What was/is your favorite decade in your life?

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    Mar 15, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    gotta say that growing up in SoCal in the 60s was probably the best decade with the best memories, the music, the times, the cars, the guys, the girls, being a teenager - but this new decade i'm in is turning out to be life changing, big time...........what about you guys?..........Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Mar 15, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    The 90s were great, but then again that was almost half my life. But honestly I think this decade (the twenty-tens) will be my most favorite. I think I have some great things in store for me within the next 8 or so years. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 15, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    The 1990s.


    In the 1970s I wore short shorts and polyester shirts and was too young to know better.

    The 1980s had great music, but also had Reaganomics, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster.

    In the 1990s I was in my teens to mid-twenties. Had lots of fun.
    Then Y2K happened and the world ended.
  • alphatop

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    Mar 15, 2011 8:07 AM GMT
    I am looking forward for future decades. So far, so good, but always can get better.
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    Mar 15, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    Definitely the 90's for me. The 80's were pretty rad too. But too young to have any decent fun.
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    Mar 15, 2011 8:19 AM GMT
    well since ive only lived through two decades and I can hardly remember the first half of the first one ill say 2000-2010, great ten years, heres to at least 20 more years =)
  • tuffguyndc

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    Mar 15, 2011 9:41 AM GMT
    the best decade to me was the 90's. i mean great friends, great fun, and great music. it was part of my high school and college experience. i enjoyed them both very much
  • massbuildah

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    Mar 15, 2011 10:48 AM GMT
    The one I'm in right now is the best so far!
  • slimnmuscly

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    Mar 15, 2011 12:08 PM GMT
    massbuildah saidThe one I'm in right now is the best so far!


    Same here. I wish it was going better for the country and the world, but for me it's been great so far.
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    Mar 15, 2011 12:28 PM GMT
    Now is the best decade and the next one will be even better. That's my attitude, and I'm sticking with it.
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    Mar 15, 2011 12:55 PM GMT
    I suppose the 1960s, but as I like to say about the many phases of my life, in terms of decade, age, location, activities, etc, "I thrive wherever I'm planted." So that I'm doing pretty well today and look forward to more good times, just different ones.

    All my teen years were spent in the '60s, going from a boy of 11 to a young man of 20 by 1969, when I ended the decade in the US Army. So all the usual teen things marked the 1960s for me, like my first cars, first motorcycles, first sex, first drinks (legal at 18 then), becoming independent, earning money, leaving home.

    Living through the terrible social & political turmoil we had, never participating in mass riots but getting caught up in a few and barely escaping. Watching our entire society nearly crumble, and change in ways difficult to comprehend today. And having my own personal disasters that left me seriously impaired for a time, and to some extent to this day. Not always happy times, but new, exciting, challenging & breathless ones.

    But a close second would be the '70s: becoming an Army Officer, commanding a Company, returning to college to complete my degree, getting married, more cars & motorcycles I loved, the first of many cycle trips to lovely Florida, going to live in Germany, and ending that decade there.

    The '80s were good, too: my Army career flourishing, now a field grade officer, teaching college ROTC, second marriage, first son born, lovely assignment in San Antonio, Texas, living in a gorgeous, big Army house near the Officers Club, camping in the Texas Hill Country in our RV, lots of field duty that kept me with the troops outdoors that I loved, having one new job after another thrown at me and mastering them all. At last I felt I really was a success at something.

    The '90s and beyond were a mixed bag. My second son born, but my health declining, needing a cane & hearing aids. A rotten final assignment, though it did bring me to Seattle, where my marriage finally fell apart. Having to retire too soon, when I wasn't very far from General Officer rank. But the silver lining of realizing my gay orientation, and beginning a whole new life. That kinda blended into the 2000's, so I see both decades as one. Started having BFs, gained a partner, watched him die, found a new partner. Yeah, a mixed bag.

    Now this decade -- what DO we call it? The '10s? New partner, going on 4 years, living in Paradise, more gay community involvement than ever before in my life. As I wrote above, good times but different ones. I wouldn't object if this decade eclipses the '60s, since its likely the last really active one I'll ever see.
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 15, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    I don't really think about the decades having an impact on my life, but the years 1994, 1998, 1999 and 2003 were years I'd definitely re-live.
  • Hammer89

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    Mar 15, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if I can explicitly say I have a favorite decade. But then again i've only been though the 90's and 2000's...and one year of the 80's(born in 89). I miss the 90's for sure! Ya know when it comes to the clothes, hair, music, I loved it! But I had some of the best times of my life during the 2000's.

    I can safely say, though, I'm not digging the 2010 decade yet. There have definitely been some great times but there have also been some really bad times. I think more bad than good. Hopefully by the 2020 decade i'll have all the typical things anyone would want: obviously This brings me to a question, maybe i'll start a thread about it....

    1)Where will you be or want to be during the next decade? 2)Did you think you would be where you are now 10 years ago?

    My Answer:
    1)my family and friends, a house with my boyfriend and my dog, a job, a car, money...blah blah blah.
    2) I thought I would be a little more ahead of where I am now. I'm still in college working temp jobs on the side and have learned the value of a penny let alone a dollar.
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    Mar 15, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    2000's, hands down...with the 2010's off to a good start also.
    I don't even like to think back to the 90's.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 15, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    Hmmmmm....every decade is so different and so special that it is hard to say. I would say my "50's Decade" so far is the best yet. Life is totally awesome at 52 so any of you young bucks who think you just dry up and become a geezer when you get older are in for quite a pleasant surprise. My "30's Decade" was probably the funnest (and wildest) --- what I remember of it icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 15, 2011 2:53 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHmmmmm....every decade is so different and so special that it is hard to say. I would say my "50's Decade" so far is the best yet. Life is totally awesome at 52 so any of you young bucks who think you just dry up and become a geezer when you get older are in for quite a pleasant surprise. My "30's Decade" was probably the funnest (and wildest) what I remember of it icon_eek.gif

    Mid-40's after I came out, through my mid-50's, were my "Golden Age." I just knew, based on family history, that I'd get 10 more good years, or as good as I could expect in the gay world's way of judging age, since I'd already missed the 30 earlier years I might have had if I'd come out in my teens as I should have.

    So I made a deliberate decision, and made a plan (I'll remain military until the day I die), to maximize those 10 good years I figured I still had. No more wasted time, everything focused on squeezing into 10 years the 30 I had missed.

    And 52, your age, was perhaps my very best year ever. More dates, more sex, more dancing, more travel and outdoor camping I love, more plain fun than I'd had in my whole life. I was still slim & trim, disabled but active enough, retired and fixed for life, every day a gay holiday. And at the end of that year, I met my future partner.

    Yeah, 52 can be glorious. Perhaps, per the movie title, my favorite year. icon_biggrin.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 15, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    Actually, right now I'm loving. It feels like I'm learning A LOT more NOW and I'm able to handle stress and confrontation a billion times better NOW than in my 20s.
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    Mar 15, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    The 80's .....but i am also enjoying the 2010's icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 15, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    The Eighties.

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    Mar 15, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    90's !!!icon_razz.gif