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DUCT TAPE
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Icon 1 posted March 12, 2002 20:14      Profile for DUCT TAPE     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
why do guys love long hair? it is something i shall never understand. i once had some male friends lecture me on not cutting my hair. i mean really what is it with the hair?
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Icon 10 posted March 12, 2002 21:06      Profile for Jessycat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm with ya on this one, Duct Tape. My hair is down to my waist, and the guys at work (mostly the horny musicians) all seem to feel the need to touch it when they pass me. It's really bizarre. My personal space isn't as sacred as others' is, especially working in an environment as touchy-feely as a theatre, but sometimes enough is enough. I mean, it's just hair!!! It's not even particularly nice hair; there's just a lot of it 'cause I tend to hide behind it and am too insecure to cut it. One particularly cranky morning I actually yanked a fistful of my hair back from the bassist and said "that's mine!" Not very articulate, but it summed up my feelings.
Bizarre.
I guess it beats having my ass grabbed.

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I was wondering the same thing the other night when a guy friend of my sister's came in complaining that his girlfriend cut her hair. I asked what the thing is with guys being upset about their SO cutting her hair. My brother-in-law got upset with my sister when she cut her hair. I don't get it.
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Icon 10 posted March 13, 2002 02:52      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It ain't universally so. Not even half the universe. Remember the pilot woman from Northern Exposure? She was major Hubba Hubba around the world and she had a bob, I believe.

Long hair, short hair, no hair - matters not one micro-iota.

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Icon 1 posted March 13, 2002 07:42      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
ok, ok I admit it, I am partial to long hair, I just think that it makes a woman look more beautiful. It is the way it frames her face, highlighting it and bring out her best features.
Yes, I admit it, I like running my hands through well kept hair, it feels so nice.

Is is a throwback to the cavemen when, supposedly, long hair on women was used to drag them around?
I have no idea where this comes from girls, but a lot of us males like women with long hair, it seems to be in our genes.

Long hair, works in theatre? Are you free for a date if I ever make it to NYC Jessycat?


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Icon 5 posted March 13, 2002 08:56      Profile for Tau Zero     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't know why, but I like looking at long hair.  It's just something I'm imprinted on, I guess.  Or maybe it's another one of those signs of health and fitness which is part of the physical gestalt signalling sexiness.
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Icon 14 posted March 13, 2002 10:01      Profile for Super Flippy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have recently grown my hair long again and I love it. 'Round these parts, people make the assumption that long hair is something only young girls have, and when you grow up (usually when you get married or have kids), it's expected that you'll cut your hair off.

Well, I've had my hair short and it may be more practical but it makes me look 10 years older and way too conservative. I think I'm going to be like my Aunt Nancy and just keep my hair long always.


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I don't know if this'll help with the understanding, or if it's just a sign that I'm a pig...

I've noticed that I treat women different, depending on their hair. Two women, both about my age, and I'll talk to the one with the short hair (feathered or shoulder-length or whatever) as an equal, and I'll talk to the one with the longer hair (rib- or waist-length) as though she were several years younger than I (until I catch myself and force myself to treat her as an equal).

Women with long hair who wear it up, I tend to treat as an equal. But more than once, upon encountering a woman with her hair down, when I'd previously only seen with her hair up, I went through a brief "I know her -- who is she?" Once, I actually re-introduced myself to someone, not realizing I'd been introduced to her a week before.

edit - regardless, *touching* someone's hair (or any other direct physical contact), uninvited, is just bad.

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Icon 1 posted March 13, 2002 10:59      Profile for curlysimon   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Long hair is nice... it just is.
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shoot, on the reverse,my wife still reminisces about my former long hair and asks if I'll grow it back.

,,,and personally, there's few things cuter than short little punk rock girl haircuts ,,,,,

green ones especially,,,,


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Icon 5 posted March 13, 2002 13:49      Profile for TechnoGram     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by EngrBohn:

I've noticed that I treat women different, depending on their hair. Two women, both about my age, and I'll talk to the one with the short hair (feathered or shoulder-length or whatever) as an equal, and I'll talk to the one with the longer hair (rib- or waist-length) as though she were several years younger than I (until I catch myself and force myself to treat her as an equal).


