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Old 08-29-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Even though I'd love to have a mane of thick, healthy long hair, the "female parts" comment is a bit much.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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Men and their ideas of long hair!

I am remarried now, and my husband told me when we started dating that though he was 43 at the time, and had been single for years, I was literally the first woman he had ever dated (ever!) with short hair.

What the heck!

But hey - he married me.

Anyway, you tell your husband that you are in charge of your own hair and you do know what's best for it so calm down.
I think that women younger than 40 are more likely than women 40+ to wear their hair longer, so it sort of make sense that if your husband has typically dated women close in age to himself, he would have started dating women with shorter hair in his 40s.

And yes, even though my husband will grumble a bit about my upcoming hair trim, he won't die, and he may even learn after 54 years on this earth that hair grows!
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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I think that women younger than 40 are more likely than women 40+ to wear their hair longer, so it sort of make sense that if your husband has typically dated women close in age to himself, he would have started dating women with shorter hair in his 40s.

And yes, even though my husband will grumble a bit about my upcoming hair trim, he won't die, and he may even learn after 54 years on this earth that hair grows!
I am sorry - another typo - I was 43 when we started dating and he was 47. Not only is my sense of direction off, apparently I can't count either!

We live in Texas where long, big hair is not even a joke - it's very common, even on women over 40. Anyway, considering how many women he has dated over the years, I just thought it was pretty amazing that he'd never dated ANYONE with short hair before!
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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I have plenty of those days with numbers, directions, etc.

Hmm, I don't know if my husband ever dated a short-haired women, other than me at the beginning of our relationship, actually. I am guessing not. Maybe I will ask him.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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It is certainly rude for acquaintances to make comments about appearance that aren't positive, but I have to admit I can't understand why women with naturally good hair cut it short, even if the cut is flattering. Maybe this is because I'd give up a fingernail or three permanently to have to nice hair.

Are you male or female? I think that is a valid point and I suspect what is behind some of the disapproval of cutting one's hair. My hair grows fast and is thick. Some women take forever to grow their hair down their back but mine only takes two years.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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I don't quite understand the OP's problem. Maybe because I've been known to say things like "you got a hair cut!" or "you got a new car!" It's obvious that a change was made, and I acknowledged the change. I'm not sure why my approval is necessary. If you love your hair cut, then you go on with your bad self.
Because it just sounds like you don't like it. If I said: "Oh, you got a new shirt" and that was it, I bet you'd think--"Soooo...yay or nay?"
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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I don't know if it's rude, which is why I am asking you all.

I got my hair cut almost two months ago. It was very long and thick and I cut it very short. I always do this.

So this woman who owns a cafe sees me and says "Oh, you cut your hair!" And then...

*crickets chirping*

I'm like, "Yeah...." Uncomfortable silence. Waiting for her to tell me it looks nice. Nope. Nada.

So the next week I go back in there. Same deal. She goes "Oh, you cut your hair!"

I am like "Yup." More crickets doing their thang.

And then last night I had a young worker at another place make the same observation followed by nothing.

I get it. Some people might not like my 'do. Especially since I have very thick hair, perhaps they think it's crazy to cut.

But still...
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???? are both these IDs the same member????
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Are you male or female? I think that is a valid point and I suspect what is behind some of the disapproval of cutting one's hair. My hair grows fast and is thick. Some women take forever to grow their hair down their back but mine only takes two years.
I am female, with thin hair that cracks, breaks, and won't grow without splitting. I bleach it, which doesn't help.

In my twenties, my hair would grow, but it was unmanageable, thick, and Brillo-like.

I guess I just can't imagine having gorgeous, glossy hair and not wanting to grow it long and glory in it. Although I can see how dealing with lots of hair would get old after a while.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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???? are both these IDs the same member????
What are you talking about? I am the OP. I am not the other person! I don't even know what made you think it was a sock puppet!

*Edit: The irony is that I didn't understand what that poster meant when s/he said it. I thought maybe it was a joke but it went over my head.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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What are you talking about? I am the OP. I am not the other person! I don't even know what made you think it was a sock puppet!

*Edit: The irony is that I didn't understand what that poster meant when s/he said it. I thought maybe it was a joke but it went over my head.
Well, you're not alone because I don't know either.

Weird. Don't pay any attention to it.
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