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Old 02-27-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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Post You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.

I've spent over a year of my life in Vegas. I'm good at the gambling. Even the -ev kind.

That sounds like a ton when I put it that way.

I wonder if you could break down what % of the 'Vegas flu' comes from which activities:
1) Plane
2) Staying up too late gambling,
3) Drinking
4) Strippers,
5) Sick people in the casino.

My guess is 1 would win but 3/4 would be real close behind.

How am I renewing myself each day, season, year? Am I striving to improve at the gym, at work, with friends, with women, with culture, with money? Progressing in these areas will make me happier, and more interesting to people. More vibrant. Richer doesn't hurt.

Trust is one of the keys, if not *the* key part of Life.

If you canít get a girl to trust you, she is unlikely to sleep with you or date you. She has to trust that you: are not crazy, not violent, discrete, can keep her safe, do the things you promise you will do, meet her on time where you say so she doesnít waste an evening getting dolled up and get bailed on, know what youíre doing in bed, donít talk about her to other girls or call her a slut, don't steal from her or stalk her.

Friendships are often if not always built on trust. And many jobs too.

Every 10 years I feel like I've gotten better than the last 10 years. Looks-wise I know I have or at least that's the reaction I get.

I'm starting to think I spend too much time thinking about money. Should I spend more time spending the money? How much is enough? I certainly don't plan to blow it all so what will I do with it. What is the point? I'm comfortable so what's next?

I don't plan on having children. But as a guy we have decades to make that decision.

I wish I was better at poker. I've been playing off and on for 20 years but I'm not that good even if I can beat low stakes games. I wish I had gotten better at it in my 20s.

Girls are great, but they are also the rake. I feel like somebody famous said that before.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.

I've been seeing a girl off and on who used to model in NYC. Alissa. We came from the same area and went to school in the same county but didn't know each other. Evidently she used to be heavy, then lost a ton of weight and became the 'edgy, hot goth-y girl' in HS and started modeling. Then she got committed to an institution for not eating. Some crazy stories, but then got out and kept modeling for a while and traveled the world. That was a few years ago - most girls can't be fashion models past 21 - now she works in an office and got fake boobs, good ones. Still very pretty face, tall, nice legs, probably intimidates most men.

She is kinky as hell and doesn't expect me to be in a relationship with her. Just wants Netflix, take-out, and sex. Do I attract them or do they attract me first? I didn't think we hit it off at first, we went out to dinner which is always a mistake and it went...okay.

On the one hand I enjoy spending time with her occasionally, but it's also a bit soulless. She passes out almost instantly after she orgasms which is part of the reason we never go 'out'. She likes going to strip clubs though, no cameras a plus for her too.

Like none of the girls I meet seem interested in having kids, neither am I. I feel like maybe...one btw the ages of 21-26 that I know wants kids. Of course, attitudes will change for many of them.

I have another date tonight with an equally tall, younger, pretty girl, even smarter that Alissa. Like graduating top of her class smart. Now that's a turn-on.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:43 PM   #3
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Girls are always afraid you're freaked out when they bleed a lot, and apologizing - do most guys not know women have periods monthly or something? Once a guys is past his early 20s it really shouldn't be a big deal.

After dinner last night we were taking to this guy at the bar and it turned out he was the original Michael Myers. Halloween, not Austin Powers that is.

Success doesn’t just mean money. Many artists are very successful and happy and not making it rain at the club. Graduate students/ researchers. People who work in design and architecture. It may take years to ‘get rich’ from those jobs.

But you can do anything and be successful at it – the gym, writing, investing your own money, traveling and seeing new cultures, volunteering.

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Old 03-02-2019, 06:33 PM   #4
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I've realized over the past 5-6 years that talking to girls is not magic. Anyone can do it.

Actually, it’s exactly like being a magician. The trick is that there is NO trick. The trick to getting rich is that there IS NO TRICK. The magician practices 8+ hours a day for many years until the hand is quicker than the eye if he wants to be world class. The rich man has worked, planned, saved, invested wisely and spent less than he [or she] could have.

Be confident. Have something to be confident about. Dress confidently. Act confident. Speak confidently. People will notice you and most likely in a positive fashion. You’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea…that’s fine.

You can’t fake confidence and sincerity….you really can’t unless you are a world-class Olivier. People notice the incongruence pretty quickly no matter what age/race/sex they are.

I now understand completely that you don't have to look like Chris Pine/Hemsworth for a really hot, fun girl to want to spend time with you.

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Old 03-04-2019, 07:27 PM   #5
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Re: You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.

Inertia is such a powerful force. I'm comfortable. I have a good job at a good salary, I'm in a good spot dating-wise. I like my area. I'm reasonably healthy. I know I'm lucky in many regards.

But am I happy? Like many, I feel anxious part of the time. Some days its overwhelming. I try to stay off the hedonic treadmill but that's hard even though I'm getting better at it.

Is that even possible if you're smart and ambitious?

I wish I was in better shape. I wish I had more time to play board games with my friends. I wish I could drink and party like I used to. I wish I understood why people ghosted even if I wasn't particularly close with them. I mean I don't want to spend time/energy on people that don't want to be around me, but I would like to understand the thinking behind that.

