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« on: June 10, 2018, 08:05:17 AM »
Hi all there!Blessed be your souls!I am just wondering how to get an Orthodox girlfriend.At my church are only old people so I am the only teen there.(when I say girlfriend I say without sins,I mean a pure love between two teenagers-I need a girl to confess to and to help me battle with my sins and also to give me her love)

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 08:25:49 AM »
Hello Razvanciurescu!

It is not a strange subject.  There are a lot of us looking for spouses.  Since you are in Romania, pray to St. Paraskeve (Petka).  Her relics I believe are located in the cathedral in Iasi.


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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 10:50:14 AM »
Hi all there!Blessed be your souls!I am just wondering how to get an Orthodox girlfriend.At my church are only old people so I am the only teen there.(when I say girlfriend I say without sins,I mean a pure love between two teenagers-I need a girl to confess to and to help me battle with my sins and also to give me her love)

Truthfully you sound a little selfish. You want a sinless girl. While you yourself are not sinless. Nobody is really. You have set some pretty high standards that nobody can meet. So you are pretty much eliminating just about everyone.
Secondly there are plenty of young people's orthodox gatherings.  You just have to find them and get off the couch.  You will make new freinds and those friends will introduce you to others. Eventually you will find someone.  Its not that difficult.  Just take it easy with the other stuff. No girl is going to want a blind boy.  ;)

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 01:06:27 PM »
Actually I didn’t meant without sins-I meant virgin(without sexual sins)!

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 01:22:04 PM »
You're in the US, so there are definitely a lot of space for Orthodox young people gathering and meeting across different churches...
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 04:25:34 PM »
Actually I didn’t meant without sins-I meant virgin(without sexual sins)!


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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 04:32:20 PM »
Actually I didn’t meant without sins-I meant virgin(without sexual sins)!

What about a girl who's not a virgin but who has repented of that past and no longer wants to have pre-martial sex? You'd need to get to know her to find out, I would think.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 05:15:46 PM »
Actually I didn’t meant without sins-I meant virgin(without sexual sins)!

If you're living in the US and you want to marry a virgin, good luck. They're out there, but it's not common amongst marriage-aged Americans. Still better odds than finding an Orthodox girl though.

If you'd like to get married, you might have to compromise one of those standards. I gave up on finding a girl in the Church, decided to import. I'm dating a devout Protestant girl who I am working on turning into an devout Orthodox girl.

RalphaCam's advice to attend any sort of Orthodox gathering you can find seems wise. I'd also add: lift weights and make sure you dress decently.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2018, 10:32:45 AM »


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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2018, 11:28:45 AM »
Actually I didn’t meant without sins-I meant virgin(without sexual sins)!

No offense but how old are you? My advice would be get an education to support you and your new wife when you find her. Trust me working in a hot factory isnt fun.
  And finding your soul mate isnt easy, but even if you find her and shes not a Virgin, dont throw that away, everyone sins my friend. But that doesnt mean to find just anyone, take time.

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 11:48:33 AM »
One should never enter into a romantic relationship without considering marriage with the other person. Since are you just a teenager, you should not be seeking for a girlfriend at this moment. Besides, the needs you described are not up to a girlfriend to answer, only a wife.

Take it off your mind and strive to expand your circle of friends of both sexes. Besides, the best romances begin with a good friendship.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 06:04:29 PM »
The last two posts are both good advice.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2018, 01:10:31 AM »
Good luck on finding an Orthodox girl, let alone a devout one.

You may have to relax some of your standards like platypus said.

I didn't find my wife in the Church, but she was open to everything from day one. That helped a lot. It's not easy but with God everything is possible.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2018, 11:40:36 PM »
One should never enter into a romantic relationship without considering marriage with the other person

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2018, 12:10:53 AM »
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Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2018, 12:09:10 PM »
find a friend who is a girl, first. (a friend-girl)
then maybe you will be become best friends.
Marry a best friend.
unfortunately, this takes time.

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2018, 12:39:49 PM »
find a friend who is a girl, first. (a friend-girl)
then maybe you will be become best friends.
Marry a best friend.
unfortunately, this takes time.

I prefer demarcate "best friend" and "boyfriend". As I've said this in a few places in this forum, in other cases friendship between women and men wouldn't be possible. But it is.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2018, 01:48:35 PM »
wise words from dominika
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2018, 11:17:13 AM »
One should never enter into a romantic relationship without considering marriage with the other person.

Define "enter into a romantic relationship."
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2018, 11:32:02 AM »
One should never enter into a romantic relationship without considering marriage with the other person.

Define "enter into a romantic relationship."

I believe he is talking about sexual intercourse as pre marital sex is a sin! :-[
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2018, 05:43:04 PM »
One should never enter into a romantic relationship without considering marriage with the other person.

Define "enter into a romantic relationship."

I believe he is talking about sexual intercourse as pre marital sex is a sin! :-[

Wow...

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2018, 05:56:04 PM »
One should never enter into a romantic relationship without considering marriage with the other person.

Define "enter into a romantic relationship."

I believe he is talking about sexual intercourse as pre marital sex is a sin! :-[

Wow...

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2018, 06:31:37 PM »
find a friend who is a girl, first. (a friend-girl)
then maybe you will be become best friends.
Marry a best friend.
unfortunately, this takes time.
This.  Or at least be sure you can also be friends with the object of your romantic interest.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2018, 08:07:52 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2018, 08:12:53 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

And where is such island populated by hamdsone virgin Orthodox men who don't feel vocation for monkhood and that are not extreme egoists?...
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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2018, 08:20:53 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

And where is such island populated by hamdsone virgin Orthodox men who don't feel vocation for monkhood and that are not extreme egoists?...

