Return to the Single Life Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Where'd everyone go? & Men who can communicate!

Posted by gabrielesgarden (My Page) on
Wed, May 23, 07 at 14:32

this is the deadest forum! Either everyone found someone, or everyone died! Not a peep out of anyone since the 14th!

OK, fine, I'll talk then.

Men are funny creatures. I've dated my share of men, and each time I hope he's the last...but he never is. Always some kind of disapointment.

I have yet to meet a man who can communicate the way this new guy can though...WOW! He makes it so easy to talk back to him about stuff that is important without worrying about saying the wrong thing. This relationship is starting out very open and slow moving...friends first. It's really cool. No expectations, no demands, no worries, just respect, honesty and understanding....and an intense focus on creating a friendship/relationship like no other! It's like a game with us now to see if we can really pull this off and make it work for us, unlike your traditional love affair gone wrong.

I'm 46 now (he's 50) but it's never too late, is it?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Where'd everyone go? & Men who can communicate!

Due respect and appreciation, however......

At some point you may be interested to know whether or not he functions. In my opinion/experience, its a rather big deal. (Sorry, no details!) I'm talking from my own experience with women and from what I've been told about other men by women I've dated.

If "friends" covers it for you, ignore above.

RE: Where'd everyone go? & Men who can communicate!

"sorry no details!"

well I can only assume then when you say if he "functions" you may be meaning sexually? I already know! :-)We are involved romantically, but we are moving at a much slower pace than with others either one of us has been with in the past. Maybe I'm being naive, but i'd like to believe that people of our age and experience have finally learned what we dont want in a relationship. No I dont want to be "just friends" I want the whole package, and I know he does too. We both just think it's so important to be good friends, develop a strong foundation so the rest can work.

time will tell.

RE: Where'd everyone go? & Men who can communicate!

I think we're on the same page. I was, indeed, referring to matters sexual. I was referring to circumstances where friendship bloomed marvelously but where capability of expansion to desired/assumed/expected "natural" progression was lacking. When I was younger, I regarded such incompatibilities as "faults". I've come to acknowledge them as circumstances -- circumstances that should be discovered and evaluated in due course just like everything else. Via personal experience and descriptions from others, I've learned such circumstances are among those most often conscienciously hidden -- somewhat frequently comprising what could be called agendas. I've never cared for hidden agendas. That was the caution I was offering....nothing more.

RE: Where'd everyone go? & Men who can communicate!

thank you for your input!

It's nice to know I'm still "alive." Last year I wrote a note on this forum called "stopped dating." I really thought I had lost interest, then I met someone but that went to hell in a handbasket very quickly ...the "I dont get it, what happened" entry on this forum I wrote about 6 months ago. It's interesting, looking back now, at the personal growth progress I've made since that first entry. That is not to say that starting to date again is necessarily a "great personal growth" but rather all that happened inbetween then and now.

I am not a fan of hidden agendas either.

life is interesting, and is even more interesting when one realizes it really has a purpose rather than to simply endure the mundane daily routines.

RE: Where'd everyone go? & Men who can communicate!

is it such a big deal if he or she doesnt function?is sex so important that you cant love some one because they cant perform?i think that is a very shallow reason for not caring for some one. theres many more reasons for love than sex and besides if you are so intense about sex, there are many diffeent ways to show it.

RE: Where'd everyone go? & Men who can communicate!

Fair enough, skyblue. If an a-sexual relationship is OK with you, that's fine. For those for whom it isn't OK, it's a good thing to know about.

I have similar opinions about money matters, driving habits, social competence, and more than a few other things. Just something to know about yourself and consider about those whom you may consider having become part of your life.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Single Life Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here