PUBLIC OPINION > Don't Wear Too Much Makeup on a First Date
Living 2012/05/30 16:00:00
There are enough things to worry about on a first date without having to overthink your wardrobe, so we polled the public on big first date don't-wears to find out the key things women should avoid if they want to land that elusive second date. Sometimes it's easier to prepare if you've got a quick checklist of things not to do. But what is the ultimate first date faux pas? Read on to find out.
Whatever you do, gals, don't cake on too much makeup! Obviously, if you're on a first date, you only care what the guys think. We'll get to that. But on the off-chance that you aren't intrigued enough to read on, take our word for it -- too much makeup is a big mistake. To be honest, it's kind of refreshing. It means that unnatural "perfection" that some women strive to achieve is a vain pursuit. It's not worth it! There's nothing wrong with a little color, but if you can't restrain yourself, you're better off au naturale. (Side note: The Top Comment brings up a good point. Wedding rings are worse.)
Women Are More Worried About Skin
The most interesting thing we found in our results was the difference between how men and women voted. Men were way more concerned about how much makeup a woman wears, whereas women were more concerned about how much they showed off. Only 14% of men thought that revealing too much was the worst thing a woman could do on a first date. Though, to be fair, that doesn't mean revealing too much is a good idea...
Parents would be happy to hear that the majority of teens (52%) said that revealing too much is the worst thing a girl could do on a first date. (Although, while we're on the topic, parents are considerably more concerned with makeup.) That number dropped steeply through to the 40s, where it jumped up a bit, then dropped again.
UGGs Get an Honorable Mention
UGGs didn't score especially high in any category, but they were despicable enough to merit a paragraph of their own. Overall, they landed a distant but comfortable spot as the third-worst thing a woman could wear on a first date, beyond too much makeup and too much skin. Look, we know they might be comfortable, but... No one likes them. They're like Crocs. Good qualities be damned. Just... don't.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our poll about first date faux pas. We'd love to hear from you!
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