You wouldn't believe the difference it makes
With a woolly hat on, or hiding under an umbrella, I definitely get *some* looks from some ladies (not a lot, but hey), but in the cold light of day with full balding greyness on show, they *all* flat-out ignore me. It's actually noticeable enough.One glance, they decide "eww, too old", and they look away again like I'm invisible and worthless.
I'm past caring really, but it still amuses me what a difference it makes.
So before you accuse people of vanity, just imagine what being totally ignored and written off feels like. Most men still like to feel relevant and not old before their time!