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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 7,823
    laserit said:
    Gorwe said:
    Gorwe said:
    Sovrath said:
    Congrats on the experiences gained. 

    I once did E harmony, just to see what it was like, because they had a free 3 months or something like that.  I met some very nice women and must say they do have a nice system setup.  It walks you through meeting and talking to people in a safe way and one of my co-workers ended up getting married to a guy she met there and I think it's been about five or six years now for them. 

    One suggestion is to be as honest as possible.  I put in I liked MMO's and RPGs, SciFi and found people with similar interests.  I've also come across dating sites for gamers but didn't try them out.  Anyways, all the best to you. :smile:
    Never liked E-Harmony. I would also suggest him trying Match or OkCupid. Got more dates from OkCupid but more relationships from Match (including my current girlfriend).

    I tried a gamer dating site once but had no luck. Not enough people on it.

    Used to do it the "old fashioned way" but for some reason that seems harder "nowadays."

    Could be my "middle age" though.


    Job first, then stability, then girls. There's a right and there's a wrong way to go about things. I'll go the right way(presumably).

    Tbh, I'm not looking forward to this, I dislike the feeling of being in love and losing control. I dislike losing control in general. Can't I just find some Cersei / Hillary, let her work in the bank while I do the household stuff? Without any mushy mushy crap?
    When it comes to relationships, I would say practice makes perfect.  So even if you're not really looking for one yet, it's good to get out there and give it a go anyways.  You don't want to run into a great person someday without some experience under your belt, that can be awkward.  If you don't have some close female friends at least work on that.  After all, good relationships should start off as good friendships, IMHO.
    I don't even have friends. I have my family and occasional acquaintances I run into. Suits my wants fine. I was never the one for strict relationships of any kind. Yes, yes, I do have Smuggler scum mentality. Sue me. :)

    Tbh concerning girls, I'm not even worried about that. Shit like that happens almost by coincidence. I'll be somewhere and she'll be at the exact place and … yeah. I'd really like to say that it's more under my control, but it really isn't. Give it your best, but be warned that you can't rush fate. Neither can you escape it, maybe because of running away, you're doing EXACTLY what you're supposed to do.
    The best thing you could do is to just be yourself.
    Hell yeah. I drink to that.


    laseritTorvalSedrynTyros
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    After many years of reading Internet forums, there's no doubt that nor does the ability to write.
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,332
    @lahnmir

    You did the opposite of "wham bam thank you ma'am" or "beat it and delete it" 

    Im just fooling around, good job on being with someone for 11 years without getting married. 

    Yes, Gorwe, you have good contributions as well as lahnmir.


    lahnmir
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 32,203
    As a French Starfleet captain, I've only one thing to say here... or rather, show:


    What is that they are holding? Too small for the Stanley Cup and certainly not shaped like a "football."

    ;)
    Jean-Luc_PicardScotAlBQuirky

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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 4,869
    I was rooting for your country to win the World Cup. 

    You guys were incredible. 

    I see the men here have you covered. As an older woman let me just say it's not that important in life right now to get a girlfriend from my point of view. Job is definitely the top priority . I wish my son would just get one too.
    JamesGoblinOctagon7711

  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 10,600
    Scot said:
    As a French Starfleet captain, I've only one thing to say here... or rather, show:
    As jean-Luc and his family, indeed all of France speaks English by the 25th Century (French becoming an obscure language) and picking up many British habits like tea drinking rather than that dreadful noisette they drink now I guess I will have to forgive you. :)
    You should watch a bit more Star Trek... and WTF is a "noisette" ??? Janeway prefers coffee...

    And in reality, maybe we'll all speak Mandarin soon... anyway :p

    To be serious, as a real life French citizen, I definitely don't mind the universal world wide language being English. It had to be one, and as you can read, I embraced it. That doesn't mean country specific languages should disappear either. I personally speak French, English and German, along with some Spanish and Italian.
    Apparently and do correct me if I am wrong, French is an obscure language in Star Trek lore by then, I would guess English is Federation standard and most others are rarely used.

    I thought a noisette was some sort of black coffee, had it once, hated it. Therefore it must be bad. :)

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    Not sure I caught all the relationship advice but what I did seemed sound to me. But I am going to question honesty, don't say this is your first date in ages and don't mention gaming. Once you know you are going out then mention gaming, unless she is a gamer of course.

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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 5,645
    edited August 2018
    kitarad said:
    I was rooting for your country to win the World Cup. 

