My 26 year old son recently admitted to me that he feels sad that he hasn't participated in any sexual activities with women or had a girlfriend for the past eight years.
Obviously I'm going to be biased in saying that I think he's a good looking man but he's widely acknowledged as being intelligent, ambitious, a high academic achiever and someone who has a good sense of humour.
He told me that he's found out that women he's been attracted to have not been attracted to him because of his red hair. At first I thought that was crazy but then I learnt that males with red hair are apparently considered unattractive to the younger generation.
He likes his hair colour but has told me that he's thinking of dying his hair to get different results. He's asked me for my advice but I'm not sure what to tell him because I'm obviously not a part of the younger generation.
What is the true reality of the situation these days? Does anyone have any ideas?
Most Helpful Guy
I think that's a bad idea. One of the things guys are not allowed to do in society is to appear to have any insecurities. Even if he just dyed his hair for fun, people he knows, would assume it was done out of an insecurity and would think less of him.
I even know guys that are made fun of for not letting their hair turn grey, and dying it back to its previous color. The people that know him already would most likely give him a hard time about it. He would also have to do something about his other body hair not matching and ending up as proof that he dyed his hair, revealing his insecurity.
I have to wear special insoles in my shoes that make me look taller, because my doctor told me to in order to treat the bone spurs in my heels. People have tried making fun of me, simply because they mistake it as me wearing them do to an insecurity about my height. Guys really have to be careful about exposing any insecurity. Funny thing is this means most guys are insecure, about being seen as insecure. They often even make fun of other guys for being insecure to hide the truth about themselves.0
Most Helpful Girl
I have a thing for red heads, personally. I also know several who got more lady action than was good for them.
When guys are feeling down, lifting weights or other exercise is often a good suggestion. Not only does it help their appearance - but more importantly, boosts testosterone and feel good endorphins in the bloodstream.
But a little hair dye is no biggie, either.1