I have noticed more and more men are choosing to completely shave their heads.
And, I just noticed that so many of them have blue eyes.
- Michael Stipe, R.E.M.
a note: to remind you, I have lived on a ranch in western Kansas and spent a lot of time painting, jewelry-making, designing, french-teaching, history-researching, driving, cooking, running and raising children. So, this may be something that everyone else noticed long ago, but I’m just now opening my eyes to these things since I now spend time in the big ‘Ta Town.
So the two observations lead me to propose this generalization:
Men experiencing early male pattern baldness and blue eyes are rushing to shave their heads to get women.
Now, we can all accept the fact that many, if not most men are motivated to do anything, by one thing. So, this doesn’t seem like much of a statement.
But this is so prevalent and apparently so effective, that even others without this syndrome seem to be following suit.
- Wentworth Miller, whoever he is…
So let’s look at the steps from predicament to solution from a balding perspective.
a) Too much testosterone. No explanation needed there. Getting plenty, no problem.
b) Blue eyes. a single mutation which arose as recently as 6-10,000 years ago from one ancestor around the Black Sea was responsible for all the blue-eyed people alive on Earth today. AndEuropeans are far more likely to have blue eyes. They also have a far greater range of skin tones and hair colour than any other ethnic grouping. One theory for the proliferation of so many blue-eyed persons in such a short period of time is sex selection. Sex selection comes to the fore when there is a lot of competition for mates of one sex or the other. The theory is that in Europe, where men had to spend weeks at a time out on the hunt, males were in very short supply. Therefore, the blue-eyed, more unique men were at an advantage...again, getting plenty, no problem.
c) Hair loss, the problem arises. Hair, in a general historical sense, has traditionally associated with virility in males. So, the men who were winning with too much testosterone were now at a disadvantage.
First, a little background material on hairinesss. It’s not really a tangent, stay with me…
There is a differentiation between the effect of the level of testosterone in body hair versus that at the top of the head.
In the body,
more test is more,
unlike on the head,
where more test is less.
So, by the text books, more body hair indicates men that are fertile, sexually mature and strong. And if you believe in evolution, fertile women should go for the hairy bods.
But Finnish psychologists actually found the opposite to be true.
Here are their propositions:
Fertile women aren’t looking at the body hair, they are looking at the man’s muscles to work out whether he’s got good genes. Less body hair in the way reveals the structure. This is reflected in current aesthetics for idealism in both sexes of defined bod musculature and hairlessness. I am interested to see that this seemingly narcicisstic trend might actually has some positive (?) genetic basis.
The Finns also propose it’s not the testosterone but the estradiol. As estradiol increases, it changes males character slightly, making them better able to take care of their children. So less body hair may reflect a man’s greater caring potential. This might explain why women not desiring or post child-bearing age have no problem with hairy male bodies.
d) So, the solution. The balding men have taken it a step further. Being unable to do anything on their head (implants, plugs, rogaine, all humiliating and make women laugh at them even more) they have found a clever solution to regain their ability to get.
They are marching the smoothness-in-body hair trend vertically upward to tap into a visual characteristic that will trigger a women’s perception of caring potential, a positive trait equally effective in getting sex.
And I give them a great deal of credit for researching the genetic, historical and cultural trends that have brought them to this point. It’s a great look to add to the men’s team and very timely: modern, clean, streamlined, low maintenance, functionally simple.
- Michael Chiklis from The Shield.
But most important, why it works?
Bald blue-eyed men remind of us our babies….smooth heads and their blue eyes at birth.
- I remember…..carry on sweet thing…
These testosterone-laden men are fully aware of the feeling that comes over a mother when gazing into the eyes of her infant.
- …no words…
They have tapped into that desire for women to nurture their newborn and are attempting to channel it elsewhere, and where else would that be? They’ve done their homework and history. I have to say, I’m very impressed with the sophistication of this thought process.
But, I would warn that conjuring up an infant in a woman’s mind to get sex might carry some risk to be aware of.
That is, that infant also came with some other more challenging nascent characteristics. I won’t mention these because, of course, we all possess them and their potential is there to arise at any moment when unchecked. But, of course, we all know how worth it they were in raising with our children.
Why I felt I had to share, since of course, this has no real relevance at my age.
- As a trying-to-be-a little-wiser older woman who gains most wisdom from my children, I thought I should share this proposition with the gals’ team.
- To all the bald, hairy, shaved, bearded, waxed, paternal, nurturing, caring, maternal, bachelor, whatever men out there: I think you’re neck in neck in the race. Keep working it, whatever your angle…
And to women of all ages…
- Start looking….
- Please do post and share if you notice the same thing.