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Old 07-23-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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Not attracted to pale. I was in the Apple store today and saw the palest guy I've ever seen. He looked like someone out of Twilight. No thank you!
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Plymouth, MN
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skin tone is completely irrelevant to many men. women are idiots for wasting money and fake tanning, while accelerating the skin aging and increasing risk of skin cancer.

unless of course you are from South East Asia, where the more pale the skin, the more noble you are (another hogwash idea).
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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skin tone is completely irrelevant to many men. women are idiots for wasting money and fake tanning, while accelerating the skin aging and increasing risk of skin cancer.

unless of course you are from South East Asia, where the more pale the skin, the more noble you are (another hogwash idea).
Men seem to tan just as much as women do, in the same unhealthy manners as well. I suppose that neither gender like pale skin on themselves or others. I do agree that location plays a part. Asians as a whole desire pale skin, and some go to extreme measures to prevent themselves from tanning, or bleach their skin to lighten themselves. That is just as damaging and tragic as is laying in what is essentially a human oven to tan.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Not attracted to pale. I was in the Apple store today and saw the palest guy I've ever seen. He looked like someone out of Twilight. No thank you!
I like the ones that look unbelievably pale and talk on their white iPhone.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Ever notice that it's taboo to say anything bad about people who are 'too dark' but it's fine to make fun of people who are 'too pale'? Most pale people don't choose to be that way either. I'm sure if I wrote "dark skin = ew" in a thread about dark people, that wouldn't go over so well.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Debsi: Proudly and prettily pale since birth. Except for those few really bad sunburns.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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Ever notice that it's taboo to say anything bad about people who are 'too dark' but it's fine to make fun of people who are 'too pale'? Most pale people don't choose to be that way either. I'm sure if I wrote "dark skin = ew" in a thread about dark people, that wouldn't go over so well.
Oh, it's the same double standard that's with thinness and fatness. It's perfectly okay (in this society) to say horrible things about women who are thin and even built just average ("anorexic", "ew, skeleton", "eat a sandwhich"), yet it's unacceptable to say anything negative about overweight women ("real women have curves", "big is beautiful").

I have a medium skin tone, a little olive, that tans very easily. I used to like it but now I hate it, I wish I were paler. I work with a woman who has absolutely porcelain skin and she looks stunning.

I think attractiveness/nonattractiveness have more to do with the facial features and the body, not the color/hue/tone of the skin.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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Ever notice that it's taboo to say anything bad about people who are 'too dark' but it's fine to make fun of people who are 'too pale'? Most pale people don't choose to be that way either. I'm sure if I wrote "dark skin = ew" in a thread about dark people, that wouldn't go over so well.
LOL people have done this all the time in threads about skin color.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Ever notice that it's taboo to say anything bad about people who are 'too dark' but it's fine to make fun of people who are 'too pale'? Most pale people don't choose to be that way either. I'm sure if I wrote "dark skin = ew" in a thread about dark people, that wouldn't go over so well.
Its wrong both ways. Describing anyone as 'ew' is just wrong.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Just trying to understand why people risk skin cancer laying for hours in the sun, or using tanning beds. My skin is dark, so I just never understood the whole tanning thing. It just seems unhealthy.
It is unhealthy. I read that tanning became popular when the designer Coco Chanel came back from a winter vacation to Italy well-tanned. Before then, it was considered preferable to have pale skin, because tanned skin was related to outdoor laborers, i.e. considered low class. But when fashion trend-setter Chanel sported a tan in the middle of winter, it signaled money, travel and leisure, which were high-class things. Suddenly everyone had to have a tan. It became a fad that hasn't let up.

I dunno, it all seems a little silly, not to mention risky to the health. I figure I was born White, I'm gonna die White, so I might as well get used to being White instead of trying appear to be some sort of bizarre hybrid. I don't really notice if people are pale or not. Who cares? Personality is everything.
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