• Ladies, would you date a moderately androgynous man?

    I think the majority of what is seen as masculine and feminine is cultural and socially constructed. I was always moderately androgynous and I try enhancing it as much as possible. I dye and permanently straighten my thick, longish hair, have choppy layers, wear bangs / fringes, maintain a fair complexion and use skin lighteners and moisturizers,... show more
    I think the majority of what is seen as masculine and feminine is cultural and socially constructed. I was always moderately androgynous and I try enhancing it as much as possible. I dye and permanently straighten my thick, longish hair, have choppy layers, wear bangs / fringes, maintain a fair complexion and use skin lighteners and moisturizers, keep my nails manicured (done myself), wear asymmetrical multiple earrings, wear multiple bracelets (unisex) and women's watches, sleeveless shirts, slim-fitted jeans (I don't like anything overtight), and I wore guyliner and asymmetrical black nail polish during the Mainstream Emo Era (Now I do it with moderation). I play electric guitar and bass guitar. I like children's cartoons, modern dance, and basketball. I'm sexually attracted to most women and I love tomboys. In my opinion an androgynous male and female can understand each other better and have more empathy for one another than a man and woman who are more distinct. I can never understand why most girls date guys that have no aesthetic value who look like they take no pride in themselves. I hope that those relationships aren't just about gold-digging. And for the record, my style and image is very practical. I honestly don't spend anymore time taking care of myself than the average sane-minded person with a few exceptions. Everything I do in terms of my appearance is sensible and makes me look more attractive from my own personal standpoint.
    4 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 week ago
  • Ladies, would you date a guy who watches children's cartoons on a regular basis?

    I like watching them to reconnect with my childhood, enjoy the adult references and humor, and sometimes learn things. I realize that no girl wants to come in 2nd-place to anything in a relationship, especially a children's cartoon, no matter how good or memorable it is, and I respect that. Therefore if she felt I was paying them too much... show more
    I like watching them to reconnect with my childhood, enjoy the adult references and humor, and sometimes learn things. I realize that no girl wants to come in 2nd-place to anything in a relationship, especially a children's cartoon, no matter how good or memorable it is, and I respect that. Therefore if she felt I was paying them too much attention and not enough on her then I'd be willing to compromise. I just wouldn't give up watching children's cartoons completely if she were to request that. If she couldn't accept this at all then I simply don't think she would be a good candidate as partner for me and I'd use my interest in the cartoons to filter her out. I want to be with a girl that's more similar to the one's I loved when I was a kid and our interest in the children's programs was mutual. I'm into shows like Arthur, Hey Arnold, Doug (Nickelodeon and Disney), Cyberchase, Rocko's Modern Life, X-Men Evolution, and Batman : The Animated Series.
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 4 weeks ago
  • What counter argument would you say to someone who only likes listening to hits and popular music?

    My father is like this. His taste in music isn't always the worst but he refuses to listen to anything obscure or even semi-mainstream. He insists that he can always recognize what is popular and what is obscure and that he's not interested. The Top 40 isn't even enough for him, try aiming for the Top 15 of any given year to get his... show more
    My father is like this. His taste in music isn't always the worst but he refuses to listen to anything obscure or even semi-mainstream. He insists that he can always recognize what is popular and what is obscure and that he's not interested. The Top 40 isn't even enough for him, try aiming for the Top 15 of any given year to get his interest. I try explaining to him that just because a song was a hit and became popular doesn't necessarily establish or guarantee that is was good. You have to realize the exact demographic that might be making his favorite songs popular in the first place. I realize that claiming what is good and bad music is almost entirely subjective but that should apply more to someone liking a sub-genre or a specific era or style. In his case, he just has to be able to recognize it as a hit in order to deem it acceptable enough to listen to. Again, I try explaining to him that he's being very narrow-minded and severely limiting himself to an extremely small range of artists and shutting out hundreds, if not thousands of music acts that could expand his taste and make him a more experienced listener but he refuses to take my advice. What would you say to someone like this?
    4 answers · Rock and Pop · 1 month ago
  • I'm a guy wanting to permanently straighten my hair?

    When I was younger my very thick, longish hair with bangs used to be much straighter and it didn't require a lot of maintenance aside from using a hair dryer. Then around the time I was 23 (I'm 29 now), it started becoming coarser and wavier. I immediately went out and bought a flat iron straightener to correct this. At first it worked... show more
    When I was younger my very thick, longish hair with bangs used to be much straighter and it didn't require a lot of maintenance aside from using a hair dryer. Then around the time I was 23 (I'm 29 now), it started becoming coarser and wavier. I immediately went out and bought a flat iron straightener to correct this. At first it worked brilliantly, except by the time I was 26 the waviness increased and now I'm using the straightener 3 times a day to maintain the straight texture at all times. I can't get my hair wet and let it dry naturally or it will dry wavy. Any contact with moisture or humidity and it will start to frizz up and become wavier. I can't take this. And please don't tell me to embrace my waviness or cut my hair shorter to resolve this as I will do neither. I'm a sort of androgynous guy (which I'm extremely proud of) and both of those things will make me look and feel worse. I don't want to go as far as getting a professional reverse perm at a salon, I'd rather do it at home but all I can find are hair relaxers that black women use and I'm caucasian. Does anyone know of any permanent straighteners that are appropriate which I can use at home?
    4 answers · Hair · 1 month ago
  • Ladies, would you date a guy that watches the PBS children's cartoon Arthur on a regular basis?

    I currently see so much inherent value in this educational children's show that's based on every basic subject of life that if my girlfriend asked me to stop watching it, I'd simply refuse. I adore all the anthropomorphic characters of Elwood City and I love visiting them in their elementary school and surrounding environment. Placing... show more
    I currently see so much inherent value in this educational children's show that's based on every basic subject of life that if my girlfriend asked me to stop watching it, I'd simply refuse. I adore all the anthropomorphic characters of Elwood City and I love visiting them in their elementary school and surrounding environment. Placing second behind Hey Arnold, the children's show Arthur reminds me so much of my childhood and being a 6 to 9 year old kid with not too many things to care about in the world. I love observing the elements and the references that the creators incorporate that's truly meant for the adult viewers to understand and appreciate. There's really never been an episode that hasn't taught me something valuable and always helps me understand the fundamental aspects of life just a little better every time I watch it.
    3 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 month ago
  • Can it be predicted that 2000's Mainstream Emo is going to have a resurgence in the 2020's decade?

    Late 80's Hair Metal made a comeback in the early to mid 2000's so why can't the Emo and Pop Punk that was semi-mainstream and bleeding through listeners speakers in 2006 be revived in the 2020s? Usually, a lot of things, including but not limited to music trends are revived in 20 to 30 year time spans so I can definitely see it coming... show more
    Late 80's Hair Metal made a comeback in the early to mid 2000's so why can't the Emo and Pop Punk that was semi-mainstream and bleeding through listeners speakers in 2006 be revived in the 2020s? Usually, a lot of things, including but not limited to music trends are revived in 20 to 30 year time spans so I can definitely see it coming back by 2023 or so. Right now the 1980's to 1990's era Emo bands have a decent-sized cult following and most of the 2000's Era bands are disregarded as being false emo and have a negative reputation as being too pop-oriented and superficial. The same thing was going on in 1993 when everyone was distancing themselves from Glam Metal. Right now a lot of the 2000's Emo and Pop Punk bands have disbanded and are on hiatus and the ones that are still putting out new albums in the 2010's sound nothing like their former selves. Just watch, in about 5 years or so, the guyliner and snakebites are coming back in full force or with moderation I guess.
    2 answers · Rock and Pop · 2 months ago
  • What is wrong with MTV Classic, What made VH1 Classic so much more enjoyable?

    I think MTV Classic was a complete downgrade from VH1 Classic in every single aspect. I can't sit back, relax and watch the channel anymore. I couldn't understand why they did this back in 2016 except if it only had to do with the money and the ratings. MTV just destroyed another tolerable television channel by rebranding it and making it... show more
    I think MTV Classic was a complete downgrade from VH1 Classic in every single aspect. I can't sit back, relax and watch the channel anymore. I couldn't understand why they did this back in 2016 except if it only had to do with the money and the ratings. MTV just destroyed another tolerable television channel by rebranding it and making it part of its worthless network. There's no true original programming, a complete lack of understanding of their audience and what they are showing them, and most evidently, the normal rotation of music videos they show on MTV Classic is abysmal compared to what they normally showed on VH1 Classic. There's little to no variety of genres, no obscurity. It's predominately Pop Music, Rap, and Hip Hop from the 90's. The mid to late 90's is easily the most favored era. In my opinion, I think that MTV Classic is more based on the typical Millenial's preferences while VH1 Classic was more calibrated for the Late Boomers and Generation X. The early to mid 2000's block is a welcome addition but an obvious way to placate the Gen Y kids born in the late 80's and early 90's. The Millenials overall, simply put, just prefer Pop Music, Rap, and Hip Hop over the more obscure Hair Metal, Progressive Metal, and Thrash Metal. If they play any Hard Rock band on any of their Non-Metal blocks, they had to have been a household name, so the more obscure stuff is basically gone. Alternative Rock is there but strongly overshadowed by Pop Music and Rap Videos.
    4 answers · Reality Television · 2 months ago
  • Is it only me seeing this, or has mainstream society become more gender dimorphic in the 2010's decade? Why?

