Getting_older

					paulie

17th March 2008, 2:54 PM

Re: Getting Older

It saddens me on t.v. there is very few successful older women .Not all of us can afford
celebrity cures for age.Like Shirley McLaine grow older gracefully.She looks real.I don't feel
older but I'm proud of my laugh lines cellulite and older body.You see I lost 2 good friends to
cancer.They will never grow old.But what an alternative!Be proud of your beauty from within
and age like a fine wine. No-one worries when a wine doesn't look pristine.This ageing
process adds to its value.You are valuable to all around you and beauty is subjective.Paulie

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Ike

17th March 2008, 2:54 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think most older women think there not beautiful because there aging and getting rinkles and
there starting to sagg more. I think older women are pirtty! It shuoldn't matter what you look
like, as long as your happy and living your life to the fullest, who cares. I also think older
women are interesting. They have many stories and things to tell younger ones!

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Boo Book

14th February 2008, 9:18 AM

Grey Hair

Grey hair or as I like to say..."Wearing your Wisdom proudly!"

I whole heartedly support the campaign 4 real beauty and on a further level would love to see
more acceptance of grey hair on women of all ages. It's not just the colour grey ... silver,
oyster, slate, stone, perwter, mercury, charcoal, ash, smoke and of course DOVE GREY!
I've dedicated a web page to the topic
http://www.geocities.com/boo_book/greyhairdaze.html?1202912383270

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Guest

14th February 2008, 9:16 AM

Re: Getting Older
Getting old one should leave the journey of youthful vanity behind.

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Guest

14th February 2008, 9:16 AM

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There are times when I feel that my 45 yr old daughter is older than me. Her outlook on life is
so negative. I love all aspects of the present world especially the young with their music,
clothes, lifestyle, acceptance of those different to them and so on. I have used dove
moisturising lotions of all sorts for years now and find my skin has aged gracefully and at 63
have very few lines on my face and chest area. I am a 16 in clothes both top and bottom and
keep the muffin look away with plenty of walking such as 45 mins to work and back instead
of taking a bus. I am now considering getting politically involved as I have spent the last 7-8
yrs involved in work that helps others with their problems as well as trying to make a
differrence in the environment with recycling, sustainability etc.

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Guest

22nd November 2007, 5:45 AM

Re: Getting Older

Years ago when in my teens I decided that i would enjoy life and what it had to offer. In order
to do this life had to enjoy what I had to offer too.

Currently I am probably about 1/3rd 'gray'. My body needs caretaking maintance (Loose by
toning) and this I am doing. My work hours are erractic and repetitive. I am involved in my
community. This community involvement carried me through the hard times of the last few
years.

In a society where families are fractured. Where destructive repetative miskes are being
challenged
with methods that may take generations of advertising to take hold, thus a new culture of
acceptance evolves from the youth up and the elders down ...as with seat belt wearing, bike
helmets, drink and drive, anti drug usage, bulling and aggression.....campains.

When I put my hair up I know that I have earned everyone of those white hairs. i laugh and
carry on with what I was doing.

Thus the passage of time is no messured by the bottle but by what I have achieved, where I
am going, what and whom I am going there with.

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Guest

5th November 2007, 6:15 AM

Re: Getting Older

G'day,

As a grandfather, father and husband, I can't thank Dove enough for setting up the Self
Esteem Fund. I'm watching my granddaughter grow and only now appreciate the distorted
images and expectations that the fashion/beauty indutries push at young girls.

Beauty really isn't the amount of crap you can pile on your face. Nor is it just about your
looks.

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Liz

31st October 2007, 4:53 AM

Re: Getting Older

How interesting it is to see so many people gather( like me) on this website as we try to
convince the world that their definition of beauty is lacking. You know and I know that
getting older has many intrinsic benefits and we tend to become less caring about what others
think of us . Thus we operate as individuals BUT....... I really do question this push for what is
beauty. I suspect DOVE has discovered a new way to market their products ,... by trying to
convince women that aging is wonderful and they look great ( but lets play a bit on their
insecurities). I will be convinced when I see men buying mags where models are normal
women and older women!

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Di C

18th October 2007, 3:08 AM

Re: Getting Older

You are only as old as you feel. I have taken up longboard surfing at the age of 47 and now 54
I love it carn't get enough.I am always the last member of the family out of the water.Have a
go at anything follow your dreams you may be suprised.

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Guest

11th October 2007, 6:18 AM
Re: Getting Older

I remember seeing on a record cover - "Age ain't nothin' but a number" Well, I totally agree! I
went grey very early and when my third son was born 10 years after my second son I was
often considered his grandmother. But help came in a bottle and I still colour my hair even
though he's now 25! Colouring my hair took years off me, I used to look 35 going on 80! As
for the rest of me, I go do what those in the know advise, cleanse, tone , moisturise. Not a line
on my face at 61. I do hope, however, that Dove will keep their products affordable,
especially for those who are nearing retirement and whose finances are not what they used to
be. We still want to look good & keep people guessing.

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Karina

11th October 2007, 6:18 AM

Re: Getting Older

It is going to happen to us all, well it's already happening to me. I look in the mirror and see a
few wrinkles here and there and go ARGH but do you know I don't feel much different to
when I was 30 and I am now approaching 46! I remarried 6 years ago to a man 10 years
younger and had a little brother for my odler son at age 42 girls! You are as old as you feel
and you need to love those stretch marks from the babies.....they will leave the nest but you
will always have the stretchmarks to bring those happy memories back......and they are not
crows feet - they are laughter lines. I listen to my 3 year old when he says "mum you're
beautiful!"

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Marcela

11th October 2007, 6:17 AM

Re: Getting Older

That's what I always say, I agree completely

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Marcela

11th October 2007, 6:17 AM

Re: Getting Older

Only the body gets older, not the soul...

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Marcela

11th October 2007, 6:17 AM

Re: Getting Older

Nothing to be embarrassed about, it is all natural, whatever you need to know just ask your
mum, I am a mum and I love it when my daughter asks me stuff, it makes me feel good to
know my daughter trusts me to give her the most educated opinion...May be start by asking to
tell you something from the time she was your age. Good luck!!

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Marcela

11th October 2007, 6:17 AM

Re: Getting Older

Jessica, please be careful about who you talk to on the internet, friends you know personally
of around your own age is best for you, and your mum could be great, she has gone through
everything you are going through, don't be afraid to talk to her.

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beanie

4th October 2007, 9:24 AM

Re: Getting Older

I thought I was the only one who spent 5 minutes extra in the shower just trying to distinguish
between 'shampoo' and 'conditioner'. Frustrating isn't it! x

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linny

4th October 2007, 9:23 AM

Re: Getting Older

I Have just turned 49 and now Iam realising that no matter how much older we get we are still
as beautiful as ever. Our inner beauty is portrayed on our outer overall appearance. I think it's
wonderful that a company has found the time to show that older is beautiful.

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Guest
4th October 2007, 9:23 AM

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I'm sorry, but great skin care is not "real beauty". It comes from within and it is not gendered.
Beauty should not be focused on women only and that is the problem today - we supposedly
live in a world where women and men are equal but in reality it isn't so. Until women stop
feeling that they have to remain
"beautiful" we will never attain equality.

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Sean

4th October 2007, 9:23 AM

Re: Getting Older

It is refreshing to see women as women, not pieces of meat. The Zoo magazine is
dreadful!My wife is also my carer like my wife to look nice. But as I always say to her,
beauty is eternal and being a great soul mate. More men should appreciate getting older and
their wives for the wonderful people they are.

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Liz

4th October 2007, 9:23 AM

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Hi Jessica, I thought your comments were really beautiful! This is an exiting time for you. I
am 52 years old with four grandchildren but I can still remember my first period! I was with
my family on a holiday and I had no previous explanation of what would happen when I got
my period. Things were certainly different back then.
We were so far away from shops so I had to go and sit in the car on towels for hours until the
familly had visited friends. Talk about being in the dark ages! You're fortunate that there is so
much information available to enable you to rise to top with great self awareness and
confidence! Reach for the stars, girl!

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Lisa

27th September 2007, 4:18 AM

Re: Getting Older

I just saw the pro-age commercial for the first time. What an awesome concept. It's about time
someone recognized older women for the beauties they are. Well done!
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carlo

26th September 2007, 7:40 AM

Re: Getting Older

Hi I'm Carlo and I'm 8 years old and a boy. Old women look fabulous and I actually think
they look better than the super-models that you see in Zoo magazine. And Leslie, she looks
fabulous and I think the secret to her good looks is her beautiful gray hair.

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Kit

26th September 2007, 7:40 AM

Re: Getting Older

Hi,
I'm 47; I just showed this website to my8-y-o son. He loved all the pictures and found it hard
to understand why people would find age, or wrinkles, or freckles e.g. ugly. I showed him the
TV ad with the little girls who see themselves as ugly; he was very moved. He said "television
does that" (i.e. teach girls not to love the way they look).

Forums like this are an enormous help for we parents trying to stand against the way our
children are donditioned to see beauty, or indeed, acceptability. And as I think this example
shows, it's just as helpful to show and discuss these issues with boys.

Thanks.

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Guest

26th September 2007, 5:11 AM

Re: Getting Older

To Laura,
Hi im Sarah and im 16..and i totally know what you are talking about. If you want someone to
talk to just send me an email ok..pretty_chicky_babel@hotmail.com

Love Sarah xoxo

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curvey
26th September 2007, 5:11 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am 56 years old and I am in beter shape physically and mentally than I was 20 years ago. I
love the new me and feel full of life.I have just bought a business and heading overseas and I
am looking forward to being a fabulous 60. Bring it on!!

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Guest

26th September 2007, 5:11 AM

Re: Getting Older

I saw the new product on TV tonight. I am looking forward to seeing it in the stores and
buying it.
I really hope that the instructions on the packs and in the packs are in a larger type than usual.
Getting older also means that the eyes arnt quite what they used to be. I have reading glasses
now -but still find it very hard to read instructions and the like. Even the words shampoo and
conditioner when fashioned in light colours are hard for me to see. In the shower you dont
wear your glasses, eh!!I hope Dove you will consider these things in your design and
presentation of your products for the pro range! Oh and while I am here - what about your
shampoo and conditioner for gorgeous 'platinum hair' aka grey! Let us shine silver - that
would would sooooo.....good!
Cheers
Neen

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Bianca

26th September 2007, 5:09 AM

Re: Getting Older

What a great site! I have to say I have been struggling with this notion of "older". I am 43 and
like Katz, doing things I never thought I would. I just ran a race last weekend, dang that felt
good. Not to loose weight, I have earned every ounce on this body but to do it. I have also
gone back to my passion in life - art and creativity. I feel such a confidence in who I am
mentally and physically, although I have never been conventionally "pretty" whatever that
maybe. I grew into myself late, I was told I was an ugly duckling in my teens and had a
terrible time and I feel so much for all the young girls who do not comply to the iron maiden
of prettyness. Try to give my teenage nieces a different role model and I feel so hurt when
they come home from school thinking they are fat, hating their skintone (half Indian) and
doubting their worth. If you sit down and listen, and really listen and take their advice on
things (we can learn from eachother) hopefully we can build their confidence. They are
beautiful and I tell them so all the time. Smart, wise, gorgeous, gutsy.
Loving the Dove models, not for their looks, but cause they had the guts to just do it.
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Guest

26th September 2007, 5:09 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am 47 this November and people are shocked!they think I am only 30 something I feel my
confidence in my age and appearance are better than when I was in my 20's My secret? love
yourself and love life and always be comfortable with the way nature inteneded us to be, if we
are healthy and respect ourselves for who we are , eat well, drink 2 litres of water a day,
exercise, smile and laugh often and create a great skincare routine. That is real beauty

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Witchy One

10th August 2007, 4:45 AM

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Hmm getting older does not meaning looking old. As a 38 year old woman who has had gray
hair for a while it is fun asking people how old they think I am and getting comments about
the wonderful 'streaks' in my hair. As for getting old that is a mindset - I work with much
younger people and they are often surprised at how old I really am. I love being in my thirties
and would not change the life experiences I have had for ten years off.

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Guest

10th August 2007, 4:45 AM

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To Laura,
Hi Sweetie, sounds like a whole lot is going on right now + all that change can be really
confusing definitely! It's kind of exciting, too, when your body starts to change, but hard to
believe. Nature is a powerful thing. Trust yourself- say I can do this!!!Because you can. It's
great if you know someone to talk to- + you probably do- you maybe haven't realized they
care already! Look around, maybe someone at school or even in your family. ( :

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Guest

10th August 2007, 4:39 AM

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I agree...there is so much emphasis on being young, having physical beauty & material
worth...some of the most beautiful women I have met have all been mature mothers who
believe in themselves, love their families & who are dedicated people. Therefore their inner
beauty shines and outweighs any physical beauty they might already possess thus creating a
well rounded, balanced human being.

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Random Diva

10th August 2007, 4:39 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think the older women are awesome, so much beauty in them. Look at their eyes, such
wisdom and life experience. They all look so comfortable with who they are, I only hope to be
like the 97 year old when I'm her age, she is an inspiration, look at her soul in her eyes, she is
truly beautiful. FWIW - I'm 52 and finally (rolleyes) comfortable in my skin, it's been a long,
hard, often circular journey but I made it.

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Ms K

3rd July 2007, 11:34 PM

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Getting OLD is not the end of the world, the older you are the more experiences you have,
you will know which one is good and which one is bad, share your good experiences and
learn how to avoid to do the same mistake as in your bad experiences, enjoy this life in
positive way, keep thinking positive and you will feel
young!!!YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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Pam

3rd July 2007, 11:34 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am 42 now. I have lines on my face and a paunchy tummy. I dye my hair to hide the greys
rather than just for the fun of it. When I was young I was often told that I was beautiful but
you know I never believed it. Today I am proud to say that I finally feel comfortable in my
own skin and yes I do feel that I am beautiful. 42 years is a long time to wait to feel this way
so I am hoping that this campaign reaches as many young people as possible.

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amber

3rd July 2007, 11:34 PM

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In all honesty, older women to me are outstandingly beautiful. Just look at thier eyes--
seasoned and wise. They know how to handle things, and some have that "yes, i have raised
all three of my kids thank you very much" sparkle in thier eyes. They don't take crap from
anyone and they are fierce forces of nature. There is no one wiser in the world than my
Mama, that's for sure! :D

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Laura

3rd July 2007, 11:34 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am getting allthe features of a growing girl
mum thinks im getting periods soon and i just need someone to talk to about it and im
embarrassed to talk to about it to just ayone.i need someone who will listen.please help.

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Laura

3rd July 2007, 11:34 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am getting allthe features of a growing girl
mum thinks im getting periods soon and i just need someone to talk to about it and im
embarrassed to talk to about it to just ayone.i need someone who will listen.please help.

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Sophie

5th June 2007, 11:28 PM

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this is a reply to the 41 year old woman who's comment is near the top of the page: You're 41
and buying size 14 clothes? That's nothing to be ashamed of! that's amazing! you shouldn't
feel like going on a diet because you have to buy size 14 clothes! So maybe you put on a few
kg's? Who doesn't once in a while? Diets do not work any way because if you don't eat
anything for a long period of time, when you actually do eat you'll put on more weight, as
long as you eat healthy and eat everything in moderation and get some mild exercise everyday
you will be fine!! lately I've been thinking I'm fat, but deep down I know I'm not. Just because
I'm not naturally skinny doesn't mean that I'm overweight. I wouldn't c hange anything about
myself to fit a stereotype. I know that when you put on weight it can be hard and you start to
obsess about loosing it, but the truth is the only thing you can do is stay healthy. I wouldn't
say I have a lot of experience in putting on weight after the age of thirty because I'm only a
teenager, but I know that going through puberty can be tough and sometimes depressing. My
body and weight are constantly changing and there is nothing I can do about it. But you
should know that just because you aren't skinny, it doesn't mean you are not beatiful.

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Guest

5th June 2007, 11:27 PM

Re: Getting Older

Hello, my name is Jessica and here's what I have to say.

I'm 12. So not old yet but I want to grow up. All my cousins are young like 7 and 5 andI don't
want to pay with them anymore because I am growing up.
Yes, I am starting to get breasts and yes, I have got my periods so I want to talk with the
adults!

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Guest

31st May 2007, 11:58 PM

Re: Getting Older

Thankyou Dove for showing all the gorgeous women in your advertisements.I love their
happy,healthy smiles.Ahhh-real women at last!!!!

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Guest

31st May 2007, 11:57 PM

Re: Getting Older

Getting Older hell no!! havent had any one ask for my birth certificate yet.

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Guest

31st May 2007, 11:57 PM
Re: Getting Older

I am 41 and I dye my hair red because I think grey hair makes women look old before their
time. I am fat at the moment because I have lost interest in myself. I have had to buy size 14
clothes which is really depressing. I think after looking at this site I need to pull my finger out
and get back into shape. l go on diets and loose heaps of weight and people go WOW you
look great. Then when they stop making comments and no-one offers me a job as a cover girl
I think what is the point of starving myself so the kilos start creeping back

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tara

31st May 2007, 11:57 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am amazed at the fuss my decision to stop colouring my hair created... everyone had an
opinion to offer at the beginning whether I asked for it or not. I have a funky haircut and use
the best products to promote shine and health and adapted my colours to suit. My husband
likes the change and, more importantly, my individuality and spirit and approach to ageing. It
is true to say that some people have responded negatively or dismissively but I would not be
seeking their opinion about much anyway. I take care with my appearance and enjoy fashion
but know my worth is not in my looks. Inner spirit,confidence and a generous heart seem to
me to define ones attractiveness far more than any physical attribute. We have to celebrate our
age and our uniqueness rather than seeking a homongenised, surgically enhanced and colour
coded uniformity if we want our daughters to find joy in their own unique selves. My hair
may be greying more but my world is full of colour and, at 53 yrs old, I feel happier than ever
before.

