Turning 30 next month

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    Nov 27, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    I'm also getting close to the 30 mark, and I feel like I still need to do a lot more in my life. I hope our third decade will only be better than the two that came before. As for the growing older part, nobody likes it (I think) but that's just life.
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    Nov 27, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    turbobilly said
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    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


    You beat me to it Turbobily
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 27, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    I wish that I was only turning 30, it stinks being over 50.
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    Nov 27, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    Welcome, I was ecstatic to turn 30. As for vanity, I believe all the effort and money I've poured into my skin in my 20s has paid off.
  • Pontifex

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    Nov 27, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    So far my 30s are definitely an improvement for me. I'm only managing to improve so far. Now I even have enough money to have more fun.
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    R.I.P
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    timshel said...

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

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    You're trading the gifts of youth, for the gifts of maturity. I hope that you eventually find it a blessing. I have. I was supposed to be dead 27+ years ago...but I'm not. So, when I look at my hands and see the hands of a 47 year old man, I am grateful. I never thought I was going to get to see myself age gracefully.

    Inner beauty is timeless. Just keep working on being the best "you" that you can be.
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
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    timshel said...

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

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    You're trading the gifts of youth, for the gifts of maturity. I hope that you eventually find it a blessing. I have. I was supposed to be dead 27+ years ago...but I'm not. So, when I look at my hands and see the hands of a 47 year old man, I am grateful. I never thought I was going to get to see myself age gracefully.

    Inner beauty is timeless. Just keep working on being the best "you" that you can be.


    Well said!!!!!
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    Holy cow I come back and there are 30 replies waiting for me

    As far as being old in the "gay world," that "world" has never been attractive to me anyway so I really don't give it any regard.

    I still have high school and middle school girls flirt with me. I am looking forward to that being over. Well maybe it never will icon_redface.gif

    I read last night about men hitting their sexual peak at 18. So I can be relieved to know that we have all been going downhill for quite some time.

    There are 70 year old martial artists that could kick all of our asses. At the same time. So many guys with beefy bodies don't have mental stamina and so all that disposable power is lost. I feel like my 30s are going to be spent working on my physical health and mental/ spiritual agility. 20s were spent trying to get laid around every corner.

    Ironic thing is, I will probably get laid more in my 30s. icon_wink.gif

    Oh yeahhhhh, and I'm getting my braces off next year.. forgot about that. Very excited for that!
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    awwww ... sweetie .... here you go ...you'll be needing one of these

    8635-medical-equipment-scooter-wheelchai
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Well *touch wood* I'm blessed to be healthy and fit now than I was younger. I am looking forward to getting better and striving forward.
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidawwww ... sweetie .... here you go ...you'll be needing one of these

    8635-medical-equipment-scooter-wheelchai


    Ooh! Is that a Rascal! I want one!
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Enjoy the ride!

    William Katt at 25 in "Carrie"
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    At 30 in "Greatest American Hero"
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    At 50
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    At 60
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidEnjoy the ride!

    William Katt at 25 in "Carrie"
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    At 30 in "Greatest American Hero"
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    At 50
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    At 60
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    I love this.. I just watched Carrie last week and I was thinking "I wonder how he looks today??"
    That scab under his lip isn't helping either
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:37 AM GMT
    I've got some time before turning 30, sorry icon_sad.gif. I've got some time before I can legally drink. (Sorry if this just depresses you)

    I've noticed that if a guy works out, he usually remains looking good for alot of his life (easily into his late 40s, sometimes into his late 50s)

    Trust me, you'll be good for at least another two decades.
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:45 AM GMT
    I feel better now at 40 than I did at 30 icon_smile.gif because I've since taken better care of myself. I think I look better too. Don't sweat it. Aging is natural. Do it with grace. Just eat, sleep and exercise well. Avoid stress. Love. Laugh. Live. Bring joy to others around you. And love God.
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
    timshel said
    eagermuscle saidEnjoy the ride!

    William Katt at 25 in "Carrie"
    291ma68.jpg

    At 30 in "Greatest American Hero"
    2zfttg4.jpg

    At 50
    28r0aj9.jpg

    At 60
    34tbfqd.jpg


    I love this.. I just watched Carrie last week and I was thinking "I wonder how he looks today??"
    That scab under his lip isn't helping either


    At 50 he looked like he was aging gracefully. At 60, I he looks like he simultaneously stopped caring about diet and skin care but still pays a zillion dollars for a weave and a dye job. I probably need to bookmark this...

    OP, I hated turning 30. For me it was tangible evidence that I was no longer young. But think about it this way - you're about to enter your real adult years, and you have all of them stretching out in front of you, a sea of endless possibility.
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    I'm jealous! Wish I were turning 30 again!!

    Happy Early Birthday!
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
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    jmusmc85 saidMen don't get interesting till they are in their 30's....


    Well said!!!


    Actually, most men don't get interesting.


    Actually most do.

    Yer one of the rare few who is completely one-note and almost painfully dull.

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    Nov 30, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    Well my bday is on Dec. 22, the day after Armageddon, so I may never turn 30 after all icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:19 AM GMT
    Coach_Mike saidIf 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.


    Could the fact that your strength didn't deteriorate much be that you focus on that sort of training primarily and are incredibly massive for your size (which is hot and not a bad thing, but athletics is specific to certain body types for reasons of physics)?.

    Like, I used to be a swimmer, but that was when I was 155 lbs. I can still swim way better than anyone, but my times suck because 1) I don't train that much swimming anymore (2 a days, 2 hrs each is a bit excessive), and I got competitive division 1 times one meet when I had diarrhea, so my weight was like 147 for that meet, but I was shaved, tapered, had a fast skin, and full glycogen stores and was drinking pedialyte between races icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:21 AM GMT
    timshel saidWell my bday is on Dec. 22, the day after Armageddon, so I may never turn 30 after all icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    Oh damn! You may yet be saved from the dreaded 30.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Lets be real, no one cares how old you are if you still look good. It's when your head starts to look like a melting candle that you should start to feel weird. Lol
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    timshel said...I read last night about men hitting their sexual peak at 18. So I can be relieved to know that we have all been going downhill for quite some time....

    Erm... don't believe everything you read, sonny. Take it from one who knows. I'm as horny now as I was then. Well, almost. Seriously.

    The funny thing is, even though the face you see in the mirror every morning ages, the person looking at it doesn't so much. Personality wise I'm really not that much "older" than I was in my 20s. I may be "rare" in that way. A lot of my friends *have* gotten old and settled in their ways. Me, not so much.

    But, for me, life didn't really "begin" until my 30s and 40s. Best sex I ever had was in my 50s. It blows my mind but, apparently, some guys in their 20s find me attractive even today (I've found out since joining this illustrious forum). Shocked the shit out of me! icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 30, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    I'm coming right up on it, tim, though I get until July.

    I'm not handling it as well as I always assumed I would. Living in a metropolitan region full of overachievers, it seems that by 30 I should run an innovative company, have a fabulous condo, and have chiseled abs...perhaps San Franciscans can relate icon_wink.gif

    But lately I've started looking forward to it, ever since deciding to celebrate the year with some personally significant goal, like perhaps climbing my first big wall or something similar. It's made me a bit more excited about the whole thing...