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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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Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:17 pm

Omg the baby in Hangover was so cute.

I think W8 likes watching Lifetime, so of course he would totally *heart* The Notebook. lmao

W8

July 30th, 2009
4:17 pm

I watched The Hangover last week (3rd time)

Raqi

July 30th, 2009
4:19 pm

Poppa Mason picked out a movie the other night and he chose it because he likes James Garner and Bill Cobbs as actors. It’s “The Ultimate Gift”. The movie is sorta chick flickerish so at first he was kinda disappointed but he had to admit it was a good movie. Watch it, you’ll like it.

Tazzee - countdown to Pensacola Beach

July 30th, 2009
4:20 pm

DANG RAQI!!! I’m sitting here hungry. Ate a light lunch because I’m partaking in restaurant week tonight. That does look good…

I though Hangover was hilarious, my guy didn’t like it as much. Watched parts of The Notebook the other night. I asked my guy if he’d ever seen it and he said ‘no, looks like a chick flick to me’ – then he left the room…

W8

July 30th, 2009
4:20 pm

Why watch Lifetime? So dude is always getting killed by his wife or some check is taking a man for all he is worth…I hate Lifetime and strongley dislike most women…I dont watch “o” either

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
4:21 pm

Page

PG The Hangover was soooo totally bananas!

Yeah it was. That baby makes me laugh even when I just think about it.

I’ve seen it twice. Once by myself and then my best friend wanted to see and invited me. So, I saw it again.

Now the wife wants to see it. She wasn’t interested before the hype.

Ms Ice

July 30th, 2009
4:21 pm

How do you make the heart? It’s cute :)

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
4:22 pm

@PoppaG – “The Ultimate Gift” = A good one.

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
4:23 pm

“The Notebook” comes on PSP Media Diskettes for $4. And it shows great on the unit.

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
4:23 pm

W8

Yeah, I tell the wife that Lifetime is “woman done wrong and avenges said wrong done to her in some way” formulated movies.

W8

July 30th, 2009
4:25 pm

Look at lil Carlos playing with his weenis….not at the table Carlos

Ms Ice

July 30th, 2009
4:25 pm

THE HEART BY A COUPLE OF NAMES; HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?????

IT’S KEYUTE!!!!!

Raqi

July 30th, 2009
4:27 pm

Tazzee did you ever watch The Heartbreak Kid? I remember you talking about how you like to sing in the car and there is a scene where the new wife is singing in the car on the way to their honeymoon destination. At first he thinks it’s kinda cute but by the time the get to where they are going he is totally annoyed. LOL

Oh and don’t get this movie to watch while you have the kiddies over. There are some very unchild friendly scenes.

W8

July 30th, 2009
4:27 pm

lol@Ms Ice..no need to yell..lol

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

July 30th, 2009
4:28 pm

What is you yellin’ fuh? LOL!

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
4:28 pm

I asked my guy if he’d ever seen it and he said ‘no, looks like a chick flick to me’ – then he left the room…

Sounds like a smart man to me.

I saw that mess in the theater. So, I paid nighttime box office prices to be miserable. I decided at that point to go our separate movie ways.

I had to watch Independence Day after that to get my man card back. Independence Day has enough explosions as stuff to make hair grow on ya chest.

THE INFAMOUS DK

July 30th, 2009
4:30 pm

PG – “What chu talkin bout Willis?” Said in the chinese dude voice. and Mother fuc….. as he rolls up the window.. I guess the funniest part of the movie was the end when they tied it all together.. I didnt think anything could be funnier than SUPERBAD but the Hangover was way crazy… Zack and Miri make a p-rno is funny too.

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
4:31 pm

Cee

I’ve heard that the Ultimate Gift isn’t bad.

Dang, you confiscated Lil Cee’s PSP to watch chick flicks….ewwwwwwww

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
4:31 pm

Speed/jump channels that are set on my t.v. timer are EPSN Sports Center, Deadliest Catch, Survive in the Wilderness, Discovery hype, viewer.

If you turn my t.v. on right now it’s ESPN or Discovery.

Ms Ice

July 30th, 2009
4:31 pm

mytw♥cents...Electric Relaxation

July 30th, 2009
4:32 pm

Hi Ms. ICE – Feel free to do like I did. Copy & Paste it! I have it saved in my email in case of emergencies :)

I’m so in love with baby Carlos! He’s a cutie-patootie!!!!

THE INFAMOUS DK

July 30th, 2009
4:32 pm

Well I take that back.. The Griswolds national lampoon still holds a place in my heart as far as comedys go oh and PORKY’s.

Black Mamba AKA Princess Xiomara

July 30th, 2009
4:34 pm

W8…Sassy and I are going to tie you down and make you watch the Notebook. :lol:

SexyCool - Back in da Bldg

July 30th, 2009
4:36 pm

What About Bob? gets a funny movie vote from me.

Tazzee - countdown to Pensacola Beach

July 30th, 2009
4:37 pm

Raqi – I remember you mentioning that movie before, I just put it in my netflix queue.

DK – I missed the ending of The Hangover, had a flight to catch. Then when we got to the airport the flight was delayed.

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
4:37 pm

Infamous

Sounds like you are a Judd Apatow fan, too. You, Sir, are a gentleman and a scholar!!LOL

Apatow is the producer of 40 year old Virgin, Knocked up, Superbad, Talledega Nights/Ricky Bobby, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, etc.

I’ll probably see his latest movie called “funny People”, too.

