(NEW YORK) — Gather ye rosebuds quickly, ladies and gents, because your good looks are fleeting.
According to a survey by Allure magazine of 2,000 Americans, the consensus is that men look their best at age 34 while women hit their peak of attractiveness at 30.
Respondents to the Allure survey say that it’s pretty much all downhill after that with women exhibiting signs of age by 41 and they stop looking “sexy” when they turn 53.
Women are considered “old” at age 55. Meanwhile, men supposedly show aging signs when they turn 43 and aren’t looking good anymore by 58. A year later, and poof, men are “old.”
Meanwhile, men seem to think women look their best at age 29 while women say it’s 31.
As for dreaded gray hair, the general opinion was that it looks “distinguished” on men but only serves to make women look “old.”
When asked which celebrities are aging well, George Clooney topped the list by both sexes. Others who appear to defy the aging process include Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, Meryl Streep, Jamie Lee Curtis and Julia Roberts.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
Dora Scheidell, KSTU