Hi everyone, during my life i was told by several friends that i had a super clear white skin, and called (not by just one of them) vampire! (@#$@%@) But i never quite minded it as they never bothered me because of that, quite friendly remarks... I thought that i was going to get a darker face as get older in a natural way... but i'm in college and a girl in my class told me i have a "girl alike skin", which quite was annoying... Do you think i should tan? I wouldn't as i dont mind it but you know, it is about my public image, i dont know how people see me...
Whiter skin is mostly related to femininity because women would stay inside preferring more contained activities as opposed to running around outdoors, and in the past the home was always a woman's workplace, so less chance of tanning. There are many cultures who considered female whiteness a sign of "good breeding" and "aristocracy". You don't look more like a woman when very white, you only have a trait culturally perceived as womanly because it implies you live a sheltered life.
It won't make you much more attractive to tan, women get wet over that vampire dude that looks like a wall and sparkles. -_- But if you still want to, please do it naturally. That orange hue people get from fake tanning looks plain weird. D=
PLEASE don't !! I bet you and your guy friends have laughed over girls fake tanning and always going on about how natural is better and all that jazz. Do you ever see a girl with porcelain white skin and think yuck yuck she should tan? Probably not , and i know its not the same thing since you are a guy but come on when you date a girl do you seriously want to have your tanning routine in common? I know its a personal peeve but to me a guy with really pale skin can look really good and definitely not "feminine" if thats just the way he looks naturally. All of this is coming from an italian girl with the whitest skin you can imagine , i definitely feel like an outcast sometimes too :)
I have had a few people tell me that I should tan. I have never listened to them. I have grown sick and tired of watching white people bake under the sun, bake inside tanning beds, get showered with orangish chemicals, and so on, all in some stupid attempt to avoid looking like white people. It's a kind of self-hatred that I refuse to participate in. If someone doesn't like that I'm white, they can kiss my lily white ass.
Just because others nag you about something it doesn't mean you need to adhere to peer pressure. You are your own person for a reason, do whichever you prefer. I personally prefer pale girls and am trying to not tan too much, it's not good for your skin on the long term.