oldMarilyn.jpgI realized that older women are less attractive when I went to LA last weekend. All of the women who were considered, or trying to be considered, attractive had the features of younger women (either naturally or through surgery).

It made me remember what it was like when I had youthful features and more people considered me attractive. People who would never actually like me as a person wanted to be around me (and I wasn’t even that pretty).

Now that I’m in my mid 40s and my face has lost the generic qualities of youth (as is the case with most older women) I am attractive to fewer people. Now the only people who want to be in my company are the ones who actually like me for the person I am.

So as an older woman, I’m less attractive. But in spite of popular media telling me that I should feel bad about it, I thank my lucky stars every day.

Photo: Andrezj Dragan

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Babe Scanlon is a writer living and working in San Francisco. She's worked as an archaeologist, computer game designer, agent at Agent Provocateur and hypnotherapist. She is controlling your mind at this very moment.

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