    I realize that this is entirely subjective and that it may never be like this in Japan or for children under 12, but in Western Society, a lot of individuals I know and articles I read claim that the 2010's were, in retrospect, a return to androgyny in mainstream culture since its heyday in late 20th century. It's really just overtight and... show more
    I realize that this is entirely subjective and that it may never be like this in Japan or for children under 12, but in Western Society, a lot of individuals I know and articles I read claim that the 2010's were, in retrospect, a return to androgyny in mainstream culture since its heyday in late 20th century. It's really just overtight and little in my opinion and not remotely androgynous. I know that some people are oblivious to this and some see it as the opposite. I'm like the latter. The late 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's were way more androgynous than this decade for both sexes. Even the late 2000's had more underground androgyny with the emo and scene subcultures and is now mostly replaced by hipsters. Hipsters are much more feminine women and men on a fundamental level. For the majority of the decade, many women increased makeup and ditched jeans and pants (with exceptions) and exclusively wore leggings as their leg garment of choice (something the mass majority of men simply won't wear including myself). The hipster men appear like lumberjacks and wear long full beards and undercut hairstyles (something most women cannot physically do, although some of them have side-shaven hairstyles).
    1 answer · Gender Studies · 4 months ago
  • Did Nintendo drop online support for the Wii U Lobby and when?

    I have been noticing for awhile when I turn on my Wii U system that I am able to play games like Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 online, use the internet browser, watch Netflix, and browse and download games from the Nintendo eShop except when I first turn on the system and all of the Mii characters are supposed to run across the screen... show more
    I have been noticing for awhile when I turn on my Wii U system that I am able to play games like Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 online, use the internet browser, watch Netflix, and browse and download games from the Nintendo eShop except when I first turn on the system and all of the Mii characters are supposed to run across the screen representing real people and display messages from them it only displays the default Mii characters with matching colors that are preloaded that would otherwise show up if you weren't connected to the internet. Is there something wrong with my connection or has Nintendo dropped support for the Wii U lobby since the release of the Switch? Thanks
    1 answer · Nintendo Wii · 5 months ago
  • Sony PSP 2001 Will Not Connect To My Wifi Connection With WPA1 Security And WLAN Switch Turned On. Receive error message during test?

    I purchased a Star Wars Battlefront Edition PSP 2001 with the Darth Vader Symbol on the battery cover at a specialty store today. The unit powers on, plays games and movies, and basically functions normally except establishing a wireless network connection to my modem / router. My internet provider is Xfinity / Comcast. Originally my Connection was... show more
    I purchased a Star Wars Battlefront Edition PSP 2001 with the Darth Vader Symbol on the battery cover at a specialty store today. The unit powers on, plays games and movies, and basically functions normally except establishing a wireless network connection to my modem / router. My internet provider is Xfinity / Comcast. Originally my Connection was set to WPA2 as the Security Type. I have the WLAN Switch turned on and I followed the instructions from recent online videos (2016 and later) and went to the Gateway Settings Page to change my Security Setting from WPA2 to WPA1 so the PSP could recognize the connection. It does, however I'm still getting an error message after the connection is established and I try testing the connection stating. "A connection error has occurred. A connection to the access point could not be established. Check the security settings for the network and try again." I've already troubleshooted all of this and I still can't connect my PSP to my Wifi Connection. Why is this still happening? Did Sony shut down the PSP Servers for good or something?
    1 answer · PlayStation · 7 months ago
  • Is the Playstation 3 Super Slim 12GB capable of installing and playing 5 physical disc-based games if that's all I'm using it for?

