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  1. #21

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    Here's something I read off GQ, seems to fit right in with this thread___

    SHE'S GOT GAME

    You might dream about a girl who loves sports as much as you do, who knows Ben Wallace from Rasheed Wallace. But we’re here to tell you: Careful what you wish for

    I used to work in D.C. with a golf nut named Chuck. He played four times a week, practiced his putting stroke during meetings, and traded IM flurries with his foursome partners the way some guys do with their girlfriends. Chuck was smart, funny, and halfway handsome, in a Justin Leonard kind of way, but hadn’t dated seriously in years. “Girls always end up feeling like they’re in competition with my love for golf,” he explained. “And golf always wins.”

    Then Chuck started going out with a woman he’d met at his favorite course. She could play. She read Golf Digest. She could drill a 3-iron. Chuck talked endlessly about her and her “brilliant” golf game. “She nailed eight fairways on the back nine and got up and down out of a trap on seventeen,” he once told me. “She tees off from the fucking tips, dude.” Before long, Chuck’s new girlfriend was joining his regular group on Saturdays. Chuck was living the dream.

    It didn’t take long for the grumbling to begin. “Basically, the guys weren’t having it,” he says. And they made their feelings clear to Chuck, who found himself in an agonizing predicament—ditch his friends or ditch his dream girl. “The truth is,” he says, “it was more fun when it was just me and the guys.” Chuck’s girlfriend wasn’t too psyched when he suggested that she could play with them, um, maybe a little less often? She took her clubs and bailed. “The only place I see her these days is in the newspaper when she wins some of these local tournaments,” Chuck says.

    I can’t say I blame him for any of this. If you’re like Chuck—or like me, for that matter—sports are more than your passion; they’re your lifeblood. And as life becomes more and more complicated—jobs, girlfriends, wives, kids—it becomes harder and harder to fit them in without causing stress in your relationships. So the idea of finding a woman who enjoys sports as much as you do—someone who lives for a round of golf on Saturday, who digs SportsCenter—is pretty damn appealing.

    Or at least that’s what I used to think.

    My sport is basketball. On summer evenings, I go by all the parks in Ann Arbor looking for a game. There are few better feelings in life than walking up to the court, tossing down your keys, and exchanging a subtle nod with the other fiends. But what is it about playing ball that makes it my religion?

    Sports occupy a parallel universe, one that’s appealingly different from my real life. For starters, it’s possible to win—clean and simple. Watching sports on TV works the same way: When your team wins, you win, too. For a moment, everything feels right in the world. Real lives don’t work like this. Victory is rarely so clear-cut. But the true magic of entering your sports universe is that all the problems of real life recede. You’re never going to be fretting about your sorry LSAT scores while you’re driving to the hoop.

    Women, naturally, don’t want you disappearing into another universe. They’re in a relationship with you because they want to spend time with you, not hang out alone in the house while you head to your buddy’s place to watch six straight hours of football. And because they’re bound to see sports as a competitor, they give you grief for indulging in them. Which is why that fantasy you’ve always nurtured, of finding a woman who loves sports as much as you do, has such everlasting allure.

    But gentlemen, you gots to listen up. I don’t like bursting bubbles, but this is one of those things—like dating a 19-year-old—that sound great in theory but fall apart when put to the test. Yes, if your girlfriend loved sports, you wouldn’t have to negotiate for the right to go to that Pistons game. But the truth is, combining separate universes leads to disaster. (Think Total Recall.) Bringing a woman into your sports universe crashes the mainframe. Ask my old coworker Chuck the golfer. He learned something axiomatic: Guys want to play sports with other guys, not your girlfriend.