    You guys were incredible. 

    I see the men here have you covered. As an older woman let me just say it's not that important in life right now to get a girlfriend from my point of view. Job is definitely the top priority . I wish my son would just get one too.
    I wish I knew what I wanted. Maybe that'd help. I'm chronically unsure of my desires until I see them.

    I'm just curious about the porno stuff more than I'm about the relationship tbh. But there's an easy way out for that, I just want more fanfare. Maybe I'm romantic.
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 7,823
    Kyleran said:
    As a French Starfleet captain, I've only one thing to say here... or rather, show:


    What is that they are holding? Too small for the Stanley Cup and certainly not shaped like a "football."

    ;)
    Nothing Americans should worry about... that guy just got the "Soccer" world cup twice in his life ;)
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 4,869
    Yes once as a player the other as coach.
    Jean-Luc_Picard

  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,332
    On a side note, i was looking up most spoken languages. I think they are in this order but could be wrong. But these are definitely top 5. I speak about 2 of them.

    1 is mandarin
    2 is english
    3 hindi
    4 arabic 
    5 spanish
  • PhryPhry Member EpicPosts: 10,402
    On a side note, i was looking up most spoken languages. I think they are in this order but could be wrong. But these are definitely top 5. I speak about 2 of them.

    1 is mandarin
    2 is english
    3 hindi
    4 arabic 
    5 spanish
    Misleading, if you base it on countries speaking a particular language then you get a very different result;

    1. English (101)
    2. Arabic (59)
    3. French (51)
    4. Spanish (31)
    5. Russian/Portuguese (11)

    Sadly, i speak 1 language well and several very badly (louder!) ;)


  • heerobyaheerobya Member UncommonPosts: 465
    edited August 2018
    It used to show your account age... back in the day.

    I've been posting on MMORPG.com for a long time... can't even remember how long. This is not my first/same account.

    Not even sure when this site went live, but I feel like it was maybe 2003?

    I think I've been here since then. I remember talking about WAR, which I think released in 2008? I remember talking a lot about SWG. I think that was 2003?

    Hard to remember.

    Don't visit or post near as much. Used to have a pretty healthy blog here.

    Oh look, I still "exist!"

    https://forums.mmorpg.com/profile/BadSpock

    Man, I did some rage posting back in the day... lol

    Sad! (also I'm sorry)
    JamesGoblinlaseritAlBQuirky
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 5,645
    heerobya said:
    It used to show your account age... back in the day.

    I've been posting on MMORPG.com for a long time... can't even remember how long. This is not my first/same account.

    Not even sure when this site went live, but I feel like it was maybe 2003?

    I think I've been here since then. I remember talking about WAR, which I think released in 2008? I remember talking a lot about SWG. I think that was 2003?

    Hard to remember.

    Don't visit or post near as much. Used to have a pretty healthy blog here.

    Oh look, I still "exist!"

    https://forums.mmorpg.com/profile/BadSpock

    Man, I did some rage posting back in the day... lol

    Sad! (also I'm sorry)
    You're BadSpock?

    Yeah, there were nice blogs back in the day. That Barriero jr used to write nice stuff and there was overall more life to it. Currently it's kinda dead.
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 7,823
    heerobya said:
    It used to show your account age... back in the day.

    I've been posting on MMORPG.com for a long time... can't even remember how long. This is not my first/same account.

    Not even sure when this site went live, but I feel like it was maybe 2003?

    I think I've been here since then. I remember talking about WAR, which I think released in 2008? I remember talking a lot about SWG. I think that was 2003?

    Hard to remember.

    Don't visit or post near as much. Used to have a pretty healthy blog here.

    Oh look, I still "exist!"

    https://forums.mmorpg.com/profile/BadSpock

    Man, I did some rage posting back in the day... lol

    Sad! (also I'm sorry)
    Your account isn't dead, just recall it. Try it.
    BadSpockJamesGoblinScot
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    After many years of reading Internet forums, there's no doubt that nor does the ability to write.
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  • BadSpockBadSpock Member UncommonPosts: 7,943
    Holy crap!
    Jean-Luc_PicardlaseritlahnmirSovrathJamesGoblinkitaradScotCryomatrixTorvalGorweand 2 others.
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 7,823
    edited August 2018
    BadSpock said:
    Holy crap!
    WELCOME BACK !!!!

