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 Happily Ever...maybe
Joined: 2/13/2007
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I like that saying about 40 being the new 30. If thats the case, I'll only be 36 in June! Seriously though, its just an arbitrary number. I wish I had known then what I know now, but I'll take the positives of self-awareness and maybe just some glimmerings of wisdom along with the getting older part.
 CaliSparkle
Joined: 6/25/2006
Msg: 62
life begins at forty
Posted: 2/18/2007 12:23:23 AM
Well, i'm starting live over in my 40's. it's not exactly easy, but there are so many good things. i'm still learning, living, looking forward to so much more that is yet to come. hey, i have more of my adult life yet to live then i have already lived!

:) Cali
 kk42
Joined: 1/18/2006
Msg: 63
life begins at forty
Posted: 2/18/2007 3:33:12 PM
I agree it is just a number. Alot of people enjoy life more at this age as more people seem to know what they are looking for in their future. Not always but 2 out of 3 anyway.
 808Stace
Joined: 4/8/2011
Msg: 64
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/13/2011 4:21:04 PM
I agree. It was such a pumpedup birthday after 30 no birthday has been any different.40 I feel so rounded.42 huh its all n how u look at life! 42 is the new 32!!
 complete_moron
Joined: 6/4/2011
Msg: 65
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/13/2011 7:30:37 PM
I would say, about 95% of the people somehow or someway will have children , wife/husband around 25-35.

To tell you the truth, to find a woman at age 35 who doesn't have children is like looking for the holy grail.
I have no children, neither ever got married, so people quick to assume, that I have some sort of problem, but if you want to know the truth, I have lived such a busy life in my 20s and early 30s that I had no time for any relationships. I was working + college + military.

Trust me, it leaves no room for family planning, and those, who are about family planning are threatened by people with busy schedules. Now I'm 35, and I hardly make as much as I used to , it 's becoming extremely difficult to find anyone, who isn't making up fanstasies in their minds about some none-existent problem about me, (women are famous about that) and they actually end up believing it without any facts.
 valenciacityx
Joined: 3/10/2009
Msg: 66
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/15/2011 12:23:31 PM
it is usually when you get the keyback to your freedome because your starter marriage ended .
When I was selling Harleys the number one age for customers was 43-44 AFTER the divorce. And there was a new crop every year. I actually had a nice referral trade going with the local divorce attorneys.... some times the Harley was the reward for the divorce.... sometimes it was the cause ;)
 Sexygurl1974
Joined: 3/31/2011
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/16/2011 1:35:17 PM
...a little over three years to go.

Please tell me I have something to look forward to
 greatnikoli67
Joined: 10/5/2010
Msg: 68
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/17/2011 3:55:16 PM
Age is really a state of mind. We attach numbers to represent the passing of time but I have met many 45 year olds who seem to have one foot in the grave and many 55 year olds who seen to act twenty-something. I believe age is what you keep in your heart and mind and nothing else.
 SassySiamese
Joined: 7/29/2005
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/17/2011 4:09:26 PM
I turned 40 two weeks ago. Honestly, nothing changed. The day was normal and nothing fell from the sky notifying me that I was entering a huge life change. It was rather boring.
 shakeitupbaby2012
Joined: 8/12/2010
Msg: 70
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/19/2011 5:56:15 PM
^^^^Hi Brightest! How are the Newlyweds doing?

Every age is what you make of it!
 Red Fish GF
Joined: 12/3/2009
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/21/2011 12:03:39 PM
SassySiamese
I turned 40 two weeks ago. Honestly, nothing changed. The day was normal and nothing fell from the sky notifying me that I was entering a huge life change. It was rather boring.



I expect things won't be any different for me when I turn 40 this summer. I have been able to travel more since meeting my SO but that happened at 38. I still have two young boys at home to raise and doubt 40 will be that big of deal. I know my SO who is 51 didn't feel any change when he turned 50 last year either.


greatnikoli67
Age is really a state of mind. We attach numbers to represent the passing of time but I have met many 45 year olds who seem to have one foot in the grave and many 55 year olds who seen to act twenty-something. I believe age is what you keep in your heart and mind and nothing else.
 lyfenlyn
Joined: 5/17/2011
Msg: 72
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/28/2011 8:15:40 PM
I am in my early 40's. A young man slipped me his number in the train station. He waited a few moments then approached me saying that he was shy. I looked at him and he looked in his 20's. I am in college (again) so I am around young people alot, and none really know that I am as old as I am. I spoke to the guy a bit trying to probe for his age because lets face it we are in different stages at different times in our lives. He was 28 soon to be 29 and still felt he was sort of young for me. (since he didnt look a day over 22) But I told him I would consider giving him a call, since he was such a gentleman. I just might.
 Kariann71
Joined: 4/26/2011
Msg: 73
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/1/2011 8:51:35 AM
I hit the big 4-0 this September. I've decided to rock it and make it look great.
 FyrKrakn
Joined: 2/21/2010
Msg: 74
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/1/2011 4:31:27 PM
I love this thread.

