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Old 07-29-2012, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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What is it about American culture where it is taboo for a man to be skinny? I was looking at pictures of people in Germany, Russia, and Colombia are most of the guys are thin, even scrawny compared to American men.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Up North
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Why would you see them in public? They are too busy working out in the gym and studying inside.

Once in a while they have to come out for food and other necessities
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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What is it about American culture where it is taboo for a man to be skinny? I was looking at pictures of people in Germany, Russia, and Colombia are most of the guys are thin, even scrawny compared to American men.
Because being skinny is associated with being weak, the opposite of what men are expected to be.

But no worries, it's not as if women are shunning all skinny guys and only going after the muscle heads. This is just about ideals, not reality.

And while in real life a guy like this would probably intimidate the snot out of me, oh my, he is nice to look at.



I saw Magic Mike last week with my office. It gave me a new appreciation for Alcide.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What is it about American culture where it is taboo for a man to be skinny? I was looking at pictures of people in Germany, Russia, and Colombia are most of the guys are thin, even scrawny compared to American men.
A lot of people are posting pics of celebrities for reference, and it's interesting to note what Paul Newman or Cary Grant or Burt Reynolds looked like in their prime. They were considered to be sex symbols at the time, but they weren't anywhere close to being built like Joe Manganiello.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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Once in a while they have to come out for food and other necessities
They don't eat much fast food so they cook at home and eat.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Because being skinny is associated with being weak, the opposite of what men are expected to be.

But no worries, it's not as if women are shunning all skinny guys and only going after the muscle heads. This is just about ideals, not reality.

And while in real life a guy like this would probably intimidate the snot out of me, oh my, he is nice to look at.



I saw Magic Mike last week with my office. It gave me a new appreciation for Alcide.
This is the ideal body that most men want. Its kinda like Bradd Pitt. I am very close to that.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This is the ideal body that most men want. Its kinda like Bradd Pitt. I am very close to that.

I could say I have a figure like Janet Jackson too. What we have in common is neither of us has any pics to prove this.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Pa
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A hot man. lol
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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I could say I have a figure like Janet Jackson too. What we have in common is neither of us has any pics to prove this.
This is not a dating site.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This is not a dating site.

No it's not, but people still managed to post pics. Just why make outlandish claims that you have 'a body on par with brad pitt,' and nothing to back it up, is all? Basically anyone can say anything on here, so I'll just take that with a grain of salt and leave it at that! LOL.
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