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The_torpedo

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That comes from my own home on a regular basis. Yay!

Oh, I get the "bring a nice girl over to me before I die" from my grandmother on a regular basis as well. Always an appreciated conversation whenever it happens, considering I don't have a girlfriend, and I'm a week from turning 21 :)
Ive never had a gf and i almost never go out :( social anxiety ******* sucks
 

The_torpedo

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Oh I'm not any better. But it might be worth getting some of your mates to try set you up with their female friends :)
This is basically where the core of my problem lies :( i have basically zero commumication and social skills - subsequently i absolutely suck at talking to people (and when i'm in social situations i basically never talk). Thus why i spend far too much time on places such as reddit and here - at least here you can take your time to think of a good response to something.

I feel like a ******* narcissist talking about things online and hoping for a response

God im such a ******* mess
 

TheLoungeLizard

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This is basically where the core of my problem lies :( i have basically zero commumication and social skills - subsequently i absolutely suck at talking to people (and when i'm in social situations i basically never talk). Thus why i spend far too much time on places such as reddit and here - at least here you can take your time to think of a good response to something.

I feel like a ******* narcissist talking about things online and hoping for a response

God im such a ******* mess
Get down to your local footy club, plenty of people from different walks of life and it's a much easier way to connect as you can take it slow, weekly and have a common bond
 

magpienato

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Thoughts on your partner potentially going for a different footy team than you?

It would be far from a deal breaker to me, I imagine it would be alright as it's something competitive between the two of us. Could cause issues down the line however, when the kids start coming who goes for who?

I can imagine for some die-hard supporters this would be their number one priority.

Anyway, looking at a lass right now and she goes for the Hawks, but her brother is a jumper collector like myself so I reckon just go in for the kill
 

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This is basically where the core of my problem lies :( i have basically zero commumication and social skills - subsequently i absolutely suck at talking to people (and when i'm in social situations i basically never talk). Thus why i spend far too much time on places such as reddit and here - at least here you can take your time to think of a good response to something.

I feel like a ******* narcissist talking about things online and hoping for a response

God im such a ******* mess
Don't beat yourself up mate, we all have trouble with it sometimes. Just keep building upon you skills and your time will come without a doubt. Let us know if you need to chat and we'll be here for ya brother.
 

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Thoughts on your partner potentially going for a different footy team than you?

It would be far from a deal breaker to me, I imagine it would be alright as it's something competitive between the two of us. Could cause issues down the line however, when the kids start coming who goes for who?

I can imagine for some die-hard supporters this would be their number one priority.

Anyway, looking at a lass right now and she goes for the Hawks, but her brother is a jumper collector like myself so I reckon just go in for the kill
For mine, there's two ways to look at it. If you and your partner go for the same team, it can become a ritual and it will be great fun to head to the matches together and sit together. There'll be healthy debate about the team, and you can raise your kids as fans of the team. And if your team wins, you'll both be in a good mood (if you get where I'm going...)

On the other hand, if you go for different teams, there'll be plenty of friendly competition, and the banter can be great early on when you're breaking the ice and getting to know each other. The conversations can become more AFL-based rather than team based, too, which means there's more room for discussion. However, arguments may ensue about which team your kids should go for, what matches you can attend, and you'll have to hope two teams win in a weekend, rather than one (again, if you get where I'm going...)

Personally, I'd love if whoever I end up marrying (hopefully I end up marrying a nice girl) is a Cats fan, I'd love to head to the games with her. It would guarantee my kids will be Cats fans (but I have a plan to take care of that anyway) and we can decorate the house with Geelong memorabilia. If there was a girl I loved in every way except she went for another team, then I reckon I could make it work though
 
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Thoughts on your partner potentially going for a different footy team than you?

It would be far from a deal breaker to me, I imagine it would be alright as it's something competitive between the two of us. Could cause issues down the line however, when the kids start coming who goes for who?

I can imagine for some die-hard supporters this would be their number one priority.

Anyway, looking at a lass right now and she goes for the Hawks, but her brother is a jumper collector like myself so I reckon just go in for the kill
Date her, **** her and then **** her brother on your jumper collections. True love.
Go for it, don't worry about kids yet dude. They'll go for whoever's winning anyway (probably Carlton hey?) :D

From a personal experience, somehow I've always dated Port supporters (with varying levels of passion for footy) so it's getting ridiculous now! And they haven't worked out, so... I sense a theme there.
 

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Thoughts on your partner potentially going for a different footy team than you?

It would be far from a deal breaker to me, I imagine it would be alright as it's something competitive between the two of us. Could cause issues down the line however, when the kids start coming who goes for who?

I can imagine for some die-hard supporters this would be their number one priority.

Anyway, looking at a lass right now and she goes for the Hawks, but her brother is a jumper collector like myself so I reckon just go in for the kill
You’d be absolutely taking the piss if you decided not to date a girl based off of her footy team.
 

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My GF is a massive crows fan (as is hee family) and we met not long after the GF
She take a it better than perhaps I would (talk of the GF) but otherwise we can enjoy going to games together
 

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Thoughts on your partner potentially going for a different footy team than you?

It would be far from a deal breaker to me, I imagine it would be alright as it's something competitive between the two of us. Could cause issues down the line however, when the kids start coming who goes for who?

I can imagine for some die-hard supporters this would be their number one priority.

Anyway, looking at a lass right now and she goes for the Hawks, but her brother is a jumper collector like myself so I reckon just go in for the kill
Mate, if I limited myself to only dating Crows fans living in Geelong, I'd be very lonely.

I'm married to a Cats fan. Its honestly fine. She's not a total diehard which probably makes it easier (generally speaking I'd watch more Geelong games as a neutral than she would as an actual fan). Unfortunately, given we live in Geelong and met after 2003, we've never actually been to a live game where the Crows have won. She came with me to Adelaide for the 2017 Prelim but she stayed in the hotel and watched on TV while I went to the game.

But seriously, don't overthink it. Its really not that big a deal. Just remember when your teams play each other to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat and you won't be sleeping on the couch :)
 

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A bit of a subject change but what was going on last night in the Big Bash? Strikers bowled out for 88 o_O
Even weirder was it took the Scorchers 18 overs to reach that target
 

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A bit of a subject change but what was going on last night in the Big Bash? Strikers bowled out for 88 o_O
Even weirder was it took the Scorchers 18 overs to reach that target
A win's a win. Rashid went for 0/9 off his four, they were just trying to play him out and ease to the total. He's such a damaging player that it was probably better for us to just play defensive rather than play risky and possibly lose quick wickets just like they did.
 

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A win's a win. Rashid went for 0/9 off his four, they were just trying to play him out and ease to the total. He's such a damaging player that it was probably better for us to just play defensive rather than play risky and possibly lose quick wickets just like they did.
Yeah that's true but if you smashed that total out wouldn't that help your NRR?
 

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Rashid is too dangerous. If they went after him he would have gotten a bunch of them out, I thought it was perfectly played by the Scorchers. Guarantee that win. The Strikers have a bunch of solid wicket takers.
 

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A bit of a subject change but what was going on last night in the Big Bash? Strikers bowled out for 88 o_O
Even weirder was it took the Scorchers 18 overs to reach that target
Scorchers played the game perfectly, IMO. Lacking a fair bit of batting firepower that we've had in previous seasons, and those who do normally provide are either not playing or out of form, so might be the way to go this season is to capitalise on a (finally) fit bowling line-up of Coulter-Nile, Richardson, Behrendorff and Tye.
 
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