We receive a flood of various questions from our readers on the topic of balding and why some men cannot maintain a full head of hair over time. Read the full article to know do women find bald men attractive?
Two of the most common questions are:
- Do Women Find Bald Men Attractive
- Should I shave my head?
Now we could give you our personal opinion on the matter, but we thought it would be better to go to the source and ask hundreds of women these questions to come to conclusive answers.
So just as we had done for questions such as: “Do women find bald men attractive?” and “What type of body grooming do women find attractive?“, we had a nationwide survey be conducted by a reputable survey company to ensure a quality representative sample.
At the end of this survey, you’ll know what most women think of bald looks or men with male pattern baldness.
Below is a summary of the sample data and related precision estimates.
For more detail, refer to the Survey Methodology here.
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Survey Results: Do Women Find Bald Men Attractive?
We asked women to rate how attractive they find men with a completely bald head on a scale of “very unattractive” to “very attractive”.
Below are the results and analysis:
From a first glance at the overall results, they may not seem super encouraging for us balding men, but to be honest, it really isn’t that bad.
Naturally, a young good looking man today doesn’t want to lose any of his hair follicles.
When this happens, they resort to hair transplants or other means in a desperate attempt to correct their hairless drive and restore their self-esteem – but these methods have their side effects.
Yet, we all know of celebrities like Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Wayne Johnson (the Rock), and Vin Diesel who have no particular hairstyles because of their bald shave.
These Hollywood celebrities have resulted in shaved head looks because of thinning hair and their receding hairline.
Well, only 36% of women find men with clean-shaven heads unattractive, and 28% actually find it a plus!
Additionally, when you look at the breakdown between the different age groups, we see an interesting pattern:
As a majority of men tend to really start losing their hair a little later in life, this is very encouraging.
But some men are unlucky and start losing their hairline during or just after high school and feel they ran out of good luck by becoming baldies at a pretty young age.
Of the 44% of women of age 35 to 44 that find bald men “attractive”, 19% find them “very attractive”.
Additionally, only 19% of these women find the clean-shaven head “unattractive”, with only 7% finding it “very unattractive”.
Still, with these survey results, many men do not feel confident rocking a badass bald look and find ways to cover their bald spot with hair plugs.
Survey Results: When Should You Shave Your Head?
Baldness can also be a result of many factors – the commonest among such factors are genetics and DHT defect.
These generally result in a “lack of hair” pandemic and make many men want to get a comb-over styling.
DHT defects can be corrected over time by applying the right hair growth supplements.
These supplements can be purchased from amazon and most drugstores around the country.
The next major question we wanted to address was at what point (i.e. level of baldness) should one consider shaving their head?
To assess this, we presented women with images of two levels of patterned hair loss on the Norwood Scale (Type II & Type III Vertex), which based on initial research seemed to be on the borderline of when a man should consider shaving their head.
The women were then asked what men with each level of baldness should do with their hair, ranging from growing it out to shaving it off completely.
Below are the results and analysis:
The majority of women believe men with only a mild level of balding (Type II) should keep their hair short (between 1 to 2 inches).
But women’s opinions change drastically when assessing a man with a moderate level of balding (Type III Vertex).
In terms of evaluating the results between the various age groups, the findings are primarily consistent.
Besides that, slightly more women between ages 18 to 24 believe men should grow out their hair when they are at Type II or Type III Vertex level of hair loss.
Other Factors to Consider
It should be mentioned though that other factors come into play as to when one should consider shaving their head as head shape, facial features, etc., can make one look better or worse with a shaven head.
This was supported by many women’s additional commentary provided within the survey responses.
Some men look HOT bald. others don’t. I think it depends on the head.
They must have the right head structure to make it work well.
It’s sexy on some men
So do women like bald men?
Obviously, there are varying opinions, but it seems to be clear that as women get older, they tend to find the clean-shaven head more and more attractive.
And on the topic of whether you should shave your head.