I used to call this the Lt. Diana Prince/Wonder Woman dichotomy. I'd tie my hair back and wear my glasses, and was treated like I had a brain. When I'd let my hair loose and take off the glasses, and I felt like Wonder Woman, guys treated me like my IQ was 20 points lower than it had been 2 minutes before.

I don't get it either.

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Icon 6 posted March 13, 2002 18:28      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
oh how I love long hair, let Me list some of the reasons why: (in no specific order)
1. It is prettier to look at.
2. It is more fun to play with.
3. It takes more effort to care for long hair and make it look good which shows Me she puts more effort into looking good.
4. You can make reigns.
5. It is easier got grab hold of.
6. It is more fun to brush and wash.

I better quit before I am forced to take a break and sacrifice more kittens >;o) I am not greedy as I also have long hair of My own for her to play with. But if you have short hair, don't despair. I would never turn someone away who has short hair, but I hope you enjoy wearing wigs once in a while........Z

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Icon 12 posted March 13, 2002 20:54      Profile for Jessycat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
Long hair, works in theatre? Are you free for a date if I ever make it to NYC Jessycat?



Don't get too excited; I'm the girl backstage wearing boots and dirty jeans. But I'd be happy to introduce you to the belly dancers! (I still don't know how they get their ankles up next to their ears...)


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quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
Don't get too excited; I'm the girl backstage wearing boots and dirty jeans. But I'd be happy to introduce you to the belly dancers! (I still don't know how they get their ankles up next to their ears...)

Jessy, I realised that you worked backstage, not interested in the makeup and glitter, that just hides what is real.

I do a lot of theatre work in Geneva, on stage and backstage, I realised a long time ago that the women who work backstage are much more fun and down to earth than the primadonnas on stage who think they are the bees knees, despite being back row chorus.


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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2002 09:24      Profile for FatGnome     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Long hair is beautiful for a couple of reasons.

1. It shows that the woman has self controll, determination, and commitment. I mean you have to have all of those things in order to let your hair get long or else you would go ack it takes too long to clean and whack it off.

2. If it is kept nicely it show that the person is a healthy (mentaly) person that likes themself because they are obviously taking care of themself.

3. That and I will accent a woman's good features. Such as if she has great eyes it will bring them out.

All of these are great advantages to have in a woman. So that is why I like long hair. And while I am at it I will also mention that if the hair is long it should also be all natural; not permed, straightened, or collored. These just show that a woman would rather be slightly differant than she is and that is a little bit of a turn off for me.


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Ah-ha!! Another clue is lurking in this thread. Long or short, many of us girls don't really care that much about our hair. The length of our hair is based on personal unimportant reasons. All you boys that see it is some sort of reflection of who we are .... well you took a wrong turn again. We wonder why it is such a big deal to guys because it reflects ... well nothing about us. Using myself and the plethora of females that are in my life or have been in my life, I find that the main reasons a girl chooses a particular "hairstyle" are:
1. Laziness - Well it works this way so I'll just keep it. This includes long hair.
2. They think the look better with that one. Pretty plain and simple.
3. It's fun. Some hairstyles are fun, sort of like doodling is fun.
4. Laziness - Well this is how it is I'll just keep it.
5. They have tried another and didn't like how they looked.
6. *It's practical! I find that most girls with long hair don't cut it because they can just throw it back into a ponytail and it is practical because if they cut it they would have to learn some new skills (in an area that seems irrelevant.) Girls with short hair often don't grow their hair out because that d#@n inbetween stage is a pain. Unless of course, if they don't like how they look.
7. It's fun. Sometimes hair is like an art project.
8. Laziness - Well this is how it is ...

Summary
Aside from girls with "punk rock" hair, who are creating (something for themselves) most girls have a certain hairstyle for boring and practical reasons.

