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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Inspired by the recent comments about love lives and lack thereof, this poll examines the romantic milestones of Spiderweb members.

Poll Information
This poll contains 7 question(s). 10 user(s) have voted.
You may not view the results of this poll without voting.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
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All of my answers had to do with "none" or "no".
All of them.

Go ahead. Call me pathetic.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.

I will kill whoever sings "the muffin man". The song is total bull.
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Nalyd has never been in or had anything, and he's unsatisfied. Surprisingly.

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What about the topic at the Roost that you started that was titled "Nalyd got a girlfried".

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.

I will kill whoever sings "the muffin man". The song is total bull.
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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The point of this poll is that there's nothing pathetic about being single at 13, ferchrissakes. Watch and learn.

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Nalyd can handle this one.

If you read carefully, you will notice that Nalyd stated that they broke up the next day. It was, just like last year, more of an admission of a crush than anything else. Nalyd isn't happy, either.

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Yes there is.
Even the most discusting person at school has a girlfriend.

By the age of 13, everyone has gone out.

Though I was born smart, and I am just starting to be cool. With pointers from Slade (who is popular).

My grades are mostly A's...

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.

I will kill whoever sings "the muffin man". The song is total bull.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
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Iffy, you are confusing "smart" with "nerdy". Smart and cool is common enough. Nalyd is definitely not cool, but not a complete nerd either. Do not restrict yourself to either end of the spectrum.

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Guardian
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No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
Yes.

And I'm nearly twenty. Seriously, people, there's no rush.

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I am starting to act less nerdy.
I am also making sticky note cartoons, which sends Hayden laughing.

Edit -who's rushing? It is just dating.
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

[ Saturday, June 16, 2007 15:10: Message edited by: Muffin transformed into flamingo ]

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I will kill whoever sings "the muffin man". The song is total bull.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
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No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
Yes.

And Dikiyoba sees no reason for the answers to change.
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I put yes(18) on the first one, but there was never anyhting I would call a real date. Our relationship is a mess.

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One quick comment.

How can anyone think that a relationship at ages <16 is serious in any way, shape, or form?

And I encourage people that aren't satisfied with their love life to consider the source and propriety of that missing satisfaction. Given that, as a species, we don't need to be hell-bent on procreation, it may be more sensible to worry less about a love life, and more about life itself, at this stage in your life. Get my point?

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

How can anyone think that a relationship at ages <16 is serious in any way, shape, or form?

You haven't dealt with Mormons that much up there? By 16 some Mormon girls are already done with their first baby. This is mostly their more extreme sects, but some of my friends who have dealt with them tell me that the girls already have their weddings planned by then.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

it may be more sensible
This is where your point falls apart. Emotions are not controlled by logic, but they are still an integral part of who we are and how we think and understand our world, and telling someone who is feeling bad that they should control their emotions with logic is repulsive.

I thought my first relationship was serious at the time. We shared several interests, we enjoyed talking to each other, we were in similar situations emotionally, we spent all day together every day for over a week, and we enjoyed each other's company. We thought we were meant to be together. Logic would have told me that loving and planning a life with a woman I met in the psych ward who said she could magically change the color of her eyes by burning candles was a recipe for disaster, but emotions don't usually listen to logic. It was only after we were having a long-distance relationship over the phone for a few weeks after we both got out (she moved to Florida as soon as she got out) and she broke up with me, telling me that the reason she moved was so the invisible monsters that sound like Nazgul and that harrassed her at night wouldn't get me and that she met someone in a dream with some sort of elven name who she would now be dating as she went on a magical journey into another dimension that I went into another horrible depression which forced me to analyze my thought patterns and what I had been experiencing. Only then did I realize she was schizophrenic and that it would never work out.

It did turn out for the better in the end, in that I matured drastically as a result of my experiences, and I'm glad it happened for that reason, but that didn't make the love feel any less real or the depression any less painful when I was experiencing it.

I guess I could consider that first relationship serious, in a "seriously ill" sort of way, but now that I'm in a real serious relationship and know a lot more about what that means, I don't consider that first one "serious" anymore. I think that may be the case with you, Salmon. They say that hindsight is 20/20, but that's not the case while we're actually experiencing things in the present.

