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What is your martial status. How many pins do you own.


By cottonm4

10 days ago



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    “What is your martial status. How many pins do you own. ”

    • Single. Never married 38 votes
      8%
    • Single. Divorced. 16 votes
      3%
    • Married. 172 votes
      36%
    • Married twice. 25 votes
      5%
    • Married thrice. 3 votes
      1%
    • Children at home. 96 votes
      20%
    • Children. Grown and gone. 31 votes
      7%
    • How many pins in your collection. 95 votes
      20%

    (Multiple choice - 476 votes by 268 Pinsiders)

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    #1 10 days ago

    Recently, someone open a thread about how does one afford their pins. Quite a few answered that they were not married and had no kids. Others were married with children.

    So, I am curious on how many pinside pin owners clock out in each group.

    It is the usual job application type questions

    1) Single. Never married..............this is me. I just never got around to getting married.

    2) Single. Divorced.

    3) Single. Widow or widower.

    3) Married.

    4) Married twice.

    5) Married thrice.

    6) Children at home.

    7) Children. Grown and gone.

    If there are any I missed I guess I can more to the poll.

    I am going to try and add a poll.\

    EDIT: Well, forget the how many pins do you own question. I can edit my post but I don't know how to edit the poll. I guess better luck next time.

    #2 10 days ago

    Lol... These threads are great. I think ultimately it's not so much what you do, your marital status, how many kids or any of that. You just have to want something bad enough to make it happen. In this case, it's pinball. For the record, I got married once and still am, been together almost 14 years or so. 4 kids, with one on the way. Currently 7 pins, a puck bowler, fooseball and megatouch. I have had 15-20 pinball machines come, stay or go over the past 5 years.

    #3 10 days ago

    Married once and divorced after 7 years thanks to her two adult daughters that ruined our marriage. Marriage is a great thing as long as you have a good partner. I fully recommend it truthfully.

    P.S. Key words "as long as you have a good partner."

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    #4 9 days ago

    If I'm married and have kids at home, which option should I choose? And what does a vote for "How many pins in your collection" mean?

    #5 9 days ago

    Martial status?

    #6 9 days ago

    Where are your troops and can I count them?

    #8 9 days ago

    Married. Somehow 49 pins and I’m stopping MYSELF on more

    #9 9 days ago

    Married. No Kids. Two Dogs. Multiple Pins.

    This feels like the Pinside version of those stickers you see on the back of people's car windows. . .

    #10 9 days ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    Married. Somehow 49 pins and I’m stopping MYSELF on more

    Hahahahaha. That's funny!

    #11 9 days ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    Martial status?

    Yeah. Like do you prefer kung fu or karate?

    #12 9 days ago

    Married, never having kids.

    #13 9 days ago

    Married 31 years.
    3 kids (all out of college)
    House paid
    Cars paid
    56 pins (started in 1996)

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    #14 9 days ago

    Single and ready to mingle. Oh Yeah. Use to have 20 or so pins at any given time but that has matured into a few with regular changes. Like video games seems in just the last few years things have cooled off quite a bit. Still play pinball but the obsession is gone, I kinda miss it. Anyway 45, I have coin and no plans to ever get hitched, kids aren't for me. Well I have been considering adopting this 18 year old Vietnamese girl, I just want to help thats my nature.

    #15 9 days ago

    Married. A 5-yr old son who loves pinball and a wife who loves pinball almost as much as I do. 7 machines and counting

    #16 9 days ago

    Married AF, 33 pins, 15 slots, 10 video games, 3 jukeboxes, tons of stuff.

    #17 9 days ago

    also Married AF, 1 kid, several cats (pets are
    more expensive than it seems!), 1 mortgage, cars paid off,
    kid’s 529 almost done. Been working 2 FT jobs since I was 16,
    things kicked into high gear after I got my master’s degree

    7 pins - 2 NIB, the rest 90s Bally/Williams

    #18 9 days ago

    Married 41 years as of yesterday. Two grown kids, 3 grandsons (another currently on the way) and 2 step grandsons.

    17 pins. 10 at home, 4 at daughter's house and 3 at son's.

    #19 9 days ago

    Married & total # wives + pinball machines = 18

    Additional # wives + pinball machines + cats wanted = 6

    #20 9 days ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    Married & total # wives + pinball machines = 18

    I lol’ed

    #21 9 days ago

    Divorced/9 pins............man I thought maybe I was getting too many pins - but this thread is inspiring with the number some of
    you have - maybe time to start thinking about an addition as I am quickly running out of room

    #22 9 days ago

    Single and never married here. No children that I know of (I don't want to jinx anything). I thought I had found 'the one' but she turned out to be a big mistake on my part, unfortunately. I have 4 pins, one on the way, and plans for more. If I can find that special lady out there, I'll make it work and still get more pins, because, well, that's life.

