MEETING NEW RJ MEMBERS FROM OUT OF TOWN

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 28, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    So how do you generally react when another RJ member tells you that they are going to be in your city and would like to connect with you to chat or for drinks and get acquainted?

    Or do you take the time to contact others if you are going to be in their city?

    Over the weekend here, I had the opportunity to meet
    RJ member, "Mickeytopogigio" who was in Wichita on business from Austin. It was a warm, sharing, comfortable time with Mike and I enjoyed getting to know him and hearing about his life, career and partner. Its the kind of thing I would hope would happen often, a quality kind of meeting with someone you would enjoy getting to know.

    The best part was the end, I got a hug, an invitation to stop in while when I might happen to be in Austin and a sincere desire to build a friendship...... one of the many things I like about this site!

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    Jul 28, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    I have had guys email me saying they are going to be in my area or if I ever travel to there's.However its not friendship there looking for.

    I would love to build friendships, but most of the guys that request a meet up do not read my entire profile to see I am unavailable.
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    Jul 28, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    That's awesome, HndsmKansan!

    There's a few guys I'd love to meet up with when I go to San Francisco this September. I figured I'd email them when I get closer to my trip.

    The last time I was out there, I met up with someone from a gay video-gamer site I belong to as well, and we had the best time! Hopefully I can meet up with some RJers this time around.

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    Jul 28, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
    I love to meet RJs from out of town (except for that whore-bitch from California who skanked his ass up and down 23rd St). ... icon_rolleyes.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    Jul 28, 2008 4:56 AM GMT
    Caslon5000 saidI love to meet RJs from out of town (except for that whore-bitch from California who skanked his ass up and down 23rd St). ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Have I missed something?

    I've met 4 guys from RJ, one was an out-of-towner. I think it's great that we have such a great website that attracts lots of honest, real people and makes meeting up with fellow RJers for non-sexual hook-ups something to look forwrd to.
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    Jul 28, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    ShawnTX said
    Caslon5000 saidI love to meet RJs from out of town (except for that whore-bitch from California who skanked his ass up and down 23rd St). ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Have I missed something?

    Only dont miss anything ....here he is: http://www.realjock.com/profile/?id=59737













    just teasing...we had a great time out to dinner.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jul 28, 2008 5:43 AM GMT
    What, you can't make that URL clickable?!?!?! Geez
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    Jul 28, 2008 6:35 AM GMT
    ... can't say this has ever happened to me but i'm kinda new here and really no one visits my town (really... no one.). some of you cats come off online as mad interesting and i only wonder what you must be in real life. i do make make every effort i can to meet up with peeps from the other boards i troll; last week i met up some someone from Oregon who was in manhattan for business and tomorrow i'll meet up with some chicago folks who are vacationing in manhattan yay!
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    Jul 28, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    Caslon5000 saidI love to meet RJs from out of town (except for that whore-bitch from California who skanked his ass up and down 23rd St). ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    ???
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:21 PM GMT
    ShawnTX saidWhat, you can't make that URL clickable?!?!?! Geez
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    LOL finally Caslon pwnt! icon_lol.gif

    Oh and yeah, did I mention I'm accepting plane ticket donations and me love you long time?

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    Jul 28, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    I've had both situations with members in other cities.

    1. A member contact me while visiting relatives in Phoenix - we met for coffee, had a great conversation, and stay in touch. We're meeting up again in September in San Francisco when we're both there together.

    2. I contacted another member while I was visiting New York City. We had dinner together and was nice enough to take me to a few Chelsea bars. Unfortunately, since he dropped his RJ membership, we haven't spoken.

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    Jul 28, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    I'm glad people have met others from RJ to talk and become friends.

    It doesn't happen to me, even though I live in Chicago and I'm sure lots of RJ'ers come here for business or pleasure. I'm pretty sure my age, lack of muscles and HIV are the problems for guys. That leads me to assume that most guys in here are looking for a sex hook up with someone from out of town, not a friendship.

    If it was truly friendship they were looking for, then my age, shape and HIV status wouldn't matter so much.

    I think it's funny that the guy who started a thread about meeting for non-sexual purposes has, as his default picture, himself laying seductively across a bench in just a speedo with his legs spread apart.

    I've met lots of guys from gay.com for non-sexual things, however.
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    Jul 28, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    Caslon5000 said
    ShawnTX said
    Caslon5000 saidI love to meet RJs from out of town (except for that whore-bitch from California who skanked his ass up and down 23rd St). ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Have I missed something?

    Only dont miss anything ....here he is: http://www.realjock.com/profile/?id=59737


    Wow, I dodged that bullet. I thought you were talking about me. LOL!
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    Jul 28, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy said
    Caslon5000 said
    ShawnTX said
    Caslon5000 saidI love to meet RJs from out of town (except for that whore-bitch from California who skanked his ass up and down 23rd St). ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Have I missed something?

    Only dont miss anything ....here he is: http://www.realjock.com/profile/?id=59737


    Wow, I dodged that bullet. I thought you were talking about me. LOL!


