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Sexy and Attractive: Women Over 50

"Sexy and Attractive: Women Over 50"

"Sexy and Attractive: Women Over 50"

Women. Woman. You. Me. After 50 can women truly remain sexy and attractive? I guess it all depends on what each of us consider sexy and attractive to be. Is it all about a tight layer of epidermis, firm muscle tone, flowing hair, and perfect posture? Or can sexy be a little thin skinned, softer toned and angled?

Those Beautiful Over 50 Gals!

Sexy Older Women

For most women we have been taught that to age is to become something less than who we once were; young, tight and wrinkle free. But given the things we carry within our female structures; things we have learned with our age, things we have given with our age, and the things we treasure with our age, we have actually become a valuable and sexy commodity in an entirely different way. Not simply for the many offerings we once had in a physical format, but rather for the things we can teach, share, and direct others to discover. Now, don't you think these things hold sex appeal and attraction far and away more credible than those minimal and superficial offerings of our youth?

Courtney Cox played Monica in the series "Friends", now her roll is that of Jules Cobb in the new series "Cougar Town."

Courtney Cox played Monica in the series "Friends", now her roll is that of Jules Cobb in the new series "Cougar Town."

Women Over 50 Know a Few Tricks!

There is a Cougar Living Next Door!

You would be hard pressed to tune into any number of television shows and not find an older attractive (hot) woman playing the roll of a "cougar." Heck, there is even a new show named "Cougar Town!" The actress who played Monica in the "Friends" series plays a lead roll. Courtney Cox has the lead roll of Jules Cobb, a mother who is exploring dating younger men in her older years. She is a prime example of just how sexy and attractive older women can actually be. We are also finding some very powerful TV and movie rolls for women in their later years as law enforcement specialists, legal powerhouses and even those who are strong representatives of our military population.

Women's Caloric Intake by Activity Level and Age


19 - 30 

1,800 - 2,000 

2,000 - 2,200 


31 - 50 







2,000 - 2,200

Old Time Older Woman

Where is Grace and Elegance in the Twenty-first century?

Looking back to early female roll models on the stage and screen, we will recall many smooth and elegant older women. In their prime they were beautiful and special with talent and fashion. As time walked them through life's daily encounters they too fell victim to shrinking cells and curving spines. But through it all they seemed to remain demure and classy, a few even pulling off the roll of a lifetime in those later stages of living. As a perfect example of this, let's take a look at Betty White: what an incredible come-back she has manged in the past couple of years. Her sharp-tongued kitchen-savvy and perfectly-clad roll as Susanne in the old Mary Tyler Moore show is laughable in the face of her modern fame and fortune. Her silly but attractive roll in the new cougar-laden comedy "Hot in Cleveland" absolutely outshines her memorable role alongside Mary in the 70's. Frankly, in her modern role, she's a hot old bird!

Where we get into trouble with age and beauty is directly related to these very same TV renditions of our older female expectations. As we are aware, not many women over 50 actually look like the Demi Moore's of the big screen. We are for the most part, average aging women with a lot more to offer than our exteriors would depict. Those greying temples and laugh lines are full of wisdom and know-how, often that which is underestimated by the lesser in years around us. I defy even the hottest cougar on the TV screen to dabble in some of the things we real life grey foxes can teach the younger generation (bedroom related or not)!

Betty White in "HOT IN CLEVELAND" youtube video!


Many more talented women of yesteryear's have risen to new found attractiveness and fame. Showing clearly that over 50 can indeed be far more sexy and attractive than anything they may have known in those early years. So with wisdom and grey temples, and of course those story rich laugh lines, comes a new hybrid breed of sexy and attractive woman, the "Over 50 Brigade." Beautifully strong, wise and remarkably sexy inside and out!

The reality of aging for women is best summed up by Betty White in her roll as Elka on the set of "Hot in Cleveland." When asked, "what's up with old ladies and track suits?" her character replies, "In your 20's women dress for men. In your 30's and 40's women dress for success. But in your 80's women dress for the bathroom!"

Here's to that sexy aging "Over 50 Brigade!" Hoping they (we) get old enough to start dressing for the bathroom!

Comments for "Sexy and Attractive: Women Over 50"

Deb56 on March 06, 2016:

Doc 5 - Get over yourself.

poetryman6969 on December 23, 2013:

more pictures would be good. But great idea for a hub!

