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(Guardian)   "As one who has been ageing happily since the day I was born, ageing is not a bad thing. In fact, every single woman I know looks better in her 30s and 40s than she did in her 20s and is a lot happier than she was in her 20s"   (theguardian.com) divider line 269
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2014-02-17 12:12:33 PM

mjbok: Still very attractive, but not nearly as much so as she was in her 20s and 30s.


Her appearance would not be a deal breaker at any age. The crazy factor on the other hand? I promised the little guy, "No more nutter spelunking!"
Although after about a half pint of Guinness for me and quart of North Carolina's finest paint thinner with a roofy chaser for her and it's totally on.
 
2014-02-17 12:12:45 PM

verbaltoxin: 40+ yr. old celebrities are the exception, not the rule. Most fortysomethings Americans don't exercise, eat right, get much physical activity, or take care of themselves beyond the thinnest minimum. So they look like sh*t as a result.


The upshot is that it takes only very slight effort to look better than the majority of people.
 
2014-02-17 12:13:04 PM

robertmeerdahl: proteus_b: It would be great to see evidence of a single case of this ever happening---a woman looking better in her 30s than in her 20s. Of 25 billion women who have ever lived, it has probably never happened.

the only way would be if in her 20s she was very overweight and generally did not care about her appearance, and then got in shape in her 30s

unlikely, but i have seen it happen


I've seen (pretty frequently) better (bigger) boobs, better butt, and better dressed which makes a difference.
As long as a woman is actively exercising she will generally look better mid-30s than mid-20s.  This does not apply to binge drinkers, smokers, or people who eat crap.
 
2014-02-17 12:15:43 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: verbaltoxin: 40+ yr. old celebrities are the exception, not the rule. Most fortysomethings Americans don't exercise, eat right, get much physical activity, or take care of themselves beyond the thinnest minimum. So they look like sh*t as a result.

The upshot is that it takes only very slight effort to look better than the majority of people.


This. I'm a guy in my mid-40s. About a year ago, I started taking care of myself. Although I don't consider myself much to look at, in my age group, I am a God Who Walks Among Men.
 
2014-02-17 12:17:17 PM

SewerSquirrels: Her appearance would not be a deal breaker at any age. The crazy factor on the other hand? I promised the little guy, "No more nutter spelunking!"


Steve says, "You have a good idea.  Stick with it!"

i.usatoday.net
 
2014-02-17 12:18:28 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: gweilo8888: Wrong according to Random House.  Wrong according to Collins.

Wrong according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Both aging and ageing are allowable according to all three, and probably others too.

/when grammar / spelling naziing, it's best to check your own beliefs for accuracy before hitting submit.

You lose.
Nonstandard is nonstandard.
Simply because it's printed in a book doesn't make it acceptable use everywhere all the time.
It's all right though. this kind of misinterpretation is one of the pitfalls of teaching serfs to read.
You're forgiven. This is fark, after all.

/Professional national-level editor for a decade.


Subby might be English. I think it's standard usage (or useage?) over there.
 
2014-02-17 12:18:33 PM

baconbeard: blatz514: FunkOut: See, that's the excellent thing about always having been ugly. I may look like the Cryptkeeper or Nancy Reagan now at 36 but I experience no depression about having gotten old and gross because I have always had that cackling hunchbacked crone attitude in life. Bopping around thinking "I want to be a pretty pretty princess! Where is my Prince Charming?" is so much less fun than striding about shrieking "I will get you my pretty, and your little dog too! Mwa hah hah hah!"

What I'm saying is that stringing some voodoo charms on your mountain bike is a surefire way for people to leave it alone when you're in the grocery store.

*Clicks profile*

Huh, if you consider yourself ugly, I must be an Adonis.

You must be young. When a woman goes on about how "ugly" she is, she's actually fishing for a compliment (i.e. "attention whoring").

So when a woman tells you that she's "ugly", the correct response is "Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality"


I can still be an Adonis though, right?
 
