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If you go to India and buy an Enfield. It's dead certain you'll get a nice girl on the back
I was in india - and thought afterwards - that i have to watch a bollywood movie - to see nice girls from india

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If you go to India and buy an Enfield. It's dead certain you'll get a nice girl on the back
yeah but he probably wants one that doesnt have a penis
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I'm sure people have noticed the OP didnt come back. The reason is blindingly obvious.
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Dear Stormtrooper et al

Another point of view...

While at university, I read the social sciences/anthropology and wrote several papers -professional journal articles related to how various cultures manage to get their daughters married off to the right fellows.

After doing extensive research into how affluent U S parents figured out that they could not control the man their daughters fell in love with, but could control who their daughters met - the seven sister colleges were established and daughters were sequestered at these exclusive girls schools - that permitted only ivy league school "good" boys on campus for dates and parties -

Whoa, but what happened when the States provided land grants for higher education and anyone with half a wit could attend classes - much less than half of who ever graduated ... Now God forbid, daughters could meet and fall in love with any boy even boys whose families were not wealthy or well established.

So social clubs were invented - sororities for the girls and fraternities for boys - and peer pressure was applied so that the sorority girls would only meet and date the fraternity boys - who had been vetted ... at least this is the way it was. There was also created a "pinning ceramony" that led to engagement, marriage 2.5 children and a divorce.

So, in lieu of isolating their daughters from the bad boys, I may well be one,
parents tried to teach their young daughters what to look for in a man.

Parents were not very good at figuring that out or teaching it to their daughters as evidenced by the more than 50% divorce rate.

My further research indicated that if a woman or a man were to measure potential mates against these five simple, yet until now, mostly unpublished ideas, both men and women would greatly increase their abilities to find a mate.

So for the bad and good men and women of the HU Bar:

1. Each of us has a rhythm of communication, I call it speed of particle flow, that is how quickly or slowly a person inflows and outflows information/communication. Look for a mate with a similar speed of particle flow. Fast or slow processing of information/communication is not indicative of intelligence, ability or morality, it is just that the rhythm of communication and is important that mates have a similar rhythm of communication.

2. Each of us also has a chronic emotion that is an emotion we hang out in more often than any other emotion. For example, the cowboys of Arizona are antagonistic angry types but when they find a cowgirl with the same or similar chronic emotion, the relationship lasts forever.

An enthusiastic person won't last long with a person chronically in grief or fear. So, measure your own chronic emotion and then seek a mate with a similar chronic emotion and your chances of having a long term "happy" relationship will improve dramatically. Take note Markharf - which always makes me think of f...arf.

3. Big souls/spirits and little souls/spirits. I CALL THIS COMPARABLE MAGNITUDE ...This is so simple yet so overlooked. A big soul/spirit is one who believes " I am going to survive and you are going to survive even if I have to help you along the way" A little soul/spirit believes your survival is a threat to me and I will do anything I can to make sure you do not survive - including stabbing you in the back.

If you are a big soul/spirit do not team up with a little soul/spirit. You will regret it. I promise.

4. Mind and body. Find a mate with similar life experiences/ education/ travel / beliefs etc. You know what the divorce attorneys say opposites attract - Xfiltrate says opposites attract divorce. Just read what Milesofsmiles contributed to this threat to see the importance of similarities.

Thanks Milesofsmiles thanks.

And, of course chose a mate who turns you on physically! One who you want.

5. The last is a bit more complicated but just as important as the first 4.
Find a mate who can make and keep agreements. Relationships consist of agreements - spoken and unspoken.

For example if I agree to advise Elisa that I will not leave Buenos Aires before I advise her of my plans, and I take the Buquebus to Uruguay for, well for whatever reason, knowing I can return to Buenos Aires before she even knows I am gone, I as a decent human being must find some justification of why I broke an agreement with her. So, I look for reasons. Maybe she leaves the rifer door ajar, or the cap off the toothpaste or leaves too many light on...or what ever, I am trying to justify my breaking of an agreement and not telling her.

Elisa - being much smarter than I am - sits me down, whenever I start being critical of her and asks me - what have you done that you have not told me about . I confess and we both feel much better - so find a mate who can make and keep agreements relationships consist of agreements.

I hope this helps

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I'm sure people have noticed the OP didnt come back. The reason is blindingly obvious.
with a screenname like yours you appreciate a cock joke, surely?
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Jeezus! I didnt expect all the interest but thanks anyway..
She's here and were already well on our way so.....SEE YA!....
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Jeezus! I didnt expect all the interest but thanks anyway..
She's here and were already well on our way so.....SEE YA!....
Sorry.. gona have use the famous "We want pics or it didn't happen" line on you.

Also...meet Pete. He is good looking you know!
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Sorry.. gona have use the famous "We want pics or it didn't happen" line on you.

Also...meet Pete. He is good looking you know!
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...e-wanted-67726
+1 - pics or it didn't happen!
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+1 - pics or it didn't happen!
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Sorry.. gona have use the famous "We want pics or it didn't happen" line on you.
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And the rest of us singles want a detailed "How To" description ;-)
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And the rest of us singles want a detailed "How To" description ;-)
Easy! Just go online and order. Don't forget a pump as well
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Stop taking the Mick out of the guy! He's being quite open and he's not suggesting anything out of order. If I didn't have a boyfriend I'd answer.
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Stop taking the Mick out of the guy! He's being quite open and he's not suggesting anything out of order. If I didn't have a boyfriend I'd answer.
So...er...you free later this summer Sally?
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Swings and roundabouts

Much like 'which bike' there are upsides and downsides to female companionship. When I was young an inexperienced Iusedto say 'the best thing about climbing trips is that there are no women on them, but the worst thing about climbing trips is that there are no women on them'.

A lot older,not much wiser and after a bit of a dry spell in terms of both two wheeled adventures and quality time with the fairer sex I decided that enough was enough - I would sell up everything I own, build a classic bike and travel around the world leaving a trail of broken hearts and broken parts. Breaking parts came pretty easily but I re-met a woman a few months before my intended departure so the second half ofthe plan was shelved. After 4 months on the road we met up in Nepal for a few days. I abandoned my broken bike and went to Thailand with her and hired a bike. We returned it and went to Malaysia, where I did the honourable thing andgot down on one knee.

Now we are engaged to be married and I have to contemplate the unthinkable.... We both love adventuring but my pillion seat is marginally less comfortable than the main seat, which itself is a sadistic device (designed by the inquisition, I assume). Add to that the fact I spend more time fixing it than riding it and I am considering giving it up, sending it back to my dads house in the UK,eating my own words and buying a BMW. I know, it's a shocking realisation.

It doesn't mean an endto the adventure though - we share a love of travelling and she is determined to get her license and a bike of her own. So if you can't find an amazing bike riding travel partner, find an amazing travel loving life partner and wean her onto bikes. I found mine in the house of someone I was doing a carpentry job for but I'm sure they are readily available elsewhere. Weaning someone onto bikes is pretty easy, they're a lot of fun.

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build a classic bike and travel around the world leaving a trail of broken hearts and broken parts.
Love it, and even better that your own heart stopped you in your tracks when it came to heart-breaking.
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