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Can I Get Open-Ended?

I used to think that relationships always reached a point where you either had to break up or get married.  The end of the road just comes up and you have to make a decision about what to do next. I’m sure this still applies to many couples, but it seems as if some of us prefer/need/seek to have open-ended relationships.

What are these open-ended relationships? Some of you may be in one right now. They are the pseudo relationships that don’t consist of much relating at all. One or both of you are saying and doing just enough to keep the person around and interested. Perhaps you are waiting for someone better to come along, just in case. These don’t end well, usually. Both individuals deserve better than to be in a non-relationship, wasting time and energy.

I think it is always good dating practice to let someone know that you have absolutely no intention of getting married or being exclusive. At least let them know what to expect. So how do you date someone with no goal of marriage or commitment?

I think it’s harder than many of us think. I know many single people who say that finding someone who just wants companionship is tough. Even when they are able to find someone to go along with this casual, companionship plan, someone begins to want more.

Would you be willing to be in an open-ended relationship? If you met someone that could meet all your “needs” for companionship, do you think you would tell them there was no promise of a commitment?

What would you do if someone you met and got along great with told you they aren’t into exclusive relationships? Could you handle that kind of arrangement?

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Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
3:28 pm

DK

It would be a travesty if the Boy Vick went to the Saints and came back to kill the Falcons. That rivalry runs deep.

Vick to New Orleans doesn’t make sense to me. Why create a QB controversy where there isn’t? Drew Brees has a total command of that offense. It is the Saints defense that has been letting NO down. Brees and Co. score 40 points but the defense gives up 41.

The only in division team that makes sense would be Tampa. Garcia is gone. Josh Freeman (the Bucs first pick in the draft) doesn’t look ready. I just don’t know.

I also think that Chicago is a possibility (even though it may be a QB controversy too) Lovie and Dungy are friends. The NFL is more about relationships than anything else. Who do you know. Dungy has been assigned to be Vick’s mentor and that is where the Lovie Smith/Tony Dungy relationship comes into play. (Tony has a relationship with Tampa as well.)

One more thing….Tazzee reads like a real fan for her team.

In team sports, the name on the front should matter more than the name on the back.

That is reason #4080 that I like college football over the pros. Tazzee supports her team first and foremost and that is how it should be.

Raqi

July 30th, 2009
3:29 pm

One day that thing is going to get caught in that zipper.

Jamoca - shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it

July 30th, 2009
3:29 pm

Cee – I’mma quote Rell and say : Sis, don’t believe you (yet)…ya need more people. And it depends, what kind of dancing you talking about. Now don’t get me wrong, no one’s trying to get you to go buckwild, but two-steppin will get you put on blast or put out. But I don’t doubt you’re the two steppin’ kinda chick. Shoot, I never know…messin’ with you, we may just shut the place down.LOL

I’ll hit you up if ya serrus’. Don’t play.

Black Mamba AKA Princess Xiomara

July 30th, 2009
3:29 pm

PAGE…stop lying…you know were NOT talking about that type of mic. :lol: Remember….”I love…… :lol:

NotSexyCool - I'm not saying I was there. I'm just saying.

July 30th, 2009
3:29 pm

Kimmie – sssshhhhh!!!!!

Mo (aka Moeisha-)

July 30th, 2009
3:30 pm

Demi – LOL! She is checking on her Chocolate Baby! Ya’ll so in WUV!!

W8 – That dude looked like a chester, had me feeling all violated!

NotSexyCool – LMAO!! Drizzle!!

Cemeeli – gotcha chica!

Page1908 – if dude had made eye contact he was swooping in!!

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
3:31 pm

*mean muggin at Mamba* lmao. I *heart* ………. no comment. U know i didn’t say that. That is sooo not totally rad!

W8

July 30th, 2009
3:32 pm

@Kimmie- Where you been? LMAO..thats what you get for missing curfew…lmao

Sassy Me...juicy fruit says O is for Oochie :-)

July 30th, 2009
3:34 pm

JAM did you just speculate if For Real was circumcised

Oh my :shock:

Black Mamba AKA Princess Xiomara

July 30th, 2009
3:34 pm

W8…you know by calling Kimmie out…you will never get your sweet potato pie now! :lol:

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
3:35 pm

LOL Mo- I saw ole dude and he was exactly how W8 described him lmao.

Tazzee - countdown to Pensacola Beach

July 30th, 2009
3:35 pm

One day that thing is going to get caught in that zipper. :lol:

PoppaG – I agree that the Tampa Bay is the only NFC South team where I see Vick fitting. I really don’t want him in our division either. I’m glad Dungy is working with him – which reminds me I need to catch up on his blog.

