Do guys care if girls have pimples or anything like that? Do they find it a turnoff?
I’m not going to try to convince you that guys like pimples. Just as you and your girlfriends may have swooned over Channing Tatum’s baby smooth skin at some point (or maybe it’s just me), most guys will appreciate a girl’s beautiful complexion. And as far as I know, there aren’t any acne fetish websites out there. This is the bad news.
The good news, however, is that we guys are just as susceptible to pimples as you ladies are (okay, good news for you, bad news for us…). In fact, throughout adolescence and puberty, guys tend to develop even more pimples than girls do. Blame it on the oils caused by raging male hormones. So as self-conscious as you may be about a breakout, just know that most dudes have been through the same thing. In fact, a guy who has wrestled with more persistent acne himself might even feel more comfortable with a lady who can personally relate to his own skin troubles.
Obviously the frequency and intensity of acne can vary greatly from person to person, and for some this issue might be more than just…well, skin deep. If your situation is more severe, you might be super self-conscious about your skin in general. Fortunately, there are plenty of products out there that help curb even more aggressive acne (hey, Proactiv worked for Katy Perry….). More importantly, always keep in mind that your attractiveness to the opposite sex depends way more upon confidence than anything else! Feeling good about yourself is more than half the battle.
So definitely don’t stress over the typical pimple or two before a big date. Any guy worth dating in the first place will totally understand — and any guy who’s already into you won’t even notice or care.
Ethan Fixell is a writer and comedian from New York City best known as one half of comic “dating coach” duo Dave and Ethan. He is also the creator and editor of ActualConversation.com. For more on Ethan, visit EthanFixell.com…or call his mom, Robin.