70 Is The New 50 – Geraldo Rivera Selfie and Ageism

70 Is The New 50

I have never been a Geraldo Rivera fan. I personally do not find the guy physically attractive, and I disagree with some of his political views.

Most reaction to Geraldo’s recent shirtless selfie, which is posted about below, is negative.

Rivera is not my type, but IMHO, the guy looks to be in very good shape (though I think the towel was a little bit too low, I don’t want to see anything below the waist) – and I hate to add the phrase “for his age,” because that’s a backhanded compliment.

Geraldo looks more in shape and better at 70 than a lot of guys I’ve seen who are in their 20s and 30s.

You can judge for yourself – here’s a link to a page with his self portrait, with lots of comments by people expressing their opinions:

(Link): ‘70 is the new 50:’ Geraldo Rivera tweets sideways topless selfie; World groans

I do find it strange that people post topless / revealing photos of themselves online like this.

But, contrary to all the hooping and hollering and insulting comments among the commentators (and a comparison to Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, really?), he doesn’t look that bad.

I’ve seen 25 – 35 year old guys with flabby beer guts. But Rivera is obviously staying in shape, good for him.

I saw an article a few years ago in a British magazine containing a survey where British citizens were asked, “At what age do men stop being attractive/sexy” and I think the majority said it was age 50, or 55.

I can’t find the exact article, but here is one close to it:

(Link): Women at their ‘most attractive’ at 30, men at 34, survey says

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