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(Daily Express)   Why men lose their sex appeal at age 39, a phenomenon known as 'Invisible Man Syndrome'   (express.co.uk) divider line 86
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2014-07-08 11:55:53 AM  
Thank god I've been and will remain 32 years-old for as long as I can remember.

- From my self-help manifesto Things Elizabeth Taylor Taught Me.
 
2014-07-08 12:20:05 PM  
I like being invisible. I can get away with shiat that young, good-looking men would not be able to.

I would like to be young again just to avoid the aches and pains, though.
 
2014-07-08 12:24:46 PM  
As they get closer to 40 they are viewed more as father figures than sex symbols

Yeah, but there are plenty of young women out there with daddy issues to work out. Sure it won't end well, but sometimes the trip is worth it.
 
2014-07-08 12:44:22 PM  
Weird - cause its the old farts that have the disposable income, home, paid for cars, travel, and expensive hobbies...
 
2014-07-08 01:28:08 PM  
Still doing better than women, whose sell by date is in their twenties.
 
2014-07-08 01:39:47 PM  

EvilEgg: Still doing better than women, whose sell by date is in their twenties.


Most of use just give ourselves away, at our own discretion, without consideration of timelines imposed by assholes.
And we like it.
 
2014-07-08 02:45:18 PM  
I had a great time in my twenties, but I would not trade in my 40s to go back.  I rather like being invisible.
 
2014-07-08 02:49:28 PM  
Everyone here:

A/S/L

c1.staticflickr.com
Because Elvis is the sexiest man alive.
 
2014-07-08 03:26:41 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Everyone here:

A/S/L

[c1.staticflickr.com image 317x461]
Because Elvis is the sexiest man alive.


There's a special place in Hell for people like you.
 
2014-07-08 03:27:49 PM  
I dunno, I've found the opposite to be true.  I'm 40 and for the last couple of years I've had an increasingly fun sex life and garnering the interest of much more attractive and interesting women than in my youth.
 
2014-07-08 03:28:25 PM  
Joke's on them. I'm 39 and never had sex appeal to begin with.
 
2014-07-08 03:29:05 PM  
I haven't lost my sex appeal.  This is because I've never had any sex appeal.
 
2014-07-08 03:29:40 PM  
Damn.  30 seconds.  *shakes tiny fists of extreme impotence*
 
2014-07-08 03:30:22 PM  

timujin: I dunno, I've found the opposite to be true.  I'm 40 and for the last couple of years I've had an increasingly fun sex life and garnering the interest of much more attractive and interesting women than in my youth.


and have been garnering...

/my ability to do inline editing, however, has fallen precipitously
 
2014-07-08 03:31:32 PM  
I'm more popular with women in my 40s, than I ever was in my 20s.

of course I have a lot more money now, than then.  but I'm sure that's just a coincidence.
 
2014-07-08 03:32:31 PM  

timujin: I dunno, I've found the opposite to be true.  I'm 40 and for the last couple of years I've had an increasingly fun sex life and garnering the interest of much more attractive and interesting women than in my youth.


me too. chicks love an older man. with a beer belly. who farking knew?
 
2014-07-08 03:36:13 PM  
Yea well when braided ear hair comes into style those young chicks will worship me.
 
2014-07-08 03:36:42 PM  
Because that's about when sperm quality takes a nosedive? Until we have the medical capability of reversing or postponing age (which, we may, thanks to GDF 11 and stem cell work), biological indicators of fertility need to stay...
 
2014-07-08 03:40:08 PM  
the headline is bullcrap.  chicks like older guys.  always have.  always will.  men like younger women.  always have.  always will.  it's why so many 40 something guys leave their wives around then for a younger model.

Men tend to get more attractive as they age, women less.
 
2014-07-08 03:40:32 PM  

some_beer_drinker: timujin: I dunno, I've found the opposite to be true.  I'm 40 and for the last couple of years I've had an increasingly fun sex life and garnering the interest of much more attractive and interesting women than in my youth.

me too. chicks love an older man. with a beer belly. who farking knew?


I'm sure it has nothing to do with excess disposable income.
 
2014-07-08 03:59:49 PM  

Sybarite: Yeah, but there are plenty of young women out there with daddy issues to work out.


