Bare chested? So what!

United States
June 25, 2007 8:10pm CST
I'm a married woman, so the sight of shirtless guys in public is more of an annoyance than a turn on. Really though, I guess I'm not the target audience of these young fellows that think any woman within eye sight will swoon as they parade around their yards and public bare chested. Does this bother you as much as it bothers me? No woman in her right mind would ever choose a mate based on a man's chest. No one that I know anyway. How about you? So what makes these guys think that any woman ever would?
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
26 Jun 07
I'm a married Man. So whats wrong with the Human body? In Canada, under our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, both sexes are equal.This means, if its ok for a man to go topless in public, then its ok for a woman to do likewise.(as long as the female does not cause a Public Nuisance) For instance, if she was walking along a street and caused a traffic disruption. I am of the opinion that the human physique is a wonder and a thing of Beauty. I'm surprised that you don't see the beauty in it too?
@student7 (1002)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Well Barehugs the problem is the men who think that they are really hot and think that women will fall all over them. They are what we call "players" here in the U.S. I don't mind if a guy is bare chested, but if he struts around like a peacock trying to land a free f*&k from a girl, then it bothers me a lot. That is what I think the main focus of this topic is.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
26 Jun 07
Well Student 7, You are entitled to your opinion! Thanks for that! I still can't see why a bare chested male would irritate a wholesome young student like yourself? Even if he is strutting around like a peacock! Have you been abused, or molested by such a person? Lets face it! Everyone is born bare chested. We were created this way, and God hasn't made a mistake in a Very Long time.I doubt, there is any way we will ever be able to Improve on the pattern. How do you feel about your chest when its bared? I'd be very surprised if you fail see the beauty of your own bare chest!
• United States
26 Jun 07
I don't walk around with my shirt off to impress anyone, I do it mostly because its hot. I have a wonderful woman and could care less if another one looked at me. Not every man that walks around with his shirt off is doing it for a woman to look at him. Thats like saying the only reason women wear makeup is to attract a man. We all know that is not true. They do it because it makes them feel better, they like it or just because they want to. So why assume that because a man is shirtless he's doing it for a woman.
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@castleghost (1304)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I have to agree with you that I have never been turned on by a guy that is walking around shirtless. Although I must admit that I have been turned on by a few ladies that I wish walked around shirtless. LOL That being said I think out of respect to everyone that people should wear proper clothing when they are out in public. I am sure that everyone gets hot but you don't see everyone removing their clothing to cool down. I think that they should leave their clothes on and find another way to chill out.
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@devilsangel (1821)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Well I don't think that they are doing it to put on a show, odds are they are either hot or they just don't feel like wearing a shirt. I know my partner goes outside without a shirt on all the time. Not becasue he wants someone to look at him but because he's just confortable and doesn't see the need to throw a shirt on just to go sit outside or check the mail or whatever it is he's out there doing. Hell if it were up to him he'd go check the mail in his underwear.(he almost did yesterday till I told him to throw on some shorts) It doesn't bother me when I see guys without a shirt on, unless they are seriously hairy and have like a giant gut. Then its more gross than anything.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
A lot of women are attracted to a guy with a good body. Not myself, but many of my friends are.
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@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
26 Jun 07
You know... now that you said that it made me think... I don't see that much of shirt-less guys around here as I used to see when I was a kid. Maybe guys started to think that humans really are different from the other animals... I would never use a man's chest to evaluate him, it's the person who he is that matters. that's why I'm single. I could never find a guy like that.
@lisado (1230)
• United States
26 Jun 07
There are for sure some men that I wish WOULDN'T take their shirts off in public. They aren't half as attrative as they think they are. I also don't care much for guys who run around without a shirt on. Even when I was younger it didn't do much for me. If they don't have a good personality or if they aren't a nice person I don't care how good their body looks. They aren't attractive to me.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I didn't choose my man for his chest, since he had a shirt on when I met him, but he does have a nice one! LOL But it definately isn't a deciding factor. Usually the men I see without shirts are nothing to look at, like the ones with pot bellies. UGH! And they STILL strut as if they are the BOMB!
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 07
Well if men thinks that showing off their hairy chest would attract women like magnet, they are wrong. We are different species unlike men who freeze on seeing bikini clad women in the beach. I think women will turn away their faces in embarrassment.
@rosie_123 (6118)
26 Jun 07
LOL! Since when did being married or in a long-term relationship stop you finding other people attractive? It's only human nature to admire beauty - whether human, in a flower, an animal, or in any form of Nature in my opinion. As for the guys you mention - well you don't see it much in the UK just because it never gets warm enough to take off your clothes(!), - but had you ever thought that the guys that do it are NOT doing it to attract women.Maybe they want to feel the sun on their bodies just as a woman on a beach might do? Or perhaps they want to get a suntan because it makes them feel nicer? Or maybe they are doing an outside job on a hot day, and just feel too hot to keep a shirt or top on? It doesn't mean they're out to "catch" a woman does it? My partner comes from Argentina - it gets very hot there, and nearly all the guys walk around bare-chested in the height of Summer. So what? I don't understand what the big deal is?
@dpk262006 (54808)
• Delhi, India
26 Jun 07
Though I am male, but I am in complete agreement with you. You have written very beautiful..no woman in her right mind would ever choose a mate based on a man's chest. I fail to understand, whey people are so keen to show their bare chest. I think, it does not serve any fruitful purpose.
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Well, I have a 26 yr. old son...he works in construction and around an apartment complex part-time....he frequently works without his shirt on...and the young women swoon over him.... I agree that it is not a deciding factor in picking a mate.... I do not think that my son does this to attract attention...he has done this since he was a young boy...my grandsons and my son frequently pull their shirts off while playing outside or helping with outside chores....
• United States
26 Jun 07
I find it annoying. I don't see what all the fuss is about personally. I think civilized people keep clothed in public. When you're at home, I don't really have much of an issue of that. Just, in public, stay clothed like everyone else.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
it doesn't really bother me. But it kinda bothers me if its my boyfriend who does it...and he goes out of his house. its not because his showing off..he just got use to doing it. It bothers me cause I don't like other girls looking at his body. hehe. But anyway, the chest of a man is not my basis for choosing a mate. I chose my bf because of his personality and stuff...and definitely not because of his body.
• United States
26 Jun 07
I actually agree with you i'm 18 and still haven't had a steady boyfriend. But when I do choose a mate i'm not going to base it on something like that. Even though i do like men who have a nice physique with abs and everything or not even with abs but just a nice physique I would base my decision on how he would treat and how compatible we are.