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

July 30th, 2009
3:35 pm

W8 – Lol!!!!

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

Dungy has been assigned to be Vick’s mentor.

PoppaG I didn’t know that. I read Dung’s book.

You calling it to the carpet too? Lol

And Tazzee has many time shown her love for our Falcons. But that does not excuse the skill of one QB vs another. That was the debate, not the “die hard” fan issue.

What color is the Vick jersey now? Red & Black w/ Falcon’s written on it.

I’m still jus’ sayin’. …as i sip on my green tea.

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

July 30th, 2009
3:36 pm

Staceye – Naw, he’ll get his pie. He’s holding me hostage, dangling Bulldogs over my head!LOL!!!

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
3:37 pm

@ Moca – Okay.

Mo (aka Moeisha-)

July 30th, 2009
3:37 pm

Page1908 – that dude was straring HARD! Like I said, I felt violated!! LOL! But the great ’spirits’ made up for that….. :smile:

W8

July 30th, 2009
3:37 pm

@SheDevil-Kimmie promised me a pie…mmmhmmmmm

NotSexyCool - I'm not saying I was there. I'm just saying.

July 30th, 2009
3:37 pm

If I had been there, I didn’t see dude.

See – that’s why I don’t go over my two drink maximum.

Sassy Me...juicy fruit says O is for Oochie :-)

July 30th, 2009
3:39 pm

Alright y’all I’m out….I feel a wild hair growin’….

Jamoca - shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it

July 30th, 2009
3:39 pm

One day that thing is going to get caught in that zipper

LOL. I just thought of something. I’ve contributed to that very incident happening to someone in the past. It was hilarious. He had a little scratch on it and everything. I couldn’t touch it for a week…and neither could he! LMAO. And boy did he let me have it for not only lost time, but for being the “main source” behind his discomfort.

W8 – I’m sayin’ though. If it’s being named after a dolphin, then I’m assuming it probably gets narrow at the tip (resembling well….a dolphin). Uh-uh!!! I’oun want it. Isn’t there excess skin surrounding the head? Man, you can hurt a gal with that thing alot worse than it being built like DonkeyKong! LMAO

Melooooo??? Where’s our residential ZuluWarriorKing? Where he?

W8

July 30th, 2009
3:39 pm

@Kimmie- so now I have a bargining tool huh? lol

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

July 30th, 2009
3:40 pm

Sister Cee – Yeah, I’m die-hard too, I’m down for all GA pro teams at all costs. Now college is a different story, at least when Tech comes to mind. I don’t root for them ever under any circumstances. Unless they were somehow playing FLA, then I’d have to relent!

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
3:40 pm

LOL Mo- I think ole dude knew Staceye or something lol.

Sexy- LOL, girl, “if” you were there you would not have noticed ole dude, but I am sure he noticed you…”if” you were there lol.

Mo (aka Moeisha-)

July 30th, 2009
3:40 pm

SCool – 2 drink maximum, LMAO!! And he was no looker so you didnt miss anything

kimmie-livin my life like it's golden!

July 30th, 2009
3:41 pm

W8 – Yeah, you got me!

W8

July 30th, 2009
3:41 pm

@SCool- you were so drunk..you kept saying “i’m cool..I’m cool” all night

Now me I was sober and no I didnt make someone turn around and not come in the show..shut it up Staceye

NotSexyCool - I'm not saying I was there. I'm just saying.

July 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

Mo – I was about four in that night. Or so it is alleged.

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

LOL @ 2 drank maximum. Mo, yeah that’s why you and “you know who” was like “dang Page, how long u gonna babysit that drank”? I was like “huh”? lmao. i was already full from the cheese dip lol.

Raqi

July 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Dungy has been assigned to be Vick’s mentor.

Football. Right now I feel the exact same way I feel when the marido is rambling on about football. I only have one statement. Or rather, question.

“Oh yeah, is that a good thing?”

For Real

July 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Pusha Gurl: Remember Dolphins are aerodynamic for speed and deep diving.

Scool: Lol….

Raqi: “One day that thing is going to get caught in that zipper.” – Not today… put the baby down first….. ZIPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!

Tazzee: I’m with on the Vick thang cause I been down with the bird 4life.

“He’s holding me hostage, dangling over my head!” – SLOW ZIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!

NotSexyCool - I'm not saying I was there. I'm just saying.

