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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 59
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2014-02-17 10:10:30 AM  
12 votes:
The women in their 40's who look better than they did in their 20's are the ones who stopped tanning.
2014-02-17 11:27:07 AM  
6 votes:
Yeah, women over 40 are all wretched crones.

i1058.photobucket.com

/ Really, I'm the first?
2014-02-17 10:27:37 AM  
6 votes:

Gulper Eel: The women in their 40's who look better than they did in their 20's are the ones who stopped tanning.


This.

Get out of the sun (and/or tanning booth).

Quit smoking while you're at it.
2014-02-17 10:43:14 AM  
4 votes:
I think many people are happier in their thirties and forties than in their twenties.  In your twenties you tend to focus on all that social climbing bullshiat.  Accumulation of stuff.  Never going to make you happy - someone is always going to have more money, more facebook friends, be in better shape, have a hotter partner, have a plate of food that looks better on instagram, etc...

The people who never outgrow that stuff, the people who keep running the race, I imagine they don't get much happier as they age.  Just more frustrated.
2014-02-17 01:22:56 PM  
3 votes:
This must be the thread where a bunch of pups whine about how older people look so darn old, completely ignoring the fact that they and their significant other will be just that old a lot faster than they think they will be. It creeps up on you fast, kiddos.

I was extremely sexually active and not-unpopular when I was in my 20s. I got married, wasted almost two decades having lousy (or no) sex, and then got divorced and later married my high school sweetheart-- The one who (formerly) got away. The sex is WAY better in our 40s than it was in our 20s or teens, and we both look pretty good, too. Neither of us tans or smokes, and as a result we have better looking skin than a lot of people in their mid-20s.

It's not about age; It's about mileage, kiddos... And a lot of you are putting some heavy miles on that old bonebag of yours, and will look like flabby leather bags by the time you're in your early 30s. You don't need to live like a monk, but getting wasted, smoking like a chimney (smoking ANYthing will mess with your skin and lungs), and laying in the sun to get a tan (or worse, baking in an Easy-Bake Tanning Booth) will kill your looks. Overworking when you're young because you're trying to climb some sort of "success" ladder will add stress and wear-and-tear to that, making you feel older than you are.

But of course, you won't take this advice. You'll keep going, running on all cylinders until you finally hit that wall and look in the mirror one day to see a gnarled, spotty, crooked, beat-up, lined-faced, dry-skinned, paunchy, balding 32-year-old looking back at you... because when you're in your 20s you can't even imagine being 40 and you're all "YOLO"... Not realizing that though you do only live once, you're in that body for a long time, and your little 20-year stretch as a teen and 20-something is just a drop in the bucket. The other 60-80 years, you may be grateful if you took it easy when you were young and saved some of that vigor and beauty for the rest of your life.

People our age bump into us these days, and we look about 25 years younger than they do. They partied harder when they were young, and spent some of that time laughing about how Mrs. Nightbird and I were pale while everyone else was tanned and sober when everyone else was drunk. Now they look and feel like worn-out wrinkly crap, and we're the ones laughing... and then we go home and have sex all afternoon.

Moral of the story: Divorce is one of the best ideas humankind ever had... And oh, yeah- Take it easier on yourself when you're young because you will probably regret what you're doing to yourself when you're a little older and have to live with the consequences for another seven decades. You WILL care, then.
2014-02-17 11:29:37 AM  
3 votes:
Such disappoint in this thread. I'll try to fix, so we can have examples of what we're discussing.

20s

3.bp.blogspot.com

30s

dailyman40.com

40s

skinnythighs.files.wordpress.com
2014-02-17 10:57:22 AM  
3 votes:

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.


Tina Fey.
2014-02-17 10:43:52 AM  
3 votes:

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...


I honestly can't say that I've ever spent a significant amount of time considering a woman's elbow. Are you sure you're not just looking for excuses for your asexuality?
2014-02-17 10:30:13 AM  
3 votes:
Aging.
It's spelled AGING.

/Not AGEING.

And fat is as fat does.
2014-02-17 10:28:26 AM  
3 votes:
I will file this under 'lies women tell themselves'.
2014-02-17 10:26:09 AM  
3 votes:
There's some smokin' hot 40 year old women out there
2014-02-17 02:01:39 PM  
2 votes:
I like attractive older women not because they're better looking than hot 20-somethings (stop kidding yourself), but because they're attractive for their age AND probably capable of a full conversation AND are probably financially secure
2014-02-17 11:38:27 AM  
2 votes:

thisisyourbrainonFark: Such disappoint in this thread. I'll try to fix, so we can have examples of what we're discussing.

