Younger is better?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 23, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    It seems we live in a society that is constantly worshipping the age of the young, wether it be in music, looks, marketing, clothes and etc.

    Maybe because I am getting older myself but I have talked to so many men in their late 30's and on up to even 60's on here that look absolutely amazing!!!!

    It just goes to show that life for us after our 20's as gay men is only the beginning and that life doesn't end when we are in our 30's, 40's or whatever.

    So many great guys in their 40's and 50's that have physiques and etc that I dream of having and are showing the young bucks how its done!

    I say kudos to you guys and I am loving every minute of it!!

    Thanks for being a role model and inspiration to us all guys!!!!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 23, 2010 5:13 AM GMT
    I hate my life right now so I can't wait to be 30 lol
  • lozano86

    Posts: 293

    Jun 23, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    Im young and i disagree with that.I think we get better as we age. Not complaining about what i got now but we getter better. Well some guys do. Others dont change at all.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 23, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    People always yell at me when I say I wish I was 21,they say just live the yrs that you have because after 20 they go by really fast.icon_confused.gif
  • manpit209

    Posts: 213

    Jun 23, 2010 6:33 AM GMT
    I think we do get better with age. There are lots of older guys who are just awesome in everywhere, not just physique. I hope aspire to one day be half as successful and happy as they are.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 24, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    I think the 20 year old me, you kill to be the 30 year old me. Things get better with age.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 24, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    Nothing as good as right now. Present.

    Well, nothing exist except present ;-)

    Thank to the op for his positive attitude
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 24, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    BlueDemon saidI think the 20 year old me, you kill to be the 30 year old me. Things get better with age.


    Up to a point.

    It is not surprising you hold this view, though. You are only 30. The average fit guy's physical peak is probably around 35.

    There are exceptions. They are few.
  • bkjhebert

    Posts: 40

    Jun 24, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    I often look at young people and think, "I wish I were them." It's because they seem to have such promise for a full and exciting life. Not everything will go their way, but learning from their experiences will be rewarding in itself. Of course, not one of us is promised more time on this earth than the next guy. Enjoy every minute!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 24, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    tonylover saidPeople always yell at me when I say I wish I was 21,they say just live the yrs that you have because after 20 they go by really fast.icon_confused.gif

    When people tell you that, believe it. Twenty years from now, you'll be surprised how true it is.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 24, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    well to me when you reach the mid 30s it gets harder to keep the bodyfat the same as when you are in your 20s but all it takes is more disciplin and consistancy in training and dieting.

    I think guys who look really good physcially in their late 30's and 40s tend to do so due to their genetic makeup along with the maintaining a healthy lifestyle and also some get a little 'help' too.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    tonylover saidPeople always yell at me when I say I wish I was 21,they say just live the yrs that you have because after 20 they go by really fast.icon_confused.gif


    Eh, it still takes ~365.25 days for the Earth to revolve around the sun, regardless of how many times you've ridden the planet around it. I was psyched to turn 25. Rental cars got much cheaper, and my car insurance went down a lot.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    I think guys in their 30s and 40s usually surpass themselves intellectually and physically because of the meticulous insight of what was learned when younger.

    Unfortunately, the majority of older gay guys (whether in-shape or not) around me tend to favor younger guys because they can tap into that naivety flaws (some) 20-somethings may have to their advantage instead of being genuine and truthful with them on their intentions. That usually leaves guys like myself -- age 40 -- who prefers to know and meet others guys around my age range, out in the cold. Sure, younger guys -- with all their sinew building up, youth, and energy -- are terrific to look at, but when reality sets in, the generational gap is quite apparent.

    I won't deny when I see young people, I certainly wish I were their age, but with the mentality I now possess. Still, it's nice to daydream, but I wouldn't trade who I am now -- age and all -- for anything else.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 11:17 AM GMT
    cadudesf saidI think guys in their 30s and 40s usually surpass themselves intellectually and physically because of the meticulous insight of what was learned when younger.

