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Where/how did you meet your significant other?

Ambulance Chaser

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I'm going through a dry spell (okay, it's more like a drought) right now, and I began to wonder where you all met your current significant other. Any suggestions on tried-and-true places to meet women would be welcome. I don't want to name a specific figure for my age -- let's just say I am too old for the bar scene and too young for the mail-order bride.
 
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I...and too young for the mail-order bride.
If you want, I can screen them for you before packaging...
 

Tokyo Slim

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I met my significant other on my sixth birthday at the local park. I realized that all the other kids were just there for free cake, and the parents were just there to watch the kids. I was completely alone, at my own party, surrounded by people...

There is only one person in my world, and it is me.
 

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
I met my significant other on my sixth birthday at the local park. I realized that all the other kids were just there for free cake, and the parents were just there to watch the kids. I was completely alone, at my own party, surrounded by people...

There is only one person in my world, and it is me.


Is this the reason, for your sadness?
 

globetrotter

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on the web
 

Tokyo Slim

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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Is this the reason, for your sadness?

Au contraire! I am the happiest man in the world. I'm so happy that I could burst. If happiness was pennies, I'd be Bill Gates...




(sob)
 

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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Is this the reason, for your sadness?

Geez, I must be getting lightheaded here, but I'd swear you're getting in touch with your inner Vaclav.

On topic: Several married friends of mine met their SO at their friends' weddings. They're already vetted to some degree that way.

Regards,
Huntsman
 

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I met my significant other on a high-altitude trek in the Indian Himalayas. Interestingly, we were one of the three pairings formed on that trek.

Not sure if that is germane to your situation, but you never know...
 

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globe, when you tell people you met your SO online, do they smirk or look down on you? seems like there is a stigma associated with online matchmaking
 

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Originally Posted by javyn
globe, when you tell people you met your SO online, do they smirk or look down on you? seems like there is a stigma associated with online matchmaking

I haven't noticed it. I have a wife with a great deal of common interests with me, who is smart and extremly well educated, and who has proven to be a great companion for the past 7 years. so, if people wish to smirk, let them. I had a whole bunch of sex when I was younger, and went out with a whole lot women who I didn't particularly like, and now I have a SO who is, as corney as it sounds, my best friend. I am happy that there was something that brought us together.

the internet isn't a perfect tool - I met 50 or 100 women on the internet that I wasn't interested in a long term relationship in, but I met the one right one there, too.

JDate, by the way.
 

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Originally Posted by globetrotter
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Ditto, although it recently ended on amicable terms after a good year. She didn't join StyleForum until we split


If anyone had smirked, I'd'a sicced Chuck Norris on 'em. No one was willing to take the chance. Seriously though, there's no stigma, no one cared. The only thing that surprised people was the site:

HotorNot.com
 
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i fall under the 'at work' category.

but if you want advice on meeting women, the best i can give you is to get out of what you normally do and try new stuff, join some new clubs, things like that, and then you inadvertendly stumble across people that share at least one interest with you.

Beats randomly gambling on hotness in a loud bar full of sleazy competition.
 

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As Tom said, HotOrNot.com. People like to smirk, but you can't argue with results. I think the only reason it worked so well is because we met online 9 months before we met in person. All that correspondance built a strong base before we saw each other face to face. Despite a fantastic experience the first time around, I don't think I'll be frequenting dating sites again. Too much work


Mutual friends would seem to be the best bet.

Sara
 

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I was a lucky guy, I met my wife as a kid at age 13 at our country club on swim team....we began as friends, then in HS dated for a short time, midway through college hooked back up, and married a couple of years later. Having a grand old time after 20 somethng wonderful years. I guess what they say about true love is real, if you let go, and life revolves back to the past then it was meant to be.
 

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