Do men resist mirrors?

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 13 years ago

    Is it only women who can not resist glancing at a mirror when they pass it by?

    Or, is it vanity when men do it?

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image77
      Garrett Mickleyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's vanity when anyone does it.

      My girlfriend stops and looks in what seems to be every reflect-able surface.

    2. Greek One profile image64
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I just look in the hope that for once.. just ONCE... it won't crack when I do

      1. profile image0
        klarawieckposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Greek's Inventory of Damaged Goods

    3. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's probably vanity when anyone does it.  Then again, though, I'm not above noticing what I look like in things like store windows and glass doors.  I guess it's a matter of wanting to keep "up-to-date" on any "issues" that may be going on (like particularly messed up hair, the overall look, etc.).   Plain and simple - yes, it's vanity (but I think a lot of men are just as guilty.   smile  Eh - a little vanity isn't such a bad thing in the grand scheme of life.   (I mostly draw the line on stopping and looking, though.  I try to be more subtle than that.   smile  )

      1. camlo profile image85
        camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Me too. I try to do it in such a way that nobody notices. On the other hand, I do it very obviously when friends are with me - they ridicule me all the time about it smile

    4. Amy Becherer profile image67
      Amy Bechererposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Vanity is not determined by sex.  One prime example of narcissism noted by the media was by Kathleen Parker in an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 22, 2007, in which she commented on the repeated hair primping of John Edwards.  Her article was amusing and had appeal in it's comical value. It struck me, however, that despite the tendency to dismiss what might be classified as minutiae, any "quirk" obvious enough to be recognized and noteworthy for comment warrants consideration.  The possible implications of this issue were disturbing in a presidential candidate, the least being embarrassment.  As it turned out, that was the least of John Edward's issues.

  2. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 13 years ago

    I've got a giant mirror in my bedroom (no, it's not on the ceiling). I can't help but look at it every time I leave the room. On more than one occasion that mirror has made me notice something that I wouldn't have otherwise, like a stain on a shirt I was wearing or a spot on my neck that I missed shaving.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    I don't like to look at myself in the mirror because I can't face my problem, my problem is my face (just kidding)
    I only look at the mirror once after taking a bath at the bathroom, I comb, then I look once, then mimicking myself when I brush my teeth, I always say, Oh you're such a beauty there, then I practice smiling LOL< it makes me a little bit happier when I smile at myself and have naughty thoughts

    I don't know for men..

    1. sofs profile image79
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      A misconception i would say, I see men admiring themselves as much as women may be more. All salons are filled with men who are so conscious of their looks, I see men doing more with their hair than women, tattooing more than women, that means they are asking the mirror mirror on the wall question...........  big_smile big_smile  big_smile  more than ever

  4. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 13 years ago

    According to my friends, I know where every single mirror and reflective surface is in the city of Cologne.
    Yes, I check my appearance at every possible opportunity - well, something could have gone wrong since I last looked ... about 30 seconds ago.

    But, actually, I'm not vain at all, really ...

    1. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's the thing.  Just yesterday I had to tell my sister she had a bug in the middle of her forehead.  Then there are things like hair that blows over the part, slips that hang, zippers and buttons that open. the spinach-in the-teeth thing, etc. etc.  One cannot be too vigilant about some of these things (especially the bug on your forehead one.  lol  )

      1. camlo profile image85
        camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Or: 'There's something nasty hanging from your nose.'
        I love telling people that and watching how they grab a kleenex and head for the nearest mirror.

  5. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    I look for broccoli or spinach in my teeth. I used to look to see what kind of food my children smeared on my expensive silk ties.

  6. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 13 years ago

    i avoid mirrors

    1. Haunty profile image74
      Hauntyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good thing, because once a mirror has seen your beauty it would refuse to reflect anything else. Ever. big_smile

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      klarawieckposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me too.

