In truth, most of the commentators (Targum, Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Ramban, Radak, R.
Bechaye, Sforno) understand that verse differently. The limit of 120 years was not a permanent decree on man’s lifespan, but a final deadline God had given mankind before his destruction.
I wouldn’t think so since there was a woman who did live till 122 in recent years.
In fact, there were many people in the Torah who lived much longer than 120. There are two possible sources for that expression. Before the Flood, when God first saw mankind sliding to evil ways, He stated: “My spirit will not contend regarding man forever since he is but flesh. Some of the commentators understand this to mean God had placed a new upper limit on man’s lifespan.
You have far more access to singles than ever before. Which means that there’s also far more COMPETITION.God recognized that man was sinful because the antediluvian lifespan was so great.The average person, knowing he had so many centuries to go, did not fear death and his ultimate encounter with God.Especially when it comes to men trying to write to women.For all the talk about “The End of Men” and how gender roles have been obliterated and women can write to men first, blahblahblah, here’s what ACTUALLY happened after four months: • The women as a group received over 20 times more messages than the men.