Is ageism determined by physicality or perceived distances of life experiences?

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    Nov 18, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    So ageism is rampant in both the straight and gay communities, and the question is why.

    Recently, the new twighlight movie came out. In the movie a girl falls in love with a 200 year old vampire who has ceased to age beyond his late teens/early twenties.

    This relationship is celebrated and endorsed by millions of people who buy these books and movies. Yet it is generally agreed upon that an older man dating a younger woman is not ideal. If anyone saw and 80 year old and a 20 year old sharing an intimate moment in the park, many people would think it was gross!

    Edward Cullen is over twice the age of our 80 year old man! Are we disarmed by his young spry body? Do we really dislike age because it causes a chasm of life experience between the old and the young that doesn't make for healthy romance, or is it really as simple as wrinkles and liver spots?
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    Nov 18, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    You know those movies arent real, right? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    I'm going to go out on a limb here. Were we to medically advance enough to achieve a 200 year lifespan, it'd be frowned upon. Also, were we to develop an intelligent reader base, this question would be a non issue.

    Oh Huxley, how right you were...
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    The irony is that when he's 300 and she's 118 no one will bat an eyelash.
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN saidSo ageism is rampant in both the straight and gay communities, and the question is why.

    Recently, the new twighlight movie came out. In the movie a girl falls in love with a 200 year old vampire who has ceased to age beyond his late teens/early twenties.

    This relationship is celebrated and endorsed by millions of people who buy these books and movies. Yet it is generally agreed upon that an older man dating a younger woman is not ideal. If anyone saw and 80 year old and a 20 year old sharing an intimate moment in the park, many people would think it was gross!

    Edward Cullen is over twice the age of our 80 year old man! Are we disarmed by his young spry body? Do we really dislike age because it causes a chasm of life experience between the old and the young that doesn't make for healthy romance, or is it really as simple as wrinkles and liver spots?



    your use of the Twilight franchise as an example has invalidated your argument. Please go sit with the other special children and try not to drool on the toys
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    DEKIRUMAN saidSo ageism is rampant in both the straight and gay communities, and the question is why.

    Recently, the new twighlight movie came out. In the movie a girl falls in love with a 200 year old vampire who has ceased to age beyond his late teens/early twenties.

    This relationship is celebrated and endorsed by millions of people who buy these books and movies. Yet it is generally agreed upon that an older man dating a younger woman is not ideal. If anyone saw and 80 year old and a 20 year old sharing an intimate moment in the park, many people would think it was gross!

    Edward Cullen is over twice the age of our 80 year old man! Are we disarmed by his young spry body? Do we really dislike age because it causes a chasm of life experience between the old and the young that doesn't make for healthy romance, or is it really as simple as wrinkles and liver spots?



    your use of the Twilight franchise as an example has invalidated your argument. Please go sit with the other special children and try not to drool on the toys


    While I do that, go find a nice douche and irrigate the sand out of your vagina, you cantankerous bitch.

    Kthxbai icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    Maybe it's OK because he sparkles? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN said
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    DEKIRUMAN saidSo ageism is rampant in both the straight and gay communities, and the question is why.

    Recently, the new twighlight movie came out. In the movie a girl falls in love with a 200 year old vampire who has ceased to age beyond his late teens/early twenties.

    This relationship is celebrated and endorsed by millions of people who buy these books and movies. Yet it is generally agreed upon that an older man dating a younger woman is not ideal. If anyone saw and 80 year old and a 20 year old sharing an intimate moment in the park, many people would think it was gross!

    Edward Cullen is over twice the age of our 80 year old man! Are we disarmed by his young spry body? Do we really dislike age because it causes a chasm of life experience between the old and the young that doesn't make for healthy romance, or is it really as simple as wrinkles and liver spots?



    your use of the Twilight franchise as an example has invalidated your argument. Please go sit with the other special children and try not to drool on the toys


    While I do that, go find a nice douche and irrigate the sand out of your vagina, you cantankerous bitch.

    Kthxbai icon_smile.gif



    oooooohhhhhh somebody's cranky icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    DEKIRUMAN said
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    DEKIRUMAN saidSo ageism is rampant in both the straight and gay communities, and the question is why.

    Recently, the new twighlight movie came out. In the movie a girl falls in love with a 200 year old vampire who has ceased to age beyond his late teens/early twenties.

    This relationship is celebrated and endorsed by millions of people who buy these books and movies. Yet it is generally agreed upon that an older man dating a younger woman is not ideal. If anyone saw and 80 year old and a 20 year old sharing an intimate moment in the park, many people would think it was gross!

    Edward Cullen is over twice the age of our 80 year old man! Are we disarmed by his young spry body? Do we really dislike age because it causes a chasm of life experience between the old and the young that doesn't make for healthy romance, or is it really as simple as wrinkles and liver spots?



    your use of the Twilight franchise as an example has invalidated your argument. Please go sit with the other special children and try not to drool on the toys


    While I do that, go find a nice douche and irrigate the sand out of your vagina, you cantankerous bitch.

    Kthxbai icon_smile.gif



    oooooohhhhhh somebody's cranky icon_lol.gif


    trolling frustrates me. If you get more that 5 troll posts at the start of your thread it becomes totally derailed, the girls get completely out of hand, and before you know it, Ariodante is posting gifs of people licking each other's assholes.

    I can't have that.

    Surely you understand.
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    but you used twilight as an example for your argument, why would you expect anything other than trolling?
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    Where would we be without Ariodante and his gifs?
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:57 AM GMT
    "cantankerous bitch" - now THAT is rich. Lol!!
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    Nov 18, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    I don't mind dating someone 10 yrs older, but he needs to have the maturity and wear his age well. Same principle - some chubby guys wear their weight so well, it makes them cute; others just look flabby. Also, whenever an older guy says, "I'm just too old to...." it's a huge turn-off. They shouldn't be dating someone younger if they have that mindset.
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    Nov 18, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    lol, well I see nothing wrong with using an ageless young looking vampire as an example of exception. No I've never seen or read any Twilight story.

    Most ageism I've found is based on visuals first, stage of life and experience issues coming in second.

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    Nov 18, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    My thoughts on age.

    You can tell really quick if a guy is mature and what he has going on in his life and what his future goals are. Life experiences in my opinion are pointless to base on because some younger guys have more experience than older guys (Life experiences, dating, sex). Life stages seem to be what most guys take into consideration. I honestly think if both parties want to make it work they can. Age is a preference just like anything else.
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    Nov 18, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Claystation saidYou know those movies arent real, right? icon_biggrin.gif

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