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 purplerider1200
Joined: 9/10/2011
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In order to feel good at age 60, it's important to have been active all of your life. I have, and I stayed at the same weight since age 25. Physical activity is a must. Occasionally, inspiration comes from out-working a younger man. In doing this, the older man gets to harass the young guy. This is where the phrase-

Youth and exuberance will never outdo old age and treachery,

came from. Also, at our age we learned to not overdo, have mastered the science of physics, know the value of a good pry bar, a lighter sledge hammer, and that two smaller pieces is better than one large one.
 purplerider1200
Joined: 9/10/2011
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/5/2016 7:59:31 PM
In order to feel good at age 60, it's important to have been active all of your life. I have, and I stayed at the same weight since age 25. Physical activity is a must. Occasionally, inspiration comes from out-working a younger man. In doing this, the older man gets to harass the young guy. This is where the phrase-

Youth and exuberance will never outdo old age and treachery,

came from. Also, at our age we learned to not overdo, have mastered the science of physics, know the value of a good pry bar, a lighter sledge hammer, and that two smaller pieces is better than one large one.
 LetitiaLeGrande
Joined: 3/22/2015
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/6/2016 1:11:58 AM
you are hardly an old man and many have not even retired at your age of 60. Whereas I dont think 60 is the new 40 it could be the new 50.

Some people are old at 40 and some never grow up, I hope I am one of the latter. It is a bit scary to think of getting old but I take it a day at a time. We all celebrate in different ways and some people want to forget their birthdays.
 Llove2laughtoo
Joined: 1/11/2016
Msg: 29
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/6/2016 7:18:17 AM
In typical POF forum fashion, a thread about someone expressing feeling good about himself is devolving into something negative. Negativity feeds on itself, and yet some people sometimes wonder why they are still single.

I feel better at 60 than when I was young. And that folks…it’s what matters to me.

Again, thank you for the emails and birthday wishes.
 Tarnished_Knight
Joined: 3/5/2009
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/6/2016 12:58:03 PM
Well, I for one, do not feel like 40; on the other hand, if I had known pushing 60 was like this I wouldn't have bad mouthed it so much. Breezed through 40, didn't slow down for 50, hit a speed bump around 52, and then got back on my horse. Picked up a little red sport car at 57 with a 6-speed stick and plan on motoring for a while - preferably not alone. Still working on that.

Am I the same man, physically and mentally, as I was at 40? Not by a long shot. But I am also amazed most mornings by how good I feel. I thank God for that blessing and pray more can feel the same.

TK
 cooldog65
Joined: 6/27/2011
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/7/2016 8:41:55 AM
OP...Happy belated birthday! The big SIX-OH! Have a great time celebrating!

At 51, I'm finally feeling content with being alone. I'm enjoying my renewed interest in collecting vinyl records. I've been doing this about a year now and I have discovered so much great soul music that I missed out on my entire life. I'm making up for lost time.

This is a hobby that I will be passionate about the rest of my life. My only regret is that I put all of my interests aside when I was in relationships. No more.
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
Msg: 32
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/7/2016 8:45:57 AM
Congrats!

My mother died from cancer at 66.

I feel the same as you. Life life with no regrets.

My libido, however, is not what it was at 21, and I'm grateful for that :)
 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/7/2016 9:33:06 AM
No one that I know of in my entire extended family has lived past 90.

They haven't died young, mostly in their 80s, and only 1 uncle had any form of cancer, leukemia.

Most of my father's side from heart problems, my mother's side tends towards diabetic and some Alzheimer's / dementia at advanced ages in their 80s.

So those are the ones I try and keep in shape to prevent.


My libido, however, is not what it was at 21, and I'm grateful for that :)


I hear ya,

When I first took testosterone injections when I was 60, my libido went so far off the charts it was annoying. In a way even worst than being 21 since now I have a wealth of experience and memories.

Now I haven't taken any testosterone injections for a year, my libido is annoying low. It's still there, but more like a 60 year old.

I would rather it be annoying high, though I think I can fine tune it to more to my liking.
 chinook1111
Joined: 4/1/2016
Msg: 34
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/8/2016 8:28:36 PM
You're off because you are trying to restore fertility?HMG was included?

Congrats to the OP.
 HereComesYourSun
Joined: 9/7/2015
Msg: 35
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Posted: 4/8/2016 9:28:25 PM
YIPPIE!!!
That means I'm 35!
Good rule!

Can we make another one?
Like, gray hair is the new blonde?
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 36
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/9/2016 5:32:43 AM
I like your thinking :)
we should do a list - menopause " my own private Summer"
 Walts
Joined: 5/7/2005
Msg: 37
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Posted: 4/9/2016 10:35:16 AM
Happy B-day OP!!!! A little late but, hey, better than nuttin!

Any day above ground is a good one, no matter what the birth certificate says. What we do with that day, is up to us. Really, the only thing we have true control of, no matter what a lot of people say. Tomorrow is never a given, no matter how we feel today.
 BlackLady1953
Joined: 5/27/2011
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/9/2016 9:00:37 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
Msg: 39
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/9/2016 9:08:46 PM
Are my knees and back gonna be stronger?

