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Dear Poll: Are You More of a Crier the Older You Get?

After the Sex and the City screening last week, several Sugar girls admitted that the movie made them cry. The consensus seemed to be that even those of us who never cried much when we were younger now get choked up very easily by TV shows, weddings, songs — you name it.

I think that many women cry more often as we get older. Maybe it's hormonal, but it seems to happen to women in their late 20s and on. I'm wondering if this is common: Have you noticed that you cry more during movies, TV shows, and weddings as you get older?

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JessiShaye JessiShaye 9 years
i used to cry when i was younger. even when i want to cry, i can't seem to these days.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I hate crying, but it's hard for me to control the waterworks. I used to be a whiny baby as a kid, so I cried a lot when my parents yelled at me or things didn't go my way. Now, I try to keep my emotions intact, and I've become more cynical. So, I cry less, but I still cry often enough for my boyfriend to claim I do it every time he sees me.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 9 years
I very rarely cry during TV shows or movies, but I will admit: I CAN NOT get through a whole episode of "A Wedding Story" without crying. Don't ask me why! I just can't! I'm a sap haha.
girlie871 girlie871 9 years
I think stefprl has a good point, maybe it has to do with birth control. I used to cry when I was little, like when Bambi died and things like that. Then as I got older and wiser I didn't cry as often, only when a relative died. Now I start to tear for anyhing, a sad commerical, a sad or heartwarming story, a really lame movie that has a cheesy deep moment. So I don't actually cry, I just start to tear up. i'm such a sucker these days.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm still in my early 20s so I don't know about that yet. I am not quite a crier but I don't hold it in either.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I still cry at Casper. I cry at movies I've seen dozens of times, even though I know what's coming.
Bisque Bisque 9 years
When I was younger, I never really cried at movies, I do remember one (Casper, hey! I was 9- I think) where I got choked up. Although now, I only cry when I let myself cry. I particularly don't want to do it at public places, when in my room and with a book, I'd sob my heart out.
emalove emalove 9 years
I've never been a "crier"...I'm sensitive, but I also like to keep myself in control. I cry when I'm really upset and when I watch sad movies, but then again, who doesn't??
Lyv Lyv 9 years
I've always been a huge movie-crier. Thought I was gonna die of dehydration after Memoirs of a Geisha, LOL just yesterday I watched Phantom of the Opera for like the 3rd time, and lots of crying. I think I cried during The Hulk! As for upset-crying - when something truly bad happens, I don't cry as much as I used to, like one year or so ago. I'm so much stronger now.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
darkangel2305, my friend & I did the same thing! Cried over & over & over during Sex & The City this past weekend! Esp. the scene on the Brooklyn Bridge. *le sigh*
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I'm like brittanyk - I'm a crier -any emotion, happy, sad, angry, scared, etc. and I've always been this way.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I'm kind of like a dude. When I start crying I'm always like "Come on, GET IT TOGETHER!"
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
I cry much less often than when I was younger.
jackandjlin jackandjlin 9 years
I'm a big baby. I cry all the time and I always have. Sometimes you just need a good cry!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I am a crier! My poor bf thinks I am a retard for crying in like every movie we watch!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
ive always been a crier
neonbee neonbee 9 years
I'm still young, but I've realised that I do cry easily these days.
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 9 years
OMG thank you for making me feel better. I cried at SATC like 50 times! I do cry A LOT with TV & movies. Well I cry over a lot... Not like sobbing, breathless cry, but my eyes get watery pretty much at least once a day... silly
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
I cry more now that I'm older, but I certainly remember crying when I saw My Girl for the first time in the theatre. That movie STILL gets me...oh, and Steel Magnolias.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I've never been a crier but I do get more teary-eyed the older I get (and just not about getting older either! haha).
miss-jaxx miss-jaxx 9 years
I never cry while watching movies. I easily can separate that from reality. I didnt even cry watching The Notebook. Sure Ill feel sad or sympathetic but no actual tears.
msmoney23 msmoney23 9 years
ROTFL!!! I never used to cry...but now I feel like a fountain at times.
JenFan1 JenFan1 9 years
no actually I cry less as I get older. As a teen I never cried at all...then I went through a patch in my early 20's where i did cry over stupid things...and now that I'm 26...nothing...I don't remember last time I cried over anything "sappy"..ie, movies or commercials and such. I did get the lump in my throat at the end of "Atonement" tho...didn't shed the tear, but had to swallow really hard to get rid of the lump! *lol* So no, no tears for me! I am happy that way...some of my friends are just way too much...crying over things I can't possibily understand
annebreal annebreal 9 years
I cry at movies, sure. I cry at movie trailers!!! The trailer for Ladder 49 a few years back got me crying every single time!
stefsprl stefsprl 9 years
As soon as I started birth control (when I was 24) it was like a switch flipped...before, I never cried (seriously, like once or twice a year)...now, it's pretty much daily! Luckily, my hubby's a sap, so we can just sit and cry over Extreme Makeover: Home Edition together every Sunday... :)
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