Discussion in 'The Impact of Hair Loss' started by The Curse of Dolkite, Dec 5, 2017.
Agreed - although there are anomalies who aren't too impacted by advanced balding
Exactly. Also being significantly diffuse also belongs in that chart with advanced NWs. Since without density, everything is lost. A so called thin Norwood 3 (in reality diffuse Norwood 5/6) is effectively bald and aesthetically suffers almost as much as the advanced Norwood.
Norwood 1 and 2 i still cant tell the difference between other than nw1 looking low iq and monkey like often
You sure theres a dip zircon?
My teenage Norwood was my best feature. I'm fairly average looking but could get by well into upper range with perfect NW1. I will get it back along with more density with my second transplant.
Jesus...so most guys here wouldn't care if they were bald if they were over six feet tall?
All I read here is how badly guys want to get laid and how since some girls are into big bald guys, that's all that matters. Are guys this desperate? They don't care how girls perceive them as long as they get their dick wet? I swear, I've never heard more bullshit pickup artist crap or "incel" nonsense.
I'm with you.
Your perception of how women perceive men is almost certainly fiction.
My comments were about how men perceive how women see them. So you figure that as long as the guy is big/tall enough, his baldness doesn't matter?
It matters much less as you still have the most important thing going on. A millionaire can lose half his money, but a paycheck-to-paycheck guy can't lose his job.
Imagine if a thin woman went on a women's forum and said that she would prefer to be fat, because only the wrong kind of guys prefer thin women. She might say that only men with control issues prefer thin women.
That's what you're doing.
That assumes that if you're tall/big enough, hair doesn't matter to women and it does to most of them. While some women will still find you attractive, it's going to be:
a) Trashy types who think men should look like they can kick ass. The kind that find wrestlers, cops, soldiers, bouncers, and other authority types hot.
b) Big women who want a big man to make them look better by comparison (e.g., "I love that finally I get to feel small next to someone!")
c) Less attractive, often older women who figure that a guy who has lost his hair probably isn't picky about his partner's looks.
I have the same problem everyone else here has: we fear that people will get the wrong impression of us because we're bald. Just because you think the problems of baldness are erased if you're big enough to adopt some silly Badass stereotype doesn't mean my issues aren't as valid. This isn't a contest to see who has it worst. Some guys here wish they were tall/big enough to adopt the Badass image, but that doesn't mean I am obligated to love it nor feel ashamed to forsake what other guys (not other women, notably) think is attractive.
your face isnt manly enough to do the badass thing anyways
I really disagree with this.
I've got tattoos and muscles - and while I don't have the bad boy personality - I may have a bit of a bad boy look.
When I was at university between the age of 27-30 I met and dated plenty of phd students and seminar leaders.
Hot is hot. Attractive is attractive. Hardly revelations but it needs to be said that saying 'only trashy women like tough guys' is a cope.
Whether working class or middle class, most women will not say no to this....
Hit the nail right on the head.
I promised myself I wouldn't ever humor you with a sincere response, but here we go. Who says that being tall means you MUST be a badass? This is some weird fantasy world you're living in. The fact of the matter is yes, hair is the most important aspect of a young (30 and under) man's appearance. End of story. But height is a very, VERY close second. Have you ever thought to yourself that there is much more to being tall than just being a "badass?" Height is universally seen as a more masculine, alpha trait to have. Being tall commands more respect, and women are naturally drawn to height. There are plenty of normal looking guys, but because some are 6'2 as opposed to 5'7 they will naturally get more respect from women, as well as the people they come across in daily life. There is plenty of evidence that supports this. If you're tall but still fail with women, it's because of either one or both of the below reasons:
1. You're hideously ugly despite your height
2. You have severe mental problems
Now, I wouldn't say you have severe mental problems per se, but you're definitely suffering from some major BDD. I saw your pic (no stalker), and you don't come across as a badass, thug, or any other synonymous term. Have you thought to yourself that maybe women are drawn to you not because they think you're a "badass," but because you're tall? Women (especially non-white) love tall, Caucasian men.
So in short, no you don't have the same problems everyone here has, and NO your problems aren't as valid. You're complaining about being tall; imagine a homeless person hearing a billionaire complaining about not having enough rooms in his mansion to store all his gold. That's what short guys are thinking when they see you post your nonsense.
To answer the op's question: "Is looking badass the only option you have?"
No there is the option that most of us bald guys choose. It's the option to look like an ass.
I'd like to know more of what you mean by BDD. I don't think 6'3" is freakishly tall, but it's enough where I get remarks (almost always from men) every month or two. To me, BDD means I think I'm hideously ugly or freakishly big/tall.
That pic is not how I normally dress. I love how people used to dress up all the time and hate the current trend of wearing your pajamas to the supermarket, but fedoras have become politically loaded and in my profession, even wearing a tie is suspect (I'm a copywriter).
It's hard for me to accept that I'm going to turn off a lot of women who might give me a chance if I had hair.
I'm not tall. I am fit, but need to drop like 15 lbs.
I have always said when I shave my head the caliber of woman interested in me drops. Some are cute but there is a caveat of some sort. Others are just kind of more ghetto. It's actually still more female attention than when I don't shave though, just the wrong kind.
If I was single is still clean that up tho, I like a trashy bitch!
I wish I was 6' tho, just as man alone it seems like a more male height than 5-8.
Also yes more woman will take a bald guy if he is tall than a shorter one, everything is a compromise in the end.
This is kind of a response to a few people but I'm too lazy to quite right now
I've looked at a lot of male celebs who shaved their heads for a role or because they're getting older. It's fascinating to see what women are still interested vs. those who say their attraction is gone.
I wonder how many of us on here can't help but wonder, no matter how attractive we are bald/balding, how much better we'd look with a full head of hair.
When you start to lose your hair, you can no longer count on looking youthful or cute. Maybe that's why people here value height and masculinity so much. Most people, men or women, want someone who looks young.