They're called strippers.
 
2014-07-08 04:01:05 PM  

frepnog: the headline is bullcrap.  chicks like older guys.  always have.  always will.  men like younger women.  always have.  always will.  it's why so many 40 something guys leave their wives around then for a younger model.

Men tend to get more attractive as they age, women less.


Men age like wine.
Women age like milk.
 
2014-07-08 04:07:20 PM  

timujin: timujin: I dunno, I've found the opposite to be true.  I'm 40 and for the last couple of years I've had an increasingly fun sex life and garnering the interest of much more attractive and interesting women than in my youth.

and have been garnering...

/my ability to do inline editing, however, has fallen precipitously


Is that anything like inline skating?

/funny enough, spellcheck kept changing that to "online"
 
2014-07-08 04:09:26 PM  

skyotter: I'm more popular with women in my 40s, than I ever was in my 20s.

of course I have a lot more money now, than then.  but I'm sure that's just a coincidence.


They're interested in one thing, and it's in your pants...
 
2014-07-08 04:18:01 PM  
I'm 45. I've found that women my own age won't give me the time of day. Young women (18-25) won't either. However women in their late 20's to mid 30's are after me like a fat kid on a smartie.

I'm OK with this.
 
2014-07-08 04:21:52 PM  

WHEN DID THIS


i.forbesimg.com


BECOME MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN THIS



www.abc.net.au


/oh... this is about standards applied to men... nevermind.
 
2014-07-08 04:27:47 PM  
And then there's that first time a cute girl calls you "sir."

That's just a huge kick in the nads.
 
2014-07-08 04:31:27 PM  

James Rieper: And then there's that first time a cute girl calls you "sir."

That's just a huge kick in the nads.


Well, that depends entirely on the context... ;)
 
2014-07-08 04:35:51 PM  
Looks like this "research" comes from a cosmetic surgery firm. Color me surprised.
 
2014-07-08 04:42:54 PM  

baconbeard: I'm 45. I've found that women my own age won't give me the time of day. Young women (18-25) won't either. However women in their late 20's to mid 30's are after me like a fat kid on a smartie.

I'm OK with this.


This.
 
2014-07-08 04:44:45 PM  
That only applies to men who had some appeal to begin with, and who didn't lose it earlier than that.
 
2014-07-08 04:54:43 PM  
In that photo, Beckham looks bad.
 
2014-07-08 04:58:08 PM  

Ed Grubermann: There's a special place in Hell for people like you.


a/s/l
 
2014-07-08 05:08:24 PM  
If you're healthy, wealthy, and cut, then you won't be invisible at 40

/not so healthy, wealthy, and cut
 
2014-07-08 05:20:44 PM  
Over half of the people questioned said men start to loose their allure to the opposite sex as they approach the big 4-0.

For farks sake...
 
2014-07-08 05:32:44 PM  

baconbeard: However women in their late 20's to mid 30's are after me like a fat kid on a smartie.


If you put your ear to their tummies, can you hear the clocks ticking? Or do you even need to put your ear to them?
 
2014-07-08 05:36:33 PM  
I don't know about you, but at 51, when I won the Power Ball Lotto; I had all sorts of nice ladies thinking I was super sexi and desirable.  I even did some pre-honeymoon testing with a few... and now my 25 yr old ex-Brazzers girlfriend wants to go on a 3 mo Med Cruise in a private yacht with her 2 gal pals Bitsie and Roxanne...

*&%(*#^(#%& gott damm, head hit the desk as I dozed off over the keyboard... oops, where was I?
 
2014-07-08 05:59:16 PM  

Gergesa: In that photo, Beckham looks bad.


That was my thought, too.  I mean, not bad by any normal human standard, but he's gotten a little soft as underwear models go
 
2014-07-08 06:01:47 PM  

Lando Lincoln: baconbeard: However women in their late 20's to mid 30's are after me like a fat kid on a smartie.

If you put your ear to their tummies, can you hear the clocks ticking? Or do you even need to put your ear to them?


Ha! Jokes on them! Years of microwaving burritos have left me as impotent as the Pope of Tuna-Town!
 
