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August 1, 2012 / admin

Myth Busters – White Men Don’t Age Well?


I got an anonymous message from a reader in her late 20’s, who claims to look like she is in her early 20’s, basically stating that she is really attracted to younger white guys, but when she looks at the ones closer to her age they have not been “aging very well”. She is scared that the guys she finds so attractive now will “look 10x older” in only a matter of years and wonders what to do.

I have good news. You won’t have to break up with your man every few years to traipse the university halls or take up a side gig tutoring freshmen for fresh, attractive meat. When it comes to white men not aging very gracefully, the answer quite simply is, YMMV.

However, if this matter plagues your mind keeping you up at night and you are really scared about your beau deteriorating quickly, look to his father for signs for how well he will age. So, is dad balding or does he still have a full head of hair? Is dad all wrinkled and shriveled up or still working out at the gym every other day?

Also consider the lifestyles of the men you choose to date. If he has a very stressful job/career, drinks, smokes, does drugs and/or parties a lot, then you can be pretty sure that will affect his youthful appearance. Is he into eating healthy and taking care of himself? I think that a woman who keeps herself in shape and leads a healthy lifestyle would be remiss to choose a partner who doesn’t value those same things. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, and if he wants an attractive woman by his side who takes good care of herself he should hold himself to the same standards, no?

Have any of you ever pondered this question, experienced this (this being a prematurely deteriorating man)? If so, what’s your advice to our anonymous question asker? Impart your wisdom below…

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  1. Anonymous / Aug 6 2012 10:33 pm

    Posted by celticlioness He’s gonna love your look, but your mind has to match his, they like intelligence above all, well maybe beauty first then the intelligence will hook them and keep them with a great sense of humour. I cannot put beauty or intelligence in front of the other. They both have to be there. A beautiful woman with rocks in the head won’t do anything for me… on the flip side, as shallow as some people say it is, the smartest, funniest, sweetest woman on the planet wouldn’t attract me if she didn’t look good to me. I need to be attracted equally physically and mentally. One without the other and I can’t do it. Granted everyone like different things so my definition of ‘physically and mentally attractive’ could be very different from the next guy. Looking good also involves being comfortable and happy, not just physical traits. A genuine smile makes everyone look 10x better than a somber expression.

  2. WingedBeast / Aug 7 2012 2:49 pm

    In thirty years, we’ll all look thirty years older. The Beetles asked an important question for any relationship, “Will you still love me, will you still need me, when I’m 65?”

  3. Zant / Jan 9 2013 6:14 pm

    its all about lifestyle..my parents 2 very different people. my father black hair black eyes dark skin, has aged very well. he spends alot of time in the sun however has never drank or smoke. he is 58 and gets called 40. my mom has red hair very pale skin and loves a drink and a party, but has protected herself from the sun and looks good for her age. white people can age well if they dont sunbake and dont abuse their bodies

  4. 18andLegal / Dec 23 2013 3:59 pm

    Sorry to burst your bubble but Whites in general don’t age well. When IF they age well, which isn’t often, they either had plastic surgery, good dieting and exercise or good genes. But it isn’t common to see a White person age well.

    Stick to Black men or other men of color if you want to be in a committed relationship with a man who doesn’t age fast or badly.

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