This is true

People in their 60s are no longer old and are enjoying a golden age of health as rates of serious illness have nearly halved in a decade, official figures in a new report show.

But we in our 50s already know that the young ladies haven’t got the news as yet.

It’s really quite amazing the young age at which you become invisible to a certain section of the population.

27 thoughts on “This is true”

  1. Apparently if you aren’t a dashing 27-year old multi-billionaire then you can forget getting any. If you are, you can have whatever you like. Whodathunkit?

  2. So Much for Subtlety

    It’s really quite amazing the young age at which you become invisible to a certain section of the population.

    This is a complaint a man should not be making. Lost the belly, get a hair cut, buy a decent suit and you would be surprised how many younger women like an older man.

    It is women who become invisible at a surprisingly young age. No one tells them either.

    A man of 65 should be doing better than a woman of 35.

  3. Government quotas and welfare have indeed made women very picky. Fortunately I live in the civilised world, but you have my sympathies.

  4. SMFS-

    The silver haired lothario appeal seems (by my estimation) to be fading. Mind you, it has probably always been overstated- there’s a very funny Smith And Jones head to head from years back with Smith talking about visiting a disco and getting told to “fuck off, grandad”.

    The problem we have at the moment is that medicine is just extending old age. Walk around the average street, supermarket or other place where you can randomly sample the populus, and you’re surrounded by people who are past their best. Over the hill. Crumblies.

    Being “young” at the very outside lasts 20 years, less for most people. After that, fuck off grandad. Or grandma. Whichever.

  5. So Much for Subtlety

    Ian B – “The silver haired lothario appeal seems (by my estimation) to be fading.”

    I am not defending the concept. I am only pointing it out. I don’t think it was ever popular to normal people. And yet young women seem to have no problems hooking up with richer older men. If we went over to see whichever Woman’s magazine has voted for the sexist men of 2014, you want to bet how many of them are over 40? And how few women in a similar Men’s list would be over 27?

    “Crumblies.”

    There is no denying the English are an ugly lot and don’t look after themselves.

    “Being “young” at the very outside lasts 20 years, less for most people. After that, fuck off grandad. Or grandma. Whichever.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/11096727/German-Playboy-model-Cathy-Schmitz-marries-billionaire-Richard-Lugner.html

    In an ideal world this would not happen. We do not live in an ideal world.

  6. There is no denying the English are an ugly lot and don’t look after themselves.

    Amen. Look at the swamp-donkeys they have sitting at the immigration desks. First view of a local for a new arrival is something the tide wouldn’t take out.

  7. Yes, if only us poor English had the looks of Christine Lagarde and Herman Van Rompuy. And if only we could emulate the fat sweaty blokes and toothless crones who make Europe south of the olive line such a splendour of humanity.

  8. Flash the cash–you will never be short of (physically) attractive females.

    This is generally true but not in the UK, and probably not any of the western welfare states. Outside that, though, and the world is indeed your marine bivalve.

  9. And if only we could emulate the fat sweaty blokes and toothless crones who make Europe south of the olive line such a splendour of humanity.

    Or we could persuade our girls not to wear shell suits or Ugg boots.

  10. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    IanB

    I think Christine Lagarde is a babe ! Cor, can you imagine a threesome with her and Cathy Ashton …

    On a more serious note, I have my own steam cleaner – will this help in my chances with Gwyneth Paltrow ?

  11. Good advice I heard somewhere along the way:

    One of the advantages of growing old is how many more women will look good to you.

  12. So Much for Subtlety

    Bloke no Longer in Austria – “On a more serious note, I have my own steam cleaner – will this help in my chances with Gwyneth Paltrow ?”

    It might, but wouldn’t that be a reason to get rid of the steam cleaner? My idea of hell would be being married to Gwyneth.

  13. So Much for Subtlety

    Ian B – “Ah, it’s a class thing again–”

    It is more interesting than that because it is a sign of what I might call the Katie Price effect in the wild – Uggs were perfectly acceptable until poorer people, well lower class people in Ms Price’s case, started wearing them. Then they ceased to act as a class marker. Hence they are chavvy.

    Fascinating.

    Ian B – “Yes, if only us poor English had the looks of Christine Lagarde and Herman Van Rompuy. And if only we could emulate the fat sweaty blokes and toothless crones who make Europe south of the olive line such a splendour of humanity.”

    You have to admit that the young men south of the olive line put a lot more effort into looking good – and achieve much better results. Sure, it may be effeminate and ridiculous, but they do know what they are doing. What they also used to do was accept there was a time when there was no point trying. Women especially. Time for the black head scarf. We want to look as good as them when we are young (although mostly we settle for some new trainers and a spray of Lynx) and we don’t allow the old to be old any more.

    Lagarde is what happens when you spend a life time trying to look good. That tanned-leather-by-the-sun-bed look is not good but you have to ask what it looked like when she was younger.

  14. So Much for Subtlety

    Ian B -“What first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?”

    One of the side effects of Christianity is that we try to shame people out of this perfectly normal behaviour. We want young boys to marry young girls and form life long, mutually exclusive (more or less) partnerships. It is alien to our natures and extremely uncommon in the rest of the world, so it is a lot of work.

    Which leads to the other sensible quote in this discussion, which I suspect was not written by a Christian and so was not part of the same hypocrisy:

    “Don’t you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn’t marry a girl just because she’s pretty, but my goodness, doesn’t it help?”

    Not sure if they meant it seriously though.

  15. A few years ago I discovered that English Athletics has a separate category for over-90s competing in the decathlon!
    No, seriously – check it out!
    Does anyone realise that there is a difference between calendar age and the appearance of age? A lot of the very rich maintain the appearance of youth because they have not been subjected to the traumas they prematurely age others.
    But there are others who just look young for genetic reasons – I was once alleged to be less than half my calendar age, which was a serious disadvantage in several business debates when my inputs were disregarded as I was assumed to be young and ignorant by those listening to younger, stupid and less well-informed individuals who looked older than me.

  16. I think that you’ll find that rockin’ up in a Lambo instantly knocks 30 years off your “effective” age. 🙂

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