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Old 03-07-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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I have seen this too many times on profiles.

If you're that busy, why are you "looking" for a relationship?


Is "being busy" some sort of a status symbol?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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I've seen that a lot too. It's good to have interests, hobbies, a social life, etc. but I'm put off by people who act like they are so busy they don't have a free night ever. Why would I want to date someone who doesn't have time for me?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Hmm...maybe they use that phrase as a "status symbol," as in: "I've got more important things to do than talk to some stranger so don't waste my time with bs;" OR it could be that they have some insecurity about having to use a dating website to find a date (for whatever reason) and they use that phrase to make themselves feel better about having their profile up, as in: "I'm not some loser who needs to go online to find dates it's just that my life is so busy I can't find a date the traditional way."

I'm not saying people on dating sites are losers but I think there is still a fair amount of people who believe that.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth, USA
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Dating sites are a waste of time unless you're ripped with a shirtless pic or a woman.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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People actually put that on their dating site? I think it's because many of us think being busy is a purely good thing and represents someone who has a lot going on for them. But that's really silly to put that on a dating site lol.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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They're probably afraid to make themselves seem boring. On the few occasions I've used a dating site I've always stated very clearly: "I am dull." And yet people reading my profile never seem to believe me . And then they get mad when they find out I'm exceedingly boring. I wish there was a dating site for people who could write things like:

"You could call me but I probably won't answer for like a month and then only when I'm desperate. I'm boring and hate human beings. I'm bitter, angry and in debt. I don't exercise, I don't follow politics and I'm not a geek."

You get the general idea
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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Or maybe they have small children and don't even admit that, that is where their "time" goes.

/tried to be sarcastic ...
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I have seen this too many times on profiles.

If you're that busy, why are you "looking" for a relationship?


Is "being busy" some sort of a status symbol?
You pegged it!
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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It seems funny that someone would be so busy and not have time, but still have time to post a profile . . .
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:08 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I seen some girls say..........."I have 2 jobs" like they are bragging about it.

Two jobs mean you are struggling
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