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Old 06-20-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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Q: As You Get Older Do You Find Fewer And Fewer People Attractive?



A: No, but I sure look more attractive.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'm attracted to intelligent, witty people. I couldn't care less what they look like. Attraction happens in the brain.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Fewer physically attractive? Heck no -- they're getting better looking all the time.


In my 20's, I thought women 18-20 were hot.
In my 30's, it became women 18-30.
In my 40's, well, you get the pattern.
Now I'm in my 60's and find gals from 18-60 looking pretty hot.


My world is filling up with good looking women!
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: sumter
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I find it to be a relief actually. I remember the days I'd find someone really attractive in a store, and I'd try to sneak in as many "pictures" of that person as I could, knowing I'd never see that person again. Then the accompanying sadness!

I really don't know if mankind is turning out more unattractive people or is my age a factor? Even those starring in movies, it's rare I find anyone attractive in movies today. Unless it's Jim Caviezel or Keanu Reeves in it.

Is this something that happens when you get older, and what will it be like when I turn 80?
And these same people may not be attractive at all to other people. Perhaps it's your hormonal changes is the reason.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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actually as I grow older, I care less about looks.

Me too. I think we are programmed that way. Otherwise all those 'old folks' who meet and fall in love wouldn't. They have to neither one care. lol
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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We often see ourselves as younger and more appealing than we are and others just don't measure up to how cool and vivacious we have remained. That works until you look in the mirror.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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As I get older, I don't even THINK in terms of "attractiveness".
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I find it to be a relief actually. I remember the days I'd find someone really attractive in a store, and I'd try to sneak in as many "pictures" of that person as I could, knowing I'd never see that person again. Then the accompanying sadness!
CREEP ALERT!!

OP, did you mean "pictures in your head" or were you, literally, taking pictures of these strangers (e.g. on your phone)?

If the latter, then all I can do is repeat ... CREEP ALERT!!

So I hope you weren't being serious ...
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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I find that I find a certain feature or features attractive in many people, even if they are not otherwise attractive.

It could be any feature. Eye color, lovely lips, nice skin, great smile etc. Especially women - even if not attractive, I almost always find an attractive feature.

I do find old men often repulsive. (when single - which they too sometimes feel about older woman - they find women, not repulsive, but not worthwhile)

I do find people of all ages (older and elderly too) and lots of people attractive and appreciate their attractiveness, beauty, or handsomeness. Beauty and attractiveness abound and are everywhere.

And essence. 95 year old Gloria Vanderbilt who just passed away had a beautiful essence and was lovely physically.

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Old 06-20-2019, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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I am over 70, but I am not dead yet. I can appreciate very attractive members of the opposite sex, but not so much in the way that I did when I was young and single, since the "game" is over. I can also feel free to comment about an attractive female (mostly to my husband), from the standpoint of noting her attractiveness (I guess women have always had this privilege, when men do not, regarding other males).
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