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July 27, 2008

Boomers, date your age

This is an open letter to all my fellow baby boomers. I think it’s time we appreciate the skin we’re in.

I’m so tired of reading articles about older men and women dating younger people for their “hard bodies.” Now it seems women in their late 40s and 50s are choosing to date men in their 20s and 30s. Why?

The media tell me women want younger men for their six-pack abs and bulging biceps. Really? And older men want younger women for their youthful bodies. No news there. Is this why my generation has turned into a bunch of neurotic, youth-seeking, self -absorbed hypocrites?

Here’s a reality check, boomers: We’re not going to live to be 100 and look eternally 30 in the process. When did aging turn into a four-letter word, anyway?

Of course, it’s important to take care of oneself. Eating right and exercise just make good sense. But maybe we should concentrate on being good role models and mentors to our younger generation instead of trying to date them.

Mary Jo Wheeler
Kansas City



Almost 30 percent of the 78 million Baby Boomers are single. Some are looking to the Internet to find a partner or friend. Use caution if you do visit dating websites or with any online contacts where you divulge personal information.



mike d

So we are full of "I'm not happy unless everyone is doing what I want them to do" letters today


The worst part of being a Baby Boomer is to look around and see how all of your friends have aged and look years older than you. What a pity!


I for one would love to have a 20someting mistress, but after all these years of marriage I would not know what to say....

"honey, you want someting from the store?"

"whats that on my back?"

"you smell that?"


Mary Jo, why don't you post your phone number, so when a fellow baby boomer meets someone they'd like to date, they can run it by you first to judge whether or not it's an appropriate age difference?

Pub 17

Uh...if you're tired of reading articles about older men and women dating young, stop reading stupid articles??????


Why Marie! Are you having trouble finding someone to gently touch your saggy old butt?

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