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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007 3:23:41 PM

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Gals, do you dress to impress men, other women, or yourself?
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007 9:53:28 PM

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No one wants to tackle this one, hmm?
Pixie
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007 6:02:24 AM

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Depends on where I am going and what I am doing and who will be there. I dont dress like an old maid unless I am at home. LOL boobieflash2

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Deadly
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007 7:52:09 AM

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Changing subject slightly, as a matter of interest - How old do you think an old maid is supposed to be? I ask as I believe many people today have the wrong idea of what is meant by the term.
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007 8:39:05 AM

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Well considering that I am 30....and I think thats old! So, you make the call.

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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007 10:35:24 PM

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I personally dress to impress myself.....because nobody else matters....lol...not that I dont care and I am not obnoxious or whatever....but if I dont like myself, then who will? I dress myself depending on the situation and what I expect to come of it....lol.Shhh angel7
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2007 1:35:48 AM

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Pixie wrote:
Depends on where I am going and what I am doing and who will be there. I dont dress like an old maid unless I am at home. LOL boobieflash2

I agree with you Pixie --- on a formal occasion I will also dress so that my husband will be proud of his wife.
Deadly
Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2007 2:41:08 AM

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Off topic history lesson people. study

A maid is a young female human between the ages of 13 to 20 who is unmarried. An old maid is 17 to 20 and still not married. The term comes from the medieval times when most young women were established as wives (church marriage or by family agreement) by the age of 15 or 16. Most young women had a husband at 14 or 15 years of age. Very few were not married by 16 or 17, most young women who weren't married by 18 years of age were ones that the family had trouble marrying off, for some reason or another; or the father doted on her and would only consider a match she preferred. To reach 18 years of age and not married made it seem she was not marriageable, and thus something to be pitied for not being able to catch a husband in any way. Thus, being an Old Maid was a major put down and social faux pas of the greatest magnitude.

In the last century or two, the trend to marry in the early teens has changed and the average age has slipped to much later, as has the average age at time of death. So some society groups have slipped the appropriate age for an Old Maid back as well, and now use it to refer to an unmarried woman in her mid to late 20s - having pushed it back a full decade.

Strictly speaking, the vast majority of the female population are, or have been, old maids; as they didn't marry before they were 18 years of age. Now, doesn't that make you feel a lot better? Brick wall Applause
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2007 10:42:34 PM

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stfu then if its off topic....post it elsewhere....thank youWhistle
Deadly
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007 2:53:05 AM

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I never said the historical meaning or method made any sense - just what it meant. After being inspired by an earlier comment on how people dress.

Historically, most actual old maids dressed to attract men. Learning about all these origins and old meanings is fun, especially when you see how they're used today.
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007 3:40:53 AM

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Deadly wrote:
Off topic history lesson people. study

Strictly speaking, the vast majority of the female population are, or have been, old maids; as they didn't marry before they were 18 years of age. Now, doesn't that make you feel a lot better? Brick wall Applause


Your erudition does little to endear you to we ex "old maids," Deadly. Our salvation may be that for those among us who lost our virginity, accidentally or deliberately, between the ages of 13-18 years, we were never ever truly absolutely genuinely old maids at the age of 19 years.
Deadly
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007 3:56:43 AM

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Now, did I say that the term had any relevance in this modern age? confused5

I was trying to make a point about the oddity of the term when used by someone to describe a type, method, or standard of dressing. sign6:

To me, an old maid is a person employed in the position of a maid in a household (dusts, brings things, shows guests in, etc) and has been employed there for a reasonable period of time, or is significantly older than the other maids employed there. isjda
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007 5:12:55 AM

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Deadly wrote:

To me, an old maid is a person employed in the position of a maid in a household (dusts, brings things, shows guests in, etc) and has been employed there for a reasonable period of time, or is significantly older than the other maids employed there. isjda


There are still households like that ???????? Wait till I get my hands on my hubby
Deadly
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007 5:27:31 AM

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Oh there are, and in most cases they have them wear those cute French maid outfits that are little more than see through tutus in black lace.
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007 11:05:38 PM

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Deadly wrote:
Oh there are, and in most cases they have them wear those cute French maid outfits that are little more than see through tutus in black lace.


Ohhhh you don't mean regular households. Obviously some sort of mens' sex club.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 4:24:31 PM

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Let's stick to the subject at hand, please. No mention of old maids in the original question.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 6:33:59 PM

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Um, sorry, that was me that started that.......Whistle

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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 6:50:28 PM

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Pixie, why, I oughta.....spank
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 7:05:32 PM

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Hey atleast I fessed up!bootyshake

♥ Listen, touch, and look around in the air and on the ground. If you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wings. ♥
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:41:23 PM

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roccotool wrote:
Gals, do you dress to impress men, other women, or yourself?


I think how you dress is a look into your psyche.
Speaking for myself, I'm out in public an awful lot and the need to dress impressively is most certainly expected of me. However, even if the outside pressure wasn't there i still would dress in the matter that displays my assets in the best light possible to my husband, and ultimately that makes me feel good about myself.
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007 10:50:10 AM

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Mostly I dress to be comfortable and stylish in that order. Of course the situation can change that.



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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009 2:00:47 AM

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I dont think I dress to impress anybody, but I am creative, and I like to express myself through my clothes.

Honestly, you can tell in what mood I am by what I am wearing...

But

Going out on a date, I do enjoy wearing something that will knock his socks off, after all, he is buying me dinner...bootyshake
castlequeen
Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009 2:28:00 AM

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Being married, I still try to dress how he likes me, certain colors, shorter skirts for date night than I wear to work, etc. I'm weird though, I'm comfortable in just about anything, so if it's super-dressy for work, fine, formal wear, fine, whatever. I think by still dressing how he likes for date nights though, is a way of showing him that even after almost ten years, I still like to impress and thrill him. Which I better do as much as possible as...I'm starting to show just a hint of a bump...

"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere." - Groucho Marx
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009 8:35:07 AM

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OH he will love that bumb as it grows bigger and bigger.

I dress to scare people! *laughs*

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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009 12:13:53 PM

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Depends where I'm going and who I'm with. I stick with my rockabilly/hotrod style and sometimes I happen to be looking like I'm on the pull, othertimes I just wanna be comfortable.



*Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?*



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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009 2:12:23 PM

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I know that with a man I dress how I want to. the only time I change how I dress for my Lover is when it goes darker. I think I feel more itimidated to dress differantly is when I see other women that dress really great and i look at what I'm wearing and think grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr wish I could look as good as she does. But then I think nahhhh who cares I'm happy as I am in my Jeans and vest top. I don't want to totter around in heels all day ha ha
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Guest
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:17:10 PM

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Guest wrote:
I dont think I dress to impress anybody, but I am creative, and I like to express myself through my clothes.

Honestly, you can tell in what mood I am by what I am wearing...

But

Going out on a date, I do enjoy wearing something that will knock his socks off, after all, he is buying me dinner...bootyshake


Im sticking to what I said the first timeWhistle
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:34:59 PM

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myself more now i used to care what others thought but im learning to say hell with others just matters what i think


*smiles, hugs, and lollipops*



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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2010 5:09:35 PM

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I don't make the effort at work or at home(I'm a jeans and metal t shirts kind of girl) but when I do decide to go out and dress up I love that people go 'Damn , you look so different when you make an effort'....so I do it for myself
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