This is something you will have to decide for yourself, but I hope the results presented in this article provided some additional guidance and clarity on the matter.
Lastly, it might interest you to know that though men become more self-conscious when they start having receding hairlines, it is not entirely a bad situation.
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I shaved my head when I was 56 and am now 63. I had more success with good looking women when I had hair on the sides & back & wore a hat than I do now. I do get more women after me, but the quality of the women that are after me are fat & or wrinkly from 45-65. I will brag & say that friends think I am even better looking than Sean Connery or George Clooney, but shaving my head has not made any women give me a 2nd look anywhere I have gone. I am in shape and try to smile everywhere I go, but for me, personally….aint done a thing at getting ATTRACTIVE women after me. Ugly ones all day long every day of the week, but hotties, nope never. I have been on Zoosk for over 10 years & can count on one hand how many hot women have initiated a conversation. On the other hand I have tried to reach out to 1000s of hotties from 39-55 years of age who will VIEW me but not respond to my initiating. So unfortunately for me despite my good looks & build, I am still alone. One more thing. EVERYONE & I sincerely mean EVERYONE thinks I am at most 50. That is 14 years younger than I am for the max. Lowest gaging me at 40. Average 47. So there you have it. Go figure. Bald equals NOT cool. I have lots of buddies that think I am very funny & that being romantic like I am is awesome. OK SO WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? I wish someone could look at my Zoosk pics & look at my SENT box. Tell me wtf I am doing wrong cuz I have tried for over 10 years to get just ONE hot looking woman to go out with. My opinion is the hotter the woman the more hair they want on the man. WHY? Because they warrant it
How tall are you?
My hair started thinning badly in my mid-30s so I decided to shave it off to see what I looked like bald ….. it instantly made me look 10 -15 years older. Women instantly lost interest in me.
From my experience, being bald is bad. I personally dont care if I’m bald and it doesnt bother me one bit, but the lack of attention from women is very depressing and is what makes baldness hated by men.
Thanks for sharing and I’m sorry to hear that. For some going the shaved head look makes them look younger and for some, it makes them look older.
I think too many people try to hang on to the little hair they have and it definitely is not doing them any favors, but it really is a cases by case basis.
There are some options out there. The most expensive but possibly most effective is hair transplant. They have come a long way in this procedure.
The other I think is worth considering is micro-pigmentation.
It is a much more affordable option and the results that I have seen on others is pretty impressive. Have you looked into either of these?
Im going to turkey to have a transplant done next year – for the cost of Micro 3000k and touch-ups vs 4000k inclusive for FUE ill go with the transplant. Cost of hair transplants in the USA – Canada is overkill and I can get the same quality elsewhere.
After I went bald at 26, the number of women who showed interest in me drastically went down. Even now at 33, I am seen to be over 40. If I had the money, then Id get a hair transplant. In dating, confidence and having a good job are the 2 most important things to have. However, I have neither right now. Anyways, in summary, women don’t like bald men.
Sorry to hear about your struggles with women since going bald. I had a pretty decent receded hairline by 26 as well. Before I wasn’t keeping it tight and clean by shaving it a couple times a week and I was not doing myself any favors. But since I have been keeping it really well shaved, I feel I look way better and whether it be from the boost of confidence, the fact that I look better, or a combination of both, I have had more success with women.
Hair transplants are expensive but it might be worth looking into micro pigmentation. It is a far cheaper alternative and maybe something that would fit you. You have to do your research though.
Confidence it’s all you need lady’s love confidence and romanticism im bald:)
Thanks Juan. I agree. That is the most important thing.
lam bald my wife happy she did the same had hair below waist
Listen to yourselves. Women do not want guys who think they can’t get a woman I started going bald when I was 22 years old you guys have it easy. I’m 29 right now I rock the bald head and it’s a girl doesn’t like me so what move onto the next it’s a law of averages you will find one eventually if you let yourself down and sell yourself short then guess what you will be alone be confident I did it a model last year. I am white and bald she just liked my personality. I’m not the best looking guy and I’m not the worst but confidence is key. And try to meet people in the real world when was the last time you actually tried to initiate a date I’ll see about 30 board guys a day with a female on their arm. It’s all in your head and what’s not on it
Mike, who cares what women think? If you want to get a hair transplant for yourself, that’s great. Kind of cringe if it’s just to be attractive to women though.
