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:: Thursday, October 28th, 2004 @ 11:56:17 pm

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Joechang picked me up from JFK this evening, and we ended up at Red Garlic on 8th Ave. in the Upper West for a late dinner. The waitress there was a super-thin Thai woman wearing lots of makeup. And then it dawned on me: super-thin Asian girls wearing lots of makeup freak me out. Actually, just about any woman who wears lots of makeup would probably freak me out, but especially the super-thin Asian ones.

This is:

1) some strange Pavlovian reaction from past experiences, or
2) me being superficial and assuming that lots o’ makeup = high maintenance, or
3) yet another bizarre Eric-ism that limits my prospective dating pool EVEN FURTHER

| Jackson Heights, Queens | link | trackback | Oct 28, 2004 23:56:17
  • Chester

    Ha. I haven’t done any statistical studies or anything, but based on anecdotal evidence, there seems to be strong correlation between positive increases in makeup and corresponding elevations of drama.

  • syndromes

    Haha Chester :)

    People say the girls I go after are plain Janes just for that reason. There’s something so artificial to me about makeup – especially a lot of it. But then i’m also not into fake boobs, fake noses… at least in general ;) Always exceptions, but I tend to flock to the understated.

    S’not just you that gets a little wiggy around people who care that much about appearances.

  • http://kennyliu.com/brainfart kennyliu

    weird. i have the exact same reaction, except it’s a little broader: most skinny thing asian women who fit the “LA stereotype” freak me out…or rather, piss me off. it’s weird, since i used to only date these kind of women.

    bleh!

  • http://www.xanga.com/cyclgrl cindy

    i’ve always said it’s in the eyebrows.

    but if you’re ruling out women who wear lots of makeup, i guess you won’t be dating anyone from a specific asian ethnicity. ;)

  • jim

    I’m with you. Girls wearing makeup make me nervous. Like I’m expected to be a “dude” or something.

    I think it also has something to do with perceived intelligence. For guys who are attracted to intelligent women, I think we tend to see women who wear a lot of makeup as shallow, uninteresting, petty, etc. If I meet a girl with too much makeup, I don’t even want to talk to her because chances are I’m about to be bored.

  • Fred

    heh. ditto above.

    such a shame, too, when they’re pretty enough that even all the makeup can’t hide it.

  • Michael (Atlanta)

    I don’t know if its just the fact that she’s wearing makeup. I’ve seen some girls with near-professional quality makeup jobs that look nice. I think it’s the ones who apply their makeup with a spatula that give us all the creeps.

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