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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    You know because the young guys (25 - 35) feel the need to impress their buddies and attract a mate. And we all know women are attracted to men that they think have the potential to provide for them. And I know at that age, I wanted to ... do stuff, and I wanted to attract a female in order to get to.
    Haha, yes I hear you. My first car was a used Camaro and it was stupidly impractical- I can’t say it helped me with the ladies though 😂. My wife drove a mid 90s Nissan hatch and then a Ford Escort when we got married so I know she’s down with practical cars. When we were test driving the Mirage she kept saying “hey this is great” and so on (while I’m thinking “Stop! I don’t want the sales guy to know we like it that much!!” Lol).

    Many people are also convinced that in places that get winter like where I live that you *must* have an AWD vehicle. Tbh I’ve found that tire size and condition matter just as much. My former Kia had 18 tires that were awful in snow- I started putting 16” snow tires on it and never had an issue with snow. My van and other vehicles do just fine as long as I have decent all weather tires in good condition.


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    I'll add a caveat to my prior post, that men think that certain cars will help them attract a mate. I'd have to say that it is true, to an extent. I read some well done research one time that did a good job of differentiating the types of vehicles that women tend to imagine that the driver is ... a man that they'd be more attracted to, versus vehicles that make them feel the guy would be less beneficial to them. That's what it's all about really, women are attracted to a man that is beneficial to them. It's just nature. Anywho - It turns out that women tend to (as in it varies a lot, but in a very overall relevant scale) find the type of man who would drive a black F-150 to be one that was most beneficial to them. Then it went on to try to determine why that was. And it was because women's thinking was that a guy that would drive a pickup truck, was a guy that was one that would do manly kind of work, and be handy around the house. Black because they tend to like a black colored vehicle. It was quite an interesting read.

    So the guys out there driving loud-ass Mustang's, they're not helping themselves as much if they were to drive a plain ole black F-150. Oh, and on the opposite side of that study, if you're driving a mailman jeep, you might struggle to attract a female if you don't have one already. Maybe I've gone full circle ... maybe driving an $80k luxury land yacht pickup truck, as long as it is a black F-150 is the best way to attract a female (as far as vehicle selection goes). Dern females....

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    That makes sense. I had a neighbor who married her husband primarily due to his ability to fix stuff, and hey, that’s a really solid reason (he actually fixed the brakes on my Hyundai accent so I can vouch for his abilities lol).

    I’m handy with computers as a video game developer and I can put together IKEA furniture and lhang mirrors 😂. I can drill holes and hang blinds too! Better than nothing!

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    We had this vacuum cleaner that was about 100 years old. It would break and the wife would say, time for a new one! I'd mess with it and it would seem like something logical was broken and I'd fix it. I did that several times. My wife would get pissed at me because I would fix it. She wanted a new one. So I'm not so sure this handy husband crap is legit. I think the "handy" husband thing might be somewhat limited to a handy husband that can shell out the green for new crap.

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    I feel like women sees a guy get out of a Mirage and they think "humongous pee-pee."

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    If I remember correctly, smaller HB type cars were on the list as women perceived those type of men that they would NOT find attractive. Now, if I were 18 to any age and single, that might bother me. But at my age and lardassfullness level, I really don't give a, well you know what.

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    You guys are worrying me now, maybe I will never find a woman. Should I put flame decals on the side of my mirage? Maybe a racing stripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam123 View Post
    You guys are worrying me now, maybe I will never find a woman. Should I put flame decals on the side of my mirage? Maybe a racing stripe.
    Man you're fine. Don't sweat it. Love will find you if you DONT look for it. Be yourself, be healthy, be sane, be caring. Also temper your expectations. Unless you're a millionaire or look like Brad Pitt, be receptive to whose in your league. To quote the late great David Crosby - "If you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one your with."

    Romance is all about less resistance to existence playa. Love yourself first is very important.

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    No worries Dirk just messing around. I have pictured singer with a racing stripe though and it makes me laugh, especially with how slow I accelerate. 0-100 in 32 seconds flat! If the ladies don't like my car at least they'll like my USB loaded up with tunes and old big shiny tunes CDs I have. 😎

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    Back when I was younger and single I would purposely drive my best to snot old purple Plymouth Voyager to first dates even though I had nicer cars because I was looking for a mate, not a fling. I guess I did that wrong lol.


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