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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #135 on: May 16, 2012, 03:57:05 PM »
Yes, I am a J, A. DZH is an orthographic concern (DZ would make me Polish, though it's a common enough interpretation, since English is not big on digraphs...or is it? :)), though I'll answer to just about anything that approximates DZH, J, etc. Glad to know you'll go by ZZ, as A is not too hard to remember, but it might get confusing around here if we start treating our usernames as decoder rings for anything other than having fun with initialisms, YKWIM?

I have an idear as to what your name is supposing I am pronouncing dzheremi correctly.  I did in fact LOL the first time I noticed this.

This is getting really intense!
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« Reply #136 on: May 16, 2012, 03:58:46 PM »
It's not a big secret or anything. I just chose this out of habit, as it is the name I posted under on Catholic Answers Forum before I came here, since they have so many people there that my name was already taken. I figured they probably didn't have too many East Slavic speakers there, and at the time I still spoke Russian relatively fluently (can't say I do so now, sadly), so it seemed a natural fit. Here it seems almost useless, but oh well...teper' uzhe pozdno...  ::)

I'm glad you kept the same username, DZH. I was on CAF (lurktastically) before I came here and I was all, "Hey, I know him!"  ;D
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #137 on: May 16, 2012, 04:08:08 PM »
Ruh-roh...now I'm in trouble. :angel:

Back to finding Ergib a husband, eh...!  ;)

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« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2012, 04:15:38 PM »

Back to finding Ergib a husband, eh...!  ;)

Yes, please do focus! lol

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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #139 on: May 17, 2012, 02:39:19 PM »
In searching for OO husband, I  found copticmatch.com ;D

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« Reply #140 on: May 17, 2012, 02:42:50 PM »
Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

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« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2012, 03:00:18 PM »
Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(

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« Reply #142 on: May 17, 2012, 03:25:20 PM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it) before becoming too excited or signing up, but okay. It's better to follow your spiritual father's advice in this search anyway. And do not despair! God gave a child to Sarah, no doubt he can give a husband to a good woman such as yourself! :)

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« Reply #143 on: May 17, 2012, 05:25:37 PM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.  What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.  Check it out, meet some people, and THEN if you think that you have to get a blessing from someone (and that may well be appropriate at that point) then do so.  I think that you have a good point of view there, Ergib, and it is one that I told my son.  If the priest is NOT going to find you a husband, then he should pretty well stay out of your business as you go about finding one.  The quote that comes to mind is this: "But He said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers."

Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(

I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #144 on: May 17, 2012, 05:25:54 PM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it) before becoming too excited or signing up, but okay. It's better to follow your spiritual father's advice in this search anyway. And do not despair! God gave a child to Sarah, no doubt he can give a husband to a good woman such as yourself! :)

I don't know if I should have chicken or pork for dinner tonight and my spiritual father still hasn't replied to my email even though it's 5:30. Should I just pick one and hope it is right or go without dinner to be safe?


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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #145 on: May 17, 2012, 06:03:38 PM »
"For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide, even to the end." Psalm 48:14

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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #146 on: May 17, 2012, 07:49:15 PM »


She is so sexy when she is disgusted (and any other time).
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #147 on: May 17, 2012, 07:56:54 PM »
She cracks me up. I am a huge 30 Rock fan.
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #148 on: May 17, 2012, 08:18:23 PM »
She cracks me up. I am a huge 30 Rock fan.
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« Reply #149 on: May 17, 2012, 08:23:45 PM »
She cracks me up. I am a huge 30 Rock fan.
Banned for being a 30 Rock fan.  Oops, wrong thread. :-\

What?! Ban you! That show is amazing.

I'm sorry, Ergib, haha.
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« Reply #150 on: May 17, 2012, 08:36:32 PM »
She cracks me up. I am a huge 30 Rock fan.
Banned for being a 30 Rock fan.  Oops, wrong thread. :-\

What?! Ban you! That show is amazing.

I'm sorry, Ergib, haha.

It's pretty unfunny. And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.


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« Reply #151 on: May 17, 2012, 08:43:16 PM »
And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.

This conclusively demonstrates that you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to women, and thus you can no longer talk about the subject on this forum.

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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #152 on: May 17, 2012, 08:48:36 PM »
And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.

This conclusively demonstrates that you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to women, and thus you can no longer talk about the subject on this forum.

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« Reply #153 on: May 17, 2012, 08:59:36 PM »
She cracks me up. I am a huge 30 Rock fan.
Banned for being a 30 Rock fan.  Oops, wrong thread. :-\

What?! Ban you! That show is amazing.

I'm sorry, Ergib, haha.

It's pretty unfunny. And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.



No accounting for taste I guess. ;)
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #154 on: May 17, 2012, 09:16:53 PM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.  What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.  Check it out, meet some people, and THEN if you think that you have to get a blessing from someone (and that may well be appropriate at that point) then do so.  I think that you have a good point of view there, Ergib, and it is one that I told my son.  If the priest is NOT going to find you a husband, then he should pretty well stay out of your business as you go about finding one.  The quote that comes to mind is this: "But He said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers."

Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(



Awaiting akimori makoto's response to that. :P

Though I must admit, I have found a couple of Orthodox dating sites out of curiosity.

I haven't joined them, though.
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #155 on: May 17, 2012, 11:07:10 PM »
She cracks me up. I am a huge 30 Rock fan.
Banned for being a 30 Rock fan.  Oops, wrong thread. :-\

What?! Ban you! That show is amazing.

I'm sorry, Ergib, haha.

It's pretty unfunny. And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.



I'm so sorry.  When did you first realize that you were gay?




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« Reply #156 on: May 17, 2012, 11:09:15 PM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.  What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.  Check it out, meet some people, and THEN if you think that you have to get a blessing from someone (and that may well be appropriate at that point) then do so.  I think that you have a good point of view there, Ergib, and it is one that I told my son.  If the priest is NOT going to find you a husband, then he should pretty well stay out of your business as you go about finding one.  The quote that comes to mind is this: "But He said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers."

Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(



Awaiting akimori makoto's response to that. :P

Though I must admit, I have found a couple of Orthodox dating sites out of curiosity.

I haven't joined them, though.

Don't worry.  I don't think that Jesus had Akimori or Sauron in mind when He said that.
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« Reply #157 on: May 18, 2012, 12:00:01 AM »
Please keep in mind that this is a bell curve, not a linear scale.

Also keep in mind you are making some assumptions and have not provided the appropriate stipulations. Seems a bit surprising to me.

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« Reply #158 on: May 18, 2012, 12:12:37 AM »
Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it."
Classic quote.  ;D
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #159 on: May 18, 2012, 12:16:20 AM »
And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.

This conclusively demonstrates that you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to women, and thus you can no longer talk about the subject on this forum.

Agreed, Sauron has lost his "rating babes" privileges.  He retains his "rating shows" privileges. 
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« Reply #160 on: May 18, 2012, 12:17:56 AM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.  What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.  Check it out, meet some people, and THEN if you think that you have to get a blessing from someone (and that may well be appropriate at that point) then do so.  I think that you have a good point of view there, Ergib, and it is one that I told my son.  If the priest is NOT going to find you a husband, then he should pretty well stay out of your business as you go about finding one.  The quote that comes to mind is this: "But He said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers."

Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(



Awaiting akimori makoto's response to that. :P

Though I must admit, I have found a couple of Orthodox dating sites out of curiosity.

I haven't joined them, though.

Care to share these sites with us?  I am interested by this plural case that you are using.  I would like to state that as the "OC.net Dating Site Guru" I know almost every site out there but only knew of one Orthodox site.
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #161 on: May 18, 2012, 12:39:49 AM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.  What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.  Check it out, meet some people, and THEN if you think that you have to get a blessing from someone (and that may well be appropriate at that point) then do so.  I think that you have a good point of view there, Ergib, and it is one that I told my son.  If the priest is NOT going to find you a husband, then he should pretty well stay out of your business as you go about finding one.  The quote that comes to mind is this: "But He said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers."

Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(



Awaiting akimori makoto's response to that. :P

Though I must admit, I have found a couple of Orthodox dating sites out of curiosity.

I haven't joined them, though.

Care to share these sites with us?  I am interested by this plural case that you are using.  I would like to state that as the "OC.net Dating Site Guru" I know almost every site out there but only knew of one Orthodox site.

Here are what I could find:

http://www.orthodoxchristiandating.com/connect/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orthodox-Christian-Singles/266833854444
http://orthodoxsingles.tripod.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox_singles/
http://orthodox-single.livejournal.com/

Some are better than others, of course, and there are websites that are specifically set up to date people of a specific nationality (Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, etc.) where Orthodoxy is a major religion that turn up in these searches as well.

Also of interest would be this OCA.org handbook on Pan-Orthodox Christian Singles meetup (in the Baltimore-DC area): http://oca.org/resource-handbook/parishdevelopment/the-pan-orthodox-christian-singles-of-the-baltimore-washington-dc-area
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #162 on: May 18, 2012, 12:56:47 AM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.  What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.  Check it out, meet some people, and THEN if you think that you have to get a blessing from someone (and that may well be appropriate at that point) then do so.  I think that you have a good point of view there, Ergib, and it is one that I told my son.  If the priest is NOT going to find you a husband, then he should pretty well stay out of your business as you go about finding one.  The quote that comes to mind is this: "But He said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers."

Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(



Awaiting akimori makoto's response to that. :P

Though I must admit, I have found a couple of Orthodox dating sites out of curiosity.

I haven't joined them, though.

Care to share these sites with us?  I am interested by this plural case that you are using.  I would like to state that as the "OC.net Dating Site Guru" I know almost every site out there but only knew of one Orthodox site.

Here are what I could find:

http://www.orthodoxchristiandating.com/connect/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orthodox-Christian-Singles/266833854444
http://orthodoxsingles.tripod.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox_singles/
http://orthodox-single.livejournal.com/

Some are better than others, of course, and there are websites that are specifically set up to date people of a specific nationality (Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, etc.) where Orthodoxy is a major religion that turn up in these searches as well.

Also of interest would be this OCA.org handbook on Pan-Orthodox Christian Singles meetup (in the Baltimore-DC area): http://oca.org/resource-handbook/parishdevelopment/the-pan-orthodox-christian-singles-of-the-baltimore-washington-dc-area

Ok, I knew the first one.  I have had nothing but scam artists on there.  I am looking at the singles meet up webpage right now.  It's a good idea.
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #163 on: May 18, 2012, 12:59:02 AM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.  What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.  Check it out, meet some people, and THEN if you think that you have to get a blessing from someone (and that may well be appropriate at that point) then do so.  I think that you have a good point of view there, Ergib, and it is one that I told my son.  If the priest is NOT going to find you a husband, then he should pretty well stay out of your business as you go about finding one.  The quote that comes to mind is this: "But He said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers."

Hahaha. I asked a Coptic priest about that site once and he said "I've never heard of it, but stay away from it. The Church is not a dating service, so I can't imagine that it is blessed by any bishop."

Even the church is against me! :D (Seriously, though, the priest's words are something to think about.)

 :'( I was so excited when I found the site. I guess I will just have my Spiritual father find me an old man! :'( :'(



Awaiting akimori makoto's response to that. :P

Though I must admit, I have found a couple of Orthodox dating sites out of curiosity.

I haven't joined them, though.

Care to share these sites with us?  I am interested by this plural case that you are using.  I would like to state that as the "OC.net Dating Site Guru" I know almost every site out there but only knew of one Orthodox site.

Here are what I could find:

http://www.orthodoxchristiandating.com/connect/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orthodox-Christian-Singles/266833854444
http://orthodoxsingles.tripod.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox_singles/
http://orthodox-single.livejournal.com/

Some are better than others, of course, and there are websites that are specifically set up to date people of a specific nationality (Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, etc.) where Orthodoxy is a major religion that turn up in these searches as well.

Also of interest would be this OCA.org handbook on Pan-Orthodox Christian Singles meetup (in the Baltimore-DC area): http://oca.org/resource-handbook/parishdevelopment/the-pan-orthodox-christian-singles-of-the-baltimore-washington-dc-area

Ok, I knew the first one.  I have had nothing but scam artists on there.  I am looking at the singles meet up webpage right now.  It's a good idea.

I would need to join a bigger church for one of those. The church I attend is full of people who are either too old, too young, or already married.

But I definitely think it's a good idea.

The Facebook site looks fairly legit, but I don't know how useful it would be.
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #164 on: May 18, 2012, 12:59:33 AM »
Honestly, I would not worry about it.  "The Church is not a dating service" is a particularly stupid way to answer this since it is not the Church providing the dating service.

Forgive me, but I think that is the point that Father was trying to make, i.e., it's just a regular dating website called "Coptic Date". It's not connected to the Church in any way, so don't take its name to mean much. At least that's how I took it.  

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What is next, am I going to need a Bishop's blessing or have to run to a "spiritual father" to write an email to someone?  Things here are taken to the point of ridiculousness.


I agree; you did take that to a ridiculous point just now. :)

There are also probably cultural reasons for this attitude. None of the Copts I've known are very warm towards things like western dating, on or off the internet (they say it's not taken seriously). From what little I've been able to tell (one deacon has gotten engaged since I've been here), they still do things the super old-fashioned way: going back home to Egypt to find someone there via their family contacts, or carrying that mindset over here and proposing to girls from church, then using the year-long engagement period as the "getting to know you" period. What can I say? It's FOB-ish, but it makes sense when you consider the stakes, since there really is no divorce in the COC except for adultery.  

Coptic Dating ;D
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #165 on: May 18, 2012, 01:24:31 AM »
Ok, I knew the first one.  I have had nothing but scam artists on there.  I am looking at the singles meet up webpage right now.  It's a good idea.

Also, bigger churches usually have some sort of outreach programs to help young adults and singles. Here's one for the Atlanta area: http://www.atlgoc.org/ministries/parish-ministires/youth-organizations/youth-organizations.html (why it's listed as "youth" I don't know)
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #166 on: May 18, 2012, 01:55:27 AM »
And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.

This conclusively demonstrates that you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to women, and thus you can no longer talk about the subject on this forum.

Agreed, Sauron has lost his "rating babes" privileges.  He retains his "rating shows" privileges. 

shoot, i think that, not only has he lost his "rating babes" privileges, he also loses his  "rating guys" privileges. Beauty is beauty after all...






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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #167 on: May 18, 2012, 10:02:17 AM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it)

I can just picture his reaction.….I will be on the floor laughing   :D

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« Reply #168 on: May 18, 2012, 10:16:26 AM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it) before becoming too excited or signing up, but okay. It's better to follow your spiritual father's advice in this search anyway. And do not despair! God gave a child to Sarah, no doubt he can give a husband to a good woman such as yourself! :)

I don't know if I should have chicken or pork for dinner tonight and my spiritual father still hasn't replied to my email even though it's 5:30. Should I just pick one and hope it is right or go without dinner to be safe?



Silly  :)

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« Reply #169 on: May 18, 2012, 10:22:09 AM »
There are also probably cultural reasons for this attitude. None of the Copts I've known are very warm towards things like western dating, on or off the internet (they say it's not taken seriously). From what little I've been able to tell (one deacon has gotten engaged since I've been here), they still do things the super old-fashioned way: going back home to Egypt to find someone there via their family contacts, or carrying that mindset over here and proposing to girls from church, then using the year-long engagement period as the "getting to know you" period. What can I say? It's FOB-ish, but it makes sense when you consider the stakes, since there really is no divorce in the COC except for adultery.  

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« Reply #170 on: May 18, 2012, 10:23:04 AM »
And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.

This conclusively demonstrates that you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to women, and thus you can no longer talk about the subject on this forum.

Wow, you really have allowed yourself to become feminized, huh?


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« Reply #171 on: May 18, 2012, 10:24:33 AM »
And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.

This conclusively demonstrates that you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to women, and thus you can no longer talk about the subject on this forum.

Agreed, Sauron has lost his "rating babes" privileges.  He retains his "rating shows" privileges. 

The emasculators got their hook into you, too? Woe.


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« Reply #172 on: May 18, 2012, 10:27:14 AM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it) before becoming too excited or signing up, but okay. It's better to follow your spiritual father's advice in this search anyway. And do not despair! God gave a child to Sarah, no doubt he can give a husband to a good woman such as yourself! :)

I don't know if I should have chicken or pork for dinner tonight and my spiritual father still hasn't replied to my email even though it's 5:30. Should I just pick one and hope it is right or go without dinner to be safe?



Silly  :)

Yes, it is silly, which is the point I was making. (and I believe Punch as well) The business on this forum of "ask your spiritual father" for every little thing is ridiculous.

Should I ask Mary or Jane to the school dance? Ask your spiritual father.

Pleats or flat-front? Ask your spiritual father.

Coke or Pepsi? Definitely ask your spiritual father.

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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #173 on: May 18, 2012, 10:31:40 AM »
And, while this fad seems to have passed, I am tired of people trying to convince me that Tina Fey is a hot woman.

This conclusively demonstrates that you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to women, and thus you can no longer talk about the subject on this forum.

Agreed, Sauron has lost his "rating babes" privileges.  He retains his "rating shows" privileges. 

The emasculators got their hook into you, too? Woe.



Negative.  It is the part that they would have took that it interested in Tina Fey.  I assure you, it's not my heart, mind, or soul.   ;)
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« Reply #174 on: May 18, 2012, 10:34:09 AM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it) before becoming too excited or signing up, but okay. It's better to follow your spiritual father's advice in this search anyway. And do not despair! God gave a child to Sarah, no doubt he can give a husband to a good woman such as yourself! :)

I don't know if I should have chicken or pork for dinner tonight and my spiritual father still hasn't replied to my email even though it's 5:30. Should I just pick one and hope it is right or go without dinner to be safe?



Silly  :)

Yes, it is silly, which is the point I was making. (and I believe Punch as well) The business on this forum of "ask your spiritual father" for every little thing is ridiculous.

Should I ask Mary or Jane to the school dance? Ask your spiritual father.

Pleats or flat-front? Ask your spiritual father.

Coke or Pepsi? Definitely ask your spiritual father.


Why would you need to ask your spiritual father about pleats or flat fronts?  There already is a canon forbidding pleats unless the article of clothing in question is a kilt or a cute skirt.  On pants it is forbidden.

(If my spiritual father were to answer the other two questions it would probably go something like this: 1 - Both.  Whichever one says yes.  3 - Slivovitz.)
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #175 on: May 18, 2012, 10:39:47 AM »
The emasculators got their hook into you, too? Woe.



Negative.  It is the part that they would have took that it interested in Tina Fey.  I assure you, it's not my heart, mind, or soul.   ;)

the whole "Tina Fey is hot" thing (which seems to have died down) was all about making it easier for women to get dates. Women think if they can call a dowdy woman hot, men will believe it. Well, that doesn't work.

Don't believe me? Ask women if they think Kim or Kourtney Kardashian is better looking. You had better be wearing canvas clothing, because the claws will come out.


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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #176 on: May 18, 2012, 10:50:48 AM »
The emasculators got their hook into you, too? Woe.



Negative.  It is the part that they would have took that it interested in Tina Fey.  I assure you, it's not my heart, mind, or soul.   ;)

the whole "Tina Fey is hot" thing (which seems to have died down) was all about making it easier for women to get dates. Women think if they can call a dowdy woman hot, men will believe it. Well, that doesn't work.

Don't believe me? Ask women if they think Kim or Kourtney Kardashian is better looking. You had better be wearing canvas clothing, because the claws will come out.



Kim is definitely better looking than Kourtney. Kourtney isn't ugly either, though.
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Re: Looking for a husband…
« Reply #177 on: May 18, 2012, 10:51:48 AM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it) before becoming too excited or signing up, but okay. It's better to follow your spiritual father's advice in this search anyway. And do not despair! God gave a child to Sarah, no doubt he can give a husband to a good woman such as yourself! :)

I don't know if I should have chicken or pork for dinner tonight and my spiritual father still hasn't replied to my email even though it's 5:30. Should I just pick one and hope it is right or go without dinner to be safe?



Silly  :)

Yes, it is silly, which is the point I was making. (and I believe Punch as well) The business on this forum of "ask your spiritual father" for every little thing is ridiculous.

Should I ask Mary or Jane to the school dance? Ask your spiritual father.

Pleats or flat-front? Ask your spiritual father.

Coke or Pepsi? Definitely ask your spiritual father.


Lord have mercy! My view is a mixture of yours, Punch's and dzheremi’s. Now I’m so confused! I removed my photos form OrthodoxChristianDating.com and didn’t sign-up at Copticmatch.com

Going to pray for clarification…

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« Reply #178 on: May 18, 2012, 10:58:47 AM »
A few years ago here in the DC metro area they started an Orthodox Singles group. At the first get together they were over run by attendance. Hundreds of people showed up.

They go on day trips, have mixers, BBQ's, dances etc. Several marriages have resulted.  
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« Reply #179 on: May 18, 2012, 11:12:55 AM »
Aw. Well, I meant that you should ask your spiritual father about the site (and show it to him, if he doesn't know it) before becoming too excited or signing up, but okay. It's better to follow your spiritual father's advice in this search anyway. And do not despair! God gave a child to Sarah, no doubt he can give a husband to a good woman such as yourself! :)

I don't know if I should have chicken or pork for dinner tonight and my spiritual father still hasn't replied to my email even though it's 5:30. Should I just pick one and hope it is right or go without dinner to be safe?



Silly  :)

Yes, it is silly, which is the point I was making. (and I believe Punch as well) The business on this forum of "ask your spiritual father" for every little thing is ridiculous.

Should I ask Mary or Jane to the school dance? Ask your spiritual father.

Pleats or flat-front? Ask your spiritual father.

Coke or Pepsi? Definitely ask your spiritual father.


Lord have mercy! My view is a mixture of yours, Punch's and dzheremi’s. Now I’m so confused! I removed my photos form OrthodoxChristianDating.com and didn’t sign-up at Copticmatch.com

Going to pray for clarification…


Egrib, this probably is going to be the most confusing thing you ever do in your life, so accept that and account for it.  Just sign up for the sites.  Give them a try.  You aren't committing to anything right away, and God knows whoever you meet isn't going to commit right away (I found this out...again...last night) so just spend some time, get to know the blokes, and if something develops, great.  If not, move on.

(And for what it's worth, I've still been praying for you!)
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