We over 40 are often treated like we don't matter any more, we are obsolete, and I meet so many over 40's who buy into that.

I guess the locals always thought that I was 10 younger than I am, but though it is nice to get away with it, I wouldn't want to be 33 or 23 or 13 ever again, but I look forward to the day that I am so blithering old that I might as well be 3 again.

I am still struggling with my health issues, but I am healthier than ever, happier than ever, stronger than ever in every single way. Over 40 is over the hill. I LOVE getting over that hill. Everytime I am actually out hiking and find myself at the base of a hill, I am compelled to go up up up to the to, and over. It is the best feeling in the world in real life, for me. Why shouldn't it be awesome in allegory?
 bexean1
Joined: 5/5/2011
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life begins at forty
Posted: 7/12/2011 6:56:47 AM
Age is but a number
 Home_for_30
Joined: 2/6/2010
Msg: 76
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Posted: 7/14/2011 10:36:20 PM
In my profeesion, at 43 I am an old man...second oldest here...but as I tell the younger guys, your 40's are amazing! I still am in great shape and single, financially I am finally very comfortable, sex with women my age is fantasic, God they know what they want! I living the life I want. Most of the guys here are a good 10 - 15 years younger then me and are still finding there way in the world. As long as you have learned from your mistakes in your 20s and 30s....and have kept in good shape...your 40s, and most of your 50s should be the high light of your life!!! :)
 Lainee123
Joined: 2/5/2011
Msg: 77
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/15/2011 4:33:26 AM
My brother once said something like:

In your teens and twenties you worry what other people think about you
In your thirties and forties you stop worrying about what other people think about you
In your fifties and over you realise they were never thinking about you in the first place


Your brother was a very wise man Splog.
 Santababy70
Joined: 7/20/2011
Msg: 78
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/24/2011 11:58:38 AM
I soooo agree with that!
 Darkbutcomely
Joined: 4/20/2011
Msg: 79
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/24/2011 5:20:50 PM

.....and it ends at 41-42


 KIWI3nme
Joined: 6/6/2006
Msg: 80
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/26/2011 11:35:09 PM
honestly?? I CANT WAIT TO TURN 40. I think thats when the REAL YOU HAPPENS. You see clearly, you know what you want, you have been there done that wrote the book, and no more fing around anymore. I think you are also more settled in your own skin by then as well. My 30's were hell and I want to slam the book closed and celebrate with a kick ass party on a hot sandy beach with a shitload of hot men serving me drinks.

I got 3 yrs to plan for it and I cant wait.
 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 81
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/31/2011 12:49:38 PM
Life begins the moment you open your eyes
It ends when you close them
....forever
Never take this for granted
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 82
life begins at forty
Posted: 8/1/2011 6:19:05 PM
Women, in my opinion flower in their forties. They become sexual, adventurous, courageous and bold. They crave sex, life and are matured enough not to do overly stupid things.

Men, well, we tried to grow up in the thirties and failed. So in the forties we went nuts and gave it all to whatever we were doing.
 hayleesjewels
Joined: 10/10/2009
Msg: 83
life begins at forty
Posted: 8/8/2011 7:40:01 PM
IMO... As long as you keep having birthdays, YOU'RE NOT DEAD!! So enjoy every one!
 ForumFlashLight
Joined: 5/16/2011
Msg: 84
life begins at forty
Posted: 8/9/2011 5:58:24 PM
Life begins at the moment you decide to live it!

Life can stop any time you start to Just Exist.

Life can begin AGAIN any time you decide to live again.

About to turn 42, and fabulous things are happening!

Had the best sex of my life at 41, and it can only get better.

I didn't even know what I was doing at 24. I would never go back!

Whoo hoo! Just keep on blowing out your birthday candles and be glad you still have a reason to sing and celebrate!
 WomanOfManyRoles
Joined: 4/22/2011
Msg: 85
life begins at forty
Posted: 8/11/2011 1:57:19 PM
it's called menopause lol
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