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>> No. 18262 Anonymous ## Mod ##
5th March 2014
Wednesday 8:27 pm
18262 Please check the old pages for similar threads Locked Stickied
before creating a new one.
Failure to do so may result in angry shouting.

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>> No. 29299 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 9:44 pm
29299 https://calcsd.netlify.com/
Is this site accurate? I knew I was a bit longer than normal but I was a pencil dick.

If you're worried you're small you might not be.
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>> No. 29315 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:05 pm
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>>29314

Kill two birds with one stone:

http://www.yuvutu.com/modules.php?name=YuGallery&action=view&set_id=281072
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17th January 2020
Friday 9:11 pm
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>>29313
Pictures don't do it justice. It's thicker than a can of coke, which is an important and well known benchmark for things to be bigger than anyone should be sticking up their orifices.
If that's still not thick enough there's always sleipner though.
>> No. 29317 Anonymous
17th January 2020
Friday 9:40 pm
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>>29316

It's girthier than my (admittedly very skinny) arm.
>> No. 29318 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 3:00 pm
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Just got the old tape measure out.

16.5cm by 12cm. Wish I was girthier but by jove I'll take it.

>>29314

Sex is a headfuck man, so many people have so many different opinions, but whatever works for you and yours is what's important. Might just be because I attract degenerates of both sexes, but it's becoming about as taboo as a lass 'admitting' they've got a dildo.

The first time I met my current girlfriend, literally the first day, the managers called her into the office (bartending at a scummy nightclub) and I was standing outside. They asked her what the biggest cock she'd ever seen was, and she held her hands about 8-9 inches apart and went 'uh...maybe about this?' I had knowledge about her boyfriend at the time which indicated she wasn't lying. I'm 6.3 on a good day, but she says he was actually quite crap in bed and never bothered making her cum. Another dude she slept with had 8 or so on him but was very skinny, so again not too fussed by that.

It can be a real headfuck for some people though.

One bird I slept with asked me to fist her on the first night. That was interesting. Weird when you get the full thing in.

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>> No. 29319 Anonymous
18th January 2020
Saturday 3:51 pm
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>>29316 >>29317
They have an "actual size viewer" that you can calibrate with a credit card. I wouldn't pass comment without first doing my research.

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>> No. 29296 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 8:22 pm
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Evening. It's been 6 months. She's always late. Arrange to meet at a tube station, she arrives 30 minutes late.
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>> No. 29297 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 8:27 pm
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Some people are just like that. It's an odd one because everyone is annoyed by it, but still sort of treat it as a quirk of personality rather than seeing it as both rude and incompetent, like it is. But these people never change.

We have one in our friend group, and basically we tell her we're meeting half an hour earlier than we are, because then she'll likely only hold us up by five or ten minutes rather than forty.
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16th January 2020
Thursday 9:26 pm
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One time I snapped at my lass fairly loudly in Nando's. Her work was 2 mins walk away, and her shift started in 10 mins. The queue went all the way to the door.

I literally couldn't fathom how she could be so blase about signing up to be 20 minutes late to work, it genuinely fucked me off, even though the place was fairly relaxed but she was *always* late and I didn't even know the managers but I was just pissed off for some reason, she was fine with it.

Personally not fussed if someone is late, as long as they tell me. Left the house half hour after intended? No biggie, you let me know and I know I now have 30 mins spare to doss about or amuse myself. Keep me waiting? I turn into a fucking ogre. Don't like that about myself but it's just so fucking disrespectful that I can't keep a handle on it. Much better at calming down now but there's always the initial super stern text before getting over myself.

I've genuinely told her off before when she tells me she's meeting someone else and starts faffing about or letting herself get distracted. Straight up "This is incredibly disrespectful" and tangents thereof. Not sure if that helped or just made me look like a prick. Her friends seemed understanding of it, but hearing her say 'Well none of my friends are bothered by this' just led me to launch into "They're just too polite to say, you're literally wasting their time". But she's very free spirited and I'm essentially Stalin without the balls, so my reactions are definitely relatively extreme as well.

I'm still late for a lot of events, but at least managed to get it together for work when a friend of a friend gave me a job on the condition I was there 15 minutes early every shift for 3 months. That helped me a lot.

Anyway, have you talked about it? Does she keep you informed if she suspects she'll be late? What areas/with who does she display this behaviour with, and are there any areas where she's always on time/early/prompt?

My girlfriend has made huge leaps in improving communication, she's apologetic if she doesn't keep me informed (not in like, a terrified way, but just simply acknowledging it and saying sorry goes a huge way to making you feel valued).

Basically, if she can't be on time, and you value her enough for the other aspects of her personality to make up for it, then what she *can* do is keep you informed. That should really help your self worth and prevent resentment.
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>> No. 29163 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 8:49 pm
29163 How to thicken helmet skin?
I want to thicken the skin of my helmet to reduce the sensitivity of my benin. I've been circumcised which has helped to reduce sensitivity a bit but I want to reduce it more.

Would soaking it in surgical spirit every day help? Would it increase my chances of getting dick cancer or something?

