New generation more attractive?

  • beaujangle

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    Nov 23, 2015 12:35 PM GMT
    I observe that each new generation seems to be getting more attractive. Am I right? Due to better a diet, etc?

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    Nov 23, 2015 4:21 PM GMT
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    beaujangle saidI observe that each new generation seems to be getting more attractive. Am I right? Due to better a diet, etc?


    Yeah, right, in bizarro land maybe.

    Meanwhile back to reality, the only thing thinning about the younger generation is their herd.

    Even Asia is seeing childhood diabetes now.

    https://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas/5e/south-east-asia
    ...The South-East Asia Region has one of the highest estimates of prevalence of type 1 diabetes in children, with 111,500 affected. In 2011, an estimated 18,000 children under the age of 15 in the region developed type 1 diabetes.

    India accounts for most of the children with type 1 diabetes in the region....


    Here's childhood & teenage obesity rates over time USA:

    http://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/aspe-childhood-obesity-white-paper
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    So more attractive than we older guys were when we were kids? No.

    And part of the problem with this is a little thing called reserve capacity, which essentially means that the healthier you were earlier in life, the better you will withstand later aging.

    So more and more, many of these kids are not just starting life off at a disadvantage but later in life they'll likely experience more complications and earlier, more painful deaths with longer, more drawn out diseases.

    Not pretty.
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    Nov 23, 2015 4:37 PM GMT
    Cameras and their applications (picture & video) have only become accessible to everyone in the last 10 years as well as the viewing apparatus. Think about the earlier generations. Was camera use widespread then? Did everyone have a device where they could view images?
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    Nov 23, 2015 4:50 PM GMT
    Nope. You're just getting older. Your taste has widened, I'd assume
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 23, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
    It is just style. New looks more interesting. I distinctly remember thinking a certain haircut on a guy in the late 1970's had to be the definitive masculine haircut. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone today. Some styles look bad like the hipster beards but then they also brought the retro haircuts like your example that look super. Just style. The guys underneith the look are probably no better or worse though since the Calvin Klein underwear ads in Times Square, men-as-sex-objects has exploded and made man-lust more available-- a trend I totally endorse. And I think they gym trend is healthy but also looks great.
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    Nov 23, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidIt is just style. New looks more interesting. I distinctly remember thinking a certain haircut on a guy in the late 1970's had to be the definitive masculine haircut. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone today. Some styles look bad like the hipster beards but then they also brought the retro haircuts like your example that look super. Just style. The guys underneith the look are probably no better or worse though since the Calvin Klein underwear ads in Times Square, men-as-sex-objects has exploded and made man-lust more available-- a trend I totally endorse. And I think they gym trend is healthy but also looks great.



    ^This


    Style too, in my youth, 70's, every guy wanted his hair and it HAD to be over the ears. Any hair considered "short" above the ears, was military only, at the time. "Pumping iron" at the same time, was only for serious body builders or known athletes. Today, short hair above the ears and a gym or toned male bod is now the norm, for most young guys, gay or straight

    I would never wear this haircut now, extremely dated.

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    Nov 24, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
    Two random thoughts:

    I remember in the seventies one of my mom's friends commenting that teens were cuter then in her day but attributed it to softer blow dryer hairstyles and better orthodontia.

    Around that time I read the novel "Jaws" and was struck by passage describing how the sweat of the straighter-teethed new generation of beach kids smelled like.. perfume?
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    Nov 24, 2015 6:26 AM GMT
    ^ Damn, I'm too tired to find it, but there was a paper in one of the ACS journals last week that "surveyed" the volatiles coming off of undergrads. Basically, they are all oozing silicone.

    I do think kids are getting bigger. I have to look up at all of my cousins kids. I looked down on all my grandparents. Could be nutrition. Could by hybrid vigor.

    Certainly all of my asian friends are head and shoulders taller than their parents. That clearly seems to be the effect of infant nutrition and childhood vaccinations.
  • slimnmuscly

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    Nov 24, 2015 2:01 PM GMT
    The younger generation as a whole may not be more attractive, given the soaring childhood obesity rates, etc. But I think the hottest young guys today are hotter than their counterparts from previous generations due mostly to the greater prevalence of weight training (just like there are more well-built middle-aged guys than there used to be).
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    Nov 24, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidTwo random thoughts:

    I remember in the seventies one of my mom's friends commenting that teens were cuter then in her day but attributed it to softer blow dryer hairstyles and better orthodontia.

    Around that time I read the novel "Jaws" and was struck by passage describing how the sweat of the straighter-teethed new generation of beach kids smelled like.. perfume?


    Not so random at all. Younger people these days, those in their 40s and below, have noticeably better teeth. I'd attribute it to the electric toothbrush, fluoride, and twice year dental cleaning. Once it was discovered that bacteria were the cause of tooth decay, it was relatively easy to stop the disease. Add to that the orthodontia, and voila! It's kind of a turn-on to see a set of good looking ivories on a handsome guy!

    As for that beach smell, I think Peter Benchley mistook Coppertone for Heaven Scent.
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    Nov 24, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
    Lots of good points brought up by most you guys. But also I think there's a lot of counter currents in this. One mentioned, steroid use vs working out. Both can make a difference in how youth displays. It used to be that no one developed much of a chest until their 20s and now you sometimes see that in teens, for instance, though still very much the exception.

    But also I'd mention another: that even though gym use might be up, overall activity level is probably down significantly.

