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Old 06-26-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Well I'd rather you use the ignore function. You'll have a better time with that then trying to change someone across the internet that you don't even know. Other then that, everyone on here can read and come to their own conclusions, you're not appointed to do any of that for them.

And for the record most women with half a brain can find "any" man to give her the time of day. Not what I'm talking about and again you don't know me enough to make anything besides assumptions as to whats "held me back" where these matters are concerned.

don't forget that ignore button.
Lol, thanks for the rep, dear. I don't have to change anyone's mind, the fact remains that you're wrong and women who don't fit this minor physical ideal are not at any sort of disadvantage in attracting love. Studies even show that overweight and obese women have sex at the same rate as normal weight women.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Lol, thanks for the rep, dear. I don't have to change anyone's mind, the fact remains that you're wrong and women who don't fit this minor physical ideal are not at any sort of disadvantage in attracting love. Studies even show that overweight and obese women have sex at the same rate as normal weight women.

You can say I'm wrong all you want, oh well. Noted. If you're not trying to change anyone's mind what is the point of telling me all of this then?? Because again, it's a waste of your time and I stand by my opinions on these things, if you think they are wrong, good for you I guess. I am going to feel the same way about this tomorrow, the day after that and so forth. I go off of what I see and have experienced every day of my life and that's good enough for me. Some stranger on the internet telling I'm wrong amounts to about a hill of beans as far as I'm concerned. You can read your studies on whatever and do what you want with them after that, I don't care.

In other words, nothing has changed.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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They do. Tanned skin is in, but not dark dark. Don't ever mistake celebs like Beyonce as a celebration of true black beauty.

As to the previous poster about blondes and blue eyes...have you watched many rom coms lately? The blonde hair blue eye stereotype is outdated.
Hmmm, what exactly do you mean by that bolded statement? How is she not a "true black beauty?" She IS black and arguably, beautiful.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Hmmm, what exactly do you mean by that bolded statement? How is she not a "true black beauty?" She IS black and arguably, beautiful.
Beyonce doesn't have many "black" features and isn't representative of the looks of "most" black women.

Black beauty comes in a variety of shades and types, but the only "beauties" are noted in mainstream media are women that look more like Beyonce (read light skinned and not very black).
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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They do. Tanned skin is in, but not dark dark. Don't ever mistake celebs like Beyonce as a celebration of true black beauty.

As to the previous poster about blondes and blue eyes...have you watched many rom coms lately? The blonde hair blue eye stereotype is outdated.
Hmmmmmm as a blonde haired blue eyed citizen of humanity I find your comments offensive. We are not outdated. No one is. Tan is in .. Again I question the level of intelligence here. Dermatologists have been screaming about melanoma rates. I guess this is reflective of this new society. Stupidity.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Hmmmmmm as a blonde haired blue eyed citizen of humanity I find your comments offensive. We are not outdated. No one is. Tan is in .. Again I question the level of intelligence here. Dermatologists have been screaming about melanoma rates. I guess this is reflective of this new society. Stupidity.
I am not the OP, but there are trends in beauty, and if you look in fashion/beauty magazines the current ideal is the tan/olive-skinned brunette with frizzy beach curls and side-braids. Before the brunettes were the icy blondes. Currently for Black women, it's all about going natural. Before the natural trend, it was about having silky-straight long hair. For the artsy girls, pastels and candy colored tresses are all over the place. And the cycle continues because that's what trends do.

This is not meant to upset and offend anyone; I'm just talking about beauty trends for what they are and indeed, brunettes are considered to be "in".
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Ladies do you or have you ever felt overlooked by men in favor of other women and do you feel that you are at a disadvantage because of your looks, age, personality or other qualities? And finally do you think men are unfair to women by doing that?
Not anymore. In my early 20s I did. I recently (I'm 26) became comfortable in my own skin and embraced myself and all that I encompass..my strengths as well as my struggles. I think for a lot of women this occurs with age. I have a great support system and I feel no desire to gain the approval of everyone else, especially those that bear no relevance or significance in my life.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Ladies do you or have you ever felt overlooked by men in favor of other women and do you feel that you are at a disadvantage because of your looks, age, personality or other qualities? And finally do you think men are unfair to women by doing that?
Never felt that way, myself, usually the one being favored. But there is nothing about the issue that should relate to the concept of "fair." We prefer what we prefer. Are you saying men should intentionally lead a woman to believe he likes her over another in the liberal mentality of being somehow "fair?" I don't get that, sorry.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I am not the OP, but there are trends in beauty, and if you look in fashion/beauty magazines the current ideal is the tan/olive-skinned brunette with frizzy beach curls and side-braids. Before the brunettes were the icy blondes. Currently for Black women, it's all about going natural. Before the natural trend, it was about having silky-straight long hair. For the artsy girls, pastels and candy colored tresses are all over the place. And the cycle continues because that's what trends do.

This is not meant to upset and offend anyone; I'm just talking about beauty trends for what they are and indeed, brunettes are considered to be "in".
redheads forever!
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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redheads forever!
Agreed!! Although, I'm about half gray now... Haha.
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