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Old February 12 2014, 08:16 PM   #16
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Well I'm left handed, and it's been my experience that it's rare (but not impossible) for lefties to have 'nice' handwriting. I read something a long time ago about this; since lefties drag their hand across what they just wrote, everything gets put out of alignment since you can't see what you just wrote, or something like that. My handwriting isn't horrible, but it's certainly not as neat as right handers. Looking at the people that I know, left handers always have worse handwriting that right handers.
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Old February 12 2014, 08:30 PM   #17
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It's a list by a couple of children take if for what it is. We could all do a list of what we want in a boy/girlfriend. But surely the only thing that needs to be on the list is 'To accept each other for who and what they are'
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Old February 12 2014, 08:38 PM   #18
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Well I'm left handed, and it's been my experience that it's rare (but not impossible) for lefties to have 'nice' handwriting. I read something a long time ago about this; since lefties drag their hand across what they just wrote, everything gets put out of alignment since you can't see what you just wrote, or something like that. My handwriting isn't horrible, but it's certainly not as neat as right handers. Looking at the people that I know, left handers always have worse handwriting that right handers.
Yep. Another southpaw here, and without lined paper everything I write slopes downward towards the right as I can't see what I've already written. Still, it's better for me than for my parents' generation, when left-handed children were forced to become right-handed. I'm convinced my aunt was born left-handed because she's always had poor hand-eye coordination and her handwriting is atrocious.
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Old February 12 2014, 10:21 PM   #19
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Some of the points are pretty judgmental (last name, wtf?).
When you're six and nine, name-based insults are like the ultimate schoolyard slam, so it's probably thinking along those lines.

How many young lives has Shirley Shirley bo-burly banana-fana fo-firley Ellis ruined with that damn Name Game song she wrote? How many?
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Old February 12 2014, 11:06 PM   #20
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Re: list of boyfriend rules

I only have 3 rules:

1. Good Hygiene
2. A Kind Intelligence
3. A Need for Snuggles

These young ladies are over-thinking it.
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Old February 12 2014, 11:30 PM   #21
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The trouble is, a lot of supposedly adult men and women never outgrow this kind of list-making.
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Old February 12 2014, 11:56 PM   #22
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Good Hygiene, No Smoking or heavy drinking.
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Old February 13 2014, 02:23 AM   #23
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I only have 3 rules:

1. Good Hygiene
2. A Kind Intelligence
3. A Need for Snuggles

These young ladies are over-thinking it.
A pretty good list.
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Old February 13 2014, 02:44 AM   #24
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I'm glad they are over thinking it. They have clearly thought about their own needs and their own plans for a future life in a way that goes far beyond and Prince Charming idea.
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Old February 13 2014, 04:01 AM   #25
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11) nice jewellry

you were it?
Women as jewelry and tokens?
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Old February 13 2014, 11:23 AM   #26
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1) nice handwriting
I don't really use handwriting, but I can print up a storm. I learned from Artie Simek.

2) cuteness
Make that... too cuteness.

3) likes parents
I visit my Mom every Saturday.

4) not living with parents
Not since 1982.

5) good manners
The goodest.

6) good artist
What about writing? Sure, art is essential, and I'm not bad at it, but writing is really more intricate, complex, and layered, and stuff.

7) dresses well
Absolutely. Just like my idol, Columbo.

8) takes you to nice place
I know the best Chat Rooms.

9) nice place
Meaning mine? Sure, if you like a cross between The Old Curiosity Shop and an Amazon warehouse.

10) likes children / wants children
Tolerates children, would rather die than have children.

11) nice jewellry
Laughs at jewelry.

12) listens
Intently. To music and old radio shows.

13) don't pick your nose
There's stuff in there. Stuff that has to come out!

14) no kissing on first date
That was around 1974, so it's water under the bridge.

15) marry someone who respects you
Doesn't believe in marriage. Would certainly only live with someone if there was mutual respect.

16) smart
Off the scale.

17) good cook
Nobody can nuke a Healthy Choice dinner like me.

18) has a good job
Fantastic. Secure with great benefits. And I work from home. It's like a dream.

19) always happy
In some sense....

20) clean
Very, except when I'm not.

21) respect different religions
I treat all religions with equal cynicism.

22) last name not weird
I don't know. It seems simple enough, but I keep getting "Hutchinson," "Hutchings," "Hutchens," etc.

23) very fun
I can't get enough of myself.

24) makes you laugh
"At" or "with?"

25) eats healthy
At this point I have no choice.

26) takes care of baby
Baby? What baby?

27) doesn't tattle tale
I change the names to protect the innocent.

28) brushes teeth and flosses
What teeth there are left, yes.

29) likes YOUR job
Sure, but not enough to do it.

30) takes care of pet
I treat my pets like people.

A weird last name wouldn't be much of a hindrance since nowadays (at least in my country) it's no prob at all for the husband to take on the name of his wife.
One of my biggest pet peeves my whole life has been women changing their names to their husbands.' Men changing their names to their wives' doesn't have the same history, but it's still not pleasing. People should keep their real names.
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Old February 13 2014, 02:05 PM   #27
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^well, if you took my name, you wouldn't get letters to "Hutchinson" anymore. But only some 30 people on the planet could spell or write your new name correctly.
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Some things on the list rub me the wrong way, too, especially the more superficial ones and the ones people have no choice over.

All in all, they seem to be rather picky.
LOL they are indeed But so am I, to be honest.
What fascinated me about that list was that with some of their rules they stick to the classical stereotypes (nice jewelry), with others you almost hear their parents speaking (no kissing on first date), others again are very child-like (the good handwriting) and a few so absolutely hit the bulls eye with that amazing clarity only children and fools have (don't attack me! It's a German proverb I translated literally: Kinder und Narren sagen die Wahrheit).

What impressed me most is that point about the future BF having to like her job. Amen to that, sisters! After decades it's still a social drama here in Bavaria when the woman earns better than the man. Many a marriage has been divorced over this.

Chemahkuu's precise comment was quite interesting for me as it shows what he would consider a matter of fact.
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Old February 13 2014, 03:21 PM   #28
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What impressed me most is that point about the future BF having to like her job. Amen to that, sisters!
What if she's got a shitty, boring job?
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Old February 13 2014, 03:55 PM   #29
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Good point. Take the job market at the moment, which is in bad shape. Many people have to take whatever job they can get, whether or not they like the job.
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Old February 13 2014, 04:34 PM   #30
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After decades it's still a social drama here in Bavaria when the woman earns better than the man. Many a marriage has been divorced over this.
My consort makes two times what I earn. She is also 7 years older than me.

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