    Do kids walk from one part of town to the next to visit their friends or are they shuttled by helicopter parents? Do young adults walk to campus or even ride their bikes, or do they take their car the whole mile from their off campus housing to the garage parking at school? Every day activity level has to be way more affecting of health and looks than gym use, just by the numbers.

    Though gyms have pretty much always been around...

    (here's my grandpa at the gym in the early 1900s, I'd guess around 1920ish--and he kept that bod in that shape his entire life)
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    ...I didn't start using gym weights until my late 30s, I think it was. That doesn't mean I didn't have a good bod as a teenager (pardon the hippy hair and fake mustache)
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    or in my 20s (I'd do me)
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    as did my partner in his 20s or 30s (not certain when these pics are from, either the 1970s or 80s but I think by that boat that its the 70s)

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    Ain't nothin' wrong with that even by "today's standards".

    We didn't use steroids, we didn't use a gym back then either. Those bods are just healthy eating (aside from that we partied our asses off) and our every day activity level. And that's what most of our friends looked like, not the pudgy kids you see today.

    I think maybe the biggest change has been less acne. All we had was Stridex pads. We didn't have proactiv.
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    Nov 24, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
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  • rnch

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    Nov 24, 2015 4:37 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidMore people are working out than ever these days.

    It's evident in just about any gym you go to as can be seen with all the cramped gyms and overcrowding. icon_rolleyes.gif

    So many young guys are taking steroids and that is the reason why so many of them have phenomenal builds at such a young age. It's a huge problem in England where steroid use is rampant and the majority of users aren't even athletes. They just want to look good.




    Agree.
  • josephmovie

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    Nov 24, 2015 5:09 PM GMT
    I work near a university and see loads of late teen and twentysomethings and I'm generally surprised about how bad they look - overweight, bad skin, thin hair. Sure, there are some great looking ones but on the whole it's pretty bad, particularly the women who are nearly all fat.

    I have also noticed that just as men mature earlier physically they also hit their peak and decline earlier as well. The peak tends to be mid/late teens.
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    Nov 24, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    Meh. Everybody on frat row was doing steroids 30 years ago. One supplier even made regular deliveries, like the milk man. Nothing new there.
  • Buddha

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    Nov 24, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    No, it's just with youtube and everything becoming more global, I think people who are attracted are more easily noticed.
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    Nov 24, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
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    A rather remarkable resemblance to US Olympic swimmer and Flash Gordon portrayer Buster Crabbe:
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  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 31, 2016 3:54 PM GMT
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    Destinharbor saidIt is just style. New looks more interesting. I distinctly remember thinking a certain haircut on a guy in the late 1970's had to be the definitive masculine haircut. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone today. Some styles look bad like the hipster beards but then they also brought the retro haircuts like your example that look super. Just style. The guys underneith the look are probably no better or worse though since the Calvin Klein underwear ads in Times Square, men-as-sex-objects has exploded and made man-lust more available-- a trend I totally endorse. And I think they gym trend is healthy but also looks great.



    ^This


    Style too, in my youth, 70's, every guy wanted his hair and it HAD to be over the ears. Any hair considered "short" above the ears, was military only, at the time. "Pumping iron" at the same time, was only for serious body builders or known athletes. Today, short hair above the ears and a gym or toned male bod is now the norm, for most young guys, gay or straight

    I would never wear this haircut now, extremely dated.

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    And very uncomfortable especially during the warm summer months.
  • Aleco_Graves

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    Jul 31, 2016 4:01 PM GMT
    Photoshop and plastic surgery have gotten better thats for sure
  • carew28

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    Jul 31, 2016 11:36 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    ELNathB said
    Destinharbor saidIt is just style. New looks more interesting. I distinctly remember thinking a certain haircut on a guy in the late 1970's had to be the definitive masculine haircut. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone today. Some styles look bad like the hipster beards but then they also brought the retro haircuts like your example that look super. Just style. The guys underneith the look are probably no better or worse though since the Calvin Klein underwear ads in Times Square, men-as-sex-objects has exploded and made man-lust more available-- a trend I totally endorse. And I think they gym trend is healthy but also looks great.



    ^This


    Style too, in my youth, 70's, every guy wanted his hair and it HAD to be over the ears. Any hair considered "short" above the ears, was military only, at the time. "Pumping iron" at the same time, was only for serious body builders or known athletes. Today, short hair above the ears and a gym or toned male bod is now the norm, for most young guys, gay or straight

    I would never wear this haircut now, extremely dated.

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    And very uncomfortable especially during the warm summer months.



    For the younger guys on this Forum, the blond guy with the shag haircut shown above is Shaun Cassidy, who was major eye-candy in the late 70s, when he played the younger Hardy brother on TV. I think he recorded some songs, too, which now are long forgotten. Shaun sported the over-the-ears blown-dry hair which was in fashion back in those days. I don't think many younger guys nowadays would even know what a blow-dryer is. It's probably all for the better, they were a big nuisance. But they were an indispensable artifact of 1970s gay fashion.

    Shaun is in his late 50s now, he's been married 3 times, and he has 7 kids. I have no idea what he looks like now, maybe he's bald.
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    Aug 03, 2016 6:53 AM GMT
    beaujangle saidI observe that each new generation seems to be getting more attractive. Am I right? Due to better a diet, etc?

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    With advancements in cheaper transportation over the centuries, we're more of a heterogeneous society. There's more variety in the local gene pool. If you look at pics of ordinary people from 100 years ago, they all look similar and mostly unattractive.

    Evolution and gene mixing is why we don't look like cavemen any more. In 1000 years, we'll all be the same skin color and look like fuckin supermodels. icon_lol.gif