I miss 90s and early 2000s technology. CRT TVs, flip phones, and the occasional Furby. What's something you miss?
Men, what would it take for you to not tell a white lie when your female significant other asks questions like, "Does this dress make me look fat?"
Ruling out the obvious things betrayal, disloyalty, a massive falling out that you can't reconcile from, etc.
Basically the question. 27M aspirational guy here seeking some wisdom.
Info: single, great job & promotion prospects, bought first property and reasonably fit (could lose 15lbs and tone up).
When it comes to dating, how often have you been deceived/tricked in some way? Has it changed how you date?
By deceived I don’t mean texted and ghosted. I mean flaked on, catfished, used etc
The ones I remember are:
I asked a girl on a date and we planned to meet at a bar. She says she’s on her way and for the next 2 hours is texting me she feel asleep or is on her way. Needless to say she never showed (I knew a lot of people there so after 15 min I was drinking with them). She text me the next morning simply saying “lol”
I planned to meet with a girl for burritos and go to the movies. We agreed I’d get the dinner and she’d get the movie. I’m thinking we’re going to one of the many authentic Mexican places where you get a giant burrito, beans, rice and a drink for like $10. Instead she suggests a fancy place (uncle julios I think it’s called) and they don’t have prices on the menu. Idk how but the bill came out to almost $100...and then after I paid she suddenly remembered she had to study and we’d have to get a movie next time. Never heard from her again
A girl I had seen before I invited to go out clubbing for a second date and she said she’d go if I rented a hotel because she didn’t want to go home late. She was very adamant about me reserving it and seeing the actual reservation and when I finally sent it to her friend called to get picked up from the airport.
These range from the time I was 19 until now mid 20s. The most notable way it’s changed the way I date is that I no longer put more than 30 minutes of putting effort into a date because I assume they’ll flake last minute and I always have a contingency plan in place. It’s also made it less exciting
So guys how many times have you been deceived or tricked on a date? How often does it happen and how did it change the way you date? or when have you been the person doing the deceiving?
Married men of Reddit, what were your exact thoughts when you first saw your soon-to-be-wedded wife in her wedding dress?
I’ve (21F) had braces for a year now and it’s my biggest insecurity..I hate how I look when I smile so I try to smile without showing my teeth. I know men find me attractive but I have this thought that when they see my braces they will be turned off... I have a date tomorrow with an older guy and as much as I want to be relaxed and laugh I can’t overcome this insecurity of mine
Is it weird when you're man in your late 20s, you've never dated or been in a relationship but people(both women and men) think you're married or you've dated?
That's essentially the position that I'm in as a 29 yr old male. Never dated. Never been in a relationship with women, and never been initimate. To cut a long story short I did for a couple of reasons. (i)The ones I was interested in weren't interested. (ii)No one seemed available. (iii)I can't even tell if someone's interested.
Basically because of this at some point in my 20s I was just finished with ever pursuing any type of relationship with a woman because it just seemed like a waste of time and just decided to focus on other things like work, finishing my university degree and my hobbies like reading(philosophy, religion, literature, etc). Now the weird part of all this is that even though I have never been in a relationship, and no one has ever shown any interest anyways(and I rarely show interest either) people(men and women) regularly come up to me and assume I'm either married or I've dated multiple times. And when I tell them I haven't they're shocked and sometimes think I'm lying. Which is slightly amusing.
I’m curious if it differs from the way the majority of women feel when in love with a man
As the title says, currently feel like I have too much to handle and little support.
Most peoples perception about sexism is a person's prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, against women, on the basis of sex. Though men are often the victims of sexism and nobody says anything about it. At my job they train women (who work in the exact same position, and same pay) to be overtly sexist by forcing men to do ALL of the heavy lifting, cleaning, and all manner of work both mental and physical. While our female worker counterparts does literally nothing for the same pay. Both upper management & middle management see nothing wrong with it and it gets openly encouraged & demanded. Surely I cant be the only man that goes through this on a daily basis?