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Relationship Protocol: The Aging Process

Women spend millions of dollars every year on anti-aging products, yet so many of us admit to feeling better in our own skin the older we get. With age comes wisdom, but it comes with a change of appearance too. It seems that men aren't as concerned with it, but tell me, what do you think about the way your significant other is aging? Do you find his growth in character and those few gray hairs extremely sexy, or are you more of a fan of his baby face?


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thelorax thelorax 8 years
I think my husband's smile lines & his few grey hairs are VERY SEXY!! He hates them, though. I think he worries more about aging than I do!
austerity austerity 8 years
I totally support the salt and pepper look! Way hotter than babyfaces.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My husband had a receding hairline when I met him, so I guess the only real difference I notice now is that he's got a tad less hair now than he used to. But before he met me, he actually looked balder because he had geeky hair...when I helped him get a better haircut, he looked a good 5-10 years younger. He's also put on about 20 lbs since we got engaged, which is probably mostly my fault for giving him nice hearty meals every day. I kind of wish he'd lose the weight, but I'm not going to divorce him over his looks. I will say though, that I'm definitely aging better than he is...probably because I focus on my health a little more than he does.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
He'll be 31 this yr but there are no wrinkles or gray hair. :)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I'm mixed about it. My boyfriend is going bald and while I'm not exactly excited about it I don't really care either. On the other hand, when he doesn't shave for a few days and he gets a little salt and pepper scruff, I think it's so hot.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
my husband looks just as sexy now as he did the day i met him... he has a ton of gray hair that he did not have back then and his laugh lines have gotten deeper; he looks a bit younger than his 38 years but i wouldn't want him to look exactly like he did when we met 9 years ago. he now looks like a married father of one (and a half) and i think it is damn sexy!
Jeny Jeny 8 years
My SO is 31 and looks 25.. mostly because he shaves his head (because he's balding but you'd never know it so he looks much younger haha). I'm 26 so hopefully we'll age gracefully together!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Hey, if he can deal with my inevitable sagging, then I can deal with his balding. It's a two-way street. We don't love each other for our looks anyway.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
My poor darling was already balding when I met him. Now he thinks he may need to get glasses because he has trouble reading fine print. Doesn't matter though because I still think he's sexy and he's hot in the sack too. :)
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
My husband has aged in the face over the 4 years we've been together but mostly because we have had to deal with life's stresses with full force. Even though I am a few months older, he looks at least 2 years older than me. But I find his aging a loving a sexy factor. Cause I know that he is working so hard to provide for us. And we will be aging together, his is just showing sooner than mine.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
A few gray hairs here and there I think can be very sexy!
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I'm currently dating a guy a few years younger than me (I'm 28 he's 22) and sometimes I look at him and think omg I look so old. He def has a baby face and I love it but I also like the look of more mature man. Male pattern baldness is not something that is particularly sexy to me but I won't divorce my husband over it.
RunninginBoston RunninginBoston 8 years
I'm not going to lie. My husband looked way sexier when he was younger. I'm sad to see he is rapidly losing his hair (in a bizarre pattern to boot!), but it's not like I'm going to divorce him over his looks or anything!
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
we always joke that if my husband manages to keep his hair (his family is either bald early or gorgeous thick hair with just a little gray until they die) he'll be devastatingly sexy. Of course, I think he is now. He's always looked older than he is, like karlotta said- the weathered look. Whatever happens to his hair, he's incredibly sexy and nothing will change that.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I've always had a thing for older men (but am currently dating a baby-facer) so I wouldn't mind it at all,lol.
karlotta karlotta 8 years
This comes 3 days after my birthday, which reminded me that I'm a couple of years older than my man - AND IT SHOWS! He's still got his baby face, while I'm starting to show my 32 years. We were walking around on my birthday when he found a white hair on my head, too. That was a great moment! He's got no gray yet, but as I told him when he plucked my white - he's going to look great when he does. And his face was damaged by acne, so he's already got the weathered look - yumyum.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I LOVE my man's sprinkle of gray hairs, I think it is unbelievably sexy
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