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Why do people want a tan?

Sister Jean 2010/07/07 15:16:46
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  • bags 2010/07/07 15:29:45 (edited)
    I think
    bags
    +4
    they think it's makes them sexy. NOT Maybe now, but give it 20 years..... sexy 20 years
    sexy 20 years

    Sexy, eh?

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  • amazinggrace 2010/07/09 19:31:35
    I think
    amazinggrace
    +1
    people believe that they look better whan tanned. Here in Arizona, it is not a good idea to get much sun. Skin cancer is a problem here.
  • brittneylalaa 2010/07/08 17:35:33
    I think
    brittneylalaa
    +1
    They wanna be as brown as me without actually being a brown person. wanna brown brown person
  • TrueAngel111 2010/07/08 16:14:15
    cuzz
    TrueAngel111
    They want something that they don't have.So they try to get a tan.I'm naturally tanned but I really don't care about it.My mother tries to get a tan but failed. Specially when we went to the beach and she tried to get one but instead got a sunburn.
  • Ayu 2010/07/08 11:11:21
    I think
    Ayu
    +1
    i think i dont really know
    well, my skin is tan but i want pale skin....
  • vitaminanime 2010/07/08 04:43:36
    cuzz
    vitaminanime
    because it looks cool? i say that if you want a tan, use bronzer or tanner with SPF and cover up or stay out of the sun it will keep you younger looking longer. (i do cover up and use spf but i still tan anyway somehow)
  • FencerCat 2010/07/08 02:02:52
    I think
    FencerCat
    +1
    For the same reason they want to smoke.... THey think it's cool and that they're impervious to damage....
  • MIRANDDAAA :) 2010/07/08 01:19:33 (edited)
    cuzz
    MIRANDDAAA :)
    +2
    They want to pre-maturely wrinkle when they're older. DUH!
  • XRenX 2010/07/08 00:12:44 (edited)
    Undecided
    XRenX
    +1
    I heard ppl do it to look thinner, I heard a lady say that on the Tyra show. I am way past tan (that's not me in the pic btw) and it drives me nuts how obsessive ppl canj be over skin color.
  • jackolantyrn356 2010/07/08 00:00:22
    I think
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    White People feel guilty this past century about black people .......... I get parts of my body tan because I work in the Sun qi=uite often/
  • Mimi 2010/07/07 23:38:58
    I think
    Mimi
    White people wana look orange and/or brown like us mexicans...... Basically
  • HVACRick 2010/07/07 22:27:19
    cuzz
    HVACRick
    +1
    cuzz http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pu...
    We like our meat cooked, or they are all envious of the Leo's of Summer Sun Gods
  • Rawr..fear me!!plz?? 2010/07/07 22:09:22
    cuzz
    Rawr..fear me!!plz??
    +1
    I like tan skin. Really white skin scares me. cuzz tan skin white skin scares
  • brittne... Rawr..f... 2010/07/08 17:36:56
    brittneylalaa
    Boo!
  • Rawr..f... brittne... 2010/07/08 17:43:18
    Rawr..fear me!!plz??
    ok then.
  • I think
    ~♠♀She-Ninja-PandasaurusRex♀♠~
    +1
    Maybe because most people look better with a tan???
    What I don't get is why people lay out on beach chairs or towels, completely dry, when they want to tan. You get much tanner if you stay in the water. Even if you just get to get wet, then lay down, you still get a better tan then you would dry
  • Nick~believe ^MOTOOP^ 2010/07/07 21:37:54
    Undecided
    Nick~believe ^MOTOOP^
    +2
    I"ve often wondered that myself. I can't abide baking in the sun. And I generally burn, anyway. I am quite comfortable the colour I was born.
  • Sister ... Nick~be... 2010/07/07 22:10:31
    Sister Jean
    +1
    me too Nick
  • JCD aka "biz" 2010/07/07 21:27:38
    cuzz
    JCD aka "biz"
    Cuzz they like to look like Mexicans; or so they think (I once had a Mexican girlfriend who had a very white skin).
  • Cellar Door 2010/07/07 21:21:52
    Undecided
    Cellar Door
    +1
    I don't really know why people want a tan. I don't ever plan on getting tan, I just go outside. I tan easily. More than I want to actually. x__x
