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2013-05-22 06:16:15 PM
Begs to differ:  i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-22 06:16:51 PM

James_Corn: ;)


Oh Good. I didn't want to hurt your feelings without true merit.
 
2013-05-22 06:18:27 PM
DreamyAltarBoy: I May Be Crazy But...: DreamyAltarBoy: UrukHaiGuyz: DreamyAltarBoy: UrukHaiGuyz: DreamyAltarBoy: Less than average women peak at 19 because the blush of youth is all they've got, average women peak at about 29, but truly beautiful women are a joy forever.

Condiment, compliment, whatever. Go with what works for you, and it sounds like you can't go wrong. Rarely do people put up false fronts in the face of frank honesty.


The biggest favor I ever did myself was gradually cutting all the insincere, fake people out of my life.

Mustard, kraut and onions, but carry breath mints.

I like your style.
 
2013-05-22 06:18:51 PM

miss diminutive: In my experience, men tend to peak about 6 minutes too soon.


So if my calculations are correct it takes you 6 minutes and 12 seconds to get off?
 
2013-05-22 06:19:16 PM
I thought Garfunkel and Oates covered this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-gfxjAaZg0
 
2013-05-22 06:25:18 PM
Beg to differ, pt 2:   i.imgur.com  i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-22 06:31:32 PM

Jose628: Beg to differ, pt 2:   [i.imgur.com image 319x384]  [i.imgur.com image 335x325]


Better example of the difference between 19 and 29:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-22 06:32:49 PM
I've always been attracted to older women, still am.  I used to fantasize about an older lady seducing me...uh, I guess I still do, but I'm talking about teenage permaboner years when the thought never leaves your mind.

Now I'm 32 and get attention from women 10 years older and 10 years younger.  That 20 year swing has a vast difference...but I enjoy them in their own right.

/Love me some women
//Too bad I'm too busy to do anything about it...
 
2013-05-22 06:32:49 PM
Reversely?

www.kingfishmedia.com
/word
 
2013-05-22 06:35:29 PM
Reversely?
 
2013-05-22 06:35:50 PM

WhippingBoy: spiderpaz: IMO physically they peak around 22.  However they are too sexually timid and inexperienced and lack sensuality at that age, so it takes them a few years to reach their sexiness peak at 28 ... then their boobs go flat and they start getting cottage cheese dimples.  But we love em anyway, because we're not getting any younger either.

Except that men age like a fine wine, women age like milk.


It is a sad truth in our society that men get to age with dignity and develop a "distinguished" look while women rot.  It's not fair, but it is what it is.  Women have it pretty damn good in their prime while it lasts.  A hot 20 something woman has a lot of perks and advantages that no other demographic has.  The catch is how cruelly it is taken from them once their looks are gone.
 
2013-05-22 06:39:57 PM

Gulper Eel: I May Be Crazy But...: Basically, you're saying there's girls, and there's women, then there's ladies.

And dames. Never forget dames. Or broads.


Skirts
 
2013-05-22 06:41:05 PM

Jose628: Beg to differ, pt 2:   [i.imgur.com image 319x384]  [i.imgur.com image 335x325]


She has the face of a child in the first image. Not hot.
 
2013-05-22 06:44:28 PM

miss diminutive: In my experience, men tend to peak about 6 minutes too soon.


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2013-05-22 06:45:35 PM

spiderpaz: Jose628: Beg to differ, pt 2:   [i.imgur.com image 319x384]  [i.imgur.com image 335x325]

Better example of the difference between 19 and 29:
[i.imgur.com image 600x438]


Yeah, well, most women don't spend 10+ years on hard drug binges that turn them into raving loonatics, so, there is that.
 
2013-05-22 07:03:35 PM
impaler:

Men self report that "they think" beauty peaks at 29.

Actually, it's 19.


Came to say that. GMTA!

What happens at 29 is by then we pretty much know who know we are, where we fit into the world, what we like and what we're capable of. At that age women are much more fun to partner with.
 