July 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Okay. Now I KNOW I wasn’t there.

I don’t get drunk.

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

LOL W8. I kept telling Staceye “girl, look at SexyCool…ole girl is totally gone!” lmao

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Cee

NFL Commish Roger Goodell assigned Dungy to Vick as a condition to Vick’s transition back to the NFL.

Rooting for a player against “your” team is suspect, period. In this age of free agency, a team is more likely to stick the the fans than any player.

For example, I am a Raiders fan. I know that we stink like hot maggot infested summertime garbage right now, and will continue to stink until the Crypt Keeper (Owner Al Davis) backs away from the team or dies (whichever comes first). However, I root for them first, but root for any former Raider players second.

Black Mamba AKA Princess Xiomara

July 30th, 2009
3:44 pm

PAGE…that man was oggling your huge hooters! :lol:

Jamoca - shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it

July 30th, 2009
3:44 pm

Cee – Sis, I gotchu’ sis! :) …watch dis’ ma…watch dis..

and for some reason…now I’m in the mood to watch The Notebook….(sigh) beautiful story.

Demi – Like I continue to say to you….don’t you eff this one up! Or you will be hearing from me personally. I mean that!

Tazzee - countdown to Pensacola Beach

July 30th, 2009
3:44 pm

Cemeeli – as far as pure QB skill, Ryan wins. Vick is definitely the better athlete and while some say he was regressing when he got sent up, I think his last season with the Falcons was one of his better ones ‘QB’ wise. IF Vick steps foot in the Dome, he won’t have anything for Ryan – he’ll have something for the Falcons defense. Until we get a solid secondary, I think he can do a little damage. But in the grand scheme of things, I don’t expect him to blow up the league – at least not this year.

If he can combine that athleticism with truly being a student of the QB position, he’ll do some great things. He still has that height disadvantage.

I said all that to say – Ryan is the better QB but that doesn’t mean that Vick can’t be in the future.

Demi

July 30th, 2009
3:44 pm

(Page1908 – that old dude in that black cap was trying his hardest to make eye contact!!)

I thought old dude was having a seizer…eyes poppin out of his head, LOL!!

Sassy/Page…Still ain’t right…now sucking thumb like a two year old, who can’t have his way

Raqi

July 30th, 2009
3:46 pm

LOL Jamoca. You broke his weewee.

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
3:46 pm

Now college is a different story, at least when Tech comes to mind. I don’t root for them ever under any circumstances. Unless they were somehow playing FLA, then I’d have to relent!

@ Kimmie – I know…i know….lol…YOu and my cousins would be a blast to watch go head to head GA vs GaTech on a Saturday game. She has a red-eye to Gators too!

Lol…funny.

Black Mamba AKA Princess Xiomara

July 30th, 2009
3:47 pm

I thought W8 was gonna catch a case…boy I will not sell a kidney to get you out of jail! :lol:

And SEXYCOOL was not drunk…she was “tipsy”…riiiiigggght! :wink:

NotSexyCool - I'm not saying I was there. I'm just saying.

July 30th, 2009
3:47 pm

Boy, if you could put Staceye’s behind and Page’s chest on one person….that would be ummmmm….

What would that be?

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
3:47 pm

lol @ hooterz. shuttup

lol Demi.

Demi

July 30th, 2009
3:47 pm

Jamoca…yes ma’am

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
3:47 pm

Raqi

“Oh yeah, is that a good thing?”

i believe that it is a great thing for Vick. Vick doesn’t seem like a bad guy to me. He was young and dumb and had a pocketful of money. Those are the key ingredients for serious mischief.

Getting outside your circle of friends isn’t always a bad idea. Dungy has a bigger circle of friends and more resources that can help Vick not only as a football player, but rebuild his life outside of football.

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
3:48 pm

lol Sexy at 3:47. Haha Jajaaaaaaa omg. i.caint.breafe.

NotSexyCool - I'm not saying I was there. I'm just saying.

July 30th, 2009
3:48 pm

Yes, Stace IF I would have been there, I would have been approaching tipsy.

Sassy Me...juicy fruit says O is for Oochie :-)

July 30th, 2009
3:48 pm

You broke his weewee.

LMMAO!!!!!!!!!

NotSexyCool - I'm not saying I was there. I'm just saying.

July 30th, 2009
3:49 pm

Page – Get your inhaler.

W8

July 30th, 2009
3:49 pm

LMAO@put the baby down..zipppppppppppppppppppp

@Taz-I agree

I Hate Tech the Gators and any other collegiate team that wears orange