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What falls between "gayling" and "eldergay"?

Is there a transition period?

by Anonymousreply 4502/05/2013

By DataLounge standards, you are a Gayling until age 20. On your 21st Birthday, you are instantly regarded as Eldergay and are banished to a life of loneliness and despair, and you are no longer relevant. There is no in-between.

by Anonymousreply 101/31/2013

No transition. You come to a point when you realize you crossed over years ago

by Anonymousreply 201/31/2013

r1 almost nails it. I'm generous and would say that gay men would allow a person to reach their 22nd birthday. But one day past the 22nd birthday and you are ready for the rocking chair.

by Anonymousreply 301/31/2013

"Sure, I've heard of Liza, and I like some of her work. But it's not like I'm going to marry her or anything."

by Anonymousreply 401/31/2013

The gay life span is but 20 years. From Gayling to Eldergay represents the beginning and the end. The in-between is filled with fear, hate and despair. Not a state of being anyone would choose for ones self. Being Gay for most is just a very short, unhappy lifespan, best avoided.

It's much better to be a simple mo. The gay thing is treacherous.

by Anonymousreply 501/31/2013

if one survives the gay-years, one becomes an ordinary homo and thing improve from there on.

by Anonymousreply 701/31/2013

Silly stuff like "gayling" and "eldergay" is why (at age 47) I have never regarded myself as gay. I'm just a dude who happens to suck dick. I'm not superficial, I don't worship Liza or Babs, I don't like musicals. I just live my life and love the cock.

by Anonymousreply 801/31/2013

Caftans, earrings....

by Anonymousreply 901/31/2013

I find a gay guy in his 40s or 50s who dresses like he's 20 pretty sad.

by Anonymousreply 1001/31/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 1101/31/2013

At what does Twink expire?

by Anonymousreply 1201/31/2013

I find a gayling who tries to show off his pathetic hairless chicken legs and arms like he is an actual man equally sad, R10

by Anonymousreply 1301/31/2013

Shriek!

by Anonymousreply 1402/01/2013

'Gayling' will never happen the way 'eldergay' did.

by Anonymousreply 1502/01/2013

sorry, REgina, looks like it has... i know it wounds, but, well...

meh

by Anonymousreply 1602/01/2013

When does one become an elderlez?

by Anonymousreply 1702/01/2013

[quote]When does one become an elderlez?

When one is no longer a lezling, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 1802/01/2013

Life.

by Anonymousreply 1902/01/2013

Yes, OP. whore.

by Anonymousreply 2002/01/2013

The Twilight Zone

by Anonymousreply 2102/01/2013

Was that even English, R16?

by Anonymousreply 2202/01/2013

R16 is the pathetic drunk who keeps trying to make "gayling" happen.

by Anonymousreply 2302/01/2013

LOL@ R9, and caftan wedgies with personal stains.

by Anonymousreply 2402/01/2013

It is when you miss only about 6 months from the dance bar, return to it, and suddenly notice that the music has changed and is less understandable. Instead of dancing more, you drink more at the bar, standing around watching the dancers and sometimes even drinking alone.

And then one night, you think of trying out that other bar further downtown, where the older guys go and you discover it isn't half as bad as what you had been led to believe it would be. And from there on, buddy, it is like a big snowball rolling downhill for the next 40 years.

by Anonymousreply 2502/01/2013

R23 = bitter gayling

by Anonymousreply 2602/02/2013

You’ve got to climb to the top of Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls. It’s a brutal climb to reach that peak, which so few have seen... You stand there, waiting for the rush of exhilaration you’d thought you’d feel - but it doesn’t come. You’re too far away to hear the applause and take your bows. And there’s no place left to climb. You’re alone, and the feeling of loneliness is overpowering.

by Anonymousreply 2702/02/2013

R27, Oh Neely! Come home with me tonight! My rikshaw is parked around the corner.

by Anonymousreply 2802/05/2013

Between gayling and eldergay is Obsession.

by Anonymousreply 2902/05/2013

The transitional period is 30-40, neither group wants to claim them. I'd say they're gaylings, but younger gaylings think the middle-90s is ancient history. The Ricki Lake thread today was declared an eldergay thread, her core audience would still be under 40 today.

by Anonymousreply 3002/05/2013

[quote]So tell us how "it gets better"

It doesn't. Behold the trajectory:

20-30: life seems full of possibilities.

40-50: Creeping doubt

50-60: Reality hits. Panic increasingly sets in

60+: Screaming despair or resignation

Basically, "It gets better" is a feel-good Santa Claus fib put about by eldergays to prevent suicidal adolescents snuffing themselves because they need FRESH MEAT. But preferably not with shingled hair.

by Anonymousreply 3102/05/2013

Lets use real stats. For straights by adjusted down for gay years.

According to this article, middle ages is 40 to 55. So about a 15 year transition.

by Anonymousreply 3202/05/2013

00 - 17: Twink

18 - 34: Gayling

35 - 54: Gen X Gays

55 - 69: Elder Gay

70 - over: Trolls

by Anonymousreply 3302/05/2013

A slippery slope.

by Anonymousreply 3402/05/2013

I think someone dropped R33 on his head as a gayling.

by Anonymousreply 3502/05/2013

Mittle Gayishe

by Anonymousreply 3602/05/2013

Come on people, we really need a good name for in between gays. You all are creative, I know you can do it.

I like: Mature Gays Adult Gays Gen Gays Midlife Gays

by Anonymousreply 3702/05/2013

There is such a thing as an ElderGayling.

Richard Simmons comes to mind.

If of course he were gay.

by Anonymousreply 3802/05/2013

Is R16 ok? Should we send help? Can we call someone?

by Anonymousreply 3902/05/2013

Between gaylings and eldergays fall most of YOU.

by Anonymousreply 4002/05/2013

[quote]What falls between "gayling" and "eldergay"?

an elderling.

by Anonymousreply 4102/05/2013

There is a bro period.

by Anonymousreply 4202/05/2013

Can we make Middlegay happen? This is any gay male in their 30s.

Just a suggestion.

*shrug*

by Anonymousreply 4302/05/2013

What falls between them? The same damned thing between most of your ears -- dead air.

Both terms are fucking ridiculous.

You people (and you know who you are) are hypocrites to the nth degree.

Instead of trying to break away from labels, certain gays are hell-bent on applying and using them.

by Anonymousreply 4402/05/2013

gayling "wounds."

by Anonymousreply 4502/05/2013
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