being metrosexual is it good or bad

Philippines
December 12, 2006 10:15am CST
to all the ladies out there i just want to ask you this.."is it ok with you if your guy is a metrosexual?" I consider myself metrosexual because i want myself to be physically nice to look at and also presentable to the people. I use facial cleansers and other face cleaning stuff, put a lotion to my body, shave regularly, clean nails etc...just want to achieve a good look and neat one. My girlfriend doesnt have a problem about it and she encourages me to take care of my face. How about you guys and gals out there..to the ladies, what can you say about a guy being metrosexual and to the guys, are you a metrosexual?
88 responses
@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Could you explain the meaning of "meterosexual". Does that mean you are attracted to Meteors?
@lauczi (964)
• Poland
12 Dec 06
hahahaha, good one!
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
A straight guy who’s so cool, smart, attractive, stylish, and cultured, that everyone thinks he’s gay. But he’s so secure in his masculinity that he doesn’t care. - i think this is the best meaning i can give:)
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Awesome way of putting it!! Ladies, it's like having all of the benefits of a gay man in a straight one!! We used to joke at my last job in the HIV clinic with the gay men all the time, saying that we wanted gay husbands for these reasons!
• United States
12 Dec 06
i tihnk guys that are metrosexual are the best guys around because they look good smell good and they are acne free!honestly you are very good looking not that i am hitting on you i am just honest!
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
indeed you are right on the "acne free and smell and look good". hey thanks for being honest.
• United States
12 Dec 06
no problem!hey what's your name ?my name is jackie
@amber81 (288)
• United States
12 Dec 06
lol .. sounds like your hitting on him to me... lol
@leese29 (341)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I don't think there is anything wrong with being a metrosexual at all. I love guys that take care of them self and seem clean. You can be manly and also look nice. I think the men that make it seem like there is something wrong with metrosexuals are the ones that don't really know anything about fashion and grooming. My man also takes care of himslef the way you described and I think it is sexy.
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
a good hygiene is important...it adds self-esteem and confidence when you present yourself to the public.
@amber81 (288)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I agree . i love when my man is cleaned up!
• United States
12 Dec 06
Clean? yes. Effeminate? No! If it took my husband longer than me to get ready it would drive me crazy! So yes to looking good, but no to taking a long time to look good. If you are naturally beautiful you don't need to work at it.
@nitsy_s (1031)
• India
12 Dec 06
Metrosexual - Metrosexual
There is nothing wrong in taking car of the way you look and present yourself. I personally take care of my skin and hair, although i dont shave everyday. Being metrosexual doesnt mean, u start wearing lipstick and stuffs like that...
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
good for us. i shave everday because my beard grows fast hahahah due to stress in work i guess. yeah, it doesnt mean that if you are a metrosexual you act or show some feminine aspect. just a good hygiene will do :)
@kris55 (853)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
I think its great when guys take care of their appearance, just as long as they are not to super vain. I like a guy who wont mind going shopping with you and telling you what he likes!! Its a lot better than a scruffy smelly guy!
• United States
12 Dec 06
There is nothing wrong being a metrosexual, as long as you are clean that is good. My bf he is a metrosexual and I don't have a problem with it.
• United States
12 Dec 06
I wouldnt mind it at all. As a matter of fact when my guy is home from saving the world (hes in the army) we always go shopping together. Of course he doesnt have much time for all the other things but I dont think there is a problem with guys trying to take care of themselves. Its better than guys who slack off and dont do anything
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
i used to not mind my hygiene back then that even after some training (running), playing other sports i choose not to bath or do something to eliminate the odor hahahah its not good, i find offensive, smelling bad. i consider myself metrosexual but rugged and athletic :)
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
i used to not mind my hygiene back then that even after some training (running), playing other sports i choose not to bath or do something to eliminate the odor hahahah its not good, i find it offensive, smelling bad. i consider myself metrosexual but rugged and athletic :)
@BrendaA (365)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I think it is great that a guy wants to take care of himself, as long as it does not become over the top.
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
definetly! must have a limitations or else they might think of it as something.
@amber81 (288)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I agree i dont want a man who takes care or does more preping in the bathroom every morning than i do!
@nazsajid (63)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
this is rather bad
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
why do you think that being metrosexual is bad?
• India
13 Dec 06
its disgusting to be one.
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
why do you think that its disgusting to be a metrosexual?
