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Old 04-27-2016, 09:56 PM
 
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Oh, if I ever find myself spouseless for any reason, I have NO desire to look for another one. I can't imagine at my age (50s) having to get used to another person's idiosyncrasies, etc. I know there are some people who just function better with a significant other and get too lonely if they don't have that relationship. My brother is one of those people. But I think I'd be fine alone.
Me to. I've heard women handle being alone better than men generally.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Oh, if I ever find myself spouseless for any reason, I have NO desire to look for another one. I can't imagine at my age (50s) having to get used to another person's idiosyncrasies, etc. I know there are some people who just function better with a significant other and get too lonely if they don't have that relationship. My brother is one of those people. But I think I'd be fine alone.
I made it clear I am not looking for a live-in nor marriage but more a dating/socializing/sexual relationship. Though a one on one if fine, I do not view it as a significant other. I get the impression you look at it as all or nothing.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:03 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I made it clear I am not looking for a live-in nor marriage but more a dating/socializing/sexual relationship. Though a one on one if fine, I do not view it as a significant other. I get the impression you look at it as all or nothing.

an insignificant other? You might have several (if you're lucky) at once, or did you mean "one on one" but still not significant?


I don't think this would suit most women (or men), but I could be wrong. I don't want to remarry but I need to hold a place of importance in my other's life, and feel treasured and respected. I think this is the thing that is hard to find. We had to sift these people out the first (or second) time around.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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When I say a one on one relationship I mean a man/woman, romantically/sexually linked with each other and with no one else. Living their own lives, just not living together. I would expect they spend a night or two a week at each others place and vacation/travel together as a couple.

As said in an earlier time, they are going steady....LOL
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Florida
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When I say a one on one relationship I mean a man/woman, romantically/sexually linked with each other and with no one else. Living their own lives, just not living together. I would expect they spend a night or two a week at each others place and vacation/travel together as a couple.

As said in an earlier time, they are going steady....LOL

Sounds good to me!
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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When I say a one on one relationship I mean a man/woman, romantically/sexually linked with each other and with no one else. Living their own lives, just not living together. I would expect they spend a night or two a week at each others place and vacation/travel together as a couple.

As said in an earlier time, they are going steady....LOL
sounds good.


What exactly is a significant other? and how is going steady different?


I'm going to look it up now
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:37 AM
 
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"Going steady" is a perfectly good term that deserves to be revived. It just means you go everywhere and do everything fun as a pair.

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sounds good.


What exactly is a significant other? and how is going steady different?


I'm going to look it up now
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