Snippet from the article:
Seven per cent of Singaporeans would contemplate breaking off relations with their partners, and a further 10 per cent would be embarrassed about introducing their partners to friends and family, if their partners were suffering from hair loss.
These were the findings of a study which sought to understand the perceptions of Singaporeans towards the hairy issue of balding.
In contrast, a majority of the 600 respondents – nearly 75 per cent – reported a more moderate response, choosing instead to urge their partners to seek treatment immediately.
The survey also found that hair loss negatively affects first impression.
Some time ago, I had a radio show for a year called “The Inner Man” and it covered a wide range of subjects. One of the shows focused upon prejudice against balding people. I remember a caller who said he had an advanced balding pattern, but that even though he was a Senior VP of a large company, he would not hire balding men because he claimed they often couldn’t be trusted. So it does seem that prejudice runs deep in our culture.