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Old 07-31-2014, 02:57 PM
Location: San Francisco, California
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I think people do seem to look & act younger these days

remember back in school when you were a kid? I remember teachers that were 37 - 44 that acted like an old man by todays standards, they wore sandals with socks, smoked a pipe like grandpa, they talked like old men with a rough old hoarse voice from smoking

they didnt take care of themselves or go to the gym and seemed to age faster compared to modern days

possibly from the harder life of the old timers, many were WWII - Korean war vets
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by coffeendonuts View Post
Society has warped views on what a 30, 40 or 50+ year old should look like, so when people see you aren't a shriveled up prune, it's "you look younger than your age."

I get carded when I buy wine at the grocery store. It's because they ID anyone that looks 30 or younger, and it's typically a teenager that has some preconceived idea of what 30+ looks like. I'm not wrinkled or shriveled up so they just automatically ask for ID. I don't look like I'm 30 though...I think I look my age.

I have had folks tell me I look like a teenager but I know they are just tossing a compliment out...I don't really look like a teenager. Even the "OMG you haven't changed a bit" comments amuse me.
Ummmm, yes I have. My face used to be fatter/fuller when I was younger, even though I weighed 20-25lbs less than I do now. I just smile and say "thanks!".
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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It's not impossible. I think it comes down to good genes, diet and exercise. Most people guess I'm 29, I'm actually 38. Also, I feel young, probably due to all that good food, fresh air and exercise; I am cool with my age because I don't feel that 38 is "old." I'm so much healthier than when I was in my twenties, it's only the beginning.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by texan2yankee View Post
I'm not sure what "look younger" means? Nothing looks sillier to me than a woman or man trying desperately to "look younger". Health, grooming, attitude, and maintain a healthy weight have everything to do with attractiveness, at any age.
What do you mean by this? "Healthy" and attractiveness don't necessarily have anything to do with one another. Seriously, have you ever checked out some of the people who shop at the health food stores?

Who wants to look old or to be old? One could work out until one has the body of a god, but if one's face is old and raggedy the only part that people will notice is the part that's old and raggedy. Ms. Clairol and the plastic surgery industry will forever make billions.
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