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Doc S on July 24, 2012:

I don't see a lot of reality here. Probably because the responders are 1)over 50 2) in denial . No doubt, there are exceptions for women with exceptional genes and women who make a major point of keeping themselves fit. The truth is different. Can sex after 50 be the best of your life? Only if it was terrible in the preceding years. Are women more attractive after 50? Only to desperate divorcees and younger men looking for an easy mark - and ther are a lot of them. Are women more comfortable with themselves after 50? Do they have a choice??? Let's not sugar-coat it. There's a reason why older men prefer younger women and older women detest their younger "competition". Rooney is fishing for attention...

Tonette Fornillos from The City of Generals on June 21, 2012:

K9keystrokes, I wish to be another one to grow up attractive and sexy at 50. This is very inspiring and I believe that :=) I'm voting up and across being a new fan. Great article! Thank you.

lejonkung on April 22, 2012:

Wonderful hub! i voted it up and added you as friend!

Kelly Kline Burnett from Fontana, WI on April 12, 2012:

Diane Sawyer just did a piece yesterday on this topic. This is hot! And you added in all the health information such as the calorie intake in a table.

I have not used the table capsule very often. Very good use of this underutilized tool here on HubPages.

Voted up!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on March 20, 2012:

Great hub! As a woman of 51, I could say women could still be "sexy" if they take care of themselves. It is a matter of taking care of oneself. Thanks for sharing.

Mike Pugh from New York City on December 17, 2011:

This hub is older than my entire experience on hubpages, LOL.

Just playing with ya, but sadly it is the truth. For me, age is no barrier, I love people of all ages, and I especially love woman for sure at any age.

My wife is in her mid 40's, so I guess she's somewhat of a cougar in training. This hub was fun, and I'm gonna be an active reader of your hubs for now on, thanks for sharing such a sweet, and priceless hub for the 50 and over beautiful woman of today. I'm almost 37 so I'm still a baby.

I'll be looking out for any male versions of this kinda of hub, if any are to surface. Once again voted up on all levels, but this one is surely funny.

cbpoet from Las Vegas, Nevada on December 11, 2011:

Excellent hub. I can relate because I've been approached by more men at age 50 then in my 20's ...

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on December 09, 2011:

Oh Kenneth, you make a girl blush with your high praise and wonderfully kind spirit. Thanks again for making it by.

More HubHugs~


India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on December 09, 2011:

mtsi1098~ So glad you enjoyed the read. For me, women of any age have beauty and sex-appeal to share!



Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on December 09, 2011:

PS: @ K9, and HubHugs back at ya!

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on December 09, 2011:


K9, dear friend, outspoken and LOVED hubber, YOU are welcome. I LOVED this hub. Appreciated your presentation. And always will. YOU are an asset to HubPages and to this old man's life. I am totally-serious. Please keep in touch with me and please, for me, keep writing hubs as wonderful as this one.


mtsi1098 on December 09, 2011:

I like this piece and yes women over 50 are absolutely still sexy...

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on December 08, 2011:

kenneth avery~ You are a darling person. It simply warms my heart that you found time to read my silly hub about those sexy women over 50! You are a rare sort, and it brings me happiness to see you here.

Huge HubHugs~


Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on December 08, 2011:

K9keystrokes, Voted up and away on this wonderful hub. With a wonderful subject: pretty ladies over 50. Matter of fact, I prefer a woman near or over 50. Call me insane. I couldn't care less. I know what I like. And I like your way of presenting a subject. I am very glad to meet you and HONORED to follow you. Merry Christmas and a PeaceFILLED New Year.

Sincerely, Kenneth Avery

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on December 07, 2011:

hubber088~ Well, I guess it depends on what one finds sexy. The spirit behind those creases and lines that have been layered in over time can tell quite a story. If you look deep enough into the hazy eyes of that 80 year old woman, you may just find a smoldering spirit that can take you to new heights...and teach you a few tricks along the way! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!



hubber088 from Baltimore, MD on December 07, 2011:

Women definitely can be good looking over 50. I have seen many! However I don't buy in to the women can be sexy at any age thing. C'mon a sexy 80 year old?? I have never seen that!

Dr.RCRout on October 12, 2011:

Come and see Susan and Sharon and GT and GM and FB you will know really women are beautiful after 50.

dipsmi from Plymouth, Minnisota on September 10, 2011:

this is good inspirational hub for women over 50+ who think they have no glamour left in them now.Women i think can be sexy should have the right attitude...lovely hub..keep up the good work.

funmontrealgirl from Montreal on September 08, 2011:

I think women can be sexy at any age. It's the attitude.

