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Fifty Shades of Grey

thermometherBy eHarmony

There comes a time in every man’s life when he must acknowledge his increasing years and alter his lifestyle. For some situations the correct course of action is clear – no man over the age of 30 should wear skinny jeans; a baby seat won’t fit into a two-seater sports car; and that third pint on Friday night will still be having an effect three days later.

However, men are often in a quandary when the first flecks of grey start to show. Do they embrace their faded follicles or restore their locks with hair dye? This common dilemma can strike at any moment. All it takes is a careless remark by a close friend and suddenly each morning is spent counting those pesky silver strands.

Wanting to maintain a youthful hair colour isn’t always about vanity. When gents are feeling vulnerable about their looks, the loss of vibrant hues can result in a loss of confidence. Sometimes, the return of rich brown or black tones is all it takes to make a guy feel more comfortable.

Of course, there are men out there who’ve embraced the changing colour of their hair. Sporting grey with pride, these silver foxes have forgone dye in favour of snow-white shades. So, who is the fairest of them all?

The Silver<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Fox-o-MeterThe Silver Fox-o-Meter
Greyness /5
+ Attractiveness /5
= Silver Fox Rating /10

Over to you
Is a shot of silver something you seek out when you’re dating and looking for love? Do you agree with these ratings? And what should you do if you’re starting to look a little more salt than pepper?

This page was brought to you by www.eharmony.co.uk.

The Pierce
With just a smattering of grey round the
edges, Pierce Brosnan has a long way to
go before he achieves full silver fox status.

To dye or not to dye?
Dye – it wouldn’t be difficult to mask Pierce’s white edges. However, if those pale strands stay where they are, you’ll have some fine silver wings to call your own. Although not a fox, it’s still an attractive style.


The Harrison
Whether wielding a whip or a ray gun, Harrison Ford was a heart throb in his youth. Today, his grey mane only makes him more attractive as he effortlessly
saves the day again.

To dye or not to dye?
Dye – controversial, yes, but this is a
no man’s land where you’d prefer to hark back to the glory days.


The Richard
An officer and a gentleman to the very
end, Richard Gere gets full marks for his
fine head of silver. Lacking colour but still
looking luscious, his hair is a shining
beacon for men of a certain age.

To dye or not to dye?
Not to dye – if you’re lucky enough to
have hair this good, why change it?


The Paul
Who’d have thought the Great British
baker would be so attractive to so many? Paul Hollywood’s silvering hair only adds
to his authoritative presence in the kitchen – which is, of course, the source of his powers.

To dye or not to dye?
Not to dye – sometimes greying hair can add character and memorable attractiveness, and this is the perfect example.

The George
Despite winning the ‘sexiest man alive’ crown on several occasions, George Clooney doesn’t rate too highly on the Silver Fox-o-Meter. Although his once dazzling black locks have moved a few shades up the spectrum, they’re still not light enough to be called silver.

To dye or not to dye?

Definitely not to dye – if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. (Obviously George can do no wrong in our eyes so we’d forgive him if
he ever did decide to dye it.)


The Anderson

Just 45 years old, Anderson Cooper is
a fairly young silver fox. However,
the CNN news anchor proves that age doesn’t matter – even when it comes to hair colour.

To dye or not to dye?

Either – young foxes can look rather dashing, but good skin and a youthful energy mean you can easily pull off a darker shade.


The Roger
Dressed in a sharp suit with an Old Fashioned in his hand, Roger Sterling from Mad Men (or John Slattery, if we must break the illusion and use his real name) is the perfect silver fox. Although, with that chiselled jaw line and twinkling eyes, it doesn’t matter what hair colour
he has.

To dye or not to dye?

Not to dye – only a distinguished gentleman gets to be head of Sterling Cooper, and assuming you have same twinkle in your eye and command the same kind of presence, dyeing could only detract from your charm.


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  1. sally reynolds

    April 10, 2013

    What, no Mark Harmon?????

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