    #23 9 days ago

    3 pins. 3rd and final marriage. 3rd time was the charm.

    #24 9 days ago
    Quoted from PinDoctor82:

    I have 4 pins, one on the way

    Congrats!

    #25 9 days ago

    Married for 3rd and last time. 3 pins also. Probably won't get more than 3 (not enough room!) but might rotate the 3rd one pretty frequently.

    #26 9 days ago

    Married, 3 young daughters and 3 pinball machines (so far).

    #27 9 days ago

    Married 10yrs have 3 kids and 4 pins. Have a mortgage on my house bacause previous owner said the money tree in back yard was ready to sprout. Been in the house 7yrs and watered that thing daily but alas no money has sprouted. Still holding out hope but starting to thing I got duped!

    #28 9 days ago

    Thanks...I should add that the pin I'm getting costs as much as 2-3 pins, haha, so it's like I should have more.

    #29 9 days ago

    I have 3 wives and 7 kids. Two wives know each other, but the
    third wife is on the west coast... I see her three times a month on
    business trips. Fairly sure all of the kids are mine. Although one
    of them looks a lot like my neighbor.

    I don’t own any pinball machines.

    #30 9 days ago

    2009: married, 3 pins
    2016: widower, 30 pins

    Nowadays, scaled back to a dozen.

    #31 9 days ago

    Married 18yrs, 3 kids and 20+ pins currently. Hey there could be much worse things i could be spending my time doing i always say .

    #32 9 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    2009: married, 3 pins
    2016: widower, 30 pins
    Nowadays, scaled back to a dozen.

    Sorry for you loss, bud.

    #33 9 days ago

    Married 45 years in July , 3 grown kids and 4 grandkids. I have too many pins 10 but love what I have.
    My wife is awesome and my best friend we met in freshman English high school.

    #34 9 days ago

    Married 32 years. One child in grad school. Got my first game in 1982. I had 52 pins at my height, have settled at around a dozen for the past ten years. Honestly, I don’t miss having all of the games. I enjoy the ones I have more now. I spent too much time just keeping them all working properly.

    #35 9 days ago

    Married 3rd time,2 sons in another state,no grandchildren:)11 pins and counting!!!

    #36 9 days ago

    Joining Indybru at being with my wife 45 years...We met in School, while working at Disney..
    (Funny that there is a photo her parents took of her as a majorette, with me checking her out in the background from 3 years before)

    2 kids, 1 grandchild, 30 pins, and around 30 Coin-op..Too many!

    #37 9 days ago

    2014 Married - 4 pins
    2019 Widowed - 12 pins at home and 20+ at my arcade

    #38 9 days ago

    My "martial" status is currently Defcon 3, all war fronts are quiet, and my troops are at rest enjoying my 13 (soon to be
    14 when I get a Willy Wonka...) pinball machines. I may declare war on lazy grammar at some point.

    #39 9 days ago

    Never married, 11 pins, 12th on the way

    #40 9 days ago

    Married for 9 years, 3 kids, 4 pins - soon to be 5. Have had a dozen or so other pins come in and out over the last few years. Love working on them as much as playing. I don’t have room for more than probably 6.

    #41 9 days ago

    Married 1yr next month; no kids planned.
    Acquired the majority of my 50 games before marriage.

    #42 9 days ago

    Married, 3 adult kids, 13 pins currently, 3 arcade machines, 5 muscle cars, motorcycle and a truck.

    #43 9 days ago

    Martial status: White belt

    Marital status: Just married last year and currently with one pin, two dogs and no kids.

    (Wife got upset when I sold SFII last year, lol)

    #44 9 days ago

    Where's the poll option for: Engaged for 10yrs, living in sin
    for 21yrs?

    Edit: My martial status is leather belt.

    #45 9 days ago

    Married for 17 years next month. One 2 year old and one baby on the way.

    19 pins....20th
    and 21st on the way.

    #46 9 days ago
    Quoted from gliebig:

    Where's the poll option for: Engaged for 10yrs, living in sin
    for 21yrs?

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    #47 9 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    This feels like the Pinside version of those stickers you see on
    the back of people's car windows. . .

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    #48 9 days ago

    Married, 3 little kids. 52 big pinball machines.

    #49 9 days ago

    Common law wed,never officially tied the knot , 9 games down from 14 in a 2/2 condo

    #50 9 days ago

    Married 15 years, 2 kids, 1 dog, 2 pins.

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