Would you date a bald man

This is one of the perennial questions and one that has, at some time or another, worried many men suffering from hair loss or hair thinning.

In what follows, for convenience, we’ll use phraseology for heterosexual relationships but many of these factors apply across the full relationship spectrum.

What does baldness suggest?

There have been societies in the past where heads were shaven for reasons of fashion and/or health, though that’s not necessarily the same thing as being bald. In more recent Western traditions though, baldness has typically been associated with one or more of the following:

  • advancing age;
  • ill-health;
  • poor hygiene (usually quite wrongly);
  • typical male balding (called today Male Pattern Balding or MPB);
  • poverty – implying poor nutrition.

However wrong these presumptions were or might have been, only really MPB could possibly be interpreted as being, at best, ‘neutral’.

More recent revisions

The 20th-century discovery of links between testosterone and MPB balanced the scales a little.

From the middle of the century, there was a lot of publicity aimed at both males and females, trying to associate typical MPB with virility – at least in younger men. In middle-aged and older men, of course, this proposition was always going to lack a degree of credibility.

To some extent, in older men, baldness was increasingly portrayed as being a sign of maturity, experience, stability and hopefully also success.

How do women see baldness in men as potential dating partners?

In everyday life, we see plenty of women in the company of bald men. That though doesn’t tell us much because the woman may have started the relationship before the man started to go thin on top.

There are plenty of surveys of female attitudes towards dating bald men though unfortunately, VERY few objective experiments.

Unfortunately, attitude surveys are notoriously inaccurate. They often show contradictory results and in any survey of sexual attractions and inclinations, one has to be careful to distinguish between answers the respondents think they should give and what they really feel. For example, the response “baldness doesn’t bother us” is very commonly said by women in such surveys.

However, some studies have been undertaken on online dating apps where all variables were eliminated other than where the photo of the same man was used but photoshopped professionally. In one, he had slightly receding hair and in the other, a full head of hair. There were no other differences.

The result, as free of other confounding variables as possible, wasn’t great news for bald men or those with thinning hair. Essentially the thinning-haired version was assessed to look about 3 years older than the other.

Furthermore, the full hair version was matched to women’s requirements far more frequently. Also, significantly more women responded when messaged where the message came from the full hair version.

Were the differences vast? No, but they were significant enough to be interesting and noteworthy.

What does this tell us?

In general terms, whatever women may say in attitude surveys, some objective evidence suggests that at least in the online dating world, bald men may find it harder to make an impact than men with full hair.

Of course, in personal situations that inhibitor might be overcome. In a social surrounding, a woman may be far more attracted to a bald man with a great personality than a man with full hair who is, say, a crushing bore.

Even so, given the importance of the e-world today as the first step in dating, the results suggest that men should make every effort they can to reduce thinning hair and hair loss.

Baldness isn’t the end to dating but it might not exactly help.

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