Sexy & Single in New York

Sexy & Single in New York

February 29th, 2012 // 11:05 am @

The Metrosexual Man

How far is too much?  Manicures, pedicures, eyebrow arching, fancy barber shops, etc.  At what point does the line cross maintenance?  Would you date a man that primps more than you?

I can appreciate a well groomed man just as much as the next person, but I just don’t want to know about it.  Do not schedule couple’s appointments for mani pedis, don’t tell me about hair removal, and most importantly-please don’t let me know if you do anything to your body for the sake of maintenance that even women don’t do!

Let me clarify, I’m not looking for a crotch scratching, dirty fingernail having, unkempt man; conversely, I’d simply prefer not to have a man whose moisturizer costs more than mine.  Or one who spends more time in the mirror than I do. 

Although, there is something to be said about a man in a suit.  People who know me would give a raised brow to that statement because I tend to lean more towards the non “cosmopolitan” man. But, for the right occassion, I can always be swayed to be on the arm of someone looking like they have somewhere to go.

Quoted from an article published on November 15, 1994, in The Independent. Simpson wrote:

Metrosexual man, the single young man with a high disposable income, living or working in the city (because that’s where all the best shops are), is perhaps the most promising consumer market of the decade. In the Eighties he was only to be found inside fashion magazines such as GQ, in television advertisements for Levi’s jeans or in gay bars. In the Nineties, he’s everywhere and he’s going shopping.

To finish that quote in my own words, I think the metrosexual man is everywhere now.  He’s in the chair next to you at the nail salon, he’s shopping at Barney’s for $400 shirts, he’s getting a facial in the spa, etc.  It’s so funny how society has changed its perception of a man.  In my father’s day, men didn’t wear shorts or sandals.  They definitely didn’t get manicures and most likely their woman shopped for their clothes.  Now, men care about their appearances just as much as women do.  I guess we can’t blame them for it, times have simply changed.

Change is good, but I’ll still take mine a little rough around the edges.

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