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Old 05-17-2011, 09:33 PM
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First, I am attracted to that which I am attracted to. Nothing can change that. My wife has cut her hair shorter (not a boy cut mind you, but shorter) and I didn't like it, but it grows out. I expressed my displeasure, and I was very upset over it. She hasn't done it since because of how much it irritated me. I like women who LOOK like women. Sorry, but to me, a woman does not look like a woman (unless naked) if she has a man's (short) haircut. Shorter than shoulder length is too short IN MY OPINION.
I have short hair (like really short hair) and I haven't ever been told that I don't look like a woman. I dress in a very feminine fashion and have curves in all the right places. If I grow my hair it looks stringy and gross because it's very fine (not thin, I have lots of it covering my scalp). I get that you aren't attracted to woman with short hair but I am kind of offended by the insinuation that by having short hair I look mannish.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:37 PM
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Which is why I make sure to keep my pictures very current and when I meet the person in real life, if they don't match their pictures, then they have basically lied to me already, and the "relationship" is dead before it ever started.
Well the thing is that hair length is important to you, but a lot of people wouldn't consider that lying. If I'm wearing a shirt I don't own anymore or my old pair of glasses, I won't consider it a lie to put the picture up. For me it's the same about hair. I just make sure the picture can see my face well because I figure that's what matters... Eyes, nose, mouth. Never thought anyone would care about a haircut, to be honest.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:16 PM
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Well the thing is that hair length is important to you, but a lot of people wouldn't consider that lying.
According to that line of reasoning, I'm the biggest liar of them all. Especially if you count color as part of a hairstyle.

I marvel at the superficiality of T's criteria. It's always refreshing to see a real-life cliché. I also think it's refreshing how T candidly admits to these things, then appears genuinely perplexed by why it's so hard to find people online worth pursuing a relationship with.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:08 PM
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And yet, no-one can STILL meet my challenge. All every one seems to be able to do, is shift blame. Come on, lets compare apples to apples here. The only difference, is women, to men, and locations.



So, you girls are saying that you will date ANYONE? No matter WHAT the physical attraction (or lack thereof) to that person? Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to be physically attracted to a person first. I mean, if I plan to sleep wih this person, I NEED to be physically attracted to this person, or it simply doesn't work.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:14 PM
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So, you girls are saying that you will date ANYONE?
No, I'm pretty sure several people have said before that it's hard for women to find men to date. I don't really understand how your point works, you started by saying "men have it harder because women are so picky" but then you switched to "look, it's hard for men because nobody meets my criteria". And it doesn't sound, well, a bit contradictory to you? If women are picky, you are too and you're a guy, so you're not any different.

Women might get more messages, but often it's from guys who aren't actually interested in them, or wouldn't be if they actually read their profile. It's not fair to blame women for having to do an extra selecting because people didn't bother to read their profile.
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So, you girls are saying that you will date ANYONE? No matter WHAT the physical attraction (or lack thereof) to that person? Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to be physically attracted to a person first. I mean, if I plan to sleep wih this person, I NEED to be physically attracted to this person, or it simply doesn't work.
I don't think anyone is saying that they would date anyone but I find that my attraction to someone grows (or wanes) as I get to know them. I don't have a list of "must have" attibutes tucked away in my head. The whole person is more than a sum of their parts.
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I'm not "meeting your challenge" because I don't waste my time joining OKCupid in order to "meet" someone's "challenge", which I'm not sure I even understand and/or disagree with.

I'm not part of that so-called "challenge". I'm just part of a lively discussion here.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:35 AM
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However, I don't rule out a relationship based on the length of someone's hair. I look at whether the hair is clean or not, sure, but I'm a little less superficial when it comes to things like color and length (that's like women who say they won't date a bald man. what if you fall in love with him when he has hair, THEN he goes bald? Don't you still love him? Get him a toupee, and love the toupee. See if the toupee is a good listener and a good lay).. So, no, I wouldn't date just ANYONE, but I don't look for a specific set of physical criteria and sit there with a check-list ruling people out because they don't match perfectly. That is, if I were so inclined to be "dating people", of course. I don't consider myself to be actively "looking", but if I were that is.

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TL, you're in love with/married to a woman who is 210 lbs, but looking for women under 200? Why?
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:55 AM
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TL, you're in love with/married to a woman who is 210 lbs, but looking for women under 200? Why?
I see what you're trying to do there.



But because I play games too, I'll entertain. When I started seeing my wife, she weighed less than she does now. Then, she had our daughter....and gained weight with that. She never lost the weight. Not much...Only about 20 lbs.

Try to get this through your heads ladies, I said my criteria are NOT hard and fast numbers, but are general rules/areas/criteria. I may become attracted to a woman who weighs more than 200lbs. (It happened recently in fact. She had BEAUTIFUL eyes) But GENERALLY speaking, I am not attracted to women who are over certain weights, in proportion to their bodies.

As I said before, I like what I like. I don't try to push my likes (or dislikes) upon anyone else. They like what they like....and no amount of me telling them about the pleasures of X Y or Z, will change their minds on it. I know people who are REALLY into foot worshiping. It's not MY thing, but who am I to tell them that they are "wrong" for it? My wife likes to be tied up and restrained. I don't like to do that to her. I do it every now and then because she likes it. But only like once every 5 or 6 months. She likes what she likes. Not MY thing, but not really "wrong" either.

So, don't tell me that I need to "ease up" on my "criteria". I like what I like. They are my personal standards. I can DEFINATLY have a friendship with a woman who is heavier than 200 lbs...or even with a woman who is 120lbs. But I probably wouldn't be physically attracted to either one of them, and therefore probably wouldn't want to date either of them. But, as I have said before; my criteria are somewhat flexible, and I might find myself falling for either or even both. Who knows.
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