20s

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

30s

[dailyman40.com image 660x330]

40s

[skinnythighs.files.wordpress.com image 700x862]


Non-airbrushed:
upload.wikimedia.org

Still very attractive, but not nearly as much so as she was in her 20s and 30s.
2014-02-17 10:41:20 AM  
2 votes:

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


That's the menopause
2014-02-17 10:39:21 AM  
2 votes:
A 40's elbow:
3.bp.blogspot.com

a 20's elbow:
www.tenniselbowtips.com

I'll take the lower, thanks...
2014-02-17 10:33:23 AM  
2 votes:
The one good thing that can be said about aging is that it beats the alternative
2014-02-17 10:32:50 AM  
2 votes:

SordidEuphemism: I love the way she writes. I couldn't care less about her complexion.


Well, drat.
2014-02-17 10:32:20 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-02-17 10:27:36 AM  
2 votes:
She just thinks she's happier.

/Tell a lie enough times and soon you'll believe it.
2014-02-17 10:13:25 AM  
2 votes:
Keyword: Single

If she's still single a 40, she probably didn't care what she looked like at 20 either.
2014-02-17 04:07:46 PM  
1 votes:

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

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


And she is hot only because she does not look her age.
2014-02-17 02:41:22 PM  
1 votes:

Lorelle: baconbeard: Lorelle: What's weird is, since I hit my late 40s, I get approached more by younger men (they appear to be in their 40s). Either guys at that age are turned on by saggy boobs and lumpy asses, or they think I'm desperate (I'm not).

Do you really want to know the reason for this?

They're horny and haven't gotten any in ages.


Men are lazy. Older women are seen in the same light as the fat chicks at closing time (easy prey with little effort, in other words). Some older women mistake this as "attraction to the maturity, grace, and poise that an older woman possesses", and genuinely believe that the younger man is interested in a longer-term relationship.
2014-02-17 02:08:49 PM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: Lorelle: What's weird is, since I hit my late 40s, I get approached more by younger men (they appear to be in their 40s). Either guys at that age are turned on by saggy boobs and lumpy asses, or they think I'm desperate (I'm not).

Do you really want to know the reason for this?


They're horny and haven't gotten any in ages.
2014-02-17 01:25:52 PM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: Lapdance: I can't imagine a place with 40yr old Strippers. (Shivers, Shakes)

The last time I was in a strip club was about 15 years ago, in my local hometown dive. Things were going pretty well until the last "entertainer" of the evening. She was a slightly overweight woman in her mid to late 40's. There are some things that can't be unseen. On the drive home, my buddies and I sat in stunned silence, and have never spoken about that evening since.

I have not stepped foot inside a strip club since that horrible, fateful evening, so many years ago.



24.media.tumblr.com

Good lord, son, there should be a mandatory retirement age for strippers.
2014-02-17 01:20:24 PM  
1 votes:
Men don't age better either, from a cosmetic perspective. But much like apes or other creatures, grizzled, strong males simply get more respect because they are more powerful, experienced, and have more resources. A salt and peppered 50 year old man might be attractive because he has resources, power, knows how to deal with lesser males. But, he is not going to be modeling underwear and swooning the womyn that way. Conversly, a 50 year old woman who is very fit will be found much more attractive than a 50 year old dumpy women who is rich, because instinctively, women are supposed to look hot, young, and fertile. There are simple biological reasons for all of this.

This is why modern society sucks. They are forcing guys to become chicks and chicks to become guys. Chicks maintain the ability to be hot, gain the ability to be the provider, and guys lose the ability to be manly. Hope womyn like it when average Joe sits around the house eating candy and not working.
2014-02-17 01:13:54 PM  
1 votes:

mjbok: 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.


They get... they get even crazier?

Dear God.
2014-02-17 01:02:55 PM  
1 votes:

Two16: 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".


And they have professional make up artists with them at all times. Some of those Hollywood without the make up slide shows are scary. Slap enough make up on me, I too, would look like a 20 year old hot chick, just real tall.
2014-02-17 12:54:25 PM  
1 votes:

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

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


static.fjcdn.com
2014-02-17 12:50:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:48:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:42:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:41:56 PM  
1 votes:
Take a look at this 50-year-old hag:

cinema-series-tv.fr
2014-02-17 12:20:59 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:15:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:12:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:12:28 PM  
1 votes:

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"
2014-02-17 12:08:25 PM  
1 votes:
One thing that I have noticed about women in their 40's who perpetually claim that there's "no good men out there" is that they're usually operating under the premise that they're still as attractive and desirable as they were when they were in their 20's, and feel entitled to men who are quite simply out of their league. The early part of their adult life was characterized by being able to effortlessly attract young, fit, handsome men, and they still haven't come to terms with the fact that those days are gone. Hence men become "jerks", "players", "unrealistic", etc. etc.

Let's face it: if you're a woman in her 40's (possibly slightly overweight), that buff, hot, 32 year old guy that you've got your eye on probably has much better options available to him.
2014-02-17 12:06:31 PM  
1 votes:
I'll take 30s every time.  At least late 20s.  And I'm just talking looks, nevermind that whole conversation thing.

The appeal for women in their 20s is that you don't have to talk to them or take them seriously.  They generally have either terrible self esteem, are gold digging, or believe they are soooo much more mature than boys their own age.  The whole "daddy issues" thing only comes up occasionally and usually turns women into super-sluts with partners of various ages.

