He was bald when we first started dating. I wasn't crazy about the look, and dropped subtle hints like, "Gee, honey, it's February. Don't you get cold with no hair?"* Being able to take a hint and wanting to make me happy, he grew it out and left it that way for most of the time we were together. (Yeah, I feel a bit bad now about not just taking him as he was. I was ever so much younger then.)
There were a couple of brief periods when we were together before when he shaved it anyway, or maybe just one. He shaved it the first October we were together when he was Charlie Brown for Halloween. Maybe it was then or maybe there was another time I'm not remembering clearly, but I remember we were walking away from the movie theater one night and his head was shaved and he was wearing a leather jacket, and I was struck by how much of a bad-ass he looked like. Not that he doesn't have a streak of bad-ass -- he does and it's not narrow -- but I wouldn't say it's his default setting.
He shaved his head probably the entire time we were apart, and when we started seeing each other again I was far too busy being happy about it to give thought one to what was, or wasn't, on his head. I find him sexy exactly the way he is. Over the last few months, though, I've noticed that I notice bald guys in general much more favorably than I used to. Not that I'm looking seriously at anyone but EG, but just walking around in the world you notice people, right?
What I find kind of funny is that the MSN article makes no mention at all of the fact that naturally bald men lose their hair due to the fact that they've got more testosterone than other men. I haven't been around the block much, but I do know that EG is more appreciative of women than any other man I've met. I also know that he's been in a bar fight or three, before I came along anyway. It's entirely possible that bald men as a category are good as lovers and fighters.
On an interesting and related note, one of my teachers in grad school (I have a Master's in Acting) was telling me about a production of Euripides The Trojan Women she was in at The Shakespeare Theatre where the leading women (six of them, maybe?) all shaved their heads. Now, like many women, I'm very attached to my hair. It's a big part of my identity and that well may be more true for me because I'm a redhead. However, this teacher/actress was telling me that all of the women in the show who had significant others experienced a boost in their sex lives due to the shaved heads. (The teacher was straight; I'd guess most or all of the other women in this scenario were, too).
Some guys have funny shaped heads. Baldness definitely works better for some than others. But, hey, guys - if by chance you've never tried it, your head won't get cold in July!
*Kristi - I know, I know.