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Guest

31st May 2007, 11:56 PM

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I am 46 and for the first time in my life I know who I am and where I am going. I no longer
care what others think of me and I like ME just the way I am!
It does sadden me though when I reflect on the fact that I have wasted so much of my life
trying to 'fit in' and please society. Well no more, look out world, here I come!

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Katz

29th April 2007, 10:11 PM

Re: Getting Older
Henna is a wonderful product. I buy mine from a lady that blends different ingrediants to
produce many different colours and I have a ball trying different combinations. The grey in
my hair gives many different highlights and Even though I'm 44 I love brightly coloured loud
hair and will for many more years to come.

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Katz

29th April 2007, 10:11 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am 44 and doing things now I never dreamed I would. Much to my childrens dismay I took
up belly dancing at the age of 35, I perform in public with some wonderful female friends
ages 21 to 70. When I reached 43yrs of age to my childrens disgust I took up pole dancing, it's
fun, hard work and makes me feel wonderful. I have made many new aquaintences of all ages
and sizes and we all have fun, fun, fun. Performing in public is not a goal of mine with this
form of dance much to the childrens relief. I believe that age is not a barrier to doing things
that may be seen as the domain of the young and slim, it's the attitude not the age and I
believe as women of any age we should follow are dreams.
Addit: I think my children have benefitted from me following my dreams although they were
troubled initially by my choices they have discussed this with their peers and the message that
comes back is positive. Follow your dreams and enjoy.

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Guest

26th April 2007, 11:03 PM

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My wife Daphne turned 55 at the end of March this year & has just lost 5 kilos,down from 55
kilos to 50 kilos,the mother of 2 daughters,who think that she looks like their older sister.She
looks like a 30 something & wears very little makeup & makes me feel younger too.We are so
proud of her & love her a lot.Age is just a state of mind.It's how you look & feel that
matters,not your birthdate.

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Guest

26th April 2007, 11:03 PM

Re: Getting Older

Women should age gracefully, but having said that, they should also try very hard to look
after their skin, protect it from the sun and eat right and go for a walk on a regular basis.
Don't let anything or anyone worry you, always try to share whatever is worrying you with
someone, do not bottle it inside. There is always someone else worse off than you, I am sure.

Also, do not use soap on your skin.

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Jo

26th April 2007, 11:02 PM

Re: Getting Older

Honestly
I look at all these women on this website and they all look very natural and attractive.
Turning 46 in August I know that I could have done numerous things to probably weigh less
and look better. I am a size 14-16 and 175cm tall weighing 75kg. But I truly believe that I
wouldn't have done anything differently because this is me. After numerous shopping
expeditions with my husband I have ditched the so called comfortable work shoes and
returned to a heel because I may as well use the special shoes every day because I am me!!!!

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leigh

26th April 2007, 11:02 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am 47 this year, look well maybe 40ish but as my younger brother said, pretty tidy, partner
is just 40 and thinks I am "hot". I feel "young" how ever that is suppose to be. You may only
be young once but you can be immature your whole life, big thing is knowing when to be a
grown up and knowing when you really don't have to. My Nanna is 101 next month, my mum
is 74. January she did a parachute jump, is fit, fab, funny and fantastic. What a role model!

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leigh

26th April 2007, 11:02 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am 47 this year, look well maybe 40ish but as my younger brother said, pretty tidy, partner
is just 40 and thinks I am "hot". I feel "young" how ever that is suppose to be. You may only
be young once but you can be immature your whole life, big thing is knowing when to be a
grown up and knowing when you really don't have to. My Nanna is 101 next month, my mum
is 74. January she did a parachute jump, is fit, fab, funny and fantastic. What a role model!

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Guest

26th April 2007, 11:02 PM

Re: Getting Older

looks good
- dunno about the grey tho

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Guest

11th April 2007, 2:04 AM

Re: Getting Older

sdsd

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Lauren

27th March 2007, 11:10 PM

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Its not too bad getting old, I look after myself and exercise regualarly etc. The kids noadays
are so into "young" now because of the media, I am thankful for Dove to try and change this
attitude. I have heard young girls say about getting old, oh I am never gonnna let myself go,
such a negative attitude about growing old, its sad and so shallow. I love what you're doing
for us aging gracefully woman, thanks so much from a fit & healthy 47 year old and looking
pretty good, I think :) Lauren

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Laura

27th March 2007, 11:10 PM

Re: Getting Older

I was going through the voting and when I came across the photo of Irene and I thought she
was very beautiful. Then I clicked on her background and found out she was 97!!! If I'm
looking that good at 60 I'll be happy. You can tell she spend her whole life smiling and that's
going to be my aim. If you worry about how you look all the time, you're going to frown a lot
and have no hope of looking that great at 97!

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Sophie

5th March 2007, 5:47 AM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 44 years old and have been dying my hair since about 25 (never in fashion, for my own
amusement). I let things grow out last August and was so suprised to discover my original
natural dark blone is now light brown with LOTS of gray. Not enough yet. I now henna my
hair, the gray lends lovely highlights and sparkle.

I'm looking forward to going henna free in a couple or few years, when I expect my hair to be
that fantastic gray my mother's was, that I've always admired.

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cassie

5th March 2007, 5:47 AM

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Age is not something to be scared about, it is a celebration of everything you have learned and
achieved. I am almost 30, i work in a very youth based industry and i am proud to know more
and be able to achieve more than my younger couterparts. this is not about being old or
getting older it is about being who you are and being proud. i think all women are beautiful in
thier own ways, women who are confident hold thier heads up proudly and say i am woman
are the most beautiful of them all.

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pamela

5th March 2007, 5:46 AM

Re: Getting Older

My hairdresser was great helping me to go back to my now completely silver grey hair at 50.
We kept it very stylishly short and took my colour closer and closer to my now natural colour
to keep the regrowth so much more unnoticable. The hair style helps with this as well. Try not
to have a part! Ignore your critics - they just don't understand it is time to be just you and be
proud of it!

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pamela

5th March 2007, 5:46 AM

Re: Getting Older
I started to go grey in my 20s and have spent a lot of money over the years on hair care to
cover it up. When streaks were popular in my 30s I was able to go natural grey streaked which
was great. When I turned 50 recently I decided I was over the cover-up and would embrace
who I was now silver grey and all. It was very liberating and I am thoroughly enjoying my
short visits to my hairdresser for short trendy cuts! Two other ladies from my workplace have
also taken up the challenge spurred on by my so-called bravery. We have decided that the
money we have been spending on hair we can spend on new clothes and lots of coffee shop
outings together!

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Guest

5th March 2007, 5:46 AM

Re: Getting Older

I pay up to $300 a month to have my hair colored silver, it looks wonderful and I'm only 16!
I think a reason for a good number of younger kids falling for silver haired people is the
number of drop dead hot siver haired men in computer games- I might be wrong, but thats
why I love it!

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Guest

5th March 2007, 5:46 AM

Re: Getting Older

yh she is old but dude if i looked lyk that wen i was old i would be jumping for joy
grey hair roxxxx!!!!
salt and pepper all the way..

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kat

31st January 2007, 3:50 AM

Re: Getting Older

my cousin is around the 25 mark and pays to get silver streaks! go the gey see people pay to
get there hair like yours!!!!!!!!!! keep it up!!!!!!

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Katie

31st January 2007, 3:50 AM
Re: Getting Older

Well im 16 and still love the way my face and body changes with growth Im looking forward
to the future of my looks wrinkles and grey hair are beautiful and if you keep using dove you
will be stunning till the day you die

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Katie

31st January 2007, 3:50 AM

Re: Getting Older

You are as old or youn as you feel and im 16 and i love seeing woman with grey hair i think it
looks choice!

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Katie

31st January 2007, 3:50 AM

Re: Getting Older

This chick is so hot keeping your hair natural is so cool grey is choice and if shes happy wuth
herself why cant every one els be?

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Guest

15th January 2007, 10:31 PM

Re: Getting Older

Yes i agree with some bits you are saying But This is a beatuy campaign hence why they are
on the topic of self-esteem and trying to get the message acorss that everyone is beautiful and
not Starving people of the world.Though that is a very improtant topic i dont believe people
who come to the "Dove website" want to know the facts of how many people are in povity.
Yours sincerily
Rochelle

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pamela

15th January 2007, 10:31 PM

Re: Getting Older
Well,I finally made it! Getting Older!? Yes! I acted on my intuition a month ago, went to a
salon and had all my layers cut off to a one length bob. I am tired of looking for that
streaking, that will hide "the gray";make me look younger! Tired of searching for that perfect
hair cut!The right amount of lift and layering! I just want to be me. As for not streaking; i
want to see my natural colour!
That decision led to another.I took off the gell nails,although i am back to biting my nails. I
might just go for a manicure? i've been waiting all my adult life. The condition, in my mind
was that i had to first have lovely nails! Thus, I've never had a manicure! "Why now?"
Because ,i'm me. At almost 48 i probablly need one by now anyway! This is not about
"deserving pampering" its about a sub standard of value I placed on myself. If it was about
who desrves a manicure; that is most definatly the woman who has worked with her hands all
her life. This will be an act of freedom. Will i have them monthly? Probably not! Repeat
manicures won't nuture that train of thought. Writting about it for the first time ever,here,has!
An unexpected gift that has just now come to me! Do i say thank you
Dove? Thank you!
And now the hair. I do not know if this style is the most flattering? I do know when my hair
feels clean. I like the way it feels then, so i will strive for; clean hair! The hair can grow out.
When i decide to cut my hair it will not be because of a pressured need "to look younger" . I
have promised myself is to work out at a local fitness club. I have many people in my life who
i cherish. I know that my health is the only thing that really matters to them, just as their
health matters to me. My BMI is in the obese range. The range for health is wide and i do not
strive to be a lean mean work out machine, but at 210lbs. 5'5.5" , medium frame, and near
48yrs "winning off" 40 lbs would not make me a light weight contender. However my knees
will benefit, vericose veins,as well as my heart and lungs.
Here's to the New Year Dove freinds! I hope some one out there feels as good as i do right
now! Sincerely Pamela

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Maz

15th January 2007, 10:31 PM

Getting older when your young

Getting old is something that we all have to go through at some point. Most young people
don't want to think about what they are going to look like when they are "old", but what
makes a person old? Is it the way that they look or the way that they act? And what from what
age are you now classed as old?

I'm a person that use to colour their hair all the time (somewhat to do with doing
hairdressing), but about six months ago I decided to shave my hair off and also somewhat
decided not to colour my hair for an unknown amount of time.
I swear I have more grey hair than my mother and I am only 24. I use to hate my grey hair
(especially because of my age), but now I find that people think that its cool.

So is it fair to say when it comes to getting old that you are only as old as you feel?

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Guest

4th December 2006, 2:00 AM

Re: Getting Older

There's a lot of discussion about women who are "getting older" but what about the blokes?

I've used Dove for over 20 years and I reckon my face is the better for it.

Aren't you interested in marketing to old men?

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Guest

4th December 2006, 1:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

Wrinkles are a sign of wisedom.
I think she's a beautyful lady!

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aly

4th December 2006, 1:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

i'm younge but i scared of getting old. how i will look when i get there. getting old is a cycle
that no one can change and i'm not about to try. instead of botox and other things i think
people should learn to embrace it. it's the complextion of wisdom and grace.

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anna

24th October 2006, 9:39 AM

Re: Getting Older

getting older is a part of life that cannot be changed. embrace it and see every grey hair as
experiences you've had along the way

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Guest
3rd October 2006, 12:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

Paris Hilton DID dye her hair grey at one stage didn't she? It was a fad for a while. But it
didn't suit her, so..yeah anyway.. who cares what colour your hair is. I think it is sad that the
western world has become so spoilt and 'bored' that it is even an issue and topic of discussion.
Myself included in the shameful discission...Some people are starving in this world and I'm
not talking about Sebastian next door who is on a licorice and speed diet, by choice, no, I
mean about 30% or probably even 80% (shame on me for not even knowing the stats) of the
world is STARVING and in poverty - NO CHOICE. Shame shame...hair shmare. I think that
lady is beatiful, happy and healthy. She might look nice, and sure she probably is a 'nice'
person too. But how do I know she's not a total COW? Appearances aren't everything,
actually they are NOTHING. And that is your point Dove. Well done to you I think what you
are doing is great :o) Maybe you could consider attaching a charity to your campaign that
helps out the majority of the world as well as us local Gals? Just a thought. But until we stop
being so self focused and self indulged we are NEVER gonna get over our image problems.

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Guest

3rd October 2006, 12:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

Yeah go the wrinkles I say... and the grey. My mum let her hair grow/stay grey because she
said it proved she was wise! But it actually suited her really well too. I do think though that if
your hair grows grey and it looks eeek just cover it up and don't beat yer self up about it! I am
only 26 and my first few silvers are showing - and -yes I admit-I dye them- However, if I
grow to be only half as wise as my mum is I will be thrilled - Snaps to mum :o)

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Guest

3rd October 2006, 12:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am in the 'older age group' and married to a now retired hairdresser.
To my husbands horror, I made the decision to let my hair tint grow out. Once I had achieved
the growing out process, to my husbands amazement I constantly receive compliments on the
'lovely silver grey' my hair has become.
I feel completely liberated from the once fortnightly tint process and with a great cut I know
my hair always looks great. Go Grey!

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Guest
3rd October 2006, 12:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

this woman inspires me like the many other women who have taken me under their wings
throughout my tempestuous youth! Now that i am only months away from 40, i see that its
time for me to do the same for other younger women, and most certainly not have to feel as
though i am in competition with them! Teach women and girls to be beautiful from the inside
out, and then when the veneer of youth begins to fall away, they will have more than a hollow
shell to offer the world.

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eostre

3rd October 2006, 12:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 48, 49 in about 6weeks, about 65% grey, post menopausal, small breasted, happily single
with a gorgeous 10yr old - and I'm happier within myself, and with my life than I've ever
been! I know what I want and what I don't want, I really don't care what others may think of
my looks, as I'm happy with my appearance - yes, I have lines, but they give my face
character and expression, and, I find myself flirted with more often than when I was younger -
and by quite a wide range of ages!
I have always had unconventional looks, and, apart from a short stint of self loathing during
puberty, have always liked the fact that I do - I've never fancied looking like a mass produced
fashion doll, besides, looks are only a part of how you are perceived - there is a lot more to
being attractive to people than just how you look -to judge yourself solely by your
appearance, or to allow others to do so is selling yourself short - we all have to remember
that!
Be proud of yourself - to quote that great woman Eleanor Roosevelt "No one can make you
feel inferior without your consent!
Be strong, Be proud, Enjoy your life, Celebrate your achievemnts, and recast your mistakes as
lessons - you deserve it!

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Terri

3rd October 2006, 12:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

With age comes wisdom. With age comes a recognition of ageing such as grey hair. Be proud
of wearing your grey hair as a truthful honesty of the progression of life. Dyeing only covers
up what everyone knows is really there. Be yourself and others will acknowledge your being
true to yourself.

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Chris

3rd October 2006, 12:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

As a 54 year old mother of two girls now in their 30's I'm very conscious of the fact that I'm a
role model for them. So much pressure is placed on women these days to be wrinkle free and
ageless.
I want to set the example for my girls that as you age you can be wrinkled and beautiful,
vibrant and attractive there is no need to resort to the needle or the knife.

Cheers,
Chris.

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Guest

3rd October 2006, 12:24 PM

Re: Getting Older

I agree. I'm 38 years young (smile) and I'm so very much looking forward to my 40's. I hear
you just feel like you've arrived! I think wrinkles are very sexy, and just a natural part of life.
You don't go to a doctor to have your life experiences Botoxed because they're your very own
unique experiences, and it's part of who you've become, so why would you want to subject
your body to risks, and pain just to "temporarily" erase a few lines? That doesn't say self-love
to me.

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lulu

26th September 2006, 8:47 AM

Re: Getting Older

Im only young, so I know its easy for me to say...but, i think wrinkles are absolutely
wonderful!

we are mortals, we do grow old, its a given...
wrinkles are beautiful as they are so natural, showing the bodys ageing process.

well done for older people! they deserve applause as they have raised children, gone through
so much, have a lot of wisdom we can all learn from


this campaign is fantastic!!!!!
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Caroline

26th September 2006, 8:46 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think of letting my hair grow out but with a husband half my age I feel that it would just
make me look more like his grandmother than his mother :). I would like to commend Dove
for its committment to the young women of today. I have suffered from body issues all of my
life. Thankfully my daughter has a much better sense of self esteem than I did because I have
always told her she is unique and beautiful but she still has to consiously fight the message
from the media.

