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Tired of going solo

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Turtleman, Nov 4, 2016.

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  1. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

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    I used to love my solo trips and have enjoyed dozens of them to Vegas, Atlantic City, Mississippi, and even Aruba. Even when my ex-girlfriend and I used to go to Vegas together (around 70 trips), I was often alone for 2 or 3 days, while she was in San Diego or elsewhere in connection with her job. I used to relish my "free time" over week-long trips and had the best of both worlds.

    However, during my five trips over the last 14 months, I've been solo at home AND in Vegas, and the combination is finally getting to me. Sure, it's difficult not to have company at the tables and bars, but I'm finding it a poor substitute for the companionship I used to have. That, more than anything, is dampening my enthusiasm for planning a December trip. Nonetheless, "the show must go on," so I'll likely be booking something within the next few weeks. The point of all this is to say that there can be more to going solo to Vegas than just going solo to Vegas!
     
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  2. Chuck2009x

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    Ya gotta look at it this way: Vegas is a great place to meet women who like to go to Vegas.
     
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  3. Joe

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    My sister in law died two years ago this Thanksgiving. My brother, through the local senior center, has been traveling a lot, but not enjoying it. He is in San Antonio right now on another trip, but this time he invited an acquaintance to go with. I didn't ask what the accommodations or cost arrangements were. One room, two rooms and who is paying etc. He is 76.
     
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  4. Richard Alpert

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    Whether it be a Turtlewoman or just a Turtlefriend, here's to best wishes :beer: in your search for a companion.
    Who knows, you may meet a companion while on your December adventure!
    Then your solo trips can become duets!

    RICHARD
     
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  5. makikiboy

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    I love going solo, have a hard time going with other people. My eyes roll when I'm with others and they want to discuss where they want to eat. Then you have the people that want to do everything together.

    Nope, love it by myself. I'm so busy that I don't have time to be lonely. I took trips to Europe and Japan/Korea as a single and love it. Yeah, it would have been nice to have a companion going with me but that is one of the problems being single.
     
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  6. Sonya

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    Look at the get togethers section and see if you can coordinate your trip with a VMB meet up. A casino crawl, slot pull or dinner meet up is a nice way to break up that solo time.

    I love going with my friends. There's too much alone time when I truly go solo. I like that I can join them for meals or cabana time, or not, depending on my mood at the moment. Sometimes I just want to wander around on my own, but I like the option of having a group to do a casino crawl with or just pound away at some slot machines and be goofy.

    I don't enjoy it as much when I go with Dan because I become his "entertainment director". It becomes my responsibility to be sure he's got something to do all the time. He bores easily in the casino and is always asking me "What do you want to do now?" Unfortunately, "Um.. sitting here with Captain Morgan, grinding away at this VP machine" is never the answer he's looking for. :)
     
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  7. martinr

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    I still think Uber should provide a "dinner dating" service where solo Vegas visitors could see who's nearby that sounds interesting and form an alternative to dining alone. Could be male/female or whatever and through a mutual profile process, the issue of dining solo could be avoided when a person just doesn't want to be solo for a meal. What's the worst that could happen if there is no expectation other than a dining partner? (that's a rhetorical question RICHARD Alpert)
     
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    Sorry to hear, Turtleman!

    Maybe you can try to find a Vegas travel buddy, for the time being while you're single? Not that that's so easy to do, but probably easier than finding a lifemate.

    Wish you luck and happiness!
     
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  9. gotChopin

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    What we should have is a 24hr VMB chat phone line or a real time chat app for VMB so we all can hop on and talk and be friends while we are in Vegas.
    It'll be more like a 'partner by committee' and you get best of both worlds, friendship w people you know and freedom of solo if you want.
     
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  10. zanepro

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    I know how you feel, my wife passed away last year and we did everything together. Now she is gone I don't have any friends or family where I live so I am in the same position, alone at home and away. Last year I went in November to escape from everything and I had a blast but then I went again in January and it was kind of depressing. I'm doing the same this year except the first few nights I'll be with family. I still like to go solo, I hate making plans with other people or being forced to do something I don't want to do. When I lost my wife I made deal with myself that if I want to do something I am going to do it and if I don't then I'm not going to do it. Life is too short to not have a good time.
     
