There was a Slashdot article about the science of online dating. The article itself is rather boring, but one comment in particular struck me:

My opinion at my current age of 50 is that if a man is younger than 30 and has never lived with anyone for any length of time, he has no idea what he wants in a partner.

I can't imagine this situation would be any different for me - it will take some time to figure out the type of women I'd like to spend my life with. This seems like it'd be rather troublesome a few years down the line if I start dating ... I'll just be in the exploratory phase of finding out what I want, while the women I'd probably be dating are looking to settle down.

Future Roy, sucks to be you.

Future Roy, I hope you like sausages.

. . .

On Friday, MindTouch took the whole company go-karting. We went through qualifiers and everything - I got shafted on the qualifying run and ended up doing the "slow group" position race ... but I won that group rather handily. (Finished about 10 seconds ahead with an average lap time of 29 seconds)


(Both pictures courtesy of Aaron)

Posted by roy on July 19, 2009 at 03:51 AM in Personal, MindTouch | 6 Comments

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Comment posted on July 19th, 2009 at 08:23 PM
i'm so proud!
Comment posted on July 19th, 2009 at 12:16 PM
I'm trying to figure out exactly what that comment means. If he means anyone, which extends out to roommates, then yes, I can see how that could be a hindrance in figuring out smaller details about what you look forward in a life partner.

That being said, I always have mixed feelings about a lengthy cohabitation prior to marriage or a civil union. Whatever the state of such things are right now, there is something to be said about having the force of a long term commitment that can make people compromise a bit more and learn to play nicely together versus a regular cohabitation where people can bail out with much lower consequences...

sanjuro (guest)

Comment posted on July 19th, 2009 at 11:14 AM
I'm still pondering the sexual innuendo in the first photograph.

If you live at least a year with a girl, you will come to understand and cherish the benefits of bachelorhood. This is what marriage is for, to prevent you from taking action once you grasped the reality of things.
Comment posted on July 19th, 2009 at 07:13 AM
Only because you are lighter than the other two.
Comment posted on July 19th, 2009 at 06:51 AM
easier said. weeeehhh
Comment posted on July 19th, 2009 at 06:50 AM
then start figuring out what you want.