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Do single guys (non pedophiles) go to the movies by themselves?

 
 
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 08:43 am
@OmSigDAVID,
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When I go to the movies,
I usually just mind my own business, buy Milk Duds n watch the movie.


What is it about going to the movies that is so inexorably connected to eating candy and popcorn? Do you tend to eat when you watch movies on TV?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 08:56 am
@Phoenix32890,
Phoenix32890 wrote:

Quote:
When I go to the movies,
I usually just mind my own business, buy Milk Duds n watch the movie.


What is it about going to the movies that is so
inexorably connected to eating candy and popcorn?
Do you tend to eat when you watch movies on TV?

Well, sometimes. There is no rule; at home,
its just if I get hit in the head with an idea. ( a yummy idea )
Sometimes, I call for a pizza.

I used to have a practice maybe around 1955, while watching Perry Mason
on Saturday nites, that I 'd take a good portion of a half gallon container of vanilla ice cream,
put it into a big bowl, and dump in a full can of Hershey 's Chocolate sauce to enjoy the show.





David
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mm25075
 
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Reply Tue 8 Sep, 2009 02:47 pm
Gosh all this talk about the movies makes me long for the old drive in theater. Load the car up with friends, blankets, chairs and eats and share in the social aspect of walking to the consession stand and bathrooms just to catch a glimpse of that cute guy/gal in the car a few rows over. Very Happy
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 8 Sep, 2009 02:58 pm
@mm25075,
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From here I have to ask..where do single people go just to socialize? I am not a drinking type and I hate hate hate the kind of guys who think bars are a good place to find a woman. been there...done that.

Consider a sports activity. Beginning tennis is a very social sport, you can usually find a local league to play at a beginning level and once you know a few team members, they will draw you into other matches including mixed matches. Volleyball leagues are very popular and often have beginner teams. A lot of churches in my section of the country have adult leagues. Golf and bowling are other opportunities. You can also get a good read on a guy by watching how he competes.
mm25075
 
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Reply Tue 8 Sep, 2009 10:44 pm
@engineer,
hmmm...maybe softball?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 8 Sep, 2009 11:44 pm
I remember the summer before last,
I was in Denver for a convention.

We took in a movie, while we were there.
Stopping at the candy counter,
I paid $20 for a box of Milk Duds
and left the change, maybe around $17 or $18,
on the counter, inviting 3 boys next to me
(who looked about 10 or 11 years old)
to divide it up among themselves,
as I left to join my friends inside the theater.

I hope that does not make me a pedofile in a movie.





David
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aidan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2009 12:38 am
@Phoenix32890,
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What is it about going to the movies that is so inexorably connected to eating candy and popcorn? Do you tend to eat when you watch movies on TV?

No, but that's only because there's not a big candy counter with amazing variety and the smell of fresh popcorn permeating my living room.
I usually can't resist the smell of the popcorn so I have that and chocolate covered brazil nuts - together - the salt and chocolate flavors mixed are really nice.
But one theatre I go to serves ice cream sundaes - any Ben and Jerry's flavor you want with hotfudge and whipped cream.

At two of the smaller theatres I go to, there's a bar, so you can have a drink as you watch the movie, and now that I think about it, these two theatres do have somewhat more of a social agenda. On Wednesday afternoons, the matinee is at teatime and you can get a free cup of tea and cookies before the movie, so people mill around drinking tea and having cookies together for about fifteen minutes before. There's always a lot of conversation there.
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2009 06:38 am
@mm25075,
mm25075 wrote:

hmmm...maybe softball?

An excellent idea. We have several spring and summer adult leagues here.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2009 08:40 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:

Quote:
What is it about going to the movies that is so inexorably connected to eating candy and popcorn? Do you tend to eat when you watch movies on TV?

No, but that's only because there's not a big candy counter with amazing variety and the smell of fresh popcorn permeating my living room.
I usually can't resist the smell of the popcorn so I have that and chocolate covered brazil nuts - together - the salt and chocolate flavors mixed are really nice.
But one theatre I go to serves ice cream sundaes - any Ben and Jerry's flavor you want with hotfudge and whipped cream.

At two of the smaller theatres I go to, there's a bar, so you can have a drink as you watch the movie, and now that I think about it, these two theatres do have somewhat more of a social agenda. On Wednesday afternoons, the matinee is at teatime and you can get a free cup of tea and cookies before the movie, so people mill around drinking tea and having cookies together for about fifteen minutes before. There's always a lot of conversation there.
I don t feel comfortable opening up a conversation
with strangers (not to say that I have never DONE it).
Ice breaking seems awkward, as a general rule.
To me: it does not come naturally.
Maybe if I were better looking, then it woud be more facil.
I have never liked my looks.