I hope my liver keeps ticking!
 superfish123
Joined: 9/30/2015
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/22/2016 2:54:53 AM
Happy Birthday :) Have a fabulous day !.
 ohenryx
Joined: 3/12/2010
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60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/22/2016 10:45:05 AM

Ouija2025
You know it is bad when you bend down to pick something off the floor and moan like a porn star.

Now how exactly is it that you know the way a porn star “moans”? Hmmm????

What have you been doing while no one was looking, young lady?


ClooneysTutor
My libido, however, is not what it was at 21, and I'm grateful for that :)

I was going to disagree with the above statement, but reconsidered. I did some incredibly stupid things when I was young, and many, many of those things happened because of how H___Y I was.


dragonbytes
When I first took testosterone injections when I was 60, my libido went so far off the charts it was annoying. In a way even worst than being 21 since now I have a wealth of experience and memories.

Now I haven't taken any testosterone injections for a year, my libido is annoying low. It's still there, but more like a 60 year old.

I would rather it be annoying high, though I think I can fine tune it to more to my liking.

If I had to choose between too high or too low, I would definitely take too high. But I’m like Goldilocks, what I have right now is “just right”. Not so high that I am doing stupid things, but high enough that I still experience intense desire. High enough to motivate me to seek women, go out on dates, go dancing, …

 Inner_Gorilla
Joined: 12/3/2015
Msg: 42
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Posted: 4/22/2016 2:01:09 PM

If I had to choose between too high or too low, I would definitely take too high. But I’m like Goldilocks, what I have right now is “just right”. Not so high that I am doing stupid things, but high enough that I still experience intense desire.


I agree with this statement. Also, if life all of the sudden gives you all the sex that you may want, suddenly you feel more energy, feel as if you had more testosterone and want it even more.
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
Msg: 43
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Posted: 4/22/2016 2:04:05 PM


I was going to disagree with the above statement, but reconsidered. I did some incredibly stupid things when I was young, and many, many of those things happened because of how H___Y I was.


Exactly.
 Aprilovesrosasblancas
Joined: 2/24/2016
Msg: 44
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/30/2016 7:32:45 PM

60 Is The New 40


Huh! How so?....I am 51 years old and I don't feel physically like 40....and how it is that 60 is the "new 40"?......Now, if the meaning is "feeling mentally like 40"...well... Maybe....... but never physically....
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
Msg: 45
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 4/30/2016 9:17:22 PM
My knees don't feel like 40 :(
 Whisky_River
Joined: 12/2/2015
Msg: 46
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 5/1/2016 6:43:32 AM
^^^My knees are good, it's my back....just can't shovel like I use to.
I look back and my mother past at my age....so, life is good.
I am much better than my 40's because of my mindset.....that's the biggy for me.
 2beetoo
Joined: 4/20/2016
Msg: 47
60 Is The New 40
Posted: 5/1/2016 8:38:29 AM
What the young don't understand but eventually learn is that aging is not linear. Just like the body undergoes massive changes from birth to ten years old, after 50, age advancement ramps up significantly and much more so again after 60. You can fight it through exercise, high intensity as well as steady state, maybe slow it down, but you will still notice huge differences between 40 an 60 no matter what you do. You are on a Downward trajectory after 40, and aging picks up steam as it careens downhill.
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 48
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Posted: 5/1/2016 8:42:57 AM
To me, the saying is new age hogwash that sounds like aging hippies like to toss around. There are cases of pro athletes in a major league sport still competing while in their 40's , but you don't see any 60 year olds doing it. What does mind set have to do with whether you're 40 or 60? There 40 year old idiots as well as 60 year old idiots, and there are smart people in their 40's as well as smart people in their 60's. The only difference is a 60 year old has an additional 20 years of life experiences. A better phrase would be: The old 40 is like the new 40, and the old 60 is like the new 60. There's a song or saying that says Time Stands Still for No One.
 2beetoo
Joined: 4/20/2016
Msg: 49
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Posted: 5/1/2016 10:48:29 AM
Some people age gracefully, and by that I mean they are happy where they are and accepting of their place in life. Some people become horribly depressed with age. Chronic pain, loss of cognitive abilities, loss of energy, memory, coordination, hearing, taste . . . . it is not a fun thing to have to endure I am sure. Age is far more than just a number. It is the rare older woman who is in a true relationship with a much younger guy and vice-versa.
 americanbulldog89
Joined: 4/19/2016
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Posted: 5/1/2016 1:36:35 PM

but you will still notice huge differences between 40 an 60 no matter what you do. You are on a Downward trajectory after 40, and aging picks up steam as it careens downhill.


When I was 40 I could barely do five push-ups. Now at 65 I can do well over a hundred. Perhaps I'm not understanding something but I don't feel that I've gone downhill and have 1 foot in the grave.
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