An Alternative Term for "Middle Aged" Needed Please!!

@Stiletto (4584)
January 30, 2007 8:20am CST
In one of my other discussions about relationships someone tagged it with "romance in middle age". After the initial horror had subsided I had to acknowledge that I do fit the tag of being "middle aged" - I'm 45 and, if I can't live forever, 90 would be an acceptable life expectancy. I think it's the term "middle aged" that I object to - it just conjures up really negative images for me. I've heard people call it "middle youth" which I think is fairly condescending and sounds quite silly. Can anyone think of a suitable alternative?
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@SignMe (1031)
• India
31 Jan 07
Oh, you mean to to say you wanna know how else you can be called? One thing is you cant lie about your age, so you should not lie. And I would like to call you as "45 year young man" hows that?
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
No I never lie about my age - I don't mind being the age I am but I just don't like the term "middle aged". 45 years young sounds ok (although I'm a woman!). Thanks for your response SignMe.
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
How about a "middie"?
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
That's cute! I like that too. Thanks urbangirl.
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@candygurl24 (1883)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I'm only 26, but I think that when I am 45, I would like the title to be : Sophistication at it's peak. (One can only dream that people will actually accept this, but we are all entitled to dream. The age of 45 is the time of living now...for me it will be a new beginning of sorts. My daughters will be grown, I will have a great career, and I will be a free spirited, compassionate symbol of aging gracefully to those that know me. Great topic btw. :)
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
You will probably be the same as me then - I had my daughter when I was 18 so by the time I reached 40 she was grown up. "Sophistication at it's peak" - I like that!
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• Portugal
30 Jan 07
You are not old or something so the name I suggest in Wisdom Aged, I learn a lot with you and others with similar ages, not to young and without experience, the right age I guess.
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
Thanks braveheartpt. I think age is very much a state of mind anyway and in my head I think I'm still 16 (and I'm frequently told I act it as well!)
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I think we should avoid these types of general terms. Some people in their 40's ARE middle-aged. Some are old. Some, like me, still think they're twelve (and sometimes act like it). It just depends on the person. For example, I've never seen a picture of you, but if you look as good as you write, then the word would be: slammin'.
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
You're right - I've met some twenty year olds who are more "grown up" than me I think! "slammin'" - I could live with that!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I also responded to your "Men Over 40" discussion; tried last night but it wouldn't post.
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
I noticed that .... just looking for British Airways telephone number now!
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@nuffsed (1274)
31 Jan 07
It's not easy... I'm thinking Full bloom...Blooming....hehehe you know what's coming??? lol Bloomers!!! Yeaaahhh... lol OK I'll go back to the drawing board.... :(
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
lol - yes I saw that one coming!!! Get back to that drawing board immediately!!!
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
31 Jan 07
How about "aged to perfection"? I'm almost 60 so I'm thinking of calling mine "the older than dirt years", lol.
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@Stiletto (4584)
31 Jan 07
lol - very good JoyfulOne. Don't think I've quite reached perfection yet - give it another few years! Thanks for your response.
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