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Old 03-12-2016, 05:06 PM   #181
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Just got high and got a pedicure from a smoking hot young Chinese lady

 
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:47 PM   #182
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:29 PM   #183
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:45 PM   #184
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If she's not willing to respond, then she wasn't the one.
actually she did eventually respond and we are going to smoke weed tomorrow. my anxiety is probably a bigger obstacle to being successful with this online dating thing than any outside force

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I actually LOLed at this I dunno why

 
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:58 PM   #185
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So this Saturday night I ordered a 1lb cake for myself for no special occasion because I've lost control of my life

 
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:17 PM   #186
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actually she did eventually respond and we are going to smoke weed tomorrow. my anxiety is probably a bigger obstacle to being successful with this online dating thing than any outside force
see what i mean? americans are tramps. so easy.
where i'm at ladies are horrifically arrogant and difficult. like, just getting ONE single introduction chat with somebody ON A DATING SITE is so goddamn difficult.

i think the problem is all this tinder culture has caused people to enjoy idly scrolling through thousands of profiles more than the real deal, of having to "settle" and meet just one person, who is naturally not the ultimate fusion of every fantasy you've ever had of a romantic interest

i know i'm bitter, fuck off

 
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:14 PM   #187
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Who is providing the session?

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:38 AM   #188
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see what i mean? americans are tramps. so easy.
where i'm at ladies are horrifically arrogant and difficult. like, just getting ONE single introduction chat with somebody ON A DATING SITE is so goddamn difficult.

i think the problem is all this tinder culture has caused people to enjoy idly scrolling through thousands of profiles more than the real deal, of having to "settle" and meet just one person, who is naturally not the ultimate fusion of every fantasy you've ever had of a romantic interest

i know i'm bitter, fuck off
I did not realize the way online dating, or at least tinder, changes the way you see people. It's total sensory overload. I've seen pictures of so many women sometimes I can't even tell if they are attractive to me or not. It's really weird. I read that people who have a smaller pool of prospective mates are more likely to be in happy, successful relationships than people with more choices.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:55 AM   #189
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Who is providing the session?
okcupid.

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I did not realize the way online dating, or at least tinder, changes the way you see people. It's total sensory overload. I've seen pictures of so many women sometimes I can't even tell if they are attractive to me or not. It's really weird. I read that people who have a smaller pool of prospective mates are more likely to be in happy, successful relationships than people with more choices.
as with everything else the age of internet has brought along, things got out of hand and what was once a novelty that had upsides (allowing shy people to overcome their social barriers) has become a monstrous alienating industry that essentially only pushes people further apart.

jeez i'm really in a bad mood lately, i need to stop venting. i mean i do get matches and chat with girls trying to make stuff happen and all that stuff, but it all feels very lonely to me. maybe it's because it's all the more searing considering i (sort of) recently came out of a very long serious relationship

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:09 AM   #190
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it does feel very alienating. it's also very weird because you start to see patterns in the kinds of things people write about themselves or the kinds of pictures they take and it becomes this big amorphous wave of meme phrases and movie quotes. I'm so tired of hearing about how people like brunch, coffee, travel, and bourbon. also pictures of tigers and pictures of machu picchu.

"Exploring DC one glass of wine at a time"

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:36 AM   #191
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:37 AM   #192
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what's worse though is that i can't play this game. like, i'm so bad at presenting myself or writing a short synopsis about myself. i'm too self aware and it always comes out terrible

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:09 AM   #193
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I've read studies where, when people have more choices, they end up dissatisfied. For example, you pick some hat you like out of 10 hats. You're told that after two weeks you can keep the same hat, or change the hat. Or you're not given that option. People not given the option to change end up happier with their decision, presumably because they are already done completely with the decision process and committed to a certain hat.

Can't find the study but it exists. Also, people show interesting patterns after they've chosen certain things, for example if they choose certain characteristics as desirable, they are more likely to say they have those traits. And the more choices we have, the less time we have to critically evaluate all of them, so we end up narrowing it down by something like price, or brand name, without investigating it further. Really works well when only a few companies, for example, make 1000 cereals. https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schw...ce?language=en

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:25 AM   #194
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every time I eat at a restaurant I think about how smaller menus are better for this reason. too many choices, too many paths, and there is just too much second-guessing and doubt about one's decisions

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:37 AM   #195
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every time I eat at a restaurant I think about how smaller menus are better for this reason. too many choices, too many paths, and there is just too much second-guessing and doubt about one's decisions
smaller menus mostly mean better quality food.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:22 AM   #196
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I'm all about big portions.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:09 AM   #197
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:04 PM   #198
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:05 PM   #199
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It always seems like a decent idea to go but I have always regretted it.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:07 PM   #200
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Himalayan Restaurant...Nepali, Indian and Tibetan buffet all in one. So good.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:50 PM   #201
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I was going to meet up with tinder girl tonight but she is tired and cancelled. I am ridiculously anxious about actually meeting someone from the internet. I haven't gone on a real first date with a girl in like 6 years. I don't know how I ever used to do this

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:46 PM   #202
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It always seems like a decent idea to go but I have always regretted it.
Totally, except this one time they had breakfast at lunch and I just ate a ton of french toast. They have a ton of variety but none of it is actually better than decent. I've been maybe 5 times

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:49 PM   #203
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okcupid.
OkCupid are shouting weed, these days?

Sounds like one of those paid-for features, reserved only to those that aren't shy about weird shit on their credit card statements.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:28 PM   #204
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There are also coke dates if you're willing to pay an extra 100 a month.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:12 PM   #205
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i slept last night in a bed with two gay dudes. it was weird. i was so close to the edge i almost fell off.

i think i should go to the shelter.

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:12 PM   #206
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I was going to meet up with tinder girl tonight but she is tired and cancelled. I am ridiculously anxious about actually meeting someone from the internet. I haven't gone on a real first date with a girl in like 6 years. I don't know how I ever used to do this
gaaaaaah. She said she had a busy weekend and was tired, I said no problem let me know if you want to reschedule, she said, "Thanks for understanding "

then unmatched me a few hours later

how can this be so hard

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:37 PM   #207
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:41 PM   #208
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gaaaaaah. She said she had a busy weekend and was tired, I said no problem let me know if you want to reschedule, she said, "Thanks for understanding "

then unmatched me a few hours later

how can this be so hard
how old are you?

I know tinder makes it difficult for those who are 27+
Try another platform

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:56 PM   #209
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yeah I'm 27. This woman was only 21. I just will never understand the way people act when they are interacting with potential romantic interests. If she wasn't interested in going out why didn't she just say that? If she was and then changed her mind, why didn't she just tell me honestly instead of randomly ghosting me? I know this kind of thing is super common and not exclusively a problem with me or something, I just don't get it and it is discouraging.

We weren't even explicitly going out on "a date" I don't think, we had mostly been talking about how we didn't know anyone around here and it would be cool to meet new people, which makes it even more confusing, like maybe I did do something? Why wouldn't she at least want to meet me in person?

 
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:00 PM   #210
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People are just fickle.

 
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