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Love and The High Road.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TimboKhan, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Member

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    A recent thread by Bandit07 and his tribulations with his anti-gun girlfriend got me to thinking: Has THR ever been responsible for bringing two people together based on one form of compatibility? Aside from my jab at those horrible eharmony commercials, I actually would be interested to know if anyone has started dating or married someone off THR.

    I know it's kind of a stupid thread, but I enjoy learning about the people on THR, and not every thread has to be serious!
     
  2. Cannonball888

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  3. mljdeckard

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    Not THR in particular, but when I met my wife, I confirmed that she was a gun person AND a decent hunter. We were engaged in 8 days, and have been together for seven years.
     
  4. Titan6

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    To be honest I have not heard of a single marriage where both were gunnies and sane that failed. I have seen plenty of other combinations that have failed. I do not think enough single women post here for too many guys to get lucky.
     
  5. Barbara

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    and those of us who do are antisocial. :neener:
     
  6. fjolnirsson

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    Aw, come on Barbara. You aren't antisocial, just misunderstood. Reserved...
    Ok, antisocial.:neener:
     
  7. Barbara

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    Cranky?

    I did go on a date with someone who posts here once, after I met him someplace else. He seemed surprised I wasn't 60 and 6'0".

    The thing is, if I had to worry about people wanting to date here, I wouldn't be here...
     
  8. ZeSpectre

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    Not THR, but Pax's site "Cornered Cat" was sure responsible for eliminating a LOT of the fear my wife felt towards firearms. (that and a lot of matter of fact discussion sans the hollywood booga-booga crap).
     
  9. TimboKhan

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    So, love hasn't been found, but has instead been fostered by THR, at least indirectly. Except for antisocial Barbara:neener:. Interesting.

    I have been divorced for almost 7 years now, but it was so horrible I still don't have any real interest in dating and certainly no interest in a relationship. But, if the right girl came along, the first hurdle she would have to clear would be her stance on guns. If she is into them, things will move forward at an accelerated pace. If she isn't, well, antisocial Timbo will make an appearance and that will be the end of that!
     
  10. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    I dated someone found on THR. She's the only one of my exes with whom I don't talk anymore. All the common political views and hobbies couldn't make up for mismatched personalities.
     
  11. kd7nqb

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    Interesting I was hoping that this thread was going to be a suggestion for a personals section of THR, as I have thought that was a great idea but did not want to start a thread on it.

    I have dated girls that I met online so that does not bug me and if I found out that she was a THR'r that would be a major plus.
     
  12. sm

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    Well I don't use the l**e word, and Corriea has orders to shoot me if I ever get that stupid again, Barbara volunteered to back up and assist Correia. :)

    Now that is true friendship among a Forum membership folks. :D

    I don't know of any two folks that got shot in the butt by Cupid, then again this bunch is pretty good about situational awareness...
    and being able to do El Presidente's .

    You don't get stuff like this off TeeVee or Sarah Brady's site...

    Now I have met and have true friends through THR, even met a few in real life and not been shot yet. Not even calling the wife, or speaking to the married daughter, or even granddaughter.

    I still get adopted by kids to be their Adopted Uncle...
    ...still to this day nobody has answered my ad to adopt me that has a shooting place, and especially a place to shoot quail.

    Oh, am I the only one around here with ladies not only in the US, also in other countries, that want to chase me down and hit me up the side of the head with a cast iron skillet?

    I sorta figured y'all would say that...
     
  13. Lennyjoe

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    I was looking for love in all the wrong places, looking for love in too many faces.........................

    Good song!:)
     
  14. AStone

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    Intelligent, well-educated, yet soulful gun-owning SWM seeks SWF with levers and revolvers.
    Must be intellectual, semi-nomadic, young (at least at heart) and erotic.

    Oh, wait ... wrong forum ...
     
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  15. Tharg

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    Dang ... another hope dashed... hehe I prolly don't go shooting enough any more to date a girl/woman/etc that posted freely on here... hehe.

    Kinda sucks... i like shootin... and have all the appropriate hardware. (sigh)

    =)
     
  16. armedandsafe

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    Marlin and SouthernMoss met on TFF, commuted back'n'forth awhile and married. Good match, going strong and getting stronger. It can happen.

    Pops
     
  17. FieroCDSP

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    Barbara, I know the feeling. Parties and clubs..feh. Gimme two boxes of ammo and I'm happily diverted for a few hours. :D For me, socializing is when the buddies get together to fend off the rampaging paper targets.
     
  18. Thin Black Line

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    +1. People can be very different politically/hobbies and be great together.
    The real problem comes up when one is a neat freak and the other is a
    slob.
     
  19. gunsmith

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    thr helped erode my last relationship

    HER "all you do is sit around talking about guns on the internet"
    ME "your right! I don't even have time for porn like your liberal friends do, I did tell you I was a gun nut ...didn't I?"

    HER "anytime you get more then 300 $ in the bank you buy a gun"
    ME "you always leave the toilet seat down!" (I'm good...eh?)

    HER "whats that horrible smell?"
    ME "you told me to be productive and get off the internet!, I'm cleaning my guns"

    HER "every political disscussion(SIC) is about guns"
    ME "well they asked why I won't vote for Kerry/Gore/etc"

    ME....single....:confused:
     
  20. kirkcdl

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    Nematocyst,try that one in the Eugene Weekly...:D
     
  21. trueblue1776

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    ANTI-porn!?! You sir have never been a soldier/sailor. I'm living in a post ban household (married), but there is no need to dog out the fine American industry of dreaming about hot ladies, especially when you're stationed in a 120 degree hell hole.

    :)
     
  22. gunsmith

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    my myspace says

    I would like to date women with guns, please send picture of...your guns
     
  23. AStone

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    kirkcdl,

    my draft was mock.

    i gave up on "ads" like that in ANY venue - whether a weekly, an Internet forum,
    or a hand-written note posted on a bulletin board - years ago after only a few tries.

    The responses that I got - both as ad placer and as responder - were often intriguing,
    but after meeting, responders were often either nut jobs, or - more importantly - there was no chemistry, or both.

    ( PS by edit: Of course, said "nut jobs" would probably say the same about me ... :D )

    So, I swore off ads.

    Some may have luck with such measures. But not me.
     
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  24. Navy joe

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    Seeking SF who is fun, attractive, and enjoys shooting, reloading, and collecting S&W pre-lock.

    Please send picture of press and S&W collection. :D

    JK, I'm happily married, and she at least understands the practical necessity of guns, if not the political necessity of guns.
     
  25. Michael Courtney

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    Neither my wife nor I was a "gun" person when we met 18 years ago. We were both Christian and consequently politically conservative. We were also both academically inclined. Our interest in firearms materialized about 12 years ago when we moved to a semi-rural area and started a farm business.

    I would doubt that an interest in firearms, by itself, would be a sound basis for a long-term romantic relationship. In contrast, a fear or firearms, or the idea that firearms in and of themselves are evil is a bad sign.

    Interestingly, I was over at my in-laws earlier in the week, and a topic of discussion was the black bear that had been frequently sighted in the yard. I made some reference to my dear mother-in-law and sister-in-law that it was advantageous to be armed when there are large hungry carnivores about. Neither woman is really interested in guns, but somehow when it was time to take out the garbage, they both agreed that I was the best person for the job!

    Michael Courtney
     
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