I started losing my hair in my twenties. I have a brother with perfect hair. I tried shaving for two years and it was not well received. As soon as my hair fell out so did my chances with attractive women. My brother is two years younger and 38 and still attracts girls in their twenties. It’s disgusting. I got two hair transplants just to look mildly normal.
Sorry to hear that Nick, but happy to hear that your hair transplants were a success!
dont know if I would call “mildly normal” a success. I still need more work and Ill never have the head of hair he has. Recently I was helping him at his house and his girlfriend was there who is a knockout hard body. She said I had a good body and butt and wanted my brother to work out more cause shes a fitness person, but he has a decent natural build. I said “he doesnt need to look at his head of hair”. She made another comment and I asked, “you like his hair or want him to have a nice butt” and she thought for about 5 seconds and replied “I really like his hair”.
Losing my hair is a daily struggle, it has nothing to do with confidence and all this study shows is younger guys with hairloss are basically stuck chasing old, gross cougars with kids.
When I shaved my head I had a vast difference in the girl I attracted. They all seemed ghetto, chubby and openly stated their kids right off the bat. So basically if your bald get used to taking care of some “not bald” guys kids for him financially.
I completely disagree with the opinions, but off course cannot dispute the experiences. I have had NO problems and I am bald since the age of about 25. I have also had great jobs – I turned down great jobs too! Off course I have been confused by all of this and wondered, then I asked a few women about me. Sometimes they couldn’t explain my attraction in words – they seem to struggle a bit – but very clearly they were trying to mean something like “style” or “personality” “smile” and facial expressions, went up to “good looking”, only wife uses the word “handsome.”. Still not sure what it is. I can have great conversations about various topics, I know that I am respectful and caring (or try to be!) I have read a lot and quite highly educated – up to postgraduate Masters level. So guys I have been bald for nearly all my adult life. I am now 61, and I can tell you even at this age, I have to be careful about unwanted attention – because I am happily married and devoted to my wife. She is so damn jealous to this day, and our little arguments continue to happen – despite all my attempts to convince her of my love and loyalty for over forty years!!! So there!!!
I think it is down to confidence. I started going bald in my 20s which didn’t help. As a result, I lost a bit of confidence with women. I started shaving it in my 30s and had great results. I also forced myself to be more confident and I regretted not doing it sooner. You have to do it and be confident though and consider the ho;e package – dress well, get fit, smell nice etc… and you will have women approaching you. I did and it was better than when I had a full head of hair.
I like your approach Simon. I think you got it right. Thanks for sharing!
Yes! This is correct
Bingo! You got, guys need to stop going out of there way to please women if more men followed your advice they’d do a lot better with women.
When I dated the model I would ask her if she liked it shaven or grown out. She didn’t care at all. Find a girl who isn’t a bitch and can see past that. I am so pale and white when people saw me with her they said how???? Confidence!!!! My old boss used to say I was the ugliest dude he ever met but he had no idea how I was getting hot women most of them 19 to 21. I will say it is definitely harder to get a date but if you don’t let it get to you it just gives you thicker skin. I have never met one girl successfully online dating being bald but I have dated plenty of girls that I met in person. Get off the computer and go out!
You are asking too general of a question. You should ask the same women & age groups even if they found bald guys attractive, would they pick them over a guy with hair . It should be pointed out that the men in your polls are average looking, not movie or tv star caliber i.e. Jason Statham & all the other hottest looking bald men. I bet that the percentages would drop in the attracted column dramaticallay. I shaved my head & I get mostly homely or fat women on the singles sites viewing me and wanting to chat. THEY think I am hot. When I approach the hotter, younger women I get NOWHERE. Here also is another factor. Who are you asking? General public? Try asking women in your surveys who are hot looking & I bet almost ALL of them will say sorrrrrry no way,to bald dudes or shaved ones. I know it sounds negative & pessimistic but if I had hair on my head I would look like George Clooney even handsomer some girls have told me. Baldness is not a healthy look. Women just like us, love stroking locks of hair. The romance novels show you what they like on the covers. Guys like you see in Magic Mike are the ones chicks drool over or Chippendale dancers. They arent going to go to those places to look at average guys with receding hairlines or shaved heads that might only be 10 pounds overweight. Like us guys being picky, the men that almost all women would love to have sex with are like Patrick Swayze and or tall guys with hair. You take off the hair & there go your chances of meeting someone thats hot (if you are average looking) I am just saying that I am a 8-9 in the 1-10 looks dept but not having hair makes me a 5-6 compared to men of the same caliber with hair. Looking younger does help by shaving the head of all the gray though I will say that. It has made me more popular with the women over 40 but 99% of my responses are ugly women, old women, smokers & biker chick types that smoke & want a guy like me with tatts & cigarettes which I am not. I have read that if you are bald get muscle bound & tan & all that so that you do indeed look like the Jason Statham types or badass Vin Diesel type. That is much easier said than done. Most men do not have the time or energy to pump iron & stick with it. All things considered personally I feel good looking women are a lot pickier than good looking guys are. A buddy of mine thats 20 years younger hit the nail on the head. He said “a few guys like women with big butts but most dont. A few women like guys that are bald but most dont. All you have to do is look around anywhere you go & see how it works. This new scientific study is right about things too. If you are an 8 you can get an 8 or less. If you are a 5 you can get a 5 or less. So me being a bald man with seriously handsome face & decent body….I have to choose women that are 5-6 or less in my own age group too which sucks cuz almost all women in it are U G L Y…….!
Its all confidence,
I have moderate hair loss receeding hairline.
I am secure in my personality.
Whether they are 5 or 6 or 10.
Its all personality and confidence.
I did short hair, and picked up women.
Long bad hair and picked up women.
I also have done with hats too.
Skinned, and women hand over phone numbers. I wasn’t even asking, when I was completely bald. They would stare at my face and just hand it over. Lol
It’s how you hook them in a conversation, and of they like you.
I told my friend I didn’t want to shave it off, Because I got unwanted attention.
I have a 6 to 7 now. That can be 7 plus,
But if we don’t stay together there is someone else. My buddy is not good looking at all very short buzzed hair but, get hot women hitting on him online profiles and when he’s confidant in real life too.
For anyone that (somehow) didn’t know.. “neutral” is female for “no, thanks” / “fuck, no” so generally it’s about 1/3 chance of getting a date / finding love compared to with hair
And I think the vast majority of bald guys would attest to this kind of percentage
But, of course, women really go for PERSONALITY. Because they aren’t actually human. They are a more perfect species than that. I mean, duh?
I made an account just to post this. Some of these guys just sound sad! Damn, no wonder, ladies lost interest with those attitudes. I am 42, shaved my head for over 15 years. Dated tons of beautiful women. Now, I am married to a terrific beautiful wife. I sincerely hope you guys get some more confidence, quit worrying about your hair and grab some good life. Women can sense your attitude a mile away. I say this with the most helpful intentions. Take it or not, it is up to you!
Guys, don’t waste your Money on a hair transplant as results will never give you back a full lush head of hair,been there done that.A good hair piece is the only way to go.They are not cheap and high maintenance,but it has given me back my confidence and youthful appearance.
Thanks Jimbo for your insight. I actually just did micropigmentation and I’m loving it!
