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Feb 2 '06 185 Last Comment
sheetrock
Feb 2, 06 2:25 am

Is it wrong to seek a date on archinect?
I moved to LA from NY...its freaking hard to meet people here.

 

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 11:05 am

Thats what you get for moving to LA - kidding - I would honestly just get a myspace account. I met a lot of friends through friends on that site. Now dating is another story.

A Center for Ants?
Feb 2, 06 1:13 pm

i find myspace wierd... just me...

just hang out around venice/santa monica. you meet tons of architects. and there are a TON of us on archinect in the LA area...

4arch
Feb 2, 06 1:17 pm

Why not try finding a friend/date who's NOT an architect?

geezopeez
Feb 2, 06 1:24 pm

from a woman's perspective, unless you're chronically smiley and bright, you might as well be chicken liver to men.

some grad student who's doing her dissertation on myspace, or webculture, or something: http://www.danah.org/

A Center for Ants?
Feb 2, 06 1:25 pm

cause non-designers won't ever understand...

4arch
Feb 2, 06 1:28 pm

understand what?

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 1:34 pm

Why we spend countless hours thinking about our projects and why we wake up in the middle of the night to make notes about details, ect. And why when we go to a new building we look at EVERYTHING and brag about who took a shit in who's building.

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 1:36 pm

Personally, I've had the most luck with dating women who ARE designers of some sorts. But not architects. Fashion designers are great as are graphic designers. I stay away from Interior Designers, for my own reasons.

Not that all of this is shallow, just learning from past experiences.

4arch
Feb 2, 06 2:01 pm

The reason I've avoided dating women in the design field is because I'd rather be with someone who has absolutely no opinion about something I'm passionate about than someone whose opinion is different than mine. In other words, no taste is better than bad taste. I think for me to date a designer I'd have to completely admire her work and ideas, and it's hard enough to find designers whose work and ideas I admire that deeply even when I'm not looking for a date.

ReflexiveSpace
Feb 2, 06 2:12 pm

archinect... it does sort of sound like a dating website

A
Feb 2, 06 2:18 pm

Why would you limit yourself to archinect? Since you have already more or less said that you are comfortable with the blind internet style dating why don't you just go to a site that offers that?

I've had several friends do that and all say you'll have so many dates you'll soon be turning them down. The hardest part will be finding time for dating....unless you aren't an architect and have plenty of free time.

8888
Feb 2, 06 2:22 pm

or you could interact in the real world and:
1. take a class
2. join a club
3. talk to strangers

Ramsey
Feb 2, 06 2:27 pm

The reason I avoided dating/marrying another architect was, well.......SOMEbody has to pay the bills. KIDDING.......I'm kidding......mostly.......

pomotrash
Feb 2, 06 2:48 pm

try nerve.com- there are a ton of designers there and they all want nookie.

or go to gallery openings, bars, etc if you aren't into the online dating thing.

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 3:02 pm

Yeah, Bars are a good bet. Thats where I go when I want to get laid. Is there a bar similiar to Happy Endings in Chinatown? You can walk into that bar at 2am and walk out with a girl by 2:30...

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 3:03 pm

Kiddin... mostly

mdler
Feb 2, 06 3:05 pm

sheetrock

are you a boy or a girl???

stephanie
Feb 2, 06 3:12 pm

i endorse the joining clubs/going to openings suggestions. its easy to become find people attractive who have common interests.

i've met lots of dudes at shows/concerts, especially when i used to go out alone more...

but i don't know what it's like in LA, nor do i know what you're into.

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 3:12 pm

Linguistic Deregression shall begin at the sound of the bell:

*ding

A/S/L/Pic?

PoSt WhERe U R FrOm !~!~!~!~! OmG LoL R U HaWt? WaNa ChaT? IM Me~!

<3

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 3:18 pm

*degression - damnit

Hasselhoff
Feb 2, 06 3:29 pm

John Prolly-HILARIOUS about the shit thing. To brag, I pooed in the Yokohama Port Terminal and proceeded to find said toilet on the plans in the book.

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 3:36 pm

Yes, in Holland It was "I shat in the Kunsthaal..."

stephanie
Feb 2, 06 3:48 pm

ROTFL

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 4:27 pm

Is that the name of a Rotterdam-based office? Am I missing something? Acronyms scare me.