2014-07-08 06:02:11 PM  

Jim.Casy: skyotter: I'm more popular with women in my 40s, than I ever was in my 20s.

of course I have a lot more money now, than then.  but I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

They're interested in one thing, and it's in your pants...


Yeah but it would be better if they were interested in what's behind the zipper rather than what's in the wallet pocket.

/47
//invisible to the wife for years
 
2014-07-08 06:05:04 PM  
Turning 39 on Thursday.

scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net  Umad?
 
2014-07-08 06:34:07 PM  

James Rieper: And then there's that first time a cute girl calls you "sir."

That's just a huge kick in the nads.


The first time that happened, I thought, "just kill me."
 
2014-07-08 06:37:10 PM  

some_beer_drinker: timujin: I dunno, I've found the opposite to be true.  I'm 40 and for the last couple of years I've had an increasingly fun sex life and garnering the interest of much more attractive and interesting women than in my youth.

me too. chicks love an older man. with a beer belly. who farking knew?


This is part of the problem. You have bad genetics. Graying, or thin, hair at farking 40? Bad habits. A double chin, or bad teeth? Ugh.

The one that gets me as the odd duck out, most of the others can be placed as laziness or bad genetic luck, is the daddy issues idea. Women have traditionally sought out partners that complement them, and they can establish a family with. Age is relative for that. You find a guy who is set at 26, great! Most end up with a guy who is older than that, or them, by more than a few years.

The attached bit is kind of funny. In today's divorce prone world, that's a weird assumption to make.
 
2014-07-08 07:09:06 PM  

inglixthemad: Graying, or thin, hair at farking 40?


Is what people unfamiliar with humans say? Grey hair in white people isn't considered premature unless it starts before 20, and fully half of white people have significant greying by 50.
 
2014-07-08 07:11:55 PM  
I am told Now that I was  handsome; why me, why now. why not? They assume you know what is what and want the experience, so they lie in more ways than you thought possible.   Yay Teh Grey! and 20/20 hindsight.
 
2014-07-08 07:11:56 PM  

baconbeard: James Rieper: And then there's that first time a cute girl calls you "sir."

That's just a huge kick in the nads.

Well, that depends entirely on the context... ;)


Everything sounds worse and better through a ball gag?
 
2014-07-08 07:27:18 PM  

profplump: inglixthemad: Graying, or thin, hair at farking 40?

Is what people unfamiliar with humans say? Grey hair in white people isn't considered premature unless it starts before 20, and fully half of white people have significant greying by 50.


i started seeing grey hair at 19. by 30 it was very salt and pepper. at 40...all white. i look cool though. not keen on the growing bald spot.
 
2014-07-08 07:32:26 PM  

profplump: inglixthemad: Graying, or thin, hair at farking 40?

Is what people unfamiliar with humans say? Grey hair in white people isn't considered premature unless it starts before 20, and fully half of white people have significant greying by 50.


My family must come from the genetically lucky. All, save one or two outliers in extended family, haven't had a touch of thinning or grey until 60. My grandfather had only lightly thinned hair, with grey at the temples, at 85.
 
2014-07-08 07:39:43 PM  

some_beer_drinker: profplump: inglixthemad: Graying, or thin, hair at farking 40?

Is what people unfamiliar with humans say? Grey hair in white people isn't considered premature unless it starts before 20, and fully half of white people have significant greying by 50.

i started seeing grey hair at 19. by 30 it was very salt and pepper. at 40...all white. i look cool though. not keen on the growing bald spot.


I guess that's the flip side for my family. One set, my great-uncle had kids that were all over the place. Her dad must've had baldness issues, because one of the three was bald by 22. The other two are like us, thick hair.

Baldy (Scott) gets a bit of crap, but he does have perfect pitch. He could tune a piano at 16 without any tools. You don't think that's good? Beat doing concrete or farm work to make money. Paid well enough to get a car as well.
 
2014-07-08 08:21:29 PM  

timujin: I dunno, I've found the opposite to be true.  I'm 40 and for the last couple of years I've had an increasingly fun sex life and garnering the interest of much more attractive and interesting women than in my youth.


I've had a similar experience.  I think a lot of it really depends on a bunch of factors that the article didn't even touch on.
 
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