The 21st century saw a paradigm shift as to how men view themselves. Men started getting rid of rough looks and instead of having beasts we got the metrosexual man. This is the man who gets in touch with his beautiful side. Men took time and noticed that looking good has never been this good.
From well-manicured nails to male lipstick and eyeshadow, the modern man has a host of products to choose from to help him achieve his best look. Men can also use cosmetic surgery to enhance their features, remove unwanted fat, and even have breast reduction surgery if they have man boobs. For men who worry about the size of their manhood, there is a surgery available for that too.
These days, shaving seems optional. A lot of ladies love men who have a five o’clock shadow, but this look doesn’t work for everyone. Although it looks rather cool and rebellious, ironically, it only works if you’ve thought a lot about it. For example, there’s a fine line between shadow and full-fledged beard, and if you have thick hair on your neck, that might not look so great. Plus, if your facial hair is unkempt or patchy, you’d better just take the razor to it and be clean-shaven for your night out.
Manicures for Men
Manicured nails look great on anyone. When you’ve got black stuff crusted under your nails, she’s going to have to wonder where that hand has been, but you don’t have to break the bank to get yourself a good manicure. Your mother and your sister, if you have one, have been doing their own nails for years and I am sure that they will gladly help you: all you have to do is ask. Plus, these days men go to nail places to get their nails done all the time, so don’t think twice about it.
The metrosexual man is quite good looking and then there is the man who is sizzling hot. Everyone expects that the hot guy has it all easy but actually that is not true. In fact these guys at times think looking hot makes life harder for them and they have many complaints why.
1. Women are too easy. Noah, a young cardiac surgeon who looks like he walked into the O.R. off the cover of GQ, said, “Men like to hunt. Chasing a chick is a chess match, and it is a big turn-on. There is no fun in easy women.” This is understandable in terms of the brain, because dopamine encodes on the anticipation of reward, not the actual reward.1, 2
2. They’re blamed for everything. “I am a handsome, straight, white guy with a good job,” explained Tim, a former college quarterback turned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. “Everybody hates me, and everything is my fault. So if it rains tomorrow, I am sorry. Seriously, dude.” Then he joked, “Take us, for example. I am a nice guy, and you are an obnoxious, arrogant, black queen, yet people love you and hate me.”
3. Other men are threatened and overly aggressive. “Guys are competitive,” said Tim. “The reality is I am bad news for most guys. I make more money. I am taller and better-looking. I drive a more expensive car. I dress better, have a bigger house, and a bigger….”
4. People think they are gay. “People always think really good-looking guys are gay, ‘cause usually they are,” said a network TV star who asked to remain anonymous. “The other problem is gay guys refuse to believe I am straight, and that can be tedious sometimes.”
Now that men have discovered the benefits of grooming they too have their own expectations. It can also be said that this is just typical male behaviour. If they just want a fling they go for the girl with feminine facial features but when it comes to settling down they go for the opposite.
Feminine features like a smaller jawbone or fuller cheeks are closely linked to a woman’s perceived attractiveness, which in turn is taken as an indicator of health, youth and fidelity and other traits, it said.
“When a man has secured a mate, the potential cost of being discovered may increase his choosiness regarding short-term partners relative to unpartnered men, who can better increase their short-term mating success by relaxing their standards,” wrote the study authors.
But in making long-term choices, men “may actually prefer less attractive/feminine women,” they added.
Previous research has found that attractive women are likelier to be unfaithful, particularly if their partner is ugly.
“If his partner cheats on him, a man risks raising a child which is not his own,” explained the authors.
The study, led by Anthony Little from the University of Stirling and Benedict Jones from the University of Glasgow, appears in the British Journal of Psychology.