Wednesday, June 08, 2011

you know you're old when...

... you find yourself strangely drawn to the well-preserved 40-something man with the slightly receeding hairline and laugh lines that exist even when he's not smiling who made you forget your usual habit of plugging in music on the bus

and you find yourself not giving a second look to the reasonably attractive 20-something guy who you would have probably been able to describe better if you actually did take a second look.


At 10:40 AM, Blogger Claudy said...

Haha! You know, I find being in my thirties extremely pleasant because I can find both 40-year-olds as well as 20-year-olds sexy. It's liberating.

I'm not sure exactly when it happened but age doesn't matter any more. They either are attractive or not. That's all there is and knowing their age wouldn't change it. So there's not really even a need to ask for their age.

...and it gives hope that someone might be strangely drawn to us too when we reach that age. ;)

At 4:44 PM, Blogger jo said...

claudy: i'm glad to hear that you find older women sexy. there are too many guys who only go for the sweet young things so it's refreshing to learn that you're not one of them. you are right though, in the end age doesn't really matter.

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Miz Aventures said...

Age DOES matter...if you're trying to engage in conversation. I had a hot and heavy couple of weeks with a young 23 year old (I'm 34) and "Thriller" came on at the bar we were at. I started in on a story about how me and my cousins used to dance to this song via our *record player* when it dawned on me. My cub only new Michael Jackson as the Jesus Juice Child Molester and not the musical superstar he once was. Oy!!!

At 3:42 AM, Blogger Claudy said...

I know exactly what you mean! I suffer from the same thing already when I'm lecturing to my students who are around 19-25. But on a date it's even more awkward.

To me the worst part is not the individual things but how the whole world view is so different. For example, they have no idea what the cold war was so they can't relate to that atmosphere we spent our childhoods in.

And add to those differences the inherent naivety of 20-year-olds and it's pretty bad. That's why at the moment I'm drawing the line to 26-year-olds. And even they make me cringe sometimes!

At 12:57 PM, Blogger jo said...

miz adventure and claudy: what i actually meant that age doesn't matter is purely on a physical level. but mentally, for sure age matters. but that said, 2 people of the same age can have different maturity levels so it really does depend on the individual.


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