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Turn On or Turn Off: Men That Like Girly Things

I've always been attracted to masculine men — guys who like watching sports, eating burgers, and drinking beer. Of course I like them to have some sensitive qualities, too, but overall, I like a guy's guy. On the flip side, I have a friend that's always been attracted to guys on the more feminine side — guys who would rather watch a romantic comedy than a thriller, cat guys verses dog guys, and guys who sip on Chardonnay instead of big, bold Zinfandels. Some may argue that guys who like stereotypical girly things are even more of a man than an overt macho man, but tell me ladies, is a guy that likes girly things a turn on or a turn off in your book?


LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
Balanced. Not too much of one or the other...not attracted to chauvinistic, sports watching, beer drinking, "what's for dinner" types; not attracted to men who have more feminine qualities than I.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I love a manly man. I don't need another woman in the house.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Oh and my husband loves to cook ----not just ordinary meals, but exotic ones.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
I love my husband's interest in the TV show, "Friends". He loved the movie, "50 First Dates" and he had liked the story of the "Devil Wears Prada". He used to have a cat. Other than those stuff, he is a manly man. After all, he is guitarist in a rock band, loves baseball so much, engages in jujitsu and a he is a black-belter in karate.
pureperfection pureperfection 9 years
60:40 More towards the masculine side. but still, he has to have some kinda lady in him to make him understand more abt US! okay, maybe 70:30, too much of a lady can be a turn off!
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 9 years
My fiance dislikes sports, loves animals, cooking, cuddling, and will give me an opinion of "what should I wear" if I ask for it, and uses shampoo as good as mine. On the other hand, he's a full on geek (so am I), I usually have to dress him, and he enjoys eating lots of meat, lol... So I love me a less masculine man.
Leene Leene 9 years
I'm with sundaygreen on this. You put it well together.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
My guy likes doing outdoorsy stuff, loves cuddling and being touched and will happily take over the kitchen for mealtimes. ;p At the same time he'll also kick my ass in the gym and he's very protective of me so it's all good. :D
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
Somewhere inbetween. A man who is rugged, can grow a beard, has body hair, has visible muscles, doesn't use more products than me, can saw a plank in half - but also likes reading design books, clips his toenails, will order wine at a restaurant, owns a good suit.... You know, the perfect man.
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
I love a manly man.... but I also like a man that isn't afraid of talking about things and being slightly sensitive. A good mix but more manly. :)
miriah15 miriah15 9 years
Any man who loves cats catches my interest immediately
inertia inertia 9 years
I don't think I could date a stereotypically masculine man. I tried it once and we couldn't have a conversation. We had nothing to talk about and when we did find a topic, his point of view was so different that it was almost like talking to an alien. If I was a tomboy and liked things like sports and cars myself that would be one thing, but I'm not and don't want a relationship without communication. The men I'm attracted to and get along with have a variety of interests that include some "feminine" things. I think it makes them sexy, not effeminate.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I prefer womanly men. Even better if they're undergoing MTF body transformations. Rawr.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I could never date a "cat" guy. I'm a dog person.
Meike Meike 9 years
Turn on. I favor these so-called 'feminine' qualities which is common among European men. Effeminate qualities != hypersensitivity My husband is pretty even-keeled with feminine tendencies. It makes our relationship easy. He loves cooking, adores cats, likes stuff animals, dresses sharp, enjoys 'feminine' activities (shopping, romantic comedies, spas, dancing) with me, does not drink most alcohol, eats significantly less meat than your typical U.S. male, possesses an observant eye and sensitive ear, communicates effectively with everyone including me, tears up at emotionally driven movies, lusts after 'girly' cars (Smart Cars, Beetles, Mini-Coopers), etc. He also preoccupies himself with everything CS/EE, delves into all other nerd'esque related topics, is literally able to fix anything in our household, goes to the gym when he can, and is not afraid to stand his ground given the context of the situation. He won't ever try to be a hero except for those who love him. When he hangs with his mates, they may have a bbq cookout once in a while but mostly, their time is spent on programming, mathematics, and engineering. I dislike the stereotypical sports-watching, beer-drinking, burger-eating macho men. I personally find such types a huge turn off. I love seeing my man hit the gym rather than sitting at home watching sports. I love that his system is clean of alcohol and his judgment is never impaired. I love that I have a husband whose healthy diet mirrors my own. In the end, it is about us sharing our ideals and lifestyle together and that makes us happy.
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
I like a guy who has a few different sides to his personality, someone who can watch sex & the city with me, have some wine...and yet still enjoy watching sports and being a real man. I think doing 'girly things' make a guy a real man
aeschere aeschere 9 years
i'm not really attracted to the man's man type... and i'm glad my new boyfriend loves cats like i do :) .. except he likes thrillers too. my ex loved romantic comedies, which was great!
emalove emalove 9 years
Oh, and I don't think of liking cats as a "girly" thing...
emalove emalove 9 years
Turn-off for me. I like a guy's guy too.
xxkrist24xx xxkrist24xx 9 years
I didn't think loving cats was a girly thing... but in that case, my guy is definitely a mix too. He loves cats (although they have to be cats with some fight in them, haha), is obsessed with sports (essential, since I am too), loves showing off his muscles, and thinks facial hair (on himself of course) is the coolest thing ever. But, he likes to cuddle and is clueless about anything car related... it's a good balance.
Zendakin Zendakin 9 years
I am a man and I adore so called "girly" things. I also love doing my "manly" thing as well. I am extremely fond of my pedicures and my manicures as much as I am my poker nights and my football with the boys. I have a huge propensity to go to the salon with my female friends and have a girls day and I love it! Is this a turn on or a turn off? I don't know. For me though I can say that being 6'4" and being the only male in the salon is quite an experience. I believe more men should experience this and be more comfortable doing what they want to do rather then what they think they should do. In women I find that it's the confidence to do your own thing that is attractive and I would wager that would be quