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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2017, 10:16:03 AM »
They want a man in his late 30s, with a master's degree or better, who's more financially successful than they are, and who wants to get married and have kids right away? Sorry ladies, they're already taken.
Women want a man who's mature and youthful, serious and that makes them laugh, strong and sensitive, supportive and that can sweep them off their feet, clean and unshaven, etc.  IOW, they want an artificial man out of a Hollywood production.


Not unlike most men, who lust after the Photoshopped women in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, most women are also too immature as persons for marriage and most everything else that matters.

Did anybody else notice the mutually exclusive criteria on that list? Look again if you need to, heh heh.

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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2017, 02:14:18 PM »
I blame escape rooms. No woman or man could find someone attractive who has participated in an escape room in their 20s or older.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2017, 03:39:08 PM »
I love escape rooms! Chicks dig my amazing sleuthing skillz.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2017, 03:40:11 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2017, 03:50:39 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.
THEY ARE AMAZING
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2017, 05:19:54 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.
THEY ARE AMAZING

The very concept terrifies me.  It inspires a vague sort of claustrophobia.  I'll put that in with sky diving; sounds fun...for someone else.   ;D

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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2017, 06:40:27 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2017, 08:41:08 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?

You're locked in a room and have to follow clues to find the way out.  Themes vary, but it's supposed to be immersive--something like LARPing.  It's an hour or so, and I'm sure they'd let someone out early if they simply freaked out.  It doesn't sound horrible sitting here describing it, but the whole locked room thing...eh.  Some (many?) companies are now using these for team building skills, too.  That would be extra horrific.  ;)

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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2017, 08:57:50 PM »
In the one I did, there were two doors. One was locked and the other wasn't. You could always leave if you wanted to through the unlocked door, but the object of it was to figure out how to open the locked door within an hour and they have a Hall of Honor you would get your name on if you were the fastest. We didn't even get close. If you are old enough to remember the computer game Myst, it is very similar. Most rooms have a theme to them and there are clues around the room that will help you eventually find the key if you are smart enough to figure it out.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2017, 08:58:52 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2017, 09:06:57 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?

You're locked in a room and have to follow clues to find the way out.  Themes vary, but it's supposed to be immersive--something like LARPing.  It's an hour or so, and I'm sure they'd let someone out early if they simply freaked out.  It doesn't sound horrible sitting here describing it, but the whole locked room thing...eh.  Some (many?) companies are now using these for team building skills, too.  That would be extra horrific.  ;)

That sounds terrifying.  I much prefer Orthodox LARPing.  At least it ends in burnout and burgers during Holy Week.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2017, 09:08:03 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?
Next time I'm in your neck of the woods, you have a date. Mor and Trig's Excellent Escape Room Adventure!

You just want to get me alone in a room with you. 

I wouldn't escape.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2017, 09:11:34 PM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?
Next time I'm in your neck of the woods, you have a date. Mor and Trig's Excellent Escape Room Adventure!

You just want to get me alone in a room with you. 

I wouldn't escape.

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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2017, 12:52:06 AM »
In the one I did, there were two doors. One was locked and the other wasn't. You could always leave if you wanted to through the unlocked door, but the object of it was to figure out how to open the locked door within an hour and they have a Hall of Honor you would get your name on if you were the fastest. We didn't even get close. If you are old enough to remember the computer game Myst, it is very similar. Most rooms have a theme to them and there are clues around the room that will help you eventually find the key if you are smart enough to figure it out.

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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2017, 02:18:21 AM »
comparing it to myst is a tall order.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2017, 07:16:26 AM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?

You're locked in a room and have to follow clues to find the way out.  Themes vary, but it's supposed to be immersive--something like LARPing.  It's an hour or so, and I'm sure they'd let someone out early if they simply freaked out.  It doesn't sound horrible sitting here describing it, but the whole locked room thing...eh.  Some (many?) companies are now using these for team building skills, too.  That would be extra horrific.  ;)

That sounds terrifying.  I much prefer Orthodox LARPing.  At least it ends in burnout and burgers during Holy Week.

There can be also an Orthodox theme...

Sometimes it happens in earnest; I've heard that in some Polish parishes altar servers that are beginners are being closed in a wardrobe in the room next to the altar; so, youc an extend it to aroom, and you ahve a perfect escape room. I know, it's quite brutal.
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Re: Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps...
« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2017, 09:14:00 AM »
I hadn't heard about escape rooms. I guess I hang around the wrong people.

Don't feel bad, I don't hang out with any people. 

Anyway, what's an escape room?

You're locked in a room and have to follow clues to find the way out.  Themes vary, but it's supposed to be immersive--something like LARPing.  It's an hour or so, and I'm sure they'd let someone out early if they simply freaked out.  It doesn't sound horrible sitting here describing it, but the whole locked room thing...eh.  Some (many?) companies are now using these for team building skills, too.  That would be extra horrific.  ;)

That sounds terrifying.  I much prefer Orthodox LARPing.  At least it ends in burnout and burgers during Holy Week.

There can be also an Orthodox theme...

Sometimes it happens in earnest; I've heard that in some Polish parishes altar servers that are beginners are being closed in a wardrobe in the room next to the altar; so, youc an extend it to aroom, and you ahve a perfect escape room.

Is that like freshmen hazing or something?
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