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Re: singles?
« Reply #765 on: July 04, 2018, 02:50:03 PM »
MAN stands for Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg and is spelled with a single N.
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« Reply #766 on: July 04, 2018, 03:00:23 PM »
MAN stands for Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg and is spelled with a single N.

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« Reply #767 on: July 04, 2018, 03:06:40 PM »
@Sharbel: LOL
You do have a good sense of humour!
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« Reply #768 on: July 04, 2018, 06:06:08 PM »
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« Reply #769 on: July 04, 2018, 06:35:48 PM »
That's my evening ride.
I wish this were my morning commute ride:

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« Reply #770 on: July 04, 2018, 07:07:17 PM »
That one is for the weekends, for sure.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #771 on: July 05, 2018, 12:29:39 AM »
The problem is that, apart from being in an uncomfortable situation with the ex-boyfriend, I would be "the guy who hung out with his friend's ex". Not a good fame.
I don't see anything bad there.

No need to choose sides if you were all friends and you weren't the cause of the breakup.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #772 on: July 15, 2018, 02:34:16 PM »
Having a cyclical minor crush on an autistic friend is always a thrilling experience.  :laugh:

(she's a very smart and beautiful girl, and has become more and more comfortable with social occasions over the years I've known her, we even danced yesterday; she's still much socially improper, but in a cute way)
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« Reply #773 on: July 15, 2018, 11:05:11 PM »
Having a cyclical minor crush on an autistic friend is always a thrilling experience.  :laugh:
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« Reply #774 on: July 15, 2018, 11:12:08 PM »
Co-dependence is a terrible thing.
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« Reply #775 on: July 16, 2018, 06:19:18 AM »
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Wait, I'm not autistic, just a bit weird lol

But I wouldn't get involved, not because of her condition, but rather some other incompatibilities that make risking such an old friendship not worth it.
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« Reply #776 on: July 16, 2018, 09:37:53 PM »
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Wait, I'm not autistic, just a bit weird lol
I'm sorry, but I had the impression that you were on medication.  Two people on psychotropic medications should not become romantically involved.  If that's not the case, it's still a tremendous cross to take, so only if the Lord calls you to bear it, such as St. Simeon did.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #777 on: July 16, 2018, 10:39:27 PM »
I have ADHD and anxiety, but on meds I'm totally normal and off meds that still isn't all so bad on itself, but it makes life too messy and stressful, so it's not worth it.

For some reason I'm surrounded by functionally autists, which includes a very close cousin cousin, my best friend and a close friend from church, plus the girl I've mentioned, so it's just all normal to me. Today I told a friend what I wrote here and she was a bit disgusted, because she as most people thinks of autists in terms of dysfunctional mentally impaired kids, while they can look like Lionel Messi or Tim Burton.

A romantic relationship, however, should indeed bring new nuances to the condition...
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Re: singles?
« Reply #778 on: July 16, 2018, 11:24:47 PM »
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Wait, I'm not autistic, just a bit weird lol
I'm sorry, but I had the impression that you were on medication.  Two people on psychotropic medications should not become romantically involved.  If that's not the case, it's still a tremendous cross to take, so only if the Lord calls you to bear it, such as St. Simeon did.

Alcohol is psychotropic; by this argument couples should not enjoy alcoholic beverages when dating.  That would reduce the number of marriages for sure, given the extent to which for some people a drink enables them to socialize.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #779 on: July 16, 2018, 11:46:58 PM »
I'm sorry, but I had the impression that you were on medication.  Two people on psychotropic medications should not become romantically involved.  If that's not the case, it's still a tremendous cross to take, so only if the Lord calls you to bear it, such as St. Simeon did.
Alcohol is psychotropic; by this argument couples should not enjoy alcoholic beverages when dating.  That would reduce the number of marriages for sure, given the extent to which for some people a drink enables them to socialize.
Last time I asked, my doctor refused to prescribe a daily happy hour for me because booze is not really medication.
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« Reply #780 on: October 04, 2018, 11:13:24 AM »
I have a vision. For a long tiime I think that a foot pilgrimage with the boyfriend/fiance should be a good test for potential marriage with him. For a few years I have a dream to attend foot pilgrimage from Sofia to Rylski monastery for the Transfiguration feast in Bulgaria (instead of Grabarka here in Poland) and then move to Romania, visit some monastiers, to finally reach Nicula monastery to addent solemnities of the Dormition feast. My vision is that such 2-weeks foot pilgrimage would be a good test, but also something to strengthen our relations on various levels. Edit: of course the day before the pilgrimage (so the last day before the Dormion fast) would be: eating something from Bulgarian rostilj (meat from grill) and drinking wine and leastning to chalga, while on the Dormition feast eating sarmele, drinking Romanian wine and listening to manele.
There is a chance that we meet there in person, my friends have been asking me to come for some time and i plan to finally not miss it this year.
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« Reply #781 on: November 17, 2018, 03:54:15 AM »
I'm 35 and single... always have been. There have been periods of time in the past it has bothered me. I'd long for a loving wife to talk to and confide in, and children running up to me and yelling "Daddy, Daddy, look what I did in school today!" That's in the past though, I don't think so much about it now. I figure if I'm meant to be married, God will direct. I did the looking thing before, and let's just say I don't have the greatest of luck when it comes to women. Being Orthodox of course makes the possibilities a bit more limited, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my faith for love.

