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Old 08-10-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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I think this would fit in this forum. If not let me know. I usually think of odd questions and it seems to be rubbing off on my coworkers. We had two people in where I work today, both in their mid to late 80s. No relationship other than being retired and here at the same time. The woman was at the counter and when the man came in he started flirting (as usual) with our 30 something y/o treasurer before coming to me. After, on his way out he paused, looked to the treasurer and said "If you can't be good, dear, be careful." To which the woman at the counter quipped "If you can't be careful, name it after me." We all just broke up laughing.

The question arose among us shortly after was at what age can you start getting away this. If I tried it, even at 61, I'd be scolded or thought of as a dirty old man.

So, at what age do you change from dirty old lech to cute, flirty, old duffer?
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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I think this would fit in this forum. If not let me know. I usually think of odd questions and it seems to be rubbing off on my coworkers. We had two people in where I work today, both in their mid to late 80s. No relationship other than being retired and here at the same time. The woman was at the counter and when the man came in he started flirting (as usual) with our 30 something y/o treasurer before coming to me. After, on his way out he paused, looked to the treasurer and said "If you can't be good, dear, be careful." To which the woman at the counter quipped "If you can't be careful, name it after me." We all just broke up laughing.

The question arose among us shortly after was at what age can you start getting away this. If I tried it, even at 61, I'd be scolded or thought of as a dirty old man.

So, at what age do you change from dirty old lech to cute, flirty, old duffer?
You don't.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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i think this would fit in this forum. If not let me know. I usually think of odd questions and it seems to be rubbing off on my coworkers. We had two people in where i work today, both in their mid to late 80s. No relationship other than being retired and here at the same time. The woman was at the counter and when the man came in he started flirting (as usual) with our 30 something y/o treasurer before coming to me. After, on his way out he paused, looked to the treasurer and said "if you can't be good, dear, be careful." to which the woman at the counter quipped "if you can't be careful, name it after me." we all just broke up laughing.

The question arose among us shortly after was at what age can you start getting away this. If i tried it, even at 61, i'd be scolded or thought of as a dirty old man.

So, at what age do you change from dirty old lech to cute, flirty, old duffer? :d

never!!
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Almost all men will turn into dirty old men at some point and it is never cute. Some of them might be demented in which case you might feel sorry for them, but that's it.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Wow. We must be odd up here in the sticks then. Do you folks all work in nursing homes? I could understand then. LOL
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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This should be obvious, but if not I'll let you know...

The age where you *might* "get away with it" is in senescence, a stage of life where the organic life form begins gradual, but notable deterioration. While there is no magic number for when senescence begins, I can pretty well assure you that at 61 you're far too young. Entering senescence or in more general terms, becoming an "old timer" is something that (usually) begins after 70 or even 75 in many individuals. Diet, genetic predisposition, fitness, lifestyle and environment each affect health and vitality.

The reason why you would certainly be a "dirty old leach" right now is because you still have (though perhaps somewhat diminished) virility. You have enough strength, energy and sexual drive that could overwhelm or dominate a young woman.

When I was 18 I worked at a middle/working class country restaurant on the side of a busy interstate. We had all types walking through that door. The only men that "got away" with little flirty remarks were my classmates and the WWII veteran that was barely taller than me and probably weighed less too. As I recall he looked a little like George Burns, but was sweeter and more polite. A southern gentleman, but one who obviously still enjoyed the sights of young budding beauties.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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This should be obvious, but if not I'll let you know...

The age where you *might* "get away with it" is in senescence, a stage of life where the organic life form begins gradual, but notable deterioration. While there is no magic number for when senescence begins, I can pretty well assure you that at 61 you're far too young. Entering senescence or in more general terms, becoming an "old timer" is something that (usually) begins after 70 or even 75 in many individuals. Diet, genetic predisposition, fitness, lifestyle and environment each affect health and vitality.

The reason why you would certainly be a "dirty old leach" right now is because you still have (though perhaps somewhat diminished) virility. You have enough strength, energy and sexual drive that could overwhelm or dominate a young woman.

When I was 18 I worked at a middle/working class country restaurant on the side of a busy interstate. We had all types walking through that door. The only men that "got away" with little flirty remarks were my classmates and the WWII veteran that was barely taller than me and probably weighed less too. As I recall he looked a little like George Burns, but was sweeter and more polite. A southern gentleman, but one who obviously still enjoyed the sights of young budding beauties.
Exactly. For example Clint Eastwood, he can never get away with this, nor can Chuck Norris. Nor Vladimir Putin for that matter.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:11 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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This should be obvious, but if not I'll let you know...

The age where you *might* "get away with it" is in senescence, a stage of life where the organic life form begins gradual, but notable deterioration. While there is no magic number for when senescence begins, I can pretty well assure you that at 61 you're far too young. Entering senescence or in more general terms, becoming an "old timer" is something that (usually) begins after 70 or even 75 in many individuals. Diet, genetic predisposition, fitness, lifestyle and environment each affect health and vitality.

The reason why you would certainly be a "dirty old leach" right now is because you still have (though perhaps somewhat diminished) virility. You have enough strength, energy and sexual drive that could overwhelm or dominate a young woman.

When I was 18 I worked at a middle/working class country restaurant on the side of a busy interstate. We had all types walking through that door. The only men that "got away" with little flirty remarks were my classmates and the WWII veteran that was barely taller than me and probably weighed less too. As I recall he looked a little like George Burns, but was sweeter and more polite. A southern gentleman, but one who obviously still enjoyed the sights of young budding beauties.



That sounds like the guy that was in today. Although he doesn't weigh less. A big flirt but sweet and polite. He always looks around fro ladies before muttering words like "he77" and says it in a whisper. Sweetheart of a guy. Thank you. The ladies were wondering. I'll pass this on for our edification.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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It isn't so much about the age of who says what, but whether they actually mean it or not. The gay guy at one of our social groups is always saying the same flirty stuff to us and we all find amusing and laugh. Now if he were serious, we'd have to thump him up alongside the head or take away his chocolate or something.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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So, at what age do you change from dirty old lech to cute, flirty, old duffer?
They don't! I shuddered every time I heard my father talk that way to a waitress. Why do men think it's cute?
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