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Old 06-26-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: One foot in CT one in KS
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Metros look good but back in my dating days (80s) the pre-metros were giant self absorbed PITAs.

Thanks for the laugh Curmudgeon. I had to read it my DH.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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"Ok folks, I have had it. I've taken all I can stand and I can't stand no more. Every time my TV is on, all that can be seen is effeminate men prancing about redecorating houses and talking about foreign concepts like "style" and "feng shui". Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, trans-sexual, metrosexual, non-sexual; blue, green, and purple-sexual - bogus definitions have taken over the urban and suburban world!

Real men of the world, stand up, scratch your butt, belch, spit, and yell "ENOUGH!" I hereby announce the start of a new offensive in the culture wars: the Retrosexual movement.

The Code :

A Retrosexual, no matter what the woman insists, PAYS FOR THE DATE.

A Retrosexual opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female.

A Retrosexual DEALS with IT. Be it a flat tire, break-in into your home, or a natural disaster, you DEAL WITH IT.

A Retrosexual does not use more hair or skin products than a woman. Women have several supermarket aisles of stuff. Retrosexuals need an endcap (possibly 2 endcaps if you include shaving goods.)

A Retrosexual does not dress in clothes from Hot Topic when he's 30 years old.

A Retrosexual watches no TV show with "*****" in the title.

A Retrosexual does not let neighbors screw up rooms in his house on national TV.

A Retrosexual should not give up excessive amounts of manliness for women. Some is inevitable, but major re-invention of yourself will only lead to you becoming a foo-foo little puss, and in the long run, she ain't worth it.

A Retrosexual is allowed to seek professional help for major mental stress such as drug/alcohol addiction, death of your entire family in a freak tree chipper accident, favorite sports team being moved to a different city, favorite bird dog expiring, etc. You are NOT allowed to see a shrink because Daddy didn't pay you enough attention. Daddy was busy DEALING WITH IT. When you screwed up, he DEALT with you.

A Retrosexual will have at least one outfit in his wardrobe designed to conceal himself from prey.

A Retrosexual knows how to tie a Windsor knot when wearing a tie - and ONLY a Windsor knot.

A Retrosexual should have at least one good wound he can brag about getting.

A Retrosexual knows how to use a basic set of tools. If you can't hammer a nail, or drill a straight hole, practice in secret until you can - or be rightfully ridiculed for the wuss you are.

A Retrosexual knows that owning a gun is not a sign that you are riddled with fear. Guns are TOOLS and are often essential to DEAL WITH IT. Plus it's just plain fun to shoot.

Crying. There are very few reasons that a retrosexual may cry, and none of them have to do with TV commercials, movies, or soap operas. Sports teams are sometimes a reason to cry, but the preferred method of release is swearing or throwing the remote control. Some reasons a retrosexual can cry include (but are not limited to) death of a loved one, death of a pet ( fish do NOT count as pets in this case), loss of a major body part.

A retrosexual man's favorite movie isn't "Maid in Manhattan" (unless that refers to some foxy French maid sitting in a huge tub of brandy or whiskey), or "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Acceptable ones may include any of the Dirty Harry or Nameless Drifter movies (Clint in his better days), Rambo I or II, the Dirty Dozen, The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, The Road Warrior, The Die Hard series, Caddyshack, Rocky I, II, or III, Full Metal Jacket, any James Bond Movie, Raging Bull, Bullitt, any Bruce Lee movie, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Cool Hand Luke, etc...

When a retrosexual is on a crowded bus or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, hell, any woman gets on, that retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to that woman, then looks around at the other so called men still in their seats with a disgusted "you punks" look on his face.

A retrosexual knows how to say the Pledge properly, and with the correct emphasis and pronunciation. He also knows the words to the Star Spangled Banner.

A retrosexual will have hobbies and habits his wife and mother do not understand, but that are essential to his manliness, in that they offset the acceptable manliness decline he suffers when married/engaged in a serious healthy relationship - I.E. hunting, boxing, shot putting, shooting, cigars, car maintenance.

A retrosexual knows how to sharpen his own knives and kitchen utensils.

A Retrosexual man can drive in snow (hell, a blizzard) without sliding all over or driving under 20 mph, without anxiety, and without high-centering his ride on a plow berm.

A retrosexual man can chop down a tree and make it land where he wants. Wherever it lands is where he damn well wanted it to land.

A retrosexual will give up his seat on a bus to not only any women but any elderly person or person in military dress (except officers above 2nd Lt .) NOTE: The person in military dress may turn down the offer but the retrosexual man will ALWAYS make the offer to them and thank them for serving their country.

A retrosexual man doesn't need a contract, a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word even if circumstances change or the other person deceived him.

A retrosexual man doesn't immediately look to sue someone when he does something stupid and hurts himself. We understand that sometimes in the process of doing things we get hurt and we just DEAL WITH IT."

Author Unknown
As I read down the list and checked each item off, I got a bit concerned when I read, "A retrosexual man can chop down a tree and make it land where he wants." The last tree I cut down came inches from taking out my deck, but luckily the falling tree bounced off the branch of an oak tree. I was relieved when I read the second sentence that said, "Wherever it lands is where he damn well wanted it to land." and realized I must have planned it that way all along.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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My sister's boyfriend is prissy. He spends so much money waxing his whole body, so when you look at him he's totally hairless. He also has facials every month for his skin maintainance. He doesn't eat any carbs, just meat and salad and works out 3 times a week. Yes he is good looking, he looks like a model but I think if it's me, I will be hesitant to date him. He's more vain than me.
My sister got the usea of waxing from him. He is more girly than her or any girl.
Give him 5 years and he will come out.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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I think the term "metrosexual" is a term of jealousy used by those who aspire to be metrosexuals. I've heard the term applied to most men who would have simply been called a gentleman in the past. They are usually highly educated, professional and financially stable men who can afford to take care of themselves. They dress and behave professionally. They shave, dress well, work out and take care of their appearance. Perhaps I'm odd, but I find that to be normal. And in my experience, most women prefer metrosexuals to unkempt, poorly dressed, and unshaven guys.

