Vanity of Vanities. A story and poll for man and woman alike.  

rm_ironhead1956 60M
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8/17/2006 4:34 am

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Vanity of Vanities. A story and poll for man and woman alike.


King Solomon said that several times in the old testament book of Ecclesiastes.

Now I've heard women bitch all my life that as they get older they just look older. While they say men just get more distinguished looking. Any truth to it?

My high school sweetheart looks me up every few years for one thing. She's having problems with hubby # whatever, blah, blah, blah. I can't imagine why, each new one earns more than the last, but after a while it's not enough. She has 2 sons, 25 & 27 in constant legal problems who still live at home, (reason #2 is history). She got the house then, but #3 wouldn't upgrade, (he's history). S.O.S. with # whatever, I've lost count. But DUH she can never figure it out. Now she's worried, "she's getting older", "I don't look as good as I did" (who does), "problems w/sons" a.k.a. LOSERS. But it is always the same, we talk, (neutral place), she calls (urgently needs to talk, can she come over), she shows up at the door, (just stopping by). Then she loves me, (time for GREAT sex), then things worked out with hubby # whatever. Kind of like that old Neil Simon play "Same Time Next Year", except it's 3-5 years between times. Anyway its always the same, the sex just gets better. I admit it I'm a whore.

One thing hasn't changed about her, she is pretty. Now she's not the same petite young lady who had to quit college, (dance scholarship), because she got pregnant. She's a middle aged mother of 2, never lost the childbearing weight, laugh lines (wrinkles) around the mouth and eyes.
But hey we're not kids anymore.

We sat over coffee the other day and she said she had something for me. She reached into her purse and hands me a bottle of really expensive wrinkle
cream, "because you're looking your age", I almost fell over. I didn't say anything, I will admit that I do use 1 "vanity" product. My goatee has been gray for 20 years, and I don't have any other gray. So I TOUCH it up, not color it, a little gray is fine. I don't care how much time a woman spends getting beautiful. She can do whatever it is that she thinks, feels or fools herself into thinking makes her beautiful. Whatever floats her boat, as long as we're not late.

Now I ask you MAN AND WOMAN ALIKE.

Do women just look older when they age, or just get better?

Do men get more distinguished looking, or just older?

Has anyone ever tried to push their vanity on to you? If so, how? and how did you feel?

How many men use various vanity products, or will admit it?

curiousinlorain7 59F

8/17/2006 6:07 pm

Do women just look older when they age, or just get better? MOST normal women... just seem to look older.. unless we use vanity stuff

Do men get more distinguished looking, or just older? MOST men...seem to age well...those laugh lines and grey hair seem to make them more distinguished

Has anyone ever tried to push their vanity on to you? If so, how? and how did you feel? I'm a large woman..many other men/women try to tell me what diet plan I should do... you can imagine how that makes me feel....


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