Join Early Retirement Today
View Poll Results: Marital Status
MenÖIíve never been married and donít plan to marry 18 10.11%
MenÖIíve been married and donít plan to marry again 12 6.74%
MenÖIím married now, but if I became single I donít plan to marry again 47 26.40%
MenÖIíve never been married but may marry someday 10 5.62%
MenÖIíve been married but may marry again someday 2 1.12%
MenÖIím married now, but if I became single I may marry again 26 14.61%
WomenÖIíve never been married and donít plan to marry 6 3.37%
WomenÖIíve been married and donít plan to marry again 18 10.11%
WomenÖIím married now, but if I became single I donít plan to marry again 25 14.04%
WomenÖIíve never been married but may marry someday 1 0.56%
WomenÖIíve been married but may marry again someday 7 3.93%
WomenÖIím married now, but if I became single I may marry again 6 3.37%
Voters: 178. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-08-2010, 07:49 PM   #41
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
Great answers everyone...

I think for now I'll stand behind bbb (bewitched, bothered, bewildered). However as time goes by....if/when I find myself single, more than likely that's the way I will stay.
bbbamI, it's great to know what your screen name stands for! Now if I could just figure out what the ibyoig stands for...
__________________

__________________
ksr is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #42
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksr View Post
bbbamI, it's great to know what your screen name stands for! Now if I could just figure out what the ibyoig stands for...
I've yammered away on this forum for 3 1/2 years about myself and have shown several body parts...I figure there has to be a little mystery. ........
__________________

__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 08:14 PM   #43
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,423
We've been together for 38 years and married for almost 34. I voted that I don't plan to marry again if I became single. I'm all for marriage, I just don't expect that I'd find someone again. Can't imagine dating although I could go for boyfriend/spousal equivalent along the lines of W2R and her Frank. A committed relationship without the legal entanglements and shared residency.
__________________
Married, both 62. DH retired June, 2010. I have a pleasant little part time job.
Sue J is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 08:15 PM   #44
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksr View Post
bbbamI, it's great to know what your screen name stands for! Now if I could just figure out what the ibyoig stands for...
Yeah, for ages I thought it meant this....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bambi.jpg (56.0 KB, 3 views)
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 08:17 PM   #45
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sue J View Post
We've been together for 38 years and married for almost 34. I voted that I don't plan to marry again if I became single. I'm all for marriage, I just don't expect that I'd find someone again. Can't imagine dating although I could go for boyfriend/spousal equivalent along the lines of W2R and her Frank. A committed relationship without the legal entanglements and shared residency.
It works for us. I don't plan to marry again.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 08:33 PM   #46
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,885
Not married, but left the door open.
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 08:34 PM   #47
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustic23 View Post
Married for 43 years to same person. If something happened, I can't imagine going through the dating process. I would not be opposed to marrying again, just don't think it would happen.
+1, though a mere 40 years next March. I would not exclude remarrying but am overwhelmed by the very thought of the courtship ritual. I guess once you get lonely enough you change your mind.
__________________
Rich
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 08:50 PM   #48
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,382
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa View Post
+1, though a mere 40 years next March. I would not exclude remarrying but am overwhelmed by the very thought of the courtship ritual. I guess once you get lonely enough you change your mind.
Actually, it is fun if you have no real goal. People tend to be entertaining, and often women are especially entertaining to men.

I think a marriage that is still working well and gives happiness and satisfaction to both parties is better, but I try not to let the perfect ruin the good.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 10:50 PM   #49
gone traveling
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,864
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksr View Post
bbbamI, it's great to know what your screen name stands for! Now if I could just figure out what the ibyoig stands for...

ibyoig...
"I'll be your only internet girlfriend" ?
__________________
Westernskies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 10:58 PM   #50
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Rambler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustic23 View Post
Married for 43 years to same person. If something happened, I can't imagine going through the dating process. I would not be opposed to marrying again, just don't think it would happen.
+1

Except it has only been 27 years. ...and I don't know if I could ever love another woman like I love her. It is just beyond my ability to even imagine.

