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I'm 25 years old.

  • Joining the U.S. Navy at 26?

    I graduated college nearly 2 years ago, and I've worked various jobs to make ends meet. But one of my dreams was always to join the Navy. But at 26, it does feel a bit strange to be enlisting. For instance, when I'm at the recruiter's office, I feel so much older than those teens who are about to graduate high school. But if I did join, I'd start at E-3.

    I've thought about Officer Candidate School, but that's too competitive for me right now. I figured I could try for it in 2-3 years from now. Thoughts?

    6 AnswersMilitary7 years ago
  • How long does MEPS keep records?

    I want to join the Navy, but I have a concern. Back in 2007, I went through the whole swearing in thing and chose my job, and they said I couldn't join again if I quit. Well, I quit because my dad was sick.

    Now I'm talking to a recruiter again 7 years later, and they put in my name into the computer. They haven't said anything. Are my records gone?

    5 AnswersMilitary7 years ago
  • Advice for joining the U.S. Army?

    First off, I'm a college graduate looking for what I'd like to do for a career. So I talked to a recruiter today, and he gave me all the details and benefits, which I'll be double-checking to make sure things are legit and what jobs are available. And tomorrow I'll be taking the ASVAB.

    But I'm wondering if I need to check out the other branches and see what they have. I've been considering the military for years now and couldn't seriously join until now. I've heard that those in the Army are often reduced to being a number, but I wonder how accurate that is.

    Any advice from those in the Army or know someone who's enlisted?

    4 AnswersMilitary7 years ago
  • Why are many problems in the world related to Radical Islam?

    Just look at countries like Egypt, Mali, Afghanistan, etc. Each of these countries are Muslim and many follow Sharia law. Do you think there's a reason radical Islam is on the rise in the Middle East and Africa?

    9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality7 years ago
  • Why are people so upset over the Rolling Stone cover?

    It's simply a picture of one of the Boston Bombers from his Facebook. It seems like it's glamourizing him, but I think it's just a picture. People are acting like this is the worst outrage ever. Yes, the Boston Bombings were a tragedy, but so are other bombings in Syria, Lebanon and other countries, yet most Americans don't care to comment on these tragedies. Likewise, countries around the world care about what happens to us simply because we're the U.S.

    And what happened to innocent until proven guilty? He hasn't been convicted yet.

    8 AnswersPolitics7 years ago
  • Is it close-minded that I only want to date gay men?

    And not other men who identify as bisexual or even pansexual? If you don't know, pansexual is when you're attracted to the person for who they are, not their gender or sex. The reason I ask is that I was dating a guy who was pansexual, and he dated a few women before me. I liked him, but the whole time I kept on thinking, "I can't believe he dated women before!" I did, too but only before I came out.

    My reasoning is that why should I date a guy who isn't just gay and isn't only into men like me? There are so many gay men out there anyway. Thoughts?

  • Should I put my new name on my resume and job applications?

    My given name is Randy, but I dislike that name and want to change to Gavin by use and later on legally. However, it will still legally be Randy when I'm applying for a new job. Should I put Randy "Gavin" on my resume and job applications? And should I create an email address using the name Gavin? Thanks.

    4 AnswersEtiquette7 years ago
  • Is the U.S. government supporting al-Qaeda by association?

    You've all likely heard about the Syrian Civil War raging on, with the Syrian government against rebels. Well, recent stories have revealed that the U.S. government is supporting the rebels, who have pledged loyalty to terrorist group al-Qaeda. Isn't the U.S. helping al-Qaeda by association?

    6 AnswersPolitics8 years ago
  • Better to move to Los Angeles or San Francisco?

    I'm from Iowa and live here. I graduated college last summer, and I'm looking to move to California for more career opportunities and bigger city life. I've never visited either L.A. or SF, just wondering which city seems better to pursue. I've heard that San Francisco has good public transportation, and the diversity is amazing. But the cost of living is super high.

    L.A. has so many surrounding cities and suburbs that finding an affordable place is not too bad. But I've heard many people are superficial and materialistic. And the traffic is horrid apparently.

    Any advice? Thanks!

    3 AnswersSan Francisco8 years ago
  • Did I buy a new guinea pig too soon?

    I had my guinea pig for 10 months, almost a year. I bought her for my little sister's birthday last summer. I played with her every day and loved her with all my heart. Then a couple days ago, she had heat stroke and died. I was devastated.

    To make myself and my sister feel better, we went to the pet store and bought two new female guinea pigs, who around a couple months old. But I still feel super sad and miss my old one. I feel nothing towards these new ones, although it's been only a day.

    I'm kinda leaning towards returning them soon. Thoughts?

    3 AnswersRodents8 years ago
  • You think the 3rd date is best for the first kiss?

    I've known this guy for a few years, but we recently started hanging out one-on-one. We've gone to dinner, and we even watched TV at his place last night. But nothing happened physically. I touched him a little and we gave tight hugs but no kissing. I guess I was nervous?

