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Your Opinion: "Age Aint Nothing But A Number"

 
 
Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 06:24 pm
The other day some older guy was flirting with me. (He's 21 I'm still underage) I just wanna know everybody's opinion on the whole age doesn't matter thing. Nothing is gonna happen so don't worry
 
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 06:56 pm
@DashDynamic,
When people say Age aint nothing but a number, they are not referring to an adult getting involved with an underage girl.

That expression refers to the fact that as people age and mature, they can still maintain a youthful outlook on life.

I talking about REALLY old, like 27. Shocked

No, I just kidding with that. You'd be amazed Dash, how many people in their 60's, 70's and above are just as fun loving as when they where 15.

The difference is, they know a whole lot more about life, and different things are fun.

chai2
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 07:02 pm
http://catchingfireflies.typepad.com/photos/curious_card_gallery/old.jpg
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 07:07 pm
@chai2,
Quote:
. You'd be amazed Dash, how many people in their 60's, 70's and above are just as fun loving as when they where 15.


You would be amazed how how not interested people were when these 70 yo were 15 about 25 yo old guys hooking up with 15 year old girls. Things have changed a lot, but it is not clear to me which side is right.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 07:07 pm
http://img.izismile.com/img/img6/20131111/640/old_people_having_a_little_bit_of_fun_640_11.jpg



https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTus9b3L4Fg71M9dpCeYt40n8aV-UbhVzVOGkkKuJr6dt_PsllRJg


http://lh3.ggpht.com/-PeBGdmNJbkQ/Tq9QMpQBnrI/AAAAAAAALZ8/0vQXRKQ3VkI/20111031-IMG_3792_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800


https://drlj.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/old-folks-fun1.jpg


uh, ok, that's enough.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 07:13 pm
Quote:
In the late nineteenth century,"Age of consent" referred to the legal age at which a girl could consent to sexual relations. Men who engaged in sexual relations with girls who had not reached the age of consent could be criminally prosecuted. American reformers were shocked to discover that the laws of most states set the age of consent at the age of ten or twelve, and in one state, Delaware, the age of consent was only seven. Women reformers and advocates of social purity initiated a campaign in 1885 to petition legislators to raise the legal age of consent to at least sixteen, although their ultimate goal was to raise the age to eighteen. The campaign was eventually quite successful; by 1920, almost all states had raised the age of consent to sixteen or eighteen


http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/teacher/aoc.htm

I can live with 16, but it should be 15. 17 and 18 are no goes for me.
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DashDynamic
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 08:39 pm
@chai2,
That is true about having fun like you're still 15 , but I'm talking about romance wise. You know the whole gender situation when a man messes with a younger woman he is great and gets a medal but vise versa the woman is criticized for her decision. Things like that for the lovely Valentines Day.
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 09:21 pm
@DashDynamic,
I totally understood that dash. I'm pretty smart. Wink

But you used an expression that has absolutley nothing to do with romance.

I think it speaks volumes about where you are in life that you think of a 21 year old as "an older guy"

If nothings going to happen, you needn't even be wondering about it.

If you didn't want something to happen, you wouldn't be asking.

See, that's how smart I am. There's a lot of smart women here. The Wise Elders.

Takes one to know one dolly.
DashDynamic
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 09:42 pm
@chai2,
Umm... Okay. First off I thought I was clear that I was the one who forgot to add details and if not that is my fault. Second, nobody ever denied that you were smart. The 21 year old wasn't meant to be a topic but rather what inspired my question... I wasn't asking what should I do about him or anything. I asked your opinion on "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" Pretty surprised by your hostility but I guess...
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 10:09 pm
@DashDynamic,
She isn't being hostile. She's giving you the benefit of the wisdom of "a woman of a certain age."


Regarding your "age ain't nothing but a number," question, we all see age from differing perspectives and each of us views age differently as we approach various milestones. It matters a great deal what the context is when that phrase is batted about.

You are asking about it in the context of romance/relationships, I presume. Again, it is not something to paint everyone with the same wide brush. Some couples are compatible at any age because they become friends first. Some couples think age differences won't matter until they realize that a successful romance/relationship involves more than just someone's age. Some couples who are the same age will never be successful relationships because of differences in experiences and maturity levels.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 10:11 pm
@DashDynamic,
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when a man messes with a younger woman he is great and gets a medal but vise versa the woman is criticized for her decision.


This is just selective editorializing. You can find pro and con examples of each in everyday life.
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 10:36 pm
@DashDynamic,
DashDynamic wrote:

Umm... Okay. First off I thought I was clear that I was the one who forgot to add details and if not that is my fault. Second, nobody ever denied that you were smart. The 21 year old wasn't meant to be a topic but rather what inspired my question... I wasn't asking what should I do about him or anything. I asked your opinion on "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" Pretty surprised by your hostility but I guess...


Hostile?

No dear, I'm giving you the benefit of my experience.

Yes, I got that the guy wasn't your topic.

I didn't think you were indicating I wasn't intelligent.

You did however, relate that expression connecting it to that person, and I was educating you that the expression has nothing to do with romance. It is specifically about older people, not peope who are minors, such as yourself. Sometimes because of inexperience younger people interpret hostility where there is none. Glad I could give you a learning opportunity.

I then gave you my opinion on the your question, via pictures.

A similar expression is "Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

I really like that one.

chai2
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 10:49 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:

Quote:
when a man messes with a younger woman he is great and gets a medal but vise versa the woman is criticized for her decision.


This is just selective editorializing. You can find pro and con examples of each in everyday life.


When I see a man trying to mess with a younger woman, I tend to be concerned about the balance of power. Women, expecially younger ones, are taught to be acquiencent. If I see the oppostie, with a younger man, older woman, I wonder the same.

While there is no line etched in stone, it's obvious that the stage of life both people are in is important.

My husband is 12 years older than me. We met when I was 30, and he was 42. Several years later we married, and just celebrated our 21 anniversary.
At the time of our meeting, we were both mature adults. We had both had many adult life experiences. I did actually wonder about the age difference, and how it would pan out for our future. The chickens have come home to roost on that one. So it goes.

However, if I had been 16, and he 28, there would have been cause for worry. A girl who's maybe a sophmore/junior in highschool, with a man who has hopefully been on his own for years, with job, social and community responsibilties? I don't think so.

Of course now I've opened the door for chickenhawk to come back and proselytize in his usual manner that an adolescent girl is just fine with an older man. Such joy.
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DashDynamic
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:55 am
@chai2,
Well I apologize for taking it the wrong way. It does relate to romance in a way though. I'm referring to the song "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" by Aaliyah, which is romance.
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DashDynamic
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:59 am
@chai2,
The only reason I took it as hostility is when you said
"If you didn't want anything to happen, you wouldn't be asking"
So before I assume something different, what do you mean by that? Are you implying that I in fact want a relationship with him?
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