There was a recent survey that announced the 21 “Sexiest Men Over 50“. To be honest, I’m appreciative that anyone is even taking of survey of MY demographic.
And the top three were hardly surprising: George Clooney, Antonio Banderas and Denzel Washington. I find it way cool that this is a multiethnic list.
What WAS surprising in a good way was that a NON-movie star, not conventionally sexy man, 56 year old musical prodigy, Yo-Yo Ma was number six on the list!
This gives me a tiny bit of renewed faith in the human race an perhaps a little more hope to the “average” man after fifty. When Yo-Yo Ma was asked what made a man sexy, he replied,
“It’s deportment, comportment, grace, spunk and character. Age is not a factor.”
And that is the question at hand today on this Men After Fifty blogpost. While I have a full head of hair that has made many women envious as well as turned on, I don’t believe that it is the outside packaging that truly makes a man sexy.
Obviously movie stars, musicians, ultra rich and ultra famous men after fifty are high profile and fame can be sexy on its own, but what makes the rest of us the men after fifty sexy?
All that I can say is personally, I feel sexy when I feel good about myself, when I feel in integrity with my life, when I feel that I am contributing something to others and that my life has meaning. THAT is when I can feel the juices flowing, that Saturday Night Fever “strut” taking over (I AM dating myself on that one, eh?) and my face lights up and I’m FEELING the sexy take over.
And I want to make the distinction between when I feel sexy and when I feel my lust rising. Both are wonderful feelings and I am grateful for both. One however, is generated from within, one is generated externally. One has ME as the subject, the other has someone else as the object.
So, what makes a man sexy? I’d love to hear from men and I’d love to hear from women. Feel free to comment about men over 50, men under 50, ANY men.
Thanks so much,