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Old 27.02.2011, 16:03
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

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I can't help but wonder if one of the reasons why so many men and women here seem to have trouble hooking up is because, in my opinion, a lot of the women here seem very un-approachable and vain and seem to think that life is little more than a fashion show (especially in Zurich). I can even see evidence of this here on this forum, where so many women try to look like some kind of fashion-obsessed movie star in their profile pictures (those cheesy "glamor shots" from the 1980s come to mind), rather than just presenting themselves as being down-to-earth, with their priorities straight. And, well, it's been my experience that most mature and intelligent men prefer having serious relationships with women they can carry good conversations with, etc. to those who seem to think that they can get by in life with their looks alone.
Of course, I'm sure there are plenty of intelligent women here. I just wish the majority of them were quicker to exploit their intellect rather than their narcissism.
I used to exploit my intellect but then it went on strike... something about a living wage and a 42-hour work week... anyway, today's its day off so you'll have to put up with my narcissism instead. Sorry.


(Seriously - "the majority"? Maybe if you spend more time analyzing people's avatars and less time reading their posts.)
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:06
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So it's ok for a man to present himself as a louche aristocrat drinking champagne on the lawn, but heaven forbid that a woman might, in the same spirit, present herself as a big-haired pneumatic model from the eighties... is that what you are saying?
No, I personally have no tolerance for any form of blatant displays of elitism, regardless of sex -- particularly when the majority of the world doesn't have enough food to eat or clean drinking water, etc. And on that note, I can definitely see how Dada originated here in Zurich (as a reaction against elitism).
I'm sure it's just a matter of time before I myself start spray-painting "Sell your Rolex, save a life" across billboards here.
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:09
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Haha! Don't worry about mine. I'm much better looking IRL, hence the need to dumb it down...
Weren't you in Milli Vanilli?
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:11
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I used to exploit my intellect but then it went on strike... something about a living wage and a 42-hour work week... anyway, today's its day off so you'll have to put up with my narcissism instead. Sorry.


(Seriously - "the majority"? Maybe if you spend more time analyzing people's avatars and less time reading their posts.)
Well, I hope you can at least find some comfort in knowing that you belong to the majority.
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No, I personally have no tolerance
Indeed.
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:15
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Weren't you in Milli Vanilli?
Haha! Not even close but nice try. Wish I had been, could do with the royalties...
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:17
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No, I personally have no tolerance for any form of blatant displays of elitism, regardless of sex -- particularly when the majority of the world doesn't have enough food to eat or clean drinking water, etc. And on that note, I can definitely see how Dada originated here in Zurich (as a reaction against elitism).
I'm sure it's just a matter of time before I myself start spray-painting "Sell your Rolex, save a life" across billboards here.
I'm impressed by your social conscience but you are overlooking just one thing. This is the internet. No possible choice of down-to-earth priority-straightened avatar, on this internet forum or any other, is going to save a life, or even affect my chances of "hooking up" in real life to bring the thread subtly back on topic.

So why shouldn't I go with one that makes me happy when I see it next to my posts?

Maybe mine's real, maybe it's aspirational, maybe it's tongue-in-cheek. If you want to know for sure, get to know me - in person, not on the internet - and you'll probably figure it out. In the meantime I am hurting no one with my impossibly glamorous lady-sharpshooter persona so why not leave me to it?
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:19
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I can't help but wonder if one of the reasons why so many men and women here seem to have trouble hooking up is because, in my opinion, a lot of the women here seem very un-approachable and vain and seem to think that life is little more than a fashion show (especially in Zurich). I can even see evidence of this here on this forum, where so many women try to look like some kind of fashion-obsessed movie star in their profile pictures (those cheesy "glamor shots" from the 1980s come to mind), rather than just presenting themselves as being down-to-earth, with their priorities straight. And, well, it's been my experience that most mature and intelligent men prefer having serious relationships with women they can carry good conversations with, etc. to those who seem to think that they can get by in life with their looks alone.
Of course, I'm sure there are plenty of intelligent women here. I just wish the majority of them were quicker to exploit their intellect rather than their narcissism.
Yeh, right...
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And on that note, I can definitely see how Dada originated here in Zurich (as a reaction against elitism).
Really? Most of the artists (themselves from the Elite) who started the movement were not Swiss but came to Switzerland because of its neutrality and tolerance, so they would have the freedom to develop and express their ideas about the war and destruction going on in their homelands.
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:34
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

Oooh, this is getting spicy. Better go back to my physics forums before I'm burned at the virtual stake.

P.S. True about many Dadaists not being originally Swiss, but the reaction was, in part, against the elite's domination of the art world at the time. I wrote a thesis on it during my undergrad study.