What about rubbing it with sandpaper for a few minutes every day?
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>> No. 29292 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 6:32 pm
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>>29291
>>29287
To be honest i don't expect to be engaging with anyone else again for another number of years - i would have thought it a problem not worth fixing. Though it's good of you both to offer solutions.
>> No. 29293 Anonymous
15th January 2020
Wednesday 9:36 pm
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>>29292

You know the rules, son - 'spoons, fat lass, piss in her arse. Get yourself back on the fat slaggy horse and relieve yourself up her hoop, it's the cure for all your ills.
>> No. 29294 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 5:19 pm
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>>29290
Is somebody paid to promote these unfunny videos?

This has been going on years but they're just not really funny. I never see somebody respond positively either.
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16th January 2020
Thursday 6:45 pm
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>>29294

It's probably just Kunt himself to be fair. We're the main place he promotes himself.
>> No. 29302 Anonymous
16th January 2020
Thursday 10:42 pm
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>>29294
Christ, I'm glad someone finally said it.

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>> No. 29138 Anonymous
21st December 2019
Saturday 10:08 pm
29138 Old man sack smell
I'm almost 40 and I've noticed that my ball sack is developing a smell like cheesy wotsits. Even after i shower it's still there.

Is this a normal part of getting older?
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>> No. 29271 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 11:01 pm
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>>29265

Can you try it with Deep Heat and compare the experience?
>> No. 29272 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 11:05 pm
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>>29271

I'll have a look and see if I've got some tomorrow.
>> No. 29274 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 9:01 am
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>>29272

I've got Tiger Balm and Vick's Rub but no Deep Heat.
>> No. 29275 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 10:47 am
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>>29274

Try the Tiger Balm.
>> No. 29276 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 11:17 am
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>>29275

I'll try both, goddamn.

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>> No. 29115 Anonymous
11th December 2019
Wednesday 6:57 pm
29115 Last two fights I've been in have left me feeling emasculated
Aight lads. tldr; was in a position to win 2 seperate fights, odds in my favour, and bitched out both times.

I'm a 6' skinnyfit guy in my late 20's, no formal fighting experience, who has generally dealt with their childhood anger issues and now smokes a lot of weed. This has left me generally placid and kind of slow to anger.

Fight 1

I was heading along a bridge after a night out, had just smoked a joint that my mate had to roll for me, as I couldn't do it standing up. This is extremely rare. Suffice to say I was quite fucked.

3 radgies heading my way on the side of the pavement, two girls and a guy. The lad was slightly taller than me and quite lanky. They started shouting at me, I took my earphones out and they were proper having a go and walking purposefully towards me. I backed off a bit and then the guy charged me.

He was about 10 metres away, so I had time to think. I was still quite confused. I waited til he got close as he was clearly going for a high punch, and then ducked, picked him up at the waist, and threw him over the barrier into the road. The girls then kind of ran towards me and started pushing me, and I just ignored the guy on the floor, ran across the other side, and started jogging down the bridge and rang the police.

I was on the phone to them, one girl caught me up and held me by the collar and told me not to call the police. I should have nutted her. She was maybe 16 though, but I feel I should have nutted her. I pushed her away and jogged again, but it gave the lad time to catch up. I did the exact same move again, but onto the pavement this time and much weaker. Both the girls grabbed me, he came over and punched me in the face.

I was sparked for a second, but still just confused. Ran again, eventually some driver pulled over and opened the door and I got in.
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>> No. 29244 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 9:49 am
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>>29240 Do an SIA Door Supervisor course

Strangely tempting, despite not ever expecting to do doors...

"The SIA are due to launch a new specification on 1st April 2020. As a result this is likely to become a 7 day training course. Further dates and the additional cost will be advertised once they have finalised there position."

7 days? crumbs...
>> No. 29245 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 1:07 pm
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>>29244
I think they’re adding CCTV operation and advanced physical intervention to the course, as It licenses you for frontline close protection of individuals as well as manned guarding, i.e. clubs or factories. Not 100% sure on that, but when I did it it was 5 days.

You get distance learning material before the course starts, I went into it with a lot of notes already at hand. The exams are piss easy.
>> No. 29257 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 2:02 pm
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OP, I hear you. You can drive yourself nuts with what-ifs, especially the ones where you think "was I assertive enough" or where you feel like you didn't defend some line that shouldn't be crossed.

But I'm not sure there is a lesson to be learned from your scenarios, you handled yourself about as well as anyone could hope to in really strange and unexpected circumstances. You literally threw a lad and got away in a car relatively unscathed, and you called the police on an abusive person without anyone getting really hurt.

Maybe you were just listening to your gut instinct? It could be you subconsciously knew that the lanky boy didn't have a knife and was just out for a fight, and the other one didn't actually pose much of a threat to your girlfriend beyond being a cunt.

Honestly, you sound like someone that's probably been in fights before (reading to the end of your post just confirmed this). Over time you do develop some sense of who is genuinely out to cause you harm or if it's just something stupid getting out of hand. Of course getting punched or shoved is harmful, but it could be that you have a thick skin for physical pain and it just doesn't register for you the way you'd expect it to.

