ThirdAgeRates Top Ten Boomer Men

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 28 February 2011

Richard Gere, Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Springsteen made the list of Top Ten Boomer Hunks.

Compiled by ThirdAge.com, which touts itself as “the biggest and best boomer site for women since 1997,” the top ten boomer hunks list proves that like a fine wine, these 50- & 60-somethings are improving with age.

I’m happy to see a few of my faves on the list (i.e. George Clooney, Denzel Washington), but of course, these are celebrities, so they almost have to make the list. They’re often in the public eye, so they keep themselves up. And whether they’re performers, musicians, or politicians, the fact is they were probably noticed early on because they are attractive, talented, and charismatic. I mean, it’s not like Denzel wasn’t handsome when he was 25, right?

So what about the rest of the boomer men, the ones who don’t make the covers of magazines or have their handsome mugs appearing in the top story on Entertainment Tonight?

You might not be on the celebrity radar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a certified boomer hunk.

My husband is not a boomer, but he’s decided on a shaved head rather than thinning hair, and I’m just fine with that. Let’s face it: as you age, your looks do change – for better or for worse – but so does your confidence. And an increase in confidence (not ego, mind you) can be way sexier than chiseled abs any day.

So, readers & followers, tell us what you love about your favorite boomer hunk… his salt & pepper hair, his laugh lines, his new spectacles which give him a distinguished air, how cute he is with the grandkids, etc…. get the idea?

-Michelle Seitzer

There are 4 Comments about this post

  1. Michelle, I know that the top ten list is for current boomer hunks but I need to give a shout out to two guys who are no longer with us-John Wayne (the ultimate cowboy and star of “True Grit”-not the remake but the REAL one!) and Omar Sharif (had to add that exotic touch for my wife). Also, another nomination would be Clint Eastwood, the ultimate tough guy-I still love those Dirty Harry movies!

    I did notice that you left me off the list but I shall remain happy in my anonymity-like an undiscovered secret!! :)

    Good post-we guys DO get better with age!!


    on 28 February 2011 / 3:33 PM

  2. Oh yes, good ones! And I ADORE Clint Eastwood as well – loved his role in Gran Torino (please tell me you saw that film) and think he looks better than ever at this point in his life.

    I’m sorry to have left you off the list…perhaps I was protecting your anonymity? ;)

    Thanks for reading the post and I’m glad you enjoyed it.


    on 01 March 2011 / 1:00 PM

  3. M-I did see Gran Torino and greatly enjoyed Clint Eastwood’s performance in that movie. It further illustrates that as we age, we are more confident, more at ease with ourselves and more motivated to address key life issues. Much thanks for protecting my anonymity :-) and I’d like to add a correction to my first post-both men AND women do get better with age!


    on 01 March 2011 / 5:46 PM

  4. Very well-said! Despite what well-meaning adult children (like the ones portrayed in the movie) may think about Mom or Dad needing more help as they age, most of the time Mom’s more than fine, more than capable to make her own decisions about the future. I so loved that scene (the one embedded in the post about AGNES and marketing) for the way it showed just how irritating such misplaced concern can be…who wouldn’t growl?!

    And you’re welcome! :) Yes, men AND women do get better with age. I agree!


    on 03 March 2011 / 11:20 AM


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