10 Signs You're Getting Old

How many can you check off the list?

February 18, 2019

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My boyfriend and I were talking about getting old last night on our way home from dinner. I am 39 so that means I will hit the magical age of 40 next January! When I was approaching 30 I had a mini-meltdown because I was not satisfied with where my life was at that point. I don't foresee that as an issue as I turn four decades old in less than 8 months! Eek!

I remember when people in my family turned forty when I was younger. It was a huge deal to get them as much "over the hill" swag as possible. I even remember my Aunt buying an ad in the local newspaper with my Uncle David's photo as a young child that said, "lordy, lordy Whiz is 40." That was his nickname. 

But now turning forty isn't looked at as being over the hill. BTW, when I hit the magical 4-0, I better not see one party favor with "over the hill" on it or I will lose it. 

Age is just a number. There are plenty of people that are in their twenties and feel much older than they are. I also know plenty of men in their fifties that act like they're in their twenties still. 

What are the some of the big hints that people may consider you as "getting old?" There was a study done by the Future You and it polled two-thousand people about what they thought the signs and behaviors were of those that they considered getting old. Let's see if you agree with this list and how many of these items you can check off.

10 Signs You're Getting Old:

1. Forgetting people's names.

2. Loosing hair.

3. Feeling stiff.

4. Talking about your joint pain and other ailments.

5. Moaning or groaning when bending down.

6. Not knowing any songs in the top 10.

7. Misplacing your glasses, bag, car keys, etc.

8. Getting hairier - ears, eyebrows, nose, face etc.

9. Avoid lifting heavy things due to back concerns.

10. Using the term, "back in my day."

I think a lot of these don't necessarily mean you're getting older. Someone can be stiff all the time if they work out and people start losing hair in their early twenties. Plus, some people just have zero attention spans and can't remember names and where they put their things. Again, I don't think this has anything to do with age. 

The study lists 50 signs you are getting old. You can see them all including falling asleep while watching TV below.