I agree with you, though, it's really hard to gauge proportional reactions and you're standing by a sound principle of self-preservation and protecting people you care about, especially when you've had horrible experiences or were in a lot of fights in the past, but there's not necessarily shame in not feeling angry when this happens. Rage is extremely unpleasant, at least for me, something that's also (at least a little bit) based in fear. It might be worth examining why you didn't feel fear? Could it just be there wasn't much to be afraid of? You said yourself, you felt more confused than threatened.

I'd also be really concerned about the fantasy violence elsewhere. Your issues with anger are still certainly there, even if it's a slow burn. It sounds like you've harnessed your anger in such a way that your idea of handling physical situations is to get pretty brutal about it. I honestly can't tell you whether this is right or wrong, it's an ugly grey area you shouldn't have to find yourself navigating. Try to think, though, what was the ideal outcome? It probably doesn't end with soccer kicking an abusive stranger or headbutting a young girl.

Again, I get it, you want to believe you have it in you to get nasty if a situation really called for it -- but it's worth considering that the times you describe, where you very clearly didn't, were the times things de-escalated with minimal harm to everyone.

More broadly, I'd also ask you to think about what kind of life you're leading and what kind of environment you're in where these things happen. Are you into nightclubs or other places where this drama normally takes off? If you know you're prone to either escalate these situations rapidly by throwing punches, or get annoyed with yourself when you don't, then could it be better to just remove yourself entirely from them?
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>> No. 29261 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 4:19 pm
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>>29223
> What would you have done in the first event? If you already had the guy on the ground and he was attacking you for no reason?

The biggest no-no when you've got someone on the ground is to keep hitting them and the worst possible thing you can do is get up and put the boot in.

Essentially, when the lad charged you the second time after you already have taken him down once I would have taken him down harder, as opposed to more gently the way you did. The law is quite specific about someone clonking their bonce after you've punched them in the face, but there is almost no way to prove intent if someone charges you and during the scuffle you both fall to the ground and he cracks his coconut - as long as you haven't been physically aggressive, i.e. punched him in the face.

Sage because all of this is pretty silly and we shouldn't go around with pre-prepared plans to inflict injury onto others in our heads all the time.
>> No. 29273 Anonymous
12th January 2020
Sunday 12:07 am
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Testosterone drops drastically around your late 20s. You're just chilling out.

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>> No. 28846 Anonymous
24th August 2019
Saturday 10:06 am
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Has anyone here managed to cure their hard-flaccid?

I'm nearly 40 and I've had this since i was about 12. I think it was caused by bad masturbation technique in which I'd tense up my kegel muscles to achieve quicker orgasm.

Is it too late to cure now?
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>> No. 28877 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 11:40 am
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Yesterday I bought eggs for the first time in ages and i think it's because of this thread.
>> No. 28879 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 4:21 pm
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>>28877
Big Egg shilling on .gs, m8. What a world.
>> No. 28880 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 6:57 pm
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>>28879

Big Egg shelling
>> No. 29014 Anonymous
18th October 2019
Friday 1:16 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwGix7Lcldo
>> No. 29270 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 10:14 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BOTvaRaDjI

This daily workout should help open up the pelvic area.

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>> No. 23560 Anonymous
16th November 2016
Wednesday 6:49 pm
23560 Minor angst and existential dread, Mk. I
We tend to have a lot of repeated threads here, but I also get the feeling people don't tend to post in /emo/ unless it's a big issue.

With this in mind I suggest that we have a thread for stuff that's got you down a bit and you need to get off your chest, without it being major enough to make an entire thread devoted to it. We can also use it as a go-to for minor relationship advice, work problems, social drama, and things like that.

Everyone gets down from time to time, let's put some Sisters of Mercy on and wallow together for a while.
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>> No. 29259 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 3:08 pm
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I feel like I have too many hobbies/interests, and I'm constantly torn between them. I can never settle on something productive to do with my time, because it feels like a waste of time I could spend on something else; and in the end I just end up wasting the night on videogames instead.

I miss being unemployed. I was dirt poor but it was no problem if I wanted to spend a week learning how to softmod a PS2, or how to create specific synth sounds in a new DAW, or teaching myself how to draw. None of it was time wasted because let's face it, I wasn't doing much else. I could even afford to be far more social.

The trouble is I've always been very obsessive compulsive. When I get interested in something, that's the only thing I want to do until the interest wears off. I've recorded entire EPs in a week before because it was all I wanted to do. But I don't have the freedom to indulge the way my brain naturally wants to do things. I have to be an adult and put things down to go to work or do the shopping; the trouble is I never pick them back up after that.

I really don't think there's much to be done about it other than just accept adult life is unending misery, or go back on the dole. Why couldn't I have been born into a wealthy family and never need to work, instead of the boring pricks who are.
>> No. 29260 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 3:57 pm
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>>29237
I never made pizza with or watched films with you or the lad I was formally Steam friends with.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 29262 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 4:45 pm
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>>29260
That's a relief.
>> No. 29263 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 4:53 pm
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>>29260
>formally
MODS
>> No. 29267 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 7:52 pm
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>>29263
Oh no.