It does not exist.  I'm sorry.
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2018, 08:27:34 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

And where is such island populated by hamdsone virgin Orthodox men who don't feel vocation for monkhood and that are not extreme egoists?...

It does not exist.  I'm sorry.

 :'( So, who will shoot an aple for me? (before the bride leaves the home, in the day of the wedding, the groom has to do it in some way - if he fails, the bride won't leave home and there won't be any wedding).
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2018, 08:42:12 PM »
I'm not a professional matchmaker (I only have a little Jewish blood), but I will search.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2018, 08:43:41 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

And where is such island populated by hamdsone virgin Orthodox men who don't feel vocation for monkhood and that are not extreme egoists?...

It does not exist.  I'm sorry.

 :'( So, who will shoot an aple for me? (before the bride leaves the home, in the day of the wedding, the groom has to do it in some way - if he fails, the bride won't leave home and there won't be any wedding).

I knew that tradition existed in Russia, I wasn't aware that it was the same for other Orthodox Slavic countries / regions! (that is, the tradition of the groom having to perform an annoying task / ransom in order to get the bride)
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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2018, 10:35:51 PM »
:'( So, who will shoot an aple for me? (before the bride leaves the home, in the day of the wedding, the groom has to do it in some way - if he fails, the bride won't leave home and there won't be any wedding).
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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2018, 10:37:11 PM »
I only have a little Jewish blood
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2018, 09:38:01 AM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

You know what they say about those ladies. Russian in the streets, Greek in the sheets.
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« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2018, 10:34:59 AM »
I only have a little Jewish blood
My theory that all Latinos are crypto-Jews shows itself to be true day after day... ¡Shalón, cousin!
Can you elaborate it? Even in a separate topic?
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« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2018, 11:21:28 AM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

You know what they say about those ladies. Russian in the streets, Greek in the sheets.

 :'(  :'(  :'(  ARE YOU SAYING GREEK WOMAN ARE BETTER AT SEX!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(
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« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2018, 12:08:56 PM »
Every soul needs to be Russian and every heart Greek.
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« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2018, 12:12:56 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

You know what they say about those ladies. Russian in the streets, Greek in the sheets.

 :'(  :'(  :'(  ARE YOU SAYING GREEK WOMAN ARE BETTER AT SEX!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(

I have no point of comparison and no plans to.
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« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2018, 12:43:35 PM »
Every soul needs to be Russian and every heart Greek.

AWWWWWWWWW  :D
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2018, 01:24:26 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

You know what they say about those ladies. Russian in the streets, Greek in the sheets.

 :'(  :'(  :'(  ARE YOU SAYING GREEK WOMAN ARE BETTER AT SEX!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(

Sounds like I just found my PhD research topic...

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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2018, 02:49:37 PM »
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2018, 02:53:54 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

You know what they say about those ladies. Russian in the streets, Greek in the sheets.

 :'(  :'(  :'(  ARE YOU SAYING GREEK WOMAN ARE BETTER AT SEX!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(

What's that to you? Aren't you going to be a monk?
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2018, 02:54:41 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

You know what they say about those ladies. Russian in the streets, Greek in the sheets.

 :'(  :'(  :'(  ARE YOU SAYING GREEK WOMAN ARE BETTER AT SEX!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(

What's that to you? Aren't you going to be a monk?

Yeah, I'm gonna be a monk!  :angel:  :angel:  :angel:
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2018, 02:59:55 PM »
There is a secret island that has a convent full of beautiful virgin Orthodox women who only take vows to be married to an Orthodox man and have 6+ children.  I can tell you about it...for a price.

You know what they say about those ladies. Russian in the streets, Greek in the sheets.

 :'(  :'(  :'(  ARE YOU SAYING GREEK WOMAN ARE BETTER AT SEX!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(

What's that to you? Aren't you going to be a monk?

Yeah, I'm gonna be a monk!  :angel:  :angel:  :angel:

Run along then, cheeky monky, and leave the talk of ladies' skills to the people of the world. :P
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2018, 03:17:06 PM »
I only have a little Jewish blood
My theory that all Latinos are crypto-Jews shows itself to be true day after day... ¡Shalón, cousin!
Can you elaborate it? Even in a separate topic?
I'm just joking by exaggeration, but since it's nothing detailed, I'll just say it quickly here: a big part of the Portuguese and Spaniards who came to Latin America were New Christians (that is, Jews and rarely Muslims who were converted, often forcibly, to Roman Catholicism) or even actual open Jews. This left some traces such as Brazil having a large region with a Hebrew name (Seridó), some Ladino words (judiar, sefardana, mezura) and adapted phrases, plus some Jewish superstitions (such as swearing on dead relatives). Many other countries had similar influence from Jews and New Christians, some of them having New Christian communities to this day. Papiamento, the most widely spoken language of the ABC Islands (near Venezuela), is a creole largely based on Ladino. The New York Jewish community was founded by Brazilian Jews who were exhiled due to their support of the Dutch West India Company invaders.

Of course while a couple of New Christian traits passed to the general populace, others were only practiced by descendants of actual New Christians, through endogamy and crypto-Judaism, until the religious aspect of their culture faded off, and eventually their peculiar practices too. I claim Jewish ancestry because my grandmother's family did all this weird stuff that would raise Torquemada's eyebrow, plus she has a characteristically Portuguese New Christian surname, "Cunha", which is a cryptic form of "Cohen". My grandma herself only came to fully understand her heritage after she started working for a Jewish woman who explained the origin of each strange custom she recalled.
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Re: Strange Subject
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2018, 06:09:55 PM »
^^ thank you very much for this, indeed, very interesting info :) if we add Arabic blood in the epoch of Al-Andalus, plus much later migrations of the Levant people to Latin America, it would be mean that indeed if not Jew, they have generally Semitic blood :P
Anyway, seriously, thanks again for your opinion.
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