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LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:14:53 AM

Most of my friends are older than me, by at least a few years. It's not intentional, and some of the time I don't even notice it until I actually get around to asking people how old they are.

For example, I thought a friend was around 20-25. Turns out she's thirty, has a degree already, and was getting married in a few months.

I just don't seem to click with people my own age a lot of the time.

Be not afraid...
annebeeche watching down on us from by the long tidal river
watching down on us
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:21:49 AM

My nakama friends are all at least two years older than I am.

I've also got a large group of close acquaintances at my school who are my age, though.

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
JinxedBlackcat The Ultimate Bifauxnen from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Ultimate Bifauxnen
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:12:11 PM

I do have a intergenerational friendship. A lady at my church who's in her 50s I'm friends with. We talk Tea, Shakespeare, Random Trivia and I tell her about my D&D campaigns I'm in to her amusement.

Real Life rwby rose
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:15:57 PM

I'd certainly like to have an intergenerational thing, but all the adults I know expect to kiss up far too much for that.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:38:37 PM

I get along with most ages. My best friend is 20 years younger and was a student of mine once upon a time.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Captainbrass captainbrass from United Kingdom
captainbrass
Mar 16th 2011 at 1:09:41 PM

A good friend of mine is in her late 60s now and quite a few people I know are in their 40s/50s. I've never tended to have a lot of younger friends though. I tend to feel a bit self-conscious about major age gaps.

"Well, it's a lifestyle."
Beholderess from Moscow
Mar 18th 2011 at 9:34:01 PM

In real life, this one tends to get along best with people who are either much older than she is, or much younger, and rarely has any significant relationships with peers. Which might be due to not quite fitting in teen culture, or due to my character flaw of preferring hierarchical structure.

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Mar 18th 2011 at 9:48:04 PM

[up]I'd hardly call that a character flaw...

Myself, I get along with younger people quite well. Probably because I never really grew up to begin with. I can get along with older people who have not yet lost their childlike love of life, and/or who don't automatically look down on the young because they're, well...young. Having worked in a bar, I've learned that age does not automatically confer wisdom on anyone.

I'd rather stay young. A wasted youth is better by far than a wise and productive old age.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
KCK Can I KCK it? from In your closet
Can I KCK it?
Mar 18th 2011 at 10:11:47 PM

To you, Drunk, to you.

Everyone knows a wasted old age is much better. tongue

There's no justice in the world and there never was~
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Mar 18th 2011 at 10:13:09 PM

[up]but those are the crappy years! I'd rather enjoy myself while my body's in the shape to enjoy it.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
KCK Can I KCK it? from In your closet
Can I KCK it?
Mar 18th 2011 at 10:19:17 PM

A person can enjoy their body after they're past the youth stage.

There's no justice in the world and there never was~
Beholderess from Moscow
Mar 18th 2011 at 10:39:18 PM

Heh, this one does not consider children any better than adults. If anything, they are Ambiguous Innocence incarnate. The ones I've used to tell creepy stories to later came up with their own which were much more disturbing than anything I've told them=)

edited 18th Mar '11 10:39:32 PM by Beholderess

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
sabrina_diamond iSanity! from Australia Relationship Status: LET'S HAVE A ZILLION BABIES
Apr 19th 2011 at 11:26:12 PM

My parents are ancient so it's hard to relate to them sadly, I had to teach my mum how to play the Iphone and that eluded her grin, both computer-generated 3d movies and anime mystifies my father, who is an analytical person. tongue I find it hard to relate to people born in the -0's but I wonder about life without new-fangled gadgets and electricity like my mum did back then idea

edited 19th Apr '11 11:45:09 PM by sabrina_diamond

In an anime, I'll be the Tsundere Dark Magical Girl who likes purple MY own profile is actually HERE!
Rottweiler Dog and Pony Show from Portland, Oregon
Dog and Pony Show
Apr 20th 2011 at 9:50:41 AM

[up][up] For they are innocent and love violent justice, while we are wicked and naturally prefer mercy?

“Love is the eternal law whereby the universe was created and is ruled.” — St. Bernard
Beholderess from Moscow
Apr 21st 2011 at 6:16:11 AM

[up]You'd wish. But most of the time they just came with High Octane Nightmare Fuel out of nowhere and for no discernible reason

edited 21st Apr '11 6:16:47 AM by Beholderess

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
cancerlad Lord of Flapdoodle from Kentucky
Lord of Flapdoodle
Jun 11th 2011 at 8:14:33 PM

I tend to hang out with people ten to twenty years older than me. Which makes them between 40 and 50, and provides little opportunity for dating. I have no idea how old people are online, so... ?

the pronoun system in Cherokee is just better. Need Scion GM.
Michael So that's what this does Relationship Status: Drift compatible
So that's what this does
Jun 18th 2011 at 3:40:51 AM

I am having great fun reminding friends ten or so years younger than me about the old man jibes they made ten or so years ago.

Just wanted to drop that in.

Jun 3rd 2012 at 1:06:26 PM

most of my friends are not more than four years older or younger than I am. but I don't have troubles relating to older or younger people.

for a while, I couldn't really relate to people of my own age. until I hit high school, that is. there, there were other people with the same problem, and wow, we could relate to each other, and became friends.

we are a very tight group of 'weirdo's'. but since I found them, I have less trouble understanding other people of my own age.

MrAHR Ahr river from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Jun 17th 2012 at 11:11:06 AM

I am slowly discovering that now with being in college my generation is no longer young teenagers, and I'm talking to people who are actually legally able to drink, and they regard me as a friend, not as a friend's kid or anything.

It is...oddly jarring.

Read my stories!
wuggles http://wugthepug.tumblr.com/ from Miami, FL Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Jun 18th 2012 at 11:42:57 AM

I have lots of older cousins on my mom's side, so I'm used to dealing with older people (one of the cousins I'm closest to is 17 years older than me), but outside of family I don't really see a lot of people who aren't in my generation. Even though I am the oldest of 6 kids, I don't really see my 5 half siblings often. The oldest 2 are the only ones I'm close to, and they're in the same generation as me.

Sarkastique Hey, gorgeous from Baltimore
Hey, gorgeous
Jun 25th 2012 at 10:00:51 AM

My friends are generally several years older than me, with the odd exception. My girlfriend is 19 years my senior (I'm 19, started dating her when I was 17).

I don't usually relate well to people my age, I'm not sure why. I have a somewhat mirthless personality and it seems to clash with the youthful vigor people I know my age seem to have; perhaps that's it.

Memento Mori
Grimview Catalytic from British Columbia
Catalytic
Jun 29th 2012 at 7:30:06 PM

Most of the people I get along best with are between one year younger than me and 10 years older than me.

I do have a few friends in their mid-30s, though (so, 14-16 years older than me), so I guess they would count, as well as those friends in their late 20s.

More than a year or two younger, though, and it's just weird. I can barely talk to them - it's like they don't even speak the same language, sometimes.

edited 29th Jun '12 7:30:42 PM by Grimview

"Lock up your girlfriends, lock up your wives, Grim's on the loose so run for your lives." - Pyrite
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