You know, I wore that same headband style you describe a few times during my transition, and got a bunch of compliments.crwitt -- that is interesting about the dance club, as i had the exact opposite experience. first time i went to one of the dances with my transition clearly visible, headband so front is white, back is black, so many people came over to compliment me, and the men were especially complimentary, saying how well the white goes with my face. i danced as much as always, which could be the entire night. it was my first 'public' appearance with the clearly visible transition and i was literally blown away by the feedback/reception i got. bottom line is, i guess you can never anticipate people's reactions! it was a big help to me, not that i needed it, it was just very nice.I haven't noticed ageism in the workplace too much since going gray, I also work in the design field (mascot costumes) but I am self employed.
I have noticed it slightly in the social realm. My husband and I love dancing, and its funny to me that
when we go out to dance clubs the same guys who
even a year ago would have asked me to dance don't come over.
I've also noticed a weird phenomenon of helpfulness, for instance salespeople offering to lift heavy items for me. Can't be all bad.
There are always so many more ladies than men at these dances, I guess if I want to dance with anyone other than my husband, I'll have to be more bold.
He's nice about it and always says yes when the other gals ask him.Which means I dance more than most get to, but I sit out quite a few as well.