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Old 21-02-2010, 09:39   #46
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By the way I don't care if the bed's made - it'll just get messed up again,right? LOL!

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I said I dont like a messy bed, that wasnt a reference to whether its made or not.

Some men only change them once every few months, whether they need it or not.
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I would expect the person who cares about it the most is going to be the one changing the bed, cleaning the deck, head, etc etc.

Used to be the only thing at home I didn't was clothes (because I have enough to last longer because I can wear a pair of jeans more than once). But lately I'm doing half of the clothes in order to have it done earlier enough to not get in the way of sailing.
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I said I dont like a messy bed, that wasnt a reference to whether its made or not.

Some men only change them once every few months, whether they need it or not.
I prefer starting off with a clean, made-up bed and then twisting the sheets all up. This requires a partner though.
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Some men only change them once every few months...
Some MALE ??? Or some PEOPLE ???

If meaning male, then can you pls direct me towards some research, statistics, etc. on this subject?

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Sadly B, its men.
The BBC morning news channel did a survey last week and found 25% of men only change bed sheets on average 4 times per year.
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Sadly B, its men.
The BBC morning news channel did a survey last week and found 25% of men only change bed sheets on average 4 times per year.
Forming your picture of the world on BBC morning news is only one of many options.

Anyway, what was the figure they gave for the female test group?

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Men seem to want whatever it is they don't yet have.
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People seem to want whatever it is they don't yet have.

Women seem to want babies & rich men and whatever comes with it. Men seem to want money and attractive women and whatever comes with it.

What seems to be, not always is. Stereotypes seem to be stereotypes.

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Not all women want babies. Men can be rich in more ways than money.
Some men want pretty girls, others appreciate personalities and abilities beyond shopping and posing.

Im sure there are some women who dont change bedding as often as required, but the thread here is about men.
I havent just based my view on the BBC news but unfortunatly met a chap last year who lived aboard and not only his bed sheets but his entire boat could have stood up on its own. No I didnt try the bed, which was in the saloon, the smell hit me in the companionway and told me all i needed to know.

Some people need to be told when personal hygene is an issue as they are unaware of it themselves.
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Bingo!

Barnakiel, yep, you got it! What people "seem" to want is not necessarily what they truly want. The problem as I see it, is that sometimes we don't actually know what we want because society, advertising and family influences often lead us to think we want something we really don't-- the lastest blinky, the sportscar, the big house, whatever we don't yet have etc... Cruisers, in general, as a stereotype, may be more inclined to be less defined by social norms. Well, some anyway.
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Some people need to be told when personal hygene is an issue as they are unaware of it themselves.
I agree.

My technique is: "Do not waste you time teaching them, run away before you drop!"

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The problem as I see it, is that sometimes we don't actually know what we want because society, advertising and family influences often lead us to think we want something we really don't...
Well, but would you not agree (without saying that any other opinion is wrong), that if we get X, it is an indication that we want X?

The motivations behind our wants do not really count. Afterwards, anybody can say "It is not what I REALLY wanted". True, it is not, but it was - back when you wanted it.

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More generalizations from me!

Men think they want a beautiful bod, then find out that it's hell to live with (infidelity being one problem). Then they think they want a quiet meek "girl"/woman, then find out she's passive aggressive and makes his life hell! If they live long enough they may finally glimpse what/who they truly want to live with.

Women choose men because they think they can change them into what they think they want. They never can, so are often miserable with their choice! LOL!

OK, I'm ready for the slings and arrows!

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More generalizations from me!

Men think they want a beautiful bod, then find out that it's hell to live with (infidelity being one problem). Then they think they want a quiet meek "girl"/woman, then find out she's passive aggressive and makes his life hell! If they live long enough they may finally glimpse what/who they truly want to live with.

Women choose men because they think they can change them into what they think they want. They never can, so are often miserable with their choice! LOL!

OK, I'm ready for the slings and arrows!

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