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DH really put our age difference into perspective

On our way to dinner tonight one of the new Eminem songs came on. The conversation went from his new music, to his old music, then to "Nookie" by Limp Bizkit.

He pointed out that when that song was popular he was in college chasing it, and I was in middle school and not entirely sure what it was. He's 30 and I'm 23.

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Re: DH really put our age difference into perspective

  • I try not to get into those conversations with Mr Techie. He's 36 and I'll be 29 in a few weeks. Not quite the age difference between you and your DH but still a good chunk.

    We've both said that if we had met at any other point in our lives other than when we did, we never would have gotten together.

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  • hahaha kinda off topic but I remember that song was when I was in middle school, too, and I asked my mom what nookie was.  very awkward car ride.
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  • My boyfriend is 25... and I was a little floored when he mentioned that Britney Spears hit when he was in 8th grade. 

    Ouch.  I'm 36.  I think Debbie Gibson was out when I was in 7th/8th.  :-/

    Oh well... happy matters more than numbers. 

  • I know exactly how you feel. DH is 32 while I am 23. I really notice our age difference when I bring up shows I used to love watching as a kid...think Doug or any of the Nickelodeon shows. DH has NO idea what I'm talking about. Then he'll mention something that happened in the 90s and I simply have no memory of it. There are even huge differences in the way we use technology. It can be interesting but sometimes it's definitely scary when put into perspective.
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    I know exactly how you feel. DH is 32 while I am 23. I really notice our age difference when I bring up shows I used to love watching as a kid...think Doug or any of the Nickelodeon shows. DH has NO idea what I'm talking about. Then he'll mention something that happened in the 90s and I simply have no memory of it. There are even huge differences in the way we use technology. It can be interesting but sometimes it's definitely scary when put into perspective.

    haha same here. i'm 23 too, he's 33. he's always trying to get me to watch older movies. and he's definitely a little behind the times on the technology thing. not that that's all about age, he just doesn't care as much. i got super excited to get an iphone and he's content with his little flip phone from years ago. oh, i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

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  • Lol...your DH is around the same age as me!  I just asked DH what music was popular when he was in college and he said, "80's music."  We're 16 years apart...I guess it's a good thing I met him when I did (although I do like 80's music)!

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    I know exactly how you feel. DH is 32 while I am 23. I really notice our age difference when I bring up shows I used to love watching as a kid...think Doug or any of the Nickelodeon shows. DH has NO idea what I'm talking about. Then he'll mention something that happened in the 90s and I simply have no memory of it. There are even huge differences in the way we use technology. It can be interesting but sometimes it's definitely scary when put into perspective.

    haha same here. i'm 23 too, he's 33. he's always trying to get me to watch older movies. and he's definitely a little behind the times on the technology thing. not that that's all about age, he just doesn't care as much. i got super excited to get an iphone and he's content with his little flip phone from years ago. oh, i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Haha too funny. DH actually has a blackberry so he isn't too bad in the phone department but he cannot handle my iPhone. He gets so frustrated and hands it back to me saying "I don't know what to do with this thing!". I haven't found any George Michael. But I have found plenty of club music (I guess that comes with graduating college in 2001) and actually a couple of Cher CDs? Wow. He actually still buys CDs and doesn't fully understand the concept of downloading music. We'll get there, slowly but surely :)
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  • image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    Yeah...my pics were so old. I got 3 kids. Nuff said. :)
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    image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

     

    I do.  Sadly...

    Electric Youth - Debbie Gibson

    Lost in Emotion - Lisa Lisa with Cult Jam (which happens to be on the 80's CD I made from Limewire that is in the console of my car.)

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    image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    Of course.

    I'm going to go find my walker now since apparently anything from 1999 is now classical music.

    What does that make my husband's 80's hair metal?

     

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  • image gdssofshdws:

    image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    a fellow 30 something sending you love....I am going to have lost in emotion stuck in my head the rest of the day.

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    image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    Love it.

    Debbie Gibson is actually performing in a Cirque du Soleil show at a local casino right now, and I've been dying to go. JUST to see Debbie Gibson. :o

     A local alternative station has the "Retro Lunch" every afternoon from 12 to 1:30. I listen to it often streaming online at work and it really freaks me out that songs from high school (graduated in '96) are considered retro. How the he!l did that happen??! 

    And I have to say, I think the lack of understanding technology by the husbands in their 30s is just that they don't want to or don't care. I'm 32 and my husband is 30, and our house is gadget central. And we are capable of working everything just fine. ;)

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  • I go through the same thing with my DH, he's 31 and I'm 25. We've know each other since 1993/1994, he was my brothers best friend. Every now and then we get on those subjects of remember when, and it puts our age difference in perspective. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes we decide it's best not to think of it. LOL
  • DH and I really don't have that big of an age gap (he's 25/I'm 27) but something I find totally creepy is that my MIL's BF is a year younger than me Indifferent See MIL had DH when she was 16, well now she is 41 and dating a 26 year old. I know that age is just a number but sometimes I find it a little weird....
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    image gdssofshdws:

    image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    Love it.

