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FEATURE: Single men of Australia: lose the facial hair to win the girl


76% of Australians want to see the return of the clean shaven man


Despite it being fashionable at the moment, facial hair on men is a distinct turn-off for women according to the Gillette Kissing Survey, conducted by Australia’s largest online dating site, RSVP.com.au. I have to say that I much prefer facial hair, but each to their own I guess!


A massive 80% of women surveyed indicated that they would prefer to see the return of the clean shaven face while 77% of women have opted not to kiss a man due to having a beard or stubble. Interestingly, 71% of men also agree, despite the fact that this would involve considerably more effort on their part.


And it’s not just for purely cosmetic reasons that most believe that a shaven face is the best option – the survey also revealed a number of more practical benefits for those who make the effort to shave each morning.


Firstly, 84% thought that a clean shave was better than facial hair for kissing (85% women and 83% men). This is hardly a surprising result given 79% of women confessed to having suffered from the dreaded pash-rash as a result of their hairy faced kissing companion.

Secondly, it is widely regarded as the safest bet when it comes to impressing others, with 92% agreeing that you should shave before a first date (93% women and 91% men) and 84% believing that a clean shave is essential when meeting your partner’s parents for the first time (85% women and 83% men).


Other key findings include;

  • 48% of women claim to have rejected a man’s advances on the basis of his red, irritated skin
  • 79% of people believe that there is a stigma attached to men who don’t shave regularly as they are seen to take less pride in their appearance

Summarising the results, relationship expert, Dr Nikki Goldstein says, “If a man is really confident with his sexuality then he should not try to prove it through facial hair (which some see as a sign of masculinity or toughness) but with intelligence, wit and by making a woman feel special through making the effort to impress.

“Just as women go to great lengths to get ready for that big first date and make a lasting impression, so should men. Show your date that she is important enough for you to take pride in your appearance and shave. This is particularly important if you’re looking for that first kiss, an occasion that should be an intimate and sensual act, but can turn ugly if the girl is left with a painful and embarrassing reminder the next day.”

To help Australian men get the clean, neat look that both men and women want, the Gillette MACH3 Turbo Sensitive provides an exceptionally close shave with less skin irritation even on the most sensitive areas of their face.

The Gillette Mach3 Turbo Sensitive will be available in Australia at leading outlets for RRP $11.99. For stockist enquiries please call: 1800 148 022.

Beauty is only skin deep…

In a world where serial dating is considered the ‘norm’ for many 18 – 35 year olds, looks and appearance increasingly count for much more than just finding a ‘mate’.

Beauty is only skin deep

A recent article in commuter magazine, Nine to Five called ‘Sexed Up’ cited sociologist Dr Catherine Hakim, from the London School of Economics, who stated that appearance and sex appeal have become just as important as educational qualifications in today’s dating scene.

By contrast, a survey by FHM in 2008, which drew over 60,000 respondents, told a very different story, FHM editor Ben Smithurst said the findings were good news for women.

“A piddling 20 per cent of readers selected our size eight model pictured as their ideal girl physique, while the size 12 and 14 models easily outscored their skinnier rival,” he said.

 He continued: “Which proves one thing, ladies: crack a beer, hoe into a hamburger and we’ll love you just as much.”

  Hmm really? This poses the question though, is this still true of today’s society? I think not… An article on thedailytelegraph.com.au today revealed that a nightclub in Canada has come under fire for a Facebook invitation that specified: “No fat girls allowed”. Charming!

 It’s concerning that this trend could continue to grow as we’re increasingly judged on the way we present ourselves, not only in a professional environment but also to the objects of our desire.

 Although it is a fierce game, dating certainly can be fun and popular culture certainly emanates this perception.  TV Shows such as Sex and the City and Cougar Town depict the carefree exciting city living lifestyle of the ‘fun loving beautiful singles’.

 It seems that every single girl in her twenties and thirties wants to emulate Carrie Bradshaw in the dating stakes. Recently Australian dating sites alone have millions of members that are flirting like never before, on-line dating site  RSVP now has over 1,100 new singles signing up daily and is Australia’s longest standing dating site with over 1.6 million members and climbing.

 Are the e-bacheloresses successes reliant on having a great profile picture?  This has to be the first stumbling block for the many single guys vetting potential future dates.

 Here at Dating101Sydney we’re on the journey with so many of you for the ideal soul mate, standing up to be judged on our appearances before we’ve even uttered a word.