This is a note to all about you - so please be kind in reply. Some of us are soooo curious about other posters. Even though we see their words, which usually are their thoughts, that's still one dimensional. It's nearly impossible to really know another just by posts, particularily if only known for a couple of months.
So I'm gonna add to your dimensions......
It is rare to find learned men who are clean, do not stink and have a sense of humour. Montesquieu
COMF, another poster/reader who I had not posted to (Believer), COMF's girlfriend/mate/better half/whatever is political correct for this arrangement, and my husband & myself all had a great dinner together. COMF generously paid for all dinners, which was a fine gesture. Keep this in mind when other people look you up, COMF....
We were then invited back to COMF's apartment since we all wanted to talk further, very nice apartment too. COMF's girlfriend has never been a jw, but she allowed me to talk on and on - and never fell asleep that I noticed. I knew from a previous post by COMF that his girlfriend was highly educated - but she made me feel comfortable immediately. Cute cat too, however I made the cat mad and it wouldn't come near me later in the evening (I have that effect sometimes.)
We talked a lot about the blood issue with jw's, particularily the men. This is a topic that interests my husband, who doesn't have an interest in the web chat thing. But he sat for hours talking (men don't chat) with these men - and I think that was a great experience for him. I hope Believer chooses to post here, quite intelligent and interesting. Such a rare thing for xjw's to meet face-to-face and not have to hide.
If y'all every get a chance to meet with each other, please consider it carefully. It's such a rare thing for most of us to be able to talk comfortably and freely with others who have the same background. Don't dismiss the opportunity lightly. However, I did ask Believer if he was a serial killer before having dinner with him. He assured me that he wasn't, so I felt it was ok.........joking aside, sensibilities should be considered also.
Thank you, COMF, and your fine girlfriend, for your Texas-style hospitality. My husband and & I really, really enjoyed it.