You guys are ridiculous and it is no wonder you are struggle with women. I am 38 and have been shaving my head since I was 24. I was a model when younger and not to sound big headed but always had lot of female attention when I shaved my head I found that some girls did not like it but most loved it and I still got just as much attention and some girls was in factuated by my shaved head. Now at 38 I am completely bald and although I don’t get as much attention as in my 20’s I still get woman telling me I am handsome all the time and have a stunning 10/10 wife who only likes bald men as many women do. All my girlfriends over the years loved only bald men and the fact I don’t get as much attention is nothing to do with being bald it’s to do with getting older. Many of your problem is your worries about your hair to much and clearly very in secure being bald is masculine and in my experience women want a man not a big girls blouse who cares about his hair. I mean a hair piece, hair transplants or tattooing your head is very vain not a attractive quality
Im not spending 40k a year for that. Im still going for a hair transplant FUE though some are telling me to get FUT.
It’s not whether bald or a full head of hair… For me… I have tried both I have been rated 8 9 and 10 on dating sites yeah I have about the same luck that the guy said he had on top of all these comments… No it’s not in my head like the one said… And it’s not on my head with hair or without as we are all saying… It just doesn’t make any difference we have a different type of breed of women nowadays and is basically arrogance Independence. …..And quite frankly in my opinion…. annoyance… Women just aren’t what they used to be there finding ways with fake hair body squishing girdles… Fake push-up bras okay… And enough makeup to make a transformation that is no longer identify Bible to the original girl… And it’s making them arrogant… And quite frankly maybe not useless, but in my opinion no good for a man’s expectation… I mean the basics… Just a bad breed… And we’re in a bad time… I haven’t had this problem with foreign women, like Filipino and Hispanics just the American Woman
Thanks for sharing John!
Most women use filters on their profiles… how many men are doing that these days?
Very good question Jon! I will add that to our running list of ideas for the next survey
I was in my early twenties and already experience MPB male pattern baldness and my confidence went with it, because for so long I enjoyed being able to style my hair as I wanted to. I grew it out long, I cut it short, I died my hair on halloween and 4th of july. I didn’t realize how much I would miss having a thick head of hair.
So now all I can do is shave my head. And not only have I been looked down on because of my height which i’m only 5.4ft tall which is shorter than most males, now i have deal with my hair. never being able to style it like these other guys.
I’d rather be fat or chubby than lose my hair and be short. I really hate the dating and beauty standards that I will never be able to live up to in this postmodernist dating world and feminist social heirarchy even in church we see this going on in the dating scene at church.
I’ve known people who were ex-drug users and even had problems cutting themselves be able to married divorced then remarried. It seems there’s no lowest level a man can stoop to in life and still find women willing to date him even when he’s a drug addict sticking needles in his arms and has deep cut marks all over his body or ugly tattoo’s.
I’ve seen women get away with all kinds of perversions and still find men willing to date them even obese women who want their hot stud boys.
Is it just me, or do women have a unfair advantage in the dating scene. I’ve even tried interracial dating and that didn’t workout.
Thanks for sharing your struggles Steven, I know it’s not easy.
If it really bugs you, you can always try out the various solutions. Obviously there is hair restoration, but that is very expensive and has mixed results. But, may I suggest you consider Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)? I personally just had it done a few months ago and I couldn’t be happier! It’s far more affordable and I think it looks great. It’s not for everyone, but worth looking into. But word of warning, go with a professional that is highly qualified and has a long history of happy customers. Don’t try to cut corners or go for the budget option.
Hope this helps!
Has nothing to do with looks.
Some say money. CORRECT…in a sense.
Some say look. CORRECT! in a sense.
Vin Diesel, The Rock, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Tyrese, Terry Crews.
All bald, all sexy, all can have any woman they want.
Here’s the thing…their sex appeal didn’t disintegrate with age. Especially The Rock, who is still recruited by all of Hollywood. They all have confidence and success, and continued ambition….these, more than anything, are what attracts a woman.
