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Old 04-04-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Personally, its no different than a guy who spends a lot of time and money at the gym building a physique strictly to attract women.

I don't know, folks....but I find it really simplistic- stop dating people you're not happy/compatible with. And seriously.....there's no reason to even biitch about it.
Yeah - I agree.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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I'm guessing high maintenance women= drop dead gorgeous, may be that's why.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I don't know, folks....but I find it really simplistic- stop dating people you're not happy/compatible with. And seriously.....there's no reason to even biitch about it.
Pretty much. The point of dating is to suss out compatibility with someone, and if you're not compatible, then you can move along. If someone is so afraid of being alone that they'll put up with high maintenance (or other behavior) that they don't dig, well, that's the price of admission, I guess.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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The answer..... Starts with a "V".
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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The answer..... Starts with a "V".
Vampires? Vaudeville? Vitamins?
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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Vampires? Vaudeville? Vitamins?
Vicodin
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: MA
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I think men just like women would mostly put up with a lot more if the person is very good looking. Doesn't just apply for men only. I have known situations where the girl was putting up with a lot more than normal because this particular guy was very good looking.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Vicodin
I agree. I'd date a woman if she had a Vicodin, too. Hehe. Or built in Viagra, which she probably does.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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This thread is so funny. So many opinions about high maintenance - what it means, how attractive someone is based on this, how good in bed someone is based on this, how much drama they cause because of this, how desperate someone must be to be with them because of this, etc.

I consider my mother-in-law to be high maintenance. She takes about an hour to get ready everyday. She spends a lot of time on her manicured nails everyday. She wears a ton of make up. I always thought that my father-in-law merely put up with all this but I have come to realize that he appreciates all of this. He likes the way she looks. He likes her nails. Now, luckily, my husband has different taste than his father because I don't wear a ton of make up, take a long time to get ready, or care about my nails. But while I consider my mother-in-law to be high maintenance and a bit much, my father-in-law seems to greatly appreciate what she does.

To each their own.
You know, I sometimes wonder if calling someone "high maintenance" is really about putting down habits or lifestyles that they deem frivolous or unimportant; like if it's not important to them, it shouldn't be important to anyone else. Like with your in-laws, your father-in-law probably consider your mother-in-law high maintenance, because they both like the end results and believe they are worth the effort... but to someone who is more of the wash-and-wear type, that would be considered high maintenance because they consider it excessive.

I don't know, I guess I see it as a self-imposed problem when people choose to partner up with someone with completely different views on appearance, grooming, lifestyle, etc, and then expect the other person to give up that part of him/herself.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:00 PM
 
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high maintenance to me isn't about how hard THEY work on themselves, its how hard THEY expect YOU to work to GET and to KEEP them


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lots of fish in the sea, too many to waste time on the high maintenance ones
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