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Post Reply What is your opinion on 'shipping' real people?
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Posted 3/11/17
i ship Rem and Julio Jones
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Society is pretty proactive about shipping. If anyone's ever set you up on a blind date, congratulations: You done been shipped. People will also often go out of their way to introduce people they think would make a good match hoping that they'll hit it off.

I'm an unmarried man in my thirties - my family has practically resorted to throwing ovulating women at me in a desperate bid for preserving the family name.
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Posted 3/11/17
as long as they don't ship me with anyone, it's ok.
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I don't think I've ever properly shipped two real people before. I think I've only done it in more of joking or teasing way. I mean, when you see a little kid who has an opposite sex friend, what are you supposed to do besides teasing them about their "boyfriend/girlfriend?"

I'm also not sure I'd put 'shipping' and 'matchmaking' on the same level. They might seem similar on the surface, but I feel like the underlying feelings are different between the two.
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As long as theres holes in the box so they can breathe, I don't see the problem.
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Lord_Wunder wrote:

I'm also not sure I'd put 'shipping' and 'matchmaking' on the same level. They might seem similar on the surface, but I feel like the underlying feelings are different between the two.


If you were to say they were different based only on the underlying feelings, then since Matchmaking is acting to get them together and Shipping is wishful thinking I'd say Matchmaking is the worse of the two and since it's seen as perfectly acceptable in the eyes of society, I see no reason why Shipping shouldn't be.
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Posted 3/11/17
People who use the word "ship" in that context are so cringe. Also who feels the need to pair people? Creepy if you ask me.
Posted 3/11/17
Shipping real people?

I've never done that --- only with fictional characters.
Posted 4/22/17
My friends used to do it to me and I think it is really weird if you don't have both people's consent. If you're shipping two people, then it is creepy if they aren't together. I think it is a bit more OK if you're supporting two people who are already in a relationship.
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I think it's fine, at least it's not matchmaking.
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Posted 4/22/17
Only thing new about it is calling it "shipping".
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Posted 4/22/17 , edited 4/22/17
They're called pimps.
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Posted 4/22/17
As long as people can take no for an answer I don't see the harm. It's pretty much just someone offering you an opinion. It's up to you whether or not you take them up on it so the ball is in your court as long as you aren't getting harrassed.
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Posted 4/22/17
If someone you know thinks you'd be good with another person and tries to set you up on a date, that's fine.

If someone you know is drawing erotic art of you and another person or writing fan fictions about your lives and beautiful babies, that is extremely disturbing and you should probably tell them that they're creepy.

The difference between matchmaking and shipping is that shipping is primarily done for the shipper's own personal satisfaction. They don't really care about your feelings. They care about their own. That's why it's not okay to do with actual people.
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Posted 4/22/17
A coworker tried that with me. I'm still moored to the pier.
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