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Carol

19th September 2006, 9:19 AM

Re: Getting Older

I wish I had the courage to not dye my hair anymore!
She looks fabulous!

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Teri

12th September 2006, 9:08 AM

Re: Getting Older

Hi there!

I know exactly how you feel. I was once a "classic beauty". I am nearing 48 now but reached
my peak of physical attractiveness at 40! My boyfriend is a photographer and though he says
he is more attracted to my "sensual curves" than to rake thin model types, his eyes follow
every one of those rakes we come across.

I was approached in the street about a month ago by an attractive young man who told me he
just had to tell me I was beautiful. I was shocked and thought it was a PR stunt for the Dove
campaign or that a new reality TV show like Candid Camera was about to hit the screen.

I am so happy that Dove is attempting to broaden the concept of what is beautiful in a woman.
Approaching menopause and for the first time in my life not getting the same responses from
men that I had become used to, I appreciate Dove's attempts to broaden the focus.

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Arizona's Mum

11th September 2006, 8:39 AM

Re: Getting Older

My almost 17yr old niece just told my sister that Aunty (me) is old now because she's got
wrinkles. Wow! at 42 how dare I have a wrinkle, what she doesn't realise is that I have earned
every single one of my lines through living, loving, worrying and caring for my family. I'm
ageing naturally (ok, except for the hair colour) and as gracefully as I can. I wouldn't go back
to my teens, 20's or even 30's for anything, I love my life and I love this age...wrinkles and all.

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tanya

8th September 2006, 9:13 AM

Re: Getting Older

I love the natural look. My yoga teacher is a great example. She's in her 50s, freckled, red hair
greying naturally, and she is also flat-chested and has the confidence to *not* wear a padded
bra. And wow is she sexy and confident.

Here's the thing. I would love to have her confidence, not wear a padded bra and not dye my
hair.. but i worry. My husband is a fantastic guy, a great dad, but i *know* that he is attracted
to the more, let's say, coventional ideal of beauty - a 19 year old bikini model even though
he'd hate to admit it.

It's not like i want to leave him. He's a sweetheart. but i guess i am angry or something
nevertheless. why can't he see real beauty! Is this true in general of men? sadly, i suspect so.

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Guest

5th September 2006, 12:08 PM

Re: Getting Older

you're a funny bumpkin. 14 is a fabulous age! i'm 69 and remember 14 as the best year of my
life. back in the good old days of rock and roll. life was fun! dove's been there for me the
majority of my life, and my skin is still as tight as can be. thanks dove!

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Guest

5th September 2006, 12:08 PM
Re: Getting Older

I'm 53 and I still view things through the eyes of someone in their late 20s. My attitude to life
hasn't changed. I judge no one and yet I feel judged. Society determines that I 'fit in' to a
preconceived notion of what 53 is. Consequently, I am invisible.

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Guest

5th September 2006, 12:08 PM

Re: Getting Older

I used to have my hair coloured as it gradually changed from dark brown to grey, but
eventually my male hairdresser said that as it was coming thru at about 70% silver, maybe it
was time to just glory in it. So I took a deep breath and told him to just go ahead and give it
his usual good cut. It looked fantastic! And what's more, he still uses me (at 61) as an example
for other clients dithering about whether or not to show their grey hair. What's more, girls,
going silver-haired is just an excuse to wear more diamonds to match, isn't it?

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Ding

18th August 2006, 1:18 PM

Re: Getting Older

Why do women fight this battle, we need to face facts that it is ineverable.I'm mot saying do
the surgery I am saying be happy with yourself, know that you are beautiful, after all we are
leading a generation who think even in their youth they are not good enough.Lets take up
arms and fight for our future daughters, sisters, nieces in letting them know they are perfect
the way thet are.

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Guest

18th August 2006, 1:18 PM

Re: Getting Older

My mom is 46 is I think she is so beautiufl, way more than aging celebrities who've had their
faces stretched.

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Boo
8th August 2006, 3:57 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am 37 years old. I have always loved the age I am. I admire women who don't colour their
hair and who allow mother nature wave her magic wand without any interference. However,
recently I have noticed that I have a few grey hairs and that my skin isn't as tight as it used to
be. And I feel sad. I think it's important to acknowledge the fact that when this happens it is a
loss in our lives. Yes, I do think it's very important to be positive however I am a huge
believer in balance - and acknowledging both good & bad is part of that balance.

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Guest

8th August 2006, 3:57 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am so excited by this campaign. I am 44 and choosing to go grey with pride. I have just cut
my hair really short and I think I look really groovy (and that is the reaction I get from
people)- though my 9-year-old daughter would like me to dye my hair brown. I have been
trying to promote grey as a viable alternative amongst the people in my sphere of influence
and I feel disappointed that my own daughter is already influenced by peers, media images etc
and has a view of beauty that I don't share. Women - we have a battle on our hands! I also feel
very let down by women who choose plastic surgery to reduce the visable signs of aging. I
have no desire to look 20 in my 40s - and I certainly don't want a face that doesn't reflect the
joy I have experienced in life - so clearly seen in my laughter lines.

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Guest

8th August 2006, 3:57 PM

Re: Getting Older

being old is great!!!

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April

8th August 2006, 3:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

Well you are 14 and you havent quite grasped the hang of being old youngian...

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Guest

8th August 2006, 3:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

yeah being old is great.i get comments all the time. being 14 is the best!

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Guest

4th August 2006, 11:58 AM

Re: Getting Older

i think you are right as I am 14 and I feel great about my old age.

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April

1st August 2006, 4:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 50 and I feel great about my age, I dont care what anyone says about me... be happy about
yourself no matter what

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Guest

1st August 2006, 4:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

Who decided that getting older meant losing beauty? People - not just women - can grow
more and more beautiful as they mature!

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Jo

28th July 2006, 9:11 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think that grey hair is great - I'm half way there and it doesn't bother me as long as my hair is
healthy.
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Guest

28th July 2006, 9:11 AM

Re: Getting Older

Not taking life sooo seriously, It has lasted for a long time and it just gets better. I thought that
life after 25 would be terrible, how wrong I was it is sooo much better, love gets better,
decissions become eaiser to make. I am heading for 50 and getting more excited about the
future. I have 4 beautiful children in my life and I keep all negative people way out of my life,
it is about making choices of the people who help to make your life positive not negative. You
have a choice to get rid of horrible negative people, get thwm out of your life, do it today.A
human life time really is a short time, have fun love the people who matter. No I have not had
an easy life with many challenges, poverty,single patenthood, reeducating myself,many ups
and downs. That is life it is about choices, take them. Live life.

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Guest

28th July 2006, 9:11 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am 40 and greying. With not a lot of money in the household to spend on personal
grooming, the spend has to be on what is really going to matter. I decided that I would love
my family, exercise my mind, protect my teeth, look after my skin and always have a decent
and tidy haircut. Practical, but boy are a we a happy family!

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Guest

28th July 2006, 9:11 AM

Re: Getting Older

I just wanted to say I think the older woman is beautiful, but the picture on the site focusses
purely on her hair colour, not on all of her other beautiful traits. Grey hair can be beautiful,
but I just didn't like the way her hair was portrayed in that photo. sorry.

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Guest

18th July 2006, 10:13 AM

Re: Getting Older
I think the woman in the picture's hair is so cool.. It looks really nice.

As for age, with age comes wisdom and wisdom should be a more valued thing than "beauty".

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Lisa

18th July 2006, 10:13 AM

Re: Getting Older

All I can say is I hope I look half as good as these ladies at that age! Maybe it is vanity, but I
think most women like to feel sexy, no matter how old they are.

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Guest

18th July 2006, 10:13 AM

Re: Getting Older

hapend to have a beatiful, lovely, gourgious yung daughter: no mistake at all! What else can
you expect from a gourgious mum of 45?

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Guest

10th July 2006, 11:56 AM

Re: Getting Older

Beautiful young people are mistakes of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

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Guest

10th July 2006, 11:55 AM

Re: Getting Older

On our journey through life all ages and stages can be wonderful. A certain maturity needs to
develop before this becomes self evident,for example I didn't know this when I was 20!
However at 60 I can state this with confidence. Aging is as certain as they say as taxes and
death. We should celebrate and value each stage we enter and enjoy.

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Guest

4th July 2006, 3:29 PM

Re: Getting Older

It is so diffficult to get a really gorgeous grey hair dyes. They appear to have been taken off
the market.
I feel that as you age you are dismissed. However I am learning new things all the time. Also I
have a husband who does not seem to notice that time has passed

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Guest

30th June 2006, 10:32 AM

Re: Getting Older

As a widower aged 63, I recently went on a dating website to look for a partner. Initially I
entered an age range of 45 - 65 as one of the criteria for my ideal woman. After a very short
time I realised that the older the woman replying, the more settled and aware of herself she
was. I met sveral women 60+ and most of them were very good company, very intelligent and
looking for committment to a long term loving relationship. Many younger women were
looking for a good time rather than a committment. I am now with a woman who would not
win any Miss World pageants, but inside herself she is a beautiful person, intelligent, funny
and a lover of life. She is a very sexey woman and has not let her age get in the way of
enjoying life to the full. Older woman do not have to be beauty queens to be beautiful. Give
me a woman with flesh on her bones over match-stick models any day.

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Cat

26th June 2006, 5:16 PM

Re: Getting Older

At 44, I'm greying far too slowly for my liking. I see the beautiful heads of grey hair with the
fabulous trendy cuts, the natural flowing mane, the natural or styled do's, and I want it now.
My 20 y.o. son is actually salt & pepper and, I hate to say it, but I'm envious. He follows his
Dad's family who all greyed by 30. That's it, I'm off to the hairdresser to see if they can give
me my grey now, I'm sick of waiting to look like your gorgeous model, I want it now.

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legna

26th June 2006, 5:16 PM
Re: Getting Older

Am I getting something wrong in this campaign? Again I answered honestly but felt I was
being asked to say something else. Yes she has grey hair and she's gorgeous!

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Guest

20th June 2006, 1:03 PM

Re: Getting Older

Leslie is an exemplary example of how an "older" woman can be just as, if not more,
attractive than a younger woman. To quote another comment "she's a hottie". As a man of 42 I
find most women to have some form of beauty, be it eyes, hair or facial features. Lealie seems
to have it all. I think alot of it is in how you feel about yourself...the glow definately comes
from deep within, and age, size colour is not important. D.

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Guest

20th June 2006, 1:03 PM

Re: Getting Older

What is old? She looks young and vital - filled with life. Even young people can look old if
they are not healthy. There is nothing wrong with grey - it's just another stage of life. It's
health that counts.

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Nana

20th June 2006, 1:03 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am proud of my age and abilities but at 67 years am still waiting for my 'badge of office'! I
do not have a grey hair in my head! My mother was the same and was not grey until she was
about 70. I would wear my grey hair with pride if I had it! My children are going grey before
me. Perhaps I should go the other way and dye it grey!--(only joking!)

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Sue

16th June 2006, 2:11 PM
Re: Getting Older

I am 50 and have been grey for some years now.
My choice not to dye my hair is (a) cost; (b) upkeep every 6 weeks (c) damage to my fine
curly hair. I opted for healthy natural colour grey hair than coloured damaged and dry hair.
And I am also altering the colours I wear to really complement the grey colour. I know I'd
look younger with coloured hair, but I'm hoping that by staying grey naturally it might
encourage others who are struggling with the issue!

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pip

16th June 2006, 2:11 PM

Re: Getting Older

I have to admire your results from your retrospection. Turning 40 is just a number-I've
recently attained the number and apply it quite happily. In fact I threw a huge party for freinds
and family to celebrate the last 40 years of my life and to welcome in the next 40+. I still look
great and infact I think with the 'ageing' process my face and body have heaps more character
than at 21. It used to be that men were allowed to age greying and gracefully. I think choose
your hair colour. I dye mine - for now - but in years to come I'll be just like my mum
salt'n'pepper and proud. Colouring should be a choice made not because we are ashamed of
our grey but if based on how we feel and individuality. Yay to a future where choice is
accepted in all its variety.

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Guest

16th June 2006, 2:11 PM

Re: Getting Older

Im in my mid 30's and love the fact I am aging disgracefully just like my mother. I have grey
hair's emerging and laughter lines on my face. The way I look comes from a great gene pool,
but the way I behave comes from confidence in who I am and loving all my nooks and
crannies no matter how wobbly, lined, pimpled or saggy.

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Alice

16th June 2006, 2:11 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think that older women should NOT be made fun of and considered 'not sexy'. Why?
Because, some day, we are all going to get to an older age and maybe have a job, a husband
and kids...so it would be hard to still look beautiful on the outside with the stressful lifestyle
you have. I think that all of the older women that are being modelled in this campaign are
beautiful! Just remember, when age changes how you look on the outside, the inside will
always stay the same...so don't judge older people!

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Guest

16th June 2006, 2:11 PM

Re: Getting Older

I love the grey hair,I tried for 2 years to let my own hair 'grow out' and was deterred so many
times by hairdressers and sometimes friends....I have perservered and now receive many more
compliments on my now pewter colour hair,it feels great, no more regrowth to deal with,plus
my hair has regained all of the curl and bounce it had when I was in my 20's. I love it, and we
need to encourage more women to do the same.And somehow it is more youthful to have the
hair match the face. Try it and see...

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jess

9th June 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

Well, i think that Cher looks completely silly, she looks the same as she did 40 years ago!! I
mean sure she can still perform for hours on end, and feature in playboy, but come on its just
not natural. Bring on the wrinkles, they are merely lines of wisdom.

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Guest

9th June 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

My mind equates women who dye their hair as a modern version of women a couple of
centuries ago, who used to smear their faces with a white floury substance in an effort to
appear younger! If grey suits you, then go for it, but please, if you are going to dye your hair,
be aware of the upkeep. There is nothing more ageing, (and how many times do we see it)
than women having a six week regrowth showing.

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coolchiligirl
9th June 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

I thought she was a Hottie too, and I'm a female...

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coolchiligirl

9th June 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

So cool. I'm only 32 years old but our family has the tradition of going grey early....so i have
silver strands in my dark hair. I choose not to hide them because I want to age nicely (they go
with my laugh lines (wrinkles)). I'm glad to be of an age where I define what is beautiful... As
mum said "naturals best."

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Guest

9th June 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

It is indeed rare I think to see such acceptance of ageing women as stated in your message. I
think men like you are in the minority but it is truly uplifting so-to-speak to see such a
positive attitude towards women getting older. Thank you for renewing my faith in men on
this topic.

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Guest

5th June 2006, 9:48 AM

Re: Getting Older

My wife is 44 and a major hottie - even more so than when we married in 84

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steve

5th June 2006, 9:48 AM

Re: Getting Older
You've picked a real beauty here. Gray.. so what... stunning features, great smile.

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Guest

5th June 2006, 9:48 AM

Re: Getting Older

Lets face it from the time we pop out into this world were getting older. we all do it in our
own way, if you want to fight it do so and good luck. if you're embrassing it then wonderful,
but first and formost enjoy your life, take joy from what ever you can every day. There is so
much fun out here dont be draged down by negativity, my motto is "life's a bitch but I dont
have to be." Have fun people, breath, poke your tongue out and be happy. Good luck.

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hammerhead

5th June 2006, 9:48 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think older women who have looked after themselves are like an art masterpiece. They are
soooo HOT. I am a 45 year old male and the 97 yearold gal is hot! I would date her in a
heartbeat as I would any of the ladies shown here. So, if any of the women are available
contact me! Or any other mature hotties...

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linda

5th June 2006, 9:47 AM

Re: Getting Older

see people are so shallow its unfortunate i guess but everyone has the right to be themselves
no matter what that may be. im 47 i look probably 10 years younger than that but im fortunate
i have family and friends that age who look good with grey hair.i havent had to make that
choice yet. also some people are allergic to hair dye and it stays in your system for months.
who knows what health risks in the name of beauty.

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Pam

5th June 2006, 9:47 AM

Re: Getting Older
I am 57 and classed as one of the chubbier variety.
I am sick of not being accepted for what I am.
After many years of dieting I have finally realised that this the weight I am destined to stay
with.
Why is it that when I go looking for really nice clothes all I can find are drab coloured sacks.
To buy something within my budget is very hard as I am one of those who cannot afford to go
to the upmarket shops that specialise in "bigger women" garmets.
Went to KMart in the weekend ....wow big sale on..... looking for a nice evening blouse in
either apricot or cream.
Guess what, apricot and cream in sizes 8 - 14 but only black, brown and white in 16-24 !
I am looking to go to the Avondale races not to a funeral!!!
This is my biggest bone of contention for my age group.
Wrinkles are beautiful and down with plastic surgery and all those supposed to be hlepful
aides.
Grow old gracefully and well dressed ( that's if you can find a shop that will cater for you.

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Guest

30th May 2006, 9:49 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm in the process of growing out my badly dyed hair and this photo is an inspiration of how
good my hair will be looking when it returns to its (now) natural grey... thanks for keeping me
inspired in the 'in-between' stage!

