Nobody is perfect. Don't expect them to be.

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    Jun 29, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    CrankySpice said
    principal0 saidThank you. I feel like one day I am going to write a book called "The Corporate Finance Guide to Dating".

    The sheer poetry of that is intoxicating.


    You said I sounded sensible, not romantic. What do you expect? icon_wink.gif

    Actually I had to implement a process of some kind precisely because I'm a bit of a romantic, and that was giving me pretty poor results. Have to balance the emotive with the practical, no?
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    Jun 29, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    CrankySpice said
    principal0 said
    CrankySpice said
    principal0 saidThank you. I feel like one day I am going to write a book called "The Corporate Finance Guide to Dating".

    The sheer poetry of that is intoxicating.


    You said I sounded sensible, not romantic. What do you expect? icon_wink.gif

    Actually I had to implement a process of some kind precisely because I'm a bit of a romantic, and that was giving me pretty poor results. Have to balance the emotive with the practical, no?

    Matt's To Do List:
    1. Recognize when being teased.
    2. Take it better.
    3. See no. 1 icon_biggrin.gif


    Truer words . . . sigh.
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    Jun 29, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    principal0 said
    CrankySpice said
    principal0 said
    CrankySpice said
    principal0 saidThank you. I feel like one day I am going to write a book called "The Corporate Finance Guide to Dating".

    The sheer poetry of that is intoxicating.


    You said I sounded sensible, not romantic. What do you expect? icon_wink.gif

    Actually I had to implement a process of some kind precisely because I'm a bit of a romantic, and that was giving me pretty poor results. Have to balance the emotive with the practical, no?

    Matt's To Do List:
    1. Recognize when being teased.
    2. Take it better.
    3. See no. 1 icon_biggrin.gif


    Truer words . . . sigh.


    You're cute, though, so you get some leeway.
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    Jun 29, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Well, it's been said some of the most successful and happy relationships are when two people have compatible dysfunctions.

    Unfortunately I can't remember where I read that.

    ...and there's this:





    Opposites attract
    Birds of a feather flock together

    I think you're on to something.
  • Splendidus_1

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    Jul 03, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    Great thread!

    I've had this realization some time ago as well, and I'm working on changing my standards, somehow. Expectations still have a huge impact on me, but it's hard to control it when the only thing I'm left with is my imagination, haha.

    Still, I've been doing the "I don't like ___ but I like ___" since, and it's been very effective! People definitely forget they're dealing with another human being, instead of a check list.