1.) I look older than I feel on the inside. Whick kind of means that I look older than I think I look. Which is okay, it's nice to have a bit of a reality check now and then.
2.) The gray hair adds years to my appearance. Which isn't exactly an unknown. The concept of coloring my hair isn't exactly new, and it's pretty socially acceptable, but I don't know if it's something I want to really do again. I don't want to do it out of vanity-- this is as much of an indulgence as I want tive that particular little vice other than some new threads when I get to a good point-- but I might do it for a part in a show or something similar. Jury's still out on that one.
3.) Apparently I have no potentially negative issues that I didn't already mention, and I'm wonderful. Somehow I don't think that's actually the case, and I suspect that there is some semblance of I don't want to be the one to tell him that he smells like monkey crotch* happening.
One comment in particular I found enlightening-- I sha'nt attribute it for confidentiality reasons, but it was this: I think it would take a lot of guts to date someone as honest as you.
Of all the things about me, that's one that took me by surprise as being potentially dificult.
None of the things I'm learning are necessarily going to make me change anything about myself. It's more that having an awareness of potential issues puts me in a better place to understand my relationship to the "fairer sex".
Of course, getting responses to posts is always hard. Maybe I should create a poll instead.
*I already know I don't actually smell like monkey crotch most of the time, it's just a ferinstance, since we've all experienced someone like that.