My name is Christian, and I am from West Michigan. I would not recommend divorce as a way to narrow down what one truly wants from life, but that is exactly what I did. Twice. I also took all the lessons I could find from booze and have recently graduated. I fear I have painted myself into a corner because of my Atheist/small-L libertarian views which pretty much separate me from much of this community. It is a lonely world unless you profess to be a liberal atheist around here. I don't go to bars and don't really feel comfortable at a UU church, so where is an odd duck like myself supposed to meet anyone? I have lurked around here for a couple years, but just like online dating sites, it seems to be another sausage party.:( I have not given up hope, but I am not getting any younger, and hours at the gym are only going to reverse the aging process so much.
M. Pianko, I am fairly attractive and somewhat 'normal', but am still 42 and single. So, it may not be your fault about the meeting the right person thing. Just keep looking. So many people are in relationships that they aren't really happy in. Go to meetups. I need to go to more myself.
I think you need to go to one of those cheap public speaking (as in to large crowds) classes that some business people go to. Training can help you overcome some shyness. Also, remember all of your wins in all fields (sports, school, ect.).. remember that others may be just as shy and nervous as you. When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I used to get so nervous around men that I drank like a fish. My family put it in my head that I was defective and close to worthless, so I was sure that others would think so... so I conquered fear with alcohol...which let to some embarrassing results and sad outcomes. We all have unique value. So do you.
I made so many friends at one party because my friend asked me to be the hostess. Some of my duties included asking people their names, jobs, hobbies, where they were from and MEMORIZING all of this. My mind was so focused on meorizing and doing a great job as hostess that my shyness disappeared. My job was to make OTHERS feel at ease. If people weren't talking, I immediately jumped in to introduce them to othrs. I'd often pull a person away from a sed-looking conversation to introduce them to someone else who had a similar hobby or who was from the same hometown. If their drink was empty, I put them at ease by explaining all of the drink mixes we could make them. Making others at ease made ME at ease. I keep telling myself thta at the next party that I go to, esp. if I know no one, that I should appoint myself hostess.
I have met a few atheist male Jews, but no females yet. Mny Asians are atheist, thugh. i dated a few Japanese in my twenties because they were atheist.
HEATHER MCINTOSH, I, too, live in the Atlanta area. There are SO many single atheist men who are liberal. But, most are too old. The young ones don't go to meetups. I met a school teacher at a meetup who you'd really get along with. He's tall and thin and wears glasses. And he's funny. Do you go to the Atl. atheist meetups on the northside?
I'm Toni. And to get right to the point...I'm fat and unattractive. But I'm smart, funny, loving, thinking, honest, and enjoy life. I'm a widowed female, age 51, currently living in NC but originally from Illinois. I have a Masters Degree and career. What am I doing about the fat part? Dreading the "D" word, but am making changes. Lots of water, high fiber, less meat, less carbs, less food! Oh, and getting off my fat a$$ and moving around.
I don't like doing things alone. The kids (2) are away at school (yeah!) and I have time to myself. What to do? I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing (not good at getting fish off the hook yet), as well as reading. I'm not big on movies, I like watching sports, especially football and hockey (darn NHL). And travel! I think I'd go anywhere--especially museums, zoos, aquariums, and historical sites (yes, that includes Civil War battlefields). Oh, and as far as total disclosure, enjoy shopping, especially antiques and "junk" shops.
Honestly, I'd like to just make some friends. You don't have live close--getting to know someone through email would be just fine.
Hi, all. I'm Bud. 53 in 2012. I live in the Hampton Roads area. I've never had kids, though I would've liked to -- it's a long story. Hoping to meet someone with similar beliefs (or 'non' beliefs, rather).
My name is Brooke. I am 34, single, never been married and I do not have any children. I am currently living in Greenville, SC. But have spent the last 13 years in Minneapolis, MN. I have been agnostic since I can remember and just recently determined myself to be more atheist than anything else. I am passionate about facts and finding out truths about our world and the people in it. I'd love to meet some men in the Greenville area and some female friends too.