2014-02-17 12:19:41 PM

baconbeard: So when a woman tells you that she's "ugly", the correct response is "Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality"


If anything else, this advice will keep your bar tab low.
 
2014-02-17 12:20:28 PM

CeroX: A 40's elbow:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x320]

a 20's elbow:
[www.tenniselbowtips.com image 300x300]

I'll take the lower, thanks...


Uh, that's more like a 50's elbow, I'm over 40 and my elbow looks nothing like that thank you.
 
2014-02-17 12:20:50 PM

blatz514: baconbeard: blatz514: FunkOut: See, that's the excellent thing about always having been ugly. I may look like the Cryptkeeper or Nancy Reagan now at 36 but I experience no depression about having gotten old and gross because I have always had that cackling hunchbacked crone attitude in life. Bopping around thinking "I want to be a pretty pretty princess! Where is my Prince Charming?" is so much less fun than striding about shrieking "I will get you my pretty, and your little dog too! Mwa hah hah hah!"

What I'm saying is that stringing some voodoo charms on your mountain bike is a surefire way for people to leave it alone when you're in the grocery store.

*Clicks profile*

Huh, if you consider yourself ugly, I must be an Adonis.

You must be young. When a woman goes on about how "ugly" she is, she's actually fishing for a compliment (i.e. "attention whoring").

So when a woman tells you that she's "ugly", the correct response is "Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality"

I can still be an Adonis though, right?


Yes, of course.
 
2014-02-17 12:20:59 PM
Yes, well, good to know that in my 40s I'm a repulsive, hideous old waste of oxygen. At least I heard it from my friends at Fark. Thanks, guys!

/yes, that was sarcasm
 
2014-02-17 12:21:34 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: indarwinsshadow: Fark_Guy_Rob: indarwinsshadow: Dear Submittard;

Unless you're going to go out and walk in front of traffic later today, you too will one day join the ranks of the "Hey. Look. They're old".

Get used to it, you moron.

Yes - subby will age.  That doesn't mean subby will go around claiming all people of a certain age are more attractive than they were 20 years earlier.

From your bio;


Bio:
I split my time on Fark between calm, reasonable discussion, and trolling. The internet need not be serious business. I'm sorry if I've offended you.


Not offended, and if that's a troll. You need lessons....


Beauty fades. Stupid is forever.

It's not currently trolling.  I'm just pointing out the incredibly obvious difference between saying 40 year old women don't look better than 20 year old women and saying someone will never age.  I'm old and I'll continue to get old for a long while.  That doesn't blind me to the fact that getting old brings with it a lot of downsides, including looking crappier than the healthy, younger equivalent of your current self.


So, the idea that because you might be in poor shape = everyone who's your age must be in piss poor shape as well? Including women?

If you want to believe that, then believe it. I'm telling you, you're wrong.
 
2014-02-17 12:22:16 PM

special20: baconbeard: So when a woman tells you that she's "ugly", the correct response is "Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality"

If anything else, this advice will keep your bar tab low.


Well it will unless you want to get laid and are stuck with the closing time specials. Then you're gonna spend (a lot) more on yourself. I don't know about you, but I can drink a lot more than women.
 
2014-02-17 12:22:50 PM

Fano: The Googles Do Nothing: I know I'm hotter in my 40s than in my 20s.

That's the menopause


THIS comment is an absolute win. Thanks for the laugh.
 
2014-02-17 12:24:07 PM
Yeah, and every guy I know is in way better shape than when they were 20.
 
2014-02-17 12:24:39 PM

CeroX: A 40's elbow:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x320]

a 20's elbow:
[www.tenniselbowtips.com image 300x300]

I'll take the lower, thanks...


thatsmyfetish.gif
 
2014-02-17 12:26:56 PM

baconbeard: blatz514: FunkOut: See, that's the excellent thing about always having been ugly. I may look like the Cryptkeeper or Nancy Reagan now at 36 but I experience no depression about having gotten old and gross because I have always had that cackling hunchbacked crone attitude in life. Bopping around thinking "I want to be a pretty pretty princess! Where is my Prince Charming?" is so much less fun than striding about shrieking "I will get you my pretty, and your little dog too! Mwa hah hah hah!"

