|Age of the Furry
||[Apr. 14th, 2007|10:21 pm]
Open Paws - Proud to be Furry!
I've been interested in this community for a while. I haven't read most of the postings but the ones I have and the webpages I've found most of the individuals interested in Furrydom seem to be fairly young in age mostly teens and early 20s. I am the only person in my late 30s. I feel ancient. LOL
If there are older furries out there. Drop me a line.
I know one person who is over 40, and one who is over 50. They exist, I'm surprised you don't know many.
I know one who's 53!!!!!!!!!!E-gad!
I know quite a few furs over 30 (even though I'm only 18 myself lol), and a couple over 40
Quite a few, just not always as vocal as some.
Check out greymuzzle
for some of us.
Granted, I'm just 29, but feel too grey at times..
Heh, I'll be fifty in May!
Fifty? What a way to make me feel like a Spring chicken. I'll be "only" 40 in May. heh
Then again, I've been a part of what grew into the fandom for about 25 years now. Since the old Tiger's Den BBS prior to FurNet being a Fido sub-net! Heck, even before FurryMuck, let alone ConFURence or any of the other furry conventions that came after it.
I'm 29, and know someone 39.
I'm 32, and have several friends older than me. We do exist! =:P
No you don't! You "youngsters" are all figments of my arthritic imagination! (hehehehe!!!!)
I'm older than many other furs I know, and younger than a few. One of the nice things about the fandom is that ageism doesn't seem too previlient. The older furs I know don't look down on me, the younger ones don't reject my friendship for being "old." I don't hide my age anywhere, and seem to get along with everyone on a peer basis as furries in general.
I sometimes wonder why there are more furs in their 20s than 40s though. I was a fur by the time I was 8, I'd say. No one had coined the term yet or started a con, but I had all the elements of a furry personality by then for sure! Is there a missing generation or two?
I think the internet was, in very large part, responsible for finally coalescing the fandom into the physical concentration that it is now. And the internet remains a fairly 'young people skewed' technology, relatively speaking. I think there may be just as many of all ages out there, but, for this reason, it may not be as likely for easy for them to find the rest of us.
Eh, in any case, I'm 34 ^.^
I'm nearly 20 and love talking to furs in their 30's. Lol. Do I count?
30 here bout to be 31 in June
Just turned 39 last month. So it looks like there's a fair number of us geezers out there. :)
I am 30.. will be 31 in September :)
Thirty seven here, and counting.
Next time you're at a con, look for the "Greymuzzles" panel. We're out there!