2013-05-22 07:04:04 PM

spiderpaz: WhippingBoy: spiderpaz: IMO physically they peak around 22.  However they are too sexually timid and inexperienced and lack sensuality at that age, so it takes them a few years to reach their sexiness peak at 28 ... then their boobs go flat and they start getting cottage cheese dimples.  But we love em anyway, because we're not getting any younger either.

Except that men age like a fine wine, women age like milk.

It is a sad truth in our society that men get to age with dignity and develop a "distinguished" look while women rot.  It's not fair, but it is what it is.  Women have it pretty damn good in their prime while it lasts.  A hot 20 something woman has a lot of perks and advantages that no other demographic has.  The catch is how cruelly it is taken from them once their looks are gone.


Heh. I was an awkward looking 20-something guy, but I'[m actually a fairly good looking 30-something. Never got fat, never lost my hair, never did the desperately-clinging-to-my-youth goatee thing. So it's basically all the same features. They just somehow look better. Of course, that could just be relative to the looks of women in my age-group.

Holy hell, did nature hand them a beat down. Like, out of nowhere. Just woke up that way one day...
 
2013-05-22 07:22:00 PM
IdBeCrazyIf:

I never peak, she usually taps out and I'm left to lay there and try and jack it

In my 30s that happened all the time, a side-effect of Zoloft. Half the time I hardly felt anything myself, I'd just practice my rhythm and technique. For women who wanted it to last it was fine; for those who wanted me to get off it was frustrating.

Then around 40 Zoloft stopped improving my mood and I had to switch to Celexa, which didn't have that side effect. In fact it did the reverse: two minutes of "WOW! This feels fanTAStic!" -- followed by three minutes of ecstasy with my eyes rolling back into my head and my heart pounding really hard, then two minutes of apologizing, then going right to sleep. It got so I'd avoid sex because it caused too much guilt and embarrassment. (Is it any wonder I've been single for 4 years and ain't had sex in 5?)

OTOH jacking off takes me an hour: by the time I get close my arm is TIRED. It's almost not worth the trouble: I can always just drink till I go to sleep.

Anyway. These days I'd just as soon pay for a BJ, after which walk her to the door, shake her hand, thank her sincerely, and then go straight to sleep. (EIP!)

Failing that, well, Heaven Hill Rum is $7 a fifth. YMMV.
 
2013-05-22 07:22:54 PM

miss diminutive: In my experience, men tend to peak about 6 minutes too soon.



Maybe you should give yourself a head start.
 
2013-05-22 07:25:11 PM

Clemkadidlefark: GIve me middle aged women with style, sense any day.



This. Then again, I am in my fifties.
 
2013-05-22 07:27:57 PM
ph0rk:

The "hot because young" peak is 17, but some faces are just plain beautiful, and some of those look better a bit older.

That happens around 29. Part of it is the mature expression. If I were soberer I'd track down jpegs of celebrities to illustrate.
 
2013-05-22 07:29:58 PM
StrandedInAZ:

I think women peak at 40.

Full disclosure: I'm 40, and I think I look better than I did at 29. It may just be that I know so much more than I did back then, which makes me more confident, which makes me look better. I certainly get hit on more now than I did back then. Who knows?


EIP!
 
2013-05-22 07:31:14 PM

poot_rootbeer: God-is-a-Taco:

The physical peak I'd say is around 17. You can't really say that in public, though.

17 year old girls are for looking at and not interacting with, as you will find out if you're ever in a situation where you have to interact with a 17 year old girl.


Bingo. Nobody's really worth interacting with till ~25 or so, not even with a very high IQ.
 
2013-05-22 07:31:15 PM

miss diminutive: Martian_Astronomer: I would tend to say the 24-26 range, not only physically, but also because psychologically it's that golden window of serious optimism between youthful frivolity and dissilusioned bitterness.

Unfortunately, I am about to turn 30, have a boring job, and am not rich, so that age range is now out of my grasp unless I can reinvent myself. I'm seriously considering taking time off from engineering...

As someone who is a) in that age bracket and b) has plenty of single female friends in the same bracket, I can say that for most of them, your age is pretty much ideal for what they looking for in a partner.

