Ego, Pure Ego  

MissAnnThrope 56F
11679 posts
10/6/2005 5:47 am

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Ego, Pure Ego

It amazes me that men and women around here lie about their ages, making themselves much younger, while looking their age. Do they really think they're fooling people?

OK, I admit I used to be guilty of this. From my 25th birthday to my 40th birthday, I claimed to be 25. Of course, it was followed by a laugh. Then I'd tell them my real age, if I was pressed for it. I prefered to call myself timeless. I reclaimed my real age on my 40th birthday, for the compliments and because the following occurred to me...

If you want compliments about how good you look for your age, make yourself 5 to 15 years older than you really are. I didn't do that, I admitted my age instead. People were actually shocked to discover I was that old. These days however, I'm actually thinking of telling people I'm 53 years old. Just for the compliments.

Last week, I was hanging out with someone who guessed I was 35. I wasn't wearing any makeup. I had to show my driver's license to prove I was 45. But you know what? I was actually insulted he guessed as high as 35. Ego. Pure ego.

rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
10/6/2005 7:09 am

I always suggest using a base higher than ten for counting. You can tell the truth and still come up with an unexpectedly small number. Of course, you also have to make up names for the numerals between nine and the new base minus one, but that just makes you more precious. (It does, right?)

BTW: your new photo rocks--er, the one on your profile, not the one on this post . . .

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

10/6/2005 9:57 am

Does it make you feel better that I thought you were 28?

I look at you as my sister in


Always The Bitch

vengeur 41M
836 posts
10/6/2005 11:50 am

I went on a date about two years ago with a woman from this site whose profile listed her age as being 30. Her profile also listed her age preference for guys 30 and under.

In person, she looked to be about 45, but I did not say anything about it. She turned out to be a classless piece of shit too, so to me, this was what mattered more than whatever her true age was.

nightstalker172 36M
1258 posts
10/6/2005 1:42 pm

I know this may sound rude or crude of me....but I just cannot stop laughing at that pic...I just....WOW! that you...LOL Im J/K

anyway...people seem to think Im a youngin they dont believe Im 25...but hey you're only as old as you feel....personaly though I dont like to lie about my age...and I frown on people who do (unless as a joke) No one should ever be insecure about their age...its not like you can stop the clock or go back in time...but Im too blunt to lie about my age..

JustSayHi2006 56F

10/6/2005 6:01 pm

The age on my ad has been a running joke in chat for a long time.
Once in awhile I feel compelled to tell my biological age but not too often. Everyone I've ever met has thought I'm much younger than I really am. Although I've noticed the years subtracted are in direct proportion to what they want from me.
ps. I'm 47

rm_CauseISaidSo 48F
182 posts
10/6/2005 8:28 pm

Well, I'd rather keep going than stopping altogether. Age onle means something to me in that generally I don't feel much to be drawn to with someone who is way too young, and I am not yet attracted to anyone that is too much older than me either. I keep a bracket of around 8 or 9 years either way that I am willing to consider, that's generally a rule of thumb for me.

I think MissAnn looks pretty damn good.

And I don't care about saying how old I am. I don't think I ever will. I'll be 37 next month. Salud, y'all.

cuteNEway 41F

10/6/2005 8:33 pm

I have been blessed with good genes so I've always looked younger than I am...except during my mid teens when almost everyone looks a bit older (all the make up you know? cant tell whether you're a hooker or just wearin too much hee hee}. I've actually had to pull out ID to prove I'm 30! Someone told me I look 21 but I think he was just kissing my ass to get some ha ha so he don't count. Usually people place me at 24....aaahhh you couldn't PAY me to be that age again!!!! lol

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
10/7/2005 5:44 am

connor, I can use hexadecimal. However, my age in hex is 2B. Any programmer worth his or her salt will know what that means immediately. And thank you, but what do you have against Edith Massey look-alikes?

Mandy, it only makes me feel better if it's the truth and you're not just saying that. Sister in crime, eh? Wanna knock over a liquor store with me?

vengeur, sounds like a fun date. She wasn't from the Kingston area, was she?

nighstalker, dude! You're grandmother is hot! (tehehe) You know, don't feel bad. I was carded until I was into my thirties. I felt really good when I got carded in a liquor store when I was 35. Until he turned bright red and said, "Sorry ma'am. My radar must really be off today."

JustSayHi, as long as you're having fun with it. Now I'm dying to see how low you're going to go with it. Just remember, you have to be OVER 18 to be here...

Thanks Cause. The alternative doesn't sound great to me either. However, a nice, portrait in the attic would be nice.

cuteNEway, you do look young. I keep forgetting how old you are. Now while 24 wasn't a great year for me, 19 kicked ass and I'd love to do it all over again.

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
10/7/2005 11:06 am

There was a time when my age started to concern me. I approached the magic four-oh with trepidation, not least because I suddenly found my life had been turned upside-down and I didn't want to have to deal with being old too! I never got as far as lying about my age, mind you.

Then 40 came and went and I realised that I was, in general, happier and more contented than I'd ever been. My age doesn't seem to affect that so why should it worry me? And now I'm 43

bardicman 50M

10/7/2005 5:00 pm

I have been blessed with bad genes. I have to show my ID to prove that I am not 10-20 years older than I am. sigh. I loved it when I was 16 and buying liqour or going into bars with no problems. Now I have to show my ID so KFC will NOT give me the seniour citizens discount

I am not dead yet

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
10/7/2005 8:01 pm

QuietGuy, 40 wasn't bad for me, well, except that every single person I knew had made other plans. But while 25 and 30 were actually traumatic, 40 was different. It wasn't. It was more like something I viewed as a great number to change what I hated in my life.

bardic, what do you mean, you don't take the senior citizens discount? Are you insane? Take whatever they're willing to offer!

rm_PastingAway 55M

10/10/2005 12:34 am

MissAnn, you look fabulous for a woman in her 60's I must say.

You are PERFECT for Nick Cave.

That's not my ego talking either.

Yes, I have a death wish.

I always tell the truth about my age in person. I know I look my age and, well, I wish that was the only problem with my appearance that I had.

After all, I have made more AFF_ women cringe upon meeting me than anyone and it isn't only because I look my age or older ....

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
10/10/2005 7:57 pm

Nick Cave... *swoon*

Pasting, I keep telling you, we wouldn't cringe if you didn't dangle spinders in our faces and threaten to drop them down our shirts. Besides, I do seem to remember at a room party, a certain gorgeous blonde sitting in your lap. One who doesn't like scary movies either. We can all think of people who are far more cringe-worthy.

pseudohippie 50F

10/10/2005 11:31 pm

Excellent picture choice

At some point last year, a conveniece store clerk carded me for cigarettes. Since I am certain I cannot pass for 20 years younger than I am, I guess he was just trying to pick me up.

I can never tell how old anyone is anymore, anyway. Everyone looks young to me now that I'm getting "old"

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