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    Default Why does it seem like american men age faster?

    I have noticed this some years ago already, obviously its not the case with every individual, but seems to apply in general. Like many of the guys in their early 20's look like guys in their early 30's, some teenagers look like they are nearly 30 and many of those that are nearly 30 look more like nearly 40. And its not about stuff like bad skin or anything like that.
    I can also see the same thing on some black people(somalis for example usually look young tho, i mean the variations between black people from different parts of africa are pretty much as big as differences on white people from different parts), especially in middle eastern people and some southern europeans.
    Asians and some europeans(mostly northern) tend to look much younger than the average.

    Had anyone else noticed this?
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    Don't tan. Detox twice a year. Eat raw vegies. Sleep. Wash your face with cold water. Have I said don't tan? Naturally or artificially.

    Have to take into account that there are no "American" men since most of you Caucasian guys have European blood. I'd say, there are only different lifestyles and diets, and the American one may push you to age faster. And it is the same for men and women. In your early 20s to early 30s, you guys are so youthful and good looking in our Asian eyes lol. But when you hit late 30s, BAMMM! All the years catch up at once.
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    I don't know any american man ! Only good actors
    People who travel to America (I've been there only 15 days when I was a teen) say either you're very fit or very big.
    Never in the middle. Are they exaggerating ?
    I must say I've been shocked when I went to Canada and saw so many obese men and women...

    In France many people are afraid of the diet you are exporting there, american fashions, and so on.
    I don't see any point of feeling insecure because of some american fashion or way of life crossing the borders.
    I have my own habits, I'm not ready to adopt others.

    Almost all black men have a pretty muscular body, wherever they come from, very athletic.
    Delicious... the way they can move their breasts/chest makes me feel jealous !
    Asian guys can seem to be much younger than what they really are. They look indeed much younger than the average.

    French guys can be fit and look like baguettes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExNinjaTropPervertie View Post
    Almost all black men have a pretty muscular body, wherever they come from, very athletic.
    I dont agree that just being black makes them naturally muscular, but i agree that black guys from some parts of africa do have good genes for muscles. Somalis for example are often skinny, seem to age slower. Guys from kogno do seem that they have good genes for muscles/being tanky. Sudanese also seem more like somalis in this respect. Senegalis seem to be either more like somalis or more like kogno.
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    Yes you are right, I forgot some details In France (just look at our football team!!) most men come from Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Benin, West Indies and other french colonies. Mainly are immigrants from the west territory. They are fit until 50 years old, then they can grow old very fast (and get fat very fast !) unless they work out often. I don't think I've ever met people from south Africa or the East cost anyway...

    Northern African are different and probably have completely different diets. Even Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian have quite different food habits. But a very healthy man born in Alger ( a friend of mine) would tell you the way they eat is far from being the best...
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    Diets, stress, drugs and smoking, alcohol. It depends on the area, but all of these factors may be jacked way up or completely done down. Or it could just be the natural physically features they were born with or their parents had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_Red View Post
    Diets, stress, drugs and smoking, alcohol. It depends on the area, but all of these factors may be jacked way up or completely done down. Or it could just be the natural physically features they were born with or their parents had.
    I mentioned that i wasnt talking about bad skin or that sort of aging thing.
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    I used to think like this, that some people have the monopoly on aging well. I especially bought into the whole Asian's look so young hype. Then I started spending a lot of time around Asians and realised, no they age just like everyone else. It all comes down to seeing the signs of aging on different racial types.

    If you're only experience of American teens is from TV shows then you are right. Mostly they are not played by teenagers, but by people in their early twenties. So of course they will look older. Same goes for every age group being portrayed in film and TV.

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    I haven't noticed this but it's usually due to lifestyle habits. Asian people tend to age more slowly due to culture rather than race, because of holistic preventative medicine (massage, spa treatments, nutrition, Asian women are likely to get facials and lymphatic drainage), I know because I am into some of this stuff and people tell me I look younger than I am, and Far East Asian cultures in particular will advocate certain practices for maintaining youthfulness.

    American men on average could have more stressful lives or worse habits than European people due to culture. I imagine it's pretty calming to live in a socialist country where you are promised health care and education across the board. You may on average eat fresher food.

    I would say you are largely steretyping, but there may be cultural reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_Red View Post
    Diets, stress, drugs and smoking, alcohol. It depends on the area, but all of these factors may be jacked way up or completely done down. Or it could just be the natural physically features they were born with or their parents had.
    European people in my experience smoke and drink. But they have more relaxed and less competitive cultures and probably eat less junk food.

    It also could be the Hollywood bullshit someone else mentioned about having older actors portray younger people.

    Sugar, processed foods and lack of exercise will age you even without other vices. Some Americans also have a bizarre and unhealthy relationship to sleep, like being sleep deprived is a badge of honor. Stupid.

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