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>> No. 29205 Anonymous
9th January 2020
Thursday 11:41 pm
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In your experience, do most women prefer getting licked or fucked?

t. not very experienced
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>> No. 29234 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 10:26 pm
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>>29232

Doncaster.
>> No. 29235 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 10:44 pm
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>>29230
Look, I get it. I get the anus is sensitive, and I get that the rectum can be tighter than a fanny, and I get that stimulating the prostate is pleasurable (apparently). But it's still the HOLE WHERE SHIT COMES OUT. How do people get past that? Or god forbid actually have coprophilia.
>> No. 29236 Anonymous
10th January 2020
Friday 11:41 pm
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>>29232

Fetlife, 12-step groups, psychiatric outpatient services.

>>29235

Just wash your bum m8. Have you seen/smelled/tasted some of the disgusting effluent that comes out of fannies?
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11th January 2020
Saturday 12:27 am
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>>29235

Oh mate. Get the soap out, get in the shower, go to fucking town with your fingers. Enema with soapy water for good measure beforehand, but then yeah just clean that fucker out several times over. It's not like shit is secreted from the pores of your sphincter.

Then when she sits on your face it's like you can lick anything, it's fantastic. Wouldn't do ass to mouth, but just the outside and an inch or so inside? Yeah, sign me up.

And look for fetish communities or get lucky. Somehow every girl I've dated has been bloody kinky, possibly because I'm fucking weird and anyone willing to sign up has underlying issues. So yeah, try being a bizarre cunt too.

Be warned, don't expect hookups unless you're super fucking fit and charming, and even then the girls on there who want to hook up are usually pretty uninspiring. Think of it as a new group of friends who you may well end up getting intimate with.
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11th January 2020
Saturday 1:31 am
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>>29235

Most vaginal discharge is pretty fucking minging when you think about it, but I doubt that stops you. And you can't enema all the mucus out of a fanny.

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>> No. 29095 Anonymous
2nd December 2019
Monday 5:34 pm
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Here’s what happened. We went to a restaurant. It's cash-only. She put £10 down. I go and get £20 from an ATM, return to the restaurant, put £20 down, and take her £10. She wanted to try my jacket earlier, and we're still wearing one another's jackets. I put £10 in her jacket pocket, and wear it back to mine. Next morning, my flatmate asks for cash to pay a cleaner, and I can’t find the tenner. Later that day we go to a bar. It’s cash only. She says she’ll pay, gets £10 from her purse, then looks sheepish, then looks at me and says, “Oh, I think I made a mistake. I think I took your money”.

I ask her why. She said she got confused. It surprises her that it’s a big deal for me. We go and sit down. I say “I don’t trust you”. She said she was confused. She’s upset, and cries. After a while, she says she doesn’t think we can be together because she doesn’t want to be with somebody who doesn’t trust her, who thinks she’s a thief. We talk, it calms, and we make up.

Except every time I replay the episode, it hurts. I’m quite free with my money with my friends, and the cynic in me thinks she thought I wouldn’t miss it. Then she realised that I would notice, so she tried to pass it off as a mistake. She said she was confused when she put the money in her wallet. But when she got it out again, she came to a realisation that she'd mistakenly taken my money (the minutiae: her £10 in the restaurant was her last cash; she said she realised her mistake when she went to pay at the bar because she'd used her last cash in the restaurant; the smaller minutiae, she knew I knew she'd used all her cash).

Very sorry for the finickityness of the situation. It hurts me because I like her, and because it's so stupid. We've spent a lot of money doing things together over the past 6 months. I wonder whether I should press her for an explanation that she probably can't provide. I think a positive course of action would be to not raise it again, start looking elsewhere, and in the time it takes to get anything else going, see if I'm able to trust her again.
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>> No. 29106 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 3:36 pm
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I don't think OP is emotionally mature enough to have relationships.

They don't seem like the are capable of dealing with any problems without looking for a sinister motive. I'm also concerned with the pushing them to tears. I think this story ends in OP being one of those abusive controlling people who acts like nothing is their fault. And they can't help but take restitution for any grievance to the absurd where as a normal person wouldn't even perceive a grievance had happened.
>> No. 29107 Anonymous
3rd December 2019
Tuesday 6:41 pm
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OP lad overreacted for a tenner , obviously, and it'd have been better to let it slide if it was the first time anything of the sort had happened.

That said, can I ask you lads- How much money does a bird have to accidentally nick before it does become a problem for you? Or, for that matter, how many times would you give the benefit of the doubt before you started to get suspicious? Not trying to be a cunt just genuinely posing the question for debate.

For instance, my ex developed a habit of "accidentally" overspending, and me having to front her half of the rent. I let her off the first couple of times, naturally, but I had to say no eventually. If I'd let her carry on, I'd only be setting the precedent that it's okay for her to behave with complete financial irresponsibility, and I'd always be there to pull her out.

