Dating Criteria

Sunday, January 18, 2009 6:15 PM

Please, let's not promote in-breeding . . . ;)


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Sunday, January 18, 2009 7:03 PM

As long as she lets me continue to ride (and attend football games) Im ok, although having her enjoy at least one of those activities would be a huge plus.


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Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:11 PM

Hey, they've got farmersonly.com online dating site, maybe there should be a coaster nerd dating site?

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:02 PM
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90% would be men seeking men, 9% would be women seeking men, and 1% would be men seeking women. Most of the women wouldn't find a match.


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Sunday, January 18, 2009 9:49 PM
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Acoustic Viscosity said:
I can't make up my mind about which would be better: a girlfriend who loves amusement parks and wants to travel with me everywhere I go or one who doesn't especially love them and doesn't want to travel with me, but is happy to let me go with my other friends.

I think the ideal situation for me would be one that enjoys going to parks from time to time, but is happy to stay home when I travel with my friends.

I pretty much feel the same way. It's cool that a person's boyfriend or girlfriend shares the same interests, no matter what it is. It's also cool if you share many other interests besides coasters. But I think it's also cooler if each of them do their own thing without the other at times.

If I was seeing someone who was obsessed with coasters and nothing else and/or wanted to be attached to me at the hip ALL the time at parks I would be GONE! :) Luckily my current boyfriend likes coasters and parks but not on a total insane geek level. Like me, he has many other interests as well. Sometimes we attend parks together and sometimes we go with other people. Sometimes he does his thing and I do mine.

I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

If I dated someone who absolutely hated parks and coasters that's fine, as long as he doesn't mind me running off to do my thing without him. :)

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:04 PM
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Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:41 PM

1% calling out to the 9% here... anyone? anyone? Look at that face! Look at the triple nerdyness! Thumbs up, coaster shirt, and coaster in the background!? How could anyone say no!?

Last edited by mfivsdarienlake, Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:42 PM
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Monday, January 19, 2009 12:29 AM

LostKause said:
90% would be men seeking men, 9% would be women seeking men, and 1% would be men seeking women. Most of the women wouldn't find a match.

All the CoasterBuzz lesbians please stand up!!!


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Monday, January 19, 2009 12:43 AM

d_port_12E said:
I'm not looking for someone that shares the same passion I do, but I really don't think I could date someone that 'hates' them. I mean that's kind of my life from April 18th (Diamonback!) to the fall.

I have never thought of it this way, but this seems to be pretty much how I feel. I am not sure that I would want someone to go with me every time I go to a park. Part of my fun is the ability to go on whatever I want in the order I want. Or if one of my favorite coasters is walk on, I like being able to go on it over and over if I choose to, with nobody telling me "we just went on that, lets go to something else." However, there are also times when I think it would be nice to have a girlfriend to share the experience with.

The irony is that I am a coaster fanatic but maybe another coaster fanatic is not what I am looking for. Living in SoCal I go to parks year round which could make things even more difficult. Maybe someone who would go with me every 3rd or 4th trip and not be upset when I go alone would work.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Monday, January 19, 2009 1:28 AM

I'll throw myself in the ring by admitting that the coaster thing isn't something I'd really compromise on either. I have quite a few very close friends that just happen to be "enthusiasts." While coasters may have brought us together, generally we don't just sit around and nerd talk all day. However, I take those friends for granted when I do bring up something related to coasters. For instance, I could say things like "Did you hear Thunderhawk moved from Geauga Lake to Michigan's Adventure?" and it would be mutually understood. With anyone else, they would be like "What's Thunderhawk? Where's Geauga Lake? What's Michigan's Adventure?" A 20 minute conversation that I'd regret bringing up just because it's really not all that important.

I'll admit also that the idea of a non-coasterluvin' boy turns me off too just because I've seen so many of my guy friends have to "baby" their significant others onto coasters and sit out on rides to be the shoulder for their girl to cry on when they're too scared. I KNOW it's bad/shallow/bitchy, but I just couldn't deal with that (at least not at this time in my life, if I'm single when I'm 40 I may have to reconsider ;)).

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a big dork when it comes to amusement parks. I love to travel and my everyday life revolves around the industry. I don't think it's bad to want someone who can enjoy those things with me and reciprocate conversation. It may be shallow as heck, but I don't want to repress who I am for someone else.

--Kara
(PS Not looking for a boy right now so please don't stalk me :)).

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Monday, January 19, 2009 6:14 AM

ST chick said:
(PS Not looking for a boy right now so please don't stalk me :)).

Well...I am...so...stalk away lol : )


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Monday, January 19, 2009 8:57 AM
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ST chick said:
While coasters may have brought us together, generally we don't just sit around and nerd talk all day.

This from the girl who gives me endless crap about not wanting to marathon rides.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Music: The Modern Gen-X - Video

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Monday, January 19, 2009 9:02 AM

^ You're just bitter because you're old :).


~Kara (car-uh)

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Monday, January 19, 2009 9:23 AM
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Bitch.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Music: The Modern Gen-X - Video

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Monday, January 19, 2009 9:34 AM

My EX hated coasters so for the 19 years we were together I rarely went to parks. My partner now kind of re-introduced me to coasters 3 years ago and I have become a total coaster nerd. Got close to 100 credits last season. With the trips we have planned this season I will add another 100 (he is well over 350). I couldn't go back... they would have to have an interest in parks and coasters or it would be a no go.

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Monday, January 19, 2009 10:32 AM
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I think it's fun to bring non-enthusiast friends, family, and significant others to events. I try to whenever I can. I have taken my brother, several friends including my best friend, and an ex to various enthusiast events in the past. Luckily all of them "love" coasters but would never normally get into it as a main hobby.

Everyone I have taken were usually blown away as in "Your friends are NUTS! This is so cool!" :) My best friend even started picking up the "language" as in ERT, snappage, airtime, etc. ;)

My ex was never really into coasters until we started going out. He never got into it on an enthusiast level but he was always open to joining me on trips and never complained about anything. This was around the time I started joining clubs and browsing forums...around 1998. If he didn't feel like going that was fine. He didn't care if I went anyway. :) That's the right attitude in my opinion. :) In return I was always open to experiencing some of his hobbies. When it comes down to it it's all about compromise and respect.

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Monday, January 19, 2009 10:35 AM
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Monday, January 19, 2009 11:50 AM

100 credits in a season? I want Zakkster's boyfriend!

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Monday, January 19, 2009 12:25 PM

Several years ago, I wrote an essay on the same problem, only it concerned videogames instead of coasters. But the points are all still valid. Just swap the words and you'll see what I mean.

If the girl/guy is otherise perfect, I'd probably stick with them. You're always going to have the petty "She likes chinese food and I don't" kind of issues. You've got to let all of that sh!t go or it's going to be a rough road. If the major issues fall into place, I say go for it. But then again, to some hardcore enthusiasts, this is a major issue...


Eric

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Monday, January 19, 2009 4:47 PM
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All the CoasterBuzz lesbians please stand up!!!

The percentage is so small that I accidentally omitted it from the equation...lol.


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Monday, January 19, 2009 5:24 PM
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I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.


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Monday, January 19, 2009 5:54 PM

My partner and I have been together for 24 years and we have nothing in common. I love coasters, but he doesn't. He goes to the parks with me and sits while I ride or goes to the shows. I feel bad that he sits and waits, but he would never let me go on a coaster trip alone, other than going to our home park SFOG.

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