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Heart Throbs From The Past!
« on: July 29, 2012, 07:26:56 PM »
I've just had a right laugh. 

Back in the 80's when I was 15 I had a HUGE crush on Tom Bailey from The Thompson Twins, Curt Smith from Tears For Fears and Jim Kerr from Simple Minds.  At 15 I had no idea how old these guys were, I just knew I fancied the pants off them.

I've just googled their images and was shocked to see Tom Bailey.  He is now 58 and a grey haired old man!  If I was to see his photo on a dating website I'd not even bother to click on his profile (not that I'd be searching for anyone in that age range anyway!).

Same goes for Jim Kerr, he's got a craggier face than a rock face, and Curt Smith is now 51 which I would consider wayyyyy tooooo old for me!

When I looked at the pictures of them from their hey days (which was when I thought they were the sexiest things to walk the earth) I had to laugh at the images they had and wondered how on earth I fancied them.

The funniest thing of all is I actually remember crying myself to sleep one night over a poster of Tom Bailey because I knew I'd never marry him!!!!!

So all you parents out there with teenage daughters take note.  If they have pictures of Justin Bieber on their walls just tell them to google him in 30 years time.....
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 09:38:52 PM »
The funniest thing of all is I actually remember crying myself to sleep one night over a poster of Tom Bailey because I knew I'd never marry him!!!!!

That is the funniest thing I've read all night hahahaha! I can totally empathise with how you feel! Most of my teenage crushes are still only quite young, but it's amazing how much your taste changes through the years. When I was around 15, my dream man was skinny with black emo hair and tattoos and piercings etc, now I very rarely find anyone like that attractive! I used to think Jude Law was a bit of a wet lettuce but now I sit googling him and wondering why he won't just turn up on my doorstep - does he not know how lonely the evenings can be?! LMAO
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 10:05:43 PM »
Just done the same and googled my old heart throbs;   

Billy Idol  - does not look that much different, though I am now appalled that he is not that much younger than my mother! 

Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy) another one thats far too old ... and I so wouldn't now, he looks really rough. 

 I do like to think that Michael Hutchence, if still with us, would have bucked the trend and would have still been good looking , sex on a stick
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 10:09:05 PM »
skinny with black emo hair and tattoos and piercings etc,

lol You have just described my ideal man, then and now.    This is why I remain single as generally speaking the type of men I like are just not suitable, stable or reliable   hey ho!
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 11:54:51 PM »
generally speaking the type of men I like are just not suitable, stable or reliable 

Of course they're not - that's the attraction isn't it .... like moths around the flame ;)
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 06:38:58 AM »
generally speaking the type of men I like are just not suitable, stable or reliable 

Of course they're not - that's the attraction isn't it .... like moths around the flame ;)

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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 07:09:18 AM »
Just had a google at Billy Idol because I used to like him too and he's not aged too bad, but he's now
what I call 'man dressed as ram'.  That image he could carry off quite well in his late 20's but there comes a time when it just looks a bit daft!

It's a bit like me knowing when it was time to stop shopping at Top Shop and Miss Selfridge and move on to Tesco and Asda, lol.
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 10:03:16 PM »
Just done the same and googled my old heart throbs;   

Billy Idol  - does not look that much different, though I am now appalled that he is not that much younger than my mother! 

Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy) another one thats far too old ... and I so wouldn't now, he looks really rough. 

 I do like to think that Michael Hutchence, if still with us, would have bucked the trend and would have still been good looking , sex on a stick

No!!!!!  You cannot crave the men I craved!

Johnny Depp still appears to *have it* - let's all Google him in 15 years and meet back here to discuss x
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 10:20:19 PM »
I had a thing about David Sylvian (from Japan) and there are few photos of him around but he's not looking too bad from the decades in between.

Billy Idol wasn't really my thing but he did have a certain style....and one which worked far better on a 20 year old than a 50 year old unfortunately. Some times it's just time to hand over the peroxide and rebel yell  ;D

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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 10:24:40 AM »


Johnny Depp still appears to *have it* - let's all Google him in 15 years and meet back here to discuss x

If you google him in 15 years you'll find he'll be celebrating his 12th anniversary with me, so hands off.
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 10:37:49 PM »


Johnny Depp still appears to *have it* - let's all Google him in 15 years and meet back here to discuss x

If you google him in 15 years you'll find he'll be celebrating his 12th anniversary with me, so hands off.

LOL - cos he'll have spent the previous 3 years with me!! :D
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 11:32:03 PM »
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 08:30:04 AM »


Johnny Depp still appears to *have it* - let's all Google him in 15 years and meet back here to discuss x

If you google him in 15 years you'll find he'll be celebrating his 12th anniversary with me, so hands off.

LOL - cos he'll have spent the previous 3 years with me!! :D

Good, if you are happy to be the rebound, I'm happy to wait until he's ready to commit :)
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 03:44:48 PM »


Johnny Depp still appears to *have it* - let's all Google him in 15 years and meet back here to discuss x

If you google him in 15 years you'll find he'll be celebrating his 12th anniversary with me, so hands off.

LOL - cos he'll have spent the previous 3 years with me!! :D

Good, if you are happy to be the rebound, I'm happy to wait until he's ready to commit :)

I would have to make him dress up as Cap'n Jack Sparrow every day so think will give him a miss and leave Jonny for you ladies.  Keanu Reeves on the other hand is all mine :D
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2012, 09:36:47 AM »
I don't know why you are all talking about Johnny Depp, I thought it was common knowledge that me and sujo have him on a 50/50 shared access arrangement!  :)
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2012, 10:17:37 AM »
I had a major crush on the lead singer from 80's indie group "The Primitives" (god knows what she looks like now). Her name was Tracy Cattell.

Also, Sinead in her `Nothing compares to you` video was absolutely stunning (in my opinion anyway) but she looks a bit rough these days!!!!
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2012, 02:47:22 PM »
I remember Tracey - we used to go to the same school and she was always very pretty and popular.  Her best friend used to live a few houses away from me and when she came to visit we all thought we'd got someone really famous in our presence and we'd hang around outside to see her!

Not seen her for years though so no idea what she looks like now.
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Re: Heart Throbs From The Past!
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2012, 07:54:40 PM »
Adam Ant and Boy George.  well we all know what nutters they are!!!  Also David Sylvian.  He's OK, but can't see how he was ever my type.

 

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