Startup Love: Starting a relationship is like launching a business

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/creativityrulz/200911/startup-love

     
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    Wow, every single cliche about starting a business and a relationship rolled up into one piece of writing.

    Don't know if I should puke or applaud.

    Will repost on Facebook
     
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    Some people don't have a good grasp of these basic, "cliche" things. I figured it could help some :dunno:
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    #1 is painfully obvious, #2 commits the recently disproved "infatuation is a phase" fallacy, and 3 & 4 entirely negate the possibility of an alternative to the "monogamous try-outs for marriage" approach to romantic relationships.

    I give this piece two thumbs down and one kick to the balls for good measure.
     
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    haargerman ayuh.

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    so now i need a business plan to be successful with girls?

    Im fucked.
     
  6. themolsen

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    infatuation isn't ALWAYS a phase, is what you mean to say. sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. all #2 is saying is that you have to invest in a relationship :hsugh:

    and #3 is just saying you both have to want it

    as far as your dislike of #4, obviously this entire article is NOT for you... it applies to the standard relationship model, not this "alternative" you speak of
     
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    So if our relationship goes bad we should ask for a bailout then? :mamoru:
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    Was it written in 1958?
     
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    so I'm old-fashioned because I think relationships should be monogamous? I say if you don't want to be, don't enter a serious relationship....

    I'm not saying don't have sex before marriage, or don't engage in one-night stands if you're into that. But is it really so crazy and old-fashioned to believe that relationships should be one-on-one and monogamous?

    If neither person wants that, then OK, do whatever. But is my model of a relationship really that outdated?
     
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    #4 doesn't say "relationships should be monogamous" - it says "relationships MUST be monogamous or they are doomed for failure."
     
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    Fair enough. But I think you have to agree that it's talking about a relationship in which both parties desire a monogamous relationship. Therefore, if it's not, the relationship is of course doomed. I say they MUST be monogamous too. I wouldn't have a relationship any other way. Am I the only one?
     
  12. PcH

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    You're not the only one
     
  13. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    No, you are in the majority. As you know.

    "Common sense" advice is pernicious when unquestioned - when given "self-evident" status.

    I don't agree with some of these very general rules. They were forced, contrived to match the business model.

    But I can see why the parallel would be interesting.
     
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    cliches and contrived trite crap...
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    that said, op, thanks for posting something you found valuable or entertaining.
     
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    It's both for me...just little reminders that help, especially after a break-up. Honestly, some people desire regular relationships but don't grasp half of these concepts. If it helps one person, then good.
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The same basic attributes make a person a success both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Those attributes have to be harnessed in specific ways with each circumstance, however.
     
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    What a load of dogshit. :rofl:
     
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    I bet that person is so consumed in her work that she relates everything in life to business. She must be a blast to hang out with.
     
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    yea. :greddy:
     

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