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51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse
New York Times ^ | 16 January 2007 | Sam Roberts

Posted on 01/16/2007 10:04:04 AM PST by shrinkermd

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To: HitmanLV

Well, that's true. And as another poster to you stated, probably best that you don't!

(Not a knock on you. After all, I agree with you much of the time!)


But then again, you never know....!

I once said I'd never date a guy with a non-American car. I softened. Although, lucky for me my man does NOT have 1! ;-D


141 posted on 01/16/2007 11:21:58 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: dakine
"I looked around at the folks I know, not a one is "looking elsewhere" for a wife...I wonder about guys that need to "look elsewhere", I suspect something wrong with them..."

First let me reveal - I've been married to the same blue blood American southern gal for 45 years..and that the young men and women I've been in closest contact with in California have been engineers working in Silicon Valley's high tech industries...

These guys are NOT the typical "mail order bride" customers.... In fact NONE used the "service"... all met their future brides in person while on work location in those countries...or while the professional ladies were in America on a business or training trip to our California plant site..

I was astounded to see how many of these educated and well grounded young men were passing up the "local" California gals to marry girls from their small hometowns, or foreign assignment posts. Japan, Australia, China, Iran and Montreal,Canada -- in that order ranked highest in the locations that these young men were bringing home wives... The young women engineers, for the most part were already involved with some guy back home or with one of their male peers at the office.. Too bad there there too few of these educated professional girls to go around.

My own son -- met his Canadian wife while in School here in the U.S.... My daughter married an American born son of teachers who had spent his childhood and early adult life on Pacific Islands..

This all happened -- in Kalifornicate! Land of some of the world's most beautiful women...
Unfortunately -- too many of these Kalifornicate ladies are dumb as a dead battery and have the morals of an ally cat..

Semper Fi

142 posted on 01/16/2007 11:21:59 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: HitmanLV
Nicer guys often go to some length to tone down their masculinity so as to not appear threatening or 'like the other guys.' That makes no sense - they are toning down sex appeal and expecting a stronger sexual response.

This is learned behavior, and the important question is: what elements in our society are teaching men that they need to act this way? And almost nobody on FR likes to look squarely at the answers (Hint: it sure ain't Gloria Steinem...)

The nice guy/jerk complex has been going on for quite a long time - read Jane Austen and you'll see the exact same dynamics were at work 200 years ago. There are straightforward solutions to it, but they are off-topic for FR and as you well know most of the men here won't listen, anyway. ;)

(PS: You never explained what your tagline comes from...)

143 posted on 01/16/2007 11:22:30 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I haven't seen that in under-30 women. I've seen some of it in the 40-55 age group, but less than is popularly believed.

The under-30s I interacted with were in marketing/advertising, if that's any qualifier.


144 posted on 01/16/2007 11:22:33 AM PST by Magic Sam
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To: IslandJeff

Jeff...My husband cooks, cleans, cleans the kitty litter, AND does all the ironing. He also fishes, hunts, builds things and looks sexy doing it all...It has nothing to do with what a man does that is a measure of his sexiness, my dear. You can take that to the bank.


145 posted on 01/16/2007 11:22:46 AM PST by Hildy (Words are mere bubbles of water...but deeds are drops of gold.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yep, just different opinions on the matter.


146 posted on 01/16/2007 11:22:59 AM PST by HitmanLV (Rock, Rock, Rock and Rollergames! Rockin' & Rolling, Rockin' with Rollergames!)
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To: river rat
"Tattooed, half naked in public, jumping into the sack with at the drop of a hat and then burdened with the result of that "free and self expressive" life...

The Women of DU?

147 posted on 01/16/2007 11:23:11 AM PST by standingfirm
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To: Magic Sam

OK, that explains everything. ;)


148 posted on 01/16/2007 11:23:12 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: IslandJeff

"Nice Guy DUD?"


LOL, beautiful mistake! Don't be surprised at a witty come-back to your whole post!


149 posted on 01/16/2007 11:23:33 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: absolootezer0

Because he's a greater-than-thou idiot.


150 posted on 01/16/2007 11:24:01 AM PST by HOTTIEBOY (Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.)
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To: Hildy
My husband cooks, cleans, cleans the kitty litter, AND does all the ironing.

Why?

151 posted on 01/16/2007 11:24:53 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Romney si! Rudy no!)
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To: HitmanLV
Maybe the men who do that want to marry a woman like dear old mom. You have to admit that morals and values have declined greatly (in men as well as in women) in the past 40 years.
I dont think men have changed as much as women. I am not placing blame. I am just saying that feminism has changed lots of women for the worse. As women behave worse, men happily follow along. After all, many men are dogs anyway. We visit bars and whore houses and get liquored up.
Now women are behaving the same way.
It also seems to be getting much worse. Look at the moms and dads who let their little girls dress like britney. Mass media is bringing women down faster then men.
152 posted on 01/16/2007 11:25:04 AM PST by winodog
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To: linda_22003

ROFLMAO!


153 posted on 01/16/2007 11:25:20 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Wow... I've never made a decision about a guy depending on what kind of car he drove!


154 posted on 01/16/2007 11:25:28 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Jeff Chandler

Honestly? Because he likes to. Any other questions?


155 posted on 01/16/2007 11:26:39 AM PST by Hildy (Words are mere bubbles of water...but deeds are drops of gold.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Hey, you brought it up.....

...I know it's coming.....


156 posted on 01/16/2007 11:27:02 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: linda_22003

How hilarious.LOL


157 posted on 01/16/2007 11:27:06 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: IslandJeff

Easy - Don't wear pants


158 posted on 01/16/2007 11:27:29 AM PST by listenhillary (You can lead a man to reason, but you can't make him think)
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To: shrinkermd

The future is a 90 year old virgin feminist looking on google version 2.0 on internet II to total frustration because she can't find out where babies come from and how it somehow relates to physical recreatin between adults.


159 posted on 01/16/2007 11:27:31 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: indylindy

You don't often get openings handed to you like that; what could I do? :)


160 posted on 01/16/2007 11:28:06 AM PST by linda_22003
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