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Posted on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 14:18

Yes, I've been missing. I've been on Hiatus from me to become 720 months old. I LOVE IT !!! Yes you can do the math.

Okay now, I want to ask this question. How has the recession - job loss - increased prices for everything, effected your dating style?

Have you met a guy that is just down to zero becuase of the recession but he seems to be a great guy anyway? Did you give up movies out or dinners out for movies at home and cooking?

Do you have more money than he does because you're still working?

Have you found that as a result of the recession and massive job loss that there are more men willing to look your way? ( yes, this is a bit tacky but I want to know )

What has changed in your life because of the recession? Keeping dating as the main focus here.

Thanks,

Natalie - Fla



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Posted on Fri, May 01, 2009 23:02

Well A nother one that costs nothing is a could be a trip to the library together. some libraries offer a lot of things that are no cost or very little.


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Posted on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 02:10

How about the old fashioned dinner and a movie? There are many restraunts now running specials for two entrees & drinks for one low price. Movies aren't THAT expensive. I'd prefer atleast dinner, to be able to chat with someone for a while, with no pressure to be alone. The movie could be replaces with browsing a good book store like Barnes and Noble. Walking along the pier or beach is good--as long as the weather permits. Local attractions such as museums, aquariums and antique shops are pretty interesting. Walking tours, poetry readings, live music and craft shows are great, too. Here in Charleston, if a couple can't figure out something that is cost effective, given the huge variety of local events and vendors, I'd be inclined to think that maybe two heads AREN'T better than one! ;) --True


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Posted on Thu, Apr 16, 2009 05:29

Hi Neal,


Camping is not for everyone, not for em for instance. My idea of camping out is Howard Johnsons  ;-)  

Bur you do bring up many good ideas - I have a few also.  Like the letterboxing thing, it's fun. Or the Geo-finding areas with laditute and longitude settings. We just need to be more creative !!


Natalie



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Posted on Thu, Apr 16, 2009 05:27

HI Tom,

I think we all are having the same issues, proximity and funds 

I live in central Florida, east coast, not far from Daytona. one would think that there are many men here. However the issue is that there will be only one our of the "many" that fits. The same goes for the guy, he will be looking for that "one" lady that fits his needs and wants. 


That brings up a new topic, well a topic we might want to explore again.  What are our needs and what are our wants. hummmm

Good Luck Tom, I know that one lady is out there. 

Natalie



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Posted on Thu, Apr 16, 2009 00:04

I am still having my same ole problem of not finding anyone living close to date so I am feeling the economic downturn. The lady I am dating now lives 3 hours away and is about to move even farther away. I can't see why my friends don't understand when I go stay with these ladies for a week or so at a time. I guess the thing is to find someone you really want to be around. Good luck to you all.---Tom


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Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 21:52

One low cost date I went on (years ago )was camping together in a group of coworkers that we together both knew. The total cost was for the two days together was under 100.00 dollars. 30 for both nights for the screened enclosure.50.00 was for the food for all three days. and 20 was for the Ice cream I went out to get for her, her 2 kids and me. So one can do a date relatively frugally.I probilly went over board on the food as we had Sirloin steaks two nights in a row and went through 3 pounds of bacon and 4 dozen eggs.But then I was a big eater. (now that problem is solved. lol) you dont look a day over 570 months. So keep doing what ever you are doing! Neal



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Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 21:38

If you have chatted and get along well with this person.One low cost is you could try is to go to a farmers market, or grocery store together.Before meeting there decide on what to get. You could bring a few thing from home that you allready have to keep the cost down.Bring a cooler and ice. While there you get a few fresh,fruit,veggies and herbs. Note keep the menu simple.Then with the other items you brought from home like a few bowls,plates,pots, utensels and a small camp stove or charcoal briquetts and a water jug .Then go to a park that has tables and a small grilling pit.Make shure there is a water tap near by. Cover the table there with a clean bed sheet. Wash the veggies and fruits. Then prep,cook and enjoy. a simple menu could be as an apptizer a sampling of cheeses/ and Prushuto .For a main course Panseared fish or chicken withTomatoes , Onions , Cilantro and Garlic. For desert a sliced fruit tray with some more cheese.Remember to keep the fare light and simple and figure keep the portions small.Instead of buying a whole 5 lb bag of whatever buy just what you need.Guys this will take a little planning.The cost will be as much as you want it to be. Neal



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Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 15:57

Bill You look wonderful !!! that's first.

I think there are many issue surrounding the economic situation with daters. Dating can be expensive - it does not have to be there are many things to do that don't revolve around money. Talking specifically about the first three months of seeing each other.

If you all look on line, the local papers are full of activities - the muesums the parks, organizations

What other ideas does anyone have for dates that are not going to break the bank?

I should make that the topic, humm I think I will

Natalie



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Posted on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 21:33

For  the economic dowturn has not affected my dating. Since I haven't been on a date  for over four years. If I found some one I feel that she would understand. Besides  some times the simple things are the best in life not the store bought things . like a walk in the park on a sunny day or a picnic  on the grass  talking and watching the clouds go by.



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Posted on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 08:01

hi Natelie i am david u look attractive younger than u age David


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