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Old 12-27-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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I don't think so. I think women who are thin like twigs look sick and unhealthy. It's better to have some meat on your bones and look somewhat full and plump.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Im thin and I get mistaken for being younger all the time. I'll be 26 nxt week.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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Im thin and I get mistaken for being younger all the time. I'll be 26 nxt week.
But if you stay thin, you'll be mistaken for older when you're 46. Thin works in your favor under about age 40. Past that point, it ages you. A little padding adds the fullness of youth. Of course other factors weigh heavily into the equation as well: smoking, hydration, sun exposure, nutrition, etc.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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But if you stay thin, you'll be mistaken for older when you're 46. Thin works in your favor under about age 40. Past that point, it ages you. A little padding adds the fullness of youth. Of course other factors weigh heavily into the equation as well: smoking, hydration, sun exposure, nutrition, etc.
Not necessarily. My mom and MIL are both slim and petite and both look at least 5-7 years younger than their ages, 51 and 56. Everyone always comments on how youthful they look. In contrast, many heavier women I know look very matronly even in their 20's and 30's.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Most thin women that do not benefit from good genetics will undoubtedly look older in the face than a heavier woman of the same age.

Many thin women with expendable income invest in collagen and fat injections that act as fillers in order to diminish wrinkles in areas such as crows feet around the eyes and Marionette lines around the mouth.
Also heavier women benefit from not having that gaunt wrinkled appearance in the cheeks that most thin women eventually succumb to.


Heavier women already have fat cells in the facial area that keeps the skin taught and tight without the need of cosmetic enhancements or remedies that thin women need in order to achieve the same results.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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Some research findings that pertain to this topic:

How Not to Look Old - TIME

Twin study reveals secrets to looking younger - Health - Skin and beauty | NBC News
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:28 AM
 
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Does a thin body typically make women look young/er?
Of course it does. It also makes them look more desirable.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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No.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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Of course it does. It also makes them look more desirable.
That is purely an opinion and preference just as my preference is for heavier women.

The opinion however concerning thinner women appearing young/younger than their heavier counterparts is not just my opinion, but fact.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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But if you stay thin, you'll be mistaken for older when you're 46. Thin works in your favor under about age 40. Past that point, it ages you. A little padding adds the fullness of youth. Of course other factors weigh heavily into the equation as well: smoking, hydration, sun exposure, nutrition, etc.
Those factors you list have much more to do with your anecdotal argument than being thin. Thin is how the body is supposed to be, it is healthiness versus being overweight is unhealthy. Youthfulness is linked to health, and it easy to logically conclude than being thin in an apples to apples comparison of people versus being fat would make you "look" younger.

Remember folks, 2/3rd of adult Americans are overweight, so you will overwhelmingly have people defend their own weight issues. There is nothing about being fat that is desirable, healthy or intelligent. It is simply someone who overeats and/or does little or no physical activity. How they can be confused with a more youthful appearance by anyone is beyond me.


"Thatís the finding of the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which shows that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese in 2009."
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