Same here, but 31😎

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« Reply #782 on: November 17, 2018, 04:55:28 AM »
I'm 35 and single... always have been. There have been periods of time in the past it has bothered me. I'd long for a loving wife to talk to and confide in, and children running up to me and yelling "Daddy, Daddy, look what I did in school today!" That's in the past though, I don't think so much about it now. I figure if I'm meant to be married, God will direct. I did the looking thing before, and let's just say I don't have the greatest of luck when it comes to women. Being Orthodox of course makes the possibilities a bit more limited, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my faith for love.

Same here, but 31😎

He's 42 by now.
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« Reply #783 on: November 24, 2018, 03:16:45 AM »
I'm 35 and single... always have been. There have been periods of time in the past it has bothered me. I'd long for a loving wife to talk to and confide in, and children running up to me and yelling "Daddy, Daddy, look what I did in school today!" That's in the past though, I don't think so much about it now. I figure if I'm meant to be married, God will direct. I did the looking thing before, and let's just say I don't have the greatest of luck when it comes to women. Being Orthodox of course makes the possibilities a bit more limited, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my faith for love.

Same here, but 31😎

He's 42 by now.

And still single?😂

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« Reply #784 on: November 25, 2018, 02:50:49 AM »


There's an altar server I know who is 41-42. He grew up in the same town in New York that I'm from.

I'm 45. I hope I can work up the nerve to talk to him.

Then again, maybe he'll want someone 26. Who knows?  :'(

Jimmy the altar server wasn't in church this morning, so I couldn't ask him out.

Sigh. I'll wait 'til next time.

I'm awaiting the next installment of this saga. Did he ever return to church? Did you ever ask him out?

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« Reply #785 on: November 25, 2018, 03:14:34 AM »
He did.

I still don't have the courage yet.
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« Reply #786 on: November 25, 2018, 04:58:22 AM »
Single men are an easy bunch. Go for it and it will be fine.
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« Reply #787 on: November 26, 2018, 12:35:29 AM »
He did.

I still don't have the courage yet.

Do you two chat regularly at coffee hour?
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« Reply #788 on: November 26, 2018, 01:00:49 AM »
Single men are an easy bunch. Go for it and it will be fine.

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« Reply #789 on: January 14, 2019, 11:40:57 PM »
I was dating a Baptist girl, but it ended. Probably for the best; her parents didn't like me, and really didn't like Orthodoxy. (They threatened to destroy an icon I gave her.)

I'll get out of the military next year and I can move anywhere. Anyone know a city in the US where there's a high chance of meeting other single Orthodox people? Or a college, perhaps? I'm 22
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« Reply #790 on: January 16, 2019, 01:56:42 AM »
I'll get out of the military next year and I can move anywhere. Anyone know a city in the US where there's a high chance of meeting other single Orthodox people? Or a college, perhaps? I'm 22

Have you considered University of Saint Katherine (San Diego)? https://usk.edu/ Another thing to try is maybe seek out a few dozen parishes around the country that seem to have a lot of young people (ask around here perhaps) and then see if there are schools or work opportunities within driving distance of that.
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« Reply #791 on: January 16, 2019, 10:42:52 AM »
Hellenic College in Brookline, Mass.

Or any large campus with an OCF.
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« Reply #792 on: January 16, 2019, 10:48:35 AM »
or seminary.... ;)
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« Reply #793 on: January 16, 2019, 11:03:49 AM »
Have you considered University of Saint Katherine (San Diego)? https://usk.edu/ Another thing to try is maybe seek out a few dozen parishes around the country that seem to have a lot of young people (ask around here perhaps) and then see if there are schools or work opportunities within driving distance of that.

