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Old February 13 2014, 09:21 PM   #46
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Re: list of boyfriend rules

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23. Plays the piano and writes me goofy love songs
27. (probably not artistically inclined at all.)
The list is half in jest. It's up to him to figure out which half is which.
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Old February 13 2014, 09:24 PM   #47
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My jesting half is always the bottom half.



Why? What did I say?
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Old February 13 2014, 09:29 PM   #48
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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.
You know if i had a partner, I don't think I would mind if she earned more than me. We are after all supposed to be living in the 21st century.
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Old February 13 2014, 09:35 PM   #49
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My list is basically "Be a good person." Everything either follows from that or is negotiable.
I have a few more likes than that, but in general I tend to agree. I used to be a lot more picky, but that didn't really help me find someone; it just made me unpleasantly judgmental. I still am, of course, but to a lesser extent.
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Old February 13 2014, 09:42 PM   #50
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I don't have a list. I think I am pretty easy to get along with, my reputation here notwithstanding.
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Old February 13 2014, 09:56 PM   #51
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23. Plays the piano and writes me goofy love songs
27. (probably not artistically inclined at all.)
The list is half in jest. It's up to him to figure out which half is which.
Obviously the cats are the most important.

If I was dating and a man told me he "hated" cats (people do say this) I would get up and walk out. Indifference, okay. Prefer dogs, okay. Hate cats? No.
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Old February 13 2014, 11:34 PM   #52
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I hate cats. They hate me, too.
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Old February 13 2014, 11:43 PM   #53
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Be awesome. That is all.
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Old February 14 2014, 12:58 AM   #54
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The trouble is, a lot of supposedly adult men and women never outgrow this kind of list-making.

21. No farting. Have the decency to leave the room or silence a non-stinker

What?
I've seen that Mythbusters where Kari did the pretty girls don't fart myth. Embrace the gas.

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Old February 14 2014, 01:02 AM   #55
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My list is basically "Be a good person." Everything either follows from that or is negotiable.
I was doing well right up until you listed that one requirement, and then I was out.
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Old February 14 2014, 08:50 AM   #56
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well, there's always room for improovement.

Also, having a perfect mate might backfire by making oneself feel imperfect.
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My consort makes two times what I earn. She is also 7 years older than me.

I'm a toy boy!
you don't happen to have a younger brother or a spare clone, do you? *plugs in halo*

I'm propably as picky as the girls. Here are my 10 commandments for BFs (not sorted by importance) :

1) has perfect manners under all circumstances
2) respects everyone
3) has a decent income and ideally a house with garden in a quiet area (I must think of my old age, after all!)
4) needn't share my political views but must by no means be right-wing (that's a conditio sine qua non!)
5) must be a non-smoker
6) should not drink alcohol (at least not so much that he gets drunk)
7) must be friendly to animals
8) must be intelligent
9) should act environmentally friendly
10) must be honest (no white lies!)
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Old February 14 2014, 10:07 AM   #57
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I'm propably as picky as the girls. Here are my 10 commandments for BFs (not sorted by importance) :

1) has perfect manners under all circumstances
Don't give a shit..
2) respects everyone
Nope, some people don't deserve respect (racists etc..)
3) has a decent income and ideally a house with garden in a quiet area (I must think of my old age, after all!)
I have my own house so I don't care but I can see how this might be a strong preference for some. However "quiet area" is not my thing.

4) needn't share my political views but must by no means be right-wing (that's a conditio sine qua non!)
Totally agree.

5) must be a non-smoker
I don't care, but if you do smoke do it outside kthx.
6) should not drink alcohol (at least not so much that he gets drunk)
Don't care, but please don't be either an alcoholic or an AA devotee.
7) must be friendly to animals
NO irrational domestic pet hatreds.
8) must be intelligent
Yes.
9) should act environmentally friendly
Don't give a shit about this.
10) must be honest (no white lies!)
Yeah. No spin, no bs, no soft sell, hard sell, any sell. Bald is beautiful baby.
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Old February 14 2014, 11:02 AM   #58
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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.
Wow, just like "RJDiogenes."

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I drive, but my husband doesn't. Also, he does the gardening. Ah, I miss the Red Green show.
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1) has perfect manners under all circumstances
All circumstances... except when I'm alone.

2) respects everyone
Well, I respect everyone's Rights, but individual respect has to be earned.

3) has a decent income and ideally a house with garden in a quiet area (I must think of my old age, after all!)
In good financial shape, but currently residing in the city; the intention, though, is to move to the country upon retirement.

4) needn't share my political views but must by no means be right-wing (that's a conditio sine qua non!)
I'm about as far from Right Wing as it gets. I'm also about as far from Left Wing as it gets.

5) must be a non-smoker
Oh, yes.

6) should not drink alcohol (at least not so much that he gets drunk)
I do enjoy the occasional Twisted Tea.

7) must be friendly to animals
I love animals.

8) must be intelligent
Me so smart.

9) should act environmentally friendly
I'm even biodegradable.

10) must be honest (no white lies!)
I would never, ever, ever tell a lie to spare someone's feelings.
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Old February 14 2014, 11:51 PM   #59
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Re: list of boyfriend rules

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21. No farting. Have the decency to leave the room or silence a non-stinker
Todays Trek BBS top tip: matches. One thing we learned when me, my brother and my cousin where all three bachelors with not the best eating habits in the world (mine and bros habits have since considerably improved) living together, we sort of realized that it was inevitable that someone would let one off when we where hanging out on evenings in front of the TV. Hence, we learned to keep matches on the table. Whenever someone expelled some gas, he'd light a match and then extinguish it a moment later to cover the smell. Works wonders and saves your nose.


I'll probably do a list tomorrow, just for the hell of it.
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Old February 15 2014, 12:18 AM   #60
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I thought that was a pretty good list, given the ages of the writers!

My own list would be:

kind to humans and animals
respects others
intelligent
not right-wing politically
good hygiene
no smoking, no recreational drugs, minimal alcohol

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#6 and #8 are also out...6 for obvious reasons, and 8 because I personally have a voice that sounds like the bass part from "Sussudio" and/or a 45-rpm single played at 33.
Speaking as one who has actually heard your voice in real life… there is nothing wrong with it!
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