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Guest

30th May 2006, 9:49 PM

Re: Getting Older

I recently turned 40 and spent the 12 months leading up to this event in a frenzy of despair
and self-doubt. I found myself turning inwards and trying to analyse how my life as I knew it,
could go on if I was no longer young and beautiful. I questioned myself as to why it meant so
much to be these things, I questioned by own superficiality for caring so much. I recognised
and wondered why I defined myself so thoroughly by what I looked like. What a horrible
year!
Then I did it. I turned 40. I looked in the mirror and guess what? Nothing had changed. I was
still me. Exactly as I had been at 39, at 29, at 20. Only better. Wiser, happier, more fulfilled,
and much more equipped to recognise what suited me than I was at 20. Now at 40 and a half,
I have never been happier with myself. I have simply stopped counting, or caring. The old
cliche is true - age is just a number.

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Guest

30th May 2006, 8:06 AM

Re: Getting Older

I know some very beautiful women in their 70's. They are covered in wrinkles, but they dress
attractively and generally look after themselves. The beauty I see in these women is in their
eyes, their eyes are clear and uncluttered from hurts and insecurities, instead their eyes shine
in confidence and wisdom and acceptance. This is something that is very attractive about
them. They have spent their lives dealing wisely with their "issues", forgiving people that hurt
them and focussing more on others than themselves. This is true unfading beauty!

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Guest

30th May 2006, 8:06 AM

Re: Getting Older

It is the best time in one's life,it is the time to freely express your feelings,opinions,and views
without worrying about how it affects other people.
This is the time to put you first !!

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Honestyisbest

30th May 2006, 8:06 AM

Re: Getting Older

What rubbish. We may be nicer on the inside but we are definately not so nice on the outside.
Grey hair is ugly and should be covered up.

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linda

29th May 2006, 1:26 PM

Re: Getting Older

surely your still the same person inside when your 20,39,40,50,60 or 70 beauty definatly
comes from within a person can look stunning on the out side, born that way or surgery but its
how you treat other people that really counts. i also think we usually get more beautyfull as
we get older as we learn more about ourselves and other people and relax and feel more atease
with our selves and more confident.
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andrea

28th May 2006, 6:52 PM

Re: Getting Older

Not sure if I would like my hair grey at 29 but this is not the point..it is what makes one feel
beautiful...

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Guest

28th May 2006, 12:57 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 29yo. I love the fact that my hair has started to grey very early. I patiently wait for the day
that it will turn all white =P

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Guest

28th May 2006, 12:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

We are not just getting older,were getting better with age.I feel so much better since I let my
hair go a natural grey.I like it better than all the different shades of color I've tried when I was
lots younger.There is a special freedom in being older.WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT and
it's beautiful.

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Guest

26th May 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

Her skin is totally perfect!!!From looking at the back of hte computer seems like her skin is
very smooth and clean...And her hair grey doesnt suits her only the straight part but the colour
should be different but not black....

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petal
26th May 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

WOW what a wonderful woman Irene is, so vibrant! and happy! Do you have to be smiling to
be beautiful I wonder? I would like to see a greater celebration of growing older. Why don't
you post a few more women's images, those between 50 and 90? If one really does become
more beautiful as one grows older then the more older women you post on the site the
stronger the message of where true beauty lies will be.

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Guest

26th May 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

I fully agree with you.

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Guest

23rd May 2006, 8:15 PM

Re: Getting Older

Why do you feel that you need to 'carry it off', black eyebrows or not? If you are proud to be
grey/white/silver, why does it matter that you need black eyebrows to make you look
younger?

I, like you, have been grey for a while - in fact my hair is white now - I'm 38. I've also got a
relic of my previous hair colour, and not just my eyebrows!

I think that I look good, because the colour of my hair surprisingly suits me, given it used to
be black, and I wear it long (longer than I ever have) and thick (isn't grey hair strong!). I get
so many comments (good ones) about how great my hair looks.

Hold your head up proud - regardless of the colour of your eyebrows. We are the lucky ones -
we have already gone through 'going grey' - we get to realise what a cool thing it is early!

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Guest

23rd May 2006, 5:45 PM

Re: Getting Older
I rekon she suits the style and colour, I hope I can look that great at her age. I also believe we
grow more beautiful as we grow older.

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Bernie

23rd May 2006, 7:50 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think she looks great, but the emphasis here is still on what a person looks like. There is
more to being beautiful than what you look like. True beauty comes from within and can be
achieved regardless of hair colour, age, body type etc. Look at the people we love the most
and think about what it is we love them for - I can almost guarantee it has absolutely nothing
to do with looks.

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Cait

23rd May 2006, 7:50 AM

Re: Getting Older

I was so pleased to see the photo of your 'older'woman looking fantastic with her grey hair. I
went grey at 14yrs old and have been dying my hair ever since. Now at 38 I would love to be
my natural colour however I get huge resistance from hairdressers to strip the colour out or to
even let me go grey with comments like 'you're too young to be grey'. I see lots of women of
all ages these days with grey, even white hair who look great. Why is there so much resistance
to it?

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Guest

22nd May 2006, 8:09 PM

Re: Getting Older

There is nothing wrong with growing old gracefully. A lot of older women look beautiful with
greying hair as at this stage their skin has also changed too suit their new hair colour.

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J

22nd May 2006, 8:09 AM

Re: Getting Older
I also think she is gorgeous, but have to point out that being 100% grey is not always related
to age!
I am 34, but my hair is grey, and has been going grey since I was 12. I have recently decided
to stop dyeing, bleaching, treating my hair, because grey is groovy. I can carry it off because,
thankfully, I still have black eyebrows!!
The woman on this website is fabulous; she looks confident, happy and as if she knows
something that we all don't. Surely that confidence and mystique is far more beautiful, and far
less easily replicated than the conventional beauty parameters. Let's all be US, and revel in it!
Love to all.x

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Yvie

22nd May 2006, 8:09 AM

Re: Getting Older

She ia an attractive woman. Great smile pleasing to see. Great hair.

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Guest

19th May 2006, 7:14 PM

Re: Getting Older

I believe there are many gorgeous older women around. Unfortunately, we aren't valued. This
woman is beautiful and exudes vivacity. I wish I had the courage to let my hair go grey.
Congratulations.

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Guest

19th May 2006, 7:14 PM

Re: Getting Older

Sunday would have been such a sad day for you this year. We were just talking at church on
Sunday about acknowledging mothers but also being sensitive to those who have lost
mothers, or woman who have never been able to have children...I hope everyone out there
who still has their mother, appreciates them, and not just on Mothers day as it is a whole new
world to navigate without them. I still have mine, I'm one of the lucky ones this year...Your
mother obviously gave you a lot of confidence in who you are - the most precious gift of all.
Take care.

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Guest

19th May 2006, 7:13 PM

Re: Getting Older

This woman looks so good! Who says that you can't look good if your old.She looks really
pretty. All women are unique and beautiful. This is no exception.........

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Guest

19th May 2006, 7:13 PM

Re: Getting Older

Hi Leslie,
I too am proud to have a head of glorious silver gray hair and am 47. I have more comments
now about my hair, than any in the past - my response - "I've earnt ever one of them! and you
can only get them through living!" _ good on you girl.

Lesley Parker

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Guest

18th May 2006, 8:28 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think that there are many beautiful older women out there (like my mum who's 50 and is so
fit she could run a marathon) and I love that they are getting the confidence to promote
themselves. I DONT like how a lot of them go overboard and try to look younger. Don't be
corrupted ladies - you look how you want to look! You should be mature enough by this age
to feel yourself and not feel the pressure that the rest of us are subjected to, to to look young
and sexy - besides by your age hopefully you've developed enough of a personality not to
have to attract people by flaunting yourself!!!

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jules

18th May 2006, 8:28 AM

Re: Getting Older

Its so cool to see a woman comfortable with the aging process. I have decided not to fully
colour my hair, grey hair matches your changing skin colour as you age, or so I'm told and
now I am going grey I am trying to ride it out but find so many horrified I am. Why can't
women support each other whatever each of us choose to do?

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Guest

17th May 2006, 5:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

Absoluetly Gorgeous. I hope i look that beautiful and radiant when im older. :)

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Guest

17th May 2006, 5:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

I have recently lost my mum......she was my BEST FRIEND....and when i look at her photo in
my wallet - her 'inner beauty and radiance speaks volumes to all'....even those who don't know
her.

This was the first year i celebrated 'Mothers Day' without her.

She always taught me from an early age....that i had a 'different beauty'...i didn't know what
she meant....until when i got older....she was talking about 'inner beauty'.

I'd like to send you a pic of my mum...so u can see for yourself.

Cheers

Tena

PS: Have u got an email address?

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JamieRobson

16th May 2006, 10:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think she's gorgeous. I never really thought of older as beautiful because it isn't really
displayed that way in media, but this just proves that wrong.

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Lois

16th May 2006, 10:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

At last! Mature women are no longer invisible.
Thankyou Dove for recognising that grey is beautiful. My hair is grey, and I'm NOT going to
colour it. I have some wrinkles which are an important part of me.And I refuse to allow any
cosmetic comany to undermine my self worth by implying that grey hair, wrinkles and aging
are something to be hidden from public view. At 55 I am looking forward maturing
gracefully.I don't want to be young again. I am enjoying myself too much!

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Guest

16th May 2006, 10:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

I used a water rinse - medium blonde, during the growing out process. This is a wash-out
option and acts just like a shampoo. It is NOT semi permanent. When you've got to the length
you want, cut off the original coloured ends and let the water rinse die out.

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Guest

16th May 2006, 10:25 PM

Re: Getting Older

Hooray for the woman asking for tips regarding growing out her greys! It is a good time to try
a great shorter cut, but mostly you've just gotta be brave! Smile a lot, and know you are doing
something very good for yourself. You'll love the compliments and the shine from healthy,
natural hair. Cheers!

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Guest

16th May 2006, 3:36 PM

Re: Getting Older

I love being older and feel much more powerful than when I was young. The lady in the photo
is very attractive but her hair style is too young for her- its fighting her face.

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Guest

16th May 2006, 8:29 AM

Re: Getting Older

Beauty is many things to many people.There is a saying about beauty is in the eye of the
beholder and also one that true beauty comes from the heart.So I am 58 and yes past my best
years but in love with life and looking forward to the many joys and challenges of the next 20
or 30 years. I will continue to take care of my appearance as best I can by cleansing and
moisterising with the occassional treat at a day spa. By the way my partner also 58 tells me he
thinks I am very sexy so must be doing something right.

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am 45 and my hair started going grey at 28 .I have suffered colouring my hair to look young
for this long and tried going cold turkey, on no colour 12 months ago and didn't make it
because of the consensus of society. I feel strongly about dangerous chemicals in coloursand
being able to grow old gracefully and have a number of friends that are grey and look great. I
keep saying I'm going to go real short and grey maybe this will give me the courage I need.

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think healthy well cut grey hair looks great and is far preferable to the dyed straw we see
everywhere. It also seems logical that what is natural to us will suit us best. All my peers in
their 50's have opted for shades of blond to minimise unsightly regrowth with the result we
look like clones. I'm currently in the process of growing my natural grey out,(so liberating),
and would appreciate any tips on getting through this miserable and unsightly process with
some semblance of dignity. Thanks girls.

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:59 AM

Re: Getting Older
Getting older is great. I have more wisdom and grace now than when I was younger. I've
always tried to look after myself, drinking lots of water, moisturise, eating well, and a descent
amount of exercise. I am 43 and no one has ever got my age right, its not until I mention my
23 yr old daughter that the comments start "how old are you?" I think there are alot of people
who have a strange idea of what you are supposed to look like when youre older. Its nice to
suprise them! :)

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

Hi, I'm (getting older) as they say, and I know that it's what's inside that really counts, Not
what people see through jauntised eyes. I have a disability which is all that some people see
not what colour my eyes are. Or what sort of smile I have.

I doubt today's society are going to change the preconceived notions too many live by. I know
because I have been on the receiving end of this many times and it's not so pleasant to feel
that a person can't look beyond the outside. It's the reason I stay home for much of the time.
Not unless attitudes change drastically which I doubt. It's still the stick fiqure that gets the
attention.

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

My mother stopped dying her hair a few years ago. It used to drive her crazy, trying to keep
up with all these young images. She was stressed and unhappy. She finally gave up the act,
and now everybody comments on her "new retro look"! She's so much happier and I'm so
glad. She wasn't being herself before, but now she's created her own look and I love it! I hope
I can be half as happy in my own skin when I reach her age, she's truly an inspiration.

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:58 AM

Re: Getting Older

Age is a number. At 54 I see no problem in turning back my physical clock 10 years. I go to
the gym 4 times per week to keep fit and toned. My philosphy is to love myself and love the
life I live. I need to keep fit for my work as an early childhood teacher. Fitness has so many
other benfits for my wellbeing. I see my fitness and wellbeing as a beneficial cycle. Benefitial
not only for myself, also the significant others in my life.
Beauty is the inner wisdom to live the life I love.

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:58 AM

Be your fabulous self

I first saw this campaign as I came down the escilators at a station in Melbourne and I was
absolutely transfixed by this gorgeous older woman with grey hair. How long has it been
since I have seen that? I thought to myself. She looks fabulous! I am so sick of the fake boobs,
botoxed wrinkles and bee-stung lips. What a wonderful breath of fresh air to see something so
real and natural. That is real beauty, she just radiates from the inside. That kind of beauty
comes from loving the person she is and making the most of the life she has. You don't have
to be a stunning beauty to be beautiful, keep your beauty reigme simple and spend more of
your time living your life. Yeah for the real women.

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:58 AM

Re: Getting Older

Yes, it is indeed challenging, particularly when one's husband doesn't like the grey. I live and
teach English in China and it was sad to see the enthusiastic reaction of my students when I
dyed my hair recently (experiment!).I try to look professional etc. and the colour has given me
back a decade (I'm 55)but there's always a question in my mind about being true to myself.

Marion

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Guest

15th May 2006, 10:58 AM

Re: Getting Older

I kissed my wife because of the way her grey hair shined in the cold March sun near the
carousel in Central Park, NYC.

We use Dove unscented.

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Guest

13th May 2006, 8:48 PM

Re: Getting Older

Thank you Dove for acknowledging real beauty, however where are the 60+ like myself, I
love makeup, clothes etc. I accept Iam getting older, but every beauty advice etc seems to stop
at 50!!!
When will someone acknowledge that we too can grow old gracefully and don't need to look
like a super model, be a size 8 or under 50 to do so.
But this campaign is a great start...so keep up the good work.

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SkyLynne

13th May 2006, 7:52 AM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 51 and started going grey a few years ago. I coloured my hair for a few years, but recently
decided to stop and be the natural me. It's amazing, but I get far more compliments about my
appearance now, than I did when my hair was coloured. I think when you dye your hair as
you age, the colour makes your skin look hard, and you are less beautiful. I recently got
married, and my new brother-in-law did pass a comment in his speech about how grey I had
gone recently which I must take up with him! However, so many people told me I looked
beautiful, and when I look at the photos, I don't go, ugh, ugly hair. My husband thinks I'm
beautiful as I am, so I'm sticking with natural!

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Guest

13th May 2006, 7:52 AM

Re: Getting Older

When youmger I saw beaty in features, shape age and size
But as I have got more mature, is see with wiser eyes
The inner glow that shines through
Is beauty that last for a life time it is true
So the picture I see is of liove, life and glow
People tell me this and I am learning to believe it is so

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redheadbeauty

13th May 2006, 7:52 AM
Re: Getting Older

hi i seem to get nicer as i get older,i am 60 now but with my red and pink hair and
freckles,and sun tan,i seem to have a look no one else has at that age,i have no wrinckles,i sun
bathe and only use dove products,my skin is silky soft.

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steph1991

12th May 2006, 9:06 PM

BEAUTY

THis woman is pure beauty

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Guest

12th May 2006, 9:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

It is really challenging watching yourself change so much as you get older and still trying to
maintain a sense of your own beauty.This is especially difficult when the prevailing media
beauty stereotype is anchored firstly by youth and secondly by a certain shape both ofwhich
are difficult to sustain. More than anything I think it is important to keep yourself as active
and high energy as possible, staying connected with the changing world and continuing to
participate.

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Guest

12th May 2006, 1:10 PM

Re: Getting Older

Stunning looking woman - usually your head is in the right space with maturity and this
shows in your face as serenity and wisdom.

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chrysalis

11th May 2006, 7:51 PM

Re: Getting Older
I started going grey at 18 and was horrified!!! After having my children, I decided it was time
to go grey naturally so I stopped dyeing my hair. Now at 41 I have beautiful grey/white hair
and am really proud of it. All my friends think I really suit it and my husband still loves me
for who I am and how I look even after 20 1/2 years of marriage. GREY ROCKS!!

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KateB

11th May 2006, 1:51 PM

Re: Getting Older

When I was a little girl I asked my Mum if I could dye my hair silver (in other words grey). I
see older women with grey hair now and I think wow - how beautiful are they. I personally
think grey hair is gorgeous - like a dove's wing. When I go grey - I'll go GREY!!

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tramsnerak

11th May 2006, 11:33 AM

Re: Getting Older

Hi, what really threw me, was when I started going grey, I looked around at woman in my
own age group 40 to 50 and most if not all dyed there hair, I felt sad that there was such
shame in growing (older) more mature and society, tv, magazines, shove all this external
beauty at us. With time I have grown to accept who I am and the changes that are occuring to
my body and know that I am a beautiful person, "if you care to look and listen".