P.S.S. You're lovely and don't really look like Milli Vanilli. Thanks for being cool about my silly comment. (I myself am half Muppet).
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Old 27.02.2011, 16:44
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

What should I wear today.....



or maybe



Can't decide..... should perhaps ask my husband
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Old 27.02.2011, 17:02
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I can't help but wonder if one of the reasons why so many men and women here seem to have trouble hooking up is because, in my opinion, a lot of the women here seem very un-approachable and vain and seem to think that life is little more than a fashion show (especially in Zurich). I can even see evidence of this here on this forum, where so many women try to look like some kind of fashion-obsessed movie star in their profile pictures (those cheesy "glamor shots" from the 1980s come to mind), rather than just presenting themselves as being down-to-earth, with their priorities straight. And, well, it's been my experience that most mature and intelligent men prefer having serious relationships with women they can carry good conversations with, etc. to those who seem to think that they can get by in life with their looks alone.
Of course, I'm sure there are plenty of intelligent women here. I just wish the majority of them were quicker to exploit their intellect rather than their narcissism.
I'll make it much simpler for you. I write on this forum a lot.... I mean A LOT. So everytime I write something, I have the chance to see a pretty girl that I fancy next to my post... What is wrong with that?

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Haha! Don't worry about mine. I'm much better looking IRL, hence the need to dumb it down...
Yeah, know what you mean.... It is a day to day battle everytime I leave the house, so here, I put someone's else picture that looks more like the normal, mortal people.

Did we ask to be that pretty?
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Old 27.02.2011, 17:08
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dadaism in a dating thread...

what's next: tanks in a" pirate handbag" thread??


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Old 27.02.2011, 17:35
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

Well, I never was very good at playing by the rules. This is probably one of the reasons why I feel I don't belong in Switzerland.

P.S. Nil, thanks for exemplifying my point.
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P.S. Nil, thanks for exemplifying my point.
What point? That you're special and very, very clever, while the rest of us are a bit sad and shallow?
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Old 27.02.2011, 17:42
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P.S. Nil, thanks for exemplifying my point.
Oh dear. I thought that post of Nil's was a joke. Didn't you?
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Old 27.02.2011, 18:12
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Re: Why is it so hard to find a date in Zurich?! (hope my friends wont kill me)

I've dipped my toes into the dating pool. It can be cold, the tide comes and goes and sometimes I just don't feel like getting wet. But then there are moments when it's good, fun and gives one hope. Even though the tide has receded again I'll be there for the next tide and hope maybe my ship will come in. But hey, I'm not gonna board just any ship. I deserve the best.
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Old 27.02.2011, 18:14
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I've dipped my toes into the dating pool. It can be cold, the tide comes and goes and sometimes I just don't feel like getting wet. But then there are moments when it's good, fun and gives one hope. Even though the tide has receded again I'll be there for the next tide and hope maybe my ship will come in. But hey, I'm not gonna board just any ship. I deserve the best.
Aw and here was me hoping you'd jump on the ouchboy's tug boat of love...

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Old 27.02.2011, 18:22
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What point? That you're special and very, very clever, while the rest of us are a bit sad and shallow?
No, that wasn't my intention whatsoever and I'm sorry if you misinterpreted it that way. My original post was not intended to attack anyone in particular, but then when others started attacking what I had written (either directly or with a more passive-aggressive, cynical approach, I felt I needed to meet them on their level). I realize now that I just should have ignored it.

Ugh... this is why I usually avoid social forums. They're often so infested with inflated egos that they bring parts of myself out that I'd rather subdue and keep in check. To "not play the game," so to speak. And so on that note, I am finally resorting back to the physics forums where at least the line between objective truth and subjective truth is much less easily blurred.
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My original post was not intended to attack anyone in particular, but then when others started attacking what I had written (either directly or with a more passive-aggressive, cynical approach, I felt I needed to meet them on their level).
How interesting.

So you wade into a thread, say the following:

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I can't help but wonder if one of the reasons why so many men and women here seem to have trouble hooking up is because, in my opinion, a lot of the women here seem very un-approachable and vain and seem to think that life is little more than a fashion show (especially in Zurich). I can even see evidence of this here on this forum, where so many women try to look like some kind of fashion-obsessed movie star in their profile pictures (those cheesy "glamor shots" from the 1980s come to mind), rather than just presenting themselves as being down-to-earth, with their priorities straight. And, well, it's been my experience that most mature and intelligent men prefer having serious relationships with women they can carry good conversations with, etc. to those who seem to think that they can get by in life with their looks alone.
Of course, I'm sure there are plenty of intelligent women here. I just wish the majority of them were quicker to exploit their intellect rather than their narcissism.
... then proceed to act surprised that people might possibly react to your scattergun accusations and judgmental attitude (with humour, in most cases, although you seem to have missed that in your eagerness to condemn us all as shallow airheads...)

I know physicists aren't renowned for their social skills, but still...
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