    The same goes for watching sports. When you watch a game with her in the room—even if she’s as passionate about sports as you are—her mere presence is enough to pull you out of your alternate universe, back into real life. My friend Tim, a jazz saxophonist and die-hard Pistons fan, dated a girl who was also into the team. “I watched the whole 2005 playoffs with her, and it was a nightmare,” he says. “She’d yell at the TV every single time a call went against us. I tried to explain to her, you can’t argue every call—I mean, that’s how you lose credibility with the refs. She was like, ‘We’re thousands of miles from the arena. They can’t hear us!’ Not to be superstitious, but I think she may have cost us that Game 7 in San Antonio.” Tim and his girlfriend split up soon after.

    In April I went to a Tigers game with my dad. He’s a huge sports fan and played five years of semipro baseball himself. He’s still pretty hard-core about it, too: When he goes to the ballpark, he brings a mitt and buys a scorecard and pencil. He always seemed to pull off the husband-father-sports-nut thing pretty well, so I asked him: Do you think sports and girlfriends can ever successfully mix?

    “The thing you’re looking for,” he said, “is not a woman to play sports with you or watch sports with you but a woman who understands how important sports can be. A woman who supports your passion and loves that you love sports.” He went on, “I never really played sports with your mother, but she understood their role in my life, because she was an athlete, too. She played lacrosse, she rode horses, she loved sailing.” She understood, he said, that there were times that he just needed to get out and go for a run or field some grounders or sit on the couch and watch nine innings of a Tigers game. “That doesn’t mean you have to find an athlete to date. Any woman who has passions—gardening, painting, whatever—she’s gonna understand and respect whatever makes you happy.”
    But, I said, isn’t it strange to compartmentalize your love of sports and your relationship? Did you ever try to find ways to share this stuff with Mom?

    “Your mother went to home games at Michigan Stadium with me for years,” he said. “This is the biggest football stadium in the world. She’d bring a book and read. But she’d come to the games, and I appreciated that. She loved the wave.

    “I’ll tell you what happens, though. One day you have kids and you don’t have to wish anymore that you had a girlfriend who loved sports. Because if you love sports, you can teach your kid to love sports, and that’s the best feeling in life.” He passed me his mitt, scorecard, and pencil. “I’m going to get another beer,” he said. “Score this half inning for me. Any foul balls come this way, you know what to do.”
    FRIENDS LANG KAMI

  2. #22

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    Pay attention boys and girls...

    10 Ways to Ruin a First Date

    By Kathryn Lord

    Special to Yahoo! Personals

    1. Don't look like your picture. Post an old picture from when you were thinner or had more hair.

    Or you could post a photo of someone else: your daughter (folks always say you could be twins, right?), a model you plucked from an online site (hey, didn't you say you always wanted to be a model?), or your "sort of" twin brother (non-identical).

    2. Don't make any special effort to present yourself well. Dress for a first meeting the way you would for a Saturday night at home, rationalizing that you want to appear "real" and be liked for the way that you are.
    Maybe it is a kindness to show, right up front, what your date's Saturday nights would be like if they were to marry you!

    3. Be late. Nothing says you couldn't care less than to be late. While arriving early might give you the advantage of being able to see your date before he/she sees you, being late implies you are too important to be polite.

    4. Forget your wallet. Male or female, the "I forgot my wallet" schtick is the fastest route to being labeled cheap.

    If you are a guy and this is a coffee date, springing for both cups is a bargain-rate way to look good. And ladies, men notice if you offer to pay, even if they insist on opening their wallet for your latte.

    5. Use your cell phone. Go ahead, plunk your cell phone down on the table between the two of you, leave it on and answer every call, taking as long as you want while ignoring your date.

    Cell phones are the best excuse for blanket rudeness that has been invented. They have no place on a date, except as a safety mechanism.

    6. Brag. My grandma used to say "Don't brag," and when you are on a date, she was -- and is -- so right.
    However, if you can't resist, talk about the price you paid for your car, flash your Rolex, and prop your implants on the table. Tell how important you are at work and how many men or women are dropping at your feet.

    See how your date reacts... if they are still at the table.