Catherine Dean from Milledgeville, Georgia on September 07, 2011:

My husband has been obsessed with Tina Turner since he was a teenager in the 80s. She is a very inspirational person and so beautiful. Women can be sexy at any age and she proves it.

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on August 19, 2011:

Moviemaster~ You got it right! Over 50 IS still sexy and has much to offer in and beyond those bedroom walls!

I appreciate your comments!



Movie Master from United Kingdom on August 19, 2011:

What a great hub, I have just turned 58, as my birthday was approaching I was getting very uptight about it.

But life is great and I'm living it to the full, 'sexy' is women over 50!

ABAEGAYLE1976c from CA on August 18, 2011:

Its very interesting point.

antonrosa from USA on August 16, 2011:

Attracting women is one of the most intriguing aspects of life for sure. Great hub!

htodd from United States on August 07, 2011:

Great post..Thanks

fashion on August 03, 2011:

Great hub.This is supporting women over fifty.Thanks for the information about the “Hot in Cleveland” show.

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on August 03, 2011:

LonhornGI~ You rock! And thanks for the fun comment!


LonghornGI from Lives in Austin, Texas on August 03, 2011:

I say HELL TO THE YEAH! Speaking as a woman that is "pushing" 50, I truly believe that Sexy is as Sexy does. meaning, if you feel sexy then you are.

Thanks for the reminder!

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 22, 2011:

Alicia~ I hope you find "Hot in Cleveland" as funny as the rest of us do. Over 50 is truly sexy and attractive on more levels than we can imagine! Thank you for the comments today.



Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 21, 2011:

Thanks for a great hub supporting women over fifty. We can definitely be sexy! Thanks also for the information about the “Hot in Cleveland” show. I’ve never watched this show or even been aware of it. I’ll be looking for episodes to view now!

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 21, 2011:

Cheeky Girl~ I love that your Granny is getting flirted with by the neighbor guy! How exciting maturity can be, even a heart full of wisdom can find the flutter of romance late in life! Very sweet to know! Thank you for your comments and for sharing a little of your Granny's fun--



India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 21, 2011:

venki_indiain~ Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you found the hub interesting!



Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on July 21, 2011:

Sexy can be a state of mind, and sexy can apply to any age. One of my Granny's neighbors has his eye on her. Yes, that old magic is pretty amazing. :) Great hub.

Venkat from Chennai on July 21, 2011:

Good... nice presentation and statistics...

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 11, 2011:

chspublish~ I am so glad you stopped by today to share the comment that a "younger man" offered you! Your modesty just shows how magnificent you are. Even youthful guys can acquire the good taste and knowledge for appreciating the best things in life early on. You make all of us Over-50's remember just how fantastic we truly are! Thanks so much!



chspublish from Ireland on July 11, 2011:

This is a very enticing subject. Last year I must admit to an interesting comment made to me by a very young man. It was flattering and humbling at the same time, as I had no clue he was even looking at me. I'm well past 50 and into the next decade with grandchildren etc. Life is full of surprises and it's never over till it's over. Great hub.

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 07, 2011:

gmWilliams~ You are so right! Youth obsessed America has been driven hard by TV stereo-types and the marketing of beauty aides and plastic surgery. It seems that big business always finds a way to make millions at the expense of an others self-esteem. I appreciate your comments and am proud to sport my graying temples and smile lines; they have each been earned willingly! Thanks for stopping by today.



Grace Marguerite Williams from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on July 07, 2011:

To K9keystrokes: I vote this hub a million times up. This is great. It is about time that women over 50 are acknowledged as beautiful and sexual beings in American society. In other societies, women over 50 are viewed as WOMEN. They are sexual, sophisticated, and have life experiences which men and people in general FIND ATTRACTIVE. It is only in this youth obsessed American culture that being over 25 is an anathema.

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 03, 2011:

UW~ Thanks for the comments and for the share! Love the link!


Susan Keeping from Kitchener, Ontario on July 03, 2011:

Yup women are definitely still sexy over 50.

I shared this on our Facebook group

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 01, 2011:

Earth Angel~ You make me Blush, and that's not easy! :)

As for the "latest comments first" query, there is a setting within edit mode for the comments section that allows you to see latest comments first, moderate, and so on. I also "answer" the comments people write before I approve "their" comments. This puts the visitors comment above mine in the activity thread shown to the community. It is just a courtesy I like to extend to my visitors; leaving their name as latest post for other readers to see more easily and hopefully visit.

