Are men over 40 too scary to date?

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    Apr 21, 2008 3:01 PM GMT
    So, I'm looking at the mysinglefriend website and it seems that almost all the men in their 30s are looking for someone between the ages of 25 and 40 but not above. Hohum, what's that all about? Does something mysterious happen to us once we hit 40?
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 21, 2008 3:02 PM GMT
    People live past the age of 40???

    Who knew?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 21, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    This is a kind of question one encounters on a Monday morning.. during a full moon.

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  • art_smass

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    Apr 21, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    I've mentioned this on another thread. I had a dating profile on another site, and I literally stopped getting replies on the day I turned forty.
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    Apr 21, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
    Dont do 40....do 39one, 39two, 39three, etc

    that would make me 39seventeen ... ah, seventeen again! .... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:44 PM GMT
    GEEEEEEEE 40 ?

    You guys must think anyone over 40 is out of the dating pool !


    Our society categorizes people in groups according to age and 40 seems to b a major wall for many to date even those OVER 40 !

    We should ALL endeavor to break these stereotypes when we are younger so that we hit that wall, WE are not the "ugly, unattractive over the hill, not in the dating pool types"

    Fortunately not everybody thinks that stereotypical way.... icon_smile.gif

    The guy I have been dating for a while is himself 40 but does not like or dislike guys based on age, but rather who that individual is.

    I am the same way and luckily always have been,
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Has no one seen Logan's Run? We are all supposed to go to carousel.
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Thing is I get hit on by men of all sorts of age but when you go to these dating websites it's 28-38, and this is from men who are 36, 37, 38.
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    Well even twinkies have a shelf life.

    This is such bullshit. There are sooo many hot guys over 30 and over 40 on this site.

    Many of them are hotter than the guys under 25.

    Age shouldn't matter much.
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    Would you want to date someone who descrimiates against age? Maybe it's a good way for you to weed out those unworthy!
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    redheadguy said Does something mysterious happen to us once we hit 40?


    You die. Didn't you know that? See, you're not actually typing right now. This is all just a figment of our imaginations.
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    True. I have been renewed. I've come back as Chizzad's underwear. Can u imagine that?
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    Apr 21, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidTrue. I have been renewed. I've come back as Chizzad's underwear. Can u imagine that?


    *jealous*
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    Apr 21, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    I was 37 for about five years.
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    Apr 21, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    I think it's a sad commentary when men over 40 are already being considered undesirable, especially by those peers within, or close to, their age range.

    Sure, guys in their 20s have the energy, spunk, drive, and good-looks, but that doesn't mean some men in their magnificent 40s can't be the 20-something equivalent. Considering that I'll be the BIG four-oh in a couple of years, I've always been attracted to guys closer to my age range for generational and maturity purposes with each passing year. When I was 22, I always preferred someone plus or minus 3 years. So now that I'm 38, my range is 35 to 41. Of course, being a gym-goer factors in importantly, too, but for the most part, it's a shame someone over 40 can now be "considered" a no-no to many gay guys.

    Just goes to show what a bad, shallow face the gay community continues to project to the rest of society.
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    Apr 21, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    men over 40 are horrible to date.
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    Apr 21, 2008 7:17 PM GMT
    Can you elaborate please.
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    Apr 21, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidTrue. I have been renewed. I've come back as Chizzad's underwear. Can u imagine that?


    The Buddha has been on the reincarnation waiting list for his undies for years! You lucky bastard.
  • EricLA

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    Apr 21, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    As someone still new to my 40s, I have one things to say -- I'll get you, my pretty! You and your little dog, too!
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 21, 2008 7:50 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidHas no one seen Logan's Run? We are all supposed to go to carousel.


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    Show us your palm usramajor! Runner!
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    Apr 21, 2008 7:55 PM GMT
    RedHeadGuy askedAre men over 40 too scary to date?


    Yes.

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    Apr 21, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    Hmmm...well I admit I am one of those guys who puts there upper limit of potential candidates at 40. It seems that in general that 40ish seems to be the age that...how do I put this...their years of experience begin to show on the outside. Granted there are always exceptions to the rule but in general I don't find guys in their 40s as attractive as guys under 40. Call me shallow, call me whatever you want but thats me. I have also found that guys in their 40s seem to be ready to pick out china patterns after the 2nd date. I don't know if thats a sign that they are getting desperate to settle down and seeing the dating pool shrink before their eyes, or if their years of experience has shown them what they like and they just know it when they see it.
    I admit I am not that far off from the big 4-0 and yes it makes me a little nervous. I find now that my lower age limit for dating has come up. Generally I have always dated guys significantly younger than me ( my last ex just turned 24) but am seeing guys closer to my age as more appealing for dating now.

    Again, just my opinion. I have several friends who are 40 and older who I care about deeply, but I just have no interest in dating them.

    "Guys are like parking spaces, they are either taken or handicapped"
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    Apr 21, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidGEEEEEEEE 40 ?

    You guys must think anyone over 40 is out of the dating pool !


    Our society categorizes people in groups according to age and 40 seems to b a major wall for many to date even those OVER 40 !

    We should ALL endeavor to break these stereotypes when we are younger so that we hit that wall, WE are not the "ugly, unattractive over the hill, not in the dating pool types"

    Fortunately not everybody thinks that stereotypical way.... icon_smile.gif

    The guy I have been dating for a while is himself 40 but does not like or dislike guys based on age, but rather who that individual is.

    I am the same way and luckily always have been,






    "Ewww." Is all I think about dating guys that are 40 years old. Besides not having ANYTHING in common with a generation that far past, the creepiness facter would be off the charts.icon_eek.gif

    Like the time my uncle tried to put the moves on me when I was 12. Wasn't cool then and it isn't cool now.icon_confused.gif

    Besides my personal experiences/observations, i'm sure 40+ guys aren't all bad icon_biggrin.gif

    Hot looks does not a good mate make. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 21, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    Rhodielifter saidHmmm...well I admit I am one of those guys who puts there upper limit of potential candidates at 40. It seems that in general that 40ish seems to be the age that...how do I put this...their years of experience begin to show on the outside.


    I actually think that makes guys even hotter. I sometimes find the pseudo-perfection of the hot 20s set to be a tad dull.

    I will raise my hand and say that I totally dig guys in their 40s.
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    Apr 21, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    NNJfitandbi saidI dig Chewey. I'm over 40.


    Rawr. The feeling is mutual. icon_twisted.gif