What I'm saying is that stringing some voodoo charms on your mountain bike is a surefire way for people to leave it alone when you're in the grocery store.

*Clicks profile*

Huh, if you consider yourself ugly, I must be an Adonis.

You must be young. When a woman goes on about how "ugly" she is, she's actually fishing for a compliment (i.e. "attention whoring").

So when a woman tells you that she's "ugly", the correct response is "Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality"


No, dude. I was made fun of so much from age 9 to 18 in school for being ugly it's permanently stuck. I don't really give a damn if someone compliments me. I assume they have a warped sense of perception. Being attractive is a puny goal that wastes time that could be used in pursuit of doing interesting things and having a laugh. I just got a chuckle out of all the guys going "Aw man, chicks are like so busted after they hit 25, they're all just grandmas after that with baggy crepe paper titties flying in the wind, like the saddest windsocks ever."

Besides, I have a man with terrible eyesight to provide me with sex. When you have a man who thinks your greasy hair is shiny hair, you know you've got a keeper.
 
2014-02-17 12:27:52 PM

redmid17: special20: baconbeard: So when a woman tells you that she's "ugly", the correct response is "Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality"

If anything else, this advice will keep your bar tab low.

Well it will unless you want to get laid and are stuck with the closing time specials. Then you're gonna spend (a lot) more on yourself. I don't know about you, but I can drink a lot more than women.


...and I was admonished by a young lady that the proven strategy of showing up at the bar just before closing time was all rapey... I had to tell her that for the most part, all I've ever done with the slag that's left over before closing time is hold their hair in the parking lot while they vomit at 2:15am. Yeah, I've changed my tack, for sure. Now I hold her hair in the parking lot so I don't blow a wad in it - like a true gentleman.
 
2014-02-17 12:28:34 PM

Mugato: These are the same people who say things like "40 is the new 20".


And 20 is apparently the new twelve.

This is what happens when you stretch "youth" into your thirties.
 
2014-02-17 12:29:07 PM

Needlessly Complicated: Yes, well, good to know that in my 40s I'm a repulsive, hideous old waste of oxygen. At least I heard it from my friends at Fark. Thanks, guys!

/yes, that was sarcasm


Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality.
 
2014-02-17 12:30:23 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x939]

54 years old? Kill it with FIRESauté it in butter.!!!!


FYP.

/also, fap.
 
2014-02-17 12:30:42 PM

mjbok: //Not an editor.  Stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.


Two spaces after the period is old school.
Get off your own lawn.
 
2014-02-17 12:30:50 PM
blackgirllonghair.com
 
2014-02-17 12:32:47 PM

special20: redmid17: special20: baconbeard: So when a woman tells you that she's "ugly", the correct response is "Don't let that get you down, I'm sure you've got a great personality"

If anything else, this advice will keep your bar tab low.

Well it will unless you want to get laid and are stuck with the closing time specials. Then you're gonna spend (a lot) more on yourself. I don't know about you, but I can drink a lot more than women.

...and I was admonished by a young lady that the proven strategy of showing up at the bar just before closing time was all rapey... I had to tell her that for the most part, all I've ever done with the slag that's left over before closing time is hold their hair in the parking lot while they vomit at 2:15am. Yeah, I've changed my tack, for sure. Now I hold her hair in the parking lot so I don't blow a wad in it - like a true gentleman.


Showing up at closing time is creepy. If you're there the entire night drinking, at least you put the time in and don't come off as opportunistic.
 
2014-02-17 12:33:24 PM

Speaker2Animals: HotIgneous Intruder: gweilo8888: Wrong according to Random House.  Wrong according to Collins.

Wrong according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Both aging and ageing are allowable according to all three, and probably others too.

/when grammar / spelling naziing, it's best to check your own beliefs for accuracy before hitting submit.

