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Old 06-01-09, 11:44 AM   #1
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Anybody remarry at 50?

Anybody remarry at 50?
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Old 06-01-09, 12:09 PM   #2
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I don't think she'll let me..
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Old 06-01-09, 12:30 PM   #3
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Well, not exactly, but close (52). Not sure if this one of those things where close counts . . . or not.

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Old 06-01-09, 12:32 PM   #4
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I'm never getting remarried. I'll just find a woman that already hates me and give her my house.
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Old 06-01-09, 12:52 PM   #6
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If you are looking for a more mature woman - there is one available:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...s-husband.html

Never been married, so she will not be set in her ways....
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WHY would anyone want tooooooo!!!!!!

That would be like getting out of prison after 40 years, and stealing a pack of gum at K-Mart!!!!
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Old 06-01-09, 01:00 PM   #8
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My dad did. He and his wife are celebrating their 30th anniversary next month and his 80th birthday the month after. My brother and my father got married the same year (1979).
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I tried to several times but my wife always intervened.
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Old 06-01-09, 01:43 PM   #10
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My wife and I are both on our second marriages. She was 52 when we married. I was 42.
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Old 06-01-09, 02:00 PM   #11
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Close but no cigar. I married wife #2 (the best ) when I was 47.
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Sure, but no one would have me.
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Old 06-01-09, 02:49 PM   #13
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Daren't get rid of the one I have had for 35 years. No-one else would put up with me spending so much on the bikes.
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Old 06-01-09, 02:51 PM   #14
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At 50 I was enjoying 5 years of single life and I plan to keep it that way
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My wife and I are both on our second marriages. She was 52 when we married. I was 42.
Ooh, the Boy Toy!

We just celebrated our 5th anniversary, I was 44 when we hitched. In my case, the second time is much better.
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Old 06-01-09, 03:03 PM   #16
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why would anyone want tooooooo!!!!!!

That would be like getting out of prison after 40 years, and stealing a pack of gum at k-mart!!!!
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Old 06-01-09, 04:07 PM   #17
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Hey there, slow down a little.

It was only going to be a ride on our Varsities to get a pop...



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You can get remarried?
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My wife did.
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Didn't re-marry. Did Marry for the first time @ age 61. My bride was 43
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Old 06-01-09, 05:28 PM   #21
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I was divorced at 30 and have been happily unmarried for 28 years. Way too set in my ways to ever consider marriage again. I like the freedom I have and I just have to clean up after my self. No picking up my husband's soiled undies and bath towels or having to explain where I am or going all the time. Not that I am soured on marriage mine you... but really like my life the way it is. Less time spent having to pick up and wash soiled undies, more time for cycling! It's a good thing!
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I know of 4 friends (all undergraduate classmates now around 60), one of whom married for the first time in his early-50's, 2 others married for the second time in their mid-50s (both these guys became fathers of twin daughters from the second marriages in their late 50s) and the last guy got married in his late 50s for the third time. So, yes you can marry, remarry and re-remarry after 50 and continue to be alive active in all the right places - even if you are not a celebrity.
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Old 06-01-09, 06:03 PM   #23
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Old 06-01-09, 06:03 PM   #24
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My brother and my father got married the same year (1979).
Hmmmm, interesting concept...

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Old 06-01-09, 06:26 PM   #25
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Less time spent having to pick up and wash soiled undies, more time for cycling! It's a good thing!
We're not all like that, ya know, Pamestique. I remarried at 48 myself. I hear you about the cycling time though...but on the other it was my wife who got me into cycling, so it's all good.
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