    But we're hanging tomorrow, and I definitely want to try to give him a kiss when the time is right. Or should I wait?

  • Is 5 months enough time to find a job in L.A.?

    I graduated college several months ago, and I'm currently working full time in Iowa. However, I want to move to California, specifically the Los Angeles area but not L.A. itself. My apartment lease is up this July. I plan to research jobs and hopefully find something over there. I am willing to fly or drive out there for an interview.

    I have about $4000 saved up, which I think would be enough for a moving truck, gas and new apartment expenses like first month's rent. Thoughts?

    3 AnswersOther - Careers & Employment8 years ago
  • Could I join the U.S. military even after using ecstasy once?

    I was thinking about joining. But this past summer, I used E once by accident. My friend was having a going away party, and he gave me a pill to loosen me up. I thought it was just caffeine. I didn't know what it was until the next morning.

    Should I reveal this if I were to go to a recruiting office?

    5 AnswersMilitary8 years ago
  • How to deal with a rude coworker?

    So I started on Monday at a banking job. I process checks. So, this girl who is slightly younger than me but around my age started training me a little by showing how to do the process on her computer, which isn't too difficult. However, I didn't remember everything. Today, on my 3rd day, I tried doing things myself, but I made mistakes, and I asked for her help.

    She responded by being rude, snapped at me and said I should've paid attention. She even rolled her eyes at me. I knew something was off when on Monday, she kept on talking crap about the other employees.

    She sits at a desk next to me, and I feel like I shouldn't talk to her anymore, which may be a little hard. Any tips?

    6 AnswersEtiquette8 years ago
  • Should I give this guy a chance?

    We met a while back, but we haven't spoken extensively until now. All of this is through Facebook by the way and through texts. But from what I've gathered about him, some things are really turning me off.

    First off, he revealed that he's bisexual, which I don't have a problem with. The problem I have is that he said that seeing guys kiss disgusts him except when he's in bed with a guy. I was like, what?! And then, he said he has a bias against lesbians, although he didn't explain in detail. He's also quite insecure, constantly comparing himself to models and how he looks ugly in comparison. I really don't want this insecurity to be brought into my life.

    The good things about him are that he can be kind, curious and sweet. And he's pretty attractive. But these not-so-good traits seem to be dealbreakers. My gut's telling me to move on, although I truly want to give him a chance and not judge him unfairly. I'm not perfect, but I try to be good, nice person. Thoughts?

  • Should I give him another chance?

    A couple of days ago, I met a guy online, and we hit it off. We had similar interests, and I wanted to get to know him better. So, I set up a coffee date with him for Saturday, tomorrow. However, I texted him to confirm our date, and he said a meeting might run a bit long. So he asked if he could reschedule for next week.

    I honestly was disappointed. If he canceled, that's fine. But how can someone be that busy the entire weekend that they can't have one simple get-together to meet and get to know one another? I guess I'm a bit impatient, but I simply was looking forward to this meeting.

    So, I don't know if I should try rescheduling. Thoughts?

  • Can I still get a job if I won't receive my college degree until August?

    I'm currently taking an online class to finish my B.A., and I will be done by June. However, all summer graduations finish officially on August 4th, so I have to wait until then to physically get my degree. I'm currently applying for jobs. Do you think employers who require bachelor's degrees will still consider hiring me if I can't show them my degree yet? The graduation office at my school did say they could give me a verification of graduation letter in July.

    4 AnswersOther - Careers & Employment9 years ago
  • Is it conceited to celebrate your 21st birthday more than one day?

    This is about my good friend, with whom I go to college with and have been drifting further apart from for various reasons, and this thing with her birthday doesn't help. She turned 21 last Thursday, but she had a dinner the night before, she went out on Thursday night, and then she had a celebration on Friday. She also held another party on Saturday at her parent's house.

    Now, she is traveling out of town to go clubbing in a bigger city and have lunch with more friends and her boyfriend, all on behalf of her birthday. This whole thing just screams conceited, doesn't it? I didn't have a party for mine although I'm a bit modest about birthdays.

    5 AnswersEtiquette9 years ago
  • How do I record myself singing along to music?

    I tried playing music and then singing along to it on my webcam, but I can't hear the music. Just me singing. How do make it so I can hear the music clearly in the background?

    4 AnswersSinging9 years ago
  • Unfair to say I can't overlook this guy's flaws?

    I think this guy is nice, and he's very into me apparently. But I have a few problems with him. First, he fails to remain "excited' when we mess around while I can stay up the whole time. Secondly, he won't kiss me on the lips and last time I did, I did all the work. Lastly, he's just kinda awkward in general, and I wonder every time we meet why I'm with him.

    So I wanna just ignore his calls or texts next time he contacts me, but I wonder if it's fair to put these physical flaws so high up on my list of preferable guys.