You lose.
Nonstandard is nonstandard.
Simply because it's printed in a book doesn't make it acceptable use everywhere all the time.
It's all right though. this kind of misinterpretation is one of the pitfalls of teaching serfs to read.
You're forgiven. This is fark, after all.

/Professional national-level editor for a decade.

Subby might be English. I think it's standard usage (or useage?) over there.


When did limey spelling get the nod?
Fark is USA! American all the way. Numbah ONE.
 
2014-02-17 12:33:25 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x939]

54 years old? Kill it with FIRE!!!!


I don't think anyone has said that anything over 28 is unfarkable, or anything of the sort.  The point is that was is good at 54 (the picture posted), was likely better at 44, better still at 34, etc.  Yes, there are 40/50 year olds that look better than some 20/30 year olds.  However, those 40/50 year olds probably looked better at 20/30.  Time and age are the great equalizers, which is why I think men tend to age more gracefully compared to women.  Women hold all of the sexual power up until the later 30's.  Beyond that the ravages of time tend to be worse for women and the power shifts to men.
 
2014-02-17 12:33:56 PM

Needlessly Complicated: Yes, well, good to know that in my 40s I'm a repulsive, hideous old waste of oxygen. At least I heard it from my friends at Fark. Thanks, guys!

/yes, that was sarcasm


Well, I don't know. What do your elbows look like (rolls eyes).
 
2014-02-17 12:36:13 PM

CeroX: A 40's elbow:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x320]

a 20's elbow:
[www.tenniselbowtips.com image 300x300]

I'll take the lower, thanks...


Flesh-coloured Eye of Sauron?
 
2014-02-17 12:37:16 PM

proteus_b: It would be great to see evidence of a single case of this ever happening---a woman looking better in her 30s than in her 20s. Of 25 billion women who have ever lived, it has probably never happened.


I've known a few that were quite dumpy in their 20's and finally got off their asses and started getting into better exercise and eating habits, and looked WAY better in their older years.
 
2014-02-17 12:37:41 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Two spaces after the period is old school.
Get off your own lawn.


The last time someone's judgement about my typing mattered, two spaces were required or I'd lose points, but touche, that is something very few would catch.

//Posted from my IBM Selectric.
 
2014-02-17 12:38:20 PM
I think women hit their attractive peak at about 30 to be honest.

Beyond that, the older you go the fewer attractive women there are.

However, there is something extra hot about a 40 y/o who has maintained her looks than an equivalent 20 y/o that makes them more appealing.
 
2014-02-17 12:38:28 PM

PJ-: I was somehow invited to a going away party for a manager at a restaurant the other day, so it gave me the chance to mingle with all sorts of ages.  The early 20 year old crowd was quite a pleasure to look at, it was made almost impossible to spend any kind of time with them as soon as they opened their mouth.  Most of their conversations involved discussion about their previous snap chat conversation with some random person.  The late 20s early 30s, were not as easy on the eyes, but happily walked away with their phone numbers.  It was nice not being ran off from a conversation, because they actually knew how to hold up a conversation.  The older ones than that, were battleaxes to look at, but almost worse than talking to the younger crowd.  All their conversations came to the same point, their ex-husband/boyfriend were complete assholes, and they better be coming up with the support payments for the kids.

Winner?  Don't date a server.


Well the important thing is you've found a way to be superior to ALL of them.

Good jorb.
 
2014-02-17 12:39:31 PM
blatz514:

I can still be an Adonis though, right?

You'd be surprised how much action you can get when you dress up like an ancient Greek with some gold laurel leaves and a little white tunic. Some of us ladies like to see some hairy man thighs.
 
2014-02-17 12:40:49 PM

CleanAndPure: However, there is something extra hot about a 40 y/o who has maintained her looks than an equivalent 20 y/o that makes them more appealing.


It shows something more than bats in the belfrey.
 
2014-02-17 12:41:56 PM
Take a look at this 50-year-old hag:

cinema-series-tv.fr
 
2014-02-17 12:42:47 PM
Naysayers obviously don't look at women. I know a lot of women who were better looking at 50 than at 20.
 