    Your new avatar sucks though ;) EDIT: much better now ;)
    BadSpockJamesGoblin
    "The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent" - Qui-gon Jinn in Star Wars.
    After many years of reading Internet forums, there's no doubt that nor does the ability to write.
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  • KiwiHypeKiwiHype Member UncommonPosts: 215
    Loved reading this, I think about all of you often when I read comments and wonder how you came to be here and what games you've played etc so this is amazing!

    Sorry about your Dad and I hope we see another post for more milestones in the future.

    All the very best.
    JamesGoblin
  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    Next MMORPG.com forums will be facebook of people telling their life stories. People here hate all the new MMOs and cry for the old times, but those are never coming back so now might as well post real life junk that no one really cares about since posting about new MMOs...in the MMO general discussion.

    I hope this gets moved to off topic, cause didnt come here to see someone post their life story.

    At least even though my posts are usually junk (sometimes I do an actual serious post)...I don't go posting a novel of my life on the forums . And at very best, those belong in the off topic where someone cant see it pop up on recent posts and have to actually look for it

    This isn't facebook
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,020
    Next MMORPG.com forums will be facebook of people telling their life stories. People here hate all the new MMOs and cry for the old times, but those are never coming back so now might as well post real life junk that no one really cares about since posting about new MMOs...in the MMO general discussion.

    I hope this gets moved to off topic, cause didnt come here to see someone post their life story.

    At least even though my posts are usually junk (sometimes I do an actual serious post)...I don't go posting a novel of my life on the forums . And at very best, those belong in the off topic where someone cant see it pop up on recent posts and have to actually look for it

    This isn't facebook
    If it gets moved, I'm gonna bump it periodically and tag you in the bumps.


    :D
    JamesGoblinTorvalGorweJean-Luc_PicardSovrathAlBQuirkyKyleran

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  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member UncommonPosts: 635
    Sovrath said:
    Thanks for sharing, it's nice to learn about fellow forum posters.

    Sorry about your father. As far as a job goes, maybe a trade? I have a friend with with some sort of degree from Oxford and a PhD from Harvard and he said if he had to do it again he would have gone into a trade.

    "And I still haven't had a female company in all this time, believe it or not!"

    I would make this a priority. B)

    I just want to add some support to this but maybe for a different reason.  I don't have a PhD from Harvard or anything as prestigious, but I have two masters from good schools.  I make good money and take care of my family but I hate my job.

    My father was a black immigrant to the US who worked in a trade, but was adamant about all his kids going to college.  All but one graduated with at least a bachelors.  

    If I could do it all again I would have entered a trade.  But not for financial reasons, though the money I make and some of my friends in trade make isn't all that significantly disparate.  The reason is working environment.  

    My friends from growing up don't get together all that often anymore, but when we do their mild stories would all be 100% firing offenses in any office job.  We can joke around in an office, but it is mainly g-rated and you still have that worry about offending someone.  My best friend is in the demolition union - you can say and do whatever you want and offending someone isn't a worry at all.  They work hard but work in a very unoppressive and free environment where they can say anything they want.  His work is physically exhausting, and my work isn't exhausting.  The environment I work in is mentally exhausting.  

    At his work they haze new guys and all that, but they also take care of them.  They all chipped in to get a kid a prostitute that struck out with all the normal girls they tried to hook him up with.  I'm sure he gets made fun of relentlessly, but they also include him on everything and take him out with them all the time.  Its not just a job - its like a friendship community.

    But, I've also been looking back into my time as an infantryman in a similar light.  You can literally say anything and never worry about getting in trouble for it (for the most part, as long as you keep it within and don't say anything when there are poques around).  But that freedom came with shit I don't tend to think about - like dusk to dawn road marches, living outside like a monkey for months, being shot at, 12 mile runs, etc.  

    I think I would be happier if I went the trade route - but I don't know.  There could be elements of working in the demolition union I find worse than the oppressiveness and lack of real human-connections you get in an office environment.  
    JamesGoblinlaseritCryomatrix
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,027
    blamo2000 said:


    I think I would be happier if I went the trade route - but I don't know.  There could be elements of working in the demolition union I find worse than the oppressiveness and lack of real human-connections you get in an office environment.  
    I worked construction to make money for college and I remember being so exhausted I'd come home from work and lie down in the middle of the living room and just go to sleep.

