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  • How much communication is needed for long-distance relationship to work?

    I know a guy who thinks that seeing someone only once every break (which is about every two months, maybe longer) is all that is needed to maintain a long-distance relationship. He and his gf (still unofficial) only talk once every 2-3 weeks, and their messages usually consist of small updates, how they are doing and such, that they miss each other, but only lasts 10-15 minutes max. He thinks that the quality stuff and discussions can wait until when they see each other.

    Just curious, can relationships like this work? They've only made it two months into the long-distance relationship, and there seems to be minimal communication. They miss each other, and check in on each other, but how often does someone need to communicate to make a relationship work? Once per week? What do you guys think?

    Additional Info:

    They knew each other for about 2 years, started dating about over a year, but life is starting to get in the way. Maybe the guy doesn't know how to handle long-distance relationships, and thinks this is fine? Or is only contacting each other once in awhile okay as long as they really like each other?

    3 AnswersSingles & Dating7 years ago
  • Are relationships conditional?

    Would you say relationships are conditional? Do situations matter? Does what that person do and how they treat you matter? Or is it all about the feelings? If you feel strongly about someone, but it's a long-distance relationship and you both have different priorities, can you say this can work out? Does it matter if it works out in the end or not as long as you both feel strongly about each other? How do you guys view relationships?

    1 AnswerSingles & Dating7 years ago
  • How long does it take for feelings to change?

    I'm trying to understand long-distance relationships. I'm not planning on giving any advice to anyone. Just trying to wrap my head around why people choose to endure these kinds of relationships if they aren't fully committed.

    I have an example of a situation with a friend that I'm puzzled about, and am curious if some people can give insight into this.

    I know a friend who is in a long-distance relationship with a guy who went off to college (same state, different city). They both like each other a lot, but the guy wants to focus on school, so he doesn't communicate that often. Maybe once in every 2-3 weeks he will send a text or message asking how she is doing and saying that he misses her, but the conversation is cut short after maybe 10-20 minutes because he is busy or needs to go to bed early. He still really likes her apparently, but he doesn't think constant communication is necessary and thinks that it's okay if they only see each other once every two months (or longer if he ends up being busier and can't see her during breaks). She obviously wants to see him more, but she has to accept what his standards are. [His reasoning why it's okay not seeing her often is that he thinks they click so well, that when they meet up again, it feels like no time has passed. I highly doubt she feels the same way, and probably misses him more while he's gone, but I didn't directly ask her.] This has only gone on for 2 months.

    I was just wondering if in these kind of situations, can the relationship last? Can the lack of communication and only being able to see each other every couple of months enough to keep the two feeling strongly about each other? Or do feelings in these kinds of situations tend to fade over time? Neither thinks they want to date anyone else at the moment. Can that last another 3-4 years until he graduates, and possible another 6-7 years if he goes to grad school? I always understood that seeing someone physically, or at least skyping and keeping in touch a lot (maybe at least once per week) is what keeps long-distance relationships alive. What do you guys think?

    1 AnswerSingles & Dating7 years ago
  • Uncommitted Long-Distance Relationship?

    What's your opinion about uncommitted long-distance relationships? Basically, being in a relationship, but putting school, work, etc. first, and only spending time with each other during breaks and such? This will last for another 3-4 years. There's some amount of communication (sometimes facebooking each other, but due to school, there's not much time to have quality communication until during a break). Go for it? Bad idea?

    It may or may not last longer depending on what happens. Like going to grad school, getting a job in a different city, etc. Can uncommitted relationship works out in the end if two people really like each other? (Gives more time to focus on priorities, but still get to be together?)

    Singles & Dating7 years ago
  • Numerical Methods Problem?

    Please help me on this problem. I don't really know how to do this, and my professor didn't really do practices of these types of problems. Giving me the answer is fine, but I'd like if you could walk me through these problems as well. Thanks.

    4) Given the table of values below, find the best fit line:

    (a) in the least-squares sense (you may use built-in function in Excel)

    (b) based on minimizing the sum of the absolute values of the errors

    (c) based on minimizing the sum of the perpendicular distances from the line

    x | y

    1 | 1.2

    2 | 2.5

    4 | 3.8

    5 | 5.5

    7 | 8.0

    8 | 9.1

    Hint: You need not solve (4b) and (4c) analytically.

    1 AnswerMathematics7 years ago
  • Fullmetal Alchemist anime question?

    Hi, so I can't seem to find this answer to my question online anywhere without having to read all of the synopsis of each episode. What are all the episodes that the character Marta (or Martel) shows up in for the first (original) Fullmetal Alchemist anime tv series?

