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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: May 18, 2015, 10:42:06 AM
OK Agent, so I finally got to see the photos.
Wouldn't call them winners for a dating site. It's not you, but the photos themselves.
The "Gym face" is probably funny for people that know you. These girls don't know you. You really don't want to creep someone out on your first impression.
On the next one you're chugging down on something. It's awkward and hard to even see your face.
On the last one you have a bit of a dazed look in a dimly lit setting.

You gotta sell your self bud.

Put on a trendy shirt (shirt, not a t-shirt or undershirt), go with a carefully trimmed beard or shave clean. Comb your hair, maybe even get a haircut.
Pick a well lit setting, best if its outside. Have someone take the photo for you, no selfies.
Smile, just try not to force it.
Go out, have a good time and have your friends/sister take some pictures. One of them will hit the sweet spot.

If I have to be honest, if I saw someone with that "Gym face" avatar try to pick up girls with PMs about Final Fantasy, I'd assume he was trolling.
Think of your profile as your dating CV and your first impression rolled into one.
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 10:04:55 AM
I usually hear about them before I see the actual movie.

Hey, do you guys have some tips& tricks for painful legs? Mine start to hurt when I sit at my desk for longer than an hour or two without big breaks and that's kinda really annoying. Moving around (cycling, walking) make things a little better and I do so for 60 to 180 minutes a day, but it still builds up over the day. (And I can't get into by favourite boots later in the day, as my legs have usually swollen up by then).


Chair height, make sure it's just right so that your feet are resting on the floor but not pushing against it. Also make sure that there's no pressure applied to your joints which would bend them in a way they aren't supposed to (like resting your foot on its edge that will apply minimal sideways pressure to your knee). Lastly, get up and have a little walk when you feel your legs getting stiff, maybe do a little stretching to get the blood circulating.

I'm no doctor (but I do have a desk job), so keep in mind that this is based on personal experience and not any medical know how.
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2015, 04:56:52 PM
What the heck is a pompadour?

Anyway, looks like I've arrived so I bid you all a good night :)
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: May 15, 2015, 04:01:07 PM
My phone refuses to load the pics, but as long as you don't have a foot growing out of your forehead you should be just find. Men pay much more attention to the physical aspect than women do. For them it's more about the presentation (the female part of the forums is more than welcome to correct me on this one if need be), so what glass said about the clean shirt and smile is on the money.
On a side note, and without seeing the pictures, I assume you're in the 20-30 age group?
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: May 15, 2015, 03:29:31 PM
I find it odd that, having two sisters, you would be out of your comfort zone around women. Might not prep you for the romantic side of things but it should give you more than enough insight into the female mind. Besides, sisters have friends :)
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2015, 03:20:21 PM
The delay is even worse than I though and I'll be lucky to reach my destination by midnight which is roughly two hours past the planned time of arrival. At this rate I might hit my 1k post milestone before the trip is over. Unless typing on this bloody phone drives me nuts and I end up having some sort of breakdown (or an epileptic fit since the screen is broken and likes to flicker...a lot). I really need to update my system and get a proper browser installed. You would not believe how much fiddling is involved in something as simple as editing a bit of text :/
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2015, 02:10:08 PM
Running into weird people on the internet is hardly a shocking turn of events. I would assume it goes double for dating sites.
Agent, out of curiosity, what exactly did she write to you (and did she write first). How many times did you really check her profile and what avatar did you end up using?
Fuggit, details incoming...

Ok, I had been glancing over profiles on okcupid via quickmatch and saw this one cute girl so I scrolled down to see if she had anything interesting to say about herself or interests. I wasn't reading everythinv, just looking for things that stood out (i.e. video games, cartoons, Rick and Morty, etc). Towards the end I caught something that really clicked...Why is FFVIII underrated. Now it's by no means my favorite ff title, that still goes to Tactics and VI respectively, but I like VIII and also wonder why people think poorly of it. So I liked her profile. In the quickmatches, you can't see names or send messages so after I liked her profile I jumped over to it again from the liked menu (fucking convoluted I know) and sent her a message.

