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Old 06-27-2019, 02:20 PM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Originally Posted by marino760 View Post
It's both funny and sad how genetics works sometimes. I've known some really good looking people who's children didn't inherit their good looks at all and not very good looking people that had kids that could win beauty contests. Maybe it's a way nature evens things out in the long run.
Yes. My adult daughter is above-average attractive. Never went through an awkward stage as a pre-teen or teen or anything. I would show people a picture of her as she was growing up and they would involuntarily give a little gasp and say, "That's YOUR daughter?" before they thought about what they were saying. It got so that I expected that reaction, and it would make me giggle.

My ex-husband was, and still is, fairly good-looking (that should have been a red flag that something was wrong when he showed an interest in me, but I fell for it) but our daughter doesn't look especially like either of us. She has resemblances to both of us, but I think she looks more like one of his sisters, who was very pretty as a young woman.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by elnrgby View Post
Seven years of widowhood and no interest whatsoever in hooking up any more :-). But, totally unrelated to any romantic factors, good-looking people of any age have a more satisfying life, career, social interactions, and generally everything. Being unattractive is probably a worse handicap in life than having your legs amputated, it's sort of like carrying a billboard that advertises personal worthlessness. Unfortunate but true.

There are plenty of attractive elderly people, just look at the world of showbusiness. The most important elements of elder attractiveness to my eye are (1) absence of fat from face & figure, and (2) thick hair framing the face (a "hair prosthesis" might do if natural no longer available). An example, to my eye, would be Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones. A part of the reason for his sharp face and trim figure is unfortunately likely attributable to his lung cancer, but it is still good to see an old man who is all trim muscle & tendon & facial expression unobstructed by puffs of fat. Secondly, the hair thing on his head is clearly not growing from his natural hair follicles, but it looks as good to me as it looked in the 1970s. I think wigs should be reintroduced into popular fashion, including for men (who are not necessarily artists). They serve a purpose of enhancing physical expression in the theater, so why not in life too? Just my opinions, honest as always :-).

PS- actually, I just looked up some online info about ol' Woody, and it says that he refused chemo for his lung ca because he was unwilling to lose hair - which implies that his amazing hair is actually natural!!! Wow. It doesn't look entirely natural to me (looks like an extension, at least), but I guess it could be... At any rate, I think it looks good :-).
one would think beautiful people have a better life (your first paragraph)
however look at the beautiful people in the rich & famous tabloids they seem to have it all and more screwed up than most of us..
yes I do believe attractive people get some breaks in society but as the old saying goes.....all the bees want to pollinate the pretty flowers..... and what a mess that can be

your ron wood perspective is very interesting..... the other flip side to being famous ...or looked good when younger.....you get compared to those more popular younger days..
I will see celebrities on tv I haven't seen for a while...looks like they crashed and burned...and wondered.....what happened to them??
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:16 AM
Location: SW Florida
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Originally Posted by NYgal1542 View Post
Not all men are this stupid. Try to not assume that every man would feel that way. If you were to find one who was this stupid, you don't want him anyway. You want a guy who loves you for YOU. And I'm pretty sure there are a lot of men like that out there.
Well if you know of one like that please send him my way.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:37 AM
Location: equator
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My tastes haven't changed. I thought Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe were hotties when they first appeared 30 years ago, and still do. Talk about aging well. Oh yeah, Pierce Brosnan.

OTOH, Tom's co-star in "Top Gun", Anthony Edwards, hasn't aged as well. Unfortunately, full hair does have a lot to do with it:

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