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post #106 of 128
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
He's proud of his job at the car wash.
And you're a college student who spends 89% of your time looking at granny pornz. Talk about opportunity cost. The worst part is that you spend another 5% of your time opining about your geriphiliac fantasies on this forum
post #107 of 128
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Originally Posted by Aperipan View Post
And you're a college student who spends 89% of your time looking at granny porn. Talk about opportunity cost. The worst part is that you spend another 5% of your time opining about your geriphiliac fantasies on this forum
I like grannies, but not granny porn.
post #108 of 128
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I like grannies, but not granny porn.
Maybe you should change avatar?
post #109 of 128
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
Not to ruin the narrative (and if there's anyone less well read in family law may he raise his hand) but if they're living together and it's basically like marriage aren't they common law spouses, hence doesn't she generally get to take half his stuff?

Common law marriage is no longer recognized in all states I don't think. Where it is recognized, there is usually a requirement for years. Often strong evidence of common law marriage requires the woman to take his surname, for them to have joint checking accounts, to hold themselves out as "really" being married, etc. In most of the cases of the Ring Chaser, they often maintain seperate apartments for a while but basically live together. Eventually some move in together.

But none of my friends have cohabitated and then bought cars together, bought a house together, had a joint checking account, etc. They were more like roomates that had secks; and one roomate wanted to get married and the other never planned on it.

And there is no common law gay marriage.
post #110 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
words

Your credibility is undermined by your repeated use of the word "nookie".
post #111 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
Common law marriage is no longer recognized in all states I don't think. Where it is recognized, there is usually a requirement for years. Often strong evidence of common law marriage requires the woman to take his surname, for them to have joint checking accounts, to hold themselves out as "really" being married, etc. In most of the cases of the Ring Chaser, they often maintain seperate apartments for a while but basically live together. Eventually some move in together.

But none of my friends have cohabitated and then bought cars together, bought a house together, had a joint checking account, etc. They were more like roomates that had secks; and one roomate wanted to get married and the other never planned on it.

And there is no common law gay marriage.

This is a very informative post.
post #112 of 128
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Originally Posted by dusty View Post
Your credibility is undermined by your repeated use of the word "nookie".

Replace with "pokemonning" if you please.
post #113 of 128
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Originally Posted by Aperipan View Post
This is a very informative post.

I agree that if there is common law marriage, why not have common law ghey marriage! Other countries have recognized common law homosexual marriage.
post #114 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
Replace with "pokemonning" if you please.
I'm suprised so many women put themselves in these types of living arrangements. When the time comes to deal with the consequence, women have more to lose. Or do they rely on favorable ruling over the teh man in 99% of the cases when it goes to trial? If I remember correctly, common law looks to precedents. In the case with the gheys, most haven't been legally recognized for that long...
post #115 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
Common law marriage is no longer recognized in all states I don't think. Where it is recognized, there is usually a requirement for years. Often strong evidence of common law marriage requires the woman to take his surname, for them to have joint checking accounts, to hold themselves out as "really" being married, etc. In most of the cases of the Ring Chaser, they often maintain seperate apartments for a while but basically live together. Eventually some move in together.
Interesting. I think here the test is just "cohabitation in a marriage-like relationship for at least 2 years" which a ton of couples in their mid 20s fall under.
post #116 of 128
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
He's 16 and has a job and is making money. He should be proud.

+1
post #117 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
What she doesn't realize is that he's a man and relatively happy: he gets to buy all the toys he wants, and he gets steady nookie and has a semi-domestic girlfriend. So he basically has no incentive to marry and there is no social stigma against them cohabitating; he getting lots of extra-marital nookie, and then can trade down in a few years. Under the old-social norms, there was social stigma against a man who deprived a woman of her prime family-formation years, and then jetted. And if they were married early, there would be divorce and a seperation of property. In the new post-feminist, Sex In The City era, there's no divorce, she doesn't get half his stuff, and he can trade down to a younger model when she gets lines around her eyes It's all upside for the upwardly mobile dude, who's likely to age more gracefully and move into higher earning brackets (and thus become equally or more desirable to women).

She doesn't realize it, but she's wasting her prime family-formation or mate-attracting years on him. She either needs to crap or get off the pot (or, as we say, fish or cut bait). But by the time Ring-Chaser finally realizes he never intended to marry her, her upper arms are flabby, she has lines around her eyes, and unless she's a real catch, then there are hundreds more just like her, but 5 years younger and 15 lbs lighter.

At least, this is my theory developed at 2 am over a few beers with a buddy. Feminists, who pushed for the changes that enabled this, in 5 or 10 years will find a way to blame men for it


I agree with this 100% - guys used to want to settle down and get a job at the factory or farm, or what ever job they could get, because they couldn't get laid until they did. if they weren't successful enough to put food on a table and have a roof over a families head, no nookie.

our society has changed that equation, so why should somebody work at a job he doen'st love and settle down? he has toys, he has sex, he eats well.
post #118 of 128
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I agree with this 100% - guys used to want to settle down and get a job at the factory or farm, or what ever job they could get, because they couldn't get laid until they did. if they weren't successful enough to put food on a table and have a roof over a families head, no nookie. our society has changed that equation, so why should somebody work at a job he doen'st love and settle down? he has toys, he has sex, he eats well.
The only downside to this is if it becomes a habit, the dude will lead a miserable life. I don't know the full legal details, but if the dude make his partner preggo, the angler will find a sharp hook up his rear. And depending on the financial standing of this young stud, some woman may take full advantage of it. And if he's in politics....
post #119 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
Common law marriage is no longer recognized in all states I don't think. Where it is recognized, there is usually a requirement for years. Often strong evidence of common law marriage requires the woman to take his surname, for them to have joint checking accounts, to hold themselves out as "really" being married, etc. In most of the cases of the Ring Chaser, they often maintain seperate apartments for a while but basically live together. Eventually some move in together.

But none of my friends have cohabitated and then bought cars together, bought a house together, had a joint checking account, etc. They were more like roomates that had secks; and one roomate wanted to get married and the other never planned on it.

And there is no common law gay marriage.

We did all that while cohabiting, including a mortgage. The only reason we're married now, was Dubya got rid of the sunset provision concerning the marriage tax penalty.
post #120 of 128
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Just 10 more months away.

Oh hell, who am I kidding? They're both out now. It's sort of odd not to have them.

It's about time. Now you can finally call yourself an adult for realz. Congrats.
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