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« on: August 14, 2008, 08:43:35 PM »

Prompted by We Used to Call Them "Lonely" in the blog.

It's a given that most people aren't attracted by most other people.  Assuming that you could end up with whomever you chose, what's your best guess as to the percentage of the other gender that you'd seriously consider?
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 11:43:07 AM »

Erm, BluesGuy, I'm not sure I get your question.  Embarrassed  Embarrassed  Embarrassed  Roll Eyes

If I assume that I can end up with whomever I chose, I believe that the percentage of the other gender that I would consider is not very high.

Leaving out all jerks, assholes, selfish, stupid, idiots, dirty and so on, I don't believe there are all that many men left.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008, 12:11:07 PM »

Maybe it's just optimism, but I believe I'd consider a very high percentage of available women, at this point in my life. 

She doesn't have to be drop-dead gorgeous.  She only has to like me... a LOT.  (Oh, and like sex with me, too).  And that's important because I really don't want a repeat of my current situation.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 08:05:11 AM »

I think overall (gosh I'm bad at this!) maybe 2%?
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 09:13:55 PM »

Well, I have this little OCD thing that I do within 5 SECONDS of meeting a man.... and unfortunately, I do this with almost ALL men....

I picture what the top of his head would look like between my legs and rapidly assess whether I have a feeling of repulsion or delight....  it's a quick pass or fail.  I'd say 2% pass.

The second test is the handshake.  I make a lot of snap judgments about people by their handshake. (something about the energy exchange?) The field narrows from there.

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 09:50:38 PM »

Well, I have this little OCD thing that I do within 5 SECONDS of meeting a man.... and unfortunately, I do this with almost ALL men....

I picture what the top of his head would look like between my legs and rapidly assess whether I have a feeling of repulsion or delight....  it's a quick pass or fail.  I'd say 2% pass.

The second test is the handshake.  I make a lot of snap judgments about people by their handshake. (something about the energy exchange?) The field narrows from there.


In a previous lifetime, Sanguinista posted about being in a meeting and wondering what the men in that same meeting might be like in bed.

I've been in such meetings all week.  I've been having the same thoughts.

What would she look like naked?  I wonder if she'd show more enthusiasm under different circumstances.  Which position would be most interesting with her?

Sad conclusion: I'm just not in the mood for meaningless sex right now, and there's none of them that has appealed to me emotionally or intellectually. 

But, the cute brunette who sits in the front row?  I really would like to see her without that football jersey she wore today. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008, 04:50:09 AM »


When Grey Fox and I first started talking sex on line, GAWD - I'd-a jumped damn near anything wearing a zipper. I mean to tell ya, there is nothing worse than a middle-aged ole broad who has suddenly gotten her groove back!.  I was ready to go 24-7.

I wasn't interested in anyone but him but suddenly was looking at men as potential sexual partners.

I think 2% is high. As crazy horny as I was, I just didn't see much of anything I wanted.

Now that I'm sleeping every night with Grey Fox, its more like a minus 2%.

And yet -

I've never believed in that whole thing about there being a One And Only. In any given city, I'd bet there are several hundred men with whom I could be happy.

So, what's my answer to the question?

I'm happy with what I've got.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008, 04:34:11 PM »

I think it's a trick question.

I think it's hard for me to answer this.  My bar is set so high with what I have right now, I can't imagine being with anyone else, truely.
If things go aray...I'm going to be single for a very long time.
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008, 07:18:18 PM »

Less than one-tenth of one-percent.

The number starts off higher, but decreases rapidly with exposure.  Only a few women have managed to really do it for me, and for the life of me, I don't know why they did either.

Of course, if you ask about porn, it's about 98% of the women in porn are attractive somehow.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 06:08:16 AM »

Well, I have this little OCD thing that I do within 5 SECONDS of meeting a man.... and unfortunately, I do this with almost ALL men....

I picture what the top of his head would look like between my legs and rapidly assess whether I have a feeling of repulsion or delight....  it's a quick pass or fail.  I'd say 2% pass.

The second test is the handshake.  I make a lot of snap judgments about people by their handshake. (something about the energy exchange?) The field narrows from there.




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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2008, 06:19:43 AM »


EA's less than one tenth of one percent.
My minus 2%.
DD's handshake.

Sounds about right to me.

Funny that even though I'm absolutely addicted to oral sex (both getting and giving), I never think of that.  I think the reason is that its very special to me. As much as I love it, GF is the only man who has ever gotten The Bran Muffin Special. And he gets it each and every time we make love.

DD - I make a lot of snap judgments based on handshake as well.  I HATE a weenie wussie tips of the fingers handshake but also hate the broken bones scorched earth I'm a real man handshake just as much. (I should go back and put dashes between all of that but y'all get my meaning.)
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2008, 06:46:38 AM »

Took me a while to figure out how on earth I'd muster up a percentage. Then I thought: Raven, you're in school, you twit.

So. . . there are roughly thirty people in my program ( who I interact with) Let's say about half of them are male. Of those fifteen, then there are four I find attractive on some level or another. That means, what? 26% ? *considers*

Now I'll stretch the concept. Thirty people in the program. Half of them female. Three of them I'm attracted to, one I actually crush on. (interesting, the males who are attractive I automatically crush on, the females? Pretty to look at does not a crush make) This gives us 20%

Further stretching.

There are thirty people in the program, seven of whom I find attractive. This is what, 46%? Which means I find a little less than half the people I interact with attractive.

*wanders off because math hurts my head*

Edited to add: I need to learn to be more discerning don't I?
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2008, 08:39:13 AM »

Well, I have this little OCD thing that I do within 5 SECONDS of meeting a man.... and unfortunately, I do this with almost ALL men....

I picture what the top of his head would look like between my legs and rapidly assess whether I have a feeling of repulsion or delight....  it's a quick pass or fail.  I'd say 2% pass.

LOL - Don't know how I missed this...  I've never considered the top of their head, but part of what enters into my perverted mind when I get that first "social smile" - I assess the mobility of the mouth and the shape of the teeth, and wonder.....  Grin    I've never done the math though.  It's just a mental game I play. 

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The second test is the handshake.  I make a lot of snap judgments about people by their handshake. (something about the energy exchange?)
  Oh yeah.  I despise it when a man just presses my fingers, or does that limpy-wimpy I-don't-want-to-hurt-you-you-delicate-little-flower handshake.  BLECH!!!  That immediately puts them in the "no-way-in-hell" category. 


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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2008, 02:44:36 PM »

There are thirty people in the program, seven of whom I find attractive. This is what, 46%? Which means I find a little less than half the people I interact with attractive.

This is pretty much the way I look at the world.  No romantic candidate has to be perfect, only interesting.  I find a whole lot of people interesting.  In my case, they are all female, however. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008, 04:27:27 AM »

Exactly Blues. *grins*

Now of course, if I wanted to hurt my head with more math and go from "folk I find attractive" to "predicting relationship results" we'd wind up discovering Raven Is A Cynic and the 46% would dwindle into 0% being Compatible With Raven Over the Long Haul.

*shrugs*

But, heh, my current cynacism in regards to relationships entertains me and means I'm concentrating on the School aspect of school and not the. . . how was it phrased elsewhere, MRS Hunt part of school? And this, of course, is a GOOD THING.

I need coffee folks.
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