In a comment below this post, Joe Smith writes:
A friend of mine, who is a serious mack daddy pickup artist, assures me that THE most desirable age for a man is 38.
Yeah, right. Does this oracle of wisdom, this mack daddy, happen to be near 38?
Anyhow, folks, have at it. My experience has been that what I find attractive has shifted as I age. But this is clearly not the case for everyone. So is there a "peak age" for desirability, particularly if we define desirability in terms that go beyond the merely physical?
Also, folks: at what age do you think you were at your all-around most desirable? At 39, I'm the happiest I've ever been -- and if happiness is a key component of attractiveness, I'd have to say now. Though my body might be better now than ever, my features are not what they were in the mid-90s. I peaked at 29, in late 1996 or early 1997. Quite possibly the second weekend in March.
I am in the eleventh year of an ongoing decline.