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Old 01-21-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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so when were the good old days?
Considering how narcissistic and effed up the dating scene has been for the past decade, even the 90s could be considered "the good old days." At least back then, you didn't have to fit into some social role like a hipsrter, yuppie, emo, or gangsta to get dates. And all it took was a good conversation and at least decent looks. Showing off, wingmen, and tryhard-fake-game (i.e. crap you see in today's rap) wasn't necessary and in some cases, were seen as gauche.

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Old 01-21-2011, 06:18 AM
 
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Considering how narcissistic and effed up the dating scene has been for the past decade, even the 90s could be considered "the good old days." At least back then, you didn't have to fit into some social role like a hipsrter, yuppie, emo, or gangsta to get dates.


you must live on some other planet.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Considering how narcissistic and effed up the dating scene has been for the past decade, even the 90s could be considered "the good old days." At least back then, you didn't have to fit into some social role like a hipsrter, yuppie, emo, or gangsta to get dates. And all it took was a good conversation and at least decent looks. Showing off, wingmen, and tryhard-fake-game (i.e. crap you see in today's rap) wasn't necessary and in some cases, were seen as gauche.

I don't know so much about that. Even in the 80s when I was a young adult, there were the New Wave folks, the Preppies, the Metal people, the holdovers from disco and of course the Urban Cowboy types. I have to admit that as a metal head myself, I tended to go for girls that were metal heads too. The metal girls wanted metal guys. Heh, even in the genre, there were what people called the "real" metal heads and the "Hair Metal" people. In a lot of cases the "real" metal heads wouldn't be caught dead with a person who listened to Bon Jovi or Poison. I think that sort of thing has been going on forever and nothing new there.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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I am thinking this 'grouping' and cliques is an American concept. In New Zealand we just didn't have and still don't have such stereotyping and putting people into boxes. Metalheads had no problem hanging out with disco bunnies or any other mix of people. When I was going to school I was always in the brainy classes but I always liked to hang out with just anyone who I clicked with. It opens up way more possibilities to meeting all types.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I am thinking this 'grouping' and cliques is an American concept. In New Zealand we just didn't have and still don't have such stereotyping and putting people into boxes. Metalheads had no problem hanging out with disco bunnies or any other mix of people. When I was going to school I was always in the brainy classes but I always liked to hang out with just anyone who I clicked with. It opens up way more possibilities to meeting all types.
Could be. In the States, this is mainly among the younger set (teens and early 20s). We tend to grow out of it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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I think people aren't so hung up about cliques and groups as they used to be. Nerdiness, for instance, has bled into the general population as kids today spend all day on the computer etc.
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