInVA wrote:

Thanks. Since my last girlfriend I've had lung cancer and a stroke, went from having a nice job to disability and financial problems, a limited drivers license because of the stroke, selling off most my belongs to keep afloat etc so I imagine I don't appear to much much of a catch to the ladies anymore..
 
Dave, you know love is a strange thing - there is no controlling affairs of the heart.  I'm sure you've seen people that have all sorts of things going against them but still, someone falls in love with them.
My brother is an example: in debt, socially unequipped, and looking as if he's pregnant. A wonderful woman fell in love with him. They'd be together but his self esteem is completely destroyed and he feels that he would ultimately hurt her.
Then there's me - I wanted a happily ever after with a man and though I did my best to resist, I fell for another girl like me.
Okay, you can strike my example because I'm a freak but you know it happens.

DaveInVA

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Location: In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 7:31am

 hippiechick wrote:

If you just have fun with it, consider it an opportunity to meet other people, and not be so invested in the result, it can work.

There are other ways to meet people. In a large city like Chicago there are hundreds of meetups through meetup.com. They are all over, so there might be some in your area too. I can tell you from personal experience that it is beneficial to have some social interaction, especially if you spend most of your time alone. If you go to every meeting, you get to know the regulars, just like on RP, and it becomes enjoyable. You can hopefully find a meetup of like minded people that you can enjoy.

Life is scary, but it's a lot more fun if you live it. Enjoy the ride!

It's just a ride, it's just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It'll take you round and round
Sometimes you're up
Sometimes you're down
It's just a ride, it's just a ride
Don't be scared
Don't hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don't forget it's just a ride
 

I live in a small, depressed town where people are leaving in droves to find work. In the 5 years I lived here I have found no way to meet a special someone. I've made friends here but it seems its all married people here except for the college kids. I seem to be the only single older person here. The nearest town of any size is about an hour away. I also have a limited drivers license due to a stroke and can't legally drive at night or long distance. I am also now on disability and struggle just to keep up with the house payments (been try to sell for 3 years) so there isn't much money left over for anything fun or going out. I've never been into bars or clubs and am terrible allergic to nicotine (makes my throat swell up) so thats kept me out of those places all my life, not that I would want to meet someone there anyways.
I even tried hosting a Yahell group for local singles here and described the results several posts back...


DaveInVA

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Location: In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 7:24am

 sirdroseph wrote:


Well, Dave I am sending positive vibes your way that you meet someone who is right for you without trying, hopefully it will just happen for you out of the blue. That is what I wish for you.{#Hug}

 
Thanks. Since my last girlfriend I've had lung cancer and a stroke, went from having a nice job to disability and financial problems, a limited drivers license because of the stroke, selling off most my belongs to keep afloat etc so I imagine I don't appear to much much of a catch to the ladies anymore..

hippiechick

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Location: topsy turvy land
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 7:21am

 DaveInVA wrote:

I gave up after 10 years plus of paying to get rejected from various online pay and free dating sites.
 
If you just have fun with it, consider it an opportunity to meet other people, and not be so invested in the result, it can work.

There are other ways to meet people. In a large city like Chicago there are hundreds of meetups through meetup.com. They are all over, so there might be some in your area too. I can tell you from personal experience that it is beneficial to have some social interaction, especially if you spend most of your time alone. If you go to every meeting, you get to know the regulars, just like on RP, and it becomes enjoyable. You can hopefully find a meetup of like minded people that you can enjoy.

Life is scary, but it's a lot more fun if you live it. Enjoy the ride!

It's just a ride, it's just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It'll take you round and round
Sometimes you're up
Sometimes you're down
It's just a ride, it's just a ride
Don't be scared
Don't hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don't forget it's just a ride

sirdroseph

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Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 30, 2010 - 7:14am

 DaveInVA wrote:

I've been alone for 5 years now and would rather be alone than with the wrong lady. Unlike you I am still alone as I seem to have a special gift of frightening all potentials away.
 

Well, Dave I am sending positive vibes your way that you meet someone who is right for you without trying, hopefully it will just happen for you out of the blue. That is what I wish for you.{#Hug}
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