So now ... What exactly is the deal with guys being so concerned about the length of a chicks hair?


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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2002 13:23      Profile for TheAnnoyedCockroach   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Personally, hair length doesn't matter to me. Heh, I'm too lazy to care about my hair, so I don't really base my opinions on others'. I assume they have the same mentality as I do. Which is "Well, I don't have to look at it. You do. And I don't care if you like it."

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I'm not concerned with it, it is just My preference for it to be long. It is the same with cars, I don't mind a compact, but if given a choice, I would much rather drive the Caddy. It looks better, feels better, and will always turn more heads. It is a preference, not a requirement. I don't know why I was programmed that way, so you are asking the wrong person. If you really want to know, ask the programmer. We like what we like and shouldn't have to care why......Z
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I like my hair long and I like her hair long. It's just a preference though. On the importance list it is somewhere above eye color and below height and weight (neither of which should be excessive in either direction)
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Personally, I think the long hair thing depends on the person. You have to have the body size and the personality to go along with the hair. If you're a larger, louder woman, then big hair suits would suit you. But a smaller, quieter woman wouldn't fit the big hair. I think it depends on the girl. I'm a small person with a small frame so big hair looks out of place which is why I have shorter hair. If a girl has a small frame and its generally petite, all you see is hair which takes away from the rest of her.

Personally, I think women should have shorter hair 'cause it accentuates the face rather than a mop of fuzz.

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I keep my hair long because it's extremely curly, and if it is short, I get mushroom head. It's waist length now (when it's curly.. if I pull it straight it's just shy of being able to sit on it) and its finally heavy enough that it behaves itself most of the time. I have always wanted my hair long, and now that I"ve been growing it for 10 years it's just about the right length I also love long hair on guys.. I dont' know what it is...


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Now i have long hair. It is not that long, maybe shoulder length, and for some reason girls like to touch it as well. But not just touch it, play with it. It is so un nerving. you will just be sitting in church and suddenly the girl behind you starts playing with your hair, Then she asks if it is ok. so maybe it is not just guys.
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It is not just guys Nayt, girls love it too. It was one of the manin reasons I have long hair. they really love to play with it. Unfortunately, My nieces like to "practice" styling My hair. I can't count how many times I had to suffer the humiliation of one of their experiments. They are usually pretty good about putting it back to normal. One time they decided to be funny. I went through the store wondering why people were pointing. I pulled My braid around to find they had put some pink streamers in My braid. they were woven into the hair so I didn't feel them when I ran My hand over My hair. n Now I always make it a practice to chek My hair when ever they mess with it >;o) ........Z
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I have long hair too, and it's not a matter of laziness either. My hair is really curly, so it takes a LOT of work to keep it from tangling into a massive dred lock.

In fact, I've been thinking about just getting dreds, that way I wouldn't have to be so damn careful about tying my hair back when I go to sleep, brushing the tangles out, conditioning the ends... bla bla bla bla bla...

And I'm a guy.

Otherwise, while I like long hair, I like medium length hair, I like short hair. I've even been very attracted to a couple of girls who have hair so short, a drill sergeant would be impressed.

Maybe it's not hair that attracts me at all, but a really nice tookus.


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quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
It is not just guys Nayt, girls love it too. It was one of the manin reasons I have long hair. they really love to play with it. Unfortunately, My nieces like to "practice" styling My hair. I can't count how many times I had to suffer the humiliation of one of their experiments. They are usually pretty good about putting it back to normal. One time they decided to be funny. I went through the store wondering why people were pointing. I pulled My braid around to find they had put some pink streamers in My braid. they were woven into the hair so I didn't feel them when I ran My hand over My hair. n Now I always make it a practice to chek My hair when ever they mess with it >;o) ........Z

lmao

oh, i love it -- uncle zorro with pink ribbons in his hair...

your nieces sound great z, how old are they?

edit: i think you should ask them to do it again, and then post a picture. you don't have to go out of the house or anything, just post it here where millions of websters can see it.

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