Do Looks Really Matter? 8 Confessions from Real Guys

The men of the Guy Talk message board say, it's time to throw away your cover-up and painful suck-it-all-in stockings! When one woman asked what this group of real guys think about older women, the results could not have been more positive. In fact, their only gripe was with anyone who would let age bring her confidence level down. Shaking your head in disbelief? Read eight guys' honest opinions here:

As we get older, do looks really matter to men? --iVillager lovelove555

"When you love someone, looks are not important at all. I know that a woman's beauty isn't just what she looks like on the outside because a very wise and wonderful woman I know said it best: 'I don't love you because you're perfect. You're perfect because I love you.'" --Kevin, aka iVillager kdawg556

"When I was nearing 40, I realized that fewer college girls were receiving my double takes, but more of their moms were. Attitude? Carriage? Maturity equals sensuality? Who knows? Interesting to observe, though." --iVillager tinhorn

"Perfection isn't a requirement, but attractiveness is. Physical attractiveness alone doesn't do well in the long term if a woman is boring, self-centered or irresponsible. I am endlessly amazed at how many women think that looking more attractive can be done through a 'makeover.' If men did these women's makeovers, they would probably try to make women more fun, more relaxed, more casual and in better physical shape." --iVillager captiveshark

"Looks are for sex. Character is for love. Think of men -- 99.9 percent don't have pin-up bodies! The women I find beautiful are different from those the guy next door craves. The less I watch television or movies and read magazines, the more attractive I find the women I meet every day. I find certain 35-year-old mothers of three far more sexually attractive now than when they were in their early 20s because they radiate a generous spirit that far outweighs any slight rounding." --iVillager rhysj

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