Invincible

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  1. How is this Site STILL standing?

    Hey everyone. The Facebook group hasn't been made yet. I'll get to it soon. I've just been super busy with a lot of things. Thanks for all your patience. When I create it, I'll announce it here.
  2. How is this Site STILL standing?

    @emily1030 Looks great! I think the contrast works really well so good job. Did you also want to make a second icon for the profile pic? Otherwise we could also use the rings and heart you got here as the profile pic. If we decide to use this design, I might need another copy of this without the words so I have enough white space to crop image evenly for the profile pic.
  3. This is inspired by Mike's "What's your worst experience with sexism?" Personally, I have never experienced any racism in my life at least that I know of. No one has ever been openly hostile towards me for my race, though I have been met with some instances of ignorance before: 1. Once in high school, this guy walked up to me and asked, "Vince, are you Chinese or are you Asian?" After my epic facepalm, I responded with, "Are you stupid or are you dumb?" 2. Yet another time in high school, someone asked me to say "hello" in my native language. I responded by saying, "hello." He laughed then became serious, "No seriously, say it in your native language." Another epic facepalm. It's pretty obvious that many people have this idea that Asians are all foreigners who have not successfully assimilated into American culture. Nine times out of ten, when people find out I'm Chinese, they ask me if I can speak the language. No one ever asks a white person if they speak German/French/Italian or a black person if they speak Kenyan or like a gangbanger (calm down everyone. It was a joke. Those who like my humor, go ahead and throw your heads back and laugh. Those of you who don't, just keep reading. I am not racist. I try to hate everyone equally, but it fluctuates depending on the day and the race of the person who cut me off while driving. It doesn't matter if you're white, black, Puerto Rican or vegetarian. I will hate you equally if you cut me off in the road. Well, if you're Asian I might especially hate you since we're stereotypically bad drivers. So for the good of public safety and our children, we shouldn't be allowed to drive by law.) Moral of the story: Don't be racist. Either love everyone equally or hate everyone equally. To do anything else would be just plain mean
  4. How is this Site STILL standing?

    @emily1030 I really like this design. It's clean and memorable so great work! I particularly like how the heart is in the middle between both rings. It gives it a message of unifying love. It's possible the heart may come off as feminine to some but I think that's unavoidable because I can't think of any other symbol as universally recognized for love than the heart. Maybe if we make the rings a more masculine color like blue, it could balance it out. But I think the grey background should stay since it provides a good contrast to make the heart (and rings if you change the color) stand out. Otherwise, I personally think the design is great overall unless anyone else has any other suggestions.
  5. How is this Site STILL standing?

    Okay good. I'm sure the topics won't be too hard to figure out. To be honest, I deactivated my FB about a year ago so I am so out of the loop of any site changes. But I will reactivate once we create the group.
  6. How is this Site STILL standing?

    Wow, I thought FB got rid of groups a long time ago. lol But sure, if groups allow topics threads and chat then lets do that instead of a page.
  7. How is this Site STILL standing?

    It does seem like the sign up page is broken. I just tried making a new account and it won't authenticate the security check even though I did it correctly. We can just make the FB page as a stand alone page without informing people of the forums to make things simpler. The newsfeed of the main page can act as threads where people can discuss topics. Like I said, it's not the same feeling as the forums but it's something. I think your graphic design skills will come in handy for the background image of the page and the icon logo. You can create whatever design you want as I'm sure it will look great no matter what. Take as much time as you need. Once you're finished, I'll set up the page and make you a fellow admin.
  8. How is this Site STILL standing?

    Thanks for your guys' confidence in me. Unfortunately, I don't think that will ever happen because Mike is unresponsive. Even if he did pass it on to me, I may not have the time to upkeep everything because I've been pretty busy myself. I only check in every now and then. But at the same time, I am deeply saddened to see this site die off. I've had some really great memories here. I too want to see this place live on and be an inspiration to others who are looking for a like-minded community. I'm just throwing out ideas here. But maybe we can start a Facebook page? I don't think we have one yet. It won't be the same as the forum but at least it's something people can join. I know not everyone has a Facebook, but it's something to think about. If we get enough people on board, maybe we can be admins of the page together? Another idea is doing a podcast. I did a few with Jegsy a while back and those were fun. Maybe we can bring that back.
  9. How is this Site STILL standing?

    Depends on what you mean by "management." As an admin, I can regulate access to forums for members and I can oversee what goes on in threads. But in terms of maintaining the servers and upgrading the software, only Mike can do that. He isn't exactly motivated to act upon these things even if he gets continuously gets pestered. So you're welcome to keep emailing him and hope he does something about it, but I'm not holding my breath.
  10. How is this Site STILL standing?

