It is well-known that Latinas age poorly. However, I never witnessed this directly. Sometimes, albeit rarely, I run into Latinas, young or old, but I never worked closely with such a woman. The other day, though, a post by a Latina I had met years ago popped up in my LinkedIn feed. Her name sounded vaguely familiar but her face did not. When I looked at her profile picture, I almost felt bad for her.
When I first bumped into this particular woman, she was bubbly, flirtatious, well-liked, and perfectly suited for her tech recruiting job. She had a slim figure, which she liked to show off, and was overall quite pleasant to look at. At that point, she was presumably between 25 and 27. Now she is in her early 30s and barely even looks as if she is the same person. She ballooned and her face, for whatever strange reason, seemed to accumulate fat in the chin and cheek areas. Her hair also looks pretty bad.
Of course, women age, and many of them do not age very gracefully, but seeing a woman I know decline in looks so rapidly over the course of a few short years was nothing short of baffling to me. I wonder how men in this culture deal with it. Surely, it does not make sense for those men to marry local women in their 30s. Latinas seem to peak quite early, and as they also lose their looks very quickly, it should be the case that they have children very early as well. It would not surprise me at all if it does not raise eyebrows when 18-year-old Latinas push prams.
Premature aging for women is a curse, though. The equivalent would be if you turned 70 or 80 on your 25th birthday. Interestingly, the Internet wants to tell me that Latinas do not akshually age poorly at all. The WEF, for instance, posted an article according to which Latinos age more slowly. When you look at the article, you quickly notice that they conflate life expectancy and youthfulness. For the question whether Latinas age poorly, it is not relevant if they live longer, but only when they lose their youthful sheen. Anyway, “experts” on the Internet can claim whatever they want. They also tell me that unrestricted immigration by some of the stupidest and most violent people to the West is a benefit to society.