How many of you have dated women that won't be seen in public without make-up on? How many of you were attracted to this "dolled-up" girl only to later discover how unbelievably well make-up works? Well I have and am fed up! Through my 23.85 years of life, I have seen my fair share of make-up mishaps. In high school I dated a girl (for 2 weeks) that wore so much make up that after we kissed it looked like I was wearing make-up. In college I have had classes with girls who were wearing so much make-up that it looks like they need a chisel to take it off. Many of these girls have caught my eye I have to admit. But I had to think to myself, if these girls have to wear this much make-up to catch my eye, what would happen to my eye if they were to take off the make-up? Would I go blind? turn to stone? I'm not sure, but who knows what that mixture of bat poop and red dye #9 is masking! Think of it this way: You're out looking for a new car. You see the car you're looking for. It's a (enter your favorite car) with an immaculate fire engine red paint job. There are no dings, dents, scratches, paint chips, or even water spots. You walk up to this car and think to yourself: "I gotta have this car!" Well after walking around the car, admiring it more and more with every step, you decide to see if the door is unlocked, hoping to get a chance to see the interior. You lift the door handle ever so slightly and "click", the door unlatches. The anticipation is killing you. You know you have found the one! You open the door and "WHAM", your heart immediatley begins to sink to your toes. The interior is a putrid pea green with brown stains. While you know this does not actually diminish the performance of the car, you feel deceived by the beautiful paint job. OK, so maybe it isn't the best metaphor, but that's all I've got! Hopefully you can see the connections. I'm just turned-off by all of this 'false-advertising' with the over-use of make-up to be beautiful. But hey, maybe some people like the "rush" every morning of waking up to someone who looks nothing like the person they fell asleep with. I've always liked the saying: "You can't polish a turd!" Am I alone?