What age group are your myLot friends?

@jakill (835)
February 22, 2009 7:42am CST
I tend usually to invite people close to my own age (say, over 50) to be my friend, because I think young people might prefer friends of their own age. But then several young people have asked to be my friend and, of course, I always accept. I think it's wonderful that we join in discussions here that were started by the young, middle aged and beyond. And people from so many different countries and cultures as well. Do you look at ages when you decide to request friendship?
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
22 Feb 09
Mine go from young to old. Age is not important to me when accepting a friend request. Some think I am their age when they send the request and I even have one who just does not believe I am not their aga at all It is not the least important when I request either. If a user is interesting, age is the last thing.
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@jakill (835)
22 Feb 09
Yes, that's right. It has to depend if the things they write are interesting. Perhaps I should stop looking at ages altogether. It's reassuring to get responses like this. Thank you.
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
22 Feb 09
Offline some people seem old when they are in their early twenties and others later in life still have a young outlook. It's the same online I feel. 'Age' is only a number
@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Funny you should ask, because I have NO IDEA how old any of my MyLot friends are, with only one exception because I know her in real life! I assume that many of my friends are my own age, because I usually find my friends by finding the same interests, and that usually goes to your wn generation, so to speak. I think a few of my friends are in their early 20's because they have young children and families, but I take friends of all ages and cultures here, because I think you can learn something from just about anyone, especially in a forum like this. Have a great day and keep posting!
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@jakill (835)
22 Feb 09
So you find your friends through their interests. That's a good idea too. And I like your notion of being able to learn from all sorts of people.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
23 Feb 09
My "friends" are very varied in age range. But those that I am closest to tend to be around 50 give or take up to ten years. But I don't always look up their age when considering accepting friendship or not. There's a practical reason for having an older list though - I don't speak "text" like many younger ones! Also, I think that at our age we tend to have similar life experiences and probably share similar outlooks on life. I do tend to view myself as a 12 year old in the body of a 50 year old man. LOL. But I blame myLotters for that - so many like to mother me (which I love by the way). As I said to a friend just last night. "They like to send me to bed, not take me to bed"! LOL.
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@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
I'm not sure how to respond to that one. LOL. Yes, different generations do have different experiences. The world is changing so fast. But I have seen some pearls of wisdom coming from younger myLotters as well. And they can help us keep up. I was more concerned about how they viewed older people like me. But it seems I need not have worried at all.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
10 Mar 09
Thank you for the BR. Much appreciated.
@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
23 Feb 09
I am 22 this year. When there is a friend request, I will look at the age for some basic information only. But I won't choose a friend base on age. I think it's interesting to have opinions from different age groups. Besides, I do like senior citizens and kids even though I don't know why. Have a blessed day.
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@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
That's good to hear too. There's a lot of talk in the media about people, especially women, becoming invisible once they are into middle age. But that's certainly not the case here.
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• China
24 Feb 09
Maybe I will become invisible when I were in my middle age, I don't know. However I am for the idea that seniors can have their own happy life, just in a way that is different from that of the youth maybe. They can still explore life and I don't think age should be the barrier. May your life is as colorful as you imagine
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
22 Feb 09
My friend on MyLots are all different ages. I don't look at the age, it is how we all connect when responding to a discussion. Some people just seem to understand you better than others, no matter what the age is. I have always had friends of all ages. I will be 57 tomorrow, and have friends in their 20 through 80's and some even older. That is just the way it was when I was growing up, we got along with all ages. Which I think can work to our benefit at times. Maybe it is just because I am a people person, and I have worked with youth and all ages. It keeps one in touch with all ages and the times, it makes it much easier to relate to.
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@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
That is really nice. Thinking about it, most of my actual (rather than virtual) friends are younger than me, although I can think of one couple that is older.
• United States
23 Feb 09
It helps one be a well rounded person. You talk about all different things, which keeps one in touch with the times. It also helps one mature, and also stay young.
@Canellita (12056)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I send friend requests based on interest and the comments people have made in different discussions. I accept all requests I recieve because I feel the person has liked something I had to say, which is a compliment, and also having friends on myLot helps everyone find discussions and participants. I don't think about anyone's age.
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@jakill (835)
12 Mar 09
Thank you Canellita. I usually accept friend requests too because it is a compliment to receive them. It's good that you have pointed that out.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
23 Feb 09
As for me I am past 58 years of age ...but definitely would not mind getting in conversation with youngsters much less to my age.It is commonly believed one never feel older if one is constantly in touch younger generation folks.