    I recently purchased a working, used Sony Playstation 3 Super Slim 12GB on Ebay for a very low price of $52.00. I realize that it's only 12GB but seeing that I knew beforehand that I only wanted to install and play 5 disc-based games and maybe watch some Blu-Rays, I thought it would be sufficient for my needs. I just want to know for sure, is it... show more
    I recently purchased a working, used Sony Playstation 3 Super Slim 12GB on Ebay for a very low price of $52.00. I realize that it's only 12GB but seeing that I knew beforehand that I only wanted to install and play 5 disc-based games and maybe watch some Blu-Rays, I thought it would be sufficient for my needs. I just want to know for sure, is it a HDD Drive or a Flash Drive on this thing because I've read that it uses Flash Drive Space as opposed to a Hard Disc? Secondly, Will I be able to install and play the only 5 games I'm buying it for? These games are Gran Turismo 5, Little Big Planet Karting, Modnation Racers, Uncharted 2, and Uncharted 3. I may also be interested in The Last of Us and Gran Turismo 6 in the future but that would be the absolute max I would use it for and those would be physical copies as well. I just want to know if my instincts were right or wrong and how good my decision was. Thanks
    1 answer · PlayStation · 8 months ago
  • Why were "most" video games almost unplayable before the PlayStation era? How could gamers tolerate this?

    I managed to get a SNES Classic Edition and eventually modded it to add more of my personal favorites like Donkey Kong Country 2 and Super Mario All-Stars. The SNES was the first system I owned as a kid and I remember it fondly but only for the iconic games like DKC and Super Mario World. Through modding the system and adding over 150 games and... show more
    I managed to get a SNES Classic Edition and eventually modded it to add more of my personal favorites like Donkey Kong Country 2 and Super Mario All-Stars. The SNES was the first system I owned as a kid and I remember it fondly but only for the iconic games like DKC and Super Mario World. Through modding the system and adding over 150 games and testing out the majority of them I realized that with the exception of the renowned games like Mario (including Mario Kart), Sonic, DKC, Kirby, The Legend of Zelda, and perhaps Killer Instinct, NBA Jam, and Mortal Kombat, the majority of games made before 1995 or the 5th Generation of video games are almost completely unplayable. Almost every lesser known game I played has the same type of hack and slash 2D mechanic. Either inaccurately jump on or over enemies, avoid enemies, or shoot things at them with flimsy 2D controls. Role-Playing games like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger are an exception because they're slow and turn-based. The games that are worst effected by the poor 2D mechanics are games based on movies and pop culture characters which was common in the late 80's and early 90's. These games have terrible control and are extremely repetitive. The problem with the PS1, N64, and Sega Saturn wasn't that the games were unplayable but the 3D graphics were horrendous. They should've waited until the Dreamcast to incorporate 3D. My question is how did gamers tolerate such a small variety of decent games back in the day?
    2 answers · Video & Online Games · 9 months ago
  • Why were these games left out of the Super Nintendo Classic Edition?

    1. DKC 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Better than the original from all aspects) 2. Chrono Trigger (Revolutionary and extremely creative RPG) 3. Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Plays like a game based on a good comedy horror movie with early 90's technology) 4. Pilot Wings (One of the first games of its kind) (Not the best) 5. NBA Jam (Fast paced action... show more
    1. DKC 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Better than the original from all aspects) 2. Chrono Trigger (Revolutionary and extremely creative RPG) 3. Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Plays like a game based on a good comedy horror movie with early 90's technology) 4. Pilot Wings (One of the first games of its kind) (Not the best) 5. NBA Jam (Fast paced action and fun and there are no actual sports titles on the system except for Punch Out) 6. Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Underrated latecomer in 1997, just as good as Kirby's Super Star) 7. Tetris Attack (Best Tetris theme and gameplay of the era, hands down)
    7 answers · Video & Online Games · 10 months ago
  • Why were the following games left out of the SNES Classic Edition lineup?

    1. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 2. Chrono Trigger 3. Zombies Ate My Neighbors 4. Pilot Wings 5. The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare 6. Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Rather than Kirby's Dream Course)
    1. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 2. Chrono Trigger 3. Zombies Ate My Neighbors 4. Pilot Wings 5. The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare 6. Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Rather than Kirby's Dream Course)
    3 answers · Video & Online Games · 11 months ago
  • Do you agree that Grand Theft Auto 6 should take place in Vice City?

    As one of the main cities, aside from San Fierro and Las Venturas, it has been the longest amount of time since Vice City was featured in a GTA game and it deserves the HD treatment more than any of the other cities before they move on to newer ones. With today's technology, Vice City would not only be larger and more detailed but they could... show more
    As one of the main cities, aside from San Fierro and Las Venturas, it has been the longest amount of time since Vice City was featured in a GTA game and it deserves the HD treatment more than any of the other cities before they move on to newer ones. With today's technology, Vice City would not only be larger and more detailed but they could include the entire state of Florida in the game from Orlando to Daytona Beach and The Everglades to name a few additional locations. If the game were a direct sequel to the original Vice City and took place in the late 80's, that would be awesome. But it could also take place in the present day with no direct connection to the original VIce City (like GTA V with GTA San Andreas) with a strong emphasis on 80's culture because it's still such a prominent thing in Miami and South Florida. i.e., they could bring back most of the original DJs from Vice City and have a station completely devoted to 80's music but set in the present day like Vice City Radio in the GTA IV expansions, Episodes From Liberty City. Does anyone agree with this concept for the next GTA game?
    19 answers · Video & Online Games · 11 months ago
  • Why do they keep removing inputs from televisions in the 2010s?