• Indonesia
13 Dec 06
No problem... as long as you dont look like women....
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
LOL, agree
@madonna143 (1739)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
Hello there to you, I just live close by I am also from Mandaluyong Philippines. Actually, here in the Philippines, very few people know what a metrosexual is. In fact I am quite surprised you opened a topic regarding this, especially coming from a Filipino like me. Most of the people I know who has knowledge on what a metrosexual is usually has western influence like having relatives in the states or in Europe. I found out about Metrosexuals through a friends and through TV Shows. I guess it would be ok for straight to go metrosexual since its simply a better look and a way of life. It shows that you know how to dress up with style!
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
hello there fellow kababayan! indeed only few men know what metrosexual is.
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
tree - tree
it depends on how vain you are coz i think too much of that i would definitely consider you a gay.
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
im vain, i use lotion or those lotion that protects your skin from intense uv rays. i do use that kind of stuff because i don't want to have a skin cancer or something. the reason i use such product is because of my other profession. :) I'm an athlete, do some events in track and field and the heat of the sun really burns my skin :) so it made me somehow conscious with the way i look.
• India
12 Dec 06
Just be whatever you want to be, do`nt ask anyone about your life. Do`nt care what world thinks. Just go out there n rock it dude.
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
yeah! i like your answer dude! :)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
I personally like a guy that wants to look after himself like you like to. Most guys don't seem to want to be bothered, but why not? Aren't you guys worth it too? And like someone else said, you do look very good ;) You're girlfriend seems lucky to have someone like you and you seem lucky to have a girlfriend that likes you the way you are. I hope things work out for you both!
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
thanks for the compliment ;)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Most metrosexuals that I know of are gay, not that there is anything wrong with being gay, but it does have a tendency to go hand and hand with this stereotype
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
yes it does have a tendency to go hand and hand with this stereotype. people judge according to what they see or percieve about a person and they tend to judge instantly without knowing what is it behind. Well that's life :)
@sunrays (24)
• India
12 Dec 06
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• Philippines
12 Dec 06
i've already set my preferences to "allow mature content". check your personal account settings :)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I don't see a darn thing WRONG with a guy or MY guy taking care of himself...pedicures, manicures, regular haircuts, flossing, or making sure he looks good if we go out. I mean after all he is a reflection of me.... I would think... I mean who wants be with a stinky, unkept, raggedy man. You go for it...but the painting of nails and makeup...well that is just a bit much!!! Just my opinion though!!! :)
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
that's a very nice answer. :) I don't want my girl to see me dirty and be close to her smelling awful. :)
@sunrays (24)
• India
12 Dec 06
go ahead, u will have a gr8 life ahead.
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
thanks! same to you :)
@amber81 (288)
• United States
12 Dec 06
i dont see anything being wrong with being metrosexual...
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
me too i don't see anything wrong with it.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
I've always been attracted to men who dress nicely and smell good. If I were single, I'd probably prefer to date a metrosexual over a guy who didn't take good care of himself. One cautionary comment I have is about facial cleansers. We women have been scammed for years by cosmetic's companies. It's a shame to see them starting to take advantage of men now too. If you're in your 20s, you don't really need to do anything to your skin besides washing with a mild soap (unless you have particularly oily skin). You don't want to mess with it too much, or you will pay for it in your 40s. The best way to keep it looking great is to eat a healthy diet, and nourish it from the inside. (Although in your 20s you can get away with a lot of abuse :)). Keep it clean, but don't strip away all the natural oils with cleansers or clog your pores with other products. This becomes more important in your late 30s. I'm sure as the technology comes along, we'll start to see things on the market that genuinely help older skin look better, but in your 20s you shouldn't need to do anything. You should automatically have the kind of skin, all us older people are striving for.
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
I think being a metrosexual nowadays is not a trend anymore, what do you think? anyway thanks for the advise :) I do have an oily skin and i just use only 1 brand of facial cleanser and i don't use mild soaps because my face is allergic to it :(
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I think is great,that you spend the time to do all that stuff. most men dont.. but i like the tony steward look my self but for you keep it up if thats what you want !.[as long as you dont start acting like a big sissy.you know like dont touch me! you will get get me dirty..!
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
thanks! ofcourse i know my limitations. just want to share, i also love getting dirty and sweating. I'm an athlete (a runner) and also love wall climbing and basketball, after all that perspiration and dirt that I have..I must also be aware of my hygiene :)