At the time I wondered if I was being similarly petty to the OP in this instance, but I feel pretty confident drawing a line was the right thing to do. It can be a hard thing to judge in anything other than hindsight.
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3rd December 2019
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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>>29107

>How much money does a bird have to accidentally nick before it does become a problem for you?

Probably it would have to be a couple of hundred quid before I started having doubts about it being an accident.

>how many times would you give the benefit of the doubt before you started to get suspicious?

It's one of those "know it when I see it" type judgements. I've had girlfriends that were just a bit scatterbrained, so a lot of things I'd assume were her being thick rather than thieving. Then I've had others that were very organised and I'd find it hard to believe they would make the same mistake more than a couple of times. It's not hard to identify a pattern in this sort of thing, I'm speaking from experience, not with a partner but with a family member.

When it comes to rent and loaning money to your partner, I'm much the same as you, it's fine in general but if you overspend every month and rely on me to dig you out then you're being a knob.
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3rd December 2019
Tuesday 9:16 pm
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Slightly tongue in cheek here lads but wait until you're married and the missus starts ringing up four grand sofas on your credit card.
>> No. 29110 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:01 am
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>>29107
>How much money does a bird have to accidentally nick before it does become a problem for you? Or, for that matter, how many times would you give the benefit of the doubt before you started to get suspicious?

I don't see why the amount would matter beyond simple plausibility. The smart answer is if it makes you suspicious then you try to confirm it first which may involve leaving money out or thinking about whether this conforms with a picture of her character in general.

Become a shameless gold-digger with a mommy-complex, lads. You merely have to watch out that most of your clothes don't become her 'presents'.

>For instance, my ex developed a habit of "accidentally" overspending, and me having to front her half of the rent

She can fuck right off.

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>> No. 29019 Anonymous
21st October 2019
Monday 7:32 pm
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I honestly can't stand it any more.

The internet is breaking my faith in the human species and I need a break from it. Doesn't matter where you go. Chan boards? Infested with alt-right mouthbreathers. Reddit? The opposite brand of people with mind-worms so powerful they think the holodomor was a good thing. Video game sites? Corporate shills and pay-pig knuckle draggers. Obscure nerd hobby forum? Autism so powerful you can't even risk making a joke. Twitter? Let's not even go there, honestly.

Talking to randoms online has always felt like a beneficial exposure to differing ideas and opinions, but nowadays I'm starting to feel like participating in anything resembling the typical modern social media culture simply isn't good for me. Maybe I'm getting old, maybe everyone is just a dickhead, maybe I'm just a dickhead; but I used to be one of the people with ideals and some hope to change the world for the better. Ten years on, the kids have decided what I believe in is outdated, and that I'm pretty much the reincarnation of Hitler for every questioning the new orthodoxies of thought.

I'll be the first to admit I don't exactly have a busy social life in the real world. I'm working on changing that, but there are times I'm not feeling up to it, so I rely on the internet as a crutch. It's those times where I feel incredibly isolated without it, but exposing myself to the widespread toxicity of the internet at large any more is almost certainly unhealthy by this point.

What can I do?
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>> No. 29024 Anonymous
22nd October 2019
Tuesday 9:40 pm
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I've been going to church as a Catholic most of my life. Myself and some of the other lads have been getting shitfaced after mass every Sunday. I really look forward to Sundays. Religious people really aren't that religious for the record, and it can be an easy place to make a few pals to drink with mate. Given, I am in central London, so I'm not sure how populated things are in your area. Mass in your area might be a bunch of old people singing Jesus songs.
>> No. 29028 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 5:34 pm
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>>29024

OP here. I doubt that's really an option for me, considering I'm exactly the sort of person a Christian might assume to be a devil worshipper, and if they were to delve into my creative output over the years might find a considerable body of evidence to support such a claim.

Once, when I worked in a shop, a frightened looking woman gave me a leaflet about salvation after I'd finished serving her. I recall finding it incredibly rude.
>> No. 29030 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 6:25 pm
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I find it's very easy for the chans to sweep me along with poor worldviews and 'reality tunnels'. It's times like those when it helps me to remember the sea is still rolling - moment after moment going in and out for eternity (at least as i could percieve it). Life goes on, those people on the beach aren't the people in my mind - for one i didn't even imagine if they're have hair. It's all too easy to think your ideas exist in the real world, when in reality everything is far to complex for us to get even a momentary grasp of (though it seems the strive to hold it is as important as letting go).

It might take a few days, perhaps longer, but i usually find getting some fresh air helps. Sit at a park side with a mug of tea, listening to the world go by. There's more beauty about this existance than we might usually think. Just need some environmental enrichment.
>> No. 29036 Anonymous
23rd October 2019
Wednesday 8:51 pm
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>What can I do?

