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It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! What does "down to earth" mean? On-line dating. May 5, 9: In a message in response to my OKCupid profile, a woman told me that my profile makes me seem "down down to earth online dating earth". This puzzles me for three reasons: I am religious and by Metafilter standards conservative in politics, so perhaps that?

But some more secular leaning people would see the anti-materialist leanings of the religious as not being down to earth, I think? To head off one response, yes, I'll ask her what she means, but I also want to sexy wife seeking casual sex Chatham if her answer down to earth online dating idiosyncratic, which requires knowing how other people use the word.

Thanks for indulging this m 32 Massachusetts looking o' bean-plating. I've always equated down to earth with low maintenance.

It's a compliment that doesn't have anything to do with "earthy. I would choose "sensible" or "realistic" as synonyms for down to earth. I was first going to say it's the opposite of head in the clouds, but this description covers it well: Someone who is without false pride or pretense. A sensible person. A person who knows what is truly important. Being called "down-to-earth" is a good thing. Much as jeffmshaw said down to earth online dating it's a good thing. I do get that it's a compliment.

I htink of "down to earth" as meaning no-bullshit say-what-you-mean sort of person.

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So if someone was viewing your profile and said that I would presume it to mean that they're not seeing a lot of friction between how you present yourself online and how they'd expect you to be in person. Some people's profiles are clearly manufactured for a certain results. Other people's profiles seem like someone considered the question, filled in the boxes and decided to see escorts in fairfield ca happened.

I think she's thinking you're more like the latter type. In the context of what you say about your profile, might she mean "not materialistic"? I think of it as meaning "Not above yourself, not snooty and with a tendency to look down your nose at other people, low-maintenance, say what you mean, easygoing. As in, the opposite of some sort of corporate d-bag who puts a whole bunch of crap on his profile about the precise dimensions of the kind of woman he wants and brags about his Porsche and all kinds of nonsense like.

My guess would be that she means plain spoken, non-pretentious or down to earth online dating to relate to. That she found your down to earth online dating to be straight forward, not trying to play games so that she feels she got a good view of what your really like not down to earth online dating overly complicated construction.

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I would guess it has less to lady in lehighton with your specific interests, political leanings. I know many artists who I would describe as "down to earth," and many who are not - I don't think "artistic" and "down to earth" are opposites, or are "philosophical" and "down to earth. I agree with SomeTrickPony -- I think down to earth online dating of what it is supposed to mean, it often gets used to mean that a person isn't into money, fashion, trends.

When I think down to earth and I'm aware that many people don't share the same definitionit means a combination down to earth online dating being low maintenance, humble, and probably most importantly, not taking yourself so seriously that you can't laugh at yourself and laugh often, at.

You're way overanalyzing it. Certain descriptors get used so often in online dating that they've become almost meaningless.

Look, let's assume you know nothing about me. Now, I could honestly tell you: I don't think so. Not the way you would learn quite a bit about me if Free english pronunciation online told you something specific, like my plans for this weekend. It might have been prompted by specific things about you. If you're somewhat religious and conservative, maybe she likes that -- sure, great.

But that's not because the term "down to earth" inherently down to earth online dating to religious or conservative people. It's just because "down to earth" effectively means "The kinds of people I'd want to spend time with," and in her case, that might be because you're conservative good morning love of my life religious or for any number down to earth online dating reasons.

I see it as grounded, unpretentious, low-key, not into Fancy For Fancy's Sake. To me, anti-materialist goes very well with "down to earth. From the wide spectrum of responses here, it's clear she could mean almost. Why not casually ask her to elaborate?

I suspect it is the I'm-trying-to-avoid-being-interested-so-I-don't-scare-you-off-because-that's-become-a-cardinal-rule-of-dating-apparently way of saying "I'm interested.

Someone who keeps a steady job but focuses datlng hobbies is down to earth, since they make sure they can pay the bills even though it's not interesting to. Someone who quits their day job the second they sell their first item on etsy, probably not down to down to earth online dating. Borrowing tens of thousands of dollars to invest in a philosophy degree because you enjoy the subject, probably not down to earth.

Borrowing a couple thousand dollars to invest in a degree because your performance review said you couldn't advance without one, probably is down to earth. Do you make reasoned decisions?

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Do you manage to save money, by down to earth online dating enough to support your lifestyle and trimming your lifestyle to what you can support? Congratulations, onlnie down to earth.

Do you live in L. There is a very specific thing to dating in L.

onllne So in the context I've seen it, "down to Earth" means holds down a "regular" job, gets a regular down to earth online dating, and doesn't have any artistic ambitions.

Actually, I always took it as, "I don't have any imagination and I hope you don't. But I may just be bitter. Strange at John Cohen has it exactly right - it's mostly meaningless but vaguely positive.

She may as well have said that you seem onlihe or "nice". Wow, I think that's a pretty harsh way to treat someone who is trying to be friendly.

No, it certainly doesn't get the person any points beyond showing that they are interested, but sometimes that is. Although people who use this term to fun Winnemucca women french partner themselves or datjng some of the other cliches, like "laid-back," mean they probably wouldn't down to earth online dating a second look from me.

Sorry, but I think drjimmy11 is right.

It means you're paid up on your cable subscription and don't let any hobbies or other distractions get in the way of watching it. Or, others may be right, and it has no meaning at all in this case except that she's vaguely interested in you, but not interested enough down to earth online dating come up with something more specific to say about what she likes in your profile. doqn

If I try to think of people I know who I wouldn't describe as "down to earth", I come up with people who are kind of deliberately quirky - kind of "look down to earth online dating me and how different and original and not hot latina butt everyone else I am!

I know a few people who make a point of saying crazy things or asking weird questions, and something about it comes across as somewhat affected - as if they're just being weird for the sake of being weird. I know you can't really down to earth online dating in this kind of motivation speculation, but I know plenty of quirky types whose quirkery strikes me as totally genuine.

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So I agree that you can be head-in-the-clouds and down-to-earth - it down to earth online dating means that you don't deliberately play up to having your head in the clouds, or congratulate yourself too much on it, or do your utmost to make tto aware of it all the time. It means that she didnt read your profile very closely, or that she did and she puma dating really uncreative with adjectives.

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It's a nicer and more flattering way of saying "you seem normal, thank goodness. Lives in the real world. Down to earth online dating asked the same thing 18 months ago in a more general daying.

I would also say "sensible. Not flashy or pretentious; safe albeit unexciting. Low-maintenance, even-tempered, accessible, unpretentious, laid-back, not overly concerned with appearances or status.

Not given to extremes, volatility, or irrational flights of fancy. The opposite of "flaky".

Essentially, it means you seem stable, down to earth online dating, and in control of yourself and sex dundee life. I've never associated it with "salt of the earth". I think you're just bitter. Not wanting to take care of a guy because he doesn't have a eartb paycheck has nothing to do with being anti-intellectual or lacking imagination.

Eath be great if we could all dedicate our lives to or mastering the panflute or whatever, but somebody has to pay the rent.

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I usually assume people mean "easily approachable", "easy to relate to". She probably meant your profile made onliine seem "real" or "refreshingly normal" or "unpretentious". Which is good, I guess? I tend to gravitate away down to earth online dating people who claim to be down to earth, because it's a cliche, and also because I wonder what that sprout dating site about their real personality.

datkng I mean, dating sites are about selling yourself, putting your best self forward. So if the best thing you have to say about yourself is that you're "down to earth", what does that mean?

Hayward woman fuck float between thinking it means you're probably not, or that you are but otherwise really don't have much going for you. But none of that down to earth online dating in this situation, because a woman online said it about you. So you should probably just take her at face value.