    7. Complain. Whine. Grouse. Say how no one listens to you and you are looking for someone who will.

    Go on and on about your health problems or, better yet, your dietary quirks. Then notice that your date is in such a rotten mood, whine about that, and chalk this date up to yet another one of those horrid experiences.

    8. Be rude. To your date, and to everyone around you. Talk down to the waitperson and don't leave a tip. Complain to the management about the poor service. Ask your date what the last STD they had was or whether they are still fertile.

    If you must, really pull out the stops and get all your orifices going: burp, pass gas, scratch scabs, pick your nose or blow it on your hand.

    9. Try to get sexy. Tell your date that she is turning you on and you want to see her naked. Move in too close too fast, hugging, touching or kissing, despite what your date is signaling.

    Grab his butt when you meet. Wear clothes that are too short, too tight and in general too slutty. Talk sexy and do it loud.

    10. Tell dirty, racist or just plain poor-taste stories. You know that you are funny, especially after you have a couple of drinks. If it is a coffee date, then stop off for a couple of quick ones before you get there.

    You know that men (or women) like a good sexy joke, so fire away. And most people think that racist or bathroom stories are hilarious, so your date should too. After all, you want a partner who can take a joke, don't you?
    FRIENDS LANG KAMI

  3. #23

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    Do married couples still date?
    FRIENDS LANG KAMI

  4. #24

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    Oo naman. Pag utos ni kumander.

  5. #25

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    So, any love and dating stories to start off the new year...?
    FRIENDS LANG KAMI

  6. #26

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT



    matatapos na ang taon, wala pa ring married couples na nag-share.

    baka raw kasi ma-hack ng mg missus at magulat pag nalamang may dine-date pala si mister...
    BASTA'T SEKSI.... LIBRE (since 1979).

  7. #27

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    You know what they keep saying about women that "No means No"...?

    I wonder, at a practical level, up to what point can a woman say "no"...?

    Let's say you've run all the bases already, slid safely into home plate, as it were. Home plate! Can a woman really still say "no"...?

    Come on, this is home plate for godsakes, siguro naman sa punto na 'yan, dapat naman wala ng bawian.

  8. #28

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    Why is it almost impossible to get a room during this time of year...?

  9. #29

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Miguel
    Why is it almost impossible to get a room during this time of year...?
    Sunod-sunod mga Christmas party, dami nag party, lahat yata ng opisina nag party. A perfect alibi to stay out late and arrive home early next day.

    Simply, the party itself is the perfect excuse to give the spouses. ;D

    Hon', xmas party ng companya, baga umagahin na ako nang uwi....

    Hon', xmas party ng department, uumagahin....

    Hon', may party para sa mga client....
    We had a head start in this game. At one time we had a glorious 3rd place finish in the World Championship and was the undisputed power in Asia. But the world has learned how to play it. They may not be as good as us,but they have enough smarts to make use of their height. That is enough to beat us.

  10. #30

    Re: LOVE, SEX, DATING and OTHER STUFF WE'D RATHER NOT TALK ABOUT

    Quote Originally Posted by oca
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Miguel
    Why is it almost impossible to get a room during this time of year...?
    Sunod-sunod mga Christmas party, dami nag party, lahat yata ng opisina nag party. A perfect alibi to stay out late and arrive home early next day.

    Simply, the party itself is the perfect excuse to give the spouses. ;D

    Hon', xmas party ng companya, baga umagahin na ako nang uwi....

    Hon', xmas party ng department, uumagahin....

    Hon', may party para sa mga client....
    Hahaha. Sam, it's true a lot of x-mas parties are now being held inside hotel rooms/suites. I've attended three last month and these are real x-mas parties, especially for really small businesses/companies with just about 10- 15 employees. It makes sense because the female employees get to sleep in the room/suite instead of going home early which is a party spoiler or going home late which is dangerous. Lahat nga lang ng mga lalaki e kailangan umuwi. ;D



 
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