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It has long been suspected that men and women originate from different planets and members of the baby-boomer generation have certainly been around long enough to recognise the oddities in the behaviour of the opposite sex. They also have the wisdom to know they are unlikely to change it

With this in mind, www.aboutmygeneration.com, the social networking site specifically designed for the 45 to 65 year age group, has set up the Venus and Mars forum to allow each side to independently air their views. Offensive or discriminatory comments are, of course, not allowed. The only rule is that men can only post on Mars and women on Venus, giving both sides the opportunity to discuss differences without censorship or interruption. And if they are tempted to peek at what the opposite sex is saying they may even learn something about each other.

The forum has already started off some interesting debates and observations. According to recent research commissioned by Bosch, the home appliance manufacturer, three quarters of women claim they do all the cleaning and tidying around the house but more than half of their partners say they do the majority of the housework. It looks like somebody is lying and the Venus and Mars forum is trying to uncover the truth.

Common traits in older men that have been observed are not being able to find things, stating the obvious and existing entirely in the present moment. Whereas it seems that women like to plan, need commitment and are better communicators. (Roughly translated as, they talk more).

To illustrate the point, the contributors to the Venus forum have submitted more and much longer posts on a wider variety of subjects than the Martians. The forum is proving very popular and the only issue so far is that some women are totally frustrated by the restriction on responding to comments on the other planet.

As one AMG member remarks, “This forum is a brilliant idea. I will find it very therapeutic, next time I am confronted by some inexplicable behaviour by my husband to share my frustration/confusion rather than pointlessly questioning him. It's comforting to know I am not alone even though I have long since realised that certain behaviour patterns in the male are impossible to change.”
13th June 2007

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Note to Editors

www.aboutmygeneration.com has been designed by baby-boomers to provide an online environment where 45 to 65 year olds can make social contact and access information particularly relevant to their lives.
Visitors to the site can set up their own profile page, share their photo-gallery, write a blog, chat online, create or join groups of like-minded people and search the site for new friends and relationships. Membership is free.
AMG has more than 200 pages of information on a whole range of relevant subjects including health, fitness, finances, travel and entertainment. There are also discussion forums and practical advice on the family issues that this generation is now likely to face.
For more information contact Chris Hurley or Peter Morrell
Telephone: 0208 315 6682 or visit http://www.aboutmygeneration.com
Email: peter@aboutmygeneration.com or chris@aboutmygeneration.com

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