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Baffled by your partner's mood swings? Let's level the playing field
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The Relationship-O-Meter is a simple dial indicator that each partner wears around his/her neck and continually adjusts to display their current attitude toward the other partner.

Settings would range from "Can't Stand The Sight Of You" to "Let Me Be Your Love Slave." This would allow each partner to effortlessly assess the other's mood without risking embarrassment, disillusionment, disenfranchisement, or dismemberment.

Ander, Jul 26 2000

(?) Baked. http://cgi.ebay.com...Item&item=425003825
Baked years ago, evidently. Look at the first picture. [StarChaser, Jul 26 2000, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(??) uncommunicativeness advisory system http://www.carintech.com/blog/img/uas.jpg
...introduce gradations in the AIM blocking system. [lepton, Apr 16 2005]


       That's a great idea! How about an extension of this for bedtime - 'in the mood for sex tonight' / 'not in the mood for sex tonight'. If it is set to 'not in the mood for sex tonight' then you can stay up and play the playstation / have a beer instead of going to bed.
ccaamgw, Jul 26 2000

       A brilliant idea. Perhaps the delux model should include a No means Yes setting and the No means NO! setting.
troubleX, Jul 26 2000

       Great idea- but what's wet cement got to do with it?
BigThor, Sep 05 2000

       BigThor: Obviously you're not married to an Italian.
Ander, Oct 13 2000

       ccaamgw: I've seen decorative pillows that have a "Yes" on one side and a "No" on the other...
rigel, Apr 24 2001

       He: "What's wrong, honey?" She: "NOTHING."   

       (you pick out the lie)   

Cedar Park, Apr 16 2005

       Wouldn't this kill all the fun and excitement of a relationship? I'm fishboning this one.
disbomber, Apr 17 2005

       [marked–oops.] Yet another magic mind reading device.
Or that's what I thought before being reminded that it isn't. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for catching this.
jutta, Aug 07 2005

       [Jutta] I thought it was a mind reading idea at first, but I think each person sets the attitude pointer themselves.
pooduck, Aug 07 2005

       seems to me like a cool idea! Make sure that it doesn't become manipulative... It's easy to turn the dial to a point that you can use to get something done :) I can see women all with their dial on 'only slightly interested'
Willem, Mar 07 2007

       Guys never have a clue as to what is going on. Gals know guy's inner most thoughts and feelings before they do.   

       I just don't see this device as having any hope of changing the situation. And it could do some real harm.   

       Thermometer, blood pressure, skin conductivity are based on some science. But this is not.
popbottle, Dec 12 2016


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