50+

@mojcica (1512)
Slovenia
November 16, 2008 2:14pm CST
I have noticed many men getting really cranky, bitter and annoying after turning fifty. While women on the other hand get and look all lively. Why is that? *I know all men will object, but that doesnt mean its not the truth :)*
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@Optimize (201)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
It might be part of a midlife crisis. My dad is 50 and hes cranky as hell and its cuz his life isnt really going anywhere so im thinking midlife crisis.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
16 Nov 08
Oh you're right, i didnt think of this one. Of course I actually started to think of it, when i read a few answers on some forums, even here on mylot, and they were very sarcastic and you could just feel negative energy and when I went to check profiles, they were all 50+ men. so i remembered having a few around me aswell and again 50+ and cranky lol. Didnt think of midlife crisis :)
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
Where are looking around for 50+ people. In my life and seeing male and females that are over the age of 50+ the men are very pleasent and nice to be around where the women are cranky old bats and stubborn and bullheaded. Take for instance my parents. When my dad turned 50 well he's over 60 now and I much rather be around him than my mom. After she turned 50 and over she has been the crankiest woman around, the stubbornness, and just the complete and utterily stupidity that she has is just ridiculous already. I just cannot stand her to be honest on most days. I have seen this in many of my friends parents as well. I think it's just the perception that you have cause it's totally different for me.
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@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
16 Nov 08
Yes i can see it is lol Well maybe you're right its not a general thing, I never said it was. But in my experience with people that age i see more men getting very bitter, then women.
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@glords (2614)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I haven't notice this. I've known older men that were just as happy and lively as their wives. I've also known old women who were bitter and angry with life. It would be really interesting to see if more men have problems with depression in old age then women. You know perhaps women are just happy to be done with their monthly visits. I know there are some months I wish mine would go away.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
I dont mean really old men are..ok some are, but old men, above 70 are usually really nice. But those turning 50 are just horrible lol I know it all depends on a person really, but it just feels like this here sometimes. :))
@glords (2614)
• United States
4 Dec 08
My father was pretty mean during that time of his life as well. He was the kindest tender heart when he passed away at the age of 79 though. My grandfather was never mean in my recollection of him, and my grandmother was down right awful. She thought she had the right to say the most hideous things to anyone and everyone due to her age. She would walk right up to a stranger and say something like "you sure are a chunky girl, aren't you?" or "your little girls eyes are too close together, is she retarded?" And it wasn't just strangers who bore her wrath. It was worse for family members. Its amazing that the kindest man I've ever known could have ever been in love with that woman.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
3 Dec 08
I noticed that too. My in laws are very cranky and upset and almost never happy with what we do. It must be middle life crisis. Or menopause for woman. I hope I won't be like that when I'll be 50+...
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
Im keeping my fingers crossed for both of us...and for my boyfriend...just in case hehehe.
@hildas (3031)
3 Dec 08
Yes! This is true. My Dad, my step Dad and my Father in-law are all in their fifties and have all turned mean, cranky and odd. They are not the people I used to know. My Mother and my Mother in-law are both now very laid back and full off fun compared to what they where a few years ago. Maybe men get a middle life crisis or something for a few years. I think my Mum and Mother in-law have finally got to relax because we are all older and they have less running around to do. I think you are right in what you have said. Well with my family this is all true. Take care.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
Exactly, they turn to something they werent before. My dad use to be a really outgoing, tolerate, helping, giving person, now he's really annoying and people dont like spending time with him anymore, which m,akes it even worse. And I know more men like this, not all of course, but much more men then women.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
3 Dec 08
I BEG to differ lol. IN my counry a fifty year old can look like a thrity year old while women do show their age sometimes.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
Hehe I knew you would. I thought more men will fight with me on this one
@Ritz100 (1119)
• Spain
16 Nov 08
Actually most men I know are cranky, bitter and annoying. Maybe its something to do with me eh? Oh I forgot, Im nearly 50 so most of the men I know are that age too
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
16 Nov 08
See I am right...men around 50 are annoying hehehe. I gonna get so many bad ratings with this statement Actually, i always say this, but thats mainly to annoy my darling. Im 35 (soon to be), but my boyfriend is 47, so getting there...and whenever he's cranky I tell him to be carefull as he's in that age already...heheeh well you can just imagine the reaction
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