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Living in Ireland for 15 years, still having my story written.

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True story. I have no clue how to date anymore . . . . .
Paddypereira comments on Oct 8, 2018:
I've had a date on Saturday, my first in years. I just went for it, although I don't think we're going to gel, it was great anyway. In the least, I got to know someone new.
Do you attract a certain type of the opposite sex? Do you have a preferred type?
Paddypereira comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Well, with me, there's no rule. A woman or has it to get me or doesn't. I'm not into blonde women but it means nothing.
Do atheists observe Halloween?
Paddypereira comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Well, if I manage to get done an Alice Cooper style make up it'll be a happy Halloween for me.
Atheist political party
Paddypereira comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Well, all nations should have the political power separated from religion. Here in Europe already is like that for quite a few years.
Imagination, good or bad?
Paddypereira comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Not only in science but in arts as well. Everything has it's advantages and disadvantages.
How many of you attend services, but are agnostic?
Paddypereira comments on Oct 5, 2018:
I don't. The last time I went to the church it was for friends wedding in Poland. That one was the best ever. The priest seemed to be good craic, telling jokes in the middle of the service. Unfortunately, I couldn't understand a word, it was in Polish.
What would your pet name you?
Paddypereira comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Paddy, hopefully.
I just don't understand how people can stand being alone.
Paddypereira comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Everyone is different. I have been alone for a while and I feel great. Nothing wrong with that.
If you have a birthday today...
Paddypereira comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Mine's on the 27th of April. Long way to go. There will be party. Always an excuse to gather a group of friends.
The existing/non existing Universe
Paddypereira comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Well, to enjoy the present is good. Take actions to try to get a better future isn't wrong. Learn from the past is excellent.
Do you love where you live?
Paddypereira comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Well, Dublin weather is crap, it's expensive but always good gigs and fun around. So, not a bad place to live in.
Homosexuality?
Paddypereira comments on Oct 2, 2018:
I don't know. I had a classmate that would have very feminine posture, his amount of feminine hormones was high, if he's gay, that would explain his case. So, how far it's natural it's debatable.
Question about finding the right person.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 30, 2018:
Well, there's always someone who feels right to us. The problem sometimes is finding that person.
Do atheists, who find no magic in the world, live drab, boring lives, by comparison?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 29, 2018:
Well, I spend my day chasing leprechauns just for the craic.
Watchtower
Paddypereira comments on Sep 29, 2018:
My older brother used to be a JW. Basically, it's all the same, slightly different interpretation of the Bible. JW have a good sense of community between them but believe so much bs that isn't on the Bible that makes you wonder where it came from.
I've asked this question in a different forum, and the answers were interesting.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 29, 2018:
Well, I'm using online dating and see how it goes. Whenever has to happen will happen.
So I grew up in a rather religious Muslim family and I remember my family being pretty superstitious...
Paddypereira comments on Sep 28, 2018:
Jaysus, no!!! There's always silly superstition but those you described are quite weird.
Are you an example for people around you?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 25, 2018:
I don't know.
It's my birthday! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 I scheduled 3 job interviews today.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 25, 2018:
Happy birthday, lass, good luck!
Today, a guy tried to pass me a flyer for the Universal Church of The Kingdom of God.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 25, 2018:
The worst of that it's they are tax free. We work hard and pay taxes to have our own things.
What was the best first date you've had?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 24, 2018:
Halloween. Ended up staying at her gaff for the night and her cats sleeping near me like they were watching over me. The day after, Motorhead concert. Couldn't get much better than that.
Anyone else feel isolated?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 24, 2018:
At the moment, it's me who's trying to isolate himself.
Do you think there should be a high school course to teach common sense laws to teenagers?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Common sense isn't that common any more, I'm afraid.
Men who never learned to cook
Paddypereira comments on Sep 22, 2018:
I can cook a bit. I live on my own. To cook for myself, I never bother too much, just to feed myself in a satisfactory manner. Cooking for a few friends, that gives me a kick. I don't do it often, unfortunately. It's always a good thing when you can cook a bit.
How many atheists here are musicians/artists
Paddypereira comments on Sep 22, 2018:
I play bass in a band and I sometimes write poetry.
Favorite songs?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 22, 2018:
Here go a few of my all time favourite : Beyond The Realms Of Death, Judas Priest ; Where The Wild Roses Grow, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue ; Dancing In The Dark, Bruce Springsteen ; Save A Prayer, Duran Duran ; Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, Iron Maiden ; Solitude, Black Sabbath ; Samarithan, Candlemass ; Black Dog, Led Zeppelin ; Pursuit Of The Vikings, Amon Amarth ; Future World, Helloween ; Disposable Heroes, Metallica ; Hangar 18, Megadeth ; Rock Me Amadeus, Falco ; Rasputin, Boney M; As I Am, Dream Theatre.
FAQ- who are we?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 22, 2018:
Human beings.
Why do young guys think sarcasm is positive?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 21, 2018:
When used for sense of humour, it's positive, I think. It also depends on how it's used though. I have a mate who is quite sarcastic but he uses it in his particular way that I find funny. I might be wrong on this but it's a way to see things.