Wow, major shock, I imagine, going from Minneapolis to Greenville, SC. Say hello to Bob Jones for me. ^.^
My name is Michael. Pianko is not my real last name. I was born in May 1983 and in and grew up in South-East Michigan but I have been living and working in Columbus, Ohio since late 2006. I was raised Jewish. (I never participated in even secular American Christmas season culture, and my family would be weirded out if I was living with a woman and she put a christmas tree in our home but after coming out as a atheist I am no longer necessarily instinctively uncomfortable around other cultures). I came out to my family as an atheist in October 2009 and in August 2010 I went to my last Jewish young adult social event and then finally decided that a girlfriend does not have to be Jewish. I would merely prefer that you be as unreligious as possible. Your life doesn't necessarily have to revolve around atheism, or the fact that you don't participate in or believe in religion. We should have one or more fun activities we would enjoy doing together and you should really want a relationship and you should try to make a good impression. I will try not to be too demanding but I always show up early and I have had bad experiences with girls arriving late or blowing off our plans. I wish you would keep good track of time and normally arrive or be ready a few minutes early or even better, a comfortable 5-10 minutes early. I want good frequent communication. In a relationship I want at least a few good sentences once a day unless otherwise specified.
I know some women can't stand short men - I am 5ft 3in tall or slightly less without shoes on. I am near the low end of the range of acceptable body-mass-indexes for men my height and I have no tattoos or piercings and I wish you wouldn't have any either. I don't drink at all or smoke or take anything. I like bowling and pool; scrabble and chess, although I haven't played for a long time; large scenic parks like the trails in the Hocking Hills area (I drove to the trails 3 times but alone); jogging, jogging or hiking trails; art museums (I have been to all of the art museums in Ohio at least once, but I went by myself and I could stand to have somebody to go with). Other things I am or have been interested in include science fiction movies (when I do watch movies, which is not often), exotic succulent plants (when I was 12 I had 6 plants, including a haworthia, and the haworthia is the only one still alive after over 15 years), old coins (no, I do not keep valuables in my apartment), once in a blue moon crafts like paper folding or drawing. With some exceptions I have cut back on time spent online to teach myself a few other languages to help me in a library cataloging job and how to play the guitar. I would like to say that I feel great but I actually feel terrible due to the fact that I can't seem to get any women to even talk to me.
Hello people, i'm 35yrs old from London, England. I love music, reasoning and reality. I noticed when i had a look around there are not alot of people from my side of the water. Would like to meet new people all the same, its not where your from its where your at that matters.
hello names mike and im 23 years old. im live in madison heights michigan. im young and poor lol, originally from hamtramck. im also bi polar and welll....have never really dated before. im just looking for a sweet,nice and understanding gal. race,politics, don't matter to me,either does weight, well because i wouldn"t have room to talk :)
Howdy all! I’m Ty and I’m in Houston. My best brief run-down of me… Total extrovert and conversation junky. The only thing I love more than devouring books is seeing live music. I go to a lot of concerts (in the last two years I’ve probably seen about 60 bands). I listen to a variety of genres but I am most partial to indie rock, punk, classical, and grunge. I am a beer snob and wine geek. I like to think that I'm somewhat of a culinary adventurer. I enjoy all sorts of sports (rugby, football, tennis, and basketball are favorites) but don't follow any particular thing too closely. I love trivia like a unicorn loves pixie dust :-)
Hi everyone! I'm a recently divorced atheist; 34 years old; living in Owasso, Ok (suburb of Tulsa). I have an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and work as a corporate recruiter. I grew up on a farm in SW Oklahoma, so I'm a strange mix of country girl and city girl. I like to get dirty and do outdoor activities, but I hate living in the boonies and can't stand country music.
As you might have guessed, I went for an education rather than kids. I like kids, I just never wanted any. I have 2 dogs who are my whole world: a 14 yr old Greyhound/Springer Spaniel mix and an 11 yr old Boxer.
I enjoy traveling, camping, kayaking, hiking, dancing, and reading. I like to wrestle with my dogs, so I often end up looking like a battered woman … lol. I also enjoy taking pictures, though I haven't had any formal training. I like just about all kinds of music besides country. I'm a particularly big fan of Deftones.
At any rate, I'd love to meet some atheists of the male variety. lol.