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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 12:10pm

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Registered: 04-10-2010
Sat, 04-24-2010 - 5:49pm

Be friends with a guy? It's like if somebody plopped down a big fat juicy slab of prime beef on the table (with au jus and horseradish sauce on the side) and said, "There now, be its friend." You're jacking me up now, ain't you, dawg?!




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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 6:50pm

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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 7:23pm

Tom, I'm a 42yo woman who prefers the company of men. I like that men (genreally speaking) aren't complicated and they don't over think stuff. I love hearing their dating stories too.

However, experience has taught me that in my case, it always gets complicated. I'm flirty by nature and can easily see the sexual aspect of my male friends....and they can see it easily in me too. So, I have chosen to not have any close male friends. Sure, I still joke around with the boys in the lunchroom, but I've learned to not have them as proper friends.

Instead, I'm working on my female friendships. Thing is though, it's kind of like trying to change my sexual orientation. I'm trying really hard, but I don't understand women as easily. The conversation isn't as comfortable and free flowing. I have one close friend and a number of friendly aquaintences I could call on if need be but it never feels quite right.

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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 8:37pm

I'm a woman but I think more like a man than a woman.

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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 9:07pm

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Registered: 10-18-2001
Sat, 04-24-2010 - 9:53pm

And there I've been using Gucci 'Envy for men' when I should have been using horseradish... silly me....

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Sat, 04-24-2010 - 10:19pm

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Registered: 04-10-2010
Sun, 04-25-2010 - 12:21am
LOL! That's okay Westie, we'll make an
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Registered: 12-22-2007
Sun, 04-25-2010 - 5:47am

Hi Tom, I frequently go by the abbreviation 'Blue' on the boards.

Yeah, I totally understood the reason you started the thread. While it may not have been obvious to the first poster, I really get the idea of 'friend sexual orientation'.

I don't know if having had more contact with men makes me less comfortable with women...or if I've had more contact with mean BECAUSE I'm less comfortable with women. Chicken and egg stuff, really.

Yes, Trinny and Susannah are great aren't they. Some people find them too blunt, but I like that quality. Besides, people wouldn't do the show if they weren't up to the Trinny and Susannah treatment.

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Registered: 04-10-2010
Sun, 04-25-2010 - 6:16am
No, "sexual orientation"
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