    I guess Mike just gave up on maintaining the site. I think things started going downhill with the chatroom being gone. I miss the good old days when this place was busy. But people move on and so does life. That's just the way it is.
  11. Sounds like you had vaginismus, or involuntary contractions of muscles around the...female area. From what I heard, it's more common than most people think. I personally know another girl how had the same obstacle having sex for the first 6 months of her marriage. I know women who experience this feel inadequate to say the least, but it's not your fault at all. From what I understand, it isn't a permanent condition and can be treated over time. Good to know you got through it and congrats on successfully waiting. Enjoy your hard-earned rewards
  12. I'm going to sound like a traditionalist a lot in this reply. I think this trend of delaying marriage for the sake of career growth is part of the attempt to break down the family unit. Society doesn't value marriage like it used to. Instead of it being seen as this great thing that can enrich your life, it is seen by many as a hindrance to your life if not an outright prison. This type of mindset seems to be primarily a Western World phenomenon and not really in anywhere else in the world. We have become so hyper-individualistic in our values that career and the success that comes with it is seen as the ultimate goal in life. The rationale behind career first, marriage later is that one must have all their ducks in a row financially before starting a family. Of course it is good to think about having the ability to provide for a family. But one doesn't have to delay 5 or 10 years to reach Senior Manager position before you get married. A marriage is supposed to be a partnership. If two people can at least afford an apartment together then you're pretty much set to get married. Having a partner early in life can help take the financial burden of rent and other expenses off one person when both people are working before they decide to have kids. Plus I know many couples in our parents' generation whom were brought closer together during those early years of building a life together. Today's norm of delaying marriage seems like it is a novel idea that is foreign to the rest of history. To go along with the previous point, this hyper-individualism mentality also encourages people in their younger years to "find themselves." This is often a euphemism for partying, sleeping around and generally living a purely selfish lifestyle. The idea is marriage constricts personal freedom and therefore we are encouraged to spend our youth going crazy and put off marriage later. To me, this is so backwards. If someone desires to be married someday, then we ought to spend our years before in preparation for it. Part of it is learning how to be selfless not selfish. You cannot be completely selfish and expect your marriage to succeed. Wasting your youth feeding into a selfish lifestyle will make you less ready to marry, not more. I don't want to marry someone like that. It is discouraging enough that waiting is so rarely valued as it is without the added pressure of delaying marriage for careers.
  13. Why is virginity so important to you?

    I don't necessarily think you not wanting to be with a non-virgin has anything to do with forgiveness, but rather whether or not you are personally okay with dealing with potential consequences as a result of her not being a virgin. My views on this subject have changed dramatically in that I realize now more than ever that actions have consequences. So virginity is a bigger deal to me now than it was in the past. I would say continue to be open for God to change your heart. If He wants you to have a non-virgin for a wife, then have faith that He will give you the strength to work through that issue. But if not, then I don't think it's wrong to only want a virgin. I'm trying to do the same in my own life. I would hate to pass up on an amazing godly girl who happens to not be a virgin. I wish all young people could read this and take it seriously. Unless a person makes some serious amends to turn their lives around, wasting their youth sleeping around is not going to make them family material.
  14. I totally relate to this feeling so much. I'm approaching my mid-30's next year and it feels like I'm running out of time. As someone who wants kids, I don't have the luxury that young married couples have in waiting a few years before having them. If I do marry, I would have not choice but to have kids right off the bat. That means won't be much sex at all. While my future wife is pregnant and after giving birth, I wouldn't dream of burdening her with sex while she's recovering. When kids enter the picture, the less sex happens. I know life isn't fair, but I can't help but feel short-changed for exactly the reason you said. Many people typically enjoy casual sex in their youth for many years before they marry. For all I know my future wife may have experienced lots of sex before meeting me. Then there's me who chooses to resist my urges for many years and doing things the "right way," yet I will likely not get the chance to have much sex at all. Don't get me wrong, ultimately I'm waiting because it's the right thing to do. But some days I feel like what's the point in suffering in the wait when the pay off is so low? Everyone else (possibly including our future spouses) get all the fun when they're young, while we get the morsels. But on a more positive note, congrats on finding the one. I know the wait must have been really tough for you. But I sincerely hope you will be greatly rewarded for your patience.
  15. If you need me to explain this one, then you need to go back to kindergarten and learn how to read again. My favorite thing about girls is that they are easier to open up to. As guys, we have an unspoken rule never to show emotion around each other. But girls are more relational and are more understanding in that regard. I feel more comfortable being sensitive around girls so when I'm talking about matters of the heart, it's usually with a girl. That is something that I've always appreciated about girls. My least favorite thing about girls is how ridiculously irrational they can be sometimes. Particularly in the issue of them saying they want a nice guy but then go for the jerk. Then they stay with the jerk despite how badly he treats her out of the hope she will change him and because he's exciting!!!!! But logically, wouldn't you want to be with someone you didn't want to change in the first place? But that's a whole another topic and it's been beating dead horses to death already so I'l just leave it at that.
  16. Imagine what you would look like if you were the opposite sex (if that's possible), then combine that with your actual personality, beliefs, interests, values etc. and tell me if you would date that person. Personally, I not sure I would. I think I would want to be with someone who was a little more active so she could encourage me to not be so much of a homebody. I would like similar interests, but I'd also would like for her to have some of her own so that we can both open up a whole new world to each other.
  17. Been so lonely as of late.

