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Old 11-23-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Here's what I mean,

FOR EXAMPLE: "I love business and entrepreneurship, investing and anything related to business. I read business blogs, books and watch business programming on TV therefore the person I meet should have a interest too"

FOR EXAMPLE: I have a degree so they should too"

I am asking because I see a lot of that on dating websites and I hear a lot of folks in person say things like that.

It seems many of you are looking for another version of yourselves, all in the name of your "standards" and "not settling".


Some of you will not admit it but you're just too picky and difficult to please and that's the reason why you're not involved or even dating.



Chime in..........
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Infernuan
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Short answer: no. I want someone who will complement me, not someone who is a clone... with different 'parts', of course, lol.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Basically, yeah. I need a peer who falls with the range of what I enjoy and have achieved.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I don't want a female version of me, but I think I am ridiculously picky. But I'm perfectly happy being alone, so I see no reason why I should settle for someone I'm not fully attracted to.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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If you mean compatible then yes, that's what I'm looking for......not sure how that makes me "high standard" because I don't believe in settling.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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I would prefer a partner with similar values and interests, and with equal or higher socio-economic status. It's not about money, but about how we're able to communicate and relate to one another.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: The Valley
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It's like that one episode of "How I met your mother" where Ted joins a matchmaking site with a laundry lists of requirements and the computer concludes that the only person he'd date is himself. =P

Chemistry just doesn't work that way.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I'm looking for someone who is moderately similar to me. I don't think I'm all that picky, but I'd prefer someone who hasn't been in jail, doesn't have kids and has some sort of education, whether it be college or a trade. I dont generally see eye to eye with people who are content being in motivated. It's not that they're bad people, but I'm highly motivated and would simply like my partner to be on the same page.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Earth
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No I definately do not want a male version of me. There can't be two of me, we would end up competing with each other. I need someone to support (emotionally) and ground me. Someone with more earth qualities as I have more fire qualities. Lucky for me I have found him and we also laugh our a$$es off together, we embarass ourselves quite often in public due to laughing so hard. But it's worth it.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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I'll admit I use to be that way until I did meet my clone. What was the most interesting is that although we had the same interest, hobbies, etc. I could not see myself being married to him. Our connection was way to comfortable and it lacked passion and it was that feeling that something was missing. Now I appreciate differences as long as our core values are the same and we can resolve conflict in a healthy way.
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