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Show Of Hands January 18th, 2013 12:00am

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder" or "Out of sight, out of mind"?

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
01/21/13 7:17 pm

Both. I don't miss most people too much when they're absent, but I do enjoy seeing them again when I can.

sarah1911 Poolesville MD
01/21/13 12:07 pm

I can understand the even split. It doesn't say fond or forget after how long.

01/21/13 11:00 am

I left my family and everything I've known since I was 6 in Oklahoma to come to Maryland. It's easier to just not think about everyone and everything I miss there.

heny California
01/21/13 9:07 am

join the military and leave your wife and children for 6+ months. I say fonder.

01/21/13 12:20 am

Yeah it's all about context of question. Once enough time goes by its out of sight out of mind but if u know you will be seeing the person again it tends to be fonder

01/21/13 12:16 am

I think it does make the heart grow fonder I'm surprised by the result but its kinda how u look at the question because if it goes to long then it does start to become out of sight out of mind. I assume they mean maybe weeks apart tho

Rosey737 Alaska
01/20/13 11:51 pm

I work 2wks away from home n then 2wks at home. Both apply.

01/20/13 7:28 pm

Depending on the context of the situation.

01/20/13 7:28 pm

I feel "fonder" is more for the partner who was broken up with who realizes how much the other did for them now that they r gone OR for couples still together who reflect on their relationship when the other is away. "Outta sight" is used more for ppl trying to get through a break up. I use both

01/20/13 4:26 pm

In college, I spent a summer overseas. When I came back, my boyfriend (now husband) proposed.

IceWoman New York
01/20/13 3:50 pm

In nearly every single instance of my life and those surrounding me, the men would say outta sight (but may not admit it) and the women would say fonder.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
01/20/13 11:53 am

I really want outta sight, outta mind. But fonder it is...

01/20/13 5:18 am

Depends on the subject. I've been away from the big city for a bit and thought, wow this really is pleasant out here, but been away from my girlfriend for a bit and realized how much I really do love her...

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/19/13 10:20 pm

don't worry. the right girl will wait faithfully because she loves you and supports you!

godcyanide Probably gone for good
01/19/13 5:58 pm

I think it really depends on how much time you can spend thinking about them. One of my ex-girlfriends used to go to Europe every summer (her fam owns a business there, she runs it now). I would be so busy working and seeing my friends that I barely had time to dwell on her absence from my life.

01/19/13 5:53 pm

Depends on the person for me. All my ex's, out of sight. My wife, fonder.

01/19/13 3:47 pm

Fonder. My husband leaves for several months at a time and it never gets easier. I only get to talk to him every few weeks and it always makes me happy!

penelope USA
01/19/13 1:12 pm

Depends. If you love the person, it's absence/fonder. If not, the latter.

01/19/13 11:56 am

I don't know how the relationship is still working for you guys but you must really love each other, I know I couldn't do it.

01/19/13 11:54 am

Wow that sucks but I agree it's not always the case. Those girls obviously have no morals!

gummyworms BAAAA
01/19/13 11:30 am

It depends on the relationship - if it's just a little crush, or it's your family, I think it's different.

01/19/13 10:49 am

Well it depends if it's people I hate or people I like. When my enemies are away I am very happy when I find out and then I just forget about them.

EnginE3r Texas
01/19/13 10:42 am

Depends on the relationship and how long you're away

01/19/13 10:22 am

Fonder for family, out of sight with friends.

01/19/13 9:44 am

Humans are terrible at living on memories. We might idealize someone yes but, there is a reason long distance relationships rarely work out.

uglyfemme Colorado Springs
01/19/13 9:18 am

Not everyone is like that :)

huskermedic Cincinnati
01/19/13 8:38 am

This depends on the person I think. I don't think this is one of; this always happens type of things. Some can make it work and some not.

thatguy81 here
01/19/13 8:31 am

Who was she again?

LibertyLover Pokemon 201461036800
01/19/13 8:19 am

Twice I've left a girlfriend at home when I left for military duty and both times I got cheated on while I was away (different girls) so I put forgetful.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
01/19/13 8:11 am

cool song. I'd see it as a happy day, I'd you weren't being sarcastic.

01/19/13 7:37 am

Definitely depends on who or what the subject is.

spicysteve M14D SBS
01/19/13 7:25 am

I take a vacation every year and I can't wait to take it. It's almost as if its more fun to wait for it than to actually go sometimes.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/19/13 7:04 am

Depends on what/who it is.

01/19/13 6:51 am

It depends on what is not with us. :)

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/19/13 5:45 am

That said, getting back from a long trip is rather passionate.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
01/19/13 5:42 am

A relationship built on sex is not the strongest. Friendship and commitment go much further.

01/19/13 4:00 am

Many marriages end after a deployment. And some go on never knowing what each other did while they were apart. It's sad.

01/19/13 3:59 am

Personally I say fonder because I miss my hubby so much when we are apart we are always much nicer when we are together again. But as someone who has deployed to the Middle East I can tell you the opposite is true for most people. Both wives and husbands can't last a single deployment without sex.

thepinkone93 California
01/19/13 3:25 am

Depend on who or what you're talking about.

abbeylove Syracuse, NY
01/19/13 1:27 am

If you really love them fonder. My boyfriend lives in Las Vegas and I always looking forward to seeing him and its just much more special because he's my soulmate.

abbeylove Syracuse, NY
01/19/13 1:24 am

Aww me too and I always look forward to those times.

kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
01/19/13 1:22 am

It depends on the people. My boyfriend and I have spent more time apart than together for the almost 7 months that we've been dating. I go to college 5 hours away. However, it's all so worth it each time we see each other. :)

brownskins786 Virginia
01/19/13 1:08 am

It depends on the person for me.

01/19/13 1:06 am

When I graduated, they played "school's out". And not just for summer - forever. A sad day indeed.

elusive Sactown
01/19/13 1:00 am

I think the longer someone is gone, the more you remember the good things and forget the bad. If you truly care, that is.

joshgoinham Birmingham, Alabama
01/19/13 12:43 am

I wish it were as simple as either of those answers.