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Old 02-24-2009, 12:00 PM   #61
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A girlfriend I had a couple decades back was a 44D. Personally, I think that's a little much. I'm a fan of proportion.
So am I. You have the advantage of being able to see "up front". However in order for me to know if there is "proportion", the wrappings have to be uncovered. By then, it can be too late....
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Walt, it sounds like you're a very fortunate man.

If I were a betting woman (and I am), I'd bet your DW feels fortunate too.
For whatever reason she still thinks I'm "the best thing that has ever happened" to her.

Of the ex, one of the nicest things she ever said to me was "Her loss!"

How could a guy NOT want to shower her with flowers?
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For whatever reason she still thinks I'm "the best thing that has ever happened" to her.

Of the ex, one of the nicest things she ever said to me was "Her loss!"

How could a guy NOT want to shower her with flowers?
If this were getting any sweeter I'd need an insulin shot, and I'm not even diabetic.
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So am I. You have the advantage of being able to see "up front". However in order for me to know if there is "proportion", the wrappings have to be uncovered. By then, it can be too late....
Ah, it's NEVER too late.
Many a ship has sailed unladen only to return full of treasure.
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Hmmm - I never did get it - so to speak - I got got for 29 years.

This second go round - I'm still trying to figure out what I was looking for when I got an offer I can't refuse.

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I feel intelligence does not really equate into the equation. You want someone that likes to do the things you enjoy, and has many of the same values. Intelligence does not have anything to do with with these attributes unless all you are interested in is quantum physics or something...
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A girlfriend I had a couple decades back was a 44D.
...turning into a 46 Long a couple of decades later.
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Letting someone look smart

Travelover (I like "feral engineer," always makes me think of a ninja with a calculator) wrote: "Very smart -no doubt. Of course it helps if she lets us look smart."

I have been giving this observation some thought. How does one let someone else "look smart? I could think of these ways:

1. By not correcting their little missteps and mistakes (Simple politeness).

2. By pretending not to know something that I, in fact, know quite well(Hypocrisy; sorry, can't make myself do it).

3. By asking them questions that I suspect they know the answer to and would love to answer (Diplomacy; takes practice).

Any reason why men wouldn't practice 1 and 3 on women's behalf?
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I have been giving this observation some thought. How does one let someone else "look smart? I could think of these ways:

1. By not correcting their little missteps and mistakes (Simple politeness).

2. By pretending not to know something that I, in fact, know quite well(Hypocrisy; sorry, can't make myself do it).

3. By asking them questions that I suspect they know the answer to and would love to answer (Diplomacy; takes practice).

Any reason why men wouldn't practice 1 and 3 on women's behalf?
I don't find any of these things hard, except #1 when I have a stake in outcomes.

#1) I cringe when guys correct women they are with, and I suspect the women do too. Why do it? Who can be sure what is right anyway, at a given time and place?

I did do some of #1 when I was married, as I thought I could save her from some grief, and since we were married save me some too. It was probably a mistake.

#2) Nothing I like better than playing dumb. It's a parlor sport with many rewards.

#3)This is tricky. Some women automatically go on guard if you ask them a question, and maybe suspect that the man has an agenda. Probably with enough skill it woujld go well.

For me, if I can do #s 1 and 2 well I figure I am way ahead of my competition. Men as a class are notorious know-it-alls!

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Horses for courses. To me life would be thin gruel without games. Not mean nasty dirty games, but games of pleasure and skill.

For the most part, no man can outgame a woman. It's her life work whereas we usually come to it late.

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Horses for courses. To me life would be thin gruel without games. Not mean nasty dirty games, but games of pleasure and skill.

For the most part, no man can outgame a woman. It's her life work whereas we usually come to it late.

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DW likes some verbal sparring now and again. Almost allways at the end of such an exchange, we hug and kiss and call it a draw........
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Me and the ex used to "spar" occasionally. She usually said, "I don't think you should see me for a few days."

So, the first day I didn't see her...

The second day I didn't see her...

The third day I didn't see her...

But by the fourth day, the swelling had gone down enough that I could barely see her out of one eye...
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Me and the ex used to "spar" occasionally. She usually said, "I don't think you should see me for a few days."

So, the first day I didn't see her...

The second day I didn't see her...

The third day I didn't see her...

But by the fourth day, the swelling had gone down enough that I could barely see her out of one eye...
LOL!

I try very hard never to argue with a woman. It just is not smart. I feel bad when it happens.

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I try very hard never to argue with a woman. It just is not smart. I feel bad when it happens.

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