  7. LaMamaLoli profile image61
    LaMamaLoliposted 13 years ago

    I only look in the mirror when I'm washing my face/brushing my teeth/hair. Otherwise I don't bother. Now my hubby...gets up in the morning and looks in the mirror, looks at his reflection in glass, windows, tv, looks at himself at every opportunity. He can give you what he considers  reasonable explanation for it all, but basically he's obsessed. I just laugh at him now because it is really funny- he is also a hypochondriac so not a blemish or minute change to his face or physique goes unnoticed. I will write a book about him one day- no one will believe it's true!!!! lol

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think I'd get along with him well.
      Apart from the 'mirror thing', I've also got something with hypochondria; a headache is automatically a brain tumour, a headache accompanied by tiredness is a brain hæmorrhage, a slight chest pain (probably indigetion) is a heart attack, a cough is lung cancer ... and the list goes on. The amazing thing is, I've never been ill in my life.
      Maybe I should write a Hub about it.

      1. Lisa HW profile image61
        Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Now, even with my mirror/glass thing, I'm the exact opposite of a hypochondriac; so I don't think the two have to be related.  I'm more the type of sees some big, horrible, blue, lump on my ankle and thinks, "Eh...  I must have done something to something. Hope it goes away by tomorrow."   lol

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Wife: "You are bleeding!"

          Me: "Huh?"

          Wife: "On your leg! It's a big gash! What did you DO?"

          Me: "I dunno"

          Drives her nuts smile

        2. camlo profile image85
          camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Last year, a German TV personality died of blood poisoning that resulted from a simple bruise. It could happen to anybody - it's worth worrying about smile

  8. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    Mirrors all over the house and I hate them!  I look at myself though.  I have one on the wall behind my computer screen - which is torture, really.  I have to remind myself I'm no longer young or I might get up too fast, get dizzy, pass out and hit my head on something and die!  So mirrors are very important!  Men, however, talk to mirrors - well, they do!  and some of the things they say to their best friend there are very funny - like "hey, man, how's it going?  how's it hanging?" and etc.  gotta love 'em.

  9. timorous profile image81
    timorousposted 13 years ago

    Everytime I walk past one of the mirrors in my house, there's this guy staring at me...really creeps me out smile

  10. anonimuzz profile image61
    anonimuzzposted 13 years ago

    I avoid mirrors. I'm not afraid of my face, I just don't care. I just use them while I'm taking care of my hygiene.

  11. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    I don't avoid them and sometimes they give me a good laugh.

    I tend to run my fingers through my hair.  Sometimes that leaves things oddly arranged.  My glasses also get tilted and I don't notice, often even if I did look in a mirror.

    I am not much of a fashion plate.  My general disregard for what I might look like when venturing out exasperates my wife.  "Fix your hair!" is probably the most common thing I hear as we prepare to leave the house.

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Known several men who were mesmerized by their  own image. Sickening!!! I use one for shaving and such. The only ones who AVOID mirrors are the vampire dudes and dudettes, but only when they are in human form.

  12. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago

    I always check myself out.

  13. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 13 years ago

    Outside of shaving (and not really even then) there is nothing in a mirror I want to see.  lol

    1. earnestshub profile image80
      earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I even try to avoid the shaving! lol Not a big mirror type of person, never have been smile
      Never needed to confirm that I look pretty. lol

      After all, it's the only head I have, and I want to keep it for sentimental reasons! We have been through a lot together! lol

  14. Tom_Radford profile image58
    Tom_Radfordposted 13 years ago

    I use them to see what's behind me

  15. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    If my hubby didn't absolutely HAVE to use a mirror when shaving, he wouldn't own one - nor would he ever look in one.

  16. timorous profile image81
    timorousposted 13 years ago

    You don't really need a mirror to shave.  If you've been doing it for years, those curves should have become second nature by now.  You could probably do it blindfolded.  If you relax, take it slowly, and you're at least half way co-ordinated, you won't cut yourself. 

    After all, a mirror isn't going to tell you when it's smooth enough. smile

  17. profile image55
    traderstoneposted 13 years ago

    women want to become more beautiful, but men want to become mroe handsome, so i think everyone need a mirror, but men don't use the mirror as often as women


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