    4 AnswersComics & Animation8 years ago
  • How much is The Matrix autographs by Wachowski's worth?

    Do you know how much The Matrix limited special edition signature series box set is worth? It's the one with the autographs of "Larry" Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, which was hand signed on either the senitype, dvd, or poster and the set comes numbered out of 500 (since 500 were only made). It's the set made by Creative Design Art. Anyone know how much they are worth? I can't seem to find anything on them nor pictures of them, and all of the pictures that were posted of them in 2001 when it was released are not accessible.

    1 AnswerCelebrities8 years ago
  • Disputing a parking ticket?

    So I am trying to dispute a parking ticket, and was wondering what are my chances. I was trying to get my parking permit at my school, but the gates to get into the parking area was messed up or something that day and it won't open. Typically, it is supposed to open, and once I receive the parking permit, I can use the validation card they give me to get out of the parking area without any costs/charges. However, yesterday, since the gate was messed up, I had to park on the side of the road, but I didn't have any coins on me so couldn't put any in the meter. I ran in for less than 10 minutes to get my permit, but when I came back out, I got a ticket. I emailed them explaining the issue, and they said that the parking ticket was found to be valid, so if I want to continue disputing it, then I have to go to court.

    What should I do in this case? I don't want to get a ticket for this, especially since if I get 3 tickets or more, I can lose my parking permit. Although I realize that I should have found another solution to the problem rather than parking at a meter, is there a way to dispute this case still? (I have the receipt of when I got my parking permit to support my case, but I'm not sure if that's enough.) Thanks.

    3 AnswersLaw Enforcement & Police8 years ago
  • Favorite Assassin's Creed game?

    Which was your favorite Assassin's Creed game?

    I, II, Brotherhood, Revelations, III, etc.

    7 AnswersVideo & Online Games8 years ago
  • Should I talk to him about breaking up with his semi-girlfriend? If so, how do I go about it?

    I need advice, and sorry if this is a long post! I have a friend who I care very dearly about, and I have been helping him with transferring to the college I currently go to. This college is considered one of the highest ranking but hardest universities. In about 8 months from now, he should be starting at this new college. However, I recently found out that he is currently semi-dating someone who is 4 years older than him, and will be graduating the summer right before he transfers into this new school. They wanted to wait until she graduated before making the relationship official to avoid having their relationship affect their schoolwork. However, since I currently attend this difficult college, I know for a fact that the relationship will not work because of the sheer amount of work and studying you have to do to keep up. I am very worried that he will try and attempt to manage both his relationship and schoolwork while he is attending this new college, which I can promise that his grades will suffer because of it. I have known him for a long time, and I know that he has never had this kind of challenge before in his academic life, and know that he needs to focus. If he does badly, he can ruin his chance of staying at this college, and because of his financial situation, he is having to pay for his own college without his family's help. Doing poorly can risk losing his scholarship as well, which he is currently relying on. Because of all of the hard work we have put into in getting him into this college, and how much I know this is a great opportunity for him, I don't want him to mess this up by trying to manage both his relationship and schoolwork, only to realize that he can't manage it and that it's too late. Sometimes, we don’t realize that we are doing something wrong until we get that first test result back, and at that point, pulling up our grade will be difficult. Plus, once he realizes it can't work, breaking up in the middle of the semester is just a bad idea.

    My impression of the girl he is with is that she is very clingy. She wants him to call often, and he says that they currently see each other once a week. She is afraid that waiting and the lack of contact means that she can possibly lose him (like he might lose interest or fall for someone else). Sometimes I even go for weeks, or a few months without much contact with friends/family back home, and I know that setting aside a separate time to be with your significant other will be hard. ). Because of this, if he were to attend this new college, she might try to cling onto him harder, fearing that he meeting new people/girls can mean she can lose him. This is only going to further distract him.

    Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that he can't have a social life or can't date at all. I just mean that it is very unwise for him to manage a relationship/social life that is separate from his academic life. If he has a social life/relationship that complements his schoolwork, then that is fantastic! In fact, having a good social life that complements our academics can really help us get through, and make our lives at this school more manageable. However, if he hangs out with this girl whenever he is "free", this means he will have less time to meeting new people, getting involved in the college community, or hanging out with new friends who can help him academically.

    What's worse is that he doesn't seem to have even really talked about this to her, nor even thought that much about it. He definitely wants to go to this new school, but he doesn’t seem like he is thinking much about what this could mean. For now, he seems like he is just waiting it out to see what happens, unaware of the potential consequences. I haven't talked to him about it because I can't decide whether it is my place to say anything or not. I feel like I should be able to give my opinion, since I have been giving my opinion, and laying out all of the different options when it came to transferring, but this time, it's dealing with something a bit more personal, and I don't know whether I should say anything or how to go about doing it. His parents aren't that much involved in his academic life, and I'm really the only one that he talks to about this whole college business. What is your advice? I know that most people will say "see what happens", but I know that by the time he learns that his relationship cannot work, he would have already made a commitment to her, and might be unwilling to breakup then, or that he might only realize it once he gets his test result back and see that he did poorly. If I want to be a good friend, should I let him know of my concerns? If so, how might I approach this?