Do I think some men push it and can be excessively feminine? Sure, those guys definitely annoy me as much as the good ole boys/rednecks who try to be real men. And the whole gay term is thrown around way too much. This is another defense mechanism. If a man is handsome and well groomed, he is accused of being gay by good ole boys who look like they just got out of prison. Sorry but not every guy wants to get tattooed up and look like they are on Sons of Anarchy.

Sorry but not every guy likes drinking cheap beer, some of us like a good scotch or vodka. We don't all like driving trucks, I'll take my BMW X5. Sorry I don't like wearing a beard or cheesy goatee, I'm clean shaven. I don't like being fat and oveweight, I like to work out. I don't like tattoos. It's cliche. I don't feel like I need to get Japanese or Sanskrit lettering or some obscure symbol painted on my skin to look like a man. I wear sunscreen on my face, it reduces my risk of skin cancer and premature aging; not wearing it is idiotic. I like to read books; my source of entertainment is not limited to ESPN. I watch my diet. You can be a real man and have coronary artery disease and diabetes in your 60's.

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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I think the term "metrosexual" is a term of jealousy used by those who aspire to be metrosexuals. I've heard the term applied to most men who would have simply been called a gentleman in the past. They are usually highly educated, professional and financially stable men who can afford to take care of themselves. They dress and behave professionally. They shave, dress well, work out and take care of their appearance. Perhaps I'm odd, but I find that to be normal. And in my experience, most women prefer metrosexuals to unkempt, poorly dressed, and unshaven guys.

Do I think some men push it and can be excessively feminine? Sure, those guys definitely annoy me as much as the good ole boys/rednecks who try to be real men. And the whole gay term is thrown around way too much. This is another defense mechanism. If a man is handsome and well groomed, he is accused of being gay by good ole boys who look like they just got out of prison. Sorry but not every guy wants to get tattooed up and look like they are on Sons of Anarchy.

Sorry but not every guy likes drinking cheap beer, some of us like a good scotch or vodka. We don't all like driving trucks, I'll take my BMW X5. Sorry I don't like wearing a beard or cheesy goatee, I'm clean shaven. I don't like being fat and oveweight, I like to work out. I don't like tattoos. It's cliche. I don't feel like I need to get Japanese or Sanskrit lettering or some obscure symbol painted on my skin to look like a man. I wear sunscreen on my face, it reduces my risk of skin cancer and premature aging; not wearing it is idiotic. I like to read books; my source of entertainment is not limited to ESPN. I watch my diet. You can be a real man and have coronary artery disease and diabetes in your 60's.
Hey, this sounds like me. LOL
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:20 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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As a woman, I don't mind metrosexual men - some of them are attractive enough, even though I prefer my men more "manly." I mean - both Jude Law and Leonardo diCaprio strike me as metrosexuals but they can pull it off and still seem masculine.

Some can, some can't. My very manly, mustached Marlboro man of a husband would seem ridiculous if he started getting his arms waxed or his eyebrows shaped, or started wearing clear nail polish on his fingernails - but then, he will occasionally go get a pedicure and he OFTEN gets a massage, and he uses moisturizer on his face as well...so...there's a thin line I guess...
I can definitely agree with this Kathryn...and I think just like from my time (70's) some people did not like the hippie look of long hair, big sideburns and so on. Some people said they were dirty and disgusting and in the end they were just regular men (in that place and time) who chose their own look and...so, to each their own.

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I think it is an interesting style, just like other styles I find iteresting (hipsters, etc.). The biggest thing to me is that I think most of these people are faking it, meaning that it's not really who they are. That's what I don't like.

People who have a different style and are real are people that I enjoy knowing.
and I can agree with this as well, however I don't know if most of these people are faking it and honestly I suppose I don't really mind/care if they are. No skin off my...nose anyway!

Best regards, sincerely

HomeIsWhere...
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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Hey, this sounds like me. LOL
me too!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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Metro is usually the pathway to homo. Just about every metro sexual man I've known ended up being gay after a while.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Are there any "real" hipsters? The last genuine hipster I saw was Dizzy Gillespie.
Add Anita O'Day, Red Rodney and Lenny Bruce.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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if a man is handsome and well groomed, he is accused of being gay by good ole boys who look like they just got out of prison. Sorry but not every guy wants to get tattooed up and look like they are on sons of anarchy.

Sorry but not every guy likes drinking cheap beer, some of us like a good scotch or vodka. We don't all like driving trucks, i'll take my bmw x5. Sorry i don't like wearing a beard or cheesy goatee, i'm clean shaven. I don't like being fat and oveweight, i like to work out. I don't like tattoos. It's cliche. I don't feel like i need to get japanese or sanskrit lettering or some obscure symbol painted on my skin to look like a man. I wear sunscreen on my face, it reduces my risk of skin cancer and premature aging; not wearing it is idiotic. I like to read books; my source of entertainment is not limited to espn. I watch my diet. You can be a real man and have coronary artery disease and diabetes in your 60's.

You gave me a good laugh.
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