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How Romance is vilified nowadays

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Estro Felino, Sep 11, 2019 at 4:51 AM.

  1. Saint Frankenstein

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    There's nothing wrong with having common friends just as there's nothing wrong with having your own friends. I'd want both, so we could have times where we all hang out together. I mean, it kind of sounds like you don't want to have common interests with your guy. If I don't have common interests with the person, we're not going to be friends, let alone lovers.
     
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  2. Audie

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    I got dragged to a game of american football.

    They line up, throw a ball, then knock eachother down.
    Then a guy blows a whistle and the CLOCK STOPS!!!

    Finally they line up, throw a ball, and knock eqchother down again.

    If they would not interrupt the band playing, cheerleaders
    etc with that wretched macho-knockdown stuff, it
    would have been tolerable.

    NEVER get me to another of those!!!!
     
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  3. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    I want my guy to have male interests.

    So he is not supposed to like my feminine hobbies.:p
     
  4. Audie

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    I suppose. You dont, and I dont need a man
    for financial support. So yeah.
     
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  5. Audie

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    No watching influenceers on yourtube showing off their
    new Chanel?
     
  6. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    We Roman ladies say: l'omo ha da puzza'
    Meaning, man has to stink to be considered desirable
     
  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    To me its like a slow (very) game of rugby but with mouth guards and Kevlar armour.

    Rugby i can watch, its played by real, tough men who are not bothered about how many teeth they have at the end if the game.

    Rugby joke.
    Player is knocked to the ground and the whole opposing team dive on him.
    The medic is called who pronounces the player dead, at which point the player jumps up and says, 'its ok. I'll walk it off'
     
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  8. Audie

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    See that is another that is so not Chinese
     
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    Why is why women's soccer is never really going
    to be popular.
     
  10. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Nor me, cleanliness is king.
     
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  11. ChristineM

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    I understand there has just been a world cup that america won. That should boost its popularity rating on your side of the puddle
     
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  12. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Here we have extremes.
    Woman has to be 100% perfect and perfumed.
    Man has to stink.
     
  13. Audie

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    Ah the perfume is sos you cant smell him.
     
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  14. ChristineM

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    I have been to Italy a few times, i honestly can't say i have come across a stinky male. Not been looking of course but they generally struck me as clean and well dressed.

    (Damn, seems even the police uniforms were tailored by Armani)
     
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    Ah, but I submit that 'being good buds with a pal" is ALSO love; 'philios.' Love of a friend. If the only love one calls 'love' is the one that includes lust, one is definitely committing the 'no true Scott' fallacy.

    Or, as Jesus said,
    John 15:13 King James Version (KJV)
    13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
     
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    Huh. I loved football. Never watched it, but I loved it. My hubby and my father would watch it together, with our sons...and the women would be in the same house; kitchen, usually, having our own family confab. The game background noise, along with the male comments, the fall weather, me in the kitchen enjoying my daughters and our time (unless it was a daughter watching the game and the son spending time with me, which happened once in awhile) together. We'd bake something and gossip.

    I know, I know...sounds very 'fifties' or patriarchal or something...but it was warm, and familial, and loving...and after the game the MEN would cook and the women would sit back and enjoy the fall weather. Loved it.

    Miss it.

    ......and sometimes he would do his hobby to the sound of a documentary I was watching. Worked.

    That's love.
     
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    First, I believe in taking the time and making an effort to live in an aesthetically appealing way -- at least in some areas of life -- including when it comes to friendship, affection, love, sex, intimacy.

    Next, to me behaving in a thoughtful, sensitive, and considerate manner towards my partners is the necessary and required beginning of an aesthetic approach to "relationships".

    Third, I can "do romance" -- at least to a point -- but it's like speaking a second language to me. I'm not entirely at home with it -- I just make it look like I'm at home with it.

    Last, no matter what else I try to do, I try to leave my partners as well off -- or better off -- than I found them. That's the bottom line.
     
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    You might be onto something there.. .
     
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    That's why old folks give up after a while and just eat potato salad afterwards.
     
  20. ChristineM

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    I would submit that friendship can be love but not as intense as the real thing.

    And of course it is obvious what the op is talking about.
     
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