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Old 10-06-2008, 03:20 PM   #41
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Sarah, was that the pole dancing?
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #42
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I was in Chicago for a family event this weekend and one of the 20-something neices was wearing orange high heels with her dress. Given that she was very slim, pretty and had long wavy blonde hair perfectly styled, she would have been pretty in jeans and t-shirt.

But I noticed that, in the hotel lobby and on the street, every man who looked at her really noticed those shoes. Her long legs and those shoes. But they definitely took notice of the shoes.

She was often standing next to her dark haired sister, also very pretty, but the men only looked at her and her shoes. It was as if they were mesmerized.
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Oldbabe, I know what you mean. When I get my friends to try on my new shoes, I am completely amazed at the way their DHs or SOs look at them, like they've never seen them before! Pretty funny, but I can tell you that more than a few have gone out to buy some of their own after seeing the effect.

I can't really imagine wearing mine outside of the house or class, but you never know!

Yes, 73ss454, these are for pole dancing (or pole fitness as they prefer to call it when you are doing it for exercise instead of cash)--the shoes are 6" platform heels with sparkly stuff in the platform part. Very girly.
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If you want me to notice you, here is what I might be looking at (for)

1) size of chest- sorry but wife has small chest, so I tend to notice the big ones
2) legs- I am a leg man, just the way it is
3) smile and related facial features. I cannot tell is makeup is or is not used unless it is too much, in which case HUGE turnoff.
4) dangly earings I like, but if they a gaudy big that is a turn off
5) personality is noticed (probably #1) more than anything else. After all my wife caught my attention and it wasn't he chest which did it (I am still looking for her chest- LOL).
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i'll try this from a woman's perspective. recall i w*rked with a lot of men in my field, all my life, so i have been directly exposed to a lot of guys' thinking, as "one of the guys", so to speak.

Do men actually notice a woman's make up (purple vs brown eye shadows, for example) or earrings (stud vs dangly)? Or whether her eyebrows are waxed?
i doubt guys notice the details at this level. i think it is the overall effect that gets noticed.

personally, i did not "go girly" while in my career. it just didn't fit there. but when i was hosting VIP visitors or doing a big briefing, and was dressed to the nines with <gulp> legs showing, ALL my guy friends took very special notice. Some of course said things like "we didn't know you were a girl". They paid.
now that i'm FIREd, i go girly. and it is VERY noticed. so do the extras, ladies. but don't be consistent every day. the change gets the most notice.

A follow-up question for men: Do you think women in general look better 1) without make up, 2) with light make up, or 3) with lots of make up?
I'm gonna answer this anyway, based on comments my guy friends had made about women we saw on a daily basis, over the years.
LOTS is definitely a no-no. Big league turn off and evoked the most negative comments.
Most guys seem to like light to medium makeup to enhance.
No makeup is also popular, but my observation was the guys liked the "au natural" look only on ladies like me who have darker hair and lashes etc.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:29 PM   #46
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I was invited to a Sex & the City party this weekend. There is something about the movie that just makes one want to spend money, even for LBMM people like me. But I am also quite sure few men notice what brand of handbag a woman is carrying.
almost forgot...re your party and the glitzy handbag requirement...go to your local salvation army store for a retro handbag. i have found absolute treasures there, for dirt cheap. a lot of the handbags "turned in" were bought, used maybe once, and put in a drawer. have fun!
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Little makeup is best except for red lipstick which can be incredibly sexy. It's worth logging on the forum just to see your avatar.
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Oldbabe, I know what you mean. When I get my friends to try on my new shoes, I am completely amazed at the way their DHs or SOs look at them, like they've never seen them before! Pretty funny, but I can tell you that more than a few have gone out to buy some of their own after seeing the effect.
Okay, guilty here. Mostly.

About four years ago my wife lost enough weight that she was feeling pretty good about her body. She decided to start getting a little more adventurous in the wardrobe with more skirts and dresses, and some heels which she almost never used to wear.

Well, seeing that had, may I be blunt, a bit of an aphrodisiac effect.

