- Gender and Relationships
How About Dating a Metrosexual?
Well, the obvious reply is, why not? What's the downside to dating someone who takes pride in his appearance, will take you to the best places in town, and knows what kind of wine to order with dinner?
So, those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, may ask - What's a metrosexual?
The textbook definition is: (met.roh.SEK.shoo.ul) n.
An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.
A Metrosexual Expresses His Maleness In A Creative Manner
Let me put that in layman's terms for you. A metrosexual is a heterosexual man who is secure enough in his masculinity to boldly go beyond the realm of the stereotypical manly man. Instead, he freely expresses his maleness in a more creative manner. Relying on this creative instinct he can enjoy being perfectly groomed, knowing what's in style and wearing the latest trend in understated fashion all the while not feeling any less masculine in the process. A metrosexual is the ultimate image of the modern man.
So again, I pose the question, what's the downside to dating someone who willingly admits he's sensitive and romantic. A metrosexual man has money to spend and knows the best shops in town to spend it. He's on the a-list of all the best clubs in town, works out at the gym, just enough to insure good health and keep his body toned, and visits the hairdresser on a regular basis. Now the only problem I see with the above attributes is that there's a chance he might look better than his date. But that's a problem easily solved. Being seen on the arm of a well-groomed, well-dressed man, is worth the extra trouble it may take to be just as in-style as he is.
Is He Or Isn't He A Metrosexual
How do you tell if that guy you have your eye on is a real metrosexual?
Is his haircut immaculate? Does he wax or shave away all of that unnecessary hair? Check out his fashion sense. Are his shirts tailored and his sweaters cashmere? Does the suit he's wearing give him a professional and polished look right down to his polished Italian leather shoes? When he leans in close and whispers something clever in your ear, do you get a subtle whiff of an expensive cologne that seems to be made just for him? What about his accessories? Does he wear an expensive gold watch, perhaps with a nice leather band, and maybe an understated gold chain with an unassuming ring on his finger. Does he have the latest digital device, cell phone, blackberry or Ipod? Most likely he has all three.
If the answer to most of the above questions is 'yes', then lucky girl, you've got yourself a metrosexual. So, go enjoy yourself. Spend the afternoon together getting a manicure, followed by cocktails at that club you've been dying to go to. If you're really lucky and he's a true metrosexual, the two of you just might round out the evening enjoying the latest Chick Flick.
- The New Gentlemen
Step aside, Mr. Metrosexual. Another sharp dresser is here, and he takes his cues from a higher authority -- the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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- Netscape celebrity
In Hollywood it's in to be metro to the max