    I'm sorry dealing with all that. I can relate to feeling like most people around me are too preoccupied with other things. Why are you stuck in Canada in the first place?
  18. Welcome to the forums, Jojo. First off, it absolutely is worth it to wait and it is very possible to find the good kind of man you are looking for. You should never lose hope of that. Whatever negative experiences your friends and family had probably says more about themselves than anything else. They purposefully chose to settle in bad relationships and to hook up frivolously. Just because it's the popular thing to do doesn't mean everyone in the world is doing it. There are lots of people out there like us who value waiting and meaningful relationships. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. Stay true to your values, don't give into peer pressure and you will attract the right guy.
  19. Why do guys do this?...

    That is really strange behavior. I honestly have never seen that happen before. It could be a local thing in your country. My best guess is that maybe some guys do that as kind of like an ego boost. So when they see another pretty girl, he tries to make himself look more desirable to you because he has the affection of his girlfriend already. But that's just a guess. I also think that kind of behavior is pretty bizarre. I would just not worry about those guys. They are just weird.
  20. I am 100% Chinese, though I was born in the US and am culturally American.
  21. Interesting question. I've never been in a relationship before and therefore never went through a breakup. As such, I have never experienced the pain of a breakup and the negative emotions associated with another person as a result of said breakup. That being said, I am good friends with a girl who looks quite a bit like a girl I had a huge crush on back in high school. I would say I have some negative feelings about that because she was a girl I was friends with until I told her I liked her. She then proceeded to avoid me and eventually cut me off of my life. Even so, I don't get reminded of those bad experiences whenever I see my doppleganger friend. They are both very different people so that helps. But again, it wasn't a breakup so it's not a fair comparison. Personally, I would give this girl a chance. I realize I may be coming from a naive perspective since I've never had a breakup, but I say why not? If this is a girl you are attracted to and has great qualities, I think she is worth going on a few dates. Like you said, it's not fair to pre-judge before they had a chance to show you the kind of person she is. A couple dates isn't really going to hurt you, right? I do think it's important to go into it with a healthy level of being on guard. Definitely do not invest yourself emotionally too quickly, but I would say that no matter who the girl is. Also think of it this way. If you end up having a good connection with this girl, it could "redeem" your ex's image in your mind with positive feelings. This new girl could be an amazing, caring girl that could help you heal from the past. Plus, if your ex hurt you pretty badly, then that isn't a high bar for this new girl to meet. So the odds are good, I think. I hope that helps.
  22. Never Met a Christian Man!

    That is just post-modernist drivel. This kind of nonsense is a byproduct of the emerging church movement. They are more concerned with conforming with the times and not offending than teaching God's Word. It's the idea that truth is relative and is determined by personal feelings rather than sound doctrine. They might as well just throw the Bible out the window and just make up their own faith. God's truth doesn't care about our feelings. It's true whether we like it or not. Guys like this are not pastors, but rather entertainers. They just tell the audience what they want to hear rather than what they need to hear. At that point, they might as well stop calling themselves a church.
  23. As someone who has struggled with porn in the past, I strongly suggest you leave this guy. Because to a porn addict, neither you or any other woman will ever be enough for him. Porn is an insidious and degenerate behavior that trains the brain to be addicted to the visual stimuli on the screen. The more porn he consumes, the more extreme the content he will seek out down the road because the old stuff won't do it for him anymore. Do not buy into the nonsense that porn is just "what guys do." It's a perversion that makes it extremely difficult if not impossible for consumers to have normal, healthy relationships. You are right to be upset because he is looking at other girls to satisfy his lust rather than pursuing an exclusive, committed relationship with you. It doesn't matter how compatible you two are otherwise. This issue will hurt you even more if you get involved with him. Look for a guy who is already waiting till marriage on his own and who doesn't look at porn. They are out there. Do not settle for anything less than that.
  24. Mark's back! We missed you and your slightly disturbing love affair with Disney. lol. Good to hear you're doing well. I will be following you on those links you provided. I'm pretty good. I finished school and now looking for a job. Still waiting (and a virgin) though hopefully I won't have to wait much longer
  25. From personal experience, whenever I idealize a girl, I always end up disappointed. But whenever I meet a girl and have no expectations, I usually end up pleasantly surprised. I don't think this is necessarily a cynical view to have. I just acknowledge that people aren't perfect and have flaws. I wouldn't want anyone to idealize me because as they say the man is no match for the legend. lol. Even the most loving, attentive and affectionate person will let you down at some point. You cannot expect people to fulfill needs that only God can.