Metrosexual man vs. cave man - Who rules?

Posted by James, 26 Aug 08

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Sexuality is regulated and shaped by women to suit their needs these days; its no wonder men who are in touch with their feminine side carry the day.

Just because the woman in your life says it looks good on you don’t really mean that it is. Good thing is, there are still some very clear no-go zones for men over 25 like the sagging jeans we wore in high school.

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Overall though, men are working towards making some fashion statements due to pressure by their women who are hooked on watching The Style Network mostly hosted by gay men. And suddenly, they are picking out clothes based on recommendations from the shows.

Much as some of us are still in denial to that the notion of men getting in touch with their feminine side to some degree its influence really has caught on. Some men now realize they need like 10 pairs of shoed to compliment every look possible, barbers have been replaced with stylists and make pedicure appointments same way most of us schedule football games on TV. It’s all about looking up to David Beckham, not for his football prowess but for his grooming.

Now this switch to metrosexuality isn’t without basis. Many of us men understand why we have to dress, look and act in feminine friendly way to attract female attention – these are the new standards as defined by Hollywood, our undisputed guide to all things glamorous.

Men are also becoming sensitive to the assertiveness of women in the dating scene. Most men have since forgotten about men making the solo move. But since our nature is such that we require constant female adoration, many men have decided to revert to beauty techniques that women have used over the years. Look the part and you are in the mix ;-) . And if you are well groomed, you stand a 50-50 chance of success … at least.

In a setting where the eligible bachelor no longer means a fat bank account, the metrosexual man can make just as much headway even without a personality to back his look.

Would you rather a metrosexual man with no personality to his looks, or the ‘cave man’ with money, wits and personality to his ‘cave’ name?

10 responses to "Metrosexual man vs. cave man - Who rules?"

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  1.   fkoi says:
    Posted: 06 Jun 10

    Paying attention to how I look and yet having a style of my own is neither neanderthal nor metrosexual. It's just me.

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  2. Posted: 19 Jun 09

    At 55-56 July 6,and a classically handsome,muscular,beefy 5-9,218 lb.,with life-size Brad doll looks-Brad was Barbie's boyfriend Ken's handsome black buddy from 1970-'72 when Mat- tel Toys,the three dolls' innovator and manufacturer,discon- tinued Brad-and an unabashed desire to be the boyfriend of any buxom babe between 25 and 39(particularly a blonde),I believe I'm definitely a cavedude.

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  3.   sassykae says:
    Posted: 19 Dec 08

    Personally, a good looking man will fill the eyes for a bit, but if there is no substance then that too will pass QUICKLY! So give me the caveman that can woo me, talk to me, throw me over his shoulder and take me home anyday to the looser with the pretty face and clear polish. To the cavemen out there... a shower and clean clothes will soooo put you over the top. *just a thought. ;)

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  4. Posted: 05 Dec 08

    Beckham is my favorite player. I believe he will have better performance in new season. By the way, I saw his profile on millionaire&celeb dating site " !!!.***MyInterRacialMatch.com*** " last week. It is said he is only intersted in dating wealthy young women on that site.

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  5. Posted: 18 Sep 08

    I don't think that the article is asking anyone to change who they really are. If you are forever in sweatpants and a t-shirt then more power to you -BUT..I think its okay to hit the shower..once in a while, and dress according to the occasion - that's all. I would certainely be concerned if a guy started making eyebrow waxing appointments for us! True love allows us to accept people as they are but I also believe that positive changes, making compromises for the one you love are great things to incorporate. - So if your partner asks that for one day, you enjoy a day at the spa with her or trade in the jeans for a pair of dress pants for an event - I don't think that is too much to ask is it? I certainely make the effort to always look/smell good - not because "society" expects it from me as a woman (bring on the feminists) :) but because it makes me feel great!and I would hope for a guy that makes some sort of effort as well.

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  6.   Symptoms says:
    Posted: 11 Sep 08

    When has it ever been solely feminine to look nice? The problem is that some men just don't care about their appearance. I'm here to say that's ok. Just don't expect too many looks from women who consider it a priority. My attention is gained by sight first with olafactory a close second. I'm sure you men would want a woman who looks and smells good too??

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  7.   kristent says:
    Posted: 08 Sep 08

    I'd like to make a comment from the female perspective here. Driven2excel, I find your alpha male personality very sexy. I wouldn't want you, or any man, to feminize themselves. I consider myself a feminist and have no interest in killing off masculinity. I think men and women both have wonderful traits that we could each learn from. I like a man who can take care of me emotionally and be protective, someone who can be the tough guy. However, if toughguy can't clean up for a nice dinner out, what the hell am I gonna do with him outside the bedroom? I think women can learn a lot from men's attitudes as well. I see so many men on here that actually describe themselves as "tall, dark, and handsome" and (true or not) I wish I had that kind of confidence. Disclaimer: I do agree that it goes overboard. But then again, so does plastic surgery, makeup, bodybuilding, skinny women, political correctness, etc. Just my two cents. ;-)

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  8.   MrrPete says:
    Posted: 08 Sep 08

    If you can't accept me as I am then hit the road lady. I wear what I want and what "I" like and sometimes what a woman likes on me as long as "I" like it on me. If you can't accept me as I am then we're never going to get a long if you want a LTR or marriage.

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  9. Posted: 31 Aug 08

    This article is sad but true in my opinion. I have seen the sickening and disturbing trend of men feminizing to suit the feminists' goal of killing off masculinity. It is a shame that men are afraid to be who they are because women are too angry to be who they are. One hundred percent alphamale here and I'm damned proud of it!

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  10.   manowine says:
    Posted: 27 Aug 08

    I don't think its a case of either/or. Without being cognizant of what ratio she wants a woman seeks compatibility. If a woman unconsciously wants 60%/40% cave/metro then she will seek 60/40. Its just a case of finding what points are acceptable and which are deal breakers. I've always been a believer that it is an uneasy task of finding the right match of humor and acceptable neuroses. Can you imagine the matrix someone would have to make if they were cognizant of all the cave/metro characteristics then list those that were turn-ons/neutral/deal breakers?

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