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@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
More food for thought. Thanks.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
Being new to mylot I sent friend requests to those who responded to my started discussion, whether they are young or old, thinking that I could do same favor to them. However this time I quit sending friend request first as it took me hard time commenting to all their started discussions as I had to comment to other discussions too, where am interested in. Too little time left for me to go over their started discussions so had to stop adding first but I do accept friend requests. It's nice making friends with our own age as we can easily relate with each other but it's alright being friends with the young ones as well as we can easily adjust to them as we'd passed their stages already and experienced what they had gone through.
@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
Yes, we do all have to prioritise our time, and I guess a lengthy friends list will soon become unmanageable.
@KrauseHome (36750)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Well personally I have never really paid attention to the Age thing here, and how old a lot of my friends on here are. I am sure there are a lot of them on my friends list around the same age, but if they are older or younger than me, that is OK too. Since I come here to interact with everyone, and learn from everyone for me age is never a factor. Even in real life I feel most of the time we can all learn a lot from each other so why should age be a Factor even then?
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@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
Yes indeed, we can all learn from each other in all walks of life, because noone's life is exactly the same as anyone else's.
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
22 Feb 09
I have no difficulty in discussions with the youngers. Age is never my consideration. Actually I am appearing younger than my own age, and am willing to hear from people of all ages. I am used to work with people much younger, first as a teacher, and then in a jv where most colleagues are much younger. I am interested in new things and am eager to learn new things.
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@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
You're right. Enthusiasm is what is needed here, so being interested and eager to learn fits that perfectly.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I am here on mylot to meet people I usually would not meet. So i want all ages and nationalities on my friends list. It's true that I can't always answer all the discussions that come my way because I just don't know anything about the subject, but we still all face the same situations and on that I can find something to say.
@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
You're right that we can often see situations cropping up for others that are similar to our own. And then it might be helpful to add our own experiences and what we learnt from them.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I too have friends from all age brackets. It does not matter as long as you could understand one another and help each other out. It is challenging to have younger friends as you have to keep up with their enthusiasm and gaiety. And yes, the different cultures also make it more exciting. Cheers and happy mylotting.
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@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
Thanks Jena. I hadn't thought of taking up a challenge to keep up with younger people. Just another way of thinking of it all, I reckon.
@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
22 Feb 09
To me, there is NO boundary of age! I like to have friends of all ages, they offer a different twist on things! Helps me stay young...and also mature with grace! Sorta like I like my food...a great variety! LOL!
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@jakill (835)
22 Feb 09
Well, variety is the spice of life, so they say. LOL
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I am in the 30's age bracket. I am not very particular what age bracket wants me to be their friend. there are many young mylotters who start good discussions, so age does not matter.
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@jakill (835)
22 Feb 09
I'm sure you are right. Both young people and older ones do start good discussions.
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
22 Feb 09
hi there jakill it does not worry me because i have a friend who is 50 she is my best friend and me i am 33 years of age so does not worry me one bit take care happy mylotting
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@jakill (835)
22 Feb 09
Thanks for letting me know this.
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@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
22 Feb 09
if i remember correctly the lowest age group is 16 (as mentioned in the right column) and the eldest is 88.and many are younger to me around 25 or so.
@jakill (835)
22 Feb 09
That's great to hear, Kushank. Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
hahahaha sounds funny... For me, it really don't matter if we're on the same age or whatsoever, as long as you have lots of referrals then probably you can earn MORE money per post---That "really" matters to me LOL.... Have a happy MyLotting my friend :)
@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
Thanks for your response. I haven't referred anyone yet. Something else to think about now.
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Just simply send your referral link to all your friends on the mail. And if they sign up, you will receive referral earnings equal to 25% of their MyLot participation earnings. I'm sure MyLot send you enough informations regarding the referral program. Thanks for your response have a happy MyLotting my friend :)
@myskina (182)
• China
23 Feb 09
well . i just wanna say . i do not know and not sure . some has not the photos you know . i cannot know some describe is real or not . and some photos are not the people image . so cute or something bizarre . so funny ahha !? include me lol ` you know me !? o(n_n)o
@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
Sure, I don't have a photo (I need to find out how to add one) and it would be easy for anyone to lie about their age, so we don't know really. But most people are saying it doesn't matter anyway.
23 Feb 09
Well my boyfriend is 18 years older than I am (although he acts like he's younger! LOL), so yeah, you could say that age is NEVER really an issue for me. :) Besides, you learn new things from all sorts of people.
@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
Thank you rychelle. I hope you have many happy times with your boyfriend.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
22 Feb 09
This is one, I never really thought about. Even when I make friend requests or I get friend requests. I do have a look at the members profile but never really look at the age. I would say I have friends on myLot across all age brackets. Which I like because everyone will have a different view point on various issues or discussions.
@jakill (835)
23 Feb 09
That's true. It all adds to the wonderful diversity of myLot.