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By Bob in Calgary ·
Wide open question Just interested in opinions

What is an "acceptable" age difference for a relationship? Assuming all parties are over 25.

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Also remember

by ozi Eagle In reply to You can adapt

if you buy a Volkswagen you can't chop and change it into a limo.

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Duel Webber Carbs

by Ldyosng In reply to Also remember

Heavy-duty coil. GearWorks custom tranny. A little head-work . . .

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The perfect woman

by maxwell edison In reply to the perfect woman

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Yes, the perfect woman does indeed exist, but she is, I will admit, defined differently by different men (or different women, I suppose, if that's what toots their horn).

The perfect woman, however, is not one free of imperfections, but rather defined in how she handles those imperfections. Moreover, the perfect woman might only be possible if she not only handles those imperfections perfectly, but also in a manner that's consistent with that perfect man, for whom the same things apply. And even if some of the imperfections are handled in an imperfect way, the manner in which that is handled can indeed define perfection. (Well, at least it would be close enough.)

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thanks

by ITgirli In reply to The perfect woman

for that vague look into something not quite right. :)

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You're welcome. . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to thanks

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.....any time.

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You forgot

by jdclyde In reply to The perfect woman

to provide links to your sources to support your claim.

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Here ya' go

by maxwell edison In reply to You forgot

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Links to support my claim:

http://dan.hersam.com/philosophy/perfect_woman.html

Or this one:

http://www.tpwmi.com/perfectman.html

The perfect woman for only $19.99:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mrs-Wonderful-Talking-Doll-The-Perfect-Woman-14-Phrases_W0QQitemZ5618316718QQcategoryZ19257QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Or for 5 bucks:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PERFECT-WOMAN-PERFECT-ATTITUDE-SEXY-BLOND-BIKINI-POSTER_W0QQitemZ4407410513QQcategoryZ38238QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

And I stole this one:

Bill is almost 29 years old, his friends have already gotten married, and Bill just dates and dates.

Finally a friend asks him, "What's the matter, are you looking for the perfect woman? Are you that particular? Can't you find anyone who suits you?"

"No," Bill replies. "I meet many nice girls, but as soon as I bring them home to meet my parents, my Mother doesn't like them. So I keep on looking!"

"Listen," his friend suggests, "Why don't you find a girl who's just like your dear old Mother?"

Many weeks go by and again Bill and his friend get together. "So Bill. Did you find the perfect girl yet. One that's just like your Mother?"

Bill shrugs his shoulders, "Yes I found one just like Mom. My mother loved her, they became fast friends."

"So are you and this girl engaged, yet?"

"I'm afraid not, my Father can't stand her!"

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In addition

by maxwell edison In reply to the perfect woman

In addition to my last message...

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=181829&messageID=1853709

... people will ALWAYS find what they are looking for and/or expect to find. If a person expects to find a partner that's not perfect, full of flaws and faults, and not exactly what they're looking for, that's exactly what they'll find -- and that's exactly what they'll be stuck with. If, however, they expect to find that exact thing (or person) they are seeking, they have indeed increased their chances of finding it.

The same can apply to anything in life. If you go into a job interview, for example, knowing that you're not going to get the job, guess what you'll get, or what you'll not get, I should say? You may not necessarily "find it" each and every time, but you'll increase your chances exponentially. How many successful people, for example, set out expecting to fail? (And define "success" however you'd like.) It just doesn't happen. If, for example, the New England Patriots ran out onto the field at last year's Super Bowl expecting to lose, these no way they would have won the game, since they didn't expect to lose the game. If a person expects to be a failure in life, he'll be a failure in life. If a person expect to overcome any and all obstacles in life, and achieve ..... whatever ...... then .....

Generally speaking, people will find in life the exact thing they expect to find. If you don't like the things that always seen to find you, then change your own expectations, and only then will you change your own results. And I don't care what it is you're talking about.

The challenge in a good relationship, i.e. the perfect relationship, at least in my estimation, is not in seeking something "perfect", but rather defining those expectations perfectly; and both must have the same outlook or it won't work, since a person can only define his or her own expectations, not those of others.

Dr. Phil, move over. Make room for Dr. Maxwell Edison (.....majoring in medicine.....)

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I've lowered my expectations

by ITgirli In reply to In addition

....so far, I could never dig my way out. Isn't there a straight, unmarried man out there?
HELLO?
Any one?
Bueller? Bueller? (and even Ben Stein is married!)
oh well.

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You're going the wrong way

by maxwell edison In reply to I've lowered my expectati ...

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Remember, if you lower your expectations, you'll lower your results.

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