Get outside, the internets isn't real.
>> No. 29082 Anonymous
25th November 2019
Monday 3:30 am
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>Chan boards? Infested with alt-right mouthbreathers

As someone that's been on a certain imageboard on-and-off for what'll be ten years in 2020, I know how you feel, m8. I hate these people about as much as those redditors you mentioned. I just saw that this meme (a meme that was part of the reason I really grew sick of the place) is apparently now so ubiquitous that it's trended on knowyourmeme:

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-eternal-anglo

Maybe I'm also just getting older, but the lack of any kind of civility online is just tiring to me, now. The internet has rarely ever been civil, but *at least* I knew there was an element of freedom of expression, as older people still didn't quite understand what kids did. Now we're not even gonna have that. All the places I've browsed for years are full and under a corporate thumb that once wasn't there, and if they are there, the place quickly becomes full of childish ideologues and oh-so hilarious memers.

What I will say is that I agree very much with this lad >>29030. I'm very lucky that I have a friend who thinks similarly to me, but he's admittedly also a lot more socially mature, less anxious. He thinks many of the things I think, but he's also just a kind, grounded person. He was once a lot more addicted to chans and the internet, but he hasn't been for years, now. He focuses on the outside world, and he just seems happier for it. Thinking of him keeps me remembering that the world outside, at least as it currently is, doesn't really give a shit about most of us, and that those that concern themselves with the internet too much are the ones ultimately doing themselves harm. They think they're so smart, so learned, so funny, but they're rarely making the difference that they think they are.

I guess to just summarise: The world does keep turning. And unless we hear nuclear sirens going off or you see tanks rolling down your street; then you've got the rest of your life to go out and enjoy it. I'd recommend getting the money together to visit national parks, forests, museums, etc. Don't mind the weather, just give it a go. It'll at least remind you that you're alive.

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>> No. 27047 Anonymous
12th July 2018
Thursday 2:03 pm
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So, I've decided to try and not be that guy, a relationship-less virgin, into my mid-20s, which doesn't leave me with very long. I'm home from uni for the summer and have decided it's time to sort my act out.

The only problem - where to meet women?

I've completed tinder in a 15 mile radius, likewise for Bumble - zero (0) matches. I've messaged pretty much every girl on OKCupid with a match >75%; not one has replied.

What can I do now? The few local schoolfriends I am still in contact with are all male, everyone at my job is male, and all the women I talk to (from uni) are either in a relationship or otherwise not an option.

Going out to clubs doesn't work because a) I don't have anyone to go with, and b) when I try and do anything but stand at the bar drinking in a club (ie dance) I look like a tortoise trying to pilot a motorcycle.

Any ideas?
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>> No. 29063 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 12:01 pm
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I'm back on the dating sites after a break of many months.

OkCupid doesn't work for me, I get very few matches there. I don't know if they're expecting a really well written bio. I did notice a lot of the same faces from the last time I was there, that feels like a bad sign. The UX is also terrible.

I get some matches on the swiperino apps, but most of them aren't interested enough to have an actual conversation .It should be a bit soul crushing, but I stopped caring quickly. I get more hits on Tinder than on Bumble, but I've only ever met up with women from Bumble. I find them quite addictive, and I doubt that the constant wash of rejection is psychologically healthy. I'm considering paying for one of the boost options, just to see how effective they are.

I've been trying Hinge. I'm having better luck there than on the others. I recommend it to any newlads who aren't having much luck on Tinder.
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9th November 2019
Saturday 12:41 pm
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>>29063

>I find them quite addictive

Yep, so do lots of people, including lassies. Part of their business strategy is to subtly encourage time wasters who are basically just there for attention- They'd kill their own business if everyone found a match straight away.

From your perspective you really need to learn to identify those ones. After a while it's not difficult; what is difficult is the willpower nit to waste your time trying to chat them up because you don't have many other matches to work with. The fact you're starting to feel nonplussed and indifferent is a great asset here.

The golden rule still holds true. It's a numbers game- When you find one you click with, you KNOW you click, and it's usually just entirely by accident that you strike up a conversation as if you've known each other for years right at the start. Don't waste your time with those pointless back and forth where you know they're not putting in their fair share of the effort.

Also just gonna come out and say it- Birds are fucking shit at online dating too. They're used to getting all the attention hounded by dozens of men so they rarely put in the effort that's required to find and meet someone they would actually connect with. This self sabotage leads to a vicious cycle. Keep ot in mind when you're dealing with them.
>> No. 29065 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 12:51 pm
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>Also just gonna come out and say it- Birds are fucking shit at online dating too.

I think this is a lesson that men need to learn, quickly, when they enter the world of dating. Women have just as many problems with the dating scene as men do (both online and offline)- for sure they get more attention off the bat, but not the kind of attention you or I would relish. You need female friends (real ones) to learn and see this first-hand.

Also, when in the online dating scene - you need to know that you're frequently working with a group of people. I'm old and married, which is why the first twenty minutes of meeting with a single, female friend who is online dating, is often spent with me filtering their latest matches (and contributing to how they reply).

