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post #61 of 85
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I like how all these guys living in their parents home explain that they're able to get laid by going back to her place. Once again we see that women mature faster than men.

What if she's also a loser that still lives at home?
post #62 of 85
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Originally Posted by Kajak View Post

2) Getting laid: You're not in HS/Uni anymore. Get a steady girl. Much cheaper than partying every Fri/Sat ($50 a night?) and batting .666 (for a net 5lays/$400 per month), take her out to a nice dinner every 2-3 weeks ($100?), which will get you something like 12 lays/$200 per month. Makes December/anniversary/whatever more expensive but whatever. Depending on the girl, obviously, it'll be cheaper... and if shes chill enough for the above budget to work, then shes also probably cool with you living with your parents until you have a good nest egg. Plus theres always her place (if Conne can get laid living at home, so can you).

Quoted because this may be the first time I've seen someone break down the cost of each lay as if sex should be approached like shopping at Costco.
post #63 of 85
Back to the original topic, I don't think it's an awful idea for him to live at home for a little while so that he can build up a little bit of financial stability. I've lived on both sides of the coin: Living independently for several years and living at home as an adult.

For reasons beyond anyone's control, I had to move out when I was 21, even though I was still in school and only marginal savings. They were lean times, but for most of the three and a half years I lived on my own, I was able to pay my bills and maintain a social life. And that was bringing in probably less than $20,000 a year. But obviously, such a situation is more feasible in Michigan than LA.

I moved back home last year because I had minimal income, had finished school, and had reached a point where I was barely able to afford my bills. It was humbling to move into my mom's two-bedroom apartment at 25 with a college degree. It felt like several steps backward. But it was necessary in order for me to restore some semblance of financial stability.

It's been a mixed bag. I loved having my own place, even if it was a crappy apartment. There aren't any rules here, so I don't feel restricted; we try to make this living arrangement work for each other. But it's still stressful at times. I look at it as a necessary evil until I can find a real job. I've always had a good relationship with my mom, but I do agree with Barrington that such an arrangement can make it better. We've butted heads, but my mom and I have also gotten to know each other better and spent some quality time together since I moved back. We used to see each other after I moved out and had a good relationship, but this arrangement has strengthened it. And while I'd love to be enjoying the freedom that comes with being away from home, I'm trying to look at it from another perspective. It's not forever or even that much longer. And because I will probably leave this state eventually, this is my last chance to spend more than the occasional holiday or vacation with her.
post #64 of 85
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

Quoted because this may be the first time I've seen someone break down the cost of each lay as if sex should be approached like shopping at Costco.

This is because some other people in this thread are apparently so socially inept they can't figure out how to get laid despite living at home for a few months.

Also because its true.
post #65 of 85
I don't get how it's such a big deal to live at home for a year or something. Especially at 21 or 22. At 27 it's a ton harder and less acceptable but at 21/22 with family in the area that you get along with, only a fool would think you're a tool for taking the opportunity to save serious dough until you can reasonably afford to live on your own. IN my case one year was the plan, did a second year to save some extra money but my partying ways did not work with a more or less teetotalling mother and living in the burbs. Don't regret it at all though.
post #66 of 85
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Originally Posted by Kajak View Post

This is because some other people in this thread are apparently so socially inept they can't figure out how to get laid despite living at home for a few months.
Also because its true.

What quality women did you pull while living at home? Anybody can bang the bar fattie at 2AM, that's nothing to brag about.
post #67 of 85
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


What quality women did you pull while living at home? Anybody can bang the bar fattie at 2AM, that's nothing to brag about.


 

rolleyes.gif Is this guy just generally a prick?
 

 

post #68 of 85
Yes.
post #69 of 85
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

What quality women did you pull while living at home? Anybody can bang the bar fattie at 2AM, that's nothing to brag about.

I got with my girlfriend? After doing the whole bar game with decent quality, I realized that its just not worth the risk (ie: crazy, the chance of the herp/clap/hivvy, etc). I mean, if that's your thing, good for you, but still, to claim its impossible to get with a quality girl, well thats just stupid.
post #70 of 85
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Yes, we are very different.

+1
post #71 of 85
I'm kind of with Fuuma on this one. I wouldn't be so worried about the getting laid or having a place to be drunk thing as I would be about the fact that you're putting off moving out of your comfort zone and really living even longer than necessary. A lot of this is dependent on your background, mindset, and goals in life, but you're going to miss out on a lot of personal development and life experiences by letting your parents take care of you for several more years. There's a lot that you can do on very little, and there's a lot that you won't know you can do until you're backed in to a corner. That said, your living at home plan is a good start on the path to a safe, stable life and retirement.
post #72 of 85
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Move out now, sleep on people couches for a while if needs be. WTF is wrong with this forum, all you asian accountants just shut the fuck up and let me handle this one.

Aren't you some trust fund brat? Or am I thinking of someone else?
post #73 of 85
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Originally Posted by HgaleK View Post

I'm kind of with Fuuma on this one. I wouldn't be so worried about the getting laid or having a place to be drunk thing as I would be about the fact that you're putting off moving out of your comfort zone and really living even longer than necessary. A lot of this is dependent on your background, mindset, and goals in life, but you're going to miss out on a lot of personal development and life experiences by letting your parents take care of you for several more years. There's a lot that you can do on very little, and there's a lot that you won't know you can do until you're backed in to a corner. That said, your living at home plan is a good start on the path to a safe, stable life and retirement.

First example of a rational explanation for moving out ITT.

logically living at home makes the most sense, but there is also a lot to be said for making your own way in the world. Head says stay, heart says go.
post #74 of 85
^ Stupid. If he lives at home for a year and saves loot, he will still be 22/23 when he moves out. Plenty of time to get that "personal development". IF you have free housing available for you for some time, take it - especially at a shitty salary. Totally retarded to skip out on potential $5k or whatever in savings if you really don't have to.

The whole head says/heart says is a fools game.
post #75 of 85
I am still in school, work, and live at home. I have an awesome relationship with my parents so this is not hurting it at all. I have been offered a good job in 3-4 months after I graduate, but I still will live at home until I am financially stable to be in the real world. I am putting no stress on my parents income as I have my own job and money. I help them (they are in their 60's) by doing yard work weekly. This includes climbing trees to prune them with chain saws and other manual labor. I am in no way mooching my way through life. But I do say I am lucky as I will never have to worry about my job stability the first few years.

Edit* on the getting laid topic. There is no problem for me. We just go to the basement (out of sight out of mind). It has been this way since I was 16 and I am 23 now.
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