Skip to comments.Just 50! The age a woman becomes 'invisible' to the opposite sex
Posted on 02/15/2011 2:06:35 PM PST by tom h
If life begins at 40, youd better hurry up and enjoy it, ladies. For in another ten years you are likely to think all men are ignoring you.
A survey has found that eight out of ten women over the age of 50 think members of the opposite sex no longer notice them. So while The Beatles famously lamented becoming over the hill When Im 64, women in 2011 will instead be wondering: Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when Im... 50?
As if thats not bad enough, seven out of ten women also feel overlooked by the fashion industry.
On top of apparently being doomed to an existence as an unstylish frump, the survey found that three-quarters of women in their sixth decade believe they have lost their individual identity by being labelled as a mum.
The findings of the Invisible Women study fly in the face of claims that turning 50 is quintastic, as represented by glamorous golden girls such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
And while I have been 100% faithful to my bride of 23 years, I cannot help but notice so many other extremely lovely women past 50, especially including Susan Sarandon (yeah, she's a lib but who want to TALK with her?) and Peggy Noonan.
P.S. I disagree violently with another portion of the above article, specifically the comment that Kim Cattrall (of "Sex and the City") is a glamorous golden girl. She was sl-tty looking when the show was on the air, and now that she's 50 she has not aged well -- so much hard living, I suppose that she's now OLD and sl-tty looking.
Well of course most of them are no longer looked at as sex objects.
Neither are us men - Welcome to the reality club.
I don’t watch TV and never watched that sex in the city garbage. This Kim woman is frightening.
I dug her character in “Porky’s” though.
Susan Sarandon? I don’t care what you say. I can’t stomach that woman.
Face it women are crazy.
They spend the first half of their lives yelling at men for “looking them over”; and the second half complaining that they are being ignored.
Most women over 50 have a hard time making eye contact.
Now that’s a great tag line. The post I mean.
I’m over 50 and have discovered that there is much more important things than being eye-candy.
I am much more fulfilled, even though I rarely get a second glance, than I was back in my 20’s and 30’s. Life is grand after 50.
Obviously the author has spent any tme in Texas.
Part of it is all these hippies with square sponge hair and bald pony tails telling each other that fifty, sixty, or seventy isn’t old.
I’m 52, and a couple years ago, I went on my own regimen to lose weight, taking off forty pounds. When I saw my doc, I expected to be congratulated. Instead he asked why I suddenly looked so much older.
Obviously the author has not spent any time in Texas.
This was survey of what WOMEN think that men think about them. Not an actual survey of how men view women over 50. Two thoughts:
1. Any woman who really thinks this is incredibly shallow and bases her entire worth on whether men are leering at her sexually as she walks down the street. As a prior poster pointed out, none of us are supermodels at the age of 50.
2. Its incredibly unfair to use this as a comment on the value that men place on women over 50. Most men love and respect the women in their lives no matter how old they are. I get really tired of these MSM articles and surveys that make men out to be only interested in women for sex.
Michelle Pfeifer needs to sue her surgeon and even out those cheek implants. Gah.
Susan Sarandon was never hot
It’s ironic that the two things that lifted Susan Sarandon so high in Hollywood now dangle around her ankles.
I’m a long way from 50 myself, and can’t intelligently comment on what I’ll pay attention to come that time. Except to say that it amorous attention is based on sex, which is based on reproduction, and aside from a few outliers 50 year old women just ain’t that fertile. No wonder, whatever their age, men are primarily drawn to women in their prime child-bearing years. Namely, 15-34.
Humans are of course infinitely more complicated than my coarse analysis suggests. But for every “mature” fetishist, there are scores of regular guys.
I turned 50 last year, and I don’t really care if I am noticed or not ina sexual way. My hubby still loves me, and I am sure he looks at those younger, tighter, firmer hotties out there prancing around. It is called life. I am a mom, grandma and wife. I work full time, and spend a lot of time trying to help others less fortunate. It just is what it is..... I am not what I use to be looks-wise but I am better than what I have ever been spiritually.
That is my goal from here on out. Let go and Let God!
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