"Anyone who thinks FFVIII is underrated has to be at least mildly awesome. Just wanted to share that."

So after I sent the message, I decided to go back and get a deeper look at her page, less skimming this time. It turns out I really gelled with a lot of stuff she had put up about herself and interests. For some reason while I was reading my phone bugged out so I restarted it and when it came back on, I went back to finish checking out her page, and this time take a look at the other photos she put up. 3 direct visits to her page.

About midnight I get this. "Looking at my page 3 times in under 24 hours. That's creepy Dude."

My reply. "Fair enough. I just felt you were interesting enough to look over again. I apologize"

Fesl free to critique, I honestly felt like what I said was really nice. Her reply really did feel like some grade school bullshit, like I'm a pervert for looking at her too many times or something and she's just like "oh my god, EWWW". It's probably more in my head than her meaning it like that, but regardless, how do you get annoyed by page visits? Are you not trying to find somebody? I'm dying for more page visits...I actually got (oddly) happy when I saw a dude visited my page. No I wasn't interested, but hey it's nice to see people looking.

As for the avatar I'm using, I'll put it up in the rl pics thread in a minute, it's kinda big and I don't wanna blow the Haps thread length up.

@Dice if you giggled,then my job was completed. If anyone else rolled their eyes with an elaborate groan, bonus points :)

Hell I like most of you here enough that in a public situation where someone accosted you or was getting physical I'd step in and make sure you weren't getting whacked. It's the only thing I can safely say I do well,  better than most anyway. I'm a real life tank.


Haha...tip.

Yeah. I kind of figured it was something tame. If there was a smiley emote at the end that you forgot to mention, even more so. I do actually think that you may have missed a chance to strike up a conversation (though you might still get a reply) . You could have wrote something along the lines of "I just found your profile interesting and though we have a lot in common, didn't mean to creep you out :)" Chances are she would respond with an "that's ok" and a possible opening for a conversation. If not, you move on and that's that. Don't get too caught up in feeling rejected. It's just how it works. Eventually you'll find someone who wants to play ball. Work on getting your confidence up.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2015, 01:17:12 PM
Running into weird people on the internet is hardly a shocking turn of events.

No, nothing shocking about it. Obviously makes for good conversation fodder, though.

I'd like to think D is using the same avater he does here. Her reaction would make a lot more sense. ;D

He already mentioned that he almost went with the avatar, accidentally. Also mentioned something about staring at someone to the point of getting yelled at by his sister. That's why I asked about more details. Not that he's obligated in any way to go into detail.

Let's be honest, the subject matter is interesting and I'm stuck in traffic on a 5 hour bus trip that's looking closer to 6 now. Plus who knows, someone might end up giving him that winning tip, eventually.

Just the tip.

Well... That didn't take long. Looks like we have a winner!
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2015, 12:47:28 PM
Running into weird people on the internet is hardly a shocking turn of events.

No, nothing shocking about it. Obviously makes for good conversation fodder, though.

I'd like to think D is using the same avater he does here. Her reaction would make a lot more sense. ;D

He already mentioned that he almost went with the avatar, accidentally. Also mentioned something about staring at someone to the point of getting yelled at by his sister. That's why I asked about more details. Not that he's obligated in any way to go into detail.

Let's be honest, the subject matter is interesting and I'm stuck in traffic on a 5 hour bus trip that's looking closer to 6 now. Plus who knows, someone might end up giving him that winning tip, eventually.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2015, 12:22:48 PM
Running into weird people on the internet is hardly a shocking turn of events. I would assume it goes double for dating sites.
Agent, out of curiosity, what exactly did she write to you (and did she write first). How many times did you really check her profile and what avatar did you end up using?
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 15, 2015, 07:19:52 AM
you should leave your computer on her page and make your computer spam the f5 key or whatever
Dude, this is why I fucking love you like a brother.

