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The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread – Father’s Day Weekend (June 16 – 18, 2006)
Just us! | 06/16/2006 | Hoodlum91 and RockinRight

Posted on 06/16/2006 3:41:15 PM PDT by RockinRight

Internet Dating:

Meeting the Parents:

Now, for some fun questions to kick off tonight’s thread!

1. Have you been on a date with someone you met on the Internet?
2. Did the date go well? Did a relationship result?
3. Did you meet them on a dating site or elsewhere? Was it totally by accident or chance?
4. Do you have a funny, gross, scary, or otherwise entertaining internet dating story to share? Either one that happened to you, or someone you know.
5. Any funny or interesting “meeting the parents” stories?
6. Has meeting the parents ever caused a breakup?
7. And, finally, have you ever set up a “backup” scenario to get out of a potentially bad date?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fathersday; singles; weekend
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Evening, everyone! Our topics this evening are Internet Dating, and, of course, Meeting the Parents!! I think that's a perfect subject for the two of us to host!
1 posted on 06/16/2006 3:41:18 PM PDT by RockinRight
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To: RockinRight

Oh, and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!


2 posted on 06/16/2006 3:41:54 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: ozarkgirl; carlr; RockinRight; Hoodlum91; proud_yank; Victoria Delsoul; Army Air Corps; ...

I'm off for a bit. I'm going to watch my sister's dance recital, then take a little drive...

I'll pop back on sometime after midnight. Behave yourselves! Hoodie will be in later this evening.

Hope I didn't miss anyone in the ping!

3 posted on 06/16/2006 3:45:51 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: RockinRight

I've met one nice guy on line and a lot of men who were married but wanted a little "side action". Are there any decent, intelligent, single men out there who are in their 40's and 50's?


4 posted on 06/16/2006 3:48:39 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: RockinRight; Hoodlum91; AFPhys

Checking in for a few. No date tonight but MUST get my pooches out for their run (or they bounce off the walls like idiots)

Mowed all day essentially. Large amound of land to do.

GREAT OPENING!

I have some responsese to your questions. Will be back later

Helllllllllo everyone!


5 posted on 06/16/2006 3:49:40 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

You were asking what program I used to edit the gif for NordP the other night I used an on line one.

Which is very simple one ideal for just putting text on an existing gif, here is a link to it

http://www.online-image-editor.com/index.cfm


6 posted on 06/16/2006 4:28:41 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: RockinRight
1. Have you been on a date with someone you met on the Internet?

No.

2. Did the date go well? Did a relationship result?

No.

3. Did you meet them on a dating site or elsewhere? Was it totally by accident or chance?

No.

4. Do you have a funny, gross, scary, or otherwise entertaining internet dating story to share? Either one that happened to you, or someone you know.

No.

5. Any funny or interesting “meeting the parents” stories?

No.

6. Has meeting the parents ever caused a breakup?

No.

7. And, finally, have you ever set up a “backup” scenario to get out of a potentially bad date?

No.

7 posted on 06/16/2006 4:31:43 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: proudofthesouth
I believe that the internet is the WORST possible venue for "meeting" people, no matter the gender. Women are naturally wary of men they encounter, wondering if they are scum trolling for an easy mark (I don't blame them). Men are naturally wary of women they encounter, wondering if it might be part of an NBC Dateline investigation.

The only people that I have met on the internet that I carry on regular conversations with are other men. We share our mutual interests, mostly political, financial, music related and firearms. It's safe and nobody gets hurt.

The internet is inherently a dangerous place due to it's anonymity. I'm not saying that it is impossible to make a good connection on line, I'm just saying that your odds are long.

In answer to your question....Yes.
8 posted on 06/16/2006 4:34:11 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: pcottraux; All

Well, that was revealing, Phil. ;-) How is everyone tonight? I'll be popping in and out--heard a rumor that Fox is showing repeats of '24' tonight.


9 posted on 06/16/2006 4:37:59 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It's good, it's good.


10 posted on 06/16/2006 4:39:58 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: snugs

What's going on with the World Cup, snugs?


11 posted on 06/16/2006 4:44:36 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: RockinRight
OK, here's a good laugh for you all....

1. Have you been on a date with someone you met on the Internet?

Yes. We lived together for a few months.

2. Did the date go well? Did a relationship result?

He was kinda fat so it was an OK first meeting with me hiding my disappointment. A relationship was started after several more visits.

