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Anyone here used online dating and had any success(or failure stories)? Or actual relationships?
I have found that for me, it is really the only way that works when it comes to meeting women. But lately my luck has soured. I live a big city(Seattle ATM) where there is a massive surplus of single men so the dating scene is dismal either way. I am seriously determined to move away from here by the end of this decade.
My brother is the closest thing I have to a best friend. He always makes me laugh, he knows how to comfort me when I'm sad, and above all he's honest with me, which is something I appreciate as most people tend to walk on eggshells around me (figuratively speaking).
About 10 months ago he met a very sweet, beautiful girl at Church. They are a perfect couple in every way, their relationship is just like a fairy tale. Anyone can see that they were practically made for each other; it's like they complete each other and make each other whole.
They've been talking about marriage for awhile, and on the 12th my brother is going to propose.
But I noticed that, as the date is drawing closer, my mood and general mental state has been worsening. After several days of being unusually weepy and angry, I decided to do some journal writing and I discovered that the reason behind my worsening mood has everything to do with the thought of my brother getting engaged and eventually married....
Had a free CV critique from CVNow.co.uk and they said it's good but needs work.
Anyway, they're offering a Professional CV writing service for a 1 off payment of £30, which I can just about afford, should I go for it?
I am, yesterday I crashed into a metal barrier at high speed on the bike path. This is the third accident this summer. So far, two people have cut me off and I became so disoriented that I either crashed into something (like yesterday) or have fallen off my bike. Have lots of bruises but I'm otherwise all right. Although my bike has a twisted wheel.
Find that when people come into my personal space and I'm not pre-warned, it makes me nervous. I get a little startled, wobbly and I have to move away. Bang into furniture, doors, hit my hands on tables and chairs, and sometimes cut myself when chopping vegetables. Does this happen to you? I seem to go through periods of time where I have no accidents, and then a swath of days where I do.
I have my first ever job interview tomorrow. At first I was very socially anxious about it, but then I worked out which angle to go for and have been practising questions so I'm not as worried about that anymore. I'm confident that I'll be able to answer most things.
Usually with situations I'm anxious about, as soon as I'm in them, I'm not anxious anymore.
However, one anxiety I have is because I'm autistic, not because I have social anxiety, and it's that I can't handle new places or new situations, even more so than I can't handle new people.
The job interview is at a very large office building, and I keep being paranoid that I'm going to go in the wrong doors, or to the wrong reception, because I've never been there. I usually can't do things if I can't visualise them, and I can't go to new places without seeing them first.
I've never been to this place, not inside anyway. I'm really worried about this.
Does anyone have any tips on how to handle new places? I...
I applied for a customer service advisor role in Town this morning via Totaljobs.co.uk and I've just had an email saying I've been shortlisted, and to give Rachel Taylor a call ASAP.
Yay! Go me! Only thing is I can only work a maximum of 15 hours a week at minimum wage, whether that's an issue I don't know.
But it's a result!
I intend for this thread to be both informative and funny. I thought of it this morning while I was working and how now forgot a good deal of what I wanted to say I think. I can always add more later.
Dad when I was probably 19: You shouldn't be sitting home on a friday night. Pick a girls number out of your black book and make a call or to. You DO have a black book of girls numbers right?
I didn't have much of an answer. The truth is I couldn't tell you if I even had one girl's number then, let alone many numbers that would necessitate an entire book of some sort. And to keep this a bit in context cell phones were still a bit primitive and not entirely ubiquitous yet.
Both parents on more than one occasion: Just be yourself around the girls. They will like you.
This in of itself is not bad advise. However if your natural self tends to be repelling then it really doesn't work. Being someone fake is not likely to work either (or be a good alternative even if it did work). A person...
I suppose this could go here or in the relationships forum. Someone can move it if it's in the wrong place.
Anyway, I've been struggling with my expectations concerning my closest friend. He's married with kids (three older 23, 25, 27 and two little ones 5 and 8), does bookbinding and eBay for an income, and writing; though he's not making money from that . . . yet. He's also the pastor of our house church group, which entails putting together a lesson for each Sunday and a midweek group meeting. All of that is to lay a little foundation of his activities.
One of my pet peeves is not receiving a response to e-mail, especially if it's something I clearly deem important or mention, "I can't wait to hear what you think," or something to that effect. I prefer to send e-mail as I can see what I'm trying to say. Over the phone or on Skype, it takes me a moment to gather my thoughts.
Well, [my friend] does not respond to my e-mail. Now I don't expect an answer to each and every...
Wherever I go and for as long as I can remember people have always told me I needed something called "friends". Even in the media, people need these "friend" things apparently. Even as young as three, I can remember auguring back that I didn't want friends...and I didn't. But no one would listen. I'm 30 now and the only person who harasses me about "making friends" is a case worker who will fortunately be leaving the agency soon.
Anyway, why do I need these "friend" things? When I was a kid there was oftentimes a situation in the cartoons where the stereotype genius would get accepted into a school for geniuses but in the end they decided to stay behind with their friends. I never got those type of episodes. But it seems society deems this "friendship" thing as more important than it does anything else. What exactly am I supposed to do with these "friend" things? I was always told I shouldn't talk about my obsessions around other people, but that's the whole reason I wanted to be...
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