I thought Superbad was slightly better than the Hangover (but it was a win by decision not knockout.)

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
4:37 pm

Dang, you confiscated Lil Cee’s PSP to watch chick flicks….ewwwwwwww

PoppaG

Yep…when he’s getting a hair cut and i don’t have my book to read. He has a PSP library of movies “Are we there yet”….”Robot” w/ Will Smith, “Taribithia” (sp?)…he’s a movie buff.

Infamous Now you got me intrigued to view “Hangover.” SUPERBAD was crazy thupid. My brother gave me the DVD…

Seth was the fool. Gimme that….“All right, you look like a future pedophile in this picture, number 1. Number 2: it doesn’t even have a first name, it just says “McLovin”?!

RelldaRake - 8inchs of limp dizzle

July 30th, 2009
4:37 pm

@dk….i love the first national lampoon….yea the hangover was funny as hell…dude said….phil when have you ever been around kids….this fool said jellybean…lol….i was wonder why tyson knocked the bwoi out..then i found out why…lol…they had that pic with them over tyson sleeping….mayne i want a vaca like that….but when he called dude fat jesus…i almost choked from laughing so hard

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:39 pm

LOL @ Weenis.

Mo (aka Moeisha-)

July 30th, 2009
4:40 pm

PG – Talladega Nights and the 40 yr Old Virgin = HILARITY!!! Too freakin funny! I LMBAO at both of those! I may have to watch Talladega Nights tonight…..”dear Big Baby Jesus….”

RelldaRake - 8inchs of limp dizzle

July 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

yo phil how do i look over there – you ok…

its at the corner of f uck off and get a map…

lol

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

LOL 2 Cents. Carlos was the bomb!

Something About Mary and Office Space are my funny all time moves.

mytw♥cents...Electric Relaxation

July 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

PG I luv those movies & writers. I always say I have the sense of humor of a teenaged boy. And Jerry Bruckheimer films.

But of course, I love my Beaches, Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman type of stuff too, cuz, ya know, I am a female.

But ain’t none of em as good as my COMING TO AMERICA & HOUSE PARTY!!!! Stellar movie making if I do say so myself.

Now who wants to host movie night?

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:41 pm

W8

July 30th, 2009
4:43 pm

Al:Counting cards is not illegal..it’s frowned upon..kinda like masterbating on a airplane

Phil:I’m pretty sure thats illegal too

Al:Only since 9/11, when everyone became all sensitive…thanks alot Bin Laden

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:43 pm

lmao House Party. OMG 2 Cents, W8 said he saw a dude walking down the street with a Gumby!

Mo (aka Moeisha-)

July 30th, 2009
4:43 pm

mytwo – dat aint nuttin but a ultra perm! I heart Coming to America

For Real

July 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

My favorite line from The Hangover – “I can’t believe I had to ask you twice to put on some pants”

The Hangover is up there with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Favorite line:
“Look Dr. Van Hussien, he so happy he’s crying”

SexyCool - Back in da Bldg

July 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

Al: That’s not our Doug. Our Doug’s a white.

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

Lately, Porky’s has been on Comcast’s Demand through Encore. I don’t know if it still is, though.

I was sneaking and watch that stuff back with Playboy channel was called “Dirty Thirty” in my hood. (It was channel 30 on the old converter boxes with the dial& you could fix the dial right between the 30 and 31 and the swiggly lines would go away…lol) Teenagers find a way…lol

Cemeeli

July 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

Okay Rell.

I need to see it, homey.

W8

July 30th, 2009
4:45 pm

I’ll take you to the candy shop…

Fame.. I want to leave for everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I want to learn how to fly..HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH

Not Black Doug….

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…except herpes…that chyt will come home with ya…..LMAO

W8

July 30th, 2009
4:46 pm

LOL@PG- I used to do that also…lmao

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:47 pm

lol Porky’s! wow, you took it way back. lol

mytw♥cents...Electric Relaxation

July 30th, 2009
4:47 pm

PAGE That’s my SHIIII. P.S. I think those gumbys get you all hot n bothered hahahaa! Okay, I may have to break down and have the movie nite. But I don’t wanna hear nuthin when I recite the lines cuz I gets into character lol

W8 I need to know how many takes it took cuz I woulda busted out laughin everytime he said it.

I luv What about Bob and Steve Martin movies. What’s the one when he’s a sheister and him & the other dude try to out sheist each other. It’s gonna drive me crazy. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?

Poppa Grande

July 30th, 2009
4:48 pm

A Fish called Wanda was on last night and I love that movie. I am a Monty Python fan.

Mo

Be careful watching Talledega Nights, you might develop the urge to get thrown out of an Applebee’s.

For Real

July 30th, 2009
4:48 pm

I didn’t think Superbad was that good. It had a few spots but no where near as funny as The Hangover.

Raqi: The Heartbreak Kid was funny as hell my favorite line: “F uck me like a black man”

You can’t a list of funny movie without The Jerk. Favorite line: “Ma I finally discover the purpose of my special friend”

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:49 pm

LOL 2 Cents! Ok, it’s official…move night at 2 Cents house!! You gotta dvd player, right? I hope you don’t still have a VCR or…..dare I say it….*gulp* a BETA! lmao

Page1908

July 30th, 2009
4:50 pm

OMG Napolean Dynamite was funny too. LOL @ the girl with the side ponytail. lol

Black Mamba AKA Princess Xiomara

July 30th, 2009
4:50 pm

FOR REAL…. :lol: you are officially on punishment!