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  • You want to attract members of the opposite sex

    12 22.64%
  • Social prestige/ you want to be socially popular

    5 9.43%
  • For health reasons

    16 30.19%
  • Because you work a job that requires you to

    1 1.89%
  • I just work out because I enjoy playing sports

    4 7.55%
  • Other

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    Default Do you work out/devote a lot of time to your appearance? If so, why?

    Do any of you work out or devote a lot of time and/or money into your appearance and looking good? If so, why do you do so? Is it because you want to look sexy and attract more people? Maybe you exercise a lot just so that you have good health? Finally, maybe you do this because you want the social prestige that comes with it? Why do you put a lot of effort into your appearance? Personally, I would do it so that I can attract members of the opposite sex and somewhat for my health as well. I mainly do it to attract women though.

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    Health/like sports/like having a strong sexy body
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Health/like sports/like having a strong sexy body
    So all 3 of those for you?

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    I walk everyday to keep up my physical strength and keep my weight down. My weight started rising due to the prescription drugs that I started taking but I'm cutting them out as I don't need them so that means I can be at average weight again. Clothing wise, I like to shop for new stuff but sometimes I wear shirts without even realizing what kind of shirt I'm wearing. I'm not big on colours and own mostly shirts with grey and black (even work clothes rofl).

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    I don't put a lot of time/effort into it, but I've started watching my weight. I like feeling and looking sleeker. It feels like my body is correct again.
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    I work out five times a week, cardio and weights - though deliberately just enough to be toned, not ripped.

    I do this because:
    - I like feeling sexy.
    - The endorphins feel good. I get a lot of stress relief from exercise.
    - My job requires some physical upkeep.
    - It's good for my body; I can feel its effects and I like them.
    - I can wear whatever I like.
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    I play pickup soccer and tennis because I like it - it's relaxing. It's also a nice companionship experience. I bike because it helps me to reflect. I am still at the stage where my metabolism is faster than a flea on speed.
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    I exercise for good health. Men have been sexually attracted to me even when I was more voluptuous. I have the sort of figure where a certain kind of man likes my body even when I am less thin. I suppose I am lucky in that regard, but frankly I would rather decrease a bra size or two for better health and mobility. I am outdoorsy, do yoga, and walk a lot, and used to dance, so having extra weight actually simply doesn't feel as good to me. I feel freer when I am leaner. So I have reached the point in life where my weight is more about health, for sure. I have always been active by nature though because of my disposition, since childhood, except for periods of depression.

    I have taken care of my looks also to make money and attract the opposite sex.

    I am not super high maintenance though. I don't have time for that bullshit.

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    I want to add that I think social prestige is the weirdest reason imo to "look good" which is why I am not high maintenance, but even as I say that, I know I was born with symmetrical features and reap the social benefits of being thought of as a reasonably attractive woman, so there is a.note of hypocrisy in my saying it, as I have mostly exploited natural resources versus working to fit a certain ideal of being tan or dressing in certain clothing or wearing make up to the market.

    I am really opposed to that on some fundamental level, like with a vengeance...the social role of looking like or trying to look like a Hollywood star or even just an upper middle class white woman.

    I am also opposed to tolerating a partner who had unreasonable demands. I am happy to stay in shape and well groomed, but I would never stay with a man who actually tried to alter my appearance significantly. It's like, um, ok, there are people attracted to me just as I am...maybe you are just not the right person for me. Narcissistic personality disorder sometimes causes this. A person who worries not about the sexual attraction, but of how the partner APPEARS SOCIALLY AS A TROPHY.

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    The only reason I try to look good is so that others perceive me to look good. I'm shallow like that.

    While it's a bit sad, if I feel like I look good, but nearly everyone claims that it looks bad, I'll change it likely (even if I don't want to). Ultimately I want to be sexually attractive to another guy, so I have to appease that.
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