Drama baggage drama baggage

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by n8236, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    #1
    I'm in my late 20s and finding girls w/ low drama and baggage has become an increasing challenge. I hate the ***** Bay Area, it's a damn big sausage fest lol.

    Seriously, are decent girls so damn hard to find in California?:rolleyes:
     
  2. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

    CorvusCamenarum

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    #2
    I think as time goes by you'll find this true of just about anywhere.

    Out of curiosity, how are you defining "decent" here?
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #3
    At a guess...hawt and easy :p :eek:
     
  4. BoyBach macrumors 68040

    BoyBach

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #4
    Maybe your problem is that the "decent" girls in California are looking for "low drama" blokes! :p
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    キャンプスワ&#
    #5
    Where are you searching for a decent girl?

    How are you going about your search?
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #6
    Google?
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    キャンプスワ&#
    #7
    Snort! You may be right. :eek:

    There are so many places to meet fun and exciting people. Just need to get out there and explore. :)
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #8
    Most "decent girls" have pretty much given up on finding a "decent" guy
    Besides, a decent girl probably wouldn't be caught dead with you or me

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  9. LizKat macrumors 68040

    LizKat

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains
    #9
    "drama baggage drama baggage," what is that?

    In a real relationship, the other person is not just an object, something for you to acquire, use up, and ditch like an old cigarette lighter.

    The other person has feelings, interests, quirks, a background, skills, etc., just as you do. To imagine that everything in her life will either complement your ways of being, or end up submerged so as to stay out of your way, is unrealistic and narcissistic. Even if you have memorized all the beer on beach with bimbos commercials, those are not actually guides to snagging a decent girl.

    What is a "decent girl" anyway? One who's never had a boyfriend before, or never mentions the name of the one and only previous true love of her life? One whose father wants to kill you because she's 17 and you're 28? No matter, the main thing to remember is that they're never issued with an owner's manual. :)
     
  10. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Location:
    Tacoma WA
    #10
    You need to hang out at the grocery stores! Serious though, i've found that if you're looking, it isn't going to happen, and when you're not looking (ie freaking already married!) it's going to happen.

    :)
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    キャンプスワ&#
    #11
    So very true...

    And each one has their own owner's manual, so to speak,which covers their buttons and operation. :)
     
  12. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    #12
    I've always considered this to be a circular problem. . .

    Every man wants to find himself a princess (I don't mean a high maintenance whiny princess, but HIS princess, the classical fairy tale sense). Every woman wants to BE a princess and to have someone who will chase after her seek her, fight for, and love her.

    Now here's the issue, too many women have already designed their "perfect guy" in their head and tend to jump from guy to guy trying to find the him, and believe me they won't find him, nobody will be as good as what you can dream up. (Many) women also tend to over sexualize themselves in an attempt to be "beautiful." I spent almost 3 years working in a night club and I can't tell you how many girls I saw dressed to the nines just trying to get attention, in basic biological terms, trying to find a mate. Sad thing is many of these girls would have been truly ATTRACTIVE (not just hot) if they weren't so whored up. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to do a double take when some 110 lb 19 year old (drinking age is 18 up here) super flexible cheer leader walks in with a mini mini-skirt and a halter top, because it appeals to my biological urges. That being said her overall attractiveness to me goes down the toilet because I look at her and say to myself "what an attention seeking whore. . ." Then after this sort of girl has ****ed 10, 20, 30+ guys trying to make one of them "love" her she complains there are no good men left! Well guess what sweetheart if your going to dress/act like a whore, I'm going to TREAT you like a whore. . . Why would I be your knight in shining armor if your not going to be my princess worth fighting for?

    Now to even it out, guys are just as bad, we'll do whatever we can just go get laid. I'm sorry to say I've seen more then one of my friends and co-workers lie through their teeth just to get some hottie into bed. What's the old addage? Women give sex to be loved, men give love to have sex. . .

    Both genders also seem to have issues letting go of previous baggage, women who have been hurt be previous men who, to quote LizKat, used them up and tossed them aside like old cigarette lighters and men who have been scorned or cheated on by women who were themselves previously hurt by above mentioned men. See how it becomes cyclical?

    Basically there ARE "decent" girls (and guys) out there but you really need to look long and hard to find them. Really your chances of having a chance with someone "decent" are going to be vastly improved by improving yourself, being a well rounded confident person.
     
  13. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #13
    ^^

    So women can't dress sexy without being whores?

    Most women don't dress to attract men, you know...
     
  14. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

    CorvusCamenarum

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    #14
    Of course they can, but in this day and age that line is conveniently blurred to most.

     
  15. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #15
    No, it's not that simple.

