Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.
     
Show ALL Forums  > Over 45  > As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...      Home login  
 AUTHOR
 LesLaz777
Joined: 6/29/2016
Msg: 1
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...Page 1 of 4    (1, 2, 3, 4)
...I thought some fellow baby boomers might get a kick out of this.

http://pics1.pof.com/dating/1135/87/79/560794b34-2abe-453e-a089-4fe73f1e0fa0.2.jpg

No one thinks about being NINETY right now. But, you know, we were raised in a generation where we mistrusted anyone over 30. Look at the Woodstock generation today!

Times change. I remember, back in the 1970's, the Ann Arbor Observer was FILLED w/singles ads in the 70's -all 20 and 30 somethings (no pics, just text btw.) I'm pretty sure many of those same people are still posting singles ads (albeit post 1 or 2 divorces) on sites like POF.

Twenty years ago, singles dances were largely populated by dancers in their mid 30's to 40's.
Guess what? Same people still attending. But, now in their their mid-50's to 60's.

I'm satisfied that the parent company of POF makes most of it's money off people 55 and up.

The baby boomers keep moving the needle, and I don't see any slowdown soon.

So, let me be the first to introduce all the 90+ year old singles to POF.com

I'm confident your numbers will swell as time goes on.

And, someone is going to make a lot of money teaching these folks how to create holograms which, of course, is the only acceptable format for posting your singles ad circa 2040...
 LesLaz777
Joined: 6/29/2016
Msg: 2
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/2/2016 3:32:38 PM
No editing! Hmmm...

Ok, this line should read - the Ann Arbor Observer was FILLED w/singles ads - all from 20 and 30 somethings.
This line - But, now they're in their mid-50's to 60's.

Sorry, my first drafts are notoriously bad!
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
Msg: 3
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/2/2016 10:51:05 PM
Do 90+ year olds speed date?
 LesLaz777
Joined: 6/29/2016
Msg: 4
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/3/2016 6:09:25 AM

Do 90 year olds speed date?



haha Phrased slightly different, that's the set up to a pretty decent joke…

How do 90 year olds speed date?

I’ll leave it to others to come up with the punch line…
 WhereforeAndWhyNot
Joined: 1/26/2016
Msg: 5
view profile
History
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/3/2016 7:14:57 AM
Soup up the rascal scooter?
 LesLaz777
Joined: 6/29/2016
Msg: 6
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/3/2016 7:28:30 AM
bwahahaha Thanks a lot, man! I came here to welcome our new overlords
You got me doing coffee spit takes and laughing at them.
Just remember...we used to laugh at 60 year olds not too long ago! haha
 halcyonskies
Joined: 11/13/2014
Msg: 7
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/4/2016 2:23:53 AM
I am only 57 so have no idea what you are talking about.
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 8
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/4/2016 7:10:08 AM
What I'm wondering is if people like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Who, and other rock stars from the 60's will still be touring when they're 90, doing their 20th or 30th "final tour". The Beatles did the song "When I'm Sixty Four", as if the age of 64 is when you stop functioning and just wait to kick the bucket. The two remaining Beatles are well beyond 64, and still touring. They should do a remake, and title it "When I'm Eighty Four/Ninety Four".
 LesLaz777
Joined: 6/29/2016
Msg: 9
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/4/2016 12:46:20 PM

People like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Who, and other rock stars from the 60's will still be touring when they're 90!


I think you're right.

This sold out... immediately - https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13087544_573536396158012_3200458606285533501_n.jpg?oh=f03242336927711f2e09cc3ebbeeba6c&oe=5836F46C

They added as second weekend. It sold out, too.

If you know anything about Coachella (the promoters behind these events) they run a nice, tight ship. But, nothing's cheap. Didn't matter. Like Jimmy Page used to say of 1970's era Led Zeppelin concert tickets - the demand always outstripped the supply. And, they were playing 50,000+ stadiums!
 ndm147
Joined: 8/1/2013
Msg: 10
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/4/2016 4:57:45 PM
Recently Paul McCartney did a small concert here; it was sold out. The tickets were $900.oo each. I asked a friend if he would go with me. He declined. Said the cost was outrageous.
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 11
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/4/2016 5:19:19 PM
yea like the Stones touring
Steel Wheelchairs
I giggle when ppl say baby boomers... cling to that baby label
90 year old people prolly use the same skill set everyone else does
Next up - people claim 50 is middle aged
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 12
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/4/2016 7:51:16 PM

Recently Paul McCartney did a small concert here; it was sold out. The tickets were $900.oo each.


