Has your facial structure changed over the years?

  • 1AlanZSky

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    Aug 29, 2015 7:37 PM GMT
    Edit: I look at myself when I was very young at 5 years old and I see that I have not changed in the sense that you could recognise me from my younger days. I am just a bigger version of my younger self and in the sense I have not "aged". In the sense that you could tell as I aged you know that I am that person. My smile is the same, etc.

    Has your facial structure changed over the years?

    Anecdotally I have heard from a large proportion of people that many gay men have facial features that do not change much over the years. Is that true, do you think?

    Some people change drastically from the age of 5 and you can tell they have changed dramatically.

    Are you confused?

    Edit2: As in boyish features. Do you think many gay men have "boyish" features?
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Aug 29, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
    I just realized that dramatically and drastically has similar connotations.

    Edit: *have*
  • FuerteC

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    Aug 29, 2015 8:30 PM GMT
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2494164/Could-face-shape-betray-gay-straight.html

    article-2494164-194C631600000578-524_306

    article-2494164-194C632200000578-812_306

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/11/07/study-gay-and-straight-men-have-different-face-shapes-and-gay-men-are-more-masculine/
  • FuerteC

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    Aug 29, 2015 8:32 PM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREHomosexual men showed relatively wider and shorter faces, smaller and shorter noses, and rather massive and more rounded jaws, resulting in a mosaic of both feminine and masculine features. In Study 2, we tested the accuracy of sexual orientation judgment from standardized facial photos which were assessed by 80 independent raters. Binary logistic regression showed no effect of attributed sexual orientation on self-reported sexual orientation. However, homosexual men were rated as more masculine than heterosexual men, which may explain the misjudgment of sexual orientation. Thus, our results showed that differences in facial morphology of homosexual and heterosexual men do not simply mirror variation in femininity, and the stereotypic association of feminine looking men as homosexual may confound judgments of sexual orientation.”
  • mystery905

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    Aug 29, 2015 9:07 PM GMT
    I have always had a 'baby'/'boyish' face.

    I do notice how it has changed subtly through the years, though.

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    Aug 29, 2015 9:16 PM GMT
    FuerteC said
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREHomosexual men showed relatively wider and shorter faces, smaller and shorter noses, and rather massive and more rounded jaws, resulting in a mosaic of both feminine and masculine features. In Study 2, we tested the accuracy of sexual orientation judgment from standardized facial photos which were assessed by 80 independent raters. Binary logistic regression showed no effect of attributed sexual orientation on self-reported sexual orientation. However, homosexual men were rated as more masculine than heterosexual men, which may explain the misjudgment of sexual orientation. Thus, our results showed that differences in facial morphology of homosexual and heterosexual men do not simply mirror variation in femininity, and the stereotypic association of feminine looking men as homosexual may confound judgments of sexual orientation.”



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    Aug 29, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
    My facial structure/appearance has changed quite a bit. Actually for the better in my middle years. I finally lost the awkward geeky look I had during my school years.

    My prime years were mid-30s to about 50. Then my face started chubbing out. Still is.

    Not much I can do about it. Most men do the same. Not a lot a wrinkles, just facial fat.

    The bizarre thing is that when I look into a mirror I still see the "young me". When I look at a recent photograph I see the unpleasant reality. Strange how our minds adjust these things. There's some fancy psychological term for it I can't recall, but I experience it every day.
  • Zigs_01

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    Aug 29, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
    I have way more facial hair from when I was 16 and 21.
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    Aug 30, 2015 3:25 AM GMT


    I blame late bloomer-ship, my body was still changing, growing well into my 20's icon_redface.gif




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    Aug 30, 2015 2:28 PM GMT
    robbaker saidSee that's what's wrong with the gay society always based someone on their looks and don't look from within . What's hot and not what's in and out .now i know why most gay men in their 40s and up prefer these 20something year old boys


    Calm the fuck down, sir
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    Aug 30, 2015 2:50 PM GMT
    robbaker saidDuh it's called aging getting old .get with it gay men you're not going to stay 21 forever with circuit boy looksicon_mad.gif


    Exactly my thought !!icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 30, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    My face has grown a little less round, leaner and more sculpted, than it was when I was in my twenties. In fact, just last week, an ex of mine (we dated 27 years ago) said I was hotter now than I was then. I don't know, you be the judge - the "tuxedo" and "orange jacket" pics in my profile were taken in my mid- and late-20s (though more recent, shirtless pics don't exactly focus on my face).

    No wrinkles, but since you're talking about structure I'll admit that in some positions the tarp hangs a little loose from the scaffolding.