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Guest

11th May 2006, 11:32 AM

Re: Getting Older

Hey, we're all going there whether you like it or not, so I believe we need to make the most of
every day, believe in who we are and enjoy the way we look (even if we a just a little
reminiscent of what was... that firm, smooth skin of days gone by). My hair was snowy by the
time I was 45; my mother on the other hand only turned grey at 70. Did that make me 'older'
than her just because I had acquired one of the symbols of 'old age'. I was still out there
bungy-jumping at 48 and have just, at my present age of 55 - snow white hair and all, bought
myself a motor bike. Looks don't make you 'old', but attitude can make you old though if you
let, so just because a muscle or two has slipped a bit, doesn't mean you can't be beautiful.

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Deb

11th May 2006, 8:15 AM

Re: Getting Older

she can REALLY pull this look off well. are u sure shes old? she looks around her late 30's!
that colour really suits her..i love it! =D

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Chris

10th May 2006, 11:29 AM

Re: Getting Older

Being beautiful as we age is not about being thin and having Botox! I believe it is mostly not
something that depend on finances - it is an attitude thing. It seems such a shame that many
people in their more mature years reach a stage of 'not bothering' with their appearance. I am
38 and it saddens me to see a lot of women even at my age 'giving up' perhaps because they
don't see themselves as attractive anymore. I believe a great hair cut, good skin care, dressed
in clean and tidy clothing and having a pleasant disposition will make a person of any age
look great.

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Guest

10th May 2006, 11:29 AM

Re: Getting Older

Look, dye yer freakin' hair allready, grandma!

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Guest

10th May 2006, 8:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

i am 47 and have now let my hair be its natural salt & pepper. i'm now noticing how older
women with dyed hair look hard and the block of solid colour doesn't suit them. my new
natural hair colour suits my colouring and age perfectly...of course it does! it's natural and that
is always best.

wouldn't it be great if greying/grey hair became fashionable! mine has lovely streaks that don't
need upkeep!
i say, ladies, throw away your dyes. have the confidence to show your true self. you'll look
better and save a lot of money.

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Lisa

9th May 2006, 6:48 PM

Re: Getting Older

My great aunt is the most beautiufl older woman I now. She is almost 70 and still gets up
every morning bright and early, puts on her very uncool fluoro green parachute material jump
suit and struts her stuff around the walking tracks, dies her permed hair with that hideous
purple die that is supposed to make grey hair shine (which ends up looking like purple fairy
floss) and drives around Brissy like a mad woman. She volunteers for meals and wheels,
bakes cookies for every church meeting and spoils her grandkids rotten. Go aunty Valma! I
hope I am as beautiful as her when I reach that age!

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Guest

9th May 2006, 2:55 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am an aged carer and i see so many aged women and men who no longer remeber to brush
their hair or put a bit of lippy on, but i like to pull their hair back and put their fav shade of
lippy on. Their faces light up and you can tell they feel so much more confident. I know that
it's not about how they look compared to the other residents it's their feeling of slf worth that
really counts. I beleive if they still have that feeling their day goes so much better.

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Guest

9th May 2006, 2:55 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm now 46 and use Dove because of the moisturising properties. But I love the way I look
now! Yes, I have wrinkles - so what? I think I'm vibrant and alive-looking and in 2 or 3 more
decades I would love to be as alive and vibrant looking as the older lady featured in the
campaign. I think much of this is in our heads so we need to focus on ourselves as genuine,
loving people who are interesting and intelligent. cheers

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Guest

9th May 2006, 9:02 AM

Re: Getting Older

Loved the way this campaign promoted heavily where MEN can read them too. Just as
important they are educated as well.

Thank you so so much. I know it gives me a lift every time I go past seeing the ads and I like
seeing the guys take notice and reading them. It's a catch 22. They are given images which
embody what a perfect woman should look like so they feel that's what they should be
responding to, and we in turn are supposed to emulate that.

On getting older, I love it, there are so many benefits and I think it reflects in your physical
presence and looks, in terms of better acceptance of yourself and the world and the
diminishing need to be playing the sorts of games somebody younger does.

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sam

9th May 2006, 9:02 AM

Re: Getting Older

My Mother is over 50, and after chemotherapy for her cancer, her hair is falling out, but she is
the most beautiful woman I know.

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Robyn

8th May 2006, 8:44 PM

Re: Getting Older

I agree. I so hate old people who colour their hair with a brown or red colour. Why not grow
old gracefully

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marina

8th May 2006, 1:42 PM

Re: Getting Older

Getting older is hard enough without people judging your face like a book cover. Getting
older has so many advantages - finding out who you are and knowing what you want from life
are two... but being judged on your grey hairs, lines in your face, or the state of your body, is
not looking at the whole picture. The women depicted on this website look strong, and
confident as to who they are. The trouble is that while we can educate women with narrower
views that appearance matters less than what is inside, men may not see things the same way.
As long as we live our lives for us, and with love for others, our age does not matter. And who
said that men's opinions matter that much??!! Attractiveness is more than skin deep (although
Dove products make us feel better).

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Guest

8th May 2006, 1:42 PM

Re: Getting Older

So many women look more and more beautiful with age that it's amazing we still have to
debate this topic. The self confidence and comfort that they develop about themselves gives
an inner strength that shines through. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but how we
choose to be seen by the world is a big part of the effect. Think beautiful - be beautiful.

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Guest

8th May 2006, 1:42 PM

Re: Getting Older

At last someone agrees with my hairdresser. I believe my natural grey suits my age and skin
colour. Often others with dark dyed hair look hard and old.

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Guest

8th May 2006, 8:57 AM

Re: Getting Older

Why is todays society based purely on looks??? This lady is beautiful and no one should tell
her otherwise!!! Im only 15 and i know the full extent of the "beauty" battle. Everyone is
beautiful, you dont need to be a size 8 with glossy blonde hair, big boobs and no wrinkles!!!
Thats fake not beautiful!!!!

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Guest

8th May 2006, 8:57 AM
Re: Getting Older

I so agree with your comments...grace and elegance contribute to natural beauty. I currently
live in America...and its sad to see a lot of older women either getting face lifts to compete
with the cosmetic attutide toward beauty...or dressing like 16 year olds with short denim skirts
and fake tans and bleach hair...there is nothing more beautiful than a graceful woman dressed
in clothes that flatter their age and body...there is a power in being confident about who you
are and in your wisdom of life...grey hair is a badge we should wear with pride...not
something to be ashamed of.

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Guest

8th May 2006, 8:57 AM

Re: Getting Older

Life isn't measured by the quantity of breaths you take, but the quantity of times that took
your breath away.

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Guest

7th May 2006, 9:49 PM

Re: Getting Older

Thanks goodness someone has at last got it right just because we are moving on.. just like a
good wine we still need to look & feel great there is nothing greater than seeing a lovely
elegant more mature lady dessed well and having a great time ..Thanks heaps..

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Judi

7th May 2006, 9:49 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think there's far too much emphasis on being slim, beautiful & young. After all everybody
ages, & if you can't age gracefully then I feel sorry for those people. Of course, its only
advertising, but I think there should be a limit. After all you don't see all these ads for men
now do you? If a man can't accept you as you are naturally, then he's not worth it. Older
women think it too. WE are fine how we are - maybe improve some things, but generally are
happy with ourselves & our bodies. it's a pity others can't see that, too. After all, beauty is
only skin deep. its the person inside that should be important - not the outside which is
nothing. Only a covering.
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Guest

7th May 2006, 9:49 PM

Re: Getting Older

it doesnt matter how old you are, everyone is gorgous in a way... this woman is beautiful like
me!!!! and maybe even you!!!!XOXOXO

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Guest

7th May 2006, 10:27 AM

Re: Getting Older

hi im a fat american....im 48, i used to be fit and strong, you complain about things but at least
you had the benifit of healthy new zeland diet, excersize, and life stlye.

i wish i could be a kiwi like you, health concience people, God save the Q

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Guest

6th May 2006, 5:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

today i turn 48 and although i have been quietly confident about my appearance, i'm so
relieved that at last someone significant is campaigning to change the status quo, especially
for the next generation. give us variety, give us freedom, challenge us to be the unique
individuals we were created to be!

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Guest

6th May 2006, 5:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think the age of elegance, should be promoted alot more , in fashion , hair music and
everyday living, it seems that all you see in fashion is for the young there are alot of mature
women who like to keep up with fashiom, you never see things in magazines, for any one
under 25, lets get to gether and start, a campain grey hair , a few wrinkles a big smile , lots of
love is what we need, come on dove lets get cracking, you only have to see what all these
awfull face lifts do to these women, and it only lasts 5yrs, and costs alot of money,the age of
elegance can be great

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Guest

6th May 2006, 5:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

i just wanted to say that all these women are really beutiful...i didnt even know that irene was
97 she look about 50...if i grow older and look anything like them..i will be really happy!!!

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Mel

6th May 2006, 5:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

It is wonderful to see that someone so young has such a mature attitude towards this topic.
You must be very proud of you mother and grandmother. I am have just turned 22 and I agree
with you about aging gracefully. I agree with your mother and grandmother, that all stages of
your life are beauty and happiness. That is such a wonderful and important thing to teach
young people.

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M

6th May 2006, 5:56 PM

Re: Getting Older

I have had more compliments since I stopped dying my hair than I ever did before! As I
approach my 60th birthday in a few months, I find I am having the best time of my life. I have
found a new self-confidence and enjoy a freedom to say and do things I would have been too
shy to do when I was younger. I am much more relaxed with myself and this flows on to
friends and family. I say, bring on the sexy sixtys - I can't wait.

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Guest

6th May 2006, 5:55 PM

Re: Getting Older
I have never been interested in women my own age -they are lacking that x factor that really
makes these older women outstandingly gorgeous - knowledge, intellect and confidence that
youth just doesn't seem to carry so freely. I say that the 'older' women featured in this
campaign are all gorgeous! (While I can't see myself teaming up with a 97 year old, the 40
year old definitely 'out hots' any 20 something i've met yet!

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BraiNDRaiN

6th May 2006, 5:55 PM

Re: Getting Older

I believe getting older has very little to do with losing beauty, there are always those of us
who strive for external beauty, in all agegroups, Some elderly ladies and (to a lesser extent)
men, look quite sexy, being able to adapt your image plays a huge part in being confident to
be you!

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platykat

6th May 2006, 5:55 PM

Re: Getting Older

When people have asked me what age I would like to be my answer is always..the age I am
now! I am coming up to 60 at the end of this year (2006) and I have never felt as confident of
myself and my future as I do today.

My congratulations to all women who see their life as a journey not a destination!

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Guest

5th May 2006, 9:38 PM

Re: Getting Older

It is great to see older people (women) in particular being portrayed as being attractive. I do
believe though that everyone (men and women) should take care of themselves no matter
what their age. Protecting against sun damage, using good face products (yes men too),
having a good hair style, eating and exercising sensibly and dressing well are things we can
all do and add to our attractiveness. Certainly people should be attracted to our minds, the
way we think, the things we do etc....but looking after ourselves physically is all part of that
too....we're a package....and a well-wrapped package is always more attractive! :-)

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Guest

5th May 2006, 9:37 PM

Re: Getting Older

Older women are most definately beautiful, they show a uniquie type of grace and freedom
that no youger person does.
I agree with the statements of growing old gracefully, it looks so much more natural and real.
I am only 22 yet, my mother (61) and my grandmother (90) are some of the most beautiful
and confident people I know, they teach me not to fear growing old, but that at every stage of
you life is beauty and happiness

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Bobby

5th May 2006, 9:37 PM

Re: Getting Older

I often find myself admiring the confidence and poise with which many older women hold
themselves. As I am maturing in both body and mind I find myself frequently being
confronted and challenged by negative stereotypes and attitudes about what a Woman
"Should" be and in particular what an older Woman "is". The biggest challenge for me is
realising that so many of these negative attitudes are part of my own psyche. I am finding the
appearance of wrinkles a real challenge. However, I am truely optimistic that this admiration
and respect I feel for so many older women is something I will start to show myself. I've
earned all these lines and intend to start wearing them with pride. Beauty of the individual is
not defined nor limited by age.

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belladonna

5th May 2006, 9:37 PM

Re: Getting Older

Thankyou, coming up 52yo here and I have been told that i am hot by most men I meet (some
even in their twenties) and age is definitely an attitude. I think the wisdom and confidence that
someone my age has also accounts for the nice stuff radiating out!

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Guest

5th May 2006, 9:37 PM

Re: Getting Older
Age is a sign of experience, and demands respect from the younger generations. My partner is
a few years older than me, and has thinning and receding hair. He worries about this alot, but I
find it sexy. A couple of grey hairs have even appeared, but it doesn't bother me. As for the
lovely lady you have pictured for this campaign, I love her hair! I fantasise about when my
hair goes grey, and how I am going to leave it gloriously long and white. No short perms and
frequent dyes for me!

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Guest

5th May 2006, 11:19 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think its great to see a 97 year old participating in this campaign. Yes you do get a little
wrinkly when you get older, but who's to blame? In most cases it shows how much you've
enjoyed your life.

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Friend11

5th May 2006, 11:19 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am a male just over 55 and meet with women sometimes well over mid fourty. I can prove
they are hotter and much better than many younger women I have met before.
I agree that age is a mind thing but personality is key for any relationship and makes a woman
hot for me!
We men have to learn about that a lot more.
Isn't it that men lover trough their eyes and women love trough their ears and hearts?

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Guest

5th May 2006, 11:18 AM

Re: Getting Older

i think you are totally right, that lady for dove with the grey hair looks absoloutely beautiful.

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kelsta

5th May 2006, 11:18 AM
Re: Getting Older

Grey hair is really very sexy. I have always loved it and to be honest cannot wait to get some
myself!

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Guest

5th May 2006, 11:18 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am 53 this year. I have decided that i no longer have to dye my hair- I embrace my greyness
with grace and love,along with my stretchmarks, hot flushes and wrinkles. This is what I was
born to do,grow into my own time and not try to put off any part of my true nature. I look
after my health, my skin, my diet, etc because I love being here. So many people- young and
old, will never get to be 53. I can't wait to see what's next!!!!! Bless you.

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Penza

5th May 2006, 8:24 AM

Re: Getting Older

Age is a state of mind. I turned 40 this month and have never felt more attractive, successful
and in control of my life than I do now!

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Guest

5th May 2006, 8:23 AM

Re: Getting Older

i think getting older can be a wonderful time in life .As u age u become a lot more wiser,
more confident .Some older women can look more sexy then a younger women if they look
after their selves like eating healthy and excercise and stay off smoking as smoke ages u and
cut down on alcohol or better still stay off it .

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Guest

5th May 2006, 8:23 AM

Re: Getting Older
Age, any age can be beautiful. In our culture, death is feared, therefore, any age beyond
'young' is not seen in its true worth. As we age we become less self conscious, less
narcissistic, more wise. This is beautifying! Beauty is not only seen in what is fresh and lively
or blossoming in its fullness. This is one kind of beauty. Another is rugged, full of character,
humbled by life and authentic. This kind of beauty rarely occurs in the young.

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zarah

5th May 2006, 8:23 AM

Re: Getting Older

i think everyone should learn to learn to age gracefully because it wat we suppose to do were
humans and cannot be perfect. ageing and winkles are just a way of life and by having plastic
surgery, ageing masks make up to cover them the winkles just to look like super stars, singers
is not shocking because u damaging ur skin even more. Plus if ur happy with the way u look
who cares wat others think its about wat u think that counts besides u grow old with wisdom
aint tha it!!!!!!

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Guest

5th May 2006, 8:23 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think your husband is going through male menopause !!! I have seen ladies with great
haircuts and the colour is a natural grey. They look GOOD,sophisticated and classy.

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cynthia

4th May 2006, 9:19 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think that this woman is beautful in all ways

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Guest

4th May 2006, 9:19 PM

Re: Getting Older
My daughter has very kindly said the she thinks I look just fine with grey hair. In fact she is
dead against me trying to colour it. OK we had one or two unfortunate colors (at the hands of
a hairdresser) and my skin really hates the stuff ...
I guess my biggest problem is that just before he left my husband said I was " getting a bit
past my sell by date" and there are soooo few women with style and class who are grey ...
nearly everyone I see colours their hair.

baaaaaaa-aa-aaaa

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Guest

4th May 2006, 9:19 PM

Re: Getting Older

Trading down? Heck I'm 64 and Traded UP and I've been married for nearly two years to my
gorgeous husband who is 35yrs my junior. He thinks I'm wonderful! So he should! I'm really
only 27.

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Guest

4th May 2006, 9:18 PM

Re: Getting Older

A fact of life is that all of us grows older. It is a pity that in certain cultures, those who are
older are not respected and appreciated. Each of us gains a wealth of knowledge and
experiences through our lifetime, all of which cannot be taken away, and graces us with every
line and colour change in our hair. May we all be so lucky as to grow wise with each passing
year and teach the younger ones not to fear the passage of time but to embrace it.

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Guest

4th May 2006, 9:18 PM

Re: Getting Older

True beauty regardless of age comes within, granted I am at the advancing age of 45, but I am
free of demanding preasures that being young brings. So I hold my head up high and ooze the
beauty and the sensuality that comes within.

