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Posted on Sat, Jul 06, 2013 08:09

Attractive Date

 

Back in the day of newspaper dating, a woman had her son check me out before she met me.  She had arranged to meet me at a bench outside a grocery store.  He drove by in advance of her showing up.  He said I was ok.  


All this bring to mind the ugly date competitions that various misguided organizations have held in the past.   The idea was each man contributed ten dollars to the pot and voted on the date he considered ugliest not including his own.  “Winner” takes the pot.  One such competition I know of had to be discontinued.  Too many of the men wound up marrying their date.


Can you imagine the scene if little wife ever found out.  What to do?  Say, you cheated and took a pretty girl?  I expect many actually did do so.  Why waste a good date on a lousy competition?  For the record, I never took part in any such competition: think the whole idea deplorable. 


I know of one person who admitted he married his date from one such competition.  He lived in fear she would find out the true nature of that “celebration.”  He must have found her attractive. 


 

RMac

 

 



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Posted on Sun, Aug 11, 2013 12:30

Quoting greenkindeyes:

I wonder what the guys numbers are now of those guys holding up the numbers as the ladies walked by.  I went to my 30 year reunion and it was hysterical.  The studs were suspended in time and it was not attractive. 



Good question.  Might not have been all that great even back then. 

 

 

RMac



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Posted on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 12:31

Quoting rmac22:

Nice seeing you here.

 

RMac



I wonder what the guys numbers are now of those guys holding up the numbers as the ladies walked by.  I went to my 30 year reunion and it was hysterical.  The studs were suspended in time and it was not attractive. 



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Posted on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 20:47

Quoting BeWell:

Rmac,

I agree. What a mean thing those men did.

 

One day durning my college days in the 1970s, a fraternity was individually rating every woman who was walking between the architecture and fine arts buildings on campus. Each guy held up big numbers as their vote for the females walking by. It was a horrible experience!



Nice seeing you here.

 

RMac



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Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 20:27

Rmac,

I agree. What a mean thing those men did.

 

One day durning my college days in the 1970s, a fraternity was individually rating every woman who was walking between the architecture and fine arts buildings on campus. Each guy held up big numbers as their vote for the females walking by. It was a horrible experience!



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 20:19

Quoting greenkindeyes:

I got one for you, I joined Match after my marriage ended.  Soon after I was trolling and enjoying the safe flirtation behind the comfort of my computor.  A gentlman, a well known individual well connected in the town I was born asked me out for a date over coffe for which he heavily inquired on the reason my marriage ended.  So grateful to tell my story and recieve attention I told him, pruned and appropriate I told him my story.

He walked me to my car perplexed and distracted with a cloudy expression.  He kissed me and sparks flew.  Oddly, he groaned out of disappointment and turned away.  He stepped back and turned to walk away, abruptly turned around and swallowed me in a passionate embrace.  He tried to pull me towards his car to take me to his house on the hill and I declined.  Instead of a good bye and a promiss to see me again he looked like he'd been kicked in the gut.  

The next morning my ex called and said he knew everything I had done last night with my date.  The whole affair had been planned.

This man was asked by my ex to find me on Match, take me out, sleep with me so my ex could use it to embaress me.  Well...the man realized I was nothing like the woman he had been told I was and was exposed himself.  My ex lost face and was uncomfortable after I gave my date a measure of shame and the two didn't part as friends.  I wish I could bet money on my response, I could've gone shopping.



Greenkindeyes,

What a horrible experience! Bless you for having gone through that!........... BeWell



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Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 19:21

Quoting greenkindeyes:

I got one for you, I joined Match after my marriage ended.  Soon after I was trolling and enjoying the safe flirtation behind the comfort of my computor.  A gentlman, a well known individual well connected in the town I was born asked me out for a date over coffe for which he heavily inquired on the reason my marriage ended.  So grateful to tell my story and recieve attention I told him, pruned and appropriate I told him my story.

He walked me to my car perplexed and distracted with a cloudy expression.  He kissed me and sparks flew.  Oddly, he groaned out of disappointment and turned away.  He stepped back and turned to walk away, abruptly turned around and swallowed me in a passionate embrace.  He tried to pull me towards his car to take me to his house on the hill and I declined.  Instead of a good bye and a promiss to see me again he looked like he'd been kicked in the gut.  

The next morning my ex called and said he knew everything I had done last night with my date.  The whole affair had been planned.

This man was asked by my ex to find me on Match, take me out, sleep with me so my ex could use it to embaress me.  Well...the man realized I was nothing like the woman he had been told I was and was exposed himself.  My ex lost face and was uncomfortable after I gave my date a measure of shame and the two didn't part as friends.  I wish I could bet money on my response, I could've gone shopping.



That would be a different kind of ugly date, but ugly nonetheless. 

 

Thanks for sharing

 

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 22:28

Quoting greenkindeyes:

I got one for you, I joined Match after my marriage ended.  Soon after I was trolling and enjoying the safe flirtation behind the comfort of my computor.  A gentlman, a well known individual well connected in the town I was born asked me out for a date over coffe for which he heavily inquired on the reason my marriage ended.  So grateful to tell my story and recieve attention I told him, pruned and appropriate I told him my story.

He walked me to my car perplexed and distracted with a cloudy expression.  He kissed me and sparks flew.  Oddly, he groaned out of disappointment and turned away.  He stepped back and turned to walk away, abruptly turned around and swallowed me in a passionate embrace.  He tried to pull me towards his car to take me to his house on the hill and I declined.  Instead of a good bye and a promiss to see me again he looked like he'd been kicked in the gut.  

The next morning my ex called and said he knew everything I had done last night with my date.  The whole affair had been planned.

This man was asked by my ex to find me on Match, take me out, sleep with me so my ex could use it to embaress me.  Well...the man realized I was nothing like the woman he had been told I was and was exposed himself.  My ex lost face and was uncomfortable after I gave my date a measure of shame and the two didn't part as friends.  I wish I could bet money on my response, I could've gone shopping.



LMSAO!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!! 

 

And your ex was STTILL IDIOT enough to ADMIT his FAILURE!! 

 

HILARIOUS!! 



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Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 18:44

I got one for you, I joined Match after my marriage ended.  Soon after I was trolling and enjoying the safe flirtation behind the comfort of my computor.  A gentlman, a well known individual well connected in the town I was born asked me out for a date over coffe for which he heavily inquired on the reason my marriage ended.  So grateful to tell my story and recieve attention I told him, pruned and appropriate I told him my story.

He walked me to my car perplexed and distracted with a cloudy expression.  He kissed me and sparks flew.  Oddly, he groaned out of disappointment and turned away.  He stepped back and turned to walk away, abruptly turned around and swallowed me in a passionate embrace.  He tried to pull me towards his car to take me to his house on the hill and I declined.  Instead of a good bye and a promiss to see me again he looked like he'd been kicked in the gut.  

The next morning my ex called and said he knew everything I had done last night with my date.  The whole affair had been planned.

This man was asked by my ex to find me on Match, take me out, sleep with me so my ex could use it to embaress me.  Well...the man realized I was nothing like the woman he had been told I was and was exposed himself.  My ex lost face and was uncomfortable after I gave my date a measure of shame and the two didn't part as friends.  I wish I could bet money on my response, I could've gone shopping.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 13:04

Quoting rmac22:

Liv – Maybe this only happens in the U.S.  It is not exactly unknown in U.S. college fraternity circles.  Not that every fraternity at every U.S. University would be guilty of such.  .      

 

They also happen in more adult settings.  Not necessarily more adult participants.  There is a bit of hope for humanity though in this little story.  Why would one suppose so many of the men wound up marrying their date?  Might it be because they, for purposes of the contest, had to step out of their usual dating patterns?  Violated some of their never to be violated list of requirements?  Found out to their surprise that they had had a wonderful time?   Went on to have numerous other dates and wound up marrying the woman.  I have to suppose that is exactly how it happened. 

 

Different theme: 

 

Do you know how many Irishmen it takes to change a light bulb? -- Three, One to put in the new bulb and Two to reminisce on how beautiful the old one was. 

 

Do you know how many psychiatrists it takes to change a light bulb?  -- Just one, but first the light bulb has to want to change. 

 

It gets worse, but I will spare you. 

 

Nice hearing from you. 

 

 

RMac

 



That's a very interesting viewpoint RMac. And also shows that physical beauty was as important in these circumstances as the women who won were presumably the ugliest ones?

 

Liv.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 13:01

Quoting Curious2078:

LIV:  Great joke.  I love all Irish "ethnic" jokes.  As most on here know well, I abhor political correctness, and those offended by ethnic jokes are, for the most part, people with such minimum respect for themselves [I refuse to use the term "self-esteem"] they fear always that they are seen, for real, as being like the bumpkins/fools in the jokes and take immediate offense.  Sad but true.

 

Keep those Irish jokes coming, kiddo.  I would imagine that in your location over there across The Pond you hear quite a few of them that we here in the states miss.

 

Hoping all is well with you.

 

Pat



Pat - Thanks a lot! I am glad you like. I agree with you completely. Oh, we have plenty of these sort of jokes here. My only problem is that I have the memory of a goldfish as far as jokes are concerned and I often forget them soon after they've been told, LOL!