I dunno if I'd take a bullet for you, but I'd easily take a hard punch to the face for you man.

dang that's so sweet. :')
Last thing a friend said to me was "stop texting me"...   This is way better
Dice I'd take wicked slap from a sassy black lady for you. Mostly because I feel strongly that sassy black women as in fact thd most powerful beings on the planet and one slap from them would destroy smaller, less sassy women and let's face it, this place would suck a lot more without you around.

Also because that thing you said just made me feel sad and now I want nothing more than to cheer you up.

I think he's hitting on you Dice :)
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 13, 2015, 10:12:37 AM
Watch every episode of The Pickup Artist on VH1 for advice and tactics.

He could do that, or he could do the smart thing and take a few pointers from the crew of "Jersey Shore", "Geordie Shore" and "The Valleys".
Those crazy kids know a thing or two about love.
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 13, 2015, 07:06:03 AM
Thanks, Andrew. Not much for religion, but any help is always nice, lol.

It really is a mindset at this point, I think. I'm so used to always thinking in the back of my head "She probably thinks I'm gross" or "I bet she thinks I'm just a fatty". In a group situation, it's actually pretty easy. A few jokes about how some random nonsense, then I bring up how such ugly mooks like us (the guys) could be surrounded by such lovely ladies. Then I usually follow up by picking the pretty boy in the group and saying "Of course none of you foul wenches measure up to (x name), you sexy man beast". If no one was giggling before that I usuallu have the whole group at least chuckling at that point, lady and gentleman alike. It's so easy, and at the very least I have the group to fall back on when I get a little nerve wracked and have nothing to say. That's probably the worst part of my hypothetical date-situations...the dead silence. I know most of my fears are not exactly treading in uncharted territory here, but I feel like the more I make them known, the more I can simply he man through them like I do most other problems in life.

Finally, Mesh, you were thinking of Bill from King of the Hill. I remember that episode, Boomhauer plays that song a lot.

Well, I'm no dating guru but I'll give you a few pieces of advice that can be summed up as follows:

Stop, look and listen.

Stop - over thinking things. It's not rocket science. Just go with the flow and let nature take its course.
Look - for signals, in theory the man may make the first move, but its actually the female that gives the green light for him to do so. Watch for eye contact and how she reacts to what you say and do.
Listen - to what she says, pay attention and make her feel important (there's a line between charming and creepy though, and its easy to cross if you stop paying attention to how she reacts to you).

At the base of it all, its about creating opportunities to meet people. Go out with friends, sign up for dancing lessons (that's how a co-worker of mine met his wife), anything that will get you out of the house and mingling. At the very least you'll make some new friends. Finally, and most importantly, be confident.
Trust me, you'll get a much bigger emotional ass kicking while being in a relationship then getting shot down on a date. It's well worth it though :)
29  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: LiveStreams and the feasibility of it continuing? on: May 13, 2015, 06:32:48 AM
I do a bit of streaming myself so I would be glad contribute to the channel with some padding between the regular stuff.
Unfortunately, Id have to stick to low taxing PC games (mostly indie) since the new AAA stuff would kill my current rig.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 12, 2015, 06:15:09 PM
What can I say, I spent a chunk of my adult life being single because while I consciously wanted to find someone, deep down I was terrified of getting tied down in a relationship. I would subconsciously sabotage any budding romance and always fell for the girl I couldn't have because [insert valid reason]. In the end, it was just a matter of breaking through the walls I built up in my head, working up the guts to go in for that kiss knowing it could get real awkward, real fast, if I read her wrong and she wasn't thinking the same thing I was.
Normally though, the cold feet would kick in and I would back out before any feelings developed and any hearts ware broken. Eventually, things went a little differently. I didn't back out, I didn't get cold feet and I actually worked my but off to pursue the relationship. Looking back it seems so simple, but at the time it felt like rocket science.

The tl;dr version is simple. Just go for it, and don't be afraid to get burned, eventually you'll find the person you're looking for, often when you least expect it.

Or, to put it another way:
A little confidence goes a long way and for crying out loud, don't over complicate and over think these things. If you fancy a girl just read the signs and go for it. If you want to win the lottery you've got to buy a ticket (its a crude allegory but you get the idea :) ).
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