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Do women really age more quickly than men?

New study finds that may not be the case.

By Kim Anne Jan 23, 2013 7:12PM
Neil Mockford/FilmMagic/Getty Images; Michael Kovac/WireImage

We’ve grown up hearing all about the phenomenon that women age more quickly than men, but as it turns out, the opposite seems to be the case.

According to a study conducted by anti-aging product Forever Youth Liberator by YSL, men believe that they actually age faster than women, not the other way around. The study polled 1,000 women and 1,000 men and found that over half the men believed they start to look old first, with two thirds of men saying they think their wife or girlfriend looks better for their age than they do. 

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“We wanted to discover the age at which men and women most widely consider to be the point of aging,” said a spokesperson for YSL, according to the Daily Mail. “There has always been an assumption that women are more susceptible to age faster than men. But this research shows that this stereotype is changing.”

But why? 'Women have always been much more aware of the aging process and as a result this may mean they are making provisions that men aren't,” said the spokesperson. “Females have had it drummed in to them about the effects that things like smoking, sun exposure and a bad diet can have on their skin and overall appearance, so perhaps women are taking action to fight the signs of aging.”David Mcnew/AFP/Getty Images,

 

The study also found that more men may worry about aging than we think, with two thirds of those polled saying they worry as much as women about the aging process. 

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But it looks like not all those stereotypes have been washed away quite yet. The research also revealed that two thirds of all adults think men become distinguished as they get older, while only 31 per cent said the same of women.

Tell us: Do you think you age better than your partner?

Photos: David Mcnew/AFP/Getty Images, Neil Mockford/FilmMagic/Getty Images; Michael Kovac/WireImage

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158Comments
Feb 1, 2013 5:18AM
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Seems like there are a lot of variables in this article including the difference between being old and being out of shape as well as people's own perceptions.

 

I probably look my age.  I'm bald but I'm in good shape and my wife likes balding men (at least that's what she says and since she thinks Patrick Stewart and that other bald guy from the X files, it is probably true.)

 

I would recommend finding some active activity that you like to do and keep doing it as long as possible.  Reading keeps your mind sharp.

 

A wiseman said "whatever you do, don't get old"!

Feb 1, 2013 4:52AM
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girls  mental age  i s what was always  said to be faster

Feb 1, 2013 4:39AM
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women's mental  age  is faster ,is what has always been said ,

Feb 1, 2013 3:50AM
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Depends on genetics and how much skin damage you have. I'm 21,and know many girls that have used a tanning bed nearly everyday since they were 16. By the time they are 25,they will look 80,000 years old. Guys don't typically use tanning beds,so in that sense they are safe from premature aging. Girls can also use makeup hair dye,get botox,etc. That can make you look a little younger.

Feb 1, 2013 1:43AM
Feb 1, 2013 12:06AM
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the secret to looking young forever is drinking breast milk daily. ever seen an old looking baby??????
Jan 31, 2013 10:29PM
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as a male i say a woman will always look better than a male age not with standing
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