I’m a 35 year old and started developing a small bald patch in the back and I decided to go clean shaven…it was a tough decision but then I read an article about how going through with it will boost confidence…AND IT DID!
I’m now seeing a wonderful, gorgeous, skinny, bubbly 23 year old, despite not having a great job or great build…but I am so comfortable and confident with her that it doesn’t matter. I say she looks like a teenage version of Jennifer Aniston…some might say Britt Robertson…still…she’s drop dead gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing and congrats on your very happy relationship!
I do not understand what everyone is trying to say. I went complete bald at age 28, it was best decision made, got promoted to management, got a girlfriend and x1000000 more confidence than my look with few hairs hanging here and there.
Good call Ean! That is the way to go! Just shave it clean. The people who try to hang on to what little they have left is where it really doesn’t look too good. Sporting it with pride shows confidence for sure. Glad to hear you have had such a great success story of embracing it. I hear of far too many stories of the other kind. Thanks for sharing
I’m about to turn 52. I look ten years younger because I take care of myself. My hair started to fall out when I was in my twenties. I was devastated. I was a popular kid. Lot’s of pretty girl friends. I had long blonde hair that was the envy of friends in high school. It took me years of trying to “make the most of what I had” etc… Eventually the hair loss was too great and I felt I had no choice but to shave it. I hated how I looked. Shaving it was better, but I still hated it. Move forward ten years (at around 38)…. Somewhere along the way I realized that it doesn’t fucking matter man! What I hear from some of you guys reminds me of how I used to feel. I wasted years in that place. I am ripped, educated, fun, passionate, successful, and bald as a cue ball. Women love me. Women literally half my age approach me. It’s not about your hair. Sure some women won’t be attracted to you. But bro that’s true for anybody. Many WILL LIKE YOU. It is 100% about how you feel inside. Truth. I get laid like a rock star by smoking hot women. Other men envy me. And I am BALD. So what. Stop telling yourself you can’t get what you want. You can have it man. Take the life you want. It’s not about your hair.
Great to hear Dan! These kinds of success stories are very inspiring!
I started shaving my head at 28 and I have to say I got a lot less interest from the ladies. I do have to admit though it was my confidence level. When I shaved it I started being insecure. Now at the age of 46 people ask me how I am able to get so many women and I have women tell me all the time how they love my head. I’m 5’9” pretty well built sporting a six pack at the age of 46. Judge me if you will but I’m currently dating an 18 year old hottie that was a cheerleader that can’t keep her hands off of me. I get weird looks but I could care less. She said that her generation sucks and the men are about nothing. You may thing sugar daddy but I promise I’m not that guy. She actually pays my way half the time. So guys it’s all about confidence the minute you quit giving a crap is the minute they will come roaring. Guaranteed
A friend has shaved his head for years and years and he’s not even bald. It’s funny but his wife really likes the look on him and she said he’s really like a member of the family because every man from her father to her brothers are bald.
I finally did the shave myself. My wife absolutely loves my bald head and she says it’s the best change I’ve ever made. She was worried about me having possible side effects from hair products for baldness. She loves my look with a mustache.
I shaved my head 4 weeks ago to try the look because of the lockdown. My wife encouraged it and she cut her own hair very short. It was a little difficult with what I had on hand but my wife cut my short with scissors and I took the plunge with a razor. My wife loves it and it’s nice to have no bed head. I was thinning anyway. She ordered a good shaver for mr on the Internet. I’ll keep the style now.
I finally shaved my head after years of trying to cover it up. The truth is my wife absolutely loves how I look. She’s not one to give false compliments either. She said once my head tanned a little to match my face she thought bald looked sexy on me. It hasn’t hurt in work either. I got noticed and promoted. Maybe it helped.
