Skip to comments.Women begin feeling invisible to men ‘when they turn 51′
Posted on 04/06/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it emerged yesterday.
A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt they no longer received the level of attention they once did after hitting 51.
Many even went as far as to admit they felt ignored.
The women claimed their confidence plummeted after hitting 50 and blamed greying hair, having to to wear glasses or even struggling to find fashionable clothes.
The lifestyle study, commissioned by herbal remedies company, A.Vogel, also found more than two thirds of women over 45 had walked into a room and felt completely unnoticed by the opposite sex.
More than half said they felt left on the shelf and that theyd been judged negatively because of their age.
Health expert Eileen Durward, who provides advice and support to women through the A.Vogel website and helpline, said: The results show a worrying decline in confidence and self-worth in women when faced with the prospect of growing older.
The world can feel very geared toward appreciating younger women, leaving those of a certain age to feel neglected or less worthy.
These women are not invisible and neither are their concerns.
They are often the driving engine behind many a family, juggling careers, looking after older relatives and bringing up children.
All the while dealing with the ageing process and changes brought on by the menopause.
They need to be supported, not made to feel washed up.
The study also found just 15 per cent of women over 45 could claim they had high or very high confidence while, sadly, nearly half described themselves as not very confident at all.
The biggest reason for a decline in self-belief was the feeling that their image had deteriorated.
A dejected four in ten said not getting attention from men like they used to was a factor, more than half had felt intimidated by the presence of younger women at a social event.
A concerned six in ten of the 2,000 studied felt modern life is geared toward a focus on younger women while 46 per cent thought that a lot of what older women go through wasnt seen or spoken about.
The research also examined the effect the menopause has on womens confidence as they age.
The results showed around one in five who had experienced menopausal symptoms had difficulty in finding answers to the questions they had about the changes they were facing.
In fact, only 13 per cent felt women were well supported in the lead up to the menopause.
The research, which also involved 500 men, showed many have a head in the sand approach to the menopause.
Eileen Durward, who is also an expert on menopause, added: Women need to know they are not alone and there are things they can do to help themselves.
Hot flushes are a good example of something that can have a real impact on confidence, especially in social situations or at work.
Many women dont realise that simple steps, like breathing slowly or taking a herbal remedy containing sage, can provide relief.
"Life sucks, then you die"
Authorities say 51-year-old Christine Lee Brown called 911 six times to thank a sheriff for providing her with bologna sandwiches while she was in jail.
She was arrested and charged with six felony counts of misusing 911 communications.
Well bless their hearts... Poor babies.
Younger women’s faces look too smooth to me. They have no character.
On another note, a friend’s girlfriend (about 50-ish) who I had only seen a few times, was wearing a rather low cut number yesterday when we were doing a photo shoot for our band. I thought, “Holy cow, those are rather large.” I never noticed before. Keep in mind I’m not really a breast man, but you can’t help but notice some times.
Anyway, the reason I bring it up: She leaned against me to see the pictures on the back of my camera and they felt like a couple of coconut halves.
This stuff is not surprising at all given the cult of youth that advertisers have foisted on America for many decades. It is all about appearances. But if a woman is Godly this fact will be detected and admired soon enough.
At the risk of being called a chauvinist, this guy thinks women focus on looks too much and that it isn’t what you look like, it’s what you do for a guy. Any port will do in a storm, unless you can’t get provisions. (Ducking )
We talking liberal single women over 50 that no one cares about anymore because they feel no one wants to bang them?
Thank the National Organization of Women for this. They elevated women to a social status that destroyed the delicate balance that had existed before (not saying that reforms weren’t needed re equal pay, opportunity, etc).
Men are guarding the last remnants of masculinity that the Left has left them, so they don’t need competition from women who once scorned them.
If you look back at the late 1950’s, it was a much more civil and caring place. Today it’s every man and woman for themselves. So sad.
Is there a similar poll for men?
I’d be interested to read the results.
Man, I’m getting old. A fifty year old woman is a young hottie in my eyes.
I think it was Dave Barry commenting on how old age is harder on women. This was at the time Sean Connery was the dapper and graying bearded fifty something.
He said that when men get older they look like Sean Connery, but when women get older they look like...Sean Connery.
The majority of women that age (and men) are overweight. Of course they're not going to get the attention they did when they were not.
And please don't try to tell me it's inevitable. I am 50 and not overweight only because I eat and drink less than I want and exercise more than I want. It's not magic, luck or genetics.
I think we can all appreciate the herculean effort involved in reeling and reeling to keep that vignette fish close to the boat .. LOL .. bravo !
Hinty for yoos:
When you turn 50, don’t start acting like a homebody, lose your excitement and think only about your safety and future...
If I were a woman who had turned 51′ I’d be grouchy too
I lose track of my wife all the time. I know she’s in the house somewhere. One of these days I may go looking for her if I can remember what she looks like.
Hell, it starts much earlier than 51.
I can’t see them when they’re over 25.
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