Have Your Looks Changed? - Social Anxiety Forum
Thread Tools
post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
SAS Member
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 564

Have Your Looks Changed?

Either for better or worse.

I think I looked better a few years ago. I've had a few surgeries on my eyes and I think they look smaller.

I have trouble sleeping most nights and I look pale and tired all the time. I feel that my face is rounder.

I'm becoming more self conscious and afraid of socialising.
melancholyscorpio is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 08:02 PM
SAS Member
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 21
Absolutely they have changed, especially since I started working out consistently about a year and a half ago. Have lost about 40 pounds from my starting weight, and packed on some muscle bulking a bit.

The gym is one of my happy places for sure, and I have seen significantly positive results in my physique, health and overall attitude towards my looks and how clothes feel.

Funny side effects are that my hair (head hair, facial, body hair) and nails grow much faster now, so if I get lazy to shave I may look more scraggly too.

I still don't get as much sleep as I should, so I still have dark eye circles.
JEG88 is offline  
post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 08:28 PM
SAS Member
shyguy07's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: United States
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,795
Yeah, they have some. I started working out a few years ago, and last year I started growing a beard. I think overall I just look a little older. But I'm not sure whether I look better or worse. If I was clean shaven I'm not sure I'd look and different than college 10 years ago, other than a little more muscle and a little heavier.

Underneath the cold November sky, I wait for you... As the pages of my life roll by, I wait for you... I'm so desperate just to see your face, meet me in this broken place...

Be a little brave for a little bit of time.
shyguy07 is offline  
post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 06:46 AM
❤️ Moderator ❤️
Silent Memory's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Posts: 7,408
I think my clothes are nicer and my makeup is a little bit better. Some of my old hair colours and haircuts were bad.

At the start of this year, I decided I would wear as many of the clothes in my wardrobe as I could, which means Ive changed my look more often than I usually would.

Silent Memory is online now  
post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 07:21 AM
SAS Member
Sunshine Lady's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 5,120
I don't think much about my looks. I just know that I still look the same as I have from High School. Even as low as the 8th grade. My style of clothing became more dressy and stylish after High School into my adult life. I was plain at first, still am but as I become older I'm starting to be more stylish. If anything my new style of clothing is causing me to sligthly look like an adult than my natural look of a teenager appearance. I also slim down a lot. I was average weight in my early high school days but after graduation into my adult life I thin out. LOL. I didn't even workout. I can't say if I look better or worst.
Sunshine Lady is offline  
post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 07:40 AM
Broke boy
TheForestWasDark's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 718
A little, prob for the better at least. I’m 26 but strangers think i’m like 20.. When I was 19-23 i looked like I was in junior high.
TheForestWasDark is offline  
post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:07 AM
Mr Bean Stig Soldier
twitchy666's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Berkshire
Language: ASCII, T-SQL
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Posts: 8,358
My Mood: Angry

eczema so seeming leprosy in mirror. seen as a leper?

a reason why all hated me, without ever mentioning or coughing up the truth

telling a friend yesterday, he said he has a job and is so f.. ugly!

maybe the power of telephone! hide away, nobody sees ya, get all done by phone? NOT ME! need me eyes seeing things & people, faces
twitchy666 is offline  
post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:15 AM
SAS Member
RelinquishedHell's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Gender: Other
Age: 29
Posts: 16,480
My Mood: Mellow
I've been looking older lately, which might be a good thing since I've always looked like a little boy and subsequently get treated like one.
RelinquishedHell is online now  
post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:34 AM
Broke boy
TheForestWasDark's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 718
Originally Posted by RelinquishedHell View Post
I've been looking older lately, which might be a good thing since I've always looked like a little boy and subsequently get treated like one.
I know this feel too well..
TheForestWasDark is offline  
post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 09:55 AM
Great White Shark
Shadowweaver's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Mars
Language: Galactic Basic, machine language
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Posts: 546
My looks barely change, really. Right now I look almost exactly the same as I did when I was 18. I look at the pictures from that period and can barely see any difference.

Let's hope 10 years from now I will still look the same!
Shadowweaver is offline  
post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 10:01 AM
SAS's Chief Meteorologist
Maslow's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Denver
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,542
I'm balder and grayer. And I've been gaining weight. I'm old!

Nobody loves me but my dog, and I think he might be jivin', too.
Maslow is offline  
post #12 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 10:08 AM
Permanently Banned
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: paraspectral_semireality?
Gender: Other
Age: 32
Posts: 5,788
i was more ruond-headed as a kid, now i'm like that yellow capsule inside kinder eggs lol

also i'm baldinginginging so yeah less hair every year
versikk is offline  
post #13 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 11:52 AM
SplendidBob's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: UK
Language: English
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,615

V pretty child -> loaded with acne teen -> 350lbs acne scarred adult -> 190lbs fairly attractive -> 210lbs fairly attractive v masculine -> 225lbs super masculine scary looking -> 250lbs v bearded masculine scary -> 240lbs working my back.

Been on the receiving end of horrible treatment from people re looks / weight, to very good treatment. My recent weight gain I regret sooooo ****ing much, but working my arse off to get back. Couple of months.

Enough about me, lets talk about you, what do you think about me?
SplendidBob is offline  
post #14 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 12:49 PM
Greasy prospector
blue2's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The salty spitoon
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,487
My Mood: Lurking
Not much in 10 years, a good bit in 20, alot in 30, I didn't exist 40 years ago.

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death
Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow,
A poor player that strut's and fret's his hour upon the stage and is heard no more,
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
- Macbeth
blue2 is offline  
post #15 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 12:50 PM
Irreversibly Invisible
firestar's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Gender: Female
Age: 32
Posts: 4,754
My Mood: Pensive
I gained weight in my early twenties. I'd been overweight since I was a kid, but it got worse after I settled down at my first serious job. It got bad enough that I decided to get serious about losing weight, and I lost a significant amount of weight about five years ago.

Long story short, I look completely different from when I was younger. My face is much narrower, and I have more of a defined waist. It's a pain keeping the weight off, though, and I wish I could eat like I did when I was younger.

It is the light she longs to find,
When she delights in learning more.
Her world is learning; it defines
The destiny shes reaching for

- Marie Curie
firestar is offline  
post #16 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 01:08 PM
Harvester of Sorrow
C137's Avatar
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Kalifornia
Language: English, Broken Cantonese, Spanish Curse words, few words of Mandarin
Gender: Male
Posts: 246
My Mood: Lonely
I got fat after high school.. Through my 20's - 30's stayed that way. But I looked the same. Just a fatter version. Starting at 40 I started to lose weight and in my late 30's I started to be more conscious of my clothing style. But overall I think I look the same just older.

"There's a fine line between the peacefulness of solitude and the loneliness of isolation."
- Dr. Hill, Until Dawn
C137 is offline  
post #17 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 01:20 PM
SAS Member
harrison's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 15,086
My looks have changed because I got old. Not too bad though I guess under the circumstances - it could be a lot worse. I'd say I looked my best in my mid-40's even early 50's. Sometimes people sort of grow into themselves.
harrison is offline  
post #18 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 01:30 PM
Barbells and kittens
JH1983's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,520
If I wasn't losing my hair I wouldn't look much different than 10 years ago. I'm in the best shape of my entire life by far at 35.
Posted via Mobile Device
JH1983 is offline  
post #19 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:43 PM
SAS Member
sweet_tooth87's Avatar
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 50
My Mood: Angelic
My looks have changed, as when i feel more better mentally, i look better. But on and off the last few years, gaining weight and dropping and gaining back. Now, to drop again!
sweet_tooth87 is offline  
post #20 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 09:18 PM
your dads girlfriend
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 1,019
My Mood: Sad
Yes I got uglier rip me

BeautyandRage is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"You've changed a lot" Tony99 Triumphs Over Social Anxiety 12 09-03-2010 01:50 PM
Depression has changed me... How bout you? Elsa Secondary Disorders 15 08-28-2008 09:20 PM
I've completely changed..for the better Jrm123 Triumphs Over Social Anxiety 4 05-11-2007 10:37 AM
books that changed your life. theophania Entertainment 6 06-26-2005 02:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome