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New Study Says Men Are Ignorant of Female Grooming 2010-07-02 12:00:07

Do Guys Know How Much Time Beauty Takes?

A new study suggests that when it comes to the amount of primping the average woman does, two-thirds of men have absolutely no idea. Many men are apparently unaware that women engage in activities like eyebrow plucking, waxing (you think they'd definitely notice this one), and self-tanning. In another portion of the study, one in 20 women polled also admitted that their partners had never seen them without makeup or styling, while a full 18 percent said they actively hid some of their beauty rituals from their mates and/or friends.
In your experience, do you find that men are unaware of female grooming habits, or are they clued in?

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dancinlaughin01 dancinlaughin01 7 years
this story isn't really news. my boyfriend constantly comments on how he loves the way i look without makeup on. little does he know, my "natural" look takes alot of makeup. atleast some foudation, concealer, powder, blush and a neutral eyeshadow. i think it's best men just not know these things, i think they would definitely be in for a surprise if they did!
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
Is any one else disturbed by the fact that 1 in 20 women have never let their partners see them sans makeup? How could you even pull that off?
addictedreader addictedreader 7 years
men do not know. more importantly men do NOT want to know. if they had any idea how much effort went into the way they want women to look they'd freak out thinking a woman would have to be crazy to do all that. on the other hand, if the woman doesn't do it-- they're not happy with the results. it's sort of like a hot dog-- man cannot enjoy woman if he knows what goes into the making.
classysassy classysassy 7 years
Some, but most of my male friends have no idea. For example, they've been known to comment on how tired or sickly a girl looks without makeup.
Venus1 Venus1 7 years
I think the middle option would be better if it said "A few" rater than "Some".
InternGal InternGal 7 years
I think men are aware of some of our habits if they're obvious, like having our hair up, (obvious) lipstick, painted nails, etc.. But if it's not obvious to a 5 year old, they probably won't notice either. My boyfriend is pretty aware of my beauty rituals, as far as cosmetics and hair styling goes. I'm not sure I want him to know how *much* hair I take off when I wax though or how I sometimes bleach certain areas of hair on my body :X
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