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The 50 year old teenagers

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If you are over 40, you probably remember how a 50 year old person was seen when you were growing up: old. Fifty evoked grey hair, sensible shoes for women and sweater vests for men. Fortunately things changed in the last decades. One of the propellers of the change has been medicine and lifestyle improvement. It is undeniable that nowadays we not only live longer, we can also look younger if we take care of ourselves. Diet, routine exercise , vitamins, skincare, hair color, plastic surgery in extreme cases, dermatologists all help us maintain a youthful look that was almost impossible 50 years ago.

Add to lifestyles choices and scientific advancements the fact that many 50 year olds find themselves single again, after one or two failed marriages. What’s one to do, give up and stay home knitting or playing board games? Or go out and have a good time? Most 50 year olds are done with child rearing. Their kids are either in High School, College or in the workforce, no longer living full time with their parent. The new 40-60 year olds have a lot of time in their hands-and a lot of time to travel, have fun and enjoy life.

Most people do want to find a new relationship. Fifty is too young to be alone when you have at least 3 more decades of life ahead of you. In order to meet people, middle aged folks need to go out to parties, events and bars. In the Washington DC metro area, there are many older singles who get together regularly to party, a phenomena unheard of in the past. They are not white-haired folks having a “senior” dance to the sound of a waltz. They are young and fit looking people who can easily pass as 30s and 40s in many cases. They dress fashionably, have fit bodies, the women wear their hair long, wear sexy dresses and listen to the same songs 20 year olds do.  They are looking for someone their age-not much younger and not much older-that shares the same lifestyle. Most want to find someone they can grow old with when the vulnerable period in life arrives.

 

January 12, 2013 - Posted by | Relationships, Society

2 Comments »

  1. I’ve been following you for a while now.. Your post hit home even though you’re a world away.🙂 .

    Comment by 71lespaul | January 12, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you!

      Comment by Brasilmagic | January 12, 2013 | Reply


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