Now I'll say that I don't really want or expect her to dress like that all the time; too often and it's no longer a "special treat" for me and I don't want her to wreck her feet with too many painful shoes. But once in a while... wow. We joke from time to time about Viagra commercials -- which I feel a little bad about for guys who really can't get going any other way...but as I tell her sometimes, in THAT dress and THOSE shoes, who needs chemicals?
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Ziggy, you got my drift exactly! I never knew the power of shoes until now. You are a lucky man indeed from the sound of things!
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If you want me to notice you, here is what I might be looking at (for)

1) size of chest- sorry but wife has small chest, so I tend to notice the big ones
2) legs- I am a leg man, just the way it is
3) smile and related facial features. I cannot tell is makeup is or is not used unless it is too much, in which case HUGE turnoff.
4) dangly earings I like, but if they a gaudy big that is a turn off
5) personality is noticed (probably #1) more than anything else. After all my wife caught my attention and it wasn't he chest which did it (I am still looking for her chest- LOL).
Other than the #1, I totally agree with this. When I was single I dated a woman who was 44DD and one who was a pirate's delight (sunken chest), and I definitely like the proportional happy medium. Fortunately I have that happy medium now.

But yeah -- comments on the earrings and the legs are spot on, at least for me.
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Hey, I am older than Methuselah, but a nice skirt and heels is all it takes to make my motor run. Good makeup isn't wasted either.

I say if you gals are getting all you want, no importa. But otherwise, try shoes. You remember the story of lazarus...

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My 2 cents as a guy:

1. Like many others, I notice the overall effect of makeup and prefer less/slight or none. The phrase I heard once that made a lot of sense: If a guy notices you're wearing makeup, you're wearing too much.

2. Personally not a big fan of mascara, rouge, heavy foundation, or overly/obviously thinned eyebrows.

3. As W2R alluded to, each individual guy probably has his particular weak spots. I've discovered over the years that if a woman has her hair pulled back, that is very attractive to me. I've no idea why.

4. Something nobody has mentioned yet: A friendly demeanor, a sense of humor, intelligence, and above all a smile will multiply a woman's attractiveness to me by a factor of 10. The prettiest girl in the world with a frown is completely unappealing to me.

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Hey, I am older than Methuselah, but a nice skirt and heels is all it takes to make my motor run. Good makeup isn't wasted either.

I say if you gals are getting all you want, no importa. But otherwise, try shoes. You remember the story of lazarus...
"Good" makeup is the key here. A little here and a little there, so be it. And there are a few women who have such natural facial beauty that any makeup is too much.

Here in Texas, we do a lot of barbeque. And what they say here about *great* BBQ is that the best BBQ doesn't need sauce, because sauce only masks the incredible goodness of properly done BBQ. So it is with makeup. A few lucky souls have faces that are best without any makeup, or with very little. But the bottom line is that I personally believe that most are accentuated with a *moderate* amount applied in the right place.

Same with perfume. There are some scents I love. But NEVER too much. To me, a good scent should entice people to want to come closer, and that's not something that drenching yourself in perfume can do. Like makeup, better none at all than too much. There's no scent that won't repel me if it's too strong. Even ones that turn me on when used sparingly.

I have a weakness for a skirt and heels too, at least with decent legs. But as I said, when the rubber hits the road and it involves my better half, I like it to be an occasional treat -- because it has MUCH more effect when I see it than if it became SOP.

Hey, I don't like feeling like a superficial male pig -- but it is what it is, and I'd be a liar if I said these things didn't affect my snap-judgment about attractiveness. Obviously what's inside trumps these things when you get to know someone, but on first impressions... well, it is what it is. I don't choose it -- it just is. But once knowing you, a brain, a sense of humor, a personality really does trump all else in determining what I *really* want.
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when you can have a pound of brisket instead?
Is this a new euphamism I'm unfamiliar with?
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Color me a city boy, but I paid $20 for a package of dog chews at costco that my dog really, really liked. My female dog in particular, who isnt a big fan of dog chews.

Later that week I had to look up what the word 'pizzle' meant, in the "100% organic, grass fed beef pizzle".

I felt sort of stupid for paying $20 for it.
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