    Unfortunately, the majority of older gay guys (whether in-shape or not) around me tend to favor younger guys because they can tap into that naivety flaws (some) 20-somethings may have to their advantage instead of being genuine and truthful with them on their intentions. That usually leaves guys like myself -- age 40 -- who prefers to know and meet others guys around my age range, out in the cold. Sure, younger guys -- with all their sinew building up, youth, and energy -- are terrific to look at, but when reality sets in, the generational gap is quite apparent.

    I won't deny when I see young people, I certainly wish I were their age, but with the mentality I now possess. Still, it's nice to daydream, but I wouldn't trade who I am now -- age and all -- for anything else.



    I couldn't agree more!!!!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
    Youth may be pretty, but it is impetuous and immature. Give me the wisdom, experience and stability that (ostensibly) comes with age any day.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 11:43 AM GMT
    I'm digging older men now. I didn't before, but now I do.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 11:47 AM GMT
    One would probably never catch me looking up to a person round my age or younger (in any aspects), heck my favourite artist have centuries behind them icon_razz.gif
    The more I learn the more gaps I discover which I need to fill; even more disturbing is the fact that most people my age are not even trying to. So for me, personally, youth = smoother skin and better hair, that's it (one can actually argue with these statements).
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    i don't know about getting better , it's different.
    you gain some , you lose some.

    but once in our 50's life is very odd. For some it's a tipping point because they either never took care of themselves or genetic weaknesses start popping up .
    You get to appreciate "fate" .
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    tonylover saidPeople always yell at me when I say I wish I was 21,they say just live the yrs that you have because after 20 they go by really fast.icon_confused.gif


    I'm right there with you, Well I mostly look forward to it because most of my friends are of age and they go out to clubs and bars which I cannot join. To any guy out there who feels as though their age hinders them in some way.

    "Its not how old you are, its how you are being old." I don't know who said this quote but its one of my favorites. And I agree with the guy who posted this thread as I have seen many older men who look better then a lot of younger guys I know. So props to you!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    I'll turn 25 this November (even though I know I look barely 18, heh), but I honestly can't wait to reach my 30s. Since people generally live longer, we seem to mature much more slowly (at least psychologically) compared to past generations. Anywho, you're still weird in your 20s because you're trying to figure yourself out and what to do with your life. I get the impression that you finally start to live and enjoy your life when you reach 30.
  • Ironman4U

    Posts: 738

    Jun 28, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    At 52, life is good. It pays to take care of yourself for 30 years...I'm told that I look 10-12 years younger than my age. And I can tell all of you young 'uns that it has NOTHING to do with genetics (at least not from my gene pool).

    I personally love a man that has marinated a bit in his masculinity and knows what's important in life, as well as has the advanced skill sets for a relationship that comes with experience and maturity.

    Many guys unfortunately "settle" physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. and that is not attractive at any age.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    Ironman4U saidAt 52, life is good. It pays to take care of yourself for 30 years...I'm told that I look 10-12 years younger than my age. And I can tell all of you young 'uns that it has NOTHING to do with genetics (at least not from my gene pool).

    I personally love a man that has marinated a bit in his masculinity and knows what's important in life, as well as has the advanced skill sets for a relationship that comes with experience and maturity.

    Many guys unfortunately "settle" physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. and that is not attractive at any age.


    This man has it all. Eh?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidI'll turn 25 this November (even though I know I look barely 18, heh)


    At least you look 18, I've been told I look 13!!!icon_eek.gif 13 year olds are not 5'10icon_evil.gif LOL
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 28, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    LatinTwink said
    pocketnico saidI'll turn 25 this November (even though I know I look barely 18, heh)


    At least you look 18, I've been told I look 13!!!icon_eek.gif 13 year olds are not 5'10icon_evil.gif LOL


    Well, people always tell me I look older than 19...
    I get it already, it's my face icon_sad.gif but just once it would be nice to hear someone say I look younger... icon_redface.gif

    Just enjoy it while you can icon_wink.gif
  • DCEric

    Posts: 3713

    Jun 28, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    I'm just enjoying each year for what it is.