  • Generally, which is more environmentally friendly? Eating Oysters or Soybean Products?

    I heard that soybean production can be very environmentally destructive, while oysters are much more eco-friendly. Is this true? If so, or if not, why?

    7 AnswersVegetarian & Vegan9 years ago
  • What cell phone does Sam Witwicky use in Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon?

    Unfortunately, I cannot find the picture of the phone, but for those who have seen the movie, what model is it?

    2 AnswersMovies9 years ago
  • Security cameras in high schools?

    Someone told me that certain surveillance cameras in high schools can keep recorded footage for up to years, even ones of days with no reported incidences. Is this true? I thought that surveillance cameras at almost all schools only keep the footages for up to a few weeks if nothing is reported within that time frame.

    5 AnswersSecurity10 years ago
  • Are surveillance cameras at high schools effective?

    Say for instance I found out that a person I knew broke into one of the school's trailer and stole some things during a night of a basketball game. No one saw it happened. After 3 months, the school still has not called him in. At this point, is it too late to review the cameras to find out if he did it or not? Would the footage of the cameras on the day of the incident be already deleted after three months?

    Is it true that the school only checks their surveillance cameras if something like theft, pranks, fights, etc. is reported? Otherwise, they never check the cameras, and then within a few months, there is no way to check them?

    4 AnswersSecurity10 years ago
  • Security cameras at high schools?

    Are recorded footages of days without illegal incidents ever kept for over 6 months at high schools? I heard that most of the time, schools normally only keep footages for a few days like up to a week, and then throws it out if nothing is reported within that time. Then what if for some reason it took 1 month or more for someone to find out something(s) of their's is stolen. Would that be too late to review the surveillance cameras?

    3 AnswersSecurity10 years ago
  • How long do surveillance cameras at high schools keep the footage?

    I heard that security cameras at high schools does something called "tape over footage" after a certain amount of days. Out of curiosity, on a typical day where no reported illegal incidents occurred, about how long does it take for the old tape to be thrown away or "taped over" by new footage? Is a recording (on a day of no reported incidents) ever kept for more than 6 months?

    Also, curious, if something like theft, prank, or anything else happened, but the case wasn't reported in 6 months, does that mean the recorded footage is deleted forever even when it is caught on tape? Because if that's the case, that means the culprit(s) gets away with it wouldn't it?

    1 AnswerSecurity10 years ago
  • For Evolutionists only. What do you think of my quote?

    I am trying to come up with a good quote relating to Evolution, and you know how people debating about evolution say things like, "Man did not evolve from apes, etc."? Well what do you think about the quote below that I came up with?

    "Man did not evolve from apes. Man evolved WITH apes."

    14 AnswersBiology10 years ago
  • For evolutionists only. Evolution quote?

    I am trying to come up with a good quote relating to Evolution, and you know how people debating about evolution say things like, "Man did not evolve from apes, etc."? Well what do you think about the quote below that I came up with?

    "Man did not evolve from apes. Man evolved WITH apes."

    4 AnswersQuotations10 years ago
  • Is Hollywoodland Memorabilia authentic?

    On eBay, an ebay seller hollywood_online claims that they are selling authentic, original scripts signed by the director/actors. They even include a certificate of authenticity. Most scripts are purchased at around $40-110, depending on the movie script and how many bidders. This seller has 100% 318 positive feedbacks. If anyone has had past experiences or know anything about this, please let me know whether or not this ebay seller is selling the real deal or not.

    Here is a link to one of its script that is selling right now:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=n...

    1 AnswerOther - Entertainment1 decade ago
  • Georgia Tech? ACT Score good enough?

    I want to go to Georgia Tech, but I have a terrible ACT score. I got a composite score of 27:

    English - 30

    Math - 30

    Reading - 24

    Science - 24

    I also have a 4.0 GPA, am in the top 5 of my class out of 700-800 students, and participate in many honor societies, clubs, and organizations (such as Tri-M, NHS, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, SNHS, Orchestra, NLHS, and SGA.)

    Do these make me qualified? I know that a 30 gives a better chance of getting in, but how much of a chance do I have with a 27? What are the chances of me getting in?

    Also, should I apply for the Presidential Scholarship? The deadline is November 1st, so I am wondering if this is good enough.

    4 AnswersStandards & Testing1 decade ago