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simple simon June 16, 2021

I watched this show yesterday. I think there needs to be a distinction between people who have actively chosen not to have sex and those who haven't. There were several people who openly stated they were in the latter category; and it didn't seem right lumping them all together. 

simple simon June 13, 2021

@dolphin_girl41 I would've thought the term "lovers" would be more pertinent. 


But yes, I don't think you can "have lovers and romantic connections" and then claim you're living your life as a single person.

simple simon June 12, 2021

When I was younger I noticed this huge difference between male and female psychologies. When young men see a man who receives a lot of attention from the opposite sex, they all want to hang around him, be in his company, be his "friend".  But when women see this in a woman, they will say not nice things about her, say she is not that attractive, deride her if she wears provocative attire. It was most interesting. I wonder if that's still the case? 

simple simon May 25, 2021

" the garter toss. ... her husband going under her dress in front of her grandparents and then tossing it to their friends."


I know I'm just a naive straight male; but I've never heard of this.

simple simon May 22, 2021

handed a $410,000 fine by the Federal Court for duping ... consumers out of half a million dollars from the sales of her ... app. 
I'm pretty sure the fine was for charity fraud. Duping consumers alone is not a crime. (Maybe you just need to include in fine print "results not typical".)

simple simon May 18, 2021

How can you be "convinced" that someone "might" be pregnant?

simple simon May 14, 2021

@lulu88 Yes. I don't think anyone is saying it is not possible, but that it is more difficult.


And if people want to know there own realistic chances of conceiving, that they consult fertility experts, and not assume that because some older celebrity did, that they can too.

simple simon May 14, 2021

@em Interesting. When I was younger I clearly remember women who were taking hormonal contraceptives and were looking to later have children were told that their body needs regular breaks from those contraceptives. And intuitively, it actually makes some sense. But this was just later dismissed by the medical profession with a (mocking): the biggest side effect of going off the pill is getting pregnant.

simple simon May 13, 2021

@Mamamia-User-482898552 that's not just regarding older women wanting to be with younger men, but a whole range of issues where women have double standards. Here's just one:  It's actually amusing the way women so openly state physical requirements in the opposite sex, and so openly deride those who don't meet them; yet a man does any such thing, he's a sexist pig.

@laura__palmer Hmmm... I thought 'cougar' was celebratory term; not a mocking one.

simple simon May 13, 2021

So were they actually her frozen eggs that were used? Interested as I often come across claims that for older women egg freezing is a bit of a scam.

simple simon May 12, 2021

@cat calling out double standards is not trolling.


Oh and those guys who say things to women just to get a reaction, I can assure you most do the same to men. (So how's that for equality?)

simple simon May 10, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 Funnily, I actually saw this on an episode of 'Becker' the other day. The star said: when an older man is with a younger woman, he's a pig; but when an older woman is with a younger man, she's finding her groove.


@Laura_palmer yes, they are mocked - but then, everyone is mocked by someone on the internet. But they are also celebrated by some.

@Cat well, this is a woman's outlet. Do you ask why men are here?

simple simon May 10, 2021

@cat why is it "a bit gross"? Anyway, I thought if the man was rich/famous being old didn't matter?

simple simon May 8, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 Well, the first one is being done right here. And on women's outlets I often see older women who say they are not interested in men their own age and only want to be with younger men -which doesn't bother me at all - be celebrated for it.

simple simon May 6, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 And calling out the double standard: older men who want to be with younger women are mocked and derided, but older women who want to be with younger men are celebrated for it.

simple simon May 6, 2021

@rush From the article

She said she matched with Perry because she thought it would be "funny"
Yes, people put themselves on dating sites, and then even actually communicate with people, as a joke. Surely that is the issue in this case.

simple simon May 6, 2021

I'm sure there was an Australian version of this show. I remember watching it.

simple simon May 4, 2021

with ... widespread acceptance comes a normalising. ...
when a thing becomes so commonplace, to not have it becomes abnormal
That's why I'm in two minds about people being so open about having cosmetic surgery. Yes, people are entitled to do as they wish with their own bodies; and yes, there shouldn't be a stigma. However when people are so open about having cosmetic surgery, it almost makes it seem like if someone has physical features that are not of a certain appearance, that it is expected that they have surgery. That there is something wrong with them if they don't.

simple simon May 2, 2021

although I’m not looking for anything serious, I’m seriously dating three of these men.
Huh?

simple simon May 1, 2021

Sorry I haven't read the article yet, but as someone who went through Primary School and early High School with an unusual ethnic name, I just wanted to say something regarding this issue. This is what I hate about modern western society making fun of celebrities giving their children unusual names.  It normalises mocking unusual names. Kids learn what they do from adults, but without the social etiquette of only doing it behind someone's back. This is one place they are learning it from.


Oh and for all the supposed sympathy that such children will be made fun of at school: you don't need to worry. They are the children of the rich and famous. Everyone will be dying to be their "friend". And regardless, aren't we as adults supposed to showing kids not to do such things?