Older Women

  1. Andy Rooney says, "As I grow in age, I value women who are approaching or are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

    An older woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

    An older woman knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a damn what you might think about her.

    An older single woman usually has had her fill of "meaningful relationships" and "commitment." The last thing she needs in her life is another dopey, clingy, whiny, dependent lover.

    Older women are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

    Most older women cook well. They care about cleanliness and are generous with praise, often undeserved.

    An older woman has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Older women couldn't care less.

    Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to an older woman. They always know.

    An older woman looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens.

    Once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Her libido's stronger, her fear of pregnancy gone.

    Her experience of lovemaking is honed and reciprocal and she's lived long enough to know how to please a man in ways her daughter could never dream of. (Young men, you have something to look forward to.)

    Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off you are a jerk if you are acting like one.

    Yes, we praise older women for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress."
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  3. by   WashYaHands
    Thanks Zee! I turn 40 this week, your post is very timely and appreciated.

  4. by   researchrabbit
    Halfway through, and I have to say being in the 40s beats the 30s OR the 20s!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    "40" is an older woman? well maybe "older" than 20 but i would not and sure don't feel at ALL like an "older" woman, no way! now my grams at 95? yup THAT's AN OLDER WOMAN! guess it's all in perspective....lol
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    I'm almost an older woman.
  7. by   ats
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    I'm almost an older woman.

    LOL, Vegas, don't you know "almost" doesn't count? Numbers mean nothing. You got the stuff, baby, and so do I. At least Andy Rooney recognizes it! (You go ahead, honey, he's all yours!) :chuckle

  8. by   schrandt
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by researchrabbit
    [B]Halfway through, and I have to say being in the 40s beats the 30s OR the 20s!
    Gotta agree. I'm more than 1/2 way thru my 40's. Would NOT want to go back to 20. Only thing I wouldn't mind is a bit more energy!!
  9. by   MollyMo
    He knows me very well!!!
  10. by   WashYaHands
    Rather than use the term, "older", let's just say "chronologically advanced" Debbie, you're right....40 is not old. I have a friend who is 97. I visit her monthly to give her a B12 shot and trim her toe nails (she cant reach them or see them). When I asked her how she's kept her feet in such good condition for 97 years, her response was, "it must have been all that dancing in my younger years". There is something to be said for the wisdom of our elders.

  11. by   researchrabbit
    Whenever I take a history, I always ask "how young are you?" as opposed to "how old are you?". Everyone loves it except the teenagers!
  12. by   Scavenger'sWife
    My 40's have been great! I agree w Andy's points. But....I just turned 49. Someone please tell me the 50's are even better!!!
  13. by   nightingale
    Chronologically advanced? Oh yeah Linda.. I will coin that one my dear! Love it.

    Well... I myself can not believe I am turning 50 in 8 days. Good Lord. where does the time go. I can relate to all of good ol' Rooney's understandings especially:

    Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off you are a jerk if you are acting like one.

  14. by   moonchild20002000
    Nothing to fear from the 50's!I can relate to what Andy wrote.
    I am suprized when i realize I am 51,time flies!Life is sweet....