Often the women don't recognize that they are being manipulated by older men or are attracted to money.  They simply see a person they want to be married to in 15 years and try to skip ahead.  They say things that sound better than "he has money" like "he's stable" or "he's responsible".  Let's be honest, women like gestures and gifts and if you can afford to send a gesture like flowers, take her on a the vacation of a lifetime, or do something special for her she's probably going to stick around to put out.
2014-02-17 12:01:52 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-17 12:01:42 PM  
1 votes:

I. R. Rottweiler: Yeah, women over 40 are all wretched crones.

[i1058.photobucket.com image 600x319]

/ Really, I'm the first?


I'm not saying that women in their 30s and 40s can't be hot you have to admit to some cherry picking there. Besides, that shot of Aniston was when she was still on Friends. We don't need to get into the Photoshop aspect.

Monica Bellucci is still awesome
as is Salma Hayek, Rose McGowan (she had half her face torn off in a car accident), Allissa Milano, Jeri Ryan, Alicia Witt and Drew Barrymore.

but still, not exactly a random sampling of every woman.
2014-02-17 11:58:34 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-02-17 11:50:56 AM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: Aging.
It's spelled AGING.


Stop your whineing.
2014-02-17 11:49:29 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-17 11:46:54 AM  
1 votes:

Lapdance: I can't imagine a place with 40yr old Strippers. (Shivers, Shakes)


The last time I was in a strip club was about 15 years ago, in my local hometown dive. Things were going pretty well until the last "entertainer" of the evening. She was a slightly overweight woman in her mid to late 40's. There are some things that can't be unseen. On the drive home, my buddies and I sat in stunned silence, and have never spoken about that evening since.

I have not stepped foot inside a strip club since that horrible, fateful evening, so many years ago.
2014-02-17 11:35:53 AM  
1 votes:

thisisyourbrainonFark: Such disappoint in this thread. I'll try to fix, so we can have examples of what we're discussing.

20s

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

30s

[dailyman40.com image 660x330]

40s

[skinnythighs.files.wordpress.com image 700x862]


I'll have the sampler, please.
2014-02-17 11:34:25 AM  
1 votes:

Thunderpipes: If chicks were as nice in their 30's and 40's, millionaires wouldn't be going after the 20 something hotties. Same for men, we just can use money as more of an equalizer. A rich 40 something man is attractive because of his wallet.


Guys generally age better
2014-02-17 11:25:33 AM  
1 votes:
faqsmedia.ign.com

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.
2014-02-17 11:20:25 AM  
1 votes:

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...


If you can see her elbows, you're doing it wrong.
2014-02-17 11:00:53 AM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't do her, her elbow is too wrinkly.

Comedy gold.
2014-02-17 10:57:48 AM  
1 votes:
My wife is way hotter at 37 than she was at 19 (when I met her)
2014-02-17 10:52:43 AM  
1 votes:
These are the same people who say things like "40 is the new 20".
2014-02-17 10:49:09 AM  
1 votes:
Certainly hornier.

And it's nice to have a conversation with a woman that doesn't feel like I'm losing brain cells while doing so.
2014-02-17 10:46:39 AM  
1 votes:
Women in their 20's are like fast food. I try it about once a year to remind myself why I avoid it.
2014-02-17 10:46:29 AM  
1 votes:

FLMountainMan: I think many people are happier in their thirties and forties than in their twenties.  In your twenties you tend to focus on all that social climbing bullshiat.  Accumulation of stuff.  Never going to make you happy - someone is always going to have more money, more facebook friends, be in better shape, have a hotter partner, have a plate of food that looks better on instagram, etc...

The people who never outgrow that stuff, the people who keep running the race, I imagine they don't get much happier as they age.  Just more frustrated.


This is true... as i approach 40, i have several old highschool people on my fb, and there's a couple of females that seem to be exactly like this...
2014-02-17 10:41:41 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-02-17 10:40:27 AM  
1 votes:
I hope she got paid by the word or column inch, because if that's how she responds anytime someone asks her a relatively simple question, she must be a blast at parties.
2014-02-17 10:40:18 AM  
1 votes:
As I get older I find I don't really give a shiat what I look like.  People are so much more concerned with how THEY look to really care about your appearance, and all that vanity seems so exhausting and high-schooly.

People are often COMPLETELY deluded as to what they actually look like.  The "wtf is he/she thinking wearing that" crowd.  Fat people wearing bright and tight clothes for instance.

Or wearing pants so loose that they ride below your ass, making you waddle like a penguin....
2014-02-17 10:30:46 AM  
1 votes:
I make a hell of a lot more money at 40 than I did in my 20s, so there's that.
2014-02-17 10:29:56 AM  
1 votes:
A farking commercial for facial cream??

Anyway, certainly not all women look better in their 30s or 40s, but a lot of women look great and even better at those ages, and self-confidence and knowing oneself is part of it.
 
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