I have been wearing glasses for the past 6 years, and i always felt shy about wearing them, mainly because somehow they made me feel… vulnerable, i guess…
But recently i realized that in fashion “nerdy” look is very much in, especially for the last couple of years. so it made me think, which is better, more fashionable and attracts attention: contacts or glasses?
Awhile ago, women that wore glasses were perceived as “boring” and “no fun”. “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses” (Dorothy Parker). However, “seldom” isn’t “never.” So, i decided to research and see what men think about women wearing glasses, is it attractive or “boring”. Here are some comments from men:
- “As much as they’re attracted to women without glasses. The glasses don’t make the difference, their personality and the rest of their appearance does.
The problem is that some women wearing glasses have given up on finding anyone, so they don’t put any effort in their appearance anymore. Thus the issue here is not the glasses, but the general attitude of these women.”
“haha i have glasses and i think i look so weird with them and all the girls laugh at me for it lol. but i’m a guy and i do think glasses are sexy and attractive because they bring all the attention to a girls eyes and face and when you pay attention to her eyes you also notice all of the beauty in her face. so my answer is a girl with glasses is definitely a plus. hope this helps, Good Luck :)”
“Depends on the woman. It definitely depends on the style per woman if she can pull it off or not.
It definitely can help boost appearance, especially to hide shaded eyes from too little sleep.
That said, its not really a turn off or a turn on so much as it is an accessory that can make or break an outfit or a look. “
- “Depends. its more about whose behind the glasses to me though…”
- “I honestly believe that women who wear glasses are extremely attractive. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I find women who do not wear glasses any less attractive, it’s just something about women with glasses. I think it has to do with the studious and brainy look. The look of an intelligent and sophisticated woman who I could have long and serious talks with or team up with as a study buddy. And maybe it has something to do with the fact that a lot of girls who wear glasses are the nice, reserved type who may work at a charity when not having a prolonged Saturday afternoon study session at a library. Some of these girls tend to be a little on the prudish side and are often ignored by other guys because they are “boring.” I have always had a soft spot in my heart for such women. I guess it has a lot to do with me being old fashioned and wanting that “nice girl” that I could be affectionate it with unconditionally and have that affection returned in kind. As well as being best friends to each other. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule and I am quite aware that there are many girls who wear glasses that are not smart nor kind. And it seems as if the secret is out as more bad boys are pursuing women who wear glasses and more bad women are donning glasses to ensnare nice guys and break their hearts. For those of you women who wear glasses but think that no guy will ever like you because you do, I just want you to know that you are wrong. I’m positive proof of that. Women who wear glasses aren’t attractive? Only someone dense would believe that. ” (source:http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Like-Girls-Who-Wear-Glasses/1659874)
I think as a whole, people wearing glasses are so in place in our society that we do not see them as a detractor to one’s own beauty and awesomeness, male or female, that for someone to wear glasses doesn’t make one stand out in a way to place them in a social clique the way people used to label people who did. I think staying true to yourself and what makes you comfortable that is what makes people attractive and “sexy”. And it does not matter if you wear contacts or glasses. Society changes its mind and fashion a lot and we need to learn how to love ourselves for who we are and how to be comfortable in our own skin, without trying to please and fit in its “frame”
P.S. Women opinion on man wearing glasses 🙂
“Who would have thought geek would be chic? According to studies by the University of Stockholm, women are more attracted to men who wear glasses than those who don’t. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why — they appear intelligent. And, if a man is intelligent, it means he’ll more than likely mentally stimulate his woman. Many women will tell you there’s nothing quite like a witty, smart conversation to impress them.
The lure of intelligence has also got to do with biology. Researchers in New Mexico gave 400 Vietnam War veterans extensive mental tests and later (weirdly enough) asked them to provide sperm samples. The results showed that the men who scored the highest in the intelligence tests also had the highest counts of healthy sperm. Hmm, now you have a reason to trade your contact lenses for eyeglasses.”