I would totally agree that a) its a numbers game and b) don't waste time trying to force it; if someone is an effort to talk to online, they'll most likely be ten times that in real life. Focus on the people you click with, it's obvious when it happens.
>> No. 29066 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 2:02 pm
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Hinge seems more serious from what I've seen. I'll give it a go, but I feel my lack of experience will cripple me.
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11th November 2019
Monday 7:28 pm
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>> No. 28870 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 8:26 pm
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Sorry for adding this short fucking novel to the spate of recent /emo/ posts, particularly one with such a similar problem to otherlad, but I’m >>28820 and this problem is at a crossroads.

No excuses for my behaviour, but the story goes:

I started dating Girl A and things were a bit tepid. We had some nice dates but things weren't getting much beyond platonic. After a couple of weeks of not meeting, Girl B happened to move to a nearby town, someone I’d mingled with in the past and wanted to ask out two years earlier, but our jobs separated us before I had the chance. We met to catch up, and I felt a strong attraction. I visited her over a couple of weekends and things really click, we had some nice long discussions about life, and we had sex.

This is where things get bad. During one of my visits, Girl B looks through my phone while I’m taking a shower, finding messages from Girl A. I explain the situation – that things never really came together with Girl A – and while she’s understandably upset, she apologises for looking through my phone. We put it down to bad timing, and admitted that while the distance made things a bit complicated, we agreed a train journey to spend weekends together is a small price to pay and that it was still worth pursuing.

Girl A figured out something is up when our messaging cooled off. She asked me if there’s anything I want to tell her, and I tried to do the honourable thing. I told her about Girl B. She became angry – I replied that I like her but it wasn’t really clear that there was attraction between us. It could be that we’re different in how we express things. She assured me she that the "signs were there", and asks if we can’t “see where things go without any external interference".

If I were a better person I’d have said no… but I didn't, and Girl B then began to open up. We met up and did some outdoorsy activities, had fun, bonded a bit. We started sharing a bit more of our lives. She eventually offered to cook for me at her flat and I stayed the night. This led to my current situation. I see Girl A once or twice a week the evenings, rarely staying over but sometimes having sex, and I take a train to see Girl B and stay with her every other weekend or so.

I do feel immense guilt, and I know in the back of my head that I’m really sabotaging both. Things have been dragging on like this for a while, two or three months. Combined with money troubles and the fact I'm balancing a ludicrous workload (two part time jobs, odds and ends, organising a big career-related move, and full-time study), this has caused a lot of stress. I feel like I'm living a double/triple life. I want a clear conscience without causing unnecessary hurt.

Actually deciding what to do:
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>> No. 28875 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 9:57 am
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Anon, are you the lad that posted in my old thread about the similar position?

If so, good luck, let me know what you do work out. I think there has to be a mythical girl C or D down the line, one thing I've learnt is that it's a mistake to stay with somebody because they're 'acceptable' and nothing else.

This really stings though, and I know what it's like trying to hold on to two boats sailing in different directions.

Good luck, please update us.
>> No. 28876 Anonymous
26th August 2019
Monday 11:23 am
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>I believe it was you that wrote

That was actually the other lad who is facing a similar problem. I posted in that thread asking how things turned out, but didn't want to hijack his thread with my situation.

Otherwise, I assume you read my post and came to these conclusions about me. If so, not confident in what? My ability to meet new people, or in my life situation right now? Giving that some thought... "Dating" in this way is a new game to me, though I seem to be doing alright at it. Meeting and clicking with people for something more lasting, though, that has an element of chance that I find it difficult to cope with. My life right now is challenging, no doubt, but I am pretty certain things will turn out roughly as I want. As a sidenote, the last thing I wanted was to add this shite on top of almost constant pressure elsewhere.

I'm not sure my problem is fear of being alone -- I actually fear being stuck in a bad relationship more, honestly, which is why I'm thinking a lot about the long-term future. I also notice that there's an assumption here that we're all a bit younger than we actually are. For context, I'm in my late twenties and both girls are early to mid-thirties.

If I were to take a look at myself and why I made these bad decisions, I'd say it's a combination of factors. I was in a situation last year where I invested a lot in a girl and things unravelled within a few months. That was a horrible one. Another is my recent flurry of activity has put me in a kind of "take every opportunity, do everything to the best of your ability, hedge your bets" mindset, but I'm aware this is a morally awful thing to apply to other human beings. Another factor is that I genuinely like both and could see some sort of future with either girl.

I'm not asking to be absolved of guilt for my actions so far. I can live with what I've done, as long as I make some effort now to reduce the inevitable hurt someone's going to feel. I can try to be moral now, at least, and make the best of the situation.

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>> No. 28884 Anonymous
28th August 2019
Wednesday 12:40 pm
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Messaging Girl A and urging us to meet to talk...

Even now it's hard to work up the nerve to break up. Not just because I know she'll be hurt and disappointed, but also because I know there's a potential future in there I'll never get to see.

Why is it the moment I'm trying to end it, my mind runs through all the nice moments we've had?

I wish there were some way to continue both relationships without hurting anyone further. But it's easy for me to say from my more comfortable/powerful position. If I were them, I would be very jealous and angry if I knew the truth.