David CuthbertDavid Cuthbert
Feb 2, 06 4:41 pm

nerve.com you say - hmmm

lol I'm kidding - y'all are funny. I never had any luck dating women who were architects asside a night out dancing. Nor artists or dancers. I find it the "other" people who find the whole being an architect interesting and intriguing the rest think its kinda boring - wtf!

Heather Ring
Feb 2, 06 4:47 pm

just be sure you dont think too much

sheetrock
Feb 2, 06 5:17 pm

mdler, i am a guy.
thanks for the info. guys.

mdler
Feb 2, 06 5:25 pm

damn

sheetrock
Feb 2, 06 5:27 pm

sorry dude.
where are the girls from the LA area, clearly i am not the only one in this pickle...i hope.

geezopeez
Feb 2, 06 5:30 pm

question is: where are the (decent) guys in LA? don't architects make the worst partners, anyway?

sheetrock
Feb 2, 06 5:40 pm

hey geezopeez, i am nice, my girlfriend dumped because i was too nice...she said.

geezopeez
Feb 2, 06 5:42 pm

hmmm. yeah, we're weird like that. god, is it that hopeless? funny, this discussion suddenly became more popular than the food in la discussion!

e
Feb 2, 06 5:49 pm

hey, we all need a little dessert after dinner.

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 5:56 pm

too nice? dude get some minerals... I find my most meaningful relationships stem from respect of the "douche chill" limit.

Ever seen that movie with Brendon Frasier and Elizabeth Hurley? You remember that part when Brendon's character is all "wide eyed" and "sensitive" - well it gets him no where and that portion of the movie gave me serious douche chills

Look it up on Urban Dictionary for a def

Don't be so nice that if your friends heard you talk to your girl, they'd be lunching on you for hours. But don't lamp around being all pissed off at her either.

geezopeez
Feb 2, 06 6:02 pm

i'm a girl, but i'm a huge jerk. is this why i ain't getting action?

French
Feb 2, 06 6:16 pm

so it's already springtime in LA?

A Center for Ants?
Feb 2, 06 6:26 pm

what was funny was at the last LA 2x8 exhibit at the old A+D on sunset, i saw clearly a trio of "architect groupies". a co-worker commented that they probably had no idea how much money we REALLY made.

geezopeez- maybe try lowering your standards?

sheetrock
Feb 2, 06 6:37 pm

geezopeez, are you fat? might be another reason...???

doberman
Feb 2, 06 6:37 pm

it's springtime all the time in LA anyway, isn't it? lucky dogs, i cant believe i'm freezing my ass off in london right now...

e
Feb 2, 06 6:50 pm

hmm, so much for being nice heh sheetrock? jeezus.

stephanie
Feb 2, 06 6:53 pm

sheetrock,
that is ridiculous, and rude.
no wonder you're having a hard time.

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 6:53 pm

woah yeah sheetrock - damn.

I personally like girls that are huge jerks. And girls that carry brass knucks

geezopeez
Feb 2, 06 6:58 pm

for your information, i prefer "corpulent." ha. lowering the standard thing sounds like a plan. this is how much of a jerk i am: i am training the marathon with a friend who is a little chubby and we calculated his BMI to start. he told me his number and i said, nonchalantly "that means you're obese."

sheetrock
Feb 2, 06 6:58 pm

sorry guys, i am really nice...wait a minute are you guys all fat?

sameolddoctor
Feb 2, 06 7:03 pm

nice gimmick, sheetrock, good luck finding 'her' - actually you might want to hang out at venice beach - you might get some action from the 14 year olds there - ive heard they dig rude frat-bro type comments

JohnProlly
Feb 2, 06 7:04 pm

grab that herp while your there too.

A Center for Ants?
Feb 2, 06 7:14 pm


i am a banana

vado retro
Feb 2, 06 7:17 pm

you'd think there would be a "designers" dating service...


sheetrock
Feb 2, 06 7:18 pm

geez, are you training for the Napa marathon?

geezopeez
Feb 2, 06 7:24 pm

no, la marathon.

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