    What I can't stand is when people go to those tanning booths. I went to grade school with these other girls and there's this one who is always updating on Facebook that she's going to go tanning, and now it's becoming popular at my old school. *sigh* And to be honest some of them look like oompa loompas.
  • misterz 2010/07/07 21:14:45
    cuzz
    misterz
    +1
    We look better, until skin cancer! cuzz skin cancer
  • Sister ... misterz 2010/07/07 22:11:12
  • Mimi misterz 2010/07/07 23:39:48
    Mimi
    Hater
  • panda in bandanna 2010/07/07 20:01:59
    Undecided
    panda in bandanna
    +1
    i dont want a tan cuz im already brown undecided tan cuz brown
  • me 2010/07/07 20:00:03
    I think
    me
    +1
    I personally don't like to be so white
  • ⟢ℂas℮y⟣ 2010/07/07 18:57:59 (edited)
    Undecided
    ⟢ℂas℮y⟣
    +1
    I really don't know why. I can't imagine purposely sitting out in the sun just for some worthless tan.
  • VERYwiseguy 2010/07/07 17:36:41
    Undecided
    VERYwiseguy
    +1
    I like tan lines on women.But think intentionally tanning is unhealthy.And looks fake like steroid muscles lol I'm white as a ghost but tan very dark.I am an outdoors,beach person etc...And have wore sunblocks all my life.Only got sun poisoning one time when I was maybe 9?
  • Jay0Byrd 2010/07/07 16:57:42
    Undecided
    Jay0Byrd
    +1
    I think most folks believe they look better darker, or they present themselves as an outdoor type, from what is known about sun burns, as such it can be dangerous, due to certain skin cancers... tanning should NOT be over done.
  • tweety 2010/07/07 16:56:28
    I think
    tweety
    +2
    I think it's because people think they look healthier with a tan. I don't tan I just burn because I have a lot of Irish in me and skin is too fair. people healthier tan tan burn irish skin fair
  • elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard 2010/07/07 16:49:45
    cuzz
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
  • Sister ... elptrek... 2010/07/07 16:52:30
    Sister Jean
    +3
    both look great to me
  • elptrek... Sister ... 2010/07/07 17:16:08
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
    To me too. Maybe it has to do with descriptions I.E. when somebody is sick they are usually described as pale or one description of someone who looks good is a bronze Adonis. :)
  • kitkat42 2010/07/07 16:27:32
    Undecided
    kitkat42
    +1
    I've never been able to figure out why we subject our bodies to sun or tanning beds. I used to, but its okay to be fair skinned again. Especially with all the cancer threats from too much exposure.
  • Sister ... kitkat42 2010/07/07 16:33:53
    Sister Jean
    +3
    agree and skin cancer one of the worst
  • Leah 2010/07/07 15:56:56
    cuzz
    Leah
    +1
    They think it's more attractive. They think it looks healthy...at least until their skin turns to leather and they start getting suspicious 'freckles'.
  • themadhare ~IJM 2010/07/07 15:49:30
    cuzz
    themadhare ~IJM
    some if it's natural. us white types have darkened in the summer and lightened in the winter since we arrived in the Steppe a long long time ago. some of it's social. historically, hard labor took place outside. pale skin was an outward sign of leisure. since 1950 or so, more people work inside. a tan was the mark of leisure. interestingly, people who spend their lives outside, like farmers and linemen, do not get skin cancer.
  • secretmoon 2010/07/07 15:43:45
    I think
    secretmoon
    +1
    they think it makes them look cooler sort of like bronze or something or the situation on jersey shore
  • SA 2010/07/07 15:34:11
    Undecided
    SA
    +2
    I'm not sure. I don't tan intentionally, but just because I go outside. It only takes about ten minutes in the sun for me.
  • Sister ... SA 2010/07/07 15:39:02
    Sister Jean
    +2
    my Dad was like that
  • The Pot... SA 2010/07/07 16:29:13
    The Potato Princess
    That happens to my dad, except he burns. World's fastest sunburner...
  • Huki68 2010/07/07 15:32:56
    Undecided
    Huki68
    +1
    I don't really know about all, yet I know for my friends they go for the vitamin that the heat gives, like the sun give us, it makes you feel better and as well looks better.

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