gmonasco's nuts analogy is hilarious.
Originally Posted by jpm
All men would prefer to not have MPB but if you are going to get it, I'd prefer it to hit at 30+ than at 18.
I agree with you but I also agree with those who say it doesn't make too much difference once the condition hits....30 seems like a lifetime away when you're 18, but you realize just how little time 12 years is--and just how young 30 is--when you're only a few years away from it. I turned 27 and don't look that different than when I was 18, except
my stupid hair. When I'm 30 things will be similar unless I'm an alcoholic by then.
A lot of people have the idea that they'll be settling down in their 30s (which I do not want but that's another story) and not care how they look. But caring about your looks is built into our genes, and like gmonasco alluded to most "settling down" is just temporary. When you're 40-50 and your wife has moved on, it would be a lot nicer to have Brad Pitt hair than Louis CK hair when you find yourself a bachelor again. And although you can still get in shape, get a tan, use retinol for the lines in your face etc. at that age....you really can't do much about your hair if it is gone.
Sorry, I'm just lamenting out loud.
If I could choose the perfect age to start balding, it would be exactly 1 day after I die.