As for not being rich? I don't think that matters at all. They're looking for someone with stability who doesn't act like a teenager and/or live with their parents (which is a shockingly proportion of men our age).


Me and my gf are in that age range. I've noticed along with other friends that girls want something stable but they're not exactly happy with what we make (even if we make the same as them). I think it's just a sign of age and constantly wanting everything/impatience. Guys are fine with themselves financially but the maturity isn't there yet with the girls. It's not like break up mode or anything, but financials are the biggest and most constant strain on us.
 
2013-05-22 07:32:14 PM
Clemkadidlefark:

GIve me middle aged women with style, sense any day.

Jennifer Aniston.
 
2013-05-22 07:36:30 PM
StrandedInAZ:

I'm childless (in fact, I'm gay). So there will be no grandma moments for me. Although I'm gay, I get hit on by more men than women. It must be my feminine wiles.

I would post pics, but I know better than that. Plus I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.

/former college track athlete; also a military vet, and I still work out at least 3X a week


None of this would faze me in the slightest. I'll even do your laundry, clean your bathroom, vacuum and take out the trash. Just parade around in your underwear a few minutes every evening and I'll take care of the rest. Please?!?

/ Old, ugly, male, but very very nice and excruciatingly grateful.
 
2013-05-22 07:38:29 PM

Magnanimous_J: StrandedInAZ: Magnanimous_J: Odd Bird: 29?  pfffftttt...they're still emerging from their girl stage.

And sliding comfortably into their shrieky troll stage which lasts just long enough for them to turn into adorable grandmas.

I'm childless (in fact, I'm gay). So there will be no grandma moments for me. Although I'm gay, I get hit on by more men than women. It must be my feminine wiles.

I would post pics, but I know better than that. Plus I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.

/former college track athlete; also a military vet, and I still work out at least 3X a week
//yes, I look good

...which is why you felt the need to interject yourself into a comment that wasn't directed at you personally?


Oh come on. At my age cockteasing is all I'm getting for free, and even that takes begging.
 
2013-05-22 07:47:35 PM

Mr.Poops: I like the 27-30 year old age for women, they lose the babyface and instead of looking hot or sexy they start to look beautiful.


The ones you look at, maybe.
 
2013-05-22 07:48:43 PM
WhippingBoy:

that men age like a fine wine, women age like milk.

Bullshiat. After 35 I went quickly and completely to seed, now at 50 I look like death not warmed over quite enough.

The ex is 40 and still looks 29, i.e. at her best. Where's my Euthansia Centre?!?
 
2013-05-22 07:50:47 PM

The One True TheDavid: ph0rk:

The "hot because young" peak is 17, but some faces are just plain beautiful, and some of those look better a bit older.

That happens around 29. Part of it is the mature expression. If I were soberer I'd track down jpegs of celebrities to illustrate.


Because celebrities are celebrated because they're typical people.
 
2013-05-22 07:54:03 PM
Rwa2play:
Monica Bellucci is in her mid-late 40s and still kills women half her age with that great body of hers.

Pics?
 
2013-05-22 08:10:15 PM

BarkingUnicorn: The One True TheDavid: ph0rk:

The "hot because young" peak is 17, but some faces are just plain beautiful, and some of those look better a bit older.

That happens around 29. Part of it is the mature expression. If I were soberer I'd track down jpegs of celebrities to illustrate.

Because celebrities are celebrated because they're typical people.


No. Celebrities are celebrated because they suck off the right people.

There are women here in Lexington I see around who illustrate my point about age 29, but I doubt they'd allow me to post their photos here. First I'd have to get over being too tongue-tied to meet them...
 
2013-05-22 08:11:42 PM
I suppose I did it all backwards. I was the fat 20-30 something chick that got in shape before 40. Now I have guys from 20s and 30s that hit on me and I find it disturbing. I think there is something to be said for the older sophisticated women but I think we need to stay in our age bracket. I just wish I knew how to be the hot older woman. I just feel like a fat old lady.
 