 

I hope you are well?

 

Liv.



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Posted on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 18:58

 

Curious – Yes it is pretty mean.  I have always thought so.  And no, I don’t think you are mean.  I have never thought so.

 

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Sun, Jul 07, 2013 18:06

Liv – Maybe this only happens in the U.S.  It is not exactly unknown in U.S. college fraternity circles.  Not that every fraternity at every U.S. University would be guilty of such.  .      

 

They also happen in more adult settings.  Not necessarily more adult participants.  There is a bit of hope for humanity though in this little story.  Why would one suppose so many of the men wound up marrying their date?  Might it be because they, for purposes of the contest, had to step out of their usual dating patterns?  Violated some of their never to be violated list of requirements?  Found out to their surprise that they had had a wonderful time?   Went on to have numerous other dates and wound up marrying the woman.  I have to suppose that is exactly how it happened. 

 

Different theme: 

 

Do you know how many Irishmen it takes to change a light bulb? -- Three, One to put in the new bulb and Two to reminisce on how beautiful the old one was. 

 

Do you know how many psychiatrists it takes to change a light bulb?  -- Just one, but first the light bulb has to want to change. 

 

It gets worse, but I will spare you. 

 

Nice hearing from you. 

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Sun, Jul 07, 2013 16:50

Quoting MissMonteCarlo:

That is pretty mean. I wonder if the women had a similiar competition.

 

Sarah ;-)



Excellent point, Sarah.  I wonder the same thing. 



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Posted on Sun, Jul 07, 2013 16:49

LIV:  Great joke.  I love all Irish "ethnic" jokes.  As most on here know well, I abhor political correctness, and those offended by ethnic jokes are, for the most part, people with such minimum respect for themselves [I refuse to use the term "self-esteem"] they fear always that they are seen, for real, as being like the bumpkins/fools in the jokes and take immediate offense.  Sad but true.

 

Keep those Irish jokes coming, kiddo.  I would imagine that in your location over there across The Pond you hear quite a few of them that we here in the states miss.

 

Hoping all is well with you.

 

Pat



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Posted on Sun, Jul 07, 2013 16:39

Quoting rmac22:

Sarah -- I concur.  There is something mean about the whole idea of a ugly date contest.  If there is a vice versa version somewhere I do not know about it.  Likely I would not. 

 

RMac    

 



And to think that some of you folks think I'm mean!!!

 

This is the meanest yet.

 

ROFLMAO!!!

 

Pat



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Posted on Sun, Jul 07, 2013 08:01

RMac,

 

No, I've never heard of this. There is hope for humanity as it appears it isn't common knowledge. However, it just reminds me of the Irish Humour and I wonder what will happen to John if Mary ever found out what he won the contest for:

 

John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!"

 

That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night!

 

He went home and told his wife, Mary, "I won the prize for the Best toast of the night" She said, "Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?"

 

John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife." "Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!" Mary said.

 

The next day, Mary ran into one of John's drinking buddies on the street corner.

 

The man chuckled leeringly and said, "John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary." She said, "Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he's only been there twice in the last four years.  Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come."



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Posted on Sat, Jul 06, 2013 21:56

RMAC---

 

Glad to hear you had a great time on the 4th! I think my neighbours have their days confused however, as I NOW hear fireworks!! 

 

Should I go tell them they missed the celebration? 

 

If I did a survey, I'd bet they were drunk about now!  ;)

 

And no, I was unaware of those contest!! But, that doesn't mean most people are. 

 

I've been unusually "sheltered!" ;)



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Posted on Sat, Jul 06, 2013 20:51

Hope --  I thought such madness as ugly date contests was common knowledge.  Had I thought otherwise I likely would not have posted this.

 

Such parties have been depicted on at least one TV show.  Not in a good light, of course.  I think it was in one of those forensic labs shows.  I forget the title, maybe something like CSI New York, CSI Miami, etc.  Don’t really remember the name of the show. 

 

The fact that one long standing ugly date contest had to be discontinued because too many of the men were marrying their dates ….

 

That fact just had to be posted. 

 

Sorry.

 

As always I love to hear from you.  My grand babies and I had a fine time.  Their parents did ok too.  Hope your 4th was fun as well.

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Sat, Jul 06, 2013 20:49

Quoting MissMonteCarlo:

That is pretty mean. I wonder if the women had a similiar competition.

 

Sarah ;-)



Sarah -- I concur.  There is something mean about the whole idea of a ugly date contest.  If there is a vice versa version somewhere I do not know about it.  Likely I would not. 

 

RMac    

 



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