Male Pattern Hair Loss and the Chances of Dating

There seem to be varied reactions from women regarding male pattern baldness.

It is quite inevitable not to account hair when it comes to sizing up a guy’s attractiveness towards the opposite sex. The hair really does have a significant effect when it comes to dating.

Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia,

is a condition where there is gradual and significant hair loss in men. This is often characterized by a receding hairline or some hair thinning on the crown, just like what you see on Prince William. It is caused by genetic predisposition and hormones.

Fortunately for the young prince, he has already nabbed himself a gorgeous wife, but for us ordinary guys, the problem between dealing with your hair falling off and hitting on a girl can be a tad bit overwhelming.

Since the beginning of time, hair has brought with it so much significance. Even in biblical times, Samson was the perfect example of how hair is considered as a sign of youthfulness, attractiveness and virility. Justin Bieber even got his massive followers of squealing teenage girls because of his famous side-swept do. Elvis also got girls swooning over his pompadour hairstyle. Over the years we see, that hair is indeed a major factor in attraction.

Some women react to it as you have contracted some disease or something. You ask for their number or approach them, and then their line of vision goes straight to that unforgiving spot on top and then goes the excuses. I don’t blame them if they feel that way; some of my friends say that they would really take a balding guy as someone who’s older. Some say that they feel like the guy is domineering especially when they shave it all off.  While others say that it is just plain unattractive for their taste – ouch!

But thankfully enough there are also those gracious bunches who are kind enough to look beyond the mane. These women see balding or balding guys as those who are comfortable with themselves. It shows that they have accepted their condition and learned to live with it. And because baldness pushes some men to do other self-improving activities such as going to the gym, some women even see it as a plus because of the active and healthy lifestyle.

A lot of Hollywood an actor who is bald is balding or have shaved their hair off are also harbouring positive female attention such as Bruce Willis, Wentworth Miller and Jason Statham. With their good looks set aside, these guys took their hair issues to stride.

However, for most Asian women, they would prefer Asian guys to have hair than having none or have it shaved off. However, they do find Caucasian men to be attractive in this case. Is it a culture thing or some kind of personal preference?

But for guys like me who really want to revive those lost locks, there are still glimmers of hope in doing so. Medications such as Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) or Minoxidil (Rogaine) can help treat male pattern baldness. If you want to take a more radical approach, hair transplants are exactly the thing for you. With methods such as the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), a strip of follicular units is taken from a donor area on your scalp and then individually transplanted to those balding spots. It has proven excellent results from those who had it done and in months’ time, they are sporting back a full mane of hair!

With or without hair, you need to learn to come to terms with your condition and deal with it the healthy way.

It may affect your chances in dating, but it should never diminish who you are.

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