David
aidan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2009 09:52 am
@OmSigDAVID,
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I have never liked my looks.

I'm sorry to hear you feel that way. I think you have a very nice face - and particularly strikingly large, expressive and gentle eyes.

Quote:
I don t feel comfortable opening up a conversation
with strangers (not to say that I have never DONE it).
Ice breaking seems awkward, as a general rule.
To me: it does not come naturally.

I think I picked up the habit of initiating conversation with strangers from my mother. When we'd go grocery shopping, I'd watch her at the checkout line telling the clerk our life story....and that's sort of how I turned out to be.
One friend of mine jokes about it - once when we were eating, he went to the bathroom and when he came back, I was engaged in a long conversation with the couple at the table next to ours and after they went back to eating, he said something like, 'I'm sure you got their names, but did I give you enough time to get their dates of birth and political affiliations? Laughing

I don't think people give a crap what you look like if you're a friendly person, David.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 9 Sep, 2009 10:20 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:

Quote:
I have never liked my looks.

I'm sorry to hear you feel that way. I think you have a very nice face - and particularly strikingly large, expressive and gentle eyes.

Quote:
I don t feel comfortable opening up a conversation
with strangers (not to say that I have never DONE it).
Ice breaking seems awkward, as a general rule.
To me: it does not come naturally.

I think I picked up the habit of initiating conversation with strangers from my mother. When we'd go grocery shopping, I'd watch her at the checkout line telling the clerk our life story....and that's sort of how I turned out to be.
One friend of mine jokes about it - once when we were eating, he went to the bathroom and when he came back, I was engaged in a long conversation with the couple at the table next to ours and after they went back to eating, he said something like, 'I'm sure you got their names, but did I give you enough time to get their dates of birth and political affiliations? Laughing

I don't think people give a crap what you look like if you're a friendly person, David.
Yeah; that happened the OPPOSITE way, in my experience:
in the 1980s, I was seeing an actress, Ivy, who was STRIKINGLY beautiful;
without exageration: she was so extremely beautiful
that my head jumped back at seeing her,
if I had not seen her for a while.

I remember remarking to her truthfully,
after an absence of a few weeks:
"I remembered that u were beautiful,
but I did not remember that u were THAT beautiful."
She was anorexic.

She was irritable; got mad easily.
I remember thinking to myself, when I was feeling disaffected
over dinner:
"She is beautiful . . . . she is beautiful" to remind myself,
because I was forgetting that, beset with her irritations driving me nuts.
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kolapskybernetes
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 08:50 am
Yeahp. i've seen em around.
But i'm usually more engrossed wif the movie that i don't really seek socialising at the cinema.
Well, those idle moments spent at the corridor while wating for the show to start is a potential spot for a convo. Have never tried it tho, cos I've always use that time to call up my besties and generally avoid eye contact.
<Am alone in a foreign country w/out besties/family so i always end up going to the movies alone>

owh! the last movie i saw, Men Who Stare At Goats was a good stranger-binder!
Shared a healthy dose of laughs, sneers and chuckles with the guys/gals next to me =)
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the hunter123123
 
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Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2010 07:59 pm
@mm25075,
seems kinda odd to pick up people.
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lazymon
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:47 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Very rarely I throw a popcorn bag in the microwave. Recently until the final episode I was consuming a bag of popcorn per new "Lost" episode.

I go to the movies by myself sometimes, my wife doesn't like movies. She can't sit in the theater for more than 30 minutes. That is fine because it is a lot cheaper to buy only one 5$ soft drink that I don't have to share.

I am pretty shy and considered "anti social" to meet people I would go to church or a bar, the thing about those places is that people are kind of forced to sit by each other and encouraged to talk to one another. They are great for us shy folk.

I was lucky to be reacquainted with a girl I knew in high school who still lived in my town and we decided to get married which has been great for the past two years. Hopefully more Wink
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Krumple
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:51 pm
im totally at home with doing things solo, so i have no problem going to the movies solo. in fact often i end up meeting new people because of it.
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mm25075
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:20 pm
Ok so I've been out a bit more in the world and it seems that in some cases, I get more attention now, even though I do not say. "Hey I am single." I even got asked out by my lawn service guy. (First in 14 years...lol) I freaked, was completely embarassed and a mess, but I lived and managed to turn him down without having him quit working for me. Wink

I can't help but wonder, what the one change was in me that now seems to allow for social interaction to happen more readily.

When I'm out in the world, I wish there was a little bubble a top every man's head that tells me if he is married, taken, or otherwise occupied with a significant other. I mean heck, if I knew that very handsome vet guy was single, I would maybe have put myself into his sight a little more when he was following me down the grocery isles.
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