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SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:26:06 PM

So, I figure this is relevant to this particular subforum.

How do you "relate", as it were, to people who are either generations older or younger than you? Do you have any intergenerational friendships?

This applies to both on the forums and IRL.

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
TParadox Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:27:08 PM

Before I went to college, most of my friends were my mom's friends from church.

Fresh-eyed movie blog
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:28:24 PM

Depends on the person.

I get along well with a lot of people older than me, usually friends of my dad or parents of my friends.

Exception: This one professor from my college who is...Very sixties. Partly because I don't think he's the best teacher in my section.

Mar 14th 2011 at 9:29:09 PM

Older people can be more approachable.

SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:30:07 PM

I often wonder what the older (by which I mean, 19<) tropers think of me.

If indeed, they think of me at all.

I know what some of them think of me. I'm dating one, after all. But you know what I mean.

edited 14th Mar '11 9:30:19 PM by SpainSun

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:30:10 PM

I relate to people regardless of age. Although it does help I can easily talk about 70s Colombian culture and sound like someone knowledgeable. Although I can't stand people who're younger than me.

edited 14th Mar '11 9:31:05 PM by juancarlos11

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:30:29 PM

Do you have any intergenerational friendships?

...does a 9 year gap count?

'Ts probably the relationship most close to a friendship that I have atm.

SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:30:55 PM

mellon: I'd say so.

I used to be friends with a Vietnam veteran. He's passed on now, though.

edited 14th Mar '11 9:31:27 PM by SpainSun

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:32:03 PM

Patronizing them seems to work pretty well.

Check out mybook, Almost Night
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:32:19 PM

Lemme just say it's weird when people who were the same age as me when I played Pokemon are now talking about Pokemon I've never heard of and gameplay mechanics that sure as Hell weren't around when I was a kid. tongue

Mar 14th 2011 at 9:35:59 PM

Word, Charles.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:37:20 PM

Is it really that strange?

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:41:19 PM

This is probably not the best thing to ask, but how exactly are you dating Funnyguts? Do you know her in real life?

SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:42:47 PM

Web dating.

I maintain my stance that the internet is a wonderful thing.

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:46:17 PM

I find I tend to relate better to children than I do to people my own age. But that doesn't surprise anyone, knowing me.

Oddly enough, I can also get along better with "grown-ups" than people my age, too. Unless they're in a position of authority over me, in which case I tend to irrationally hate them.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:48:20 PM

Would you say I was a "child"?

CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:48:50 PM

By my standards? No. At least, no more than I'm a "child".

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:58:51 PM

Web dating.

I maintain my stance that the internet is a wonderful thing.

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Agreed one hundred percent

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:59:59 PM

I think e-romance would be an awkward thing, somehow, but not e-friendship. Probably because that's less close.

SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:02:03 PM

Well I'm not asking for your permission, luckily.

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:03:24 PM

-is probably better at e-romance than real life romance, considering how badly I did trying to live with my last GF-

,%,..@@@,.%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:20:37 PM

I generally find people in their thirties easier to talk to. Shopkeepers, my bosses, and so on. School is easier now that I'm in college, but still. This is likely due to my brother being fifteen years older than me.

My boyfriend is likely another old soul, which is the only reason I am romantically involved with a younger bloke at all.

pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:38:18 PM

Intergenerational relationships?

I got two daughters. Little kids are fun.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:08:18 AM

I'm better at socializing with people who are at least one year younger than me. Probably because I don't feel intimidated by them anymore and start feeling superior to them. It's the same with people shorter than me.

annebeeche watching down on us from by the long tidal river
watching down on us
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:13:15 AM

I usually am uncomfortable with most strangers who are about the same age as I am—I'm better with people who are much older, or much younger.

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.

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