Do women really age more quickly than men?
New study finds that may not be the case.
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.”
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?
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It is a reality that overall holds up although there are many exceptions- particularly since women have a tendency to take better care of their looks.
Let's face another reality. From 18-25 women have all the advantages in the dating world if they are similarly attractive as their male counterpart. This starts to even out by age 30 and by 50 or older men have an advantage. Those who are in denial of this, well, are in denial.
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