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Guest
4th May 2006, 8:31 AM

Getting Older

I think that you look great, much better than what some people look like at 20!
The only person who would ever call you old is an idiot that has self image issues.
so to all those women out there who have been told 'you're get a bit old' remember that you
ARE beautiful and you always will be no matter what your age is!
(by the way, to all those people that are snorting and thinking that im some sixty year old that
has moles on her face...im actually only 14)

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Guest

4th May 2006, 8:30 AM

Re: Getting Older

I THINK THIS WOMAN IS STUNNING
BEAUTIFUL IN FACT

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Guest

3rd May 2006, 7:28 PM

Re: Getting Older

Baby i dont even know why u r on this thing!
Just looking at u makes me smile!
U r radiating love, happiness and a lifetime of good memories!

Beauty isnt just youth.. Darling u r an amazing person! i can tell by looking at you!
If i saw ur face in a Louis Vuitton advertisement the i would buy the 3000$ bag without
thinking twice!
keep on the good looks hun!

ur biggest fan!
Aviv.

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Guest

3rd May 2006, 7:27 PM

Re: Getting Older
Its great to see real women, these youngs ones think they are never going to get old, well
hello,reality is you are, sooner rather than later

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Guest

3rd May 2006, 5:28 PM

Re: Getting Older

my grandma is like 64 and doent look old at all some ppl think that she is my mother she
seroius doesnt look a day of 30

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sharkey

3rd May 2006, 5:28 PM

old wrinkly,wise happy

most old people are wise and wrinkly, but wrinkles are just a sign of smiles and laughs

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sam

3rd May 2006, 5:28 PM

Re: Getting Older

old people are wise and wrinkly but at least wrinkles show were the smiles were

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Guest

3rd May 2006, 11:10 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am amazed at the incredible beauty that emanates from an older woman who cares for
herself and know s and accepts herslef graciously

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Amyloo

3rd May 2006, 11:10 AM
Re: Getting Older

older woman are so beautiful, i have never once thought that as you age you become 'ugly', i
think there is so much character in the face and bodies of older woman,who is old anyway,
who decides?

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pohutukawagirl

3rd May 2006, 9:01 AM

Re: Getting Older

The great thing about getting older is you can finally throw away all those inhibitions about
the way you look and revel in being your own person. This makes a gal very attractive to
younger men and 'trading down' is quite an exhilirating experience for the sensual woman. I
wish I had got here earlier!

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babe

3rd May 2006, 9:01 AM

Re: Getting Older

this man haves it all tied in one thank you there are real men out there som where thanks again

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babe

2nd May 2006, 5:22 PM

Re: Getting Older

very much so I think this persons got this right for a change

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Rachem

2nd May 2006, 5:19 PM

Re: Getting Older

i am the youth, but i tell you what if i look even half as good as these women i will be happy!
it isnt right that people get older and distirt their face because they feel that they are no longer
beautiful, it isnt fair that we place terrible stereotypes on the older when they struggle with a
lot of the same isues as someone 20 years younger, i could never imagine talking the same
way about guys with my gorgus auntie who is 30 years older. its high time we grew old
racefully as ourselves and in our opinions

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Guest

2nd May 2006, 5:19 PM

Re: Getting Older

rite i reckon dat growin older all rite it happens u no? but sum old ppl make it gross and
pathetic, with their "trendy" clothes. if your 40, dont dress like a 15 yr old, plz, its scary. get a
life!

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jen

2nd May 2006, 5:18 PM

Re: Getting Older

I started going grey at 19 years of age and have been coloring my hair since. I am now 43 and
I still have no intention of going "natural".Coloring my hair all different colors every 5 weeks
makes life more interesting.

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Guest

2nd May 2006, 5:18 PM

The older you are the younger you look

If people think that older people are not good looking they need to by some glasses. Beauty is
in the eyes of the beholder. I think its what is on the in side the accounts, everyone is beautful
in there own way, you may not look beautiful on the outside but you will have a beautiful soul
and i think that is what really maters in this world, if you have a beautiul soul the world needs
more of you in this world. TV says you to look beautiul to look poplor well thy are wrong. So
in counclusion this women looks beautiful in every way.

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Guest

2nd May 2006, 5:17 PM

Re: Getting Older
i think that it is really sad for women aging to have all the pressure they have to contain there
looks and forever stay looking young and lets face it everyone is going to get old and you cant
styop the aging process i thin k women need to know to still make the effort and apply make
up dress nice etc even if they aging you know because we are still beutiful but i dont think we
should hammer our selfs with exspensive products that dont work anyway eating good is
more important i just really feel sorry for my mum you know shes so gorgeous and i bet it
must be hard getting older but i have seen some gorgeous older women and its all in there
smile and inner beuty it shines out

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Guest

2nd May 2006, 7:31 AM

Re: Getting Older

For those of you who feel that this lady needs to colour her hair and "hide" her natural beauty,
you need to get away from the idea that you need to look a certain way to "impress" others.
Live your own life and own who you are.
We're all beautiful in our own way, and the media need to push that message rather than
promote the "stick-figures" who are caked in make-up and "air-brushed" in our mags.

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candy

2nd May 2006, 7:31 AM

Re: Getting Older

I don't get it!!! Why is it such a common belief that beauty is only in youth?
I am in my early twenties, I feel great about myself, but I also see so much appeal in older
women. It’s a shame that some others can’t see that. We are women, and all women
are beautiful!!! Getting older should be celebrated, not commiserated.

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acdc

2nd May 2006, 7:30 AM

Re: Getting Older

hi thank goodness someone is not afraid to grow old. But with saying that when you get older
things do change and you do have to work at certain things or should i say areas

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Andy
2nd May 2006, 7:30 AM

Re: Getting Older

I made the decision last year to stop dyeing my hair. I am also growing it. I have some
comments from friends who believe my hair looks good shorter, my problem is most women
my age all have similar style hairdos I want to be different.

I have always loved my hair long and just because I am in my 54 year I don't believe that
should inhibit my choice of hair styles.

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x

2nd May 2006, 7:30 AM

Re: Getting Older

It is interesting because not many people that are grey are as beutiful as this

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Guest

1st May 2006, 6:30 PM

Re: Getting Older

I ThInK SoOoO wAt wrinkles are a design feture i mean ive seen many beautiful women that
hav wrinkles and look at me du u see them complainting about wrinkles :D

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Deuce_nz

1st May 2006, 2:33 PM

Re: Getting Older

My opinion on this is that most women are more attractive and sexy at 40 than 20, they've
mostly banished whatever demons needed dealing with, they've come to a point in their lives
where they know what works for them and they have choice. It's not about shape, hair colour
or dress size, it's about being great and telling the world how cool that is!!!!!!

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D

1st May 2006, 2:33 PM
Re: Getting Older

Im 28 years old with 3 kids, i already have "laugh lines". It doesnt worry me at the moment as
i have discoverd, even at this age, you have to use moisturisers! Lets hope if i keep it up they
wil dissappear. aging is a natural process & i too look better now then when i was younger.
Thanks dove for starting this forum up!

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Guest

1st May 2006, 2:32 PM

Re: Getting Older

im 14 and i would love to be as beautiful as this lovley lady when im her age. if her hair was
dyed she would be just as beautiful even if she was bald.i know it sounds corney but its whats
on the in side that counts (But we all love to be told we look georgeous!!!)

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Guest

1st May 2006, 10:30 AM

Re: Getting Older

Man think about it! Why do you think alot of the younger men are going for the older
women????????

Grey hair is sexy... SERIOUSLY! And like someone else said Passion is of the Young but
knowledge is of the old... so yeah... all da wrinklez n da grey hair... represents the experiences
you've had as a person!!! And you should be proud of it...

My mom looks great - and my dad as well and they're like in their 60's!!! So yeah... grey hair
represent!!!

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Guest

1st May 2006, 10:29 AM

Re: Getting Older

All I can say is that at going on 62 thanks to dove I can keep my fresh complexion of years
gone by

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amz

1st May 2006, 10:29 AM

Re: Getting Older

I would like to think the older i get people still think i look good. But you still dont need to let
yourself go just cause your old. If old is beautiful to its about time we saw more happy old
people getting out there and being proud. bye bye botox!

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Rachii..x..

1st May 2006, 7:42 AM

Re: Getting Older

she looks really happy in this picture and is not afraid to get out there and be old she still
looks really young and happy u go girl!

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Guest

1st May 2006, 7:42 AM

Re: Getting Older

For what it is worth, as a guy, I truly believe women get sexier as they get older. Everything
about them becomes sexier.

They look and are more confident. They know what they want. They are far more open
minded about sex.

If you are lady and worried about aging, don't. Your sexier now than when you were a naive
20 year old who was afraid of her own shadow.

Take care

Bruce

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Idgie!!!

30th April 2006, 10:41 PM

Re: Getting Older
YO! ALL YOU WOMEN OUT THERE!!!!!!!!TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST AND
FOREMOST THEN BASK IN YOU NATURAL AND INNER BEAUTY!!!!!!

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vanessa

30th April 2006, 10:41 PM

Re: Getting Older

Grey hair can be very attractive and distinguishing on many people. People who do not wish
to age gracefully and with dignity are frightened and petrified of old age. Many senior people
look much better than alot of young people. Older people are generally impeccable dressed
and careful thought is put into their appearance. Each wrinkle on your face represents the
years you have lived and the experiences you have had. As far as I am concerned grey hair
and wrinkles are extremely attractive! Bring it on!!!

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Guest

30th April 2006, 10:41 PM

Re: Getting Older

As the baby boomers age they are expecting their beauty to keep being fawned at, hence why
Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Haley Berry and Sharon Stone are still being called
"young," even though they are all either nearing or exceeding 40+


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Guest

30th April 2006, 10:41 PM

Re: Getting Older

As a fairly attractive 46 year old, carrying about 10 kilos too much but still with a very
youthful attitude and style, fit enough, sexually open, fairly intelligent and usually kind,
woman, I still find it hard to cope with and threatening the fact that men, including my
partner, has to drool over (and view on the net) pictures of teenagers and sculpted beauties for
their youth, image and manipulateable fantasy aspects. Not many fantasies about 46 year old
very attractive women are there? So the struggle to keep up and look good continues, the
dieting and dyeing of hair and creams, and eventually eye-lifts etc continue, and women
particularly feel at risk of being abandoned by partners and men generally, when their sex
drive and maturity is really peaked. Being treated as a "good mother" and "good friend" only
is not really what all mature women want, and this is demonstrated even by your mere raising
of this issue and forum, and showing a "beautiful" grey haired woman. (Who indeed is.)
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Guest

30th April 2006, 10:40 PM

Re: Getting Older

I spent my 20's in the 1980's and when I look back at old photos and laugh i realise that at 40 i
am far more attractive now. I have a confidence that comes from being there and doing that. I
no longer follow hideous fashion trends like puff ball shirts and flouro socks. I know what
looks good on me. I shake my head at the antics of younger workmates. Yes I dye my hair. i
love being a red head because it gets me noticed. The saggy bits can be recified with push up
bras and 3 weekly gym sessions.

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sam jones

30th April 2006, 10:40 PM

Re: Getting Older

i agree with you, beauty come from within however first impression counts when dealing with
others so if grey hair looks stupid you may think that thats all she offers

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Guest

30th April 2006, 10:40 PM

Re: Getting Older

Beauty is what's inside and what we give out, let out, shine out to others.
Surely, any man who is looking beyond the sexual equivalent of a quick drug fix, any man
who is in touch with his true self, would appreciate a woman who is intelligent, alive,
energised, articulate, caring, passionate, wise, sharing.... whatever age she is? And surely as
men age, and become a little calmer and a little wiser, they appreciate the greater wisdom,
calm and integrity of older women too?
Sexuality is about a lot more than looks or physicality. And I think the older women in your
campaign (and who defines what is "older"?) are sexy and beautiful. I would love to meet
them because they look so spirited, brave, happy and strong. But in any case let's get over our
society's obsession with pairing up - with sexual attractiveness - and look at the whole broad
span of life. Sex is great but there is so much more to life than sex, too! As a woman can't we
judge ourselves and each other by so many more roles - teacher, student, mother, daughter,
partner, friend, contributor to society, to arts, to the environment.... there is no end to the
possibilities. Enough of reducing life to nothing but sexual attraction - in the end it's so
boring!
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aussiemum51

28th April 2006, 1:02 PM

Re: Getting Older

iam a mother of four grown children.
I am 52 this year but most people think i look 40
I put this down to taking good care of my skin
Toning, moisturising and just looking after myself every day.
I have also educated my daughters to the need for
looking after yourself and your skin every day.
I have also been told people like me because
Of my kind caring attitude.
It is just as important to be beutiful on the inside as well.
It dosn't matter if you don't have film star looks, if you feel good about yourself, you will
come accross to the world as a beutiful older woman

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Guest

28th April 2006, 1:01 PM

Re: Getting Older

Thank you Dove, for putting up the billboards with that beautiful Lady with grey hair, she is
lovely. What a better look, than white regrowth, that looks so stupid.

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Guest

28th April 2006, 1:01 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am 55 with very long hair with quite a lot of grey through it, and its lovely and healthy. But I
have been asked why not colour it. My answer is why should I and ruin it. I am of the belief
that natural is far more beautiful, and a glowing healthy face with wrinkles is also very
beautiful. All the chemicals that is in hair dyes, and some makeups ruin the natural glow that
we achieve by healthy eating, and healthy self care, at any age, but more so at an older age.

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Suzy

28th April 2006, 1:01 PM
Re: Getting Older

Damn growing old gracefully! I want to grow old disgracefully. With knowledge about
nutrition, exercise and cosmetics there's no reason why any woman over 40 needs to look
"ageing" The day I turned my grey hair blonde was one big eye-opener. Make the effort -
worth every minute and every cent!

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Guest

27th April 2006, 7:01 PM

Re: Getting Older

Older, smaller chested, wrinkled skin, grey hair, I'd rather see a natural woman with any of
these so called flaws than a silicone, skinny, barbie type blonde, I'm 34 and the billboard I
saw this campaign on took me, the lady on it was gorgeous. I would love to see a more
realistic view of beauty in the world, I see beyond the make up, I see the spirit of a beautiful
woman. Love all of you. xxx

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Guest

27th April 2006, 7:01 PM

Re: Getting Older

i don't agree with you guest. i'm an 18 yr old male and i really do think older women (maybe
not like 70 or 80 but like late 40s and 50s) are physically more attractive than 16 - 25 year
olds. maybe its the way they act or something but personally i think theyre alot more
appealing and i no alot of othe r guys that think that too. Think about all those 50-ish hot
actresses like Susan Sarandon, Blythe Danner, Lesley-Anne Down (but shes starting to look
abit plastic), ooooh Diane Keaton YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! elizabeth hurley is sexy too umm
yehh so believe me theyre better

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SusieQ

27th April 2006, 7:00 PM

Re: Getting Older

I do agree with you, life can be unfair. But is it all about having a mate? Surely having a mate
can be nice, but how attractive is the idea of not having to pander to them, also.

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SusieQ

27th April 2006, 7:00 PM

Re: Getting Older

My Mum is grey, bits sag and she has wrinkles. But I love every line and saggy bit. Her life is
etched on her body and face. The laughter and smiling are what make the difference - not the
presence of wrinkles and grey hair.

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yllas

27th April 2006, 9:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

I agree! I am 37 yet my 45 year old sister in law looks younger than me...she however has
italian blood lines and has had repetative botox. BUT she also has the attitude that she is
beautiful and intelligent and that radiates from her even when the botox wears off.
My point though is that artificially enhanced women and men need to realise that the WHOLE
body ages,not just the face, so a young face on an older body just looks silly.

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Guest

27th April 2006, 9:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am only 18 so, naturally, I'm not worrying about the ageing process yet. However, I think
older women are beautiful, their faces tell stories, their lives reflected in each line on their
face. To botox or plastic surgery that away would be like taking a match to decades worth of
treasured photos, it's tragic. Older women (and men) are artforms that take years to create. I
think everyone should know this, I sure hope I remember it when I'm older. I wish my mum
would look at this site.

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Guest

27th April 2006, 9:59 AM

Re: Getting Older

i notice that turning 40 was something i felt really proud about. yet the response whenever i
said hey i'm 40 was oh thats o.k.you don't look so bad. why is it that we cringe about our age
not celebrate. where are all the kick ass role models. all i have to relate to is stars that go out
with boys and spend thousands of dollars worth on surgery.

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Guest

26th April 2006, 8:10 PM

Re: Getting Older

Obviously, we all have the freedom to age how ever we darn well choose. At the age of 52,
I've never been happier and choose to take great care of the fantastic Body that I have . I show
my thanks to my body by daily exercise, eating and sleeping well , and staying away from
anything or anyone abusive. but most importantly, staying in touch with my spirit. Material
things are great, but it means nothing if we have no idea of expanding our minds and
discovering personal inspiration. This leads us to inspire others, not criticize them, because
we have no idea of what is right for any one other than ourselves.

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Guest

26th April 2006, 6:13 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think you all miss the point, while it is a noble sentiment to suggest that older women are
desirable, mother nature, a cruel and uncaring woman that she is, isn’t interested. Young
women are attractive and more desirable to older men because our genes dictate so. Its
nothing personal its how we are wired. Put any male in a room with the choice (anonymous so
he can make a heartfelt one without explaining himself) and he will always pick the younger
more seductive. It’s like picking chocolate over vinegar. Most males will pick older
women mainly because they realize they don’t really have a chance with younger women,
unless you have something to offer. Do you see Hugh Heffner with women his own age? Life
isn't fair or politically correct, just concerned with the survival of the species.

