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  • Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    they updated it to 55 a while back.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Is that true Andy or are you just making yourself feel better?

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    true. it was in the news somewhere. edit: on bbc breakfast news I think (so prolly on the website too)

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Well on a cheery note, it’s 35 upwards and you’re going to want to kill yourself.

    From BBC News:

    Suicides soar among US middle-aged people

    People aged 35-64 accounted for nearly two thirds of of US suicides

    The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans rose 28% in a decade, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has found.

    Among adults 35-64, white people and American Indians saw the sharpest increases from 1999 to 2010.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22391293

    b r
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    Its not your actual age, its the age you look and/or feel that counts. I’m late 40’s, but a damn sight fitter/healthier than many 20 years younger than me.

    Premier Icon johnhe
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    If average life expectancy is, say, 76, then it stands to reason that 38 is middle aged.

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    (The age you consider a people carrier exciting)/2

    gusamc
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    in terms of body age I’d say 35ish to 55ish, in terms of mind much more varied and individual, ime some people are born middle aged and it’s definitely the case that some grow old disgracefully

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    For me it was about 23… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    crikey
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    It’s when you look at scantily dressed young ladies and think ‘Eeh, she should have brought a coat, she’ll be bloody freezing’

    djglover
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    Over 35 for sure

    I’m 37

    pennine
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    Crikey has just labelled me ๐Ÿ™„

    43 and still hawt! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Got a birthday coming up next week and j use wondered when I would be described as middle aged? What is to collective thought?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Dunno, but at 53 I’ve definitely started to feel old, so maybe that’s me middle aged now.

    stuartie_c
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    Middle-aged = having to sit down to put your socks on.

    Old = sitting down to put your pants on.

    cfinnimore
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    26 in a fortnight.

    That’s middle aged enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

    b r
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    It’s when you look at scantily dressed young ladies and think ‘Eeh, she should have brought a coat, she’ll be bloody freezing’

    No, you think ‘I bet her Mum is tasty’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    crikey
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    No, you think ‘I bet her Mum makes meals that are is tasty’

    Never mind all that chasing them around the room with nefarious intentions, can she make a decent gravy?

    wobbem
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    As long as YOU can make gravy is more important ๐Ÿ˜€

    Greybeard
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    ‘Middle aged’ is older than ‘young’, but not yet ‘old’. So more an attitude of mind.

    busydog
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    they updated it to 55 a while back.

    Well that’s disturbing. I turned 70 a few months ago and thought I must be getting at least close.

    hora
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    Middle aged has changed.

    Its a mindset. In the 50/60/70’s it might as well have been 20/30’s?

    The US link could be attributed to debt/money issues plus the US have a lot of guns. We feel down? No 9mm next to you just booze.

    One of my bestmates hit middle age in his early 30’s.

    Think its early 50’s in the 00’s.

    yunki
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    Suicides soar among US middle-aged people
    People aged 35-64 accounted for nearly two thirds of of US suicides

    they are turning to god, golf and Letterman.. of course they’re suicidal

    we have strong beer, cycling and Doctor Alice roberts..

    I think we’ll be ok

    samuri
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    When you decide that you’d rather just have a lie in than get out there and do something exciting.

    I’m 45 and still waiting to get there.

    Ho hum
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    I feel middle-aged at my current age of 42.

    It’s not a bad thing though.

    I am now responsible for a wife and 3 children and I have been through a serious crisis and came out the other side better for it.

    I am enjoying my middle age as I have increased the things that are good in my life and decreased those that are bad ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mentally it’s when you spend more time reminiscing than making plans.

    aka_Gilo
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    Dunno, I’m 47 and sure as hell don’t consider myself middle aged. Never really moved on from riding bikes (pedal and motor powered) and getting drunk. Never intend to either.

    johndoh
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    When you grunt every time you sit down, bend over or stand up.

    I am middle aged, aged 45. I think.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    It might be now for me. It was raining and i played on my computer rather than go for a ride.

    flumewelck
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    [/quote]Well that’s disturbing. I turned 70 a few months ago and thought I must be getting at least close.

    And me hopeing that 58 wasn’t ๐Ÿ™‚

    yunki
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    when you think twice about jumping the bottom two stairs at home in the house.. ๐Ÿ™

    Kevevs
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    It’s a mindset. you can be born middle aged, conservative and blind to thinking in any way progressive and fresh. **Always be fresh/ thoughtful and be inspired by something new always** Look at these old fat conservative bastards. they’re only in their 50’s. they think they know it all., got lot of wealth.. eat and do nothing and grow ugly…

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    A mate always says he recognised middle age as the moment that he started fancying larger ladies – mainly because sharing a bed with one reduces the heating bill ๐Ÿ™‚

    globalti
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    It’s a mindset. I’m 57 and fitter than I’ve ever been and I don’t consider myself midle-aged, just an older young person.

    Ro5ey
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    Which bit of your Bday cake will you prefer?

    If you like the sponge more than the icing…. you are defo middle age. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Busydog has given me hope (Mrs S despairs of me ever growing up). A sprightly 50 here and a big (50 mile plus off road ride) can leave me a bit sore the following day.

    hora
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    Bregante thought I saw you cycle past the closed brothel/Williams mini garage yesterday about 7.30pm? You looked worn out/knackered!

    5thElefant
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    Do you whine, moan and are a generally grumpy sod and want the world to know by broadcasting your depressing drivel on a popular mountain bike website?

    If you do, you’re middle aged.

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