2013-05-22 08:18:43 PM

ph0rk: meat0918: ph0rk: Martian_Astronomer: I would tend to say the 24-26 range, not only physically, but also because psychologically it's that golden window of serious optimism between youthful frivolity and dissilusioned bitterness.

Unfortunately, I am about to turn 30, have a boring job, and am not rich, so that age range is now out of my grasp unless I can reinvent myself. I'm seriously considering taking time off from engineering...

What? I thought engineering was the path to riches!

Competition with H1B holders is driving down wages a touch...

Gosh! That never comes up in Fark threads about how stupid degrees in English are.


You need an actual job before it can be given to an H1B.
 
2013-05-22 08:24:00 PM
Lena Headly, better looking at 39 than at 29.
 
2013-05-22 08:45:22 PM
best friend/ adoptive little sister is the most attractive woman I know, and while she is in her early 20s, she shows an uncanny ability to be serious when she wants to.  Combination of the best of both worlds.  Whoever she ends up with, he's a lucky bastard.

I'll take a woman in her 30s.  wine and all that...

/30s
 
2013-05-22 08:46:34 PM
You know most of the male poster on here sound gay
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Not that there is anything wrong with that

It all depends on the woman, when I attended my 25 year HS reunion many of the "hotties: from my senior year looked like they had been ridden hard and put away wet and a few of the ho hums were incredible,
 
2013-05-22 08:48:25 PM

God-is-a-Taco: The physical peak I'd say is around 17. You can't really say that in public, though.


Seventeen year olds can be very physically attractive but then they open their mouths and something terrible comes out...Words. Words chosen by a seventeen year old brain. Their beauty dissolves away and I find myself wanting to be as far away as I can from this hideous creature that won't stop spouting idiocy.
I think age limits protect children from perverts and the sanity of normal adults from temptation.
 
2013-05-22 09:03:55 PM
Some guys think girls peak at 96.  Months.
 
2013-05-22 09:09:05 PM

Jose628: Beg to differ, pt 2:     


Oh hells no.

Young Jennifer Connelly beats old and too skinny Jennifer Connelly every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

And Brooke Shields has had more plastic "intervention" than a Lego factory.
 
2013-05-22 09:11:49 PM

The One True TheDavid: IdBeCrazyIf:

I never peak, she usually taps out and I'm left to lay there and try and jack it

In my 30s that happened all the time, a side-effect of Zoloft. Half the time I hardly felt anything myself, I'd just practice my rhythm and technique. For women who wanted it to last it was fine; for those who wanted me to get off it was frustrating.

Then around 40 Zoloft stopped improving my mood and I had to switch to Celexa, which didn't have that side effect. In fact it did the reverse: two minutes of "WOW! This feels fanTAStic!" -- followed by three minutes of ecstasy with my eyes rolling back into my head and my heart pounding really hard, then two minutes of apologizing, then going right to sleep. It got so I'd avoid sex because it caused too much guilt and embarrassment. (Is it any wonder I've been single for 4 years and ain't had sex in 5?)

OTOH jacking off takes me an hour: by the time I get close my arm is TIRED. It's almost not worth the trouble: I can always just drink till I go to sleep.

Anyway. These days I'd just as soon pay for a BJ, after which walk her to the door, shake her hand, thank her sincerely, and then go straight to sleep. (EIP!)

Failing that, well, Heaven Hill Rum is $7 a fifth. YMMV.


I feel a lot better about myself now....but feel bad for you.
 
2013-05-22 09:23:11 PM

bleeding_heart_fascist: I thought Garfunkel and Oates covered this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-gfxjAaZg0


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-22 09:24:14 PM

miss diminutive: As for not being rich? I don't think that matters at all. They're looking for someone with stability who doesn't act like a teenager and/or live with their parents (which is a shockingly proportion of men our age).


I'm in my early thirties and live with my parents.  Sure, I would love to have my own place, but on the other hand I can sock away money for the future at a rate my coworkers can't match.  Financial stability is a very important trait to seek in a mate, seeing as money troubles is a top reason for marriage difficulties.
 
