Originally Posted by magstphil
Obviously I am not him but I find this question interesting. Doesn't everyone essentially "settle" in one for or another with their mate or even date? I mean I love beards but my DH doesn't really grow facial hair.
I wouldn't say "settle", but I have to agree. If I were to create my hypothetical "perfect" man, on a physical level, he'd have very little body hair, and the hair on his head would be close to his butt. DH is fairly hairy, and thinks his hair is too long when it gets past a buzz cut (okay - that's not quite true, but he wears it very short). I don't settle for him, though - I find him incredibly sexy. (I'm not huge on facial hair, either, but dh does wear a beard sometimes. I like his face the way it is without a beard...but at least with a beard, he looks old enough for me.)
re: shaving, in general. I've only seen the idea that female shaving is to make us look younger/pre-pubescent, etc. in the last few years. Growing up, I always assumed it was intended more to exaggerate the differences between men and women, because men tend to have a lot
more body hair. I never thought shaving made anybody look younger...
Someone mentioned the shaving and a certain look with respect to strip clubs. I can't even count that into normal day to day stuff, in some ways. Those guys are already there
to gawk at naked women. It's not an accurate mirror on normal male/female interactions, imo. I don't to get into UAVs, but dh quite likes that I shave, but it has little or nothing to do with how it looks
, and he wouldn't bat an eyelash if I stopped (I have a few times...shaving down there is hard in late pregnancy).