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I Appreciate Subtlety

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      I appreciate subtlety.  I don't always see it, because I'm a fairly blunt person.  I understand its purpose.  Allowing someone to come obliquely to a topic without having to say exactly what they mean.  Much of Asia operates this way.     I prefer otherwise, but much...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 29, 2012

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    I have no family that appreciates what I do I clean I cook, but not ever a thank u and I ******* hate everyone in my family beside my mom, and I'm sad almost every day, I want to...
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    Especially, appreciated. I thinks that is the feeling i have been looking more. So many years being ignored..... And i just want to meet someone that appreciate what i like and...
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    I appreciate honestly because I am honest to others :) I'll never let my friends/family down. But some people take that for granted........
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    It's more evident when the family comes to visit... (I also appreciate them, of course.)
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    YES I DO. I appreciate the differences in people. But let me just vent. I suppose, if you date, you have a purpose of marrying and spending a lifetime if things work well with you...
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