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Old 05-07-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Hello folks, the CD player is back.......just kidding.

Thought I'd "slap up" a thread for you good kind folks.

In my dating experiences with dating older and younger women, I've notice the Older babes almost never ask me about my career/job but the younger ones almost always "shoot off" that question immediately.

I've noticed since I've dated on both ends of the age group.

I'm 36yo so older, we will say, is 45 to 55 and younger is 26 to 36.


I think I know why, but it seems like the "older" 50 to 55 age group focus on morals/values and just developing good solid relationships. They don't seem to care to much about what I do as long as it's LEGAL, I take care of myself and I don't whine to them about my job if I dislike it. From my experience, at least the older babes I like, they seem to know how to live life more so than the younger ones.

I find myself never lost for words with that(50-55) age group. With the younger women, it always seems like a job interview/competition.

This thought occurred to me when I was asked by my "new friend" why I liked older women. She's 50 and she looks good. Anyone see The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep has the look of my new friend. At least the hair style and elegance. I like the salt and pepper look. It's sharp.


Anyway, chime in........
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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I don't understand why men are so sensitive about this question--what do you do. If I'm truly interested, I want to know. Not because I need your money or for you to take care of me because I most certainly do not. I ask because I'm interested in you, period. What a person does all day long is of interest to the average person. I've had guys ask me numerous times and it never bothered me in the least. Not all people who ask that do so because they want in your wallet. Not even most.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Hello folks, the CD player is back.......just kidding.

Thought I'd "slap up" a thread for you good kind folks.

In my dating experiences with dating older and younger women, I've notice the Older babes almost never ask me about my career/job but the younger ones almost always "shoot off" that question immediately.

I've noticed since I've dated on both ends of the age group.

I'm 36yo so older, we will say, is 45 to 55 and younger is 26 to 36.


I think I know why, but it seems like the "older" 50 to 55 age group focus on morals/values and just developing good solid relationships. They don't seem to care to much about what I do as long as it's LEGAL, I take care of myself and I don't whine to them about my job if I dislike it. From my experience, at least the older babes I like, they seem to know how to live life more so than the younger ones.

I find myself never lost for words with that(50-55) age group. With the younger women, it always seems like a job interview/competition.

This thought occurred to me when I was asked by my "new friend" why I liked older women. She's 50 and she looks good. Anyone see The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep has the look of my new friend. At least the hair style and elegance. I like the salt and pepper look. It's sharp.


Anyway, chime in........
It's different times and different values buddy! IMO, the older ones know how to pick them better. The funny thing is older women and young women seem to be fine. It is the ones in the middle that urk ya!LOL.........
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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I don't understand why men are so sensitive about this question--what do you do.


is this something you encounter "in the wild" ? i thought it was just the complaining type that this forum attracts.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I usually found older women to be easier going when I was dating. Half their life is behind them, they've had enough of the grind, probably have kids who are already grown, and focus more of their energy on enjoying life. The younger women are still ambitious and trying to get ahead in life. Perhaps unsure of what they want or looking for someone who is ambitious or accomplished too. If they are looking to start a family they want someone is going to be good family material. Most older women aren't looking to start a family, so they're all set with that stuff, they want to enjoy the remainder of their years and perhaps catch up on the fun they missed out on while raising a family or working on their career.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I don't understand why men are so sensitive about this question--what do you do. If I'm truly interested, I want to know. Not because I need your money or for you to take care of me because I most certainly do not. I ask because I'm interested in you, period. What a person does all day long is of interest to the average person. I've had guys ask me numerous times and it never bothered me in the least. Not all people who ask that do so because they want in your wallet. Not even most.
Exactly. Usually my follow-up question to "what do you do?" is "How did you get involved in that?" or "Do you enjoy it?" I've never asked to see his W-2s and the last 3 months' pay stubs.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: The Mango Tree
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Every time I have asked a guy what his career was or what he did, it was because I was either a.) trying to make conversation or b.) genuinely interested in what he spent 3/4 of the day doing.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Ron. View Post
Hello folks, the CD player is back.......just kidding.

Thought I'd "slap up" a thread for you good kind folks.

In my dating experiences with dating older and younger women, I've notice the Older babes almost never ask me about my career/job but the younger ones almost always "shoot off" that question immediately.

I've noticed since I've dated on both ends of the age group.

I'm 36yo so older, we will say, is 45 to 55 and younger is 26 to 36.


I think I know why, but it seems like the "older" 50 to 55 age group focus on morals/values and just developing good solid relationships. They don't seem to care to much about what I do as long as it's LEGAL, I take care of myself and I don't whine to them about my job if I dislike it. From my experience, at least the older babes I like, they seem to know how to live life more so than the younger ones.

I find myself never lost for words with that(50-55) age group. With the younger women, it always seems like a job interview/competition.

This thought occurred to me when I was asked by my "new friend" why I liked older women. She's 50 and she looks good. Anyone see The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep has the look of my new friend. At least the hair style and elegance. I like the salt and pepper look. It's sharp.


Anyway, chime in........
So they don't ask you what you do?

I don't mind them asking. It's just when and how they ask that's key.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Philly Metro
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I love talking with older single women. They really do have a great perspective on life. They are typically straightforward, laidback, confident, and know exactly what they want. So I know what you mean.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Fascinating.
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