I saw this article in the HuffPost yesterday and knew I’d have an opinion about it. First, I’m a trained social scientist, and I need to know a lot more about how this poll was conducted (there are no links in the article to the original research, just notes that it was conducted by Allure Magazine, PlasticSurgery.org, and BuildMyBod).
Second, I’m a middle aged woman and I got the sads/mads about how youth-fixated we are. The men surveyed said female beauty peaks at age 29, women said at age 31. Both genders agreed women are most sexy at age 30. Oh, rubbish.
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If the respondents were all age 18-35, then I accept that this is their youthful opinion. They have limited exposure to and experience with midlife role models. If this is the collective opinion of Americans of all ages, woe to us! My “peak” was almost 30 years ago? I’ve been on the steady path to decrepitude for 30 years?
Here’s my response to the survey questions, and I’d love to hear yours in the comments:
- Women’s beauty peaks at: any given day, when she’s feeling smart, strong and loved. Oh for sure, my skin was smoother and my waist smaller when I was 30 but that wasn’t my “peak”.
- When is a woman most sexy?: same answer, when she feels smart, strong and loved. Or is listening to a great Springsteen song, or dancing in the dark, or laughing.
Have a wonderful, zesty day and stay fabulous,