There's also a flipside to me where I almost feel resentful with both, as they both expressed early stage cold feet, anyway. I'm honestly tired of being expected to commit fully to people who are themselves extremely changeable. I know it's just the nature of things...
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10th November 2019
Sunday 11:28 pm
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If anyone gives a shit how this turned out, the geographically closer but more tepid thing fizzled out. I told her up front that it wasn't working for me. We haven't seen eachother in weeks, and our last fling was months ago. Things were left on a very cold note, and I don't know whether it's worth me trying to salvage a friendship. Maybe it's confirmation bias, but things never really felt right, there.

The more inconvenient but passionate relationship is still going, and though it started with serious issues, I get the sense that this girl sees me as more a part of her life and actually cares for me. The last visits I've been staying longer and I feel like we've reached a new level. This is feeling like a relationship, a fun one.

I think the reason I fucked up like this was really just a fear of emotionally committing to someone who could just call it off at any second. I feel a lot more secure about it, but I have noticed when I start thinking about how things could go south, I start getting the urge to look elsewhere. It can become a crutch, to have other options so you don't have to invest fully in one. But maybe it's worth it, here.
>> No. 29068 Anonymous
11th November 2019
Monday 7:54 am
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Good lad, I did the opposite and I regret it. Basically the exact reverse of yours.

Hope it works for you, if you're both invested enough you'll find a way.

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>> No. 29003 Anonymous
11th October 2019
Friday 9:26 pm
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I am constantly angry. I think it's a response to stress, anxiety, and sometimes disappointment. I've put in non-stop effort towards some big goals. Very rarely, it pays off, but more often it doesn't.

Recently I've been so run down that I'm starting to get stomach cramps. A few weeks ago, I followed a car around a corner and down the road because it beeped at me at a pedestrian crossing. Honestly I just wanted to throttle the driver. I'm losing my sense of humour. I'm becoming very cold towards others, and I don't feel fit to socialise. Work colleagues have begun asking me if I'm okay. I've picked up an old habit of shouting in the shower, and occasionally when I'm trying to go to sleep.

I do already have physical outlets like exercise, but I have a habit of overdoing it, especially during frustrating periods. I already have minor shoulder and elbow injuries from these last few months. I also don't know if it's a good idea to continue piling on cortisol -- exercise is another form of stress after all.

I feel like I need to recover, and for someone to care. But no one does. This is all private, and people would think I'm crazy or unstable if I bring up how I'm really feeling. People only care about your external performance. And no one cares whether you succeed or fail, or the effort you're putting in. They only care about the finished package.
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>> No. 29007 Anonymous
12th October 2019
Saturday 10:48 pm
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Try boxing.
>> No. 29008 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 4:07 am
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Boxing to relieve the stress, meditation to relieve the aggression from boxing, a bit of speed to counteract the dosiness from meditating, weed to balance it all out.

Ez pz.
>> No. 29009 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 4:14 pm
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I feel you.
Sage because this is as much as I can offer.
>> No. 29010 Anonymous
13th October 2019
Sunday 9:23 pm
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You remind me of my father. Numerous times he has chased down fellow drivers because of some percieved slight against him. He once broke a mans nose because that man made an innocent comment to my brother and me as children.

Just recently my father actually sped up into traffic at a junction so he could be angry that someone 'cut him up'. I tried to explain to him that his decision to drive so aggressively caused a rift between him and the passengers of the car and asked 'was it worth it - putting your families life in danger?'. His only responce was an agressive 'I was right'. It seems clear to me that's his only concern - being right. He carries a lifetime of regret on his shoulders; it's like the weight is a stand in for justice, as though carrying such a burden demands respect. It's as though if he can just get those little bits of order it'll justify the rock on his back.

I often wonder what do we actually get angry about? Is it the slight or the disrespect? Have i actually earned respect? Did i show respect while throttling that guy who dis-respected me? Just who actually am I to demand respect of strangers?

I think noone cares about your achievements and efforts, and nor should they - not because they're without value but because they simply don't know. That's why being cut up on the road should mean nothing; they're nameless faceless - just like you. High chances are that you wont recognise them. A strangers insult doesn't have to hurt. They don't even know your name. And this is cause for laughter, if only at the situation.

Unjust expression of anger only prolongs the agony - slamming doors and smashing glasses does not grant relief, you're just adding adrenaline to the equation. As insignificant as it sounds, channel that rage into closing the door gently with exact perpose in turning the knob and catching the latch. If nothing else it'll confuse whoever you're acting for (perhaps even yourself). When you feel the emotion begin to boil, breath calmly and count to ten - close your eyes if you have to.

:)

>I also don't know if it's a good idea to continue piling on cortisol
Could it be roid rage?

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>> No. 29011 Anonymous
14th October 2019
Monday 12:22 pm
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> As insignificant as it sounds, channel that rage into closing the door gently with exact perpose in turning the knob and catching the latch. If nothing else it'll confuse whoever you're acting for (perhaps even yourself). When you feel the emotion begin to boil, breath calmly and count to ten - close your eyes if you have to.

I don't know why this resonates with me.
I only hope I'll remember it once I find myself in another outburst again.

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