Do we really notice the cellulite and the baldness?

Posted by Ria, 16 Jun 09

Cellulite. Baldness. Women spend $10 million a year on anti-cellulite products (which even research hasn’t proven they make any considerable change) while dudes spend over $3 billion in trying to combat even the slightest signs of baldness – when 40% of the people who suffer from hair loss are women!

Yes … baldness has always been the bane of most men with only two products in the market that really work: Rogaine and Propecia. But much as men spend all those billions fighting this ‘monster’, do women really care whether a man is balding?

Kate is a woman who has dated a number of balding men and finds it strangely comforting. "I quite like the feel of a bare head," she says. "It kind of doesn't make me feel so bad about my own foibles; especially my cellulite."

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Speaking of cellulite, much as singer and actress Jennifer Lopez’s has the world famous insured butt, she has the cellulite to match. We women obsess about those bumps on our butts, thighs, stomach. But do men really give a rats a** about it? Do they even notice its there? I asked my pal if my cellulite was showing on the tight dress I had put on and he went: “What exactly is cellulite. All I know is having it is like ungodly.” And it hit me: Men probably have no idea what cellulite is but they don’t like it anyway.

We spend so much time and money trying to get rid of these enemies - baldness and cellulite. Do we do it to please ourselves or because we believe they will deter us from scoring with members of the opposite sex? Do we really notice this stuff or are we just pre-disposed to believing we don’t like them?

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  1. Posted: 26 Sep 09

    Thanks for the article Ria. This is my point all the time that the men on the site keep acting like the women need to look "pretty", "sexy", "attractive", "physically appealling", etc. and then they have the nerve to not even be attractive themselves OR to hide their profile pictures. Come on. For years, off and on, I listened to a nightly radio show called "Love Line" where Dr. Drew kept saying men don't care really, they're just glad we want them. I agree. Men don't care until the media (driven by the beauty manufacturers) tells them how women must be in order to be desired. It's kept women down and fighting amongst ourselves. Well, that is until the baldness and the six-pack. Yay!!! I love it that now men have to struggle to try to impress us. They get to feel self conscious about their looks like they've made us feel forever. Now women are corp execs on a more regular basis and wield such power that men are often intimidated and feel inadequate. And back to the site, all those guys whose looks don't match up (or even those who do), must learn to appreciate the content of a woman's character because frankly, at some point everything sags, balds, dimples, drys out, fattens up or fades, but your content of character (yay Dr. MLK), your passion for life, your dedication to love, your compassion for others and your ability to communicate effectively are all you really have. We're here on this planet in this life experience to interact with each other, to touch and be touched (why we have skin) and to leave the world and its people better than we found it.

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  2. Posted: 03 Sep 09

    I'm a teenager and not over wieght but I can't seem to get rid of the cellulite on the back of my legs? Are there any specific workouts that target that area. I need to know how to get rid of cellulite on thighs explained here. thanks

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  3.   allikat says:
    Posted: 22 Jul 09

    i kno when you really love someone, or are really attracted to certain parts of them...you tend not to see, or care about other things.

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  4.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 28 Jun 09

    That is a pretty picture that you posted . I Realize sometimes when I put in my 2 cents / Others may Expect a Quarter . I Apologize to any that I have Offended on Blog topics . Just a Common Man , Retired and never need a Screen Saver cause Computer is My Life . May walk in 20 times a day and Check in . Comment on what I read at that time . Take a Shower and back out to Sweat again / It is Summer and the weather is Fine . 100 degrees in the shade . Hair Loss / it wood be Like throwing Good Money after Ill spent funds . CELLULITE / Gristle on untrimmed Beef Steak , we still cook it .

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  5.   rarestgold says:
    Posted: 28 Jun 09

    A word of advice to all the guys going bald, work with what you have - you would be surprised at the number of women who would rather have a guy that's treating them right and going bald, than a guy with a head full of hair treating them bad. Trim it up, take pride in you and show some confidence, it's very sexy on a guy. Women and cellulite? A story as old as time and we'll never stop checking the mirror but we too have learned to live it. None of us are perfect and never will be.

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  6.   starthai says:
    Posted: 18 Jun 09

    No matter how skinny someone is most people have cellulite at some level. If it's so disturbing eat more broccoli, jog or do other types of leg workouts. Hazelpride you make a good point.

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  7.   hazelpride says:
    Posted: 17 Jun 09

    I think this obsessing of physical appearance has gone out of control. Frankly speaking I think it is ridiculous, yet very contagious. Most people are being swallowed into that pit of obsessing about their weight, their look and so on. It is the society we live in, media plays an important role in driving this across. There would not be a demand for women and men to enhance their looks through cosmetic surgery and other unnatural ways if the physical look was not that important. The weird part it is so prevalent in the western countries. With that said, I feel that man do notice, and most know what they want, but it does not mean all men are put off with something as petty as cellulite, but there is a reasonable percentage who notice.

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  8.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 17 Jun 09

    Ilearn something New everyday , Thank you Good Lookin '

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  9.   fkoi says:
    Posted: 17 Jun 09

    If those figures are correct, $10M from women alone combating cellulite and $3B from just the men trying to turn back their hairlines, it is rather apalling. I get if of course. We'd all like to be the perfect us, whatever that means. However, those numbers mean that some balding cat or cellulite kitty spent countless hours and dollars developing the products that are being absorbed by the public. The three leading causes of death in the U.S. are heart disease, cancer and stroke. Imagine if we put all those resources to work curing those diseases. Or what if people stopped being so self-absorbed, accepted who they are and went out looking for someone else to help with important things? It would be a different world. Well, I'm off to the tanning salon before my plastic surgeon appointment.

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  10.   Ria says:
    Posted: 17 Jun 09

    Homesteader,I was only driving a point across... We love obsessing about things we can do very little about.

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  11.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 17 Jun 09

    P.S. I spent , $5.00 on a Haircut back in the Last Millenium and the Female Hairdresser told me that I had Beautiful , Abundantly full Fine Soft Hair . That , I should indeed allow it to grow for " Locks-of-Love " . You need to Quit being so Picky about others . My hair someday will be made into a Wig for one Less Fortunate than I . Action will indeed speak Louder than tearing apart others because of Natural Body agelessness .

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  12.   homesteader says:
    Posted: 17 Jun 09

    Now that you mention it ; There was alot of hair on my Shower screen yesterday , today and probably Tomorrow . Sometimes people would be Better off not Worrying about the inevitable parts of growing day bye day in life . Ria , I always thought Jennifer Lopez Looked Fine / If you , yourself loooked as Good as her , Would you Desire others to Judge your Appearance ?

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