I was balding heavily and shaved my head at 23 years old. In my experience younger woman ages 18-26 do not find this attractive. However as they get older , let’s say 28 onwards it’s not much of issue. My advice is keep yourself in good shape, focus on your career, be confident , be decent and the woman will flock to you . There is some things in life which you cannot do anything about , so focus on the positives you can
Started to go bald at 30, just like my father so it came as no surprise. Genetics played its part. At 37 i shaved my head and I’ve been bald ever since, I’m now 55. 3 years ago my partner for 32 years asked me to grow a beard, which I didn’t think i would have the patience but persevered with it. My beard is well groomed, keep it 9 to 12 inches in length. I have no moustache. I’m a confident person who stands out in the crowd. My advice is work with what you have and get the balance right.
I started feeling it at 17 years old. I was not bald, but it all started then.
I didn’t take care of myself so at the age of 23-24 I buzzed my head. Myself and my girlfriend thought the same at that moment: why I didn’t do it before? And I’m saying that I have even a scar/deformation on my head which is easy to notice from a left side view.
I always had a very thin hair, it was so annoying and also discovered that my head is naturally made being shaved. I’m not 100% bald, but 50% of my hair is gone, and it fully affected the top of my head. I’m 6 feet tall, so is not easy to notice, as I still have little front line. But everyone can say I’m loosing my hair pretty fast. I know some guys might say I have maybe good qualities to compensate baldness, but I’ve suffer a lot since I saw my head with nearly 50% of my hair. When I told my mom, when I was 20, that it was important for me to take care of my problem, she discouraged me saying that my that is bald but happy (he was 55 at that moment lol). In a nutshell, I think we all will have thoughts inside that will make us wonder why this happened to us. And it is normal.
I’m 29 and now taking care of the rest of my hair. I feel genuinely more connected to myself now. Buzzing my head gave me other perspective, just different, but it feels better with myself. Also, just by taking care of myself and keeping my head clean is boosting my confidence. And that is everything.
Another thing is women. I’ve never been a confident person. I noticed before that women could be attracted to me sometimes, sometimes not. But overall I never had interesting sexually charged connections out there. After shaving my head I found out 2 important things: First, it made me a man, and it is genuinely sexy. I’ve had moments out in the streets where I could see women staring at me and they wanted me to notice. It felt very sexy, I felt attractive and that boost my confidence. Second, and super important, being bald/shaved it can be a black and white thing for some women. I’ve found women that I really liked, really, and they would be attracted to me as well. And they’d let me know that, but also made clear that ”it’s important for them to play with their partner’s hair”. So, despite all the attraction, they can tell you a big and no-doubts NO. For others, it can be a negative quality, but others are more important so it’s a positive thing. For the rest, it can be sexy and positive.
So, conclusion, as anything in this world, even if you have hair, everything you have or you don’t have is a factor the other gender will consider when deciding to get close to you or not. A woman might find badlness very attractive, but if you don’t like reading (for example), you’re not matching their prototype (some women find super attractive the pack bald + intellectual).
Said this, wish you the best on your fight.