I can't think of anyone I would pay that much to see. The funny thing is when the Beatles were together, the price of a ticket to one of their concerts was probably closer to $9. Concert tickets to see rock bands used to be cheap.
 WhereforeAndWhyNot
Joined: 1/26/2016
Msg: 13
view profile
History
$900?!!?
Posted: 7/5/2016 2:55:56 AM
Kee-ripes, I saw McCartney down in Tucson back in the 70’s, and the gas to get there cost more than the tickets. And that was right after Band On The Run came out, when Wings was still really big.

The bottom line is that promoters will charge whatever they can get away with—whatever the public will tolerate. If more people just said fvck it, I’m not paying that, then the prices would come down.

But… everyone wants to “be there”, so they can get their selfies… which brings up another weird point. The last concert I saw (far from $900, but still not cheap), an awful lot of the audience members were so buried in their cameras trying to make videos of it, they might as well have been home watching on a dinky tv set. Not to mention how it made it difficult for others to see the stage, past all of the raised iPhones.

Sheesh—modern “culture”. :-/
 browneyesboo
Joined: 7/1/2016
Msg: 14
$900?!!?
Posted: 7/5/2016 8:01:45 AM
I guess I'm a baby boomer.
I went to woodstock (I had just turned 17) and
I've seen quite a few bands when the tickets cost
just a bit more than my Starbucks does today.

Not even sure what this thread is about.
I'm pretty sure if I'm single at 90...I won't care.

I think a lot of older people are single nowadays
because women (and men) have more options.
A lot of people (myself included) think there's more
to life than just cruising through sort of happy but
not really with someone who gave up on you (or themselves)
a long time ago.

But that's JMO.
 ohenryx
Joined: 3/12/2010
Msg: 15
view profile
History
$900?!!?
Posted: 7/5/2016 11:28:28 AM
I attended a concert Saturday night. Johnny Rivers, now 73, and his voice is as good as ever. And it didn’t cost $900, as a matter of fact it was free. Sitting on the hillside at Miller Outdoor Theater, under the stars, listening to some great music.

His encore was 2 songs, Secret Agent Man, of course, followed by “Slow Dancing”, which surprised me. Not many artists will close with a slow song, but hey, it worked for me. I was dancing with a very attractive woman, not so easy on a steep hillside, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.


browneyesboo
I think a lot of older people are single nowadays
because women (and men) have more options.
A lot of people (myself included) think there's more
to life than just cruising through sort of happy but
not really with someone who gave up on you (or themselves)
a long time ago.

But that's JMO.

I don’t disagree with anything Boo says, but my take on it is different. While I am “single” (live alone, no committed relationship), I am usually “not alone” when I go out. I go out with a Meetup group (see above, Johnny Rivers concert), or I have a date. Getting dates is easy, so why not have company for the movies, dining out, day trips, etc.

There are more single people than ever before in history, and it seems to me that most of them WANT to date. I have a hard time understanding why there are so many people here in the forums complaining that they can’t get a date. It’s a mystery to me.
 ndm147
Joined: 8/1/2013
Msg: 16
$900?!!?
Posted: 7/5/2016 11:37:39 AM
People use their cell phone to take pictures and record everything without even being present in the moment. I have been at art museums where many people don't even study the paintings, just move from one painting to another taking pictures.

Yes, the tickets to the McCartney concert were $900.00 each. I would have not paid that to see him. My son and his wife are flying to Chicago to see "Hamilton," which is a musical/play. It is sold out in NYC and then is moving to Chicago. The tickets are close to 800 each.

I did see Ringo Star ( for what that is worth) about 18 years ago at Fiesta Texas but the tickets were cheap.