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Guest

26th April 2006, 10:25 AM

Re: Getting Older

Don't put all of we older men in the same field as Harrison Ford whose wealth and occupation
remove him from reality. The average 50 year old like myself would see this woman as
extremely attractive. Is is such a pleasure to see someone still looking so sexy and allowing
themselves to age with grace and dignity Being butchered by surgery may achieve a youthful
appearance for a short time but nature will rule, over time. Then the falseness of surgery will
be seen as a defromity.

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Guest

25th April 2006, 8:52 PM

Re: Getting Older

It came as a surprise to me some years ago that anyone would judge me on my looks. All my
life I,ve never cared. I dress for my own pleasure, don't dye my hair or wear much makeup.
I'm 63 and proud of the achievement of actually surviving ! Yay for older ladies whatever
they look like. We are survivors.

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Guest

25th April 2006, 8:52 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am a 56 year old male, married, pretty good looking, and have been told by women half my
age that I look only 45! Older women are sophisticated, wiser and I very much sexier than
some 25 years olds.

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Guest

25th April 2006, 12:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

d like to think of my self as being the person that I am today from the different life
experiences that I have encountered. Some not so good and others absolutely beautifull.As we
get older we some times reflect too much on the past if we would have done things
differently.
As for me no I wouldn't change anything.
I'm a mature female 48 with teenage children and I am really looking forward to the years to
come enjoying the youth and energy my sons bring to my life.
One very proud Mum to others..
Very interesting reading in some of the posts on here..

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Guest
25th April 2006, 12:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am now 43 and proud too be. I am getting lines but I believe they add character. I still feel
young inside. Sure I get my hair dyed, but when I feel it is time I wont do that anymore. I
wont have surgery or botox. I feel good, look good and dont mind that each year I am one
year older. Life is too be lived , don't worry how you look, enjoy who you are.

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Guest

25th April 2006, 12:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

im 17 and i think older women are hot! theyre alot classy and all sophisticated and everything
and the girls my age are not smart and dress like everybody can have them. i like ellegant
older women like the girl off alfie or marissas mum in the oc and i think all my frends like
them as well

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millie

25th April 2006, 12:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am 66 and most times I forget that I am that age. I do a volunteer day at the RSPCA and love
that.I have 5 acres and don't love that as much as it is hard work,sometimes but the garden is a
joy and I have my children,pets and younger husband so when I think of myself,I see me as I
was and then get a surprise when I look into the mirror. I am pretty happy with myself,grey
hair,wrinkles and slightly overweight but that's life.

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vanessa

25th April 2006, 12:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

Unfortunately, this is the view held by the media and society. It is fine to be
mature/overweight/underweight/short as long as you look attractive. Then any physical flaws
can be forgiven. We wonder why young women starve themselves?

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vanessa

25th April 2006, 12:05 PM

Re: Getting Older

I do not understand why people are so afraid of growing older? I believe we should all grow
old gracefully and with dignity. My mother started going grey at the age of 21 and never felt
the need to dye her hair. She never succombed to that pressure. The aging process is, afterall,
inevitable, unstoppable and something to be celebrateed! Dying your hair and having plastic
surgery isn't going to stop you from growing older. With age comes maturity, wisdom,
personal growth and acceptance,(hopefully). By the way, The woman featured in this add
looks great. To quote Oscar Wilde 'Youth is wasted on the young!'

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sa

24th April 2006, 2:49 PM

Re: Getting Older

I have already had discussions with women my age(about to turn 40) about cosmetic surgery
and pining for dewy complexions. It saddens me, that any woman can't love herself and be
confident about her uniquness,and also embrace new phases of life. Maybe I will fall prey to
insecurites as I grow older, though I admire many older women ,grey whatever. I believe in
good food and exercise and they show me confidence, maturity and richness in their faces,
with fit healthy and supple bodies that are looked after but not scrawny. They are my role
models, not the young, frivolous twigs in fashion magazines and I would like to see more of
Susan Sarenden and women of other careers in magazines and fashion shoots.
Physical insecurites have other sources.Physical ideals are the way they are expressed. It is
about wanting to be accepted and loved. If I and all women can do that for ourselves then we
no longer allow ourselves to be so narrowly defined.This is what we also need to look at.

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Annie

24th April 2006, 8:35 AM

Re: Getting Older

Yahoo!!!

Totally agree!!!

annie

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Annie

24th April 2006, 8:35 AM

Re: Getting Older

No your right ... men like Harrison Ford don't go out with 60+ females .... that's because 60+
females are far to intelligent, self-confident and beautiful to be mixed up with someone who's
ego is so big nd has so little to offer a real women!!

annie

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Annie

24th April 2006, 8:35 AM

Re: Getting Older

You sound like a man with a very nice attitude. Thank you for letting us know your thoughts.
They bought a smile to my face and to others I bet!!

annie

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Guest

23rd April 2006, 1:22 PM

Re: Getting Older

As an older woman myself, I find the notion of just letting the grey hair and wrinkles show
appualing. With so many great hair colors to choose from why would anyone choose to be
grey. Smacks of laziness to me. Since a teenager I have been anything from blonde to black
and all colors in between. I suppose I am fortunate in that I have very few wrinkles, I do
however take care of my skin. I am careful to avoid sun damage and have a very good skin
care regeim.
To suggest that we should all just grow old gracefully is a nonsense. Many of my friends have
dreadful skin, and although I hate to say it, it is their own fault. They still take little or no care
with their skin and continue to sunbake despite all evidence of its damage. They are simply
tooo lazy to take care of their appearence, which reflects on them and thier approach to life in
general.
Should we now just accept this aging.
I say no.

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Guest
23rd April 2006, 1:22 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am a 52 year old, active, and will be in the workforce for an indefinate time. I see my lines
appearing, but am blessed with a youthful face and body. There are times when, my self
esteem takes a blow, but it is not because of what I think of myself, or the reaction I get from
sosiety.It is the thought of your own mortality, that worries me. As we age we reach the
inescapble realisation we are definalty not on this planet forever. It makes any sensible
women, grasp every single moment of the day with joy hope and laughter,

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Idgie!!!

23rd April 2006, 10:16 AM

Re: Getting Older

today in the media we see many of the older women film stars or singers changing their hair
colour and style to look younger and more attractive but i feel that greying hair is often very
stylish and that more women should be proud of their sexy locks!also i think that one should
only change oneself for oneself and not for partners,children or collueges.

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Guest

23rd April 2006, 10:16 AM

Re: Getting Older

hi,just like to say this lady is glowing,attractive and and i would certainly ask her if i could
buy her a drink.Very nice.

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Guest

22nd April 2006, 4:12 PM

Re: Getting Older

Getting older is a fact of life, from the day we are born we start getting older!, friends family
grow old with us it's what life is all about. With age comes wisdom, tolerence, confidience
and many attributes I didn't have at a younger age.
Get on the bandwagon of life and enjoy the ride, start counting your blessings not your
wrinkles as not everyone has the opportunity to grow old!.

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Guest

22nd April 2006, 4:12 PM

Re: Getting Older

From my (male) point of view, I think that men enjoy being around vibrant and confident
women, regardless of age or appearance. I know that it is impossible for women to look
young forever, so I am always looking for the beautiful attributes within. Be confident girls,
and the world will bask in your glow.

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Guest

21st April 2006, 5:48 PM

Re: Getting Older

I love the images of older women presented as happy in themselves - that is what makes them
"beautiful", which is a concept which includes so much more than simple physical attributes.

It can be quite difficult to find positive images of older women! Men like Harrison Ford, at
60+ don't go out with women 60+?!

Also, in this age of nuclear families, many people don't grow up with positive contact with
their grandparents. The only images they have of old people are from sitcoms like
"Everybody loves Raymond" which shows his parents as being completely dysfunctional. The
news talks about "nursing homes" only when there is a problem, like the kerosene baths issue.

Nearly every social group these days is stratified by age! Sports clubs and interest groups
usually have a separate section for "seniors" as if they need to be segregated from the rest of
us! Are they too awful to see in public?? The only place I can think of offhand where all age
groups meet, is in church, but there's not that many young people in most churches and the
age-segregation trend is unfortunately encroaching there too.

As someone who had a great relationship with her grandmother (and who always thought her
grandmother was beautiful) it is such a shame there is no space for worthwhile relationships
to develop normally with older people, so that young people can see and experience their
wealth of talents and beauty first hand!

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Guest

21st April 2006, 5:48 PM

Re: Getting Older
Im not going to bring up any other "topic" here other than the "older" looks as I dont think
genetic tendancies for weight or otherwise are relevent here. Those are body image
discussions. This is about a woman's aging characteristics and in that they have a beauty about
them a "younger" woman, young lady or girl can never have. It is a beauty that is solely the
property of a more mature and indeed older woman.
It is also not the warmness of a granny type either, as that again is another discussion. This is
about an older or mature woman's looks and in that regard this woman and indeed many other
older women that I have seen are indeed sexy, (yes I said sexy) in their own right, and are also
beautiful to look at. That beauty is comes from the same place as any other woman considered
beautiful, it comes from the inside. The eyes, how she holds herself, how she sees herself,
how she is treated by all those who know her, and most of all how she treats and respects
herself. In looking at this woman I dont see old, I see young. Beauty has its own
characteristics, whether they be smooth or wrinkled skin, genetically gifted according to
stereo typical distinction or not, and any other feature you can think of. Every woman is
different and for every woman there are literally hundreds of men (and indeed other women)
who find that look sexy, attractive, and in a couple of cases that I know of absolutely
stunning.
To every woman you are, be the best YOU can be and be beautiful in that.

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Guest

21st April 2006, 1:42 PM

Re: Getting Older

As a man now of 43 years of age I have awoken to the fact that a woman of 40+ years has a
warm and natural beauty. Much of beauty comes from having self pride and self respect. A
woman who has belief in herself exudes an aura of sensuality which leads to true sexuality.
When one looks at the stereo typical 18 year old girl in a glossy magazine all you see is a girl
dressed for sex and her image is touched up to standards far beyond reality.
From a mans point of view I would state that a 'woman' is much more appealing than a 'girl'
any day simply because she has the personality and sensuality to make the odd wrinkle faid
into insignificance.
All I would say to women of 40+ years is to love who you are, respect yourself and your
body. Think of your body as your best friend and look after it. Do not abuse your health and
keep the excess pounds out of the picture.
My feeling is that when we can stand naked in front of the mirror and enjoy what we see then
its a more than fair bet that others will see us in the same light.
Remember that 'sexy' comes from attitude and personality and not from a mini skirt.
Although in saying that 'Long live the mini skirt :-)'

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Guest

20th April 2006, 7:51 PM

Re: Getting Older
Look, it's such a pleasure to see older women (including that lovely shiny 90 year old lady)
portrayed as vital, happy and attractive. I felt the same about Elizabeth Cameron Dalmon who
was recently used as the face for NSW Seniors Week. It's also refreshing to see pics of older
women without the obligatory husband or children to validate their existence. My experience
of older women is that they are just as sensual, adventurous, energetic and bright as they ever
were, so I think it's about time we started seeing more images that reflect how they feel about
themselves! Hurrah!

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Guest

20th April 2006, 7:50 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 24 with three kids and noticing greys, alot more came through last pregnancy. Personally,
I'd like to go grey gracefully, I think you can look great - just look at Emmylou Harris. I'd just
be too scared to because of what people think - it's just not acceptable in this sterotypical
society to have grey hair and be cool with that. I hate stereotypes :(

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Guest

20th April 2006, 7:40 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think beauty is the issue here, not necessarily age. I have seen several very beautiful 80 and
90 years olds. But what if youre not born beautiful, does that mean youre on the scrapheap
because of genetics?

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Guest

20th April 2006, 7:40 AM

Re: Getting Older

You dont think they are holding hands because apart they might fall over?

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Guest

20th April 2006, 7:40 AM

Re: Getting Older
Yes I do believe you age is only in the head. If you think young you will be young.

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Bell

19th April 2006, 5:53 PM

Re: Getting Older

Having experienced ageing your oppinion has a lot more weight than my own. However, an
older face has the grace of ages. They are always a better subject for artistic endeavour than a
boring flawless face of a youth. You may feel slighted by your apparent loss of desireability
but your inner beauty and true physical beauty can never be taken away from you.

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Guest

19th April 2006, 5:52 PM

Re: Getting Older

As a youth I have a different perspective that some of you may find optimistic. I look forward
to growing older, often spouting the words "ageing is not a curse its a priviledge"-extoling the
virtues of being alive and BEING ABLE to age. The definition of beauty must also be
questioned as I believe it is seperate from attractiveness to the opposite sex: as that may
diminish, true beauty is never lost.

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renee

19th April 2006, 5:52 PM

Re: Getting Older


Why do so many older women have to cut their hair short when they hit there older years? It
just looks masculine( this is my opinion, right or wrong, whaterver it is)...of course some
women suit it...but why? I'm not cutting my hair short when I get old. Short hair do's are harsh
on the face.

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T

19th April 2006, 5:52 PM

Re: Getting Older
Hey you, wake up, knock knock, anyone home. I'm a 40 year old black male, i work out,
cycle, have a strict skincare routine and have the most troubles finding woman over 35 to
date. Trust me, if you are mid 30's and above, you escaped the fast food generation. These kid
are either obese and bound to cyberspace for lack of socail skills developed from playing in
the streets with other children. Or pressured high achievers who behind closed door so
nuerotic and addicted to anti depressants it's not funny. Or even worse just spend there live
going from on rave party to another on pills and alcohol, thinking where did the wkd go, or
how long till it starts. Whereas you may go out to dinner, cook a meal for you and your loved
ones, go to a show.....the opertunities are endless...now do you really want to be thirty again
meeting the above mentioned people in clubs and bars. You and your husband should make a
point of dressing up for each over and going on a date once a month, you both start feeling
mentally thirty all over again.

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Guest

19th April 2006, 1:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

may i please know why was south africa not involved in the campain I believe you guys are
missing the natural beauty

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Guest

19th April 2006, 1:06 PM

Re: Getting Older

Simone epitomises the very essence of feminine sensuality that has been the inspiration for
some of the greatest works of art throughout history. When such beauty radiates from within
age is immaterial. She will undoubtedly still be beautiful at sixty.
Although I am more than ten years her junior I would consider myself blessed to be partnered
to such an ethereal creature.
It is well and truly time the stereotypical ‘poster girl’ image of beauty was brought into
question. Not only does it denigrate women, it insults men.

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Ruth

19th April 2006, 1:05 PM

Re: Getting Older

As a woman who has just turned 63... I would really appreciate if I were able to see people
like "me" in advertising, on tv, in magazines etc. I am overweight, my hair is going grey, my
skin is not flawless and I really would like to see someone who is more "real" advertising
products that are meant for my age group instead of a younger woman who does not have a
line on her face who is extolling the virtues of a product that will remove or improve wrinkles
on your face....

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anne

18th April 2006, 1:33 PM

Re: Getting Older

Thank goodness someone has realised that beauty has nothing to do with age! How have we
let the media control us for so long? Let's take a stand & only purchase products form
companies that portay REAL women in their ads.

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Guest

18th April 2006, 10:48 AM

Re: Getting Older

Becoming older means turning into an anonoymous member of society. Older women are just
overlooked - men don't look ( even husbands don't notice new hair styles etc ) , young people
don't acknowledge - the only people that we can turn to to have a bit of a moan about
becoming older are our friends.
Thank goodness our eyesight becomes weaker as we get older - we don't get to see the real
results of age on our faces....
Getting older really is not much fun at all, in a perfect world we would know what we know
now and have the body and face of a 30 year old (30 being a great age !)

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shagggs

18th April 2006, 7:47 AM

Re: Getting Older

Go Mozart go your opionins are gold

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Guest

18th April 2006, 7:47 AM
Re: Getting Older

She is STUNNING! What a beautiful woman. I hope I look half as good as her when I get
older!

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Guest

18th April 2006, 7:47 AM

Re: Getting Older

Im 44 and colour my hair, I think it looks good and Im never going to stop colouring it! Most
people dont think I look my age but I definitely would if I didnt colour my hair. I think it's a
personal decision, some people chose to go grey and it suits them - that's fine. Other's like me
prefer not to age too quickly.

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Guest

18th April 2006, 7:47 AM

Re: Getting Older

getting older ohh im still young so the older people are propably gonna be saying what do you
know but know this i will be there one day everyone goes through that stage and older women
well how i see it but they might look older on the outside but on the inside your still young
and have alot of life to live so don't let your looks or age let you down =)

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Mozart

17th April 2006, 8:29 PM

Re: Getting Older

We should appreciate older people!

They are as, if not, more beautiful than younger people.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 3:46 PM

Re: Getting Older
Unfortunately I do not think it will be in my lifetime that older women are appreciated for
their wisdom and beauty. I am 56 years (female) and it has only been over the last ten years
that I have truly appreciated the beauty of older women. Behind every wrinkled, older
women's face there was once a clear skinned beauty.......I think this is the part that is forgotten
by the young, no one is exempt from ageing and they will all be there one day. There is no
doubt that all older women would love to have the skin they had in their 20's, I know I
would......however, I still look in the mirror and like what I see, and I totally appreciate the
wisdom that comes with getting older; we can't have it all. Wrinkly skin doesn't look lovely
on men or women by the way !!!

