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Old 06-20-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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You have to kidding. Of course. Especially ME. LOL As we age, we become less attractive. And I think it's fine. As long as we're neat and clean -- I don't think being attractive is important.
As always, and no matter the age, what's inside the package counts much more than the wrapping. I've always found, again no matter the age, that it's only when I first meet someone that I notice their physical looks, whether or not they might be attractive. Because after I get to know the person, it's their character and personality that IMO makes them attractive or not so much, to me.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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About 2% of the population is attractive, imo. The rest, meh. Always been this way.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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I find it to be a relief actually. I remember the days I'd find someone really attractive in a store, and I'd try to sneak in as many "pictures" of that person as I could, knowing I'd never see that person again. Then the accompanying sadness!?

That isn't normal.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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As far as the question goes, no, I don't find people my age attractive, which is worrisome. I find younger people better-looking, but am not attracted to them. Overall, it's less often that I see someone and give any thought to their looks, so it's only the standouts I notice, of any age.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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As one increases in age, the 'Need to Breed' is SUPPOSED to decrease.


To those who 'defy' that natural decrease (with pills & such) all can say is: Good luck with that, whatever makes you happy...


...but you ARE defying the NATURAL order of things.


But hey...you do you, I do me, never the twain shall meet.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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I find it to be a relief actually. I remember the days I'd find someone really attractive in a store, and I'd try to sneak in as many "pictures" of that person as I could, knowing I'd never see that person again. Then the accompanying sadness!

I really don't know if mankind is turning out more unattractive people or is my age a factor? Even those starring in movies, it's rare I find anyone attractive in movies today. Unless it's Jim Caviezel or Keanu Reeves in it.

Is this something that happens when you get older, and what will it be like when I turn 80?
Actually I am shallow and fat people (Even myself) turned me off.... Even young, I found everyone who was overweight, unattractive....Weird huh?
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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Hmmm....Wasn't going on the physical level as I find attractive qualities. Age is less a factor.
A person can fascinate my being thru there knowledge...humor or manners. That is attractive!

All ages and walks of life can disappoint my being as well..which is a turn off. Unattractive.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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You have to kidding. Of course. Especially ME. LOL As we age, we become less attractive. And I think it's fine. As long as we're neat and clean -- I don't think being attractive is important.
ROFL! Time makes wreckage of us all. I am decades past my stud muffin years. The little cuties don't look my direction any more.

I do think that there are attractive cohorts that show up from time to time. I started college in 1965. I remember when the new freshmen showed up in 1967 thinking, "Whoa, where did all those hot chicks come from?"

Some of it may be fashion. Remember beehive hairdos, granny dresses, or raccoon eyes makeup? Women seem happy enough to dress ugly if all the other women do the same.

Another factor is that nowadays young women don't define themselves so much by what guy they can attract. In many cases they may be dressing to minimize their sexual attractiveness. I once was friends with an architect/project manager who was a really sexy woman. One day she wore a short skirt and tight blouse to work, and admitted it was a mistake that she would never repeat. She got a lot of the wrong kind of attention.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Not really. I'm 33. Younger is always going to be more valued in many folks' eyes, but I've seen some very attractive women in their 50s and 60s recently.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I do appreciate a good looking guy, especially an older good looking guy. But I donít worry about this too much.

Maybe the OPís situation is a more of a guy thing.
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