Would have loved to been at Woodstock but I was too young even though I grew up on the east coast. My 30 year old daughter thinks I was a "hippie" growing up. I suppose in some senses: wore bell bottoms, had long hair, the guys had long hair. Looking back at some high school and college pictures, we all looked like a wild bunch!
 Butterchickenchuck
Joined: 9/18/2015
Msg: 17
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/5/2016 11:52:55 AM
Recently Paul McCartney did a small concert here; it was sold out. The tickets were $900.oo each. I asked a friend if he would go with me. He declined. Said the cost was outrageous




Your friend is smart.

Even the cheap nosebleed seats prolly still cost a couple hundred at least.

Why ? So you can say you saw so and so ?

If someone tells me they saw an artist in their PRIME then THAT is impressive !

" No but McCartney still puts on a good show " - not nearly as good as he did in the 70s I bet
 actualizing
Joined: 8/16/2015
Msg: 18
view profile
History
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/5/2016 7:45:50 PM
I plan to be dating while doing speed when I'm ninety. I also want to start drinking again and toking up in the mornings and at night. My only drug now is coffee. I had a blast in the seventies but then I became a mom and quit imbibing and such, but I am looking forward to my nineties. wOO hOO! A girl can dream.
 greatchoice63
Joined: 6/24/2016
Msg: 19
$900?!!?
Posted: 7/6/2016 11:53:43 AM
If everyone who said "THEY WERE AT WOODSTOCK" were actually there, it would have attracted about a MILLION people. Was I there; YES...I think I remember going somewhere like that back then, or maybe I have seen so many films and pic's about it; I just THINK I was there! At 17....Hmmmm a real wild child HUH?
 browneyesboo
Joined: 7/1/2016
Msg: 20
$900?!!?
Posted: 7/6/2016 12:35:16 PM

If everyone who said "THEY WERE AT WOODSTOCK" were actually there, it would have attracted about a MILLION people. Was I there; YES...I think I remember going somewhere like that back then, or maybe I have seen so many films and pic's about it; I just THINK I was there! At 17....Hmmmm a real wild child HUH?


Yes I was there.
I wasn't into drugs or alcohol so my mind was clear and I can remember.
I'm guessing you can't actually say the same....Hmmmmm?
 LetitiaLeGrande
Joined: 3/22/2015
Msg: 21
view profile
History
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/6/2016 5:15:53 PM
Just think of all the new people that those in their 80's and 90's will meet. They will not remember who they were with yesterday and are constantly making "new" friends. lol!

I dont know what profit POF makes but upgrades are a waste of money as members soon find out. STD's are rife in retirement villages so they are getting it on, but not getting "it" on because they are past their reproductive years and no contraception needed. Hellooo....

If POF memberships ever includes mandatory video chat for first contact, that will cut out a lot of liars and deceivers, at least visually.


I saw one of our perennial favourite singers and songwriters recently and is better than ever at 73. Sang song after song with nary a pause and still slim and fit. An inspiration...
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 22
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/6/2016 5:57:28 PM
Bob
I believe Boo
But since you called her out
You look way older than your stated age. See how it works?
 Chromis1
Joined: 9/9/2015
Msg: 23
view profile
History
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/6/2016 6:34:32 PM

Yes, the tickets to the McCartney concert were $900.00 each. I would have not paid that to see him.


I wouldn't either, but I'd pay even more to see all four Beatles together for their first concert appearance in 50 years. Pity that can't happen. And yet, unfathomably, you can still see all five Rolling Stones (counting Wood and not counting Jones). McCartney came through Pittsburgh two years ago - my son bought a pair of tickets for he and I as a Father's day present, or birthday present, I forget which. I don't think the tickets were more than $100 each.



You look way older than your stated age.


Seconded.
 BBEisBack
Joined: 9/16/2015
Msg: 24
view profile
History
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/6/2016 7:25:45 PM

You look way older than your stated age.



Seconded.


Time for the Vote.....
I Vote Aye......
 Ed Bear
Joined: 5/19/2007
Msg: 25
view profile
History
As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...
Posted: 7/7/2016 11:40:26 AM
I saw all four Beatles in Montreal for $4.
ED BEAR
Show ALL Forums  > Over 45  > As a Baby Boomer From the 60's Now IN His 60's...