Ask Babe: Rules Of Bald

Hey Babe,

My boyfriend’s hairline is receding. I’m concerned with what this will say about me and am afraid he will be prematurely bald before we can even get married. My therapist says I’m too concerned with my self image and my BFF told me to read that book “Love the One You’re With” but I know you’ll speak the truth. Should I dump him? Can bald men ever be hot?

Thanks Babe,



Dear Disciple,

This is totally valid question, but I’m afraid there is a very complicated and varied answer. The “rules of bald” have only to do with the man in question and his whole face/head shape/neck/skin scenario. In other words, how is your boyfriend really gonna look as his balding progresses?

There are three ways this can go.

Option 1: Not Everything Should Be Thin

This is an unfortunate example of option 1. If this is what you are seeing on your BF then you need to convince him to move onto option 2.

Option 2: Clean As A Whistle

Some guys can pull this of, some can’t, but it’s your job to determine if it’s working. Guys are not great about determining how they look…ever. When it works, it’s amazing and when it doesn’t it’s sicker than sick. Taye is pulling it off below:

Option 3: The Jude Law

Sometimes receding hair just looks right. If the guy is hot enough then the retreat of follicles comes across as….endearing.

You, my dear, have to come to terms with your situation. But I will say that finding a good guy isn’t an easy task. So, even if your vanity is telling you otherwise, and as long as he is regularly going down on you, I would stick it out.

But if he looks as bas as Brendan Fraser in the above picture I wouldn’t judge you for ending things. That’s just me though.

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