Have you met anyone from this site?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 20, 2018:
Most of the people here live too far away from me. Nevertheless, maybe I'll meet someone from here, even if it's for a pint and yapping.
Are common interests important to you?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 20, 2018:
Well, it helps but it's not all. I have good friends that have little in commm with me.
Where are you from?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 20, 2018:
Curiosity. What's wrong with that? Being Portuguese I'm proud of where I come from. I live in Dublin, Ireland. Plenty of people from different countries. Different attitudes. All good.
I could use some words of wisdom, friends.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 19, 2018:
I don't know what to tell you, people will try to help you but everyone has a different opinion and do things differently. While you're working there keep your journal going, write down everything. One thing for sure is to try to find a better workplace. I believe you will make the decision when the time comes for the best or for the worst. I'll be here and support you, specially after passing through a similar situation, not as heavy as yours though. All the best, don't give in, never surrender.
Has anybody ever gone numb emotionally?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 18, 2018:
I have. Probably I still am.
Did (a) god create humans
Paddypereira comments on Sep 17, 2018:
I haven't a clue.
Has a certain song ever sounded faster than usual to you on the radio?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 16, 2018:
Faster, not really. Edited and shortened, yes.
Boy Scouts?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 15, 2018:
Well, it's a good thing, the boy scouts. Check things well.
Why is it that most people here are from the US?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 15, 2018:
Well, I'm Portuguese and I live in Dublin, Ireland. Hopefully it'll make me one of a kind here... Lol!!! I don't give a rat's a**e where most come from, I'm more worried about having people with good attitude.
My son found the black and white aerial photo of our place taken before 1982 when we moved here.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 15, 2018:
Great stuff!
Are you happy enough?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 15, 2018:
Sometimes.
How do you like a a post on a thread.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 15, 2018:
I like better the ones where I can talk s***e.
What do you do when you're blue?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 15, 2018:
Music. Walk alone. Whatever feel like doing at the time.
Hello all just out of a curious though how do you unwind after a hard day's graft (work).
Paddypereira comments on Sep 13, 2018:
Depends. Today I'm doing tango. Sometimes, I just stay at home and relax. Sometimes I go for a pint with friends.
Music or no music during sex?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 12, 2018:
Well, actually I never had music playing during sex. I don't think it's a big deal. I don't think I would pay attention to what's playing while having sex anyway...
Would you pay someone to date you?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 12, 2018:
No. I paid for many things but that's one I think I won't.
Where were you on 9/11?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 11, 2018:
Lisbon, working.
What do you guys think.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 11, 2018:
Sorry to hear about that. Well, funerals are more about supporting the grieving families than anything else.
No reason to spend your Monday cranky! [psychologytoday.com]
Paddypereira comments on Sep 10, 2018:
Well, I had a good Monday. I always wake up cranky before going to work, so it doesn't really matter the day of the week.
Would you work an environment if everyone else was religious except you?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 9, 2018:
I already did. Not a problem.
What are you grateful for?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 9, 2018:
The friends that stood by me in my darkest hours. All the travelling I made. The ability of not giving up even when you feel like doing it.
What do you do better than anyone else?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 8, 2018:
Talk shite and be a show off on stage, I guess...
What is something you ate growing up that you never ate again once you became an adult?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 8, 2018:
Actually, there are more things that I used to dislike when I was a kid and I love now than anything else. Am I the opposite of the rest of the World on this??? Lol!!!
You are your worst critic? Is that quote true or false?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 8, 2018:
Sometimes you have to. The hardest part is knowing when you have to be like that and when to relax and let go.
What is your favorite place you've ever lived?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 8, 2018:
My place.
Name the greatest (update: greatest all-around Metal guitar player) Metal guitar player of all time.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 8, 2018:
Jaysus, that's a tough one :Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Randy Rhoads, Alex Skolnick...
Letting people know I'm agnostic?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 8, 2018:
He who owes nothing fears nothing. Why hide you're agnostic? There's nothing wrong in that.
Long distance relationships : can they work when both parties haven't even met irl?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 8, 2018:
I have. Didn't work. Sometimes we need the physical presence of our partner, when he/she can't be there it's not a good feeling.
How can we find the truth about "God"?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 7, 2018:
When we die, I think. Not believing in God is one thing, the fact of God's existence is another.
How many people on here are here to connect with other atheist for dating?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 7, 2018:
Well, I'm single. When things must happen, they simply happen. If I meet my next date through here, great. In the meantime, I better enjoy the rest. I don't even worry about that.
Are you an early bird or night owl?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 6, 2018:
Well, I like a bit of both. The night allows too much disguising and becomes an illusion though.
Early this week, two of my close family members passed away within 24 hours of each other.
Paddypereira comments on Sep 6, 2018:
Sorry to hear that. Well, everyone is different. That's their way to cope with it. You have your own that works for you. Simple as that.
Is religion or spirituality okay as a coping mechanism?
Paddypereira comments on Sep 6, 2018:
Everyone is different. It's not because I don't believe in God or religion that I have the right to impose my beliefs on people. If that works for someone, fine by me. My freedom ends where thy one begins and vice versa.

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