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Old 23-12-2012, 06:14   #16
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I am totally white now with a full beard, she tells me that when i purse my lips it looks like a polar bear's bum.

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OK, Seaworthy Lass posted her photo. I for one would like to see a photo of the bear's bum.
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Old 23-12-2012, 06:15   #17
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Not sure its as simple as that. A few centuries/millenia ago most men did not survive long enough to get grey hair and I doubt women would have deliberately selected older mates instead of those in their prime (with good hunting and fighting capacity) if they were naturally seeking a mate to ensure optimum survival of their offspring.
A few millennia ago, the age choice was typically in the 12 to 30 range. A 25 year old male would generally have been a more effective hunter than a 15 year old male and the former would generally have afforded the family greater social status and consequent access to resources.

In evolutionary time, those who survived to have grey hair generally improved the survival and reproductive success of their grandchildren, which is the reason why (unlike nearly all other species) we started evolving the capability to survive into our 40s and 50s and occasionally even 60s when we started living in communities (development of agriculture).
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Old 23-12-2012, 06:26   #18
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A few millennia ago, the age choice was typically in the 12 to 30 range. A 25 year old male would generally have been a more effective hunter than a 15 year old male and the former would generally have afforded the family greater social status and consequent access to resources.....
Agree , but most 25 year olds don't have grey hair. This does not explain why men with grey hair are still attractive.

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......In evolutionary time, those who survived to have grey hair generally improved the survival and reproductive success of their grandchildren.......
This does not necessarily mean that if these men reproduced when they had grey hair that their offspring had a greater chance of survival than the offspring of a younger man.

Maybe women just like men with a bit of experience ?
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we dont live on our boat........but my wife (50) dies her hair.........she looks great......but at almost 200 bucks a shot and 4 times a year (maybe more)........it drives me nuts
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Agree , but most 25 year olds don't have grey hair. This does not explain why men with grey hair are still attractive.



This does not necessarily mean that if these men reproduced when they had grey hair that their offspring had a greater chance of survival than the offspring of a younger man.

Maybe women just like men with a bit of experience ?
It's all about signaling.

ps: My favourite name for a hair salon was "Curl Up and Dye".
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Old 23-12-2012, 06:30   #21
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OK, Seaworthy Lass posted her photo. I for one would like to see a photo of the bear's bum.
+1 .
Although many members post photos of themselves in their avatar, most are very coy .
Go on Coops, come out of hiding .
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we dont live on our boat........but my wife (50) dies her hair.........she looks great......but at almost 200 bucks a shot and 4 times a year (maybe more)........it drives me nuts
I'll try and break the news gently Navicula .
Its most likely 9-12 times a year! Don't even start thinking about how many boat toys that could buy LOL.
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we dont live on our boat........but my wife (50) dies her hair.........she looks great......but at almost 200 bucks a shot and 4 times a year (maybe more)........it drives me nuts
Oh My Dog!!! I'm reminded that 10 or 11 years ago, my then girlfriend asked for the equivalent of about USD25 to have a special hair do for New Year's Eve. It was an insane waste of money, so I told her that her hair was already so beautiful that no improvement was possible, but she made it clear that it was important to her, and I foolishly relented. When she came home, the first thought I had when I saw her hair was "Medusa" so I asked if she enjoyed the salon, hoping that she wouldn't ask what I thought of her hair. She asked and I couldn't lie, so I said the nicest thing I could in the circumstance (translating into English): "You would be beautiful, even with no hair." She was furious, but the next day she washed all the slime out of her hair and never asked for money to go to a hair salon again.
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Oh My Dog!!! I'm reminded that 10 or 11 years ago, my then girlfriend asked for the equivalent of about USD25 to have a special hair do for New Year's Eve. It was an insane waste of money, so I told her that her hair was already so beautiful that no improvement was possible, but she made it clear that it was important to her, and I foolishly relented. When she came home, the first thought I had when I saw her hair was "Medusa" so I asked if she enjoyed the salon, hoping that she wouldn't ask what I thought of her hair. She asked and I couldn't lie, so I said the nicest thing I could in the circumstance (translating into English): "You would be beautiful, even with no hair." She was furious, but the next day she washed all the slime out of her hair and never asked for money to go to a hair salon again.
ROFL!
That was one time complete honesty was not required LOL
Discretion is sometimes the better part of valour!
It is very telling that you refer to her as a former girlfriend.
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That was one time complete honesty was not required LOL
Discretion is sometimes the better part of valour!
Maybe silence would have been better.

BTW, complete honesty would have been telling her that her hair evoked Medusa. Telling her that she would be beautiful even without hair was honesty, but not complete honesty.

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It is very telling that you refer to her as a former girlfriend.
The break-up was three and a half years later and I'm confident that it was not related to her Medusa hair-do.
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.......The break-up was three and a half years later and I'm confident that it was not related to her Medusa hair-do.
I wouldn't count on that. Women sometimes have elephant like memories .
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.......ps: My favourite name for a hair salon was "Curl Up and Dye".
Are you a closet Julia Robert's fan?
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I skipped the Grey part and went right to bald!
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I skipped the Grey part and went right to bald!
One of the sexiest blokes I have ever seen/heard is Partick Stewart .
Maybe there is some truth to baldness being associated with high testosterone levels .
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I wouldn't count on that. Women sometimes have elephant like memories .
Somewhat understated methinks

Back to topic, there is no right or wrong approach here, the OP should do whatever she wants to her air!
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