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Why do old people hate long hair
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Posted 2/9/14

qualeshia3 wrote:

It's probably me but I get uncomfortable staring people in their eyes while having a conversation. Eye contact is important yet its so weird to do that.


Same here, I mean I'd be totally comfortable if they don't mind my strong stare. I feel uncomfortable because I believe I'll make the other person uncomfortable. I'm probably just being bizarre.
It's like my shyness comes from trying not to be obnoxious or make others feel uncomfortable around me.
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I get intimidated and weird vibes from it.
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I have hair down to my butt and dreadlocked which is rare where I live I always hear (usually older women) muttering about it as I pass while younger people tend to have mixed reactions, I had one guy tell me that I should cut it off because he found it offensive... I just laughed and told him how it's better than looking like a bald chav like him, then walked off. while other times people find it facinating asking if they can touch it, my former boss used to play with it often when I first started working with her because she had never seen anything like it before.
though the best reaction I've ever had from it was with a guy I used to work with who would always comment about how I should cut it ect. while walking to the trainstation he spotted a couple of girls and tried chatting them up... until one girl spotted my dreadlocks
girl 1: *compleatly ignoring the guy* oh wow... oh my god it that real
me: err... yeah
girl 1: oh wow can I touch it
*turns around so she can feel my hair*
girl 1: oh wow... hey come and look at this
*the second girl walks over and begins feeling it and asking questions about dreadlocks*

after they left
guy: so that's what the hair's for! it's for picking up girls
Posted 2/10/14
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a random person yelled at you because of your hair?? man you must have some interesting hair
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Orimos wrote:

Eye contact is important to most people when communicating. It's suppose to show that you're paying attention or it has to do with respect. There are a lot of things that people communicate through their eyes that they might not say directly also, like other forms of body language.


Nailed it. The old people are on to something. Respect is important, even if you want to walk your own path. If you were clearly demonstrating respect in other ways, most probably wouldn't care what your hair looks like.
Posted 2/10/14
I'm old ..I don't hate long hair and don't care if I can see your eyes or not. Eye contact is a western peculiarity as is hand shaking. Western thought is that if you can't or won't look anyone in the eye,then you are suspect. That is false..could be you are shy. Body language is a more accurate way to interpret intent..I can't tell you the number of times I looked someone in the eyes,and they looked me in the eyes and they turned out to be 100% bonafide liars.

As far as I am concerned eye contact is for lovers only.
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Posted 2/10/14 , edited 2/10/14
From what you described it sounds like more of covering your eyes issue than a long hair issue. I'm a guy with pretty long hair.(Well past my shoulders) and I don't really get too much hassle about it. I've had people old and young to tell me to cut my hair. Though, I will agree it's more often an elderly person.

Edit: Your location would also make a big difference. I live in a big city and when I visit family further north who live in a significantly smaller city where long hair on guys is pretty uncommon, I do get much more of a hassle about it and weird looks.
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pony tail guy here,almost reach my backside,could care less what others think,i cant have bangs touching my face at this season[almost 40c where i live]i used to have hairstyle that is like edward elric but cant anymore since the weather is getting hotter and hotter where i live,its not all old peope dislike long hair male,i got 2 or 3 customer asking me how i keep it healthy/tips,[mostly female 30 and 40 old++ customer].i m a SE asian,people here doest not care about eye contact,as long as u r comfortable with it,just do it.dont let other tell u how u live,nor how u set your hairstyle.and to jcslavek, the master of this thread,u look like Iori Yagami from king of fighter series,very nice and obscure hairstyle u got there!
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I'm personally okay with it and couldn't careless
But as for your fringe. Like why would you do that? What aree you trying to hide?
I just feel a bit uncomfortable with anyone, not just guys, who cover their eyes because it's creepy for me.
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Go get some demon eyes tattooed on your eyelids and then pull back your hair to show them to people.
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I don't see the problem with long hair, and it isn't uncommon for me to have long hair that I'm criticized for by older people and people who deem their opinion as concentrated perfection that must be shared with everyone for the betterment of all mankind. On the topic of eye contact, that simply doesn't happen with me, I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVAR!!! look you in the eyes. Don't ask me why, probably has to do with me being anti-social or something.
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Posted 2/10/14
I have long grey hair. Old folks like me only hate long hair if you hide behind it.
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