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Old 08-21-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have mixed feelings on my age. In some ways, I feel like I haven't checked off all of the right milestones yet. This makes me feel behind.

I start to feel old when I spend too much time with 24 year olds.

On the flip side, the 24 year old think I am their age. So then I guess I am not really behind.

30s is only old in fertility years.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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I agree that it's relative. The only people I've heard refer to 30 as being "old" have been teens and a few 20 something's. Doesn't bother me any...I'm 37 with 2 kids and look better than MANY women I know who are younger than I am with NO kids.
It's not about your age it's how you take care of yourself as you get older....my humble opinion.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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I agree that it's relative. The only people I've heard refer to 30 as being "old" have been teens and a few 20 something's. Doesn't bother me any...I'm 37 with 2 kids and look better than MANY women I know who are younger than I am with NO kids.
It's not about your age it's how you take care of yourself as you get older....my humble opinion.
Agree! You can look great if you eat healthy and work out. Seems some people just let themselves go as they get older. I want to look as good as I can no matter what age I am.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Agree! You can look great if you eat healthy and work out. Seems some people just let themselves go as they get older. I want to look as good as I can no matter what age I am.
Right on!
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Middle age is around 45-50 years old.
For women above 35 starts to be old for fertility reasons. But there are woman who get pregnant naturally in their early 40s without any drugs, etc.
Until age 40-45 most people's energy level is similar to what it was when they were 30 if they are in good health.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Geauga County, Ohio
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It changes with age. At 35, I don't think I'm "old", but my arthritic knee and flabby tummy tell me I'm not 18 anymore, either. That said, I'm in many ways in better shape now than I was then - I eat FAR better, and although I weigh more, I also exercise more and my blood pressure and cholesterol is lower.

My parents are 62 and 59, and they don't seem old to me any moreso than they did when they were in their 30s and I was a kid. What's funny, is that my maternal grandparents were that same age back in the mid '80s, and to me, they were "old". My paternal grandparents were far older, since my dad is the youngest of 6.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: On the edge of the universe
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I would consider the start of middle age to be in the mid 40s to mid 50s since more and more people are living to their 90s and 100s. 30 was middle age maybe 80 years ago.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:30 PM
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People need to quit being so dramatic and realize that life doesn't end at 30. I will be 31 in two weeks, and 30 has been one of the best years I've ever had. I am happier and healthier than I have been in years. I wouldn't go back to my 20's.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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I agree that people need to stop being dramatic. Heck, I'll be 40 next year but I still feel 20, and I'll be gosh-darned if I'm going to let my age affect any aspects of my life!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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I agree that it's relative. The only people I've heard refer to 30 as being "old" have been teens and a few 20 something's. Doesn't bother me any...I'm 37 with 2 kids and look better than MANY women I know who are younger than I am with NO kids.
It's not about your age it's how you take care of yourself as you get older....my humble opinion.
Reality is it's old for them. I don't see anything wrong with that, we were all 20 at some point and thought of older people as old. Whether they are overweight, unnactractive it doesn't change the fact that you could be their mother. To them you are not more attractive, they still will find their age group more attractive than people who look like their parents. And that's the way it should be.
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