2013-05-22 09:28:12 PM

Coach_J: Jose628: Beg to differ, pt 2:
Oh hells no.

Young Jennifer Connelly beats old and too skinny Jennifer Connelly every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

And Brooke Shields has had more plastic "intervention" than a Lego factory.




She had a nice long plateau, but let's be honest here.

i43.tinypic.com
Women's perceived physical beauty closely matches their years of peak fertility. It's no coincidence. Some confusion is caused by popular usage of the word addressing personal qualities that have nothing to do with physical beauty. Some very pretty people are very ugly inside. Like most men, I can be intensely attracted to women I don't even like. Most women are confused by this admission.
 
2013-05-22 09:51:10 PM

Aidan: Lollipop165: I was def looking my best at 24/25.

It's weird now that I'm in my 30's... I'm not longer growing "up", I'm just growing old.

The growing old thing has gotten to me in the last year. I was fine for my early 30s even, but now I'm thinking "Well shiat it's all downhill from here, isn't it?". Bleh. I'm just gonna blame advertising.


Really?   Oh, my.  I'm coming up on 52 & I look & feel great (shall I say "for my age"?).  I'm starting up the next hill & looking forward to it.

My goddess, we are so very hung up on age & such narrow requirements for beauty.   In my mid 30's I took a hard look at my lifestyle choices & got to work.  Eating right, exercise, etc., etc. can make you feel better about yourself & that is where it begins. Finding anti-aging medicine really turned back the clock. My 40's were liberating because I knew who I was, what I wanted from life & stopped comparing myself to the impossible standards of our society (like some of you farkers).  Another big help was deciding to start eliminating toxic people from my life.

As women age in America, lots of men stop seeing you.  Who cares.  Let them chase the younger ones.  Maybe because of this attitude & taking really good care of myself, men in their 20's (too young) & 30's were plentiful.  And then, when I least expected it, I met a European....ah, a lovely culture that appreciates older women.  Then, what do you know, married at 48.  Never saw that coming.  Or even wanted it.

It's never too late.  Don't let the media or anyone tell you that you aren't good enough.  No one is perfect, but we can all work with what we've got & find someone who appreciates us.  There are so many lonely people out there, all thinking they can't be loved for who they are.  It's sad, but fixable.  It's harder when your biological clock is ticking (never had that problem), but that makes giving up even more tragic.

/really need to start a geek dating service.....
 
2013-05-22 09:51:28 PM

State_College_Arsonist: miss diminutive: As for not being rich? I don't think that matters at all. They're looking for someone with stability who doesn't act like a teenager and/or live with their parents (which is a shockingly proportion of men our age).

I'm in my early thirties and live with my parents.  Sure, I would love to have my own place, but on the other hand I can sock away money for the future at a rate my coworkers can't match.  Financial stability is a very important trait to seek in a mate, seeing as money troubles is a top reason for marriage difficulties.


Maybe marriage is a top reason for money troubles.

And seriously, you need to leave the nest.  Your parents deserve a break.
 
2013-05-22 09:55:10 PM

meat0918: ph0rk: Martian_Astronomer: I would tend to say the 24-26 range, not only physically, but also because psychologically it's that golden window of serious optimism between youthful frivolity and dissilusioned bitterness.

Unfortunately, I am about to turn 30, have a boring job, and am not rich, so that age range is now out of my grasp unless I can reinvent myself. I'm seriously considering taking time off from engineering...

What? I thought engineering was the path to riches!

Competition with H1B holders is driving down wages a touch...


New immigration bill doubles the number of H1-Bs.
 
2013-05-22 09:56:31 PM
Physical peak for women is closer to 18-20.  After that, it is all downhill.

Most can compensate by not acting like an 18-20 year old anymore, by being stable, charming, and confident.

Just like men can compensate for things that are not desirable about them by having money and power.
 
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2013-05-22 10:13:05 PM
While beauty may peak at a younger age, I know for a fact women are sexier in their 40's. I was 22 & my now wife was 39 when we got together. Women who have it together upstairs and are easy on the eyes are a match made in heaven.
 
2013-05-22 10:17:57 PM
 
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