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Study: Men stay attractive for a decade longer than they used to

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George Clooney looking sexy in a suit

According to a survey conducted on behalf of the British department store, Debenhams, time is even kinder to men now than it was thirty years ago. Men up to age fifty-five can still turn a woman's head. (George Clooney, for example, is only forty-nine). Thirty years ago, few women in a similar study reported being attracted to men over forty-five.

The reasons behind this phenomenon are fairly obvious: Modern men invest more time and effort into dressing well and keeping fit, older men have more financial stability, and men and women are waiting longer to marry and have children. But could this mean former turn-offs and physical dealbreakers are going extinct? Consider this quote in The Telegraph.

Baldness is no longer seen as a stigma, and even a slight paunch is unlikely to render a man unattractive to women, the study for Debenhams found… Men are now spending more time, either alone or with a partner, selecting styles to suit their shape, as well as choosing shades which complement their complexion, hair and eye color.

Unfortunately, the study didn't assess attitudes toward women's looks and attractiveness expiration date. The journey from babe to MILF to old lady seems a lot harder to map.