Do Men Age More Gracefully Than Women?

Do men really age more gracefully than women?

 

 

Is it really true that men look better as they age?

Whereas women look less attractive?

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16 Responses to Do Men Age More Gracefully Than Women?

  1. divka says:

    It’s said that men fall in live with their eyes and men with their ears.

    So if that’s true and I think it is, then nature’s playing a funny game here because if women are much more interested in what they hear than what they see, then it wouldn’t matter to them too much what a guy looked like as he got older.

    And there are a zillion examples of beautiful young women that fell for much older men.

    But if men need looks, and women age less gracefully than men, then what a mess!

  2. thebear says:

    live or love?

    Its all relative really. When I was a young man I never imagined being in Love with older women, and now I am older I find older (same age) women attractive.

    Women do a harder job by, if choosing to do so, have children and that can age but to my subjective eye shows maturity.

    Is it skin deep, do younger women want an older man or do old men want younger women…personally I prefer experience over youth.

    Do women use too much cosmetics that age their skin and therefore look older and thus ‘appear’ to age

    another question maybe

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  3. gillian says:

    Men do generally age better than women and it’s because of their thicker skins.

    I don’t mean that in a metaphorical way however but in a physical way, although being less sensitive may help men age better.

    Men actually have thicker skin because of their male hormones which causes them to have fewer wrinkles and keeps their skin looking younger for longer.

  4. Gladys says:

    Someone once said to me,

    “When men age they look distinguished, when women age they look old”.

    I don’t buy it.

    I believe that ones inner beauty shines brighter than the sun as one ages gracefully.

    There are so many more facets to one’s beauty than their outer appearance.

    And then we women have a PMS problem – “putting up with men’s s***” to contend with all our lives.

  5. Iocane says:

    There are old women who age well. There are old men who look like turkeys.

    And the woman who was Photoshoped into the frame was not photographed under flattering conditions. The man does have a fuller face in the picture, I can’t argue that away, but compare the softer lighting on the man to the harsh lighting on the woman. Every wrinkle will stand out deeper under harsh lighting. Soft lighting is forgiving.

    And then you have glare from the glasses, and the two people above, assuming they’re even at the same age (which they don’t seem to be) are probably in very different conditions of health. It’s not a fair comparison.

  6. yellowstone says:

    Gladys,

    “There are so many more facets to one’s beauty than their outer appearance”.

    The above would suggest to me that you do believe that women age faster than men and like Gillian says above, there are reasons for it.

    In addition to the thicker skin causing less wrinkles there is also the question of cellulite which is a topographic skin change that occurs in most post-pubertal females.

    Many older women do look much better today because they take much better care of themselves during pregnancy, not many have several children, they watch there weight more, and they now have plenty of household appliances such as washing machines, and vacuum cleaners etc.

    Not many attractive women in their mid forties will be the physical equals of attractive women in their mid-twenties but older women who realize this will have figured out that they have other things to offer such as TLC – if they’re not bitter from one or two divorces.

    Men (straight ones anyway) will always look at beautiful women and if they’re aging then they’d more than likely be better off with a woman that’s aging too.

  7. Meredith says:

    I really think that it’s all in the genes. There are some really ugly older men and some absolutely stunning women. The only problem with older women aging gracefully is that they are always questioned whether or not they have had plastic surgery. Men are rarely questioned, their looks are just taken as is.

  8. Eunice says:

    I think it is, then nature’s playing a funny game here because if women are much more interested in what they hear than what they see, then it wouldn’t matter to them too much what a guy looked like as he got older.I believe that ones inner beauty shines brighter than the sun as one ages gracefully.Anyway, thanks for sharing.

  9. Jessica says:

    @Meredith

    You says,
    “I really think that it’s all in the genes. There are some really ugly older men and some absolutely stunning women. The only problem with older women aging gracefully is that they are always questioned whether or not they have had plastic surgery. Men are rarely questioned, their looks are just taken as is.”

    You have a very good point and I totally agree with you. Moreover, it is also how man or woman take care of themselves like eating healthy food, good exercise, proper sleep and healthy lifestyle.

  10. Hi
    to jump into the fray – I would agree that ones genes play a huge part in how we all age. I look at my sister’s husband who is 3 years younger than he and she is starting to look like her mother – lots of wrinkles and my husband not many.
    If you go to school reunions you see the women all looking gorgeous – they take care of themselves while the men tend to be overweight and balding.
    I vote for thewomen.

  11. Actually it really depend on each individuals on how they live their lives. If you live healthy,definitely you will age gradually but if not, you will see yourself get age as early at late 30’s. It’s all about life preferences.

  12. Francel Woul says:

    In addition to the thicker skin causing less wrinkles there is also the question of cellulite which is a topographic skin change that occurs in most post-pubertal females.And then we women have a PMS problem – “putting up with men’s s***” to contend with all our lives. Thanks for this.

  13. Bryan Scott says:

    It really depends on the kind of live the man or woman has. If you’re eating healthy food and doing daily exercises then you’ll maintain your beautiful skin and fit body. Preventing stress is can also be very effective.

  14. Russian girl says:

    Except for balding, I would say men pretty much. And nowadays with the “shaved head” look in vogue even bald can be made to look somewhat “young” and tough. women have 10,000 creams and lotions, surgeries and such, but nowadays men also use cosmetics. women are the ones who take care of the household chores and their children, including taking them to sports, school, doctors, etc. these activities will age a woman fast.

  15. Farty Fartsalot says:

    Yes. But most don’t usually end up looking like Paul Newman.

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