I hope your fourth is top notch EA!

Big Hub Hugs~


Earth Angel on July 01, 2011:

Hello Sexy K9keystrokes!

I can just imagine you this happy 4th of July weekend in a tiny red, white and blue bikini!

By the way, how did you get your "Comments" to show up with "newest" at the top??

I'm jealous of how good you look in a thong!

Blessings always, Earth Angel!

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on July 01, 2011:

Scott~Your few words speak volumes! Thank you for stopping by for a little "over 50 Brigade" appreciation.



Manuel Porras from Germany, Colombia, USA, Panama, Mexico, Spain on July 01, 2011:

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a woman who is over 50 and look good

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 30, 2011:

ChatKath~ I soooo agree with you! Women Over 50 are at their hottest! Thanks for swinging by to catch up today, I am always thrilled to see you!

Hub Hugs!


Kathy from California on June 30, 2011:

Love this Hub!!!!! Sexy is Women over 50 without a doubt!

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 30, 2011:

Pamela~ Thank you for the read and for commenting. Sometimes it simply takes the right glance or a smile to re-discover that sexy-self inside. Nothing wrong with getting involved with other things, but it might just be that you need that one person to ignite the beautifully sexy woman that lurks within you! Keeping your eyes open for such exchanges can make all of the difference! ;) I wish only Best of everything for you!


Pamela Sarzana from northern Indiana on June 30, 2011:

well I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder so they say. and as far as sexy goes I don't even know what that is anymore. I try to concentrate on other things! lol

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 30, 2011:

Susan! I know exactly what you mean. For me, it was 48--don't know why just was. I turn 51 this September and have no fear, only joy that I have made it this far. I lift my glass to your beautifully perfect 54 this October! Thank so much for stopping by.


India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 30, 2011:

Sally~ I have long been a fan of Betty's. I watched her interact with Mary and Lou every episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show! Then to watch her on Golden Girls, and the many other appearances over the years has always been entertaining to say the least. She has been and remains one of my all-time favorite performers; as Elka--no words can express her perfection! Thanks for playing along today, I really appreciate your warm comments.


India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 30, 2011:

Denise and Lady_E~ Thank you so much for the comments! Women are pretty amazing, but those who surpass the half-century mark have special super powers most underestimate! Glad you enjoyed the hub.


Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on June 30, 2011:

K9 Another fantastic hub. When I turned 37 I was devastated (I think we all tend to have some age that bothers us)and this October I will turn 54, the 50's have been great!

Up, awesome, and beautiful hub!

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 30, 2011:

I was so glad to read your words about Betty White. She has got to be the finest example of a woman who continues to grow in every kind of appealing way. I saw that episode with the track suit, and nearly fell off the couch laughing. It's hard to imagine anyone else delivering that line half as well. Thanks for the engaging read!

Elena from London, UK on June 30, 2011:

Wow.. I didn't know Courtney was in her 50s.

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on June 29, 2011:

I fall into the 'women over 50' category and you bet we can be sexy and anything else we want to be. Life is much more fun at 50 than it was at 20 ! Great hub.

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 29, 2011:

Mrs. Menagerie~ Hub Hugs MM!

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 29, 2011:

Simone! Thanks for stopping by today, I sure am glad to see you hanging around this hub. Over 50 women are a treasure that only a lucky few men/women get to experience. To miss a fifty-something gal would truly be a loss! Thanks for the comments!


India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 29, 2011:

Lucky Cats~ Wow! You really said it so perfectly I cannot respond with anything but: you rock! A well said, complete and a truthfully amazing comment. Thank you for playing along LC~


India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 29, 2011:

Steph~ I am certain your husband is a very lucky guy! The "pause" is truly an uncomfortable companion at this time in life. I applaud your stand to meet it head on and embrace the challenges it brings with it! Thanks so much for stopping by today, it always brightens the days tasks!

Cheers Steph!


Mrs. Menagerie from The Zoo on June 29, 2011:

I agree with Lyn...we are! Great hub K9!

Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on June 29, 2011:

What a wonderful Hub! If I was not already convinced that I could be sexy over 50, I would now. You've provided some excellent arguments, and some very useful tips, too! I'm quite thankful for the Hub. Voted up and awesome!

