For people who don’t often, or ever, wear makeup, men seem to have a lot of opinions on it.
All too often we see men making jokes about taking women swimming on the first date to see what she looks like without her hair and makeup done, and men who stress they prefer the ‘natural look’.
One such man even broke up with the girl he was seeing when he discovered she had acne.
He said he felt he was catfished because she normally wore makeup. The woman wrote all about him on Reddit, asking whether she is in the wrong for not telling him she had acne.
She revealed that they were both 20, had been dating for a few weeks when they decided to go backpacking – during the trip he saw her without any makeup and it threw him off.
She wrote: ‘Am I the a*rsehole for hiding my acne with makeup and not telling my potential boyfriend about it?’
But the Reddit community had her back, reassuring her that she hadn’t led him on or catfished him and that the boyfriend just sounded really shallow.
He had even broken up with another girl in the past for cutting her hair too short, she revealed.
‘At first, he didn’t say anything, just looked at me a bit weird,’ she said in the now deleted post. ‘When we were alone, he just told me that he didn’t know I had acne like that.
After that, he’s been acting distant the whole trip. ‘When we got home that night, he said that it would be for the best to stop seeing each other because he doesn’t like me anymore.
As the very last thing he said that I shouldn’t lead people on like that.’ She added that it haunts her how he accused her of catfishing and that she only wears makeup for a bit of extra confidence, not to lead anyone on.
‘You’re definitely not catfishing anyone by wearing makeup,’ said one person, ‘Acne isn’t a huge deal for normal people, potential boyfriend sounds like a really shallow guy to break up over something like that.’
Another user questioned why he couldn’t tell she had ace even when she wore makeup.
‘There’s not much you can do beyond wearing 86 layers of the stuff [makeup] to cover chronic acne issues/texture. The boyfriend is too naive and immature if he can’t handle acne.’