21 March 2013

dv2171004While grey hair on a man makes him look distinguished, it simply signifies age in a woman. That's one of the harsh, but widely-held, findings uncovered by a new American poll. It also found that women are more open to the idea of using cosmetic surgery to help them combat the signs of ageing although one-third said they would keep their treatment a secret. Nine out of 10 of a sample of 2,000 American adults said women were under more pressure to look younger than men, and it also suggested that men are considered 'old' four years later than women. "The survey shows that ageing, when we are talking about appearance, is a real emotional touch point for both men and women, no matter whether they are 20, 40, 60," Kristin Perrotta, the executive editor of Allure magazine, which commissioned the poll, told the New York Daily News. Nearly double the number of 50 to 59-year-old women than men in the same age group also said they felt a need to look young in order to remain successful at work. African-American women were also found to have the least concerns about how they would be affected by the signs of ageing. And five sample male celebrities, including George Clooney and Sean Connery, were considered by both men and women to have aged better than females, such as Meryl Streep and Jamie Lee Curtis. Read more: