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FithColumnist Sat 01-Aug-15 23:42:16

I originally stumbled on MN about six months ago because I was googling the school I work in and found a few threads mentioning it (nothing bad!). Since then, I have become a full-on MN addict. Chat and AIBU are my daily obsessions, and Relationships has helped me out with advice on more than one occasion.

Now, the thing is, I'm not a mum. I'm not even a dad. Nor am I currently contemplating having DCs of my own. I'm a gay man in my thirties. AIB totally U to have not anticipated how much a bunch of witty, level-headed, opinionated, hilarious, compassionate people here would have taken over so much of my online time?

WienerDiva Sat 01-Aug-15 23:51:50

I say WELCOME! It's called mumsnet but I think it's actually an invaluable perspective life tool (I sound like a fucking tool saying that I know). It has certainly opened my mind up to a few things and I'm grateful.

DonkeyOaty Sat 01-Aug-15 23:52:38

We used to call MN "love and knuckles" back when all round here was fields.


travellinglighter Sat 01-Aug-15 23:53:27

YANBU. I’m a straight middle aged dad and I find myself in the same position. I used to be addicted to another website much more in my own image and I haven’t been on it so I became a MNer.

Ilikesweetpeas Sat 01-Aug-15 23:54:23

It's far too addictive...

Indole Sat 01-Aug-15 23:54:35

Haha. You're stuck here now. Well done. It's fun.

Samcro Sat 01-Aug-15 23:55:04

too ;late your one of us now.
<<evil laugh>>>

WienerDiva Sat 01-Aug-15 23:56:23

Is your Dave? You can be my MN wife now!

SantanaBinLorry Sat 01-Aug-15 23:57:21

Velcom ahahahaaaaaah!

Ineedtimeoff Sat 01-Aug-15 23:57:52

Mumsnet is a thief of time.... It should come with a warning.

cruikshank Sat 01-Aug-15 23:59:38

</whistles 'Hotel California>

RitaKiaOra Sat 01-Aug-15 23:59:58

OP you are amongst friends fellow addicts
But I could do with a sponsor...if you spot me more than four times in a day, you can call me on it wink. Oh and happy Christopher Street Day (if celebrating where you are). wine

UterusUterusGhali Sun 02-Aug-15 00:00:29

Mwah ha ha.

<<makes Mr Burns style finger motion>>


fiddlybulb Sun 02-Aug-15 00:00:37

I always think that men who hang around a lot on Mumsnet must actually like women. I mean really like real actual women in all their unalloyed glory. That gives me warm feels. other than trolls who hang around in FWR obviously

Plomino Sun 02-Aug-15 00:00:50

Ha ! Are you my best mate ? I spent a whole car journey telling him about a thread on here ( I think it was the spray painted pigeon one ) and the next day he cursed me roundly because he'd spent the whole evening devouring AIBU , much to the despair of his other half , because of his immoderate giggling all through Eastenders .

RosePetels Sun 02-Aug-15 00:01:18

My addiction sways between here and yahoo answers

Bettercallsaul1 Sun 02-Aug-15 00:01:28

Flattery will get you everywhere here, Fifth! grin

Gruach Sun 02-Aug-15 00:02:02

YABU for making me google an acronym at this time of night ...

UterusUterusGhali Sun 02-Aug-15 00:02:23

You are now obliged to make a mumsnet purchase.

Merrell boots. The scarf. A staffy. Some beauty product.

Welcome to the nest of vipers. :*

minkGrundy Sun 02-Aug-15 00:02:58

I need to put myself on a timer.
My name is minkGrundy and I am addicted to mumsnet.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 02-Aug-15 00:03:28


I agree


My stumble was years ago now. You will never escape grin

TheFormidableMrsC Sun 02-Aug-15 00:05:01

Fith..welcome..I only pop on here every now and again that is a total lie, completely obsessed, my children are no longer fed

ShadowStar Sun 02-Aug-15 00:05:07

Spray painted pigeons? I missed that one!

howtorebuild Sun 02-Aug-15 00:07:18

Once you mn pop you just can't stop.

If you come here to feel good you are addicted. If you come here due to fear of missing out you are obsessed.

Bettercallsaul1 Sun 02-Aug-15 00:10:18

All hope abandon, ye who enter here...

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