When would you let a new boyfriend see you without make-up? 80% of women wait an entire MONTH before daring to bare
- A third have got up before a new boyfriend to secretly apply make-up
- 3% of women NEVER let their boyfriend see them without make-up
- 68% of women feel ‘naked’ without their slap
Sorry to disappoint you chaps, but if one of the things you love most about your new girlfriend is her flawless skin, then you might be in for a surprise.
Because if you’ve been dating her for less than a month, chances are you’ve never actually seen her without make-up.
Eighty per cent of women wait at least that long before letting their new man see them make-up free, a survey found.
And it seems that women will go to extreme lengths to impress with more than a third of women deliberately getting up before their new boyfriend to secretly apply make-up before he wakes up because they do not dare to go bare in the first flushes of love.
A further 60 per cent of women use a simple trick and don't even take their make-up off when they sleep with a new beau.
The latest findings prove how women are extremely reluctant to let a new man see them without make-up until they have really got to know them.
Almost one in five (17 per cent) wait as long as two months, 16 per cent wait three to six months, 8 per cent keep up the flawless face facade for a whole year and 3 per cent never, ever let their man see them without their slap.
The survey also revealed that 20 per cent of women sneak off to touch up their make-up on the first night they had slept with a new lover.
Almost one in five said they had used the same trick in the first six months of a new relationship.
When asked why they wouldn’t want a man to see them without make-up, the majority (58 per cent) said they just look better with their slap on, 28 per cent said they wouldn’t feel as confident, 12 per cent said they won’t be desired as much and 2 per cent went as far to say that their man might end the relationship.
Over three-quarters of women feel that society expects women to wear make-up and 68 per cent of women feel ‘naked’ without their slap.
Just 27 per cent would be happy to go to work without make-up and almost a third of women insist upon wearing make-up to the gym.
A quarter of women refuse to even go to their local shop without first putting on their slap and just 5 per cent of women would go on a date without make-up.
Women are happier to go make-up free around female friends rather than their male friends with just over a third of women admitting they wouldn’t be happy to go make-up free around male friends, while only 10 per cent felt the same in female company.
CEO of semi-permanent make-up company Debra Robson LDN, who carried out the study, said: 'I’m not surprised so few women dare to go bare when they have met a new man.
'Make-up makes you feel sexier and more confident. I love the idea us girls waking up early to secretly put on make-up to keep up appearances from the previous night.
'We all want to look our best in the early throws of romance and women feel they look a lot better and more desirable with make-up.'
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It was never an issue for me. I figured that having already held my hair out of the toilet for me then seeing me without make up on wouldn't be a challenge for him.
But WTF is this business of getting up extra early to make sure you have make up on before he wakes up? Either you've had to sleep in it the night before (ick) or you've had to wait until he's asleep so you can sneak out of bed to wash it off. Bugger that! I like sleep too much to give it up for vanity!