i married a balding guy but its not as simple as having met him and finding myself attracted to him. i have the phenomena of being able to view him as the younger man he once was. i knew him first when we were 17 and he had the typical “shag cut” or skateboarder-type haircut of the mid-2000’s teens. once high school ended, i soon had an abortion, which ruined my personal youth for real. ill come back to that as a big point in my story. i didnt see this guy, who id hardly ever talked to in my group of friends, for 8 years after that. when we re-met randomly in 2016, he was not the skinny kurt-cobain-haircut guy that id been used to. i wasnt attracted to him and he had a beard, which i also hated. but he was super-cool to talk to, was helping my roommate move into our apartment for days on end, and at that point he had taken me off-guard a couple times with the things hed say to us that others just dont. he thinks differently, and that got my attention- but sorry, you have a beard and you are balding, and not so skinny anymore, so im not interested…… well, by the day that i realized it was probably the last time he’d need to be over there helping my roommate move her stuff in, i somehow felt this sense of NOT wanting him to disappear from my life. i put myself out there and asked if he wanted to hang out. he said yes. we clicked easily, and because i’d known the attractive young man he’d originally intended to be, i decided to focus on those memories when i look at him. as a post-abortive person, my own body is not the same as it used to be, it’s non-fixable, and it haunts me. i mourn for the youth that i totally wasted before adult freedom could really begin. when i discovered in the first place that he was losing hair, it was strange for me to feel actual compassion- normally it would be like “uh, this guy will never have a chance with me,” but since i knew who he’d been, and how painful it had been for me when i ruined my youth, i thought to myself instantly, “his hair was so beautiful before- i bet it was REALLY hard for him to go through losing it.” so long story short i just view him as what he’d intended to be before he lost the hair. just like how i want him to view me as the person i was before i chose abortion. when we got together, i was ready for real commitment at that point in my life, more mature than ever, and im sure that played a factor- going for whats inside more than what the outside seems to be. and i have not regretted it. at first it was a little hard for me to deal with being seen loving on a balding man. i look very young- im actually 5 months older than him but i look years younger- so it probably looks strange to some. but its been almost 4 years now so im used to it and i just feel so much compassion for this amazing person that it doesnt bother me like it would have in the past. im almost 32 now. i dont know for sure that i could have looked past his baldness if i hadnt know him when he still had hair, so thats part of my story here. it is SO true that women are conditioned to reject balding guys. its sad but hard to overcome. i guess id just had enough of the jerks id been with before and was ready for someone who will have the intimate relationship ive wanted from the beginning, and this man happened to be balding.
One thing that gets me with woman is they cover their faces with endless makeup and hair extensions and all other things –
Though I have seen millions of men with buzzed hair or shaved and they have 0 problems finding love or a date.
I am 25 years old and forced to wet shave my head for the past two years due to a severe hair loss. I am still studying at the university and honestly do not have as much attention as I used to with hair or with a hair system. The thing is I find myself in a vicious cycle where the lack of attention leads to low self-esteem..
I do a lot of effort to be my best version possible, I go to the gym, study hard, constantly educate myself, respect others and try to maintain a healthy social life.
I understand when everyone says that confidence is the key but it is very difficult to be confident when everything works against it. I have friends who do 1/10 of the effort I do and still get most girls they want just because they are in the high standard ( tall, tanned and thick hair).
It’s hard to accept the idea that one must be in his late 30s to finally attract women.. sometimes I feel that baldness really stole my youth.. and all I can do is pretend that everything is alright.
Yeah, from your point of view it has stolen your youth. That’s tough for you obviously, but what are you going to do about it? At some point in time your point of view will change (for your sake I hope so anyways). At that time you will have let go what you thought you wanted and finally be so thankful for what you do have. You will then look back and wish you would have felt that way the entire time. Choose today to stop feeling bad for yourself because of something so silly as hair. You can walk right? You don’t have problems with communicating with others? Etc.. You’re getting a college degree and are well on your way in life. Let go of wishing you were that picture perfect dude on Instagram that all the other picture perfect women on Instagram want and start embracing yourself. I promise that you will find exactly what you want if you do that.
Most of these posts are pathetic and it’s sad to see because they are all from able bodied men (with means for internet access). News flash dudes: you didn’t turn out to be the picture perfect athlete/tv-star you thought you would be as a kid. That statement holds true for %99.999 of the world (maybe you had to realize that earlier than your friends (congrats!!!)).
Grow up and make the best of what you have. Unless reincarnation turns out to be real you’re wasting precious time with this silly hair crap my man.
It could be so much worse and you are a smart guy so you know that. Now is the time to use that knowledge.
I’m a 23 year old with mild balding (norwood 3, vertex is fine). Started to take finasteride and minoxidil because I like the look of having some hair (I wear it medium length, middle part). I really don’t care if most women would prefer it to be short. To be honest I think a lot of men would be far happier if they chose their hairstyles based on what they think looks best on them rather than spending all their time fussing over what women think about it.