As if dating was not already hard enough…
Dating, for a single mum in her 30’s is no easy task, even though the whole process could not be easier these days. Free online dating sites are springing up daily and a lady can quite happily flip through pictures as if she were flipping through an Argos catalogue at Christmas.
Organising a date is one thing, but pre-date preparations are another… what to wear, what shoes will match the outfit, which accessories to adorn said outfit and more importantly, grooming.
It’s not very becoming to rock up to a date with arm pit hair and leg hair on show, unless you have arranged a date with Swampy. For me, getting ready for a date means purchasing a new pack of razors, spending an hour soaking in the bath and straightening my hair to within an inch of its life.
How would you feel then, if your date told you they had gone one step further and purchased hair removal cream? On first thought, you may think this is a joke… it wasn’t and actually was a reality recently.
Cue Rick the postie* (details changed for the sake of this post), a typical man’s man, cocky, sure of himself, out to impress (bork!) and weirdly a guy who took ‘manscaping’ to a whole new level.
Now don’t get me wrong, I always appreciate a guy who maintains down there, I am sure all ladies will agree it makes it a little more pleasant for us all when there is a task or two at hand… but hair removal cream? Down there? Surely a trim, even in topiary style, if that is your thing… but as smooth as a baby’s bottom?!
A multitude of questions were running through my mind… ‘Exactly how hairy is he that he needs to be brutal down there?’, ‘How flexible is the guy?’, ‘He is pre-empting how this drink is going to go isn’t he?’.
In fact, I was so taken back, my only response was ‘Watch out, it may burn your bottom’… it inevitably did and now every time I see Rick the postie, that thought will always amuse me and embarrass him.
So, have men taken this manscaping trend a little too far? Does a man expect women to find the male Brazilian sexy? Surely dating is supposed to be easier the older you are, not harder?
Has the quest for impressing someone reached levels that are too offbeat and will they actually be maintained? *scoff*
As yet, I have no idea but you can bet your sweet ass I am going to have fun finding out! 😉
* I didn’t actually change the details that much.