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  11. Joe

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    Sorry for your loss, but you do seem to have the right attitude.
     
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  12. bedaniels

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    Can you schedule a guys trip with some buddies? I do 2-3 of those a year without my wife and we have a blast usually with old college friends. Once a year we bring the wives and hand them our comp show tickets when it time to gamble hard.
     
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  13. BadKarma

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    Been going to Vegas (mostly) solo for almost 30 years now with 50+ trips taken. To break up the number of solo trips I take, I always invite all my coworkers to come along. It doesn't matter, male or female, or if I like them or not; but I get comped rooms with 2 beds and 2 keys every single trip. Everyone is welcome to come along. They get their own key and bed, and can do whatever they want, when they want. They don't even have to hang out with me (but 95% of them do lol).
    I've taken many Vegas virgins and showed them the town. I've made great new friends at work. Never had a bad trip yet. Now co-workers argue over who's going to Vegas with me next.

    What I'm getting at is: Ask your friends, acquaintances, people at church or work, or even people you tell your Vegas stories to and tell them it's free to come along. Of course they pay for their plane ticket and their share of meals. This is truly fun.

    Meet up with others from the board. I have done this twice and enjoyed both times.

    Now I hunger for a solo trip. Haven't had one in 3 years now.
     
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    You are definitely not bad karma
     
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  15. tex55

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    90% of my trips are solo; wife hates Vegas. I like the freedom of doing what I want, when I want to do it. I can gamble and drink all day, and not worry about a thing.

    Good luck in finding some companionship for future trips!
     
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    I did that before (invite a friend to come along). Never again for me. I had one friend who likes to have the TV on all night. I like it quiet when I sleep. I had another friend who would be in the shower for 1 hour right before we go out for dinner or for the evening, another friend who likes to get up early whereas I'm the type to sleep late. Another friend who doesn't gamble so he ended up watching me play and following me where ever I went.

    I went up in a group for a bowling tournament. They wanted to meet (all 16 of us) for dinners and to go to the strip together. When we went on the strip we had to wait for everyone before we returned back to our hotel. It wasn't a good situation if you get bored easily and don't want to wait for others.

    I don't mind the VMB hookup or the meet once and a while but only for a few hours (unless I get invited to one of paytriple's outings, then who knows how long that will be for).

    I don't know, maybe I'm antisocial but I like going solo.

    Only thing I can say is.....STRIP CLUB!!! :poke:
     
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    Download tinder man, you could find a mate easily I suspect
     
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    Totally agree, on my guys trips everyone has their own room for the reasons mentioned. Meet up at the tables, bar, pool, restaurant wherever.
     
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    I've been a loner my entire life so going to Vegas solo is the most natural thing in the world to me. I went 3 times with a friend and other than the fact that he introduced me to Sheri's, even that and many other things led to resentment, back biting and jealousy. I never recovered from my one and only high school heartbreak. I have never felt the need to cohabitate. The one time I gave in, the woman turned out to be literally a slutty whore. Visiting with other people from this board is a lot of fun, but I don't want to travel or stay with anyone.
     
  20. Turtleman

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    I've enjoyed reading everyone's comments. Actually, I've met women on all my Vegas trips this year … and for some strange reason they've all been young good-looking black ladies! In fact, as recently as Monday afternoon, I met a gal at the Orleans's Alligator Bar who suggested we go to my room to "relax." Now, don't get me wrong, and without supplying TMI, I have nothing against black or working girls. In fact, it was a very tempting offer, but I really need something more "meaningful" (to use just one word) at this point in my life. I definitely don't need to go out of my way to do more risky and stupid things.

    Just for giggles, while playing at Suncoast, MSS, Gold Coast, and Orleans, I spent more time than I should have just looking around to see if I could even spot anyone who might appeal to me. Not that I'd meet them or that they'd be interested or available, but my chances of winning at the tables were infinitely better! (I think most of the "beautiful people" must inhabit the Strip.)

    In hindsight, I'm not sure why I even started this thread. Like I said, I used to love my solo time in Vegas and look forward to doing so again. It's just rough when it's solo time everywhere and my few friends have no desire to go. :)
     
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