Old Men ?

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Re: Old Men ?

Postby skirtingtoday » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:46 pm

I am (almost) 63 and think I am in the category that I don't care what others think - I just DO what I want. And if that means wearing a skirt, so be it!
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Re: Old Men ?

Postby Kilted_John » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:23 pm

41 here. Will be 42 in December. Started when I was 26.

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Re: Old Men ?

Postby Kirbstone » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:58 pm

John,
You're younger than all four of my offsprings, so we're in the Generation game!

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Re: Old Men ?

Postby moonshadow » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:26 am

Caultron wrote:
beachlion wrote:It looks like the original poster got scared from the reactions to his post.///

Yes, Nevermore, are you there?


Yes we do seem to be an... eclectic bunch...

Perhaps it just takes a bit to digest the personalities... I know I tend to be a little spicy going down.... :twisted: :eye:

BTW: I'm 36 going on 17.
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Re: Old Men ?

Postby Caultron » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:58 pm

moonshadow wrote:...BTW: I'm 36 going on 17.

I'm 23 for the third time. No more TP parties but still yes on the rebellious clothes.
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Re: Old Men ?

Postby johnb » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:20 am

denimini wrote:Hello Nevermore. I know that your junior member designation relates to your number of posts and I asume from the term old men that you are a younger man. I am in my mid 60's and consider old men to be somewhat older than me, so it is a relative term. Your observation is correct and question regarding demographics, interesting. Something I too have thought about and don't know the answer but put forward some hypotheses:
1. A lot of young guys are influenced by peer group pressure and not many wear skirts.
2. A lot of mature men's peers are dead or too feeble to apply pressure.
3. A lot of young people are trying to attract a mate and care what others think.
4. A lot of mature men have got over worriying what people think and do what they always wanted to do.
5. The greater the years, the greater the chance of trying on a skirt.
6. Young people have no issue with wearing something different or wayout and don't need to join a forum to gain confidence.
7. Testosterone levels decrease with age and men become more feminine.
8. Increasing dementure lowers inhibitions.
9. With age comes increasing wisdom to wear comfortable things and confidence to be one's self.
10. Young men are more into fashion and skirts are not fashionable at present.

I think it is a number of things that coincide at middle age. Ahh:
11. Mid-life crisis.


I think I agree with most of denimini's points. However I hope No 8 isn't the reason I like wearing a skirt :) .

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Re: Old Men ?

Postby oldsalt1 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:18 pm

8. Increasing dementure lowers inhibitions.
I think I agree with most of denimini's points. However I hope No 8 isn't the reason I like wearing a skirt :) .

John

I agree with john being older and able to accept things for what they are doesn't mean you have lower reasoning ability
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Re: Old Men ?

Postby Grok » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:55 pm

denimini wrote:3. A lot of young people are trying to attract a mate and care what others think.
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Which leads to "behavioral policing" (to borrow a term from Daryl) by women. I have noticed at least one thread about conflict with wives. The first hoop a young man has to jump through is that women expect conventional masculinity-and like others women associate skirts almost entirely with females.

Women are the gatekeepers of sex...and reproduction. If a young man doesn't appear to conform, he will almost certainly not be starting a family.

Older men, on the other hand, may already have grown offspring.



One limited exception-kilting. Some women can think outside of the box and appreciate a kilted man. But some women...some wives...can't accept even kilts.
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Re: Old Men ?

Postby crfriend » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:19 pm

Grok wrote:Women are the gatekeepers of sex...and reproduction. If a young man doesn't appear to conform, he will almost certainly not be starting a family.

And, thus, we short-circuit evolution. Perhaps it's time for homo-sapiens to go extinct. [0]

From personal experience, women -- especially older and wiser ones -- can be remarkably open to the notion of a man wearing skirts.

I really like the notion of the skirt as a "bozo filter". Those who would not be accepting self-select out of the running without a lick of work on my part. [1]

Take a look around the characters who frequent this place: They seem to be of well above average intelligence; they seem to be highly musical which implies many things, mainly positive; and they seem erudite and well capable of communication in the written language, which is not necessarily easy to master. These facets should speak well to prospective mates. If those traits don't propagate, then the species will be poorer for it -- and we can blame "social policing" for it.

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[1] There is some subtext here. Details when they become available.
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Re: Old Men ?

Postby Grok » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:27 am

crfriend wrote:
I really like the notion of the skirt as a "bozo filter". Those who would not be accepting self-select out of the running without a lick of work on my part. [1]
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Good idea :idea:
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Re: Old Men ?

Postby crfriend » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:18 pm

Grok wrote:
crfriend wrote:I really like the notion of the skirt as a "bozo filter". Those who would not be accepting self-select out of the running without a lick of work on my part.
Good idea :idea:

It's not just a "good idea" -- it works.

Wikpedia wouldn't accept it of course because they have a down on "individual research", but they aren't relevant here. Besides, without "individual research" we'd still be duking it out with the chimpanzees. (Hmmm... "Mano a chimpo". That's got a nice ring to it. I'll have to remember it.)
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