Kathy from Independence, Kansas on June 29, 2011:

Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson ,Mel Gibson, Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, (men) as well as Jane Seymour, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Demi Moore, Jane Fonda, Jacklyn Smith, Sela Ward, and more...Mark Harmon, Being sexy is a physical attribute as well as a state of mind; how one views oneself in the greater world. If you feel sexy; more than likely, others will see you that way, too. It is self confidence and an allure or attitude one exudes. It is amazing, when we think about it, how many, apparently "unattractive" people we find totally sexy and attractive. In my own experience, the men who I felt the most 'moved' by were not necessarily the one(s) my eyes told me were the most physically 'pretty.' Age is secondary unless you are influenced by the media and by paranoia or are easily convinced that there are certain, particular parameters which define 'sexy' and 'attractive,' and do not sway from these. Many follow these incredibly narrow definitions of attraction out of fear of being rediculed if actually being drawn to an older or less than perfect person..on a sexual level. Well, as you have pointed out here and, in better circumstances....we are lucky who discard the old standards for real experience(s), real feelings, real attractions. You'd be surprised, (the proverbial 'you') who you find attractive when you allow yourself to do so...personally, a man I found to be terribly attractive would be considered quite homely....a little pudgy and out of shape, thinning hair and below average height but, oh, his self image and attitude and self confidence along w/an amazing ability to flirt and make women(me) feel beautiful was more than attractive to me....UP Useful !!

Steph Harris from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom on June 29, 2011:

Thank you K9 for writing this hub, I am reaching my half a century this year and I must admit, apart from my darling husband, I do still have my admirers.

I have never felt healthier or more vibrant as I do now, yes, the menopause is a pain in the butt, but if I can stay strong and healthy through it, like millions of women before me, what is the problem? Voted up and awesome my friend.

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 29, 2011:

jp~ Thanks for the comment, it's so nice to know that you appreciated women over 50. They surely do deserve it!



JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on June 28, 2011:

This is a very interesting hub. I guess there's a lot more emphasis on how people look regardless of age. It's just amazing how beautiful women are even at 50.

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 28, 2011:

Blondey~ I think you are surely on to something here. Actually, when I find a man really attractive (and in my case he would have to be VERY attractive), 9 out of 10 times he is over 50. I think men mature beautifully after 45 and become far more delightful to encounter in conversation and friendship. Your point is one women who are attracted to men should make note of! Thank you for your comments!



India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 28, 2011:

Gordon~ You have renewed my faith in men everywhere. I'm sure many women are happy to be compared to a fine wine that gets better with age! As for your TV limitations; perhaps this is a benefit? Giving you the true perspective of beauty in real time and space--and that my friend is pure gold! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Big Hub Hug!


India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 28, 2011:

Earth Angel~ I would never bet against a woman in her fifties in anything! Love that you're still rockin' their world after 50! Technically that make you hubalicious you know!

Smooches Hub Buddy!


Blondey on June 28, 2011:

Great hub, hey if men are attractive over 50 for what they have to offer such as knowledge (also in the bedroom) why not women too? As you say, Cougars!! :-)

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 28, 2011:

Lyn~ I tend to agree with you; I find beauty in every adult woman of any age, size, and color! Nothing is more perfect in design than the female. Thank you for your comments!


Gordon Hamilton from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on June 28, 2011:

It's a terrible cliché - and I'm sorry to come out with it K9 - but I definitely do believe in many instances that women are like fine wines and improve with age. There are any number of stunningly beautiful women, not just on TV but walking down any busy street, who have passed the age of fifty.

I am not a television fan, I'm afraid, so am unfamiliar with many of the examples you refer to but for me (I'm giving away secrets here!) the two most beautiful women I have ever seen were Doris Day and the late (Princess) Grace Kelly - before and after fifty! :)

Earth Angel on June 28, 2011:

GREAT Hub K9keystrokes!

I'm in my fifties and I am still "beating them off with a stick!" ;-)

You're the BEST! Earth Angel!

Lyn.Stewart from Auckland, New Zealand on June 28, 2011:

All women are Goddess's at any age ~ great hub

Lyn.Stewart from Auckland, New Zealand on June 28, 2011:

All women are Goddess's

India Arnold (author) from Northern, California on June 28, 2011:

LOL!;) Hopefully free of any need for such things, for quite some time anyway! You are a real gentleman Neil and I'm betting all of the girls no matter what age would agree! Thanks for the read~


Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on June 28, 2011:

great hub -- Sexy at any 50-70 sure thing... mmmwwwaaah

After that -- depends!

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