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LePetitPrince
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13 Feb 2009, 2:14 pm

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Is there such a thing as a "single guy"? Judging by this forum, I would think there's enough evidence to say yes...


We (WP guys) don't represent the majority of guys of our age, not at all....
Yes, about 95% of guys of my age I know are in relationships.

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It's not like they broadcast the fact that they're single either... How am I supposed to know if she's in a relationship or not? It's just easier to assume she's taken unless she explicitly mentions otherwise, since pretty much every time the assumption proves true...


Body language, signs, the hints ......things with which aspies can really suck.


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So in other words, you're saying that society has inexplicably linked partying with love? That explains the high divorce rate in the US... That said, I'm extremely active in my church, the only issue is that there's nobody my own age there... the tendency is to leave after graduating high school and only returning when they have their own children (and thus its too late for me...)


To great extent ....umm...yes. To be more accurate it's linked to 'socializing' , partying was just an example of socializing. A church is not a good place to find girls of your age, it's only logical.

Are you catholic btw? if so, then maybe you should become a monk lol , this way you would never worry about dating.




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Are you saying that most aspies are unable to do that, or are you saying that we shouldn't?


I usually write my post in Word before copying , there was a mis-copy/paste here.
Check the edited post.

As to answer your question, aspies should do that ...but can they do that?


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It may also not come up in the first month since I, by default, don't make romantic passes at women I haven't met before (because I like to get to know them first)... The more I know a particular woman, the more information about her I have stored in memory, and it makes it easier to predict what she's going to say next and prepare conversation so that I can (naturally) converse rather easily in real time, as opposed to the 30 second delay I sometimes have when talking to someone I don't know...


That's your main problem, maybe you should know to get to know them faster...

It's kinda a problem of mine too (but in less extent than yours), hehe...giving advices is easy , applying them is another story.


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That was meant mostly as a joke...



It's humorous but not a joke since it's true, it shows how much the human behavior is predictable.



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13 Feb 2009, 3:49 pm

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You mean this?
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That was meant mostly as a joke...


It may be funny, but it's funny but true.



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13 Feb 2009, 4:40 pm

LePetitPrince wrote:
To great extent ....umm...yes. To be more accurate it's linked to 'socializing' , partying was just an example of socializing. A church is not a good place to find girls of your age, it's only logical.

I actually am fairly social with people at my church... it provides a great deal of my socialization with other people. It is also the only group that I know of in real life that accepts me as I am and for who I am, without reservation...

If there was somewhere that provided the positive social atmosphere that my church provides but had some people my own age, that would be great. It doesn't have to be religious in nature, but it should be supportive, unlike most modern social groups that promote unhealthy forms of competiton...

Alas, most people my own age are into partying, although a few people are focused on their careers... I have no interest in the transient social elements that dominate today's culture, and while I am concerned about my career, I'm not obsessed about it...

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Are you catholic btw? if so, then maybe you should become a monk lol , this way you would never worry about dating.

No, I'm presbyterian (like Orwell)... that said, if I were a roman catholic, I would probably have a better shot since there's a larger base pool to choose from... Roman Catholic churches are all over the world as well, whereas Presbyterianism really only has a presence in native English speaking countries like the US and Great Britain...



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13 Feb 2009, 7:14 pm

billsmithglendale wrote:
ToadOfSteel wrote:
You mean this?
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That was meant mostly as a joke...


It may be funny, but it's funny but true.


Null Set?


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13 Feb 2009, 7:45 pm

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Null Set?

Do you know any members of it?


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13 Feb 2009, 7:56 pm

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Null Set?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_set