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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:20 PM

Your self-image. Do you think of yourself as good-looking, attractive, handsome?

Believe it or not, with all of my insecurities and issues, I think I'm a pretty good looking guy, especially now that I've gotten back into shape, working out, grew a beard for the first time, which I keep very short, just longer than stubble really. Confession, yes, vanity does make me use hair color on my hair, which is still very full, and on my beard. Especially love the beard, and I've gotten a lot of complements on it.

Ok, super vain, but I've been catching my reflection in windows or mirrors, and I think I look good in workout clothes, hoodies, and so forth. And, I clean up well, have to wear suit and tie to work, I look good in some if the new suits I bought to accommodate my weight loss.

So, is your appearance important to you? Do you have a good self-image, body image? Or, am i just being too vain?

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Reply Your self-image. Do you think of yourself as good-looking, attractive, handsome? (Original post)
Denninmi Feb 2013 OP
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #1
Major Nikon Feb 2013 #2
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #3
Denninmi Feb 2013 #4
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #5
LeftofObama Feb 2013 #6
Aristus Feb 2013 #7
lumberjack_jeff Feb 2013 #8
Denninmi Feb 2013 #9
Major Nikon Feb 2013 #10

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:27 PM

1. I think of myself as good-looking.

I have an active sex life. I am 34 and still look several years younger.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:53 PM

2. I maintain a healthy body

Which is what a lot of people associate with attractiveness. I stay healthy because it allows me to do more of the things I enjoy doing and not really because I want to look more attractive to anyone else. I got over worrying about what other people thought about me a long time ago. I've never worried much about looking younger. With age comes experience and I consider this attractive in both women and men. I want to look my age. It's what defines me.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:31 PM

3. There's no way to answer that question without coming off badly, IMHO.

But, I do alright.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:12 PM

4. Why do you think you would come off badly?

I mean, hey, I started it - none of you could possibly sound as vain and conceited as I do.

I wouldn't have felt this way 6 months ago, I was completely down in myself. Time heals, and hard work helps.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:44 PM

5. No, don't get me wrong. Good self esteem is, well, good.

Let me put it this way; once I got back in shape, and women started flirting with me again, believe me, I noticed the difference.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:05 AM

6. I've always been a jeans and t shirt kinda guy.

But yeah, appearance is important. I have a pretty good self/body image that I'm not ashamed of. I think appearing confident is probably more important (just my not so humble opinion). Problem is, I only get hit on by women

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:28 AM

7. I don't think I'm a bad-looking guy.

But I've noticed people are much more likely to call me handsome if I'm well-dressed and well-groomed.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:14 PM

8. Women don't find me handsome, but they do find me handy.



Heh. Apparently all DU'ers but me live at Lake Woebegone.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:30 PM

9. Well, there isn't much you can't fix with duct tape.

Red Green always said something along those lines.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:11 PM

10. I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.

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