Anyway, my answers to this poll were:
18
18
18
18
I haven't been married!
1
Yes

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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In other parts of the world, and in other eras, marriage by 16 -- for girls at least -- seems to have been pretty common. I'm not sure Mormons are in the minority here.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
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No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes

Me and a love life don't go in the same sentence.

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Shaper
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1. Never.
2. Never.
3. Erm... define kissed. (I put down 14)
4. Never.
5. Never married.
6. None.
7. Yes.

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Hmmmm...
1. 50% of Spiderwebbers haven't been on a date, which I think is surprising because I gathered most of them were over 16.
2. 61% haven't had a truly serious relationship, which isn't surprising given the first question.
3. 61% hasn't kissed anyone.
4. 67% percent hasn't been intimate with anyone.
5. Only 1 person so far has been married.
6. 61% haven't been in a serious relationship.
7. 61% are satisfied with their love life.

After considering the above information, I conclude that the Spiderweb community generally isn't very well off with the opposite sex.
quote:
Even the most discusting person at school has a girlfriend.

By the age of 13, everyone has gone out.
Well, the poll certainly doesn't support that, and I don't think half of Spiderweb is the most disgusting person in their school.

Not having a love life doesn't mean that you're nerdy, it just means you don't care.

[ Saturday, June 16, 2007 18:31: Message edited by: Leftover Sauerkraut ]

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No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
Yes.

I'm just not that interested.

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Question 7 needs a "don't know" response.

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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

How can anyone think that a relationship at ages <16 is serious in any way, shape, or form?
Ask the people who have been intimate @ <16. I'd say that's pretty serious.

Four of the five age questions I answered with the same number. I'm not gonna tell you which ones though.

Edit:*takes a minute to scold Slarty*

If you have time to read topics and post polls, you have time to write at least one deathmatch. Prioritize, man.

[ Saturday, June 16, 2007 19:38: Message edited by: Jewel ]

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Somehow there are going to be statistics out there that explain just exactly how many relationships that are judged to be serious at the age of 16 turn out to be serious. Of course I am speaking as a guy that is two to three times your age in most cases.

Serious relationship means - Hmm, I think we love each other to the point where we want to get married, have kids, buy a house, pay for college, retire, and get supported by our kids into old age. Even you Vin, is that what you were thinking with the Nazgul-whisperer?

I'm not saying that you can't be in a commited relationship, or that you can't have feelings of deep connection or even love. Sure, those are very strong and real things, even as young as 11. But they aren't serious relationships without marriage parts that aren't good.

Rather than be a teenager thinking those things, I would much rather be a teenager thinking "Ohmagawd! This is absolutely incredible! This is the most fun time in my life and I absolutely am going to enjoy every last moment of it."

Because that will end. Some day. Eventually. You will find a person that loves you so fiercely that you will be astonished. You will have bad times together, and sickness, and poverty. And still wake up astonished at your good fortune. If you have that now, say for 18 months with the same person, you are incredibly fortunate. I hope it sticks.

and for the record, I did use a lot of conditionals in that post, since nothing is certain, or for everyone, or about everyone. Always there are exceptions. Even as applied to that last sentence.

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Yes.
Yes.
Yes.
Yes.
No.
One...

quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Question 7 needs a "don't know" response.
Agreed. I'm fine admitting that I haven't really bounced around and done the cliché string of random hookups boasted about by so many idiots out there... I've really only had two relationships that I count.* And of the two, both have actually been based around the fact that I've cared about the other person, and vice versa. And currently, I'm blessed by an 18-month relationship that actually feels honest and fairly serious.

So that digressed. But what I mean is that even with that kind of setup, I don't really know if I'm satisfied with my love life. I tend towards yes, though.


* - The third involved an attempt by one of my friends to set me up with someone, but it turned out that she was psychotic (in the literal, kinda frightening way) and that he was just trying to get her to leave him alone.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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You know, I expected to hear "define being intimate." I did NOT expect to hear "define kissing." ...only on spidweb. I mean, jeez.

Results for going on a date are staggered but mostly clustered around 16-18 or in the never category. That's really what I was trying to get at before.

Salmon, I think you're taking "serious" too seriously. The thinking behind saying "truly serious" was to make sure that one-week "relationships" didn't get counted. Since the survey was designed with teenage experiences and development of relational norms in mind, the point was just to suss out genuine relationships. Communism was just a red herring!

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