As a proudly tattooed woman, I promise not to take your answer (too) personally.
Apologies for my almost-radio-silence today, and what will probably be the same again tomorrow, as I'm having a bit of a busy weekend and I'm all over the place - from dabbling in steampunk for the first time (I wore a casual steampunk outfit to work, which, I might add, was very well received by customers and co-workers ^^) to shopping in Swanage for some 'rainbow Goth' clothing (yes, I'm still hung up on that idea), lunch with the family, arranging a sort-of-date, and being beaten on the dance machine in the arcade by a thirteen-year-old Polish boy whilst wearing New Rocks and full-on punk-rock Marie Antoinette attire. Just, y'know, the average weekend.
Anyhoo. What was I saying before I interrupted myself? Ah, yes, the Daily Fail (thanks, Amy of Juliet's Lace, for that expression, I am now overusing it in real life...) has done it again with a recent vox pop on what their middle-aged, terminally boring readers (excluding myself and family, obviously...) find a definite turn-off when it comes to the opposite sex.
I thought you guys might be interested in the results.
Biggest turn-off for women? Beards. Now, in both the Goth and metal scenes, big bushy (and sometimes braided, beaded or dyed) beards are a common sight - in fact, the best looking Goth guy I ever met (no, I'm not name-dropping, my semi-boyfriend has homicidal tendencies) has a beard. Although, it's neither big nor bushy, more of a 'the devil is a charming gentleman' neat little point. One step up from a goatee, really.
Whilst I can't stand a moustache (what is the point of hairs tickling your nostrils during a kiss without the buffer of said facial hair actually being aesthetically pleasing?), I have nothing against beards - and I'm guessing that more than a few Goth (and metal) loving ladies agree with me, because I'm sure that not ALL of those hairy guys at the WGT can be single.
And what do guys apparently hate to see on their women? Tattoos, facial piercings, or too much make-up (OK, and harem pants, but I for one am going to let them have that one).
So, that's an awful lot of Goth and alternative ladies out of the running then. And as a multi-pierced, tattooed, make-up-crazy woman, I take that a little personally...
Really? Seriously, people, what is NOT hot about tattooed beauties, such as (just for example) Megan Massacre?
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Being serious for a moment, I guess attraction is different for every person, but I fail to see how body art or elaborate make-up (or a beard) can make a genuinely stunning person unattractive. Unless it's badly done, of course.
For the Mail's full article (which I chose to take issue with, by the way, as it described the above as 'GUARANTEED passion killers', which is blatantly untrue), click here.