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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-02-2017, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Why is it that if an older man, say in his 40s or 50s buys a sports car, the response is "midlife crisis" or "he's compensating for something" (has a small penis)? Most men become fully financially stable around this time, therefore have more money to allocate to such pleasures. Some guys just like fast cars! I never quite understood why these guys are stigmatized that way?

Me? I drive an old Toyota Tundra pickup with 300,000 miles on the odometer and the clear coat is peeling. But, if I wanted a sports car, I would buy it.

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A few years ago a guy I knew from Germany bought a Bugatti Veyron,he was forty eight at the time and it cost around two million euro at the time(cars are more expensive in Europe than here).He let me drive it but I never got over sixty and it could reach over two fifty.I asked him what made him buy it and his answer,loosely translated was "I will be a long time dead".He died less than two years later from cancer.
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I chased the younger woman instead of the car. It wasn't a penis size issue for me.
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I drive an old beater because I don't need to compensate for anything and it is best suited for my lifestyle. But I sure like a nice sports car. One day I'll take the plunge and get one again.
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Why is it that if an older man, say in his 40s or 50s buys a sports car, the response is "midlife crisis" or "he's compensating for something" (has a small penis)? Most men become fully financially stable around this time, therefore have more money to allocate to such pleasures. Some guys just like fast cars! I never quite understood why these guys are stigmatized that way?

Me? I drive an old Toyota Tundra pickup with 300,000 miles on the odometer and the clear coat is peeling. But, if I wanted a sports car, I would buy it.

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You are correct. It is about that time kids are out on their own. Money/income has grown and the man can afford such a car for pleasure. I'm a classic example. 51 and purchased a car built in the 50's. Always wanted one. Had the opportunity and made the purchase. Not a sports car but non-the-less a pleasure automobile only. I would love a 70 Mopar muscle car. I like the look. My penis size is good.

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Why is it that if an older man, say in his 40s or 50s buys a sports car, the response is "midlife crisis" or "he's compensating for something" (has a small penis)? Most men become fully financially stable around this time, therefore have more money to allocate to such pleasures. Some guys just like fast cars! I never quite understood why these guys are stigmatized that way?

Me? I drive an old Toyota Tundra pickup with 300,000 miles on the odometer and the clear coat is peeling. But, if I wanted a sports car, I would buy it.

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Why is it that if an older man, say in his 40s or 50s buys a sports car, the response is "midlife crisis" or "he's compensating for something" (has a small penis)? Most men become fully financially stable around this time, therefore have more money to allocate to such pleasures. Some guys just like fast cars! I never quite understood why these guys are stigmatized that way?

Me? I drive an old Toyota Tundra pickup with 300,000 miles on the odometer and the clear coat is peeling. But, if I wanted a sports car, I would buy it.

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Its a way to attempt to shame men away from using their resources for whatever they want. You don't see many guys spewing out the "compensating...mid-life" BS. Its almost always females or young men that simply cannot afford maximum fun...or older guys sooo damn whipped they don't take a wiz without say so.

I have a few comebacks I use...."compensating"...hell yeah...I'm compensating myself for having to listen to you.

"Mid-Life.....whatever...I'm far from halfway."

"Interesting observation....plus....Piss Off"

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Re: Compensating for something?

They obviously all have very small penises.

There can't possibly be any other explanation.

Stop with your blasphemy!
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I'm compensating for my short . . . stature. (j/k)
I lust love driving a truck that I need a ladder to sweep the snow off of.
Mostly I like a vehicle that can take what I need to take to wherever I need to take it. This month I need to take 4 teens and their gear to a mountain camp.
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We got a pool my W always wanted. We could afford it now(just like my car). Pool is in. My W is happy. She has nice sized breasts and is not overcompensating for anything. It what people do. Bucket list type of thing.

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For my 60th birthday, and because I denied myself for years (after all, tuitions for 2 kids, house payments, bullsh*t etc), I finally decided that I have done my duty and now I was going to get myself stuff that I denied for years. At 60, I bought myself an Audi A3 Convertible. My wife loves to arrive wherever we are going with the top down, sunglasses on, and kerchief in her hair. At 62 I got a tattoo. For 65, I am taking her to Paris, we are going to take an apartment and live there for a month if I can swing it. (We were there with family and could not sneak off to make love, this time....)

It is not about making up for a short **** short stature or lack of hair (I'm slightly above average, average height and I kept my hair), it is about finally having the income to be able to have a bit of fun, and being old enough to appreciate it.
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They can say whatever they want. In my case I drove the cheapest possible econocrapbox for years, not because I had to but because there were better things to do with the cash flow. In my late 40's the opportunity came up to grab a used / hardly any miles convertible for less than the price of a new crapbox - so I expanded the fleet!!

Hell, insurance for a 50 year old dude is practically free for a spare car.
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Why is it that if an older man, say in his 40s or 50s buys a sports car, the response is "midlife crisis" or "he's compensating for something" (has a small penis)?
Recently I was walking with a couple of colleagues through a parking lot. A lady saw an extended cab pick-up and quipped "I wonder what he is compensating for." Then we came across a smart car and I stated that I don't even want to have to complete with the man who drives that car.
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I think reasons vary.
I used to drive econo-boxes because I really didn't care. At some point in my 50s, i realized that having cheap cars relative to my other entertainment expenses was itself an affectation. I got a mid-end sports car just because I'd always wanted on in high school and now I could. Not sure which way I'll go next.
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I've always dreamed of owning a Delorian from the time that they came out in the early 1980's well past the time that the company quickly went belly up!

Notwithstanding, they just look like a neat vehicle!

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