Monday, July 19, 2010

survey says...you're beautiful

Good news (I think!) for all you 31 year old women - you are currently at your most attractive according to this Maclean’s article!


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While this article didn’t seem to be all that informative or scientific, I can definitely tell you that I feel more attractive now that I did when I was 18 or 19. I don’t know if it has more to do with the way I look or the way I feel but I do know that I am much happier with myself now than I was when I was awkwardly making my way through my first year of university. Considering I am still not at 31 and apparently I have several years before my beauty is at it’s best, it does give me another reason to get excited about getting older.

I think you have to take stats like these with a grain of salt but I do have to agree with the 70 per cent of respondents that defined beauty as being confident. I think the confidence factor is what makes us more attractive as we age. It’s not the fact that we are getting older, and therefore, more beautiful, but the fact that we are more comfortable and confident in our skin. We know how to present ourselves to the world in a way that we are proud of. We have given up on trying to impress others and instead focus more on making ourselves happy. This healthier attitude may have something to do with how attractive we appear to the outside world. And maybe as we age, we are more able to express our inner beauty on the outside. I know society tends to tells us that beauty is defined by certain measurements but in my opinion, beauty should not be defined by a number – by age or weight or size – but instead by a feeling. And no matter what society tells us, beauty will always be defined differently. So whether you’re 18 or 31 or 65, I hope you feel beautiful.

Is there a certain age at which you have felt most beautiful? How do you define beauty?

4 comments:

iheartkiwi said...

i definitely think this is true... the older i get the more confident i become!

i always think of my mom as the perfect example. she looks more beautiful now at 50 than ever before... she has her own personal style and is always trying new things. i hope i look half as good as she does when i am that age.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I loved reading this &I totally agree :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a great post and I so agree with you:)

Kisses and have a wonderful afternoon:)

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Karen said...

This is great - I turn 31 in just a week! So there's something to look forward to after all :) Confidence definitely has something to do with it, and trial & error - finally discovering what makes you happy. Hooray for aging gracefully!