Those are both excellent ideas, maneki_neko! I was not familiar with the University of St. Katherine, but it looks very interesting.

or seminary.... ;)

In the Roman Catholic diocese I grew up in, the girls were always crazy about seminarians. Several of my friends dropped out of RC seminary to marry, and I suspect they might have gone for that very purpose...

I'm not sure I would trust a bishop who would be willing to ordain me, but it's something to consider.

Hellenic College in Brookline, Mass.

Or any large campus with an OCF.

That's good thinking. I'll start looking at the OCFs for any college I check out.
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« Reply #794 on: January 16, 2019, 01:07:01 PM »

I know of a lovely, kind, sweet, early 30's female, who lives in the Eastern US, who would make someone a great spouse.

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« Reply #795 on: January 16, 2019, 01:12:41 PM »

I know of a lovely, kind, sweet, early 30's female, who lives in the Eastern US, who would make someone a great spouse.
Why all the mystery, m'lady...?  :angel:
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« Reply #796 on: January 16, 2019, 01:58:01 PM »

I know of a lovely, kind, sweet, early 30's female, who lives in the Eastern US, who would make someone a great spouse.
Why all the mystery, m'lady...?  :angel:
I'm sure Liza doesn't want her harassed...   ;D
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« Reply #797 on: January 16, 2019, 02:46:18 PM »

I know of a lovely, kind, sweet, early 30's female, who lives in the Eastern US, who would make someone a great spouse.
Why all the mystery, m'lady...?  :angel:
I'm sure Liza doesn't want her harassed...   ;D

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« Reply #798 on: January 16, 2019, 04:27:41 PM »

Yes.... I do not want her harassed.  ;) 
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« Reply #799 on: January 16, 2019, 05:03:44 PM »
Just kidding. ;D
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« Reply #800 on: March 07, 2019, 05:01:23 PM »

I know of a lovely, kind, sweet, early 30's female, who lives in the Eastern US, who would make someone a great spouse.

Sounds like someone I know...
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« Reply #801 on: March 07, 2019, 07:30:03 PM »
Change female for male and you have Mor Ephrem.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #802 on: March 07, 2019, 07:48:11 PM »
Change female for male and you have Mor Ephrem.

TransMorgrification, yo.
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Re: singles?
« Reply #803 on: March 07, 2019, 08:02:12 PM »
Change female for male and you have Mor Ephrem.

You’re a delight!

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Re: singles?
« Reply #804 on: March 07, 2019, 08:04:59 PM »
You’re a delight!
Well, I'm Imp the Dimp, the ladies' pimp
The women fight for my delight
But I'm the grandmaster with the three MCs
That shock the house for the young ladies
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Re: singles?
« Reply #805 on: March 22, 2019, 10:33:00 AM »

Council of Nicea:
Εθη ἀρχαῖα κρατείτω. 
Mores antiqui obtineant.
The ancient ways shall prevail.

The sentiment of Nicea in Greek and Latin, translated into English.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #806 on: March 22, 2019, 10:39:22 AM »

I know of a lovely, kind, sweet, early 30's female, who lives in the Eastern US, who would make someone a great spouse.

Do you think she would like to be married to someone working towards becoming an Orthodox priest?

(And alas that would also require she not have been in a prior marriage)

I know a fine Orthodox gentleman who feels called to the priesthood and is studying for ordination, who has another source of secular income to sustain him, who would love to have a family, but he hasn’t yet met someone he feels like he could grow old together with, and he is basically resigned to celibacy barring a miracle, which perhaps your lady might be. 

Council of Nicea:
Εθη ἀρχαῖα κρατείτω. 
Mores antiqui obtineant.
The ancient ways shall prevail.

The sentiment of Nicea in Greek and Latin, translated into English.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #807 on: August 20, 2019, 07:05:41 AM »
This year during the foot pilgrimage from Warsaw to the Holy Mount Grabarka I met a nice guy. The problem is that he is 10 years younger than me, so it means he's 18 years old. Maybe if you're 50 such difference is not big, and especially if you're a man but he even hasn't graduated high school yet.
It's so sad, as it's so difficult for me to find a guy in Poland that is 1. Orthodox 2. Attractive physically 3. Single 4. Has some hobbies, is not a (total) peasant 5. I haven't already met him
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Re: singles?
« Reply #808 on: August 20, 2019, 07:30:50 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your handmaiden.
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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Re: singles?
« Reply #809 on: August 20, 2019, 07:43:32 AM »
..it's so difficult for me to find a guy in Poland that is 1. Orthodox...

Yes, I imagine that this would be very difficult to find in Poland.  Maybe you could convert someone.  :)
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