2014-02-17 12:43:41 PM
I hedged by bets and married someone ten years younger than me. I figure that by the time she is ugly, I'll be old anyway.
 
2014-02-17 12:43:45 PM

Zizzowop: CeroX: A 40's elbow:
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x320]

a 20's elbow:
[www.tenniselbowtips.com image 300x300]

I'll take the lower, thanks...

Uh, that's more like a 50's elbow, I'm over 40 and my elbow looks nothing like that thank you.


51 and MY elbow looks nothing like that.  I just went into the ladies' room and shoved up my sweater sleeve to make sure!
 
2014-02-17 12:44:17 PM

FunkOut: I don't really give a damn if someone compliments me. I assume they have a warped sense of perception.


Well I don't care if yo give a damn or not, I think you look cool. Your taste in music could use some work.
 
2014-02-17 12:45:06 PM
Women hit their physical peak between 22 and 27, depending on culture.  Everything beyond that is maturation and the effects of age, the body doesn't improve past the mid-20s.  Genetically we're designed to reproduce ourselves by that age, biologically nothing else matters past that point.
 
2014-02-17 12:45:25 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2014-02-17 12:46:46 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Take a look at this 50-year-old hag:

[cinema-series-tv.fr image 425x568]


Asian, has had surgery done

Helps.
 
2014-02-17 12:48:20 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Women hit their physical peak between 22 and 27, depending on culture.  Everything beyond that is maturation and the effects of age, the body doesn't improve past the mid-20s.  Genetically we're designed to reproduce ourselves by that age, biologically nothing else matters past that point.


Culture affects physical maturation?

Well, I guess it would.  Diet, etc. are cultural.
 
2014-02-17 12:48:42 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

If you regularly use lotion to masturbate, and have been for a decade or more, then simply compare your masturbation hand to your other hand. I personally see no age difference between my two hands. And one of them gets lotioned-up a lot!
 
2014-02-17 12:50:14 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Take a look at this 50-year-old hag:

[cinema-series-tv.fr image 425x568]


You do realize this picture is from when she was 41, right?  It was taken 12-9-2004.  She still looks good today, just not this good.  Just as she doesn't look as good in this picture as she did in 1998.
 
2014-02-17 12:53:54 PM

mjbok: Oh_Enough_Already: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x939]

54 years old? Kill it with FIRE!!!!

I don't think anyone has said that anything over 28 is unfarkable, or anything of the sort.  The point is that was is good at 54 (the picture posted), was likely better at 44, better still at 34, etc.  Yes, there are 40/50 year olds that look better than some 20/30 year olds.  However, those 40/50 year olds probably looked better at 20/30.  Time and age are the great equalizers, which is why I think men tend to age more gracefully compared to women.  Women hold all of the sexual power up until the later 30's.  Beyond that the ravages of time tend to be worse for women and the power shifts to men.


Thank you. For you people posting images of hot older women in the thread: if this thought didn't go through your head I assume you must be pretty bad at thinking.
 
2014-02-17 12:54:25 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Take a look at this 50-year-old hag:

[cinema-series-tv.fr image 425x568]


static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-17 12:58:17 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: True, but even if women are hotter at 30 than they are at 50 they're likely to be less batshiat farking insane, so pick your poison, gents.


I would suggest the opposite is true, partially due to faltering looks.  The crazy gene can be activated at any age, but the triggers tend to be more prevalent the older someone is.
 
2014-02-17 12:59:42 PM

Mugato: FunkOut: I don't really give a damn if someone compliments me. I assume they have a warped sense of perception.

Well I don't care if yo give a damn or not, I think you look cool. Your taste in music could use some work.


I haven't been the same since I lost my vinyl record collection.
 
2014-02-17 01:00:15 PM

baconbeard: [faqsmedia.ign.com image 363x310]

There are some hot women in their 40's. However, these are the ones that were jaw-droppingly, unbelievably, mind-bogglingly hot in their 20's.


Voted "Smart".
 
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