    I know what you mean about the comparison from white collar jobs to blue collar jobs. I suppose pros and cons to each though.
    JamesGoblinblamo2000Torval



  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,020
    Sovrath said:
    blamo2000 said:


    I think I would be happier if I went the trade route - but I don't know.  There could be elements of working in the demolition union I find worse than the oppressiveness and lack of real human-connections you get in an office environment.  
    I worked construction to make money for college and I remember being so exhausted I'd come home from work and lie down in the middle of the living room and just go to sleep.

    I know what you mean about the comparison from white collar jobs to blue collar jobs. I suppose pros and cons to each though.
    There's a certain feeling of fulfillment I got during my time working as a landscaper (not lawn-mowing, but real heavy duty landscaping, like digging and installing sprinkler systems, fountains, pathways, etc.).  Being able to dust myself off at the end of the day and see the fruits of my labor in someone's yard was a great feeling.

    It was physically exhausting.  We started at the ass crack of dawn and worked til it got too dark to see.  But we could see and touch our final product, and it made it a lot easier to be proud of one's work.
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  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member UncommonPosts: 635
    Sovrath said:
    blamo2000 said:


    I think I would be happier if I went the trade route - but I don't know.  There could be elements of working in the demolition union I find worse than the oppressiveness and lack of real human-connections you get in an office environment.  
    I worked construction to make money for college and I remember being so exhausted I'd come home from work and lie down in the middle of the living room and just go to sleep.

    I know what you mean about the comparison from white collar jobs to blue collar jobs. I suppose pros and cons to each though.
    I did roofing while I was going to college, and the summers were brutal working in the sun all day.  We got laid of during the winter (and collected unemployment), but it was still really hard physical work even when the weather wasn't ridiculous like in the summer.

    But, we all still went out a lot. In the infantry I was physically exhausted almost all the time, but when they let us off we all still went out and laughed and joked, etc.  Working in an office just sucks the fun of life out of you and ensures you are always a little anxious all the time, a little worried all the time, and weary with your guard up all the time.

    That doesn't mean to each their own.  I just honestly think I would be happier in a more openly masculine environment where you didn't worry about saying the wrong thing or something you say being misconstrued or office politics.  If this is true for me - I am sure the opposite is also true.  There are probably guys working in a trade right now that would love an office environment. 


    I guess my point is - consider what will make you happy and financially sound, rather than just assuming the only path to success is college and an environment you aren't wired for.  I'm also saying this and giving this advice after my father is dead and not having to consider telling him I wasn't going to college.  It was a huge deal to him and he sacrificed everything for us so just shirking it would have crushed him.  

    I also say this hypocritically as I really, really want all my kids to get graduate degrees.  And I would never tell them if I had to do it again I would go into a trade.  I can't explain my hypocrisy; all I can do is admit I am one. 
  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member UncommonPosts: 635
    Sovrath said:
    blamo2000 said:


    I think I would be happier if I went the trade route - but I don't know.  There could be elements of working in the demolition union I find worse than the oppressiveness and lack of real human-connections you get in an office environment.  
    I worked construction to make money for college and I remember being so exhausted I'd come home from work and lie down in the middle of the living room and just go to sleep.

    I know what you mean about the comparison from white collar jobs to blue collar jobs. I suppose pros and cons to each though.

    Just to add I don't think it is purely white collar versus blue collar.  Most of my friends growing up joined trades that don't allow them to work in a "free" environment.  I think the vast amount of blue collar jobs are in a mainly oppressive environment.  One of my friends does bathrooms, another is a non-commercial plumber.  Both are constantly around people they not only have to watch their mouths around, but have to be far more careful with their words and attitudes than I do.  According to them - most home owners are huge pricks that will put huge effort into destroying you for very silly reasons.   
  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 448
    So, you left 'the ladies' in their original packaging and haven't even blown them up yet?!

    Some things don't have to be treated like collector's items!

    Grats on 5K!

    Gut Out!
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  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 10,600
    kitarad said:
    I was rooting for your country to win the World Cup. 

    You guys were incredible. 

    I see the men here have you covered. As an older woman let me just say it's not that important in life right now to get a girlfriend from my point of view. Job is definitely the top priority . I wish my son would just get one too.
    Get him on here and we will sort him out. :)

    Seriously, taking advice from random internet people is not a good idea, we always used to say that back before social media started. But when social media started everybody on it felt they have the right to give everybody else advice about every bloody thing going. From what they should eat, to how they should live their lives. Bonkers. :)

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