3. Did you meet them on a dating site or elsewhere?

Yes....Country Singles.com. He stated he was a.....(now don't laugh) Helicopter Pilot and Photographer from Iowa.

4. Do you have a funny, gross, scary, or otherwise entertaining internet dating story to share? Either one that happened to you, or someone you know.

Yes. We ended up on Judge Judy when I took him to Small Claims Court to get back $6,000 he lied me out of. I don't do internet dating anymore........

12 posted on 06/16/2006 4:56:08 PM PDT by libertylass (Letter to Michael Medved)
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To: pcottraux; RockinRight

In after the ping, which I didn't get. Am I still on the list?


13 posted on 06/16/2006 4:56:41 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: libertylass
Now........for my defense: In spite of his overweight-ness he had a very soothing quality about him and had very intelligent topics to discuss. He was a Vietnam Veteran who had been in the Air Force at the time of his deployment, but told me he had been in the Army as a Helicopter Pilot. He had pictures and everything. (Lies). I did find out later by a reputable person that he was heavily "medaled" from his stints in Vietnam. Don't know what for though.

He turned out to be an exceptional pathological liar. He actually fooled most people, however, what was interesting is that he didn't fool most of the men. They were leary....

He had some very good qualities although he must have known it wasn't going to last because I caught him communicating with several other women (potential victims). He actually had another woman on the string when I kicked him out of my home and sent him packing to a local cheap hotel. He brought his new "wife" to the Judge Judy showing that was aired on January 11th, 2001, I believe. I had actually tried to warn her about him before they married, but she didn't believe me. He prepared her for my attempts to convince her of his "issues." She bought it AND him..... hahahahahaha. I got my money back within a week.

14 posted on 06/16/2006 5:05:10 PM PDT by libertylass (Letter to Michael Medved)
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To: libertylass

"Iowa" should have set off the red flags.

;-)


15 posted on 06/16/2006 5:10:52 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
England have won their 2 openinig games but do not look very convincing to me.

US must win tomorrow against Italy to have a chance of progressing to the next phase.

Team that looks best to me so far is Argentina.
16 posted on 06/16/2006 5:12:34 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
England have won their 2 opening games but do not look very convincing to me.

US must win tomorrow against Italy to have a chance of progressing to the next phase.

Team that looks best to me so far is Argentina.
17 posted on 06/16/2006 5:12:37 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: snugs

Ahhh...just early jitters. I think England and Brazil will be the squads to beat.


18 posted on 06/16/2006 5:20:19 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: darkangel82

When were you added? Was it recently?


19 posted on 06/16/2006 5:25:40 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

A while ago, just wondered if there was a problem.


20 posted on 06/16/2006 5:27:14 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: darkangel82

Maybe Rockin didn't have an updated copy of the ping list.


21 posted on 06/16/2006 5:30:09 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: snugs

Oh, thank you !!!!! something else to distract me & keep my house neglected!!!

Just got back from doggie walk at cemetery.. Large area of maybe a couple hundred acres at rear of property is woodland, meadow & a large pond..maybe an acre. great place for pooches to run their puppy energy off!


22 posted on 06/16/2006 5:31:44 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Brazil are a good team but IMHO the media are blinded by the name and they can do no wrong in their eyes a bit like the MSM and dems. :0)
23 posted on 06/16/2006 5:32:56 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: pcottraux; RockinRight; All
the updated copy of the ping list can be found by ANYONE at the nuts & bolts thread. It is a thread designed to keep info front & center for posters of threads.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1625786/posts

at any time you can see if you are on or off.

I have just returned & will be adding two more to the list that I just got notes from.

Hosts & Hostesses need to refer to this thread for updates & all info as I am not always available & I try to make it easy for ya'll

Rocky had the list I suspect there may have been a snafu in the system. He can check his FReepmail under sent mail to see.
24 posted on 06/16/2006 5:35:54 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: darkangel82

FReepmail


25 posted on 06/16/2006 5:36:30 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: libertylass

Wow, you surely have some "war" stories of dating. You would be great to post a thread with the woes of single dating!!!!! (or write a book?.. humor, sad but funny if you can step back from it)

did you really go thru Judge Judy?


26 posted on 06/16/2006 5:37:51 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

I just read it and responded back, thanks.