    These manufacturers have gotten so greedy since 2011. My 27" inch Samsung 1080p LCD TV from 2008 has 3 HDMI inputs, 2 Component, A Composite Input with S-VIdeo, USB, and VGA. Why are they phasing out Component but not the vastly inferior composite? Why don't the current Composite Inputs even have S-Video? 2017 TV's under 43" inches... show more
    These manufacturers have gotten so greedy since 2011. My 27" inch Samsung 1080p LCD TV from 2008 has 3 HDMI inputs, 2 Component, A Composite Input with S-VIdeo, USB, and VGA. Why are they phasing out Component but not the vastly inferior composite? Why don't the current Composite Inputs even have S-Video? 2017 TV's under 43" inches typically have 2 HDMI Inputs, a USB Slot, and a ridiculous Composite Cable without S-Video. Why is this happening?
    7 answers · TVs · 11 months ago
  • How do I stop repetitive telemarketers from calling my home phone number all day without changing my number?

    We've had the same phone number since the early 90's but ever since we moved a few towns south, all were getting is random telemarketing calls all day long from all over the country. We've asked some of them to remove us from their lists but that never works and there are too many to keep track of. I can't even begin to tell you how... show more
    We've had the same phone number since the early 90's but ever since we moved a few towns south, all were getting is random telemarketing calls all day long from all over the country. We've asked some of them to remove us from their lists but that never works and there are too many to keep track of. I can't even begin to tell you how odd and random these calls can be when I actually answer the phone. Were getting about 10 to 15 calls per day on average. We'd prefer not to change our number after 25 years. How can these frequent and unwanted calls be prevented?
    1 answer · Land Phones · 11 months ago
  • If I buy a game on the Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console, will I have to buy the exact same game again on the 3DS Virtual Console?

    I want to purchase some classic SNES, N64, and Gamecube titles on the Virtual Console but if I buy them on the Wii U can I play them on the New 3DS without buying them again and vice versa or do I have to purchase them separately for each console? Thanks
    I want to purchase some classic SNES, N64, and Gamecube titles on the Virtual Console but if I buy them on the Wii U can I play them on the New 3DS without buying them again and vice versa or do I have to purchase them separately for each console? Thanks
    1 answer · Nintendo Wii · 1 year ago
  • If I download an original Wii game from the Nintendo Shop on the Wii U, can I use a Wii U controller to play them?

    I want to play various original Wii titles upscaled on the Wii U such as DKC Returns and Wario Land: Shake It, but I don't want to be forced to play with those flimsy original Wii motion controls. I just want to make sure that I'm not forced to use a Wii Remote and can use a Wii U Pro Controller instead before I spend money.
    I want to play various original Wii titles upscaled on the Wii U such as DKC Returns and Wario Land: Shake It, but I don't want to be forced to play with those flimsy original Wii motion controls. I just want to make sure that I'm not forced to use a Wii Remote and can use a Wii U Pro Controller instead before I spend money.
    3 answers · Nintendo Wii · 1 year ago
  • What evidence is there that climate cycles are natural and "global warming" is a business?

    All I've heard is that winters were bitterly cold until most recently circa 1840. The Industrial Revolution was infantile then and had significantly less impact than industry does today and the earth already began showing patterns of natural warming. Another part of information I was told was that 18th century almanacs reported that the... show more
    All I've heard is that winters were bitterly cold until most recently circa 1840. The Industrial Revolution was infantile then and had significantly less impact than industry does today and the earth already began showing patterns of natural warming. Another part of information I was told was that 18th century almanacs reported that the earth's climate was so warm overall between the 7th and 9th centuries AD that England competed with France in wine production. There were no possible man-made emissions at this point and the earth was reported to be drastically warmer than it is now. What other evidence is there that climate cycles are simply the earth "doing it's own thing" and that the global warming craze is simply a man-made political scam intended to try and force people to develop fake empathy and purchase gimmicky "clean air" products?
    8 answers · Global Warming · 1 year ago