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Old 09-08-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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Originally Posted by matisse12

It was no "hell" at all. I didn't even notice it. It was nothing. And no problems whatsoever.

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Yep, getting older doesn't bother me in the least. We've been getting older every single day of our lives.
charlygal, you quoted me, but I was talking about menopause above, not getting older or being an older person

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Old 09-08-2017, 01:38 PM
 
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[quote=TrilbyandDixie;49457135]Same here. When people ask how old I was when I hit menopause I have to say "I don't know" because, aside from weight gain which had been going on for years, I had no symptoms.

Same here. All I know is that after 40 years of feeling like a donkey kicked me in the stomach, and I knew I never wanted kids so what good was it, it just stopped. I was 51. It was great.

I have certainly heard a different story from other women.

I have long thought the reproductive system is a cogent argument against Intelligent Design.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I am still young certainly, but have to admit I worry about getting older. Call me vain but while I know I am no super model by any means, it is something I think about.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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Seems clear that OP was asking how women deal with being less attractive sexually due to aging.

Me, I got all sorts of wild attention when I was younger, and I dressed like a hobo, never wore makeup, etc. That attention never got me anything that I wanted on any important level, and I never cared for it or wanted to elicit it.

So I get a lot less now. It's someone else's turn now. I still wouldn't want to be desired for looks or good parts only. There's always a better one around the corner. I knew that then, and I know it now. I wouldn't want someone to reject me strictly on looks, but didn't enjoy being approached strictly because of them (and groped. And lied to. And assaulted. Etc.)

That said, I apparently look a lot younger than my age (witnessing the jealousy and shock around my retirement announcement at work). No makeup, no cigarettes, no sunbathing, no kids. Keeps yer skin nice.
I still dress like a hobo, including at work (they are just glad you show up for third shift) and so now people think I'm gay, not a hippie distant princess. C'est la vie.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Just socialize with people ten years older and you will always be the youngest person in the room Okay I'm being silly. Actually I socialize with people my age, younger and older. It's all good. I try not to think about age as much as I focus on having fun.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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Just socialize with people ten years older and you will always be the youngest person in the room Okay I'm being silly. Actually I socialize with people my age, younger and older. It's all good. I try not to think about age as much as I focus on having fun.
hey - that's me! Everyone I hang out with is 10 to 15 years older.

Sometimes I wonder about them. They are like teenagers whining about life. LOL.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The OP is 31 years old.

Is it just me, or has the Retirement Forum suddenly been inundated with posters who are exactly 31 years old? What is this, the third one? Fourth? What is it about that age that causes them to not only think about aging issues, but to come to the Retirement Forum and post about them?

Go out and enjoy your youth!

Life is short. Get one.

I see nothing wrong with younger people being interested in aging issues. We older folks should be flattered that our opinions and experiences are being sought out. The OP raised an interesting and valid topic of discussion; it doesn't matter how old she is.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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The OP is 31 years old.

Is it just me, or has the Retirement Forum suddenly been inundated with posters who are exactly 31 years old? What is this, the third one? Fourth? What is it about that age that causes them to not only think about aging issues, but to come to the Retirement Forum and post about them?

Go out and enjoy your youth!

Life is short. Get one.

MMoB: Maybe they are bored and see us old-timers having fun? Are they envious we are retired?

Maybe they don't have a life...... your last line is right on target!!!
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Ipswich,England
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some folk actually improve (appearance wise) with age . They also say you get the face you deserve ...so try to smile a lot now lol
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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I'm another one who didn't have to get over anything, because there's nothing to get over. Life happens, aging happens, and I move along with it. There are pluses and minuses to every stage in life, and that's how it goes.
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