27 posted on 06/16/2006 5:39:02 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: pcottraux

Well, Phil, at least you are CONSISTENT!

:-)

BBL.. gotta make some chow for the family here


28 posted on 06/16/2006 5:39:03 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

No flip-floppin' with me!


29 posted on 06/16/2006 5:41:21 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: All

HALLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


30 posted on 06/16/2006 5:55:43 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Hello.


31 posted on 06/16/2006 5:59:14 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: libertylass

Wow...is it too early to give an award for the best story? That's pretty good!


32 posted on 06/16/2006 6:00:07 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I've been rocked.)
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Good evening everyone!!!!!

I just had a fabulous dinner at the melting pot. I don't think I'll eat for a week!

I'm working on my responses....


33 posted on 06/16/2006 6:01:01 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I've been rocked.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Hello Max. How are we this evening?


34 posted on 06/16/2006 6:01:25 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I've been rocked.)
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To: RockinRight
1. Have you been on a date with someone you met on the Internet? YES!

2. Did the date go well? Did a relationship result? YES! Super Duper Happy Marriage.

3. Did you meet them on a dating site or elsewhere? It was in a Yahoo Chat Room. Was it totally by accident or chance? Totally by accident.

4. Do you have a funny, gross, scary, or otherwise entertaining internet dating story to share? Either one that happened to you, or someone you know. Yes, but most of you have heard my story already.

5. Any funny or interesting “meeting the parents” stories? My husband and I met each other's parents the same day we met each other!

6. Has meeting the parents ever caused a breakup? Nope.

7. And, finally, have you ever set up a “backup” scenario to get out of a potentially bad date? Yup. If you are a chick, never meet the guy alone. Do it in a group. Have a couple friends come with you and ask your date to invite a couple of his friends. If you meet him on your own, have a cell phone handy. Make sure your family and friends know where you will be in case there's trouble. Make sure your first date is in a very public place. Make sure you are seen by people the entire time, including walking to and from your car.

35 posted on 06/16/2006 6:07:01 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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DARKIE!!!

HOODIE!!!


36 posted on 06/16/2006 6:07:53 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: pcottraux

PHILLIE!!!!!!


37 posted on 06/16/2006 6:09:43 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

THERE SHE IS!!!


38 posted on 06/16/2006 6:11:04 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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Howdy All!!

Passing by quickly--I have to redo a system upgrade and I'll be down.

I'm hoping to be back on around 11pm Central or so--depends on how the upgrade goes.


39 posted on 06/16/2006 6:11:28 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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IT'S MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
40 posted on 06/16/2006 6:11:28 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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Any Yankee fans out there tonight?

You're welcome, in advance.

http://www.startribune.com/509/story/495986.html


41 posted on 06/16/2006 6:12:01 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

HiJonByeJon!


42 posted on 06/16/2006 6:12:02 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

MAX!!!!


43 posted on 06/16/2006 6:12:16 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I've been rocked.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Oh, happy day!


44 posted on 06/16/2006 6:20:39 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Hoodlum91

How goes everything?!


45 posted on 06/16/2006 6:20:45 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: RockinRight

1. Have you been on a date with someone you met on the Internet? - yes. many
2. Did the date go well? Did a relationship result? - Not until now!
3. Did you meet them on a dating site or elsewhere? Was it totally by accident or chance? - some dating sites, but not the most recent
4. Do you have a funny, gross, scary, or otherwise entertaining internet dating story to share? Either one that happened to you, or someone you know. - Too many - I'll share throughout the thread.
5. Any funny or interesting “meeting the parents” stories? - Most meet the parents have gone fairly well. I have one story, but that's because the woman was a psycho.
6. Has meeting the parents ever caused a breakup? - sort of. Again, psycho lady!
7. And, finally, have you ever set up a “backup” scenario to get out of a potentially bad date? - Absolutely! Every first date I've ever been on!


46 posted on 06/16/2006 6:20:49 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I've been rocked.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

So how is everyone tonight?


47 posted on 06/16/2006 6:21:29 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Everything goes fine!

What's up with you?


48 posted on 06/16/2006 6:22:36 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I've been rocked.)
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To: pcottraux
HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!!

YIPPEE!!!!!!

Except for the 100 degree weather we're suddenly having.

49 posted on 06/16/2006 6:22:39 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Wow. It's been kind of cool down here.


50 posted on 06/16/2006 6:24:06 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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