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View Poll Results: How do you feel among a large group of the OS (ppl around your age)?
I usually love it, inc. the attention 25 32.47%
It doesn't affect me much 30 38.96%
I feel mildly uncomfortable 11 14.29%
Get me outta here! 11 14.29%
Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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For some reason, my muscles weaken when I am surrounded by women who talk girly stuff. I want to feel tough like a truck, not a weakling. Like I said, I want women who play a bit rough with guys. Trash talk during football games, cheer hard, work with cars, arm wrestle, yet remain a disciplined individual who does not go out of control. Things are more exciting that way .
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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It would depend on the group of women and the topics of conversation they were going on about. I could just as easily feel as uncomfortable in the presence of men, again depending on the group and the topics of conversation.
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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I spent my late 20s hanging out with a group of men - I was usually the only woman. I was close to my father as a child and spent a lot of time with him and his friends when I was growing up. I'm pretty comfortable in that kind of scenario. I don't see why anyone should be made uncomfortable because the group they're with is comprised of the opposite sex - I mean, people are people. Finding commonality is fairly easy. Ask people noninvasive questions about themselves in a warm and friendly way, and they're going to warm up to you.

My ex was a large former biker who was scary-looking enough that I actually witnessed people crossing the street to avoid him. He thought it was beyond awesome to spend the day with me and my chick friends. My former college roommates met him for the first time when he flung open the door to our apartment after they rang the doorbell and announced proudly "Jrz made crepes!" The looks on their faces were kind of priceless.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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if your funny and entertaining, or know how to persuade and manipulate them you can always change the topic of discussion around a group of women to pretty much whatever you want. Good luck trying to do that around a group of men without starting a fight or argument when they start there girl gossip of slandering the next man behind his back like some b****es because he makes more money or always has higher quality women.
True, and I do this (in any group, male or female), but my desire to socialize is not always to merely be the center of attention. Sometimes I want to participate in an interesting conversation. Gossiping about men is not my definition of an interesting conversation.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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I feel perfectly comfortable in groups of women, especially older women, who seem to adore me for some reason I've never quite been able to figure out. I actually feel less comfortable and confident around other men, probably due to all the bullying, shaming, and abuse I suffered at the hands of other boys and young men growing up.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I feel perfectly comfortable in groups of women, especially older women, who seem to adore me for some reason I've never quite been able to figure out. I actually feel less comfortable and confident around other men, probably due to all the bullying, shaming, and abuse I suffered at the hands of other boys and young men growing up.
Yeah I don't always feel comfortable being 'one of the boys' either, but at least I don't feel so judged/stand out. I prefer one on one communication in general, with either males or females. I find people in general more tolerable when they're alone haha.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:52 PM
 
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It doesn't bother me at all.

I was at a PTA related meeting a while back (for a PTA sponsored program). For some reason, I was the only man there and, while I noticed it, I didn't feel out of place at all in terms of being the only guy. However, one woman was a high powered lawyer, another a doctor, one was a woman who managed teams of engineers, and another an insurance executive, and there were also a few housewives. I almost felt more out of place because I merely had a bachelor's degree, but the two women who ran the meeting made sure to include everybody and to make sure everybody had input, so I was fine with it.

(As an FYI, the two women that ran the meeting were the engineering manager and the lawyer)
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