    To best understand what I'm talking about see this short "Golden Girls" clip:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjzyyj-PC2s
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 31, 2015 1:28 PM GMT
    robbaker saidDuh it's called aging getting old .get with it gay men you're not going to stay 21 forever with circuit boy looksicon_mad.gif
    You are such a bitter, repugnant man. Will you delete your profile and just go away. Your belligerent, childish ranting is very old and quite offensive.icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 31, 2015 10:58 PM GMT
    Like Eagermuscle, my face too had become less round and more elongated over the years. I dare say that because of this, I actually look better facially now than in my younger years, but conversely, under my chin is more receding, that is to say, more merged with the neck.
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    Aug 31, 2015 11:25 PM GMT
    Most of us (except for maybe Raquel Welch) change as the years go by. I look somewhat the same, but you judge for yourself. I have new photos of myself in my profile, and one close up taken at college graduation, 35 years ago.
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    Aug 31, 2015 11:55 PM GMT
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    Raquel Welch is now old enough to have changed…a smidgen.

    Christie Brinkley and Donna Mills (from "Knots Landing" and "Play Misty for Me") are several years younger.

    Today on the elliptical I saw Donna Mills on a daytime soap on footage DAYS old if that) - she hasn't changed one bit.

    Bitch.
  • Svnw688

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    Sep 01, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    My face changed quite a bit from age 5 through age 16 or so. But from 16 to now I think it's the same except for some natural aging. The shape and structure hasn't changed, just the skin and facial hair, etc. that comes with aging.

    I do not think gay guys have more boyish features--or at least it is not something I have noticed. I do think gay men look better than straight men, but I think that is because gay men care more about their appearance (they dress better, do their hair better, groom themselves more). The difference, in my opinion, is not because of some genetic, structural or underlying cellular difference. Just like most Americans (gay and straight) look better than most poor foreigners. It's nothing inherent or racial or ethnic, it's because we can afford better doctors, dentists, clothes, and grooming products than many in the "developing" nations. Shocker, most wealthy people look better (again, on average) than poorer people.
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    Sep 01, 2015 10:41 AM GMT
    I feel it has over time turned for the worst but I wasn't really attractive from the beginning so it wasn't that much of a big deal to me.

    My nose has definitely gotten a lot bigger than it used to be.
    Saving up money so that one day I can get something real done about my face.

    Right now I'm not in any particular rush, just steadily saving until I have enough.
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 01, 2015 12:53 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidMy face changed quite a bit from age 5 through age 16 or so. But from 16 to now I think it's the same except for some natural aging. The shape and structure hasn't changed, just the skin and facial hair, etc. that comes with aging.

    I do not think gay guys have more boyish features--or at least it is not something I have noticed. I do think gay men look better than straight men, but I think that is because gay men care more about their appearance (they dress better, do their hair better, groom themselves more). The difference, in my opinion, is not because of some genetic, structural or underlying cellular difference. Just like most Americans (gay and straight) look better than most poor foreigners. It's nothing inherent or racial or ethnic, it's because we can afford better doctors, dentists, clothes, and grooming products than many in the "developing" nations. Shocker, most wealthy people look better (again, on average) than poorer people.

    Literacy and toothbrushes were a huge leap forward for human society, in terms of increased longevity and prosperity. I would now say that skincare is the new toothpaste. There is no reason why you can't have smooth glowing skin throughout your thirties, with a proper skincare regimen, just as there's no reason you can't keep your teeth. I would recommend using anti aging oils and avoiding direct sunlight on your face, and you'll look ten years younger than those who just use conventional grooming methods.
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    Sep 02, 2015 11:10 AM GMT
    Everyone said I looked better after growing up facial hair. Thanks god for the gene. Who says Asians cannot grow beard :p
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    Sep 02, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    No, you know I still look like a 5 year old icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Sep 02, 2015 8:33 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Svnw688 saidMy face changed quite a bit from age 5 through age 16 or so. But from 16 to now I think it's the same except for some natural aging. The shape and structure hasn't changed, just the skin and facial hair, etc. that comes with aging.

    I do not think gay guys have more boyish features--or at least it is not something I have noticed. I do think gay men look better than straight men, but I think that is because gay men care more about their appearance (they dress better, do their hair better, groom themselves more). The difference, in my opinion, is not because of some genetic, structural or underlying cellular difference. Just like most Americans (gay and straight) look better than most poor foreigners. It's nothing inherent or racial or ethnic, it's because we can afford better doctors, dentists, clothes, and grooming products than many in the "developing" nations. Shocker, most wealthy people look better (again, on average) than poorer people.

    Literacy and toothbrushes were a huge leap forward for human society, in terms of increased longevity and prosperity. I would now say that skincare is the new toothpaste. There is no reason why you can't have smooth glowing skin throughout your thirties, with a proper skincare regimen, just as there's no reason you can't keep your teeth. I would recommend using anti aging oils and avoiding direct sunlight on your face, and you'll look ten years younger than those who just use conventional grooming methods.


    Good advice. I often wear caps outside and religiously apply sunscreen to my face (and body) before going outdoors in the summer (my b/f HATES the smell, which is funny because I love the smell, I suppose he associates it with a bad memory?).

    Anti-aging oils? I only use those Biore strips to get out blackheads and clean my pores, a Neutrogena face scrub about once a week, and I sometimes apply Cold Cream at night if my face feels less than fresh. I only gently wash my face once a day with dove bar soap.

    I know my face/skin regimen isn't very stellar. Any recommendations or specific products?