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    Making minimalism a deal breaker?

    Well, things have appeared to have ended with the woman from Illinois. Nice enough gal, really. But we both seem to have realized that compatibility wasn't quite where it needed to be.

    So I am thinking that, in going forward, I might make minimalism a "deal breaker" issue in romance.

    If the woman is not a minimalist, then she and I are an immediate no-go.

    Thoughts?
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    Should simplify matters.

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    It will certainly minimalize relationships for you.

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    UL, it seems that you are setting up all kinds of parameters that others have to meet. What are your parameters for your thoughts, feelings and actions that will attract the love-interest that you are striving to meet. What are you genuinely giving to and sharing with the world right now? Sort of being what you want to see in others. Wish there was a better way of expressing but that is the best that I can do for now.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Should simplify matters.
    I LOLed at this!
    bae, I enjoy the heck out of your wit and wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    UL, it seems that you are setting up all kinds of parameters that others have to meet. What are your parameters for your thoughts, feelings and actions that will attract the love-interest that you are striving to meet. What are you genuinely giving to and sharing with the world right now? Sort of being what you want to see in others. Wish there was a better way of expressing but that is the best that I can do for now.
    Good questions. I appreciate them.
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    Some people just aren't suited for partnership. You might be one of them. As far as "compatibility" is concerned..."To All The Girls I've Loved Before......"

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    maybe you could start a new online dating service and call it Minimalist date. I know couples who have met through J date, for Jewish singles or a Christian service. Although one need only look at our current administration to see some people's views of Christianity are quite different than others. Probably the same with minimalism. Here are some great ideas for you

    https://www.lifewire.com/online-dati...elieve-3485963

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    So, you are looking for an atheist woman who owns less than 200? Items, does not want children, is financially stable and capable of supporting herself, and looking to make a lifelong commitment? Anything else?

    and she wants you why? Serious question, not a put down.

    have you heard the song "whole wide world"? it made me think of you the other day.

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    Okay, so here is my rationale behind making minimalism a mandatory.

    If a woman is a practicing minimalist, then we are more likely to share both values and a lifestyle.
    If she is a practicing minimalist she is probably:
    -Disciplined
    -Has proper executive function
    -Is well-read
    -Is intellectual
    -Not a shopper
    -Not materialistic
    -Not superficial
    -Likes traveling
    -Can clean
    -Is frugal

    And so on.

    Practicing minimalism is an indicator of many other values and lifestyle choices.

    Also, making minimalism a deal breaker prevents me from wasting my time or the time of others. It also immediately weeds out any hoarders or clutter bugs.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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