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Old 01-17-2005, 05:36 PM   #1
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the complexities of one, the impossibilities of two

any of you ever been on a blind date?

the idea behind it is certainly quite simple, but should anyone be willing to examine it for what it's really worth, blind dates are anything but simple.

it starts at childhood. kindergarten, perhaps even preschool. being "attracted" to that special someone, or to, perhaps, several people is something instilled at an incredibly young age.

it is in us to love. it's quite beautiful really.

and the older you get, the more complicated it gets. back to kindergarten, it's so obvious to see who likes who. it's sweet. i know there was one girl i was with all the time for the first four years of school. looking back, and if i try to remember, i don't think looks really even meant anything back then. not at all! honestly. it was just a mutual attraction of carachters - ironically perhaps, the most pure of loves.

all at the age of five.

that's about when things begin to change, i guess. people grow older, and either become more comfortable with who they are, or digress and feel themselves dissolve into a state of unapproachable darkness.

by the time they're in junior high, slightly more serious "relationships" evolve, though generally speaking, these are the most shallow of them all. truly everything is based on popularity and looks at this point, and very little on true feelings.

throughout high school it's a bit of the same, though a matured mind slowly but surely begins to register some common sense when looking for the right mate.

and after high school, well, people get desperate.

and that's why they agree to blind dates. they know deep down that while they may still be young, they're certainly older than they were yesterday, and are gonna be even older tommorow.

the thought of children, their own family, and being successful together is perhaps a pipedream simply not within everyone's grasp.

and that, my friends, is a terrible, terrible realisation.

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Old 01-17-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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My kidnergarten boyfriend...I don't know why now, but I called him Luke Pancake....
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Blind dates can work....

I met my ex on a blind date (so maybe you will say it didn't work b/c he's my ex? I don't know).....didn't think anything would come out of it, but I always like to meet new people so said yes. We ended up being together over two years...
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J. Rothman. He was my first childhood crush in nursery school.

I have been on one blind date and it worked out for a short time. We dated for about 9 mths.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:27 PM   #6
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My last relationship was a blind date set up. My sister in law was responsible for setting it up. I guess it worked to a certain extent because I was with the girl I was set up with for 4 years. So it can work, to a certain degree. I know a few couples that met that way also.
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Wanna go out, zoomerang?

With me?
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:17 PM   #9
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Don't really like the idea of them, to be honest.

Sometimes people tend to see you a certain way and then they project that vision of you on other people and convince themselves that you'd be perfect together.

You meet the person and want to puke.

Or something like that anyway.
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:23 PM   #10
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When I was at University females were offered one free match at a professional matchmaking thingie. The agency had signed more men then women, hence the scouting for females. And the free dates for women. I think this is pretty standard practice actually.

Some of us signed up for a laugh. My "one" free match turned into about 10. lol. Most of them were nice. Only one stood me up, and only one was a weirdo.

Needless to say the one I really liked didn't like me, and the one that adored me I wasn't interested in
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:28 PM   #11
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the pipedream is not all it's cracked up to be.

and THAT is an even more terrible realization.
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I was engaged in second grade to a guy named Matt L. He gave me a ring made out of a sparkly pipe cleaner during our Christmas pagent rehersal. He used to call me "Baby Love."
Someone told me he was in prison, so he'll probably come knocking on my door one of these days. "I've been waiting alot of years for you!"

Anyway, I did a date, which is basically a blind date. It was horrible. I would never ever go again, even if beggars can't be choosers.
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One blind date; were together for three months afterwards.

A few semi-blind dates via the internet dating site - even when you see the picture the real-life person still looks NOTHING like it when you finally meet in the flesh.
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lol@ kieran
Ill never help the guy with the broken arm move the sofa into his van! like to hear more about this weirdo ...

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