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curly

17th April 2006, 10:39 AM

Re: Getting Older

to the 52 yr old male,
jeez mate! well can i say( i am going to anyway) its a lil weird u not committing, once one
falls in love then what the hell is stopping ya?!? i fell in love once, he broke my heart ripped it
to pices. i would have married him and given him children and been soo loyal but he wanted
something else........
Paige

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:39 AM

Re: Getting Older

Here's a little joke for you all:
Why do older people dye thier hair white/grey???
to blend in with the bowls uniform

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older

I think people, particularly women, look more and more beautiful as they get older, for sure.
The higher self confidence that you feel as you get older makes you glow and this shows.
Features like grey hair and wrinkles indicate experience and wisdom, which is so hot! I find
wrinkles, in particular, really attractive because they are physical evidence of showing
emotion - what could be more beautiful than that?
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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older

The women on these ads are stunning! I have no age bias - beauty is beauty whether you are
18 or 80. It is the sparkle and attitude that counts. Nowdays we can alter our looks but the
inner person (beautiful or ugly) will still shine through.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older

It's nice to see so many positive comments on this message board but there is a reality out
there that is anything but positive. I'm 50 but look younger - somewhere bewteen 35 and 40,
so I'm told. I've often found that some people are turned off when they find out my real age.
I've had men suddenly become 'not interested' and women tell me I ought to 'act my age' when
my interests suddenly don't agree with they think a 50 year old should like. To be fair, I've
had my share of amazed "I can't believe you're 50" comments, but there is still a lot of
negativity out there.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older

Getting older in this society is great more of us older ppl can live well into our eighties feeling
that we can still do many activities and obtain a balance in our mind and bodies. We have
access to medical facilities and provided we exercise regualarly for our bodies and keep
challenging our minds I think that we can do wonders for the community. If u look at
volunteers in many organisations they are usually aged between 40 and 70s. I am aged 48
years old and look forward to the many challenges ahead!

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older
nice to see that once again beauty is only about women.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older

Very cliched but its true. When someone, regardless of sex, is confortable with themselves,
they radiate the inner beauty that all of us have.
I rush home to watch Mary Kostakidis on the 6:30 news because she's the most attractive
person on the TV. And you can see that in her eyes.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older

I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and am currently going through treatment. I must
say I cant wait to be 5, 10, or 15 years older, as it will mean I have beaten cancer and will live
to see my young children grow up.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:38 AM

Re: Getting Older

Beauty lies in the mind, within one self

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Carolyn

17th April 2006, 10:37 AM

Re: Getting Older

Hi, I'm 61 now and never thought I'd live to be this age, having had bad health in my youth. I
do believe in looking after yourself as much as you can, physically, mentally and your outer
skin, literally! Am quite happy with being older, my partner and I are back together and
looking forward to doing so much together. Life isn't going to be long enough!!
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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:37 AM

Re: Getting Older

I turned 61 this year and since I turned 40 I have been very comfortable in my own body,
which by the way shows everyone one of my 61 years. When I turned 40 I decided that I
didn't have anything more to prove to anyone and stopped stressing out about my looks, body-
shape etc. I have had a very wonderful 20 odd years not worrying about things that bothered
me from my teenage years through my 30's. Thanks Dove for recognising that us oldies still
have something to contribute, even though we will probably never grace the cover of any of
those dreadful magazines that promote skinny bodies, and "good looks", we are all beautiful
in our own way, some of us have it inside rather then outside.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:37 AM

Re: Getting Older

In some cultures, women and men choose to die their hair grey before they get to an age
where it turns naturally grey. It is actually a "cool" thing to have silvery-grey hair. It's all
perception at the end of the day. Be confident and be more open I say, and you will find that
getting grey is not that bad; you might realise younger men are quite open to initimacy with
older women if they just accepted the fact that they are beautiful. We all are.

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Guest

17th April 2006, 10:37 AM

Re: Getting Older

I am grey and the last time I went for a hair cut I was the only grey haired person in the salon
but when a discussion about being grey got going I found that I was the only grey haired
person who had not dyed their hair.
I guess if grey was fashionable then hair dye companies might not make the same money!!!

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nomad

12th April 2006, 2:04 PM
Re: Getting Older

I'm 48 and have dated mostly older women since I was in my 30's. They are warm,
affectionate and very sexy. Real beauty has nothing to do with age! My partner is 56 and we
are VERY happy!!!

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Guest

12th April 2006, 2:04 PM

Re: Getting Older

i think old people are so cute when you see an old couple walking down the street holding
hands you know its the definition of true love it is what you call true beauty

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Guest

12th April 2006, 2:04 PM

Re: Getting Older

Hope this one gets through.
I am a single, 52 year old man who has never been married because I dont think I could be
faithful to one woman.
I have had many girlfriends (hate the term partner, sounds too buisnesslike) over the 40 years
I have been dating. Many have been a lot younger and many a lot older. I have always
preferred women betwee 40 and 60 as they have less hangups, are better in bed, easier to
communicate with and are more world wisely.
Women are like wine - they improve with age.

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Clarebear

12th April 2006, 2:03 PM

Re: Getting Older

I am now 46, older, wiser, fitter, happier, more comfortable with myself than I have ever
been. I like myself much more than I ever did when I was younger and yet now I have some
wrinkles, some extra weight around the middle that won't go away, my eyes don't see as well
as they used to. I think I look better than I did when I was 20 because I am comfortable. My
body tells me I'm 46 but my head still stays at 28. My nieces laugh and ask how come they
are now older than I am? You're only as old as you feel.

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Guest

12th April 2006, 7:58 AM

Re: Getting Older

Age should be no factor for judging beauty. I find beauty in my grandma..my mother

I guess the old adage is true then..beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder

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Guest

11th April 2006, 10:22 PM

Re: Getting Older

its not the age its the person .. some people get the image the marriage means have kids and
sex stops

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Amy

11th April 2006, 8:19 PM

Re: Getting Older

My nanna has most of her hair coverage, which is grey but she is the most beautiful, most
gorgeous woman in the world and I love her, and will love her forever.

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Guest

11th April 2006, 8:19 PM

Re: Getting Older

She is a very pretty lady, but just doesnt look vibrant with grey hair. Maybe she should dye it
all grey if shes so proud of it. Silver hair is actually pretty hot, just not the salt and pepper
look shes got going. I think the campaign is a good idea because most girls, like myself, feel
that they have to look a certain way to impress. But you know, it doesnt always hurt to put in
a little effort.

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curly
11th April 2006, 8:19 PM

Re: Getting Older

i wish my mum and dad would let themselves grow older with comfort, me i can't wait for
grey hair(even tho i am only 18!!!!) i believe with age comes wisdom and the ability to give
others advice, so one is like a shrink without the money and the having to wear a suit!
Older people amaze me , i simply adore them, the know way more then me and are willing to
teach me stuff.

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Guest

11th April 2006, 1:04 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 56 and BEAUTIFUL. I have never felt so good about myself and the prospect of getting
older and indeed wiser fills me with positive anticipation of better things to come. I have
freedoms now that I've never had before in my life or at least have never been aware of. I
work full time I'm study for a Master's, I exercise everyday in a women's only gym and these
ladies make me feel special and I love them for it. I've raised two lovely men who are
succeful people and who treat their wife and girlfriend with tremendous respect. I've been
married to the same man for 33 years. I'm going grey, I'm sagging, I have my fair share of
wrinkles but gee I look good!

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Guest

10th April 2006, 4:18 PM

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It helps that this grey haired woman is virtually wrinkle free, has great teeth and is
beautiful!!But its still great she is prepared to go grey. If more women took this path it would
become more acceptable but most women are in the hand of their hairdressers and their fragile
egos.We need to celebrate growing older not hate it.We can still be fashionable, fun and
funky and be grey.

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Guest

10th April 2006, 4:17 PM

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older doesnt have to mean ugly!? where do you think the term 'milf' came from :)
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Guest

10th April 2006, 12:46 PM

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I found a second Marriage to a younger man opened my eyes that life goes on, no matter how
you look i'm 35 and grey/silver, we've just had our first child together and he can't keep his
hand off me. My previous Marriage was to an older man and a constant stress to look young
and sexy!

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Guest

9th April 2006, 2:39 PM

Re: Getting Older

Last week turned 80. Asked by a friend, "how old are you?" Replied "80, you know an octo-
geranium!"
Yes, I got it wrong, but did I? The once popular lovely red generanium with its perfumed leaf
had to give way to the more exotic flower. Now it is back in favour. Therefore we
octogeraniums can continue to flower sharing the perfume of our lives among the contacts we
make each day.

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Guest

9th April 2006, 2:38 PM

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Well done Dove
Now let's get real. It is about time that real women were being shown in advertisements etc.
and it's great to see Dove leading the way or at least starting to lead the way to reality. We
may be old and wrinkly but us Baby Boomers and beyond are the ones who control the purse
strings and to a large degree dictate Australia's spending habits. No not the young. If you were
born pre 1960 you maybe ancient but you should be out and proud and Dove can lead the
way. Next it could be the over 60 men who will lead the campaign for Dove male skincare
prodcuts etc. with real life men in Dove advertising. Sure Elle McPherson and Megan Gale
are a lot easier on the eye but enough already with the young. As Oscar Wilde once said
"youth is wasted on the young". The next big challenge fashionable clothing for the over
60s.and real life Dove models who are very much plus size.

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margaret

8th April 2006, 5:37 PM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 48 and I think my best features are the lines around my eyes which my husband tells me
these come out most when I give one of my beautiful big smiles,so I wear them as a badge of
honour.

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hollowgal

8th April 2006, 9:25 AM

Re: Getting Older

My grandmother is a 78 years old woman. She is a kind and lovely woman. She doesn't have
much wrinkles and she don't color her hair to cover her grey hair after her 60's.
She told me that learning to learn the fact that human will eventually get old, why bother to
worry too much about aging. All the stress will actually contribute more aging sign on the
face :D

I miss her heaps. She is such a bright person that has change my life so much@!!

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Guest

8th April 2006, 9:22 AM

Re: Getting Older

Wow how wonderful to read such plain, truthful thoughts and fellings. When I grow up (I'm
40) I want to be so articulate and meaningful as so many of these (and most probably)
beautiful people that have commented on this sight.

Yes we can all offer beauty and radiate it to those who need and make sense of it. I have been
shocked by quite a few negative comments that have been posted and I think it is so sad that a
lot of people go through life being shallow and trivial.

"Viva la viva" I say, without it we may as well be dead.

Negativity and meaness does nothing but infect unknowing minds on a journey of pain and
sadness. Go the DOVE girls, you are so brave and we need to learn quite a few things from
you all! Thank you XXXXXX

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Guest

7th April 2006, 12:48 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think society has - I'm 52 out and about and getting lots of attention and offers! It's the
media that's got the problem and the playboy human sexuality 101 mentality that they
promote

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Guest

7th April 2006, 11:31 AM

Re: Getting Older

I'm 54, healthy, happy and very loved. My family think I'm beautiful, my partner thinks I'm
beautiful - strangers think I'm middle aged. The mirror agrees with them. I'm admired by the
people who are important for all the right reasons. Those who see the shell don't matter. This
body has given birth and carried me through life, across continents - it houses my soul and
feels wonderful feelings. I'm happy to be alive.

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Guest

7th April 2006, 9:41 AM

Beauty

I as a male don't think women give themselves enough credit. They shouldn't worry about
things like being freckled, getting older etc. You start looking more attractive when you love
the person staring at you in the mirror(in the end, thats the only thing that counts!!!). Smile
and the world smiles with you...

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Sim

7th April 2006, 9:41 AM

Re: Getting Older

Agred I feel 20yo & am 44 I love life even though I have MS I dace & play as much as I can
push my body -I especialy love to wear a tan (fakethat is) & a real big smile :)

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Guest

5th April 2006, 10:28 PM

Re: Getting Older

While travelling in Asia I met a woman in her eighties. She was very wrinkled, with
sparkling, mischievous, wise eyes and a radiant smile. The fact that she was missing a few
teeth only added to her appeal. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and friends
who obviously adored her. She was so welcoming and emanated such warmth and love that
you couldn't help but be drawn to her.

That woman showed me what real beauty is all about - someone who is comfortable in her
own skin, who is loving, kind and considerate and who shares her zest for life with those
around her.

Plastic surgery and botox? No thanks - not for me.

Wrinkles show that you have laughed, cried, loved...and truly lived.

I look forward growing old gracefully!!

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Guest

5th April 2006, 10:28 PM

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I have to say, that as a lesbian, i see many women out that are very attractive. Rarely is a 20 yr
old as attractive to me as someone older.
Generally as women age, they become comfortable within their own skin, confident in who
they are, comfortable with their own sexual prowess. This can be much more attractive that a
20 year old who although may be pretty, is also trying to impress, not happy within
themselves and tries to prove their maturity.

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Guest

5th April 2006, 9:25 AM

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Ah, see I think this person has missed the point. Every woman is beautiful when there is a
truly happy smile and an obviously positive demeanor.

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Guest

4th April 2006, 8:20 PM

Re: Getting Older

I think beauty comes from within & I believe we should all age gracefully, no matter how old
we are or if our body shapes are different, we are all beautiful inside.

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noura

4th April 2006, 8:20 PM

Re: Getting Older

You have the youngest prsonality ever!!!!

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noura

4th April 2006, 8:20 PM

Re: Getting Older

You are beautiful, you look cool because you accept the fact that your hair loses colour as you
age, at least you are not an obsessed person who spends hours at beauty salons getting colours
and touch ups!!!

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Guest

4th April 2006, 8:20 PM

Re: Getting Older

Not sure I'm in the right category; I have just turned 39 and have not colored my hair for more
than a year. I am grey and loving it. I get so many comments on my salt & pepper look that
I'll never spend money on fake color again.

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Guest

4th April 2006, 4:18 PM

Re: Getting Older
Society is obsessed with youth, considering that to be the pinnacle of beauty - just look at
newsreaders, actresses, botoxed women denying their age - but each wrinkle is a mark of
character, of growth and of wisdom, and *that* is a far more beautiful thing.

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Guest

4th April 2006, 12:07 PM

Re: Getting Older

true, they all have beautiful faces

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fleety

4th April 2006, 12:07 PM

Re: Getting Older

It's taken me a long time to find out that beauty is CONFIDENCE, having an opinion,
knowing what you want and most of all ... LAUGHING...A LOT! Beauty is
independence...and experience. Beauty is respecting your body and mind and helping both to
stay fit, healthy and spontaneous. I'm 45. I feel 25 and apparently I look 30..It's attitude,
sassiness and a sense of adventure. Age is what you choose. I choose to be ageless. I choose
to be happy and I choose to surround myself with likeminded people. Ain't life grand?

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Guest

4th April 2006, 9:16 AM

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I was "hotter" at 50 than I was at 20. Now that I'm 60 I'm better yet and even young men have
called me a "hotty". I think, in reality, it's that I don't think of myself as any age. I feel
confident and very feminine, so I think my attitude projects outwards .... people seem to feel
relaxed in my company and I have the added 'plus' of being able to keep people laughing.

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Matty

4th April 2006, 9:16 AM

Re: Getting Older
With age comes wisdom, and with wisdom; experience. Any woman who can pull off looking
this good as they age, should be applauded. As a young man of 22 years old, I will say; I have
found many older women attractive.

-The Mattstah-

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forester

4th April 2006, 9:16 AM

Re: Getting Older

Again it's our society that's wrong - not this beautiful, grey-haired woman. Beauty is just so
much more than looks. Here we have a woman who looks distinguished and almost violently
attractive. Perhaps the young Paris Hilton lookalikes are jealous, because the recognise that
she has something that they can't have - years!

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jess

3rd April 2006, 2:37 PM

Re: Getting Older

What is wrong with ageing gracefully. I sometimes look in the mirror and think I can't wait to
look a bit older...I think I will age beautifully. Crows feet are very attractive because it shows
the person smiles alot. I hope I have these so people know I've had a happy life! I think she
looks beautiful. Forget about hair dye, and foundation - be yourself.

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Guest

3rd April 2006, 11:14 AM

Re: Getting Older

Of course this lady is beautiful. All of the dove campaign models are because the ones you've
picked all have pretty faces. From the image your projecting all you're saying is that it's okay
to be fat/old but you can't have an ugly face!

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Guest

31st March 2006, 1:54 PM
Re: Body Image

Beauty is being comfortable in your own skin! When you stop looking at ideals of what you're
'supposed to look like', you see that you are GORGEOUS!It's really great to see the
celebration of beauty in all forms!...

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Veronz

31st March 2006, 7:13 AM

Re: Getting Older

I just love the idea of grey hair.. To be honest i cant wait till my whole head is covered in
greys. Honestly i think its unique, different, natual, sexy, sylish and it shows your
individuality to stand up and say "Hey look at me I am natural, take me as i am, georgeous!

Whats best it doesn't cost you a cent to maintain. I think she looks just amazing.

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Moderator

30th March 2006, 12:00 AM

Re: Getting older

Will society ever accept that old can be beautiful? Have your say and engage with others who
are opining on the same issue

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