    Oh puh-leeze, you aren't the only whore-bitch in California! icon_rolleyes.gif

    j/k! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    Oh, hey...been off for awhile and just found this thread after HndsmKansan dropped me a line...

    He was so nice, great to meet him. I worked out at his gym and we had dinner and a drink afterward. Great guy! Ever get to Wichita, drop him a line.

    My main reason for joining this site was to meet new, gay, fitness-oriented guys who may or may not be into the bar scene. I have a lot of straight friends, but finding gay ones always seemed to be rare.

    I'm pleased to say my plan is working.
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    had i read things_n_stuff_n_cents' post about being in town for the 4th, i would've tried to hang out with him.

    hoooray! that;s awesome to hear. i think it's always fun to make friends with RJers from out of town. nice change from the computer screen, right?

    hey mickey, now that this plan is working, how goes your other plan regarding world domination?
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    I have met two great RJ guys (ShawnTx and Timberoo) and am aiming to meet another guy this weekend in Montreal (JMS84). BTW if anyone else from RJ is in Montreal this weekend let me know!

    The best part of RJ (or the internet for that matter) is that you can interact with gay people from around the world that have interesting personalities and lives, are intelligent and sociable, and don't have a hidden agenda (ie want to sleep with you). I just wish this site had been around 20 years ago.
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:36 PM GMT
    kryptonic said...how goes your other plan regarding world domination?
    Well, now that HndsmKansan is one of my loyal minions, I'd say I'm one step closer.
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    Jul 29, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    I tried to meet up for drinks with a RJ member that was visiting Chicago from out of town a while back. He was in town for a week and we had made plans to get together one night. He never returned my call to finalize the plans. He then called two days later when I had told him I would be working and unavailable. He didn't even acknowledge he had pretty much stood me up. In his defense, It was IML weekend and he was probably just embarrassed because he lost track of time in a sling room somewhere.icon_lol.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 29, 2008 7:44 PM GMT
    I have only actually met one RJ member (Jockbod) in person. We don't actually live in separate cities, but may as well since we live at complete opposite ends of Phoenix. However, it was awesome, and we are actually in the same business and now we are working together to find a house for a client of his. We also had a wonderful dinner together, and he's a quality guy for sure.

    I came very close to meeting another, but it never materialized icon_cry.gif

    Regardless, for the most part, the guys on RJ seem like bright, together, health & fitness-minded "quality" guys, and I would welcome the opportunity to meet any of you in person --- One of the reasons the RJ cruise sounds like a great time!!!

    If anyone is going to be in the Phoenix area, better look me up icon_biggrin.gif

    Todd
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 29, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI have only actually met one RJ member (Jockbod) in person. We don't actually live in separate cities, but may as well since we live at complete opposite ends of Phoenix.

    If anyone is going to be in the Phoenix area, better look me up icon_biggrin.gif

    Todd
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    I heard all about the meeting with Jockbod, Todd....


    I'd do it, get him in a private room and straighten him out politically....LOL

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    Jul 29, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    kryptonic said...how goes your other plan regarding world domination?
    Well, now that HndsmKansan is one of my loyal minions, I'd say I'm one step closer.


    awesome! does this mean that meeting RJ members from out of town is the key to world domination.... icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    Sedative said
    HighVoltageGuy said
    Caslon5000 said
    ShawnTX said
    Caslon5000 saidI love to meet RJs from out of town (except for that whore-bitch from California who skanked his ass up and down 23rd St). ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Have I missed something?

    Only dont miss anything ....here he is: http://www.realjock.com/profile/?id=59737


    Wow, I dodged that bullet. I thought you were talking about me. LOL!


    Oh puh-leeze, you aren't the only whore-bitch in California! icon_rolleyes.gif

    j/k! icon_lol.gif


    icon_eek.gifSneaks away so as not to be seen.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 29, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI have only actually met one RJ member (Jockbod) in person. We don't actually live in separate cities, but may as well since we live at complete opposite ends of Phoenix.

    If anyone is going to be in the Phoenix area, better look me up icon_biggrin.gif

    Todd
    Scottsdale, AZ


    I heard all about the meeting with Jockbod, Todd....


    I'd do it, get him in a private room and straighten him out politically....LOL

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    I think it would be more like Jockbod and I will get YOU in a room and straighten you out.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    I am all for it, for any reason. I've met four out-of-towner RJers (wreick, nycmusc4musc, OHHiker, rksportswear; three in-towners, dfrourke, sfnicolas, DrStorm. And there are semi-active to active plans to meet a2507, figguymike, runningstud, jstennis77 and a few others.

    By the way, it seems to me their is a difference between dishonestly meeting a potential friend but really seeking only a hookup, from meeting someone with whom something more happens. We're gay, and it's part of our makeup, depending upon our status (monogamous, partnered, single etc.)

    As I said on other threads on this general topic, RJ is wonderful. I've met more great people here in the 1 1/2 years I've been on RJ than in ALL the years I was on gay.com, match.com, yahoo.com personals.