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Old 03-05-2019, 02:09 PM   #6
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Re: You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.

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Old 03-05-2019, 09:09 PM   #7
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Hilariously, my cleaning lady Maria seems to have ghosted me. She cleans [just cleans] 1x a month, I'm not messy just want someone else to do the bathrooms, kitchen, vacuum, etc. Hope ICE didn't get her.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:24 PM   #8
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Cleaning lady came back.

On a separate note, I feel like sometimes I get lonelier as I get older. Making connections gets harder. At least lasting ones. I can always find excuses to go out and meet people but hanging with real friends gets harder.

Watching Bojack Horseman probably doesn't help with that.

Some girl I've been hanging out with has started referring to us as 'dating.' I am totally unsure how to take this. Especially as we don't spend time with each other's social circle. Then you see one of your friends move in with his girlfriend. It's super confusing.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:42 PM   #9
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:24 PM   #10
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Met a girl for drinks last night, 20, tall, gym fit, actually better looking in person than photos, great body and the face is what improved the most in person which is always a pleasant surprise esp since she barely had makeup on. We hit it off pretty well, bounced to a couple of bars, at the last one these 4 guys came in and were checking her out - tight outfit with bare midriff - turns out one of them was a NBAer but a bench player.
2 of them came over and tried to steal her in a friendly manner, but she had no idea who he was and I barely did, he's hurt and doesn't play anyway like the 12th man. Hell, I might make more than this guy next year if he doesn't get a new contract.

Gonna see her again next week after midterms, she's definitely looking for a guy to party with [I don't mean coke].

This look but with good muscle tone:
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:28 PM   #11
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Having sex with a girl twice in a row with only a short refactory break becomes progressively harder as you age. Stay in great shape kids, I barely made it over the finish line.

I am very very tempted to write a screenplay about dating in the modern world, at least it wouldn't be some fake-ass lame rom com. I know someone who is fairly successful at selling screenplays who could have his agent read it, and have a friend who would be a good co-author to bounce ideas off and help me write. Also, I'm a good writer as is he and I read a ton. Not that you can tell from this thread.

I'm not saying it would get made, or even sell - hardly! - but I should try it and see what mess falls out. Either it would be hilarious or a stupefyingly bad first effort. I think the worst would be a 'not bad, try another one.'
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:56 PM   #12
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:29 PM   #13
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Most girls I meet these days are 'experience junkies.' Anything new they adore, and I don't mean just like new shoes, purse, etc, some girls don't care about any of that stuff. Most girls have never been to a casino and love the idea. Or bondage. Or a hockey game.

Met the girl from last week who'd rather spend time with me than a pro athlete...doesn't say much for him.

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Old 03-29-2019, 05:26 PM   #14
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I wonder if Muslims/Mormons are onto something and having 4 different wives/GFs in open relationship is the way to go. Like, I legitimately wonder if people would be happier in a group relationship like that [only of their consent/choosing of course], seems like there might be less pressure on couples to be 'perfect' and 'on' all the time. When you're stuck with a single partner they/their energy can really drag you down and I don't mean just over a weekend but months or years.

At least everybody involved would have someone to hang out with and not be as lonely which is a pressing problem in America these days. Maybe future us will look back and think we were all insane to think being in one committed couple for the rest of your life was a great idea.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:24 PM   #15
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:43 PM   #16
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Have date tonight with a 28yr old blonde, later this week with a 22 tall redhead, 23 cafe au lait girl with great body, and 20y olive skinned foreigner this weekend.

I wonder if I like the thrill of the chase more than sex itself. And I love sex.

No idea if I can be happy and fulfilled being monogamous.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:47 PM   #17
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So the date with the blonde and the cafe au lait girl were both big successes, pun intended because they both had huge racks which isn't even my thing, not remotely but variety is the spice of life. Not sure I'm interested in seeing either of them again for various reasons, one of which is I'd simply rather spend more time with the redhead and olive skinned girls who are not only hotter but have better personalities overall.

Both girls were pretty submissive in bed though. It's gotten to the point where I think they're actively seeking me out in bars, or online to meet a guy who will dominate them. The first girl was the stereotypical 'has to be *on* all day at work' and just wants a guy to tell her what to do behind closed doors. I have a fwb like that who is like the chief ass't in her office and basically rules all the advanced-degree havers with an iron fist and gives them hell and when I go over for a booty-call is super submissive with me both in and out of the bedroom.

I think my natural dominance has really come to the fore more and more the past few years. And some chicks really dig any guy's IDGAF attitude -- i.e. you're not clingy at all.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:06 PM   #18
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The 20yr olive-skinned girl keeps msg me to meet up but we can't seem to find a good time mostly due to her. SC'd me again saying she wants to see me ASAP. I'm only continuing the ongoing dialogue because she's really good at the sex, and funny too. It's a bit annoying that she's not free 2 nights a week, I'm not free 2 nights and yet when I suggest meeting when we're free she doesn't respond or is busy that night or at "Mom's house." Presumably she's seeing other guys is a safe bet.
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