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In the end, Glenn, from the book you strike me as the typical older single dude whose ways are so set that you'll probably never find a chick that you'll be able to truly tolerate.
I can actually relate to this pretty well, and I got the same sort of vibe from the book.

When I'm around most married couples I couldn't imagine being treated like the guy is being treated by the woman in the arrangement. Though oddly it's really easy for me to have women friends, it's expected/can be easy to set boundaries in a friendship.

Something like Joyce trying to set me up with Megan after I made my wishes known on the issue would've totally crossed the line.
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Lauder: She meant well. Many people can't believe it's possible to be a straight but unattached man and reject a woman - especially if the woman is 10 years younger and blond. They can't believe it. They assume you're just "shy" (uncertain, afraid, inexperienced, whatever) and you just need some social engineering. It's commonly accepted by many people that "a man will scr** anything." And I think that's pretty much true for 90-95 percent of men: they learn their "level of hotness" at an early age, and simply lower their standards until they have a steady mate. The unspoken conviction is that it's "better than nothing." People don't know what to make of a man who doesn't follow this process. I've found they often become extremely angry, for reasons obscure to me. This is why I was highly uncertainly whether I should put any of that stuff in the book at all. I realized that if left out, the story would be a hollow fabrication.
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Thanks David - but neither link works from my end.
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Nothing wrong with staying single.

Life is good.
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Thanks David - but neither link works from my end.
That was caleb not me that posted in the other forums.
Links don't have to work just go to the sites google them and search for the thread.
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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Great thread...I'm just trying to find a way to say 'thanks for sharing' that doesn't sound trite, and I really appreciate Glenn staying on board and answering so many questions. It's fascinating how we all not only have different "levels of acceptable hotness" but also how these change for some men with age, but not so much for others.
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LOL Won't change for me . . . in a few years I will officially be a dirty old man!
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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Hi Glen, I looked up the Downeast 38 in an old book I have. That looked like a good choice for a first time buyer for what you had in mind. But the leaks, that wouldn't work for me either. Nothing worse than deck leaks.

I'm curious though. It sounds like you're considering a repeat. But at times, it sounds like living aboard isn't your thing either.

Would you go with crew next time or would you go alone?

Seems you'd have to sort out, A-you like being alone on a boat traveling, or B- you'd miss the companionship you have in day to day life you're in right now.

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