A firestorm was created when a fairly famous online gay magazine writer said that guys 30 and up should stop hitting the bars and clubs and act their age. He called it the Peter Pan syndrome. Hmmm. Lots of questions along with objections went around cyberspace. First of all, who is he to decide when someone should quit the bar scene? Second, why stop going at 29? 29?!?! Sheesh. And what about, “You are as young as you feel?” Life is short, why make it shorter by limiting your pleasure and halting your fun? And again, 29?? C’mon!
Needless to say, many were pissed. Some argued that no straight person would say such a thing to straight people. Well, I have heard it by straights for straights, so that’s not true. But while some agreed, most were very vocal about their disagreement. There are arguments for either side but if we all believe that people should be free to socialize as they see fit, then doesn’t that also mean if you are say, 35 or 45 or even 65, if you want to go out and to a club and drink and dance, then by all mean go and do it? If someone that age doesn’t want to anymore, no one is forcing him to go. And if someone in a bar at 23 doesn’t like looking at a 53 year old man enjoying himself then he shouldn’t look. This is a free country.
I have asked a number of people here in the office what they think. I am always interested in others’ opinions. That helps me have a better understanding of whatever topic I find interesting. I am not a know-it-all and I don’t pretend to know what anyone should do with their lives. I truly believe people should pursue happiness as this country’s founding fathers brilliantly wrote in the Declaration of Independence. I was a bit surprised by what I heard, but thinking about it, I am sure it had to with age.
Generally, the younger of the bunch thought that the older guys should stay home. Having forgotten that it was the older guys who paved the way for the younger ingrates to go freely to bars without as much danger as there used to be, they just found it weird. Maybe because there are always long lines to get in to good bars and they don’t want to wait? The older people said the Peter Pan thing was crap. That like me, anyone should do whatever they feel comfortable in doing. What do you think?
Enjoy life! Do what you can to make every free moment count. This is a dating website blog, and I am glad to write about dating, give advice, talk about timely topics, and all the while promoting good, clean fun for the gay community. I don’t care what age you are and you shouldn’t care either, whether you are 18 or 80. Have fun and find a mate as well if you wish. Please go here GayBoyz.com to do so. Thanks for listening.