    Debbie Gibson is actually performing in a Cirque du Soleil show at a local casino right now, and I've been dying to go. JUST to see Debbie Gibson. :o

     A local alternative station has the "Retro Lunch" every afternoon from 12 to 1:30. I listen to it often streaming online at work and it really freaks me out that songs from high school (graduated in '96) are considered retro. How the he!l did that happen??! 

    And I have to say, I think the lack of understanding technology by the husbands in their 30s is just that they don't want to or don't care. I'm 32 and my husband is 30, and our house is gadget central. And we are capable of working everything just fine. ;)

    Retro lunch is awesome...just had to pop in and say so!

    And I remember Debbie Gibson being so awesome when I was in maybe 3rd or 4th grade-I'm 29.No age difference between me and DH really (he's 31) but he had a very sheltered life as far as pop culture goes,and sometimes I feel like I'm married to a 40 something because he never has any damn idea what I'm talking about.

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  • DH is 15 years older than me and we always joke about our age difference (he graduated high school when I was 3!).  I never thought I would be married to someone so much older, but he lied the night we met (ha ha!). 
  • my DH is 14 yrs older than me! i forget it most of the time. it was funny when we first started dating cause i can remember joking with him and telling him that people thought i was his daughter or something but honestly i never think about it anymore. there are times when he talks about stuff from "his time" and i talk about stuff from "my time" but i dont really look at it and think that its because of the age but more just like we are learning new stuff about each other just like every other couple would only we have more to talk about! lol
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  • DH and I have little reminders like that. He is 9 years older than me and one night we sat down to watch T.V. and he turned on Married with Children. He asked me if I liked the show, and I told him that I didn't know because I was never allowed to watch it per my parents. He just looked at me and laughed!
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  • image gdssofshdws:

    image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    Great - now those songs are stuck in my head!  Let me get out my Electric Youth perfume, my headband and something neon green - or maybe my Hypercolor shirt (remember those?!)

    I'm 33 and I'm feeling really, really old right now.

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    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    Great - now those songs are stuck in my head!  Let me get out my Electric Youth perfume, my headband and something neon green - or maybe my Hypercolor shirt (remember those?!)

    I'm 33 and I'm feeling really, really old right now.

    I had a couple short sleeve and long sleeve.  I really hated wearing them to school though because you would get hot and your armpits would change colors. Not something you want everyone to notice.

    I also had  hypercolor paint. Like puff paint for shirts.  That was pretty cool.  I would make my own styling shirts with that stuff!

    Yeah...my pics were so old. I got 3 kids. Nuff said. :)
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    I try not to get into those conversations with Mr Techie. He's 36 and I'll be 29 in a few weeks. Not quite the age difference between you and your DH but still a good chunk.

    We've both said that if we had met at any other point in our lives other than when we did, we never would have gotten together.

    Your age difference with your husband is actually exactly the same as the OP's.. 7 years. :)

    I am 7 years younger than my husband as well, and we sometimes get a kick out of pop culture references that the other one "doesn't get" because of the age "gap".

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  • image Shelley-Bean:
    image gdssofshdws:

    image luckybride1128:
    i also had a lot of fun going through his cd collection, best of george michael..... yikes.

    Hey! There is nothing wrong with George Michael! Says the 32 year old woman.  

    Just because you didn't have an electric youth and get lost in emotion over him doesn't mean he wasn't great.

    Anyone? Anyone get it?

    Great - now those songs are stuck in my head!  Let me get out my Electric Youth perfume, my headband and something neon green - or maybe my Hypercolor shirt (remember those?!)

    I'm 33 and I'm feeling really, really old right now.

    Wait...I shouldn't be wearing my super awesome blue hypercolor shirt that turns pink? Damn it!  lol

    I am 34 and will be 35 in a couple of weeks.  I don't remember Electric Youth perfume but I did wear Exclamation!  Ya... I was pretty cool!  haha

  • I'm 27, my fiance just turned 40 last month. Music is usually the biggest difference with us.

     

    If it makes you feel better, I was freaking 5 when he graduated high school! haha :)

  • My husband and I have a 13 year age difference, but I am the same as you. I never notice it anymore unless someone decides to bring it up. And sure there were a lot of people who thought we would have conflicts due to the difference, but I agree with you when I say that it seems like we have more to talk about.
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