I hope that you all find what you are looking for ...

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2007
I hope that you all find what you are looking for ...
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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 7:41am

So disappointed in this board.  I hope that the entire iVillage community has not disintegrated into people that can't tolerate different lifestyles and personalitites because let me tell you, I AM DIFFERENT TOO.  I am a 54 year old woman that due to good genes (you should see my mom) is still hot enough that my kids friends want to date me (my kids HATE THAT). I ride a BIG motorcycle, lifts weights 3 times a week, do a lot of guy things, kayak and write professionally (although not a lot of success at that yet) and that isn't even touching the differences.  How long till you are saying what I write is untrue (although I came here for help, not an untrue word would I write on this board).

Shywon, you need to grab some of these posters and shake them to wake them up. Look at you, here you are (I am talking about certain women on here) on a SINGLES board complaining that you can't find a decent man that wants to be with you and you are acting like cruel little high school girls picking on someone that as far as I can, NEVER did you any harm just because she is different.

So I am going to explore some of the other boards and see if I can find someone out there that is willing to accept you for who you are. Not decide just because her life is much more interesting than yours that she is lying.  Good luck and I hope some of you do wake up and smell the coffee.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2006

You sound like you are in class :smileyhappy:
 
But you're not and we're not school kids. If people want to post on a thread, well.. they will. 

The fact that people keep posting on this thread means that it is still of interst to them.

RL

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2008

Seriously not worth it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2003

 

..deleted -  not worth it.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001

Seriously...this thread needs to die. Drop it, guys. 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2007

ROFL ... Sorry ... but I am not marina. I think she was scared off from here.  If you look at my sign-up date I am have been a member here for a LONG time. I just came back here after a long hiatus from the boards for some input on my situation and found the situation here not to my liking. I tend to speak my mind (which anyone from when I posted regularly before would remember), probably more often than I should. I am glad to see that there is someone to monitor the board that hopefully will help prevent such a situation in the future. 

I am posting elsewhere on the boards now though ... although I may come here and read what is going on just to get some insight into Singles since I am not really used to being one.

Seriously though I do wish you all well.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-2006

Marina,

I don't think there'll be any harm if you continue posting under Marina.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2008

And you can't prove it is not bogus.  End of discussion. One would think you have some sort of stake in this.  But I am through arguing with you.  I actually have a life to live, so am obviously not as invested in this person's existence as you are.

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 3:20pm

Correct!  Like you, I have lived in LA.  Also on the edge of the entertainment industry.  I have met several very charismatic individuals who drew people to them like bees to honey.  Her posts made  very interesting and fun discussions.  I can understand why some who have not had that experience cannot comprehend another existence.

chaika

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
JT, that's exactly why I chose not to respond regularly anymore. The same story over and over got incredibly boring, and I noticed the same pattern you did. If I did respond, I didn't put much thought into it. I knew I would be ignored.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-08-2011
Having lived in LA for a while, it is as much a culture of empty superficiality and narcissism as it is sunshine and smog. Probably far more than anywhere else in the US. So her posts were right in line with what goes on there. Whether she is believed to be real or part of someone's novel, what always amazed me was how so many people routinely went along with her style, it was - meet a guy, glow about how wonderful it was going to be, a few days later go on about some bizarre problem about him, end it, and then go on about an amazing self discovery about it all. And she got continuous regular responses. Yet like a regular TV sitcom, these self discoveries appeared to be forgotten within a day and never mentioned again.
 
It seemed really futile to me for anyone to be responding with the often very thoughtful responses to a person, whether you believe to be real or not, who wasn't changing one ounce. So this person does have exceptional skills to draw people in fast and hold them.  
 
I started to comment on that several times, but as a guy, I figured I would get slammed as not being understanding and people seemed to be really enjoying her posts. Since her posts were basically the same, I usually ignored them but enjoyed some interesting discussion that followed them and kept this board going. Great hearing how women think. Most of the other boards are dead with sometimes only one post a week - often being I-met-this-guy-once-and-am-in-love-why-hasn't-he-called posts. Hope this one stays active and lively, nice to have good thoughts to get the morning started.

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