    If I go to a club where it's hot and I plan to dance I'm not going to go all covered up. I would dress exactly the same at a gay bar as I do in a straight bar. If I go to the beach and I wear a bikini, am I trying to attract a men too?

    Most days I have very specific clothes that I have to wear for work. When I go out at a bar or club, which doesn't happen often, I like to dress differently and do my hair and wear makeup and maybe shop for a pretty outfit. Not because I want to attract someone, but because all that stuff is fun and I don't have a chance to do that everyday.

    Also, even if a women does dress a a certain way to attract someone that is not an excuse to treat her like a whore.
     
  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    #16
    yeah because being comfortable and wearing what you want because it fits you how you want doesn't matter. its all about attention. and why is "that line blurred to most"? certainly only the fault of media, men, and other institutions telling women and men how to behave and dress, etc.
     
  17. Boneoh macrumors 6502

    Boneoh

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    #17
    Here is some free advice.

    1. Be yourself.
    2. Read 'The Road Less Travelled'
    3. Do the things that you like to do, you are more likely to meet girls with similar interests. Surfing, hiking, biking, library, church, whatever.
    4. The goal is to go out and have a fun time. That's how you find out how compatible you are together.
     
  18. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    #18
    I think the key is that its possible to dress fun and sexy without dressing like a whore. Theres an imaginary line in a mans mind that he uses to determine if a woman is dressed to have fun and enjoy the night or dressed to bang whatever guy she finds first. Of course, its not always a good idea to judge a person based on their clothing choices, but it happens anyway.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #19
    One's perceptions of how others wish to appear are far too coloured by one's own tastes, expectations, experiences and self-image to be a reliable yardstick. Using words like "whore" and "slut" merely betrays a predisposition to transfer prejudices.
     
  20. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    #20
    If you were dressing to be "comfortable" I think it would look more like sweat pants, T-shirt, and no makeup. I somehow doubt you spend hours preparing (showering, makeup, hair, etc) and then go out wearing a mini-skirt and high heels because its just SO comfortable. :rolleyes:


    Like it or not how you dress says A LOT about who you are and what your intentions are. If I walked into a club wearing a white sheet over my head with eye holes and holding a cross it would send a pretty strong message. (And probably get me shot).

    No, but dressing that way and grinding on any guy who'll buy her a $5 drink does. Particularily if you have to listen to her bitch to her girlfriends about how guys are "pigs". Likewise if she is (in your words) "dress a a certain way (sic) to attract someone" wouldn't that count as somewhat whorish? Shouldn't she be trying to attract someone with her PERSONALITY not her outfit? There's quite the gap between dressing sexy and slutty. Women can be very seductive without having to excessive amounts of skin, and believe me, speaking as a guy who's discussed this at length with other guys, we really don't appreciate her for it.

    Right. . . so the next time a "nice young lady" approaches me in clear heels, fish nets and a bikini top I'll remember that its my own prejudices that make me think she may be a hooker. . .

    We have names for things, call a spade a spade man, just because the word refers to something unflattering doesn't mean its suddenly untrue.
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #21
    Different people feel comfortable in different ways.
     
  22. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #22
    Considering I HAVE TO wear jeans and sneakers for my job when I go out I like to dress differently (like heels and dresses). And I take long to get ready when i go out because it's FUN, specially if I'm getting ready with my friends. And I do dress like that because I LIKE IT, not to attract guys. I would dress the exact same way if I went to a gay bar, might even feel more comfortable dressing sexy if I went to a gay bar because I'd know guys wouldn't hit on me there.
     
  23. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    #23
    Indeed, and in that particular illustration the women is sacrificing her physical comfort (apparently) for some other form of comfort. So where is she drawing this comfort from? I can only logically assume it comes from looking "good". My concern here is that we have changed what it means to look "good" and IMO not for the better.

    On the man's side of things I think we've gone downhill too, whatever happened to the days when a gentleman would open a car door, or escort a lady out to her car/taxi? When did it suddenly become acceptable and even encouraged to dress as trashy as you can, get **** faced drunk and brag to your friends about how you can't even remember the name of the girl you "banged" last night? Wow do I ever sound old. . . get off my lawn you damn kids! ;)
     
  24. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

    Tower-Union

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    #24
    anjinhamarota I don't mean to paint with too wide a brush here, so let me be a little clearer (I hope) I'm not knocking dresses, heels, or makeup (my girlfriend looks great in all 3 :D) I'm just saying that OFTEN (all too often) these items are designed, or worn in ways that push things too far. Its one of those things that must be done in moderation. I would never go flirt with the bar star, but likewise I wouldn't look twice at the bookworm in sweats and greasy hair.
     
  25. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #25
    Do you not draw comfort from "looking good"?
     

Share This Page