I look good, "for my age"

  • somedaytoo

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    Apr 15, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    Someone just told me I look good for my age. I guess these young guys don't understand it's really a "Slam". Thanks kid!
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    Don't take it personal.
    Look at some of the people around your age.

    You're a step above the rest, is what they're saying.
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    No kidding. I can't stand that comment.

    As opposed to looking "bad for my age?"
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidNo kidding. I can't stand that comment.

    As opposed to looking "bad for my age?"

    Uh... yeah!
    Some people look a lot rougher than their actual age.
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    it's just a perception thing, teenagers think i'm really old and shit and are surprised im physically active and have endurance. 39 doesn't seem old to me. def. older than me but i'd never call that old.
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    somedaytoo saidSomeone just told me I look good for my age. I guess these young guys don't understand it's really a "Slam". Thanks kid!


    Hah. Some girl once told me that at work. I put my head in my arms on my desk and groaned then faked a sob. Then I said, " I'm 25."

    Ooops, she was contrite and fumbling over her apologetic words. I looked up and winked at her. Then she whacked me across the head with the weekly stats.

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    Apr 15, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    somedaytoo saidSomeone just told me I look good for my age. I guess these young guys don't understand it's really a "Slam". Thanks kid!



    You ought to be rest assured, that the same ' low-ball ' out-look and visual perception will come upon his door-step eventually..... icon_idea.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    The decay and sheer rot of time overlooks and misses NO-ONE !icon_eek.gif


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    Apr 15, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    Next time someone says it to me I'm gonna say,

    "Well you look good for your gender."
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    You look terrible for your age. Maybe you'll improve by 40 like most others do.

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    Apr 16, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    Dude, you're just plain hot. Don't worry about it.. it was meant as a compliment.
  • Jayjames

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    Apr 16, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    no one ever guesses my age... always think i'm waaaay older or younger! lol

    Dont take it personally...... every ages differently...

    I think u look terrific!


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    Apr 16, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    I always take this as a compliment. Imagine getting it from hot straight dudes. Happens to me a lot. It's like having mini mind sex when they say that.
  • Ironman4U

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    Apr 16, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    I hear ya! I hate hearing...your body looks great for your age (53). Either it looks great or not...what's the age qualifier for?
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    Apr 16, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    Seriously. It's a compliment, dude. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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    Apr 16, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    hey u with the sexy everything,

    i say that guys that are younger than me are good looking for their age.

    thats not a slam. it means that that age group normally isnt the speakers type
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 16, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Now you know how the basketball feels when it gets slamdunked. You're just a commodity here, and you've outlasted your best before date like the rest of us old farts.
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    Apr 16, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    somedaytoo saidSomeone just told me I look good for my age. I guess these young guys don't understand it's really a "Slam". Thanks kid!

    It could be worse. When my BF was 39, your age, I was 51. He was (and is) a film & TV actor, his looks important to him, for which he's had plastic surgery, for his nose & eyes.

    It wasn't uncommon for guys in gay bars to compliment us as being a good-looking, well-matched couple, and he'd always make the fatal mistake of asking them to guess his age. They guess him about right, but then without being invited, they'd offer an age for me that was younger than him!

    He would be FURIOUS! And then he'd blame ME for it! I didn't do anything!

    So count your blessings. Imagine at 39, rather than being told you "look good for your age" that instead you look older than a 51-year-old! As for me, I was blessed with young looks, thanks to my parents, that stayed with me until I was late 50s, just like them.

    Today I look my age. It caught up with me very quickly, just as it did with them, just as I knew it would with me. But that's OK, I got a pass for a long time that many people never get, and so I can't complain. Nor should you. You look just mah-velous! (And if you know what comedian said that you're likely really as old as I am, dah-link!) icon_biggrin.gif
  • somedaytoo

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    THANKS GUYS, I can deal with it alright. Just wanted to see what the rest of you hotties thought when something like this was said.
  • Stormtrooper

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    I would never go out with someone who could be my father or one of his friend... my big max is 30 (and i am being generous)
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    You look great in general, who gives a fuck about your age.....

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    It is kind of like saying I dont go for guys like you but, you'll do, so I will give you the time of day..actually, it is a back handed compliment unwittingly.
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    Apr 16, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    I'm 42, and I get told all the time that I look great for my age. It's a compliment and I appreciate it as such. I don't see what's insulting about it. How is it a "slam"?
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    wow, really? i always take it as a compliment. i mean i have seen a lot of guys my age and they do not in good of shape as i am. but i guess its just me
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    Apr 16, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    somedaytoo saidSomeone just told me I look good for my age. I guess these young guys don't understand it's really a "Slam". Thanks kid!

    Actually I never use those words with others myself. But what I will say, when someone tells me their age and they truly don't look it, is:

    "You're XX? Really? I would never have guessed it! You look much younger!"

    Now if someone said that to you, would you still think they had slammed you? Because I mean it as a compliment, but if I'm being unintentionally insensitive, too, I need to know it, so that I stop saying it.
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    Apr 16, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    MenschPress saidI'm 42, and I get told all the time that I look great for my age. It's a compliment and I appreciate it as such. I don't see what's insulting about it. How is it a "slam"?
    It infers that if you had your current look at half your age, you'd be a fugly mofo.