Turning 30 next month

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    Nov 26, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Well, here we go.

    I will nonger be a twenty something. It's starting to get real, really real.
    I am actually excited and looking forward to my 30s. I feel stronger than ever and I think the dating world will be much more stable. I hope the same can be said about finances too. I feel a lot more confident in myself but it was because of the hard lessons I went through in my 20s. I had a tendency to get involved with narcissists and a lot of them really damaged me, but they didn't destroy me. I was also my own worst enemy.
    I want to make a truce with myself.

    What I am not looking forward to: finally witnessing my face and skin deteriorate at a much quicker pace than anything Ive experienced before.

    Anyone else out there coming along with me?
  • calibro

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    Nov 26, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    no
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    Already traveled that road. Deterioration is overrated.
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    If you're an athlete your face is going to hold up a lot longer than your body. You'll find yourself slower with slower reflexes, injuries won't heal as quickly, you'll injure yourself doing things you could do easily 5 years ago and guys in their twenties are going to whip your ass more easily when you compete with them. My 25 year old self could take my almost 32 year old self anytime he wanted to.The only thing I've noticed that doesn't deteriorate as far as athletic performance goes after 30 is strength.
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    Its cliche because people always say things get better with age, but so far in my experience its true. I wouldn't go back to my 20's for all the money in the world. That said, if I could somehow stop before 40 I would lol
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Nov 26, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    Men usually look better and more manly on their 30's. Unless you have buit your persona about been a twink.... Sucks to be you in that case.
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    calibro saidno


    The vortex is swirlin'
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    I can handle being whipped by guys younger than me. After all, they're getting younger every day. I don't have an obsession with always having to be first, though I am very competitive.
    I think Im going to focus more on my martial arts in this next decade. I would rather have a limber, svelte, toned maneuverable body than a muscly one.

    I do agree that men in their 30s are probably the hottest guys around.. Good physical looks and confidence/ sense of aloofness, very very attractive.
    I don't think I'd want to relive most of my 20s.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 26, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    I will be turning 30 in a year and a half. I am not looking forward to it, I am too busy enjoying my 20's and I am having the time of my life!
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    My 30s were MUCH better than my 20s....I bet they will be for you as well!

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    Nov 26, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    I'm a bit further down the vortex than you so here's my insight. When I turned 30 I was looking forward to it because I expected my career to be more solidly developed (hence earning more) and I figured a lot a great things start happening then. In my 20's money was tight and it took several years to pay off my student debt. Looking back I'd say I was right to be happy about turning 30.

    When I turned 40 I was a bit bummed out because things were more settled and it seemed like middle age was fast approaching. I was no longer considered "young" by others and I sensed old age was approaching. I don't think I started noticing visiable aging (grey hair, wrinkles, etc) until about 45, though, and I think the changes start getting a bit rapid when you are nearing 50.

    Now that I just turned 50 (this month) I'm less bummed out about it because I'm in fairly good shape and don't feel "old". I'm used to having grey hairs at the sides and am not sure I want to dye it out like others my age. Developing wrinkles sucks but I guess I've finally got to the point where it just doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would when I was 29. It's not like aging seems to be slowing me down really.
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    I'm still in my mid twenties but I'm excited to enter the 30's (weird huh?)

    For me to 20-30's, years of discovering myself, fun, travelling the world, learning lots.

    30-40's: More settled down with occasion trip here and there, much more career based and look at raising children. How exciting a new phase ;)

    But yeh I'm determined to make the most of my 20's still!
  • JackDoyle

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    Nov 26, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    I'm not looking forward to getting older, I have a small baby face and I think I'll only ever be able to pull off the twinky look lol but I think the most attractive guys are macho 30 + men
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Welcome to the club! I am so freakin happy my 20's are over!!!!
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    Anything past 21 is over the hill in this gay world. I actually have guys get mad that I look younger, makes me giggle.
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    Turning 30 ain’t so bad...it only means another decade of life changing adventures!!!

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    Nov 26, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    My 40's were actually the best. I had already "been there/done that" by then, so I knew what I liked and wanted. I really didn't begin working out until my 30's, so I was really happy with my body in my 40's.

    Yes, 20's were fun, not much responsibility, and you still have the stamina to work hard/play hard. Great memories, but wouldn't want to do it again.

    Now, in my 50's, I suppose the midlife crisis sets in, having to watch my health, and realizing that I cannot physically do what I used to. However, I no longer feel the need or want to keep up with the latest trends/fads/music. Nothing sadder than a guy my age going to circuit parties and wearing A&F and listening to Britney. I still have my disco memories! LOL It DOES hurt a bit to realize that I am now in the invisible age when I walk into a bar. Been through lots of changes in the last few years.
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    After a year of defending that I was "a real 29," I was grateful for 30. Of course, then came 31, 32, 33, and...yikes...34, and it's a bit more real.

    Still, with as traumatic as my 20s were, I'll take the stability and independence of 30s any day.
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidOh my god. You poor thing. icon_rolleyes.gif


    No! you are making it worse icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Men don't get interesting till they are in their 30's....
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 26, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Turning 30? Hey my friend wait until you hit 50. The 30s are probably the best decade of your life, no deterioration to dread unless you abuse yourself.
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidMen don't get interesting till they are in their 30's....


    Well said!!!
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    process said
    jmusmc85 saidMen don't get interesting till they are in their 30's....


    Well said!!!


    Actually, most men don't get interesting.
  • kevmoran

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    Nov 26, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    I'll get your deathbed ready sweetie.
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    Nov 27, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    smartmoney said
    process said
    jmusmc85 saidMen don't get interesting till they are in their 30's....


    Well said!!!


    Actually, most men don't get interesting.


    Speak for yourself.....icon_wink.gif