I'm not one to live in sin though, if I were to find myself single. If I thought I loved someone enough to "practice" then I feel that I should love them enough to "make it legal". My opinion only, and I'm stickin' with it.

R
__________________
Find Joy in the Journey...
Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 11:00 PM   #51
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Westernskies View Post
"I'll be your only internet girlfriend" ?
Uh oh...I thought you were a dude!
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 11:14 PM   #52
gone traveling
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,864
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
Uh oh...I thought you were a dude!
Uh, oh...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dog.jpg (31.0 KB, 174 views)
__________________
Westernskies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 07:06 AM   #53
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,342
Married to DW for 28 years. I can't see myself ever getting married again regardless of the circumstances. The marriage process would be too stressful for me in my older years.
__________________
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 08:57 AM   #54
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,511
After my divorce I had very firmly every intention of remaining a hard-core bachelor. After three years of dating DW, I thought about it for another year. Both families had given up on us. But she is such a sweetheart....

Talking about second marriages to my older sister (also divorced once and happily remarried for 20+ years) I mentioned that I had heard the statistic that 70% of second marriages end in divorce. Her reply was "Yeah, but those are the ones who didn't learn anything the first time".

Sooo, while I cannot imagine a third marriage, I've also learned to not shut the door on such things. But it does seem highly unlikely, so it's not something I'll invest a lot of time thinking about.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 09:37 AM   #55
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,885
Reasons to get married ever or again?

The optimist: to grow old together, someone to watch sunrises and sunsets with

The pessimist: I wanted to buy a blue car but my spouse wanted a red one, so as usual, we got the red one

The realist: I wanted to buy a blue car, but my spouse wanted a red one, so we got a green one as a compromise
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 12:59 PM   #56
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Onward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,665
I'm pretty much a confirmed bachelor, but I have to admit there is a part of me that longs to drag two cast-iron tubs to the top of a hill, magically find some way to fill them, jump in with my honey and watch the sun rise over the ocean. Or is this just a TV fantasy?
__________________
And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.
Onward is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 01:08 PM   #57
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onward View Post
I'm pretty much a confirmed bachelor, but I have to admit there is a part of me that longs to drag two cast-iron tubs to the top of a hill, magically find some way to fill them, jump in with my honey and watch the sun rise over the ocean. Or is this just a TV fantasy?
Two bath tubs sexy
One hot tub = sexy
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 01:20 PM   #58
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by Purron View Post
I LOVE that song and her rendition!
__________________
Retired July 2, 2010 at 62. My only regret is that I couldn't do it sooner.
thinker25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 01:25 PM   #59
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 731
I had a bad marriage 30 years ago. Now I've been in a good relationship for almost 18 years. We own a house together and live together. I don't see any advantage to getting married - at this point - and a lot of financial hassles that we currently don't have. We DO need to get some legal work done regarding health POA and so on. Waiting until I have free time in a few weeks.

I'm not sure what I'm in is different from a marriage - except it is complicated what to call him. Boyfriend is ridiculous. Significant Other is a mouthful. Husband is often what I use. My Guy sometimes... We need a term for this when you're both over 60!
__________________
Retired July 2, 2010 at 62. My only regret is that I couldn't do it sooner.
thinker25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 01:33 PM   #60
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
calmloki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Independence
Posts: 5,459
There's always time for new relationships......

ZombieHarmony - One of the Best Free Dating Sites for Zombies
__________________

__________________
calmloki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single old babes, want to marry again? Zoocat Other topics 86 01-31-2007 07:00 PM
How do you decide whom to marry? (Re: if you had only known...) soupcxan Other topics 95 01-24-2007 03:10 PM
I didn't marry you for lunch johnbrady Life after FIRE 34 11-06-2006 07:02 PM
MOVED: I didn't marry you for lunch Martha Other topics 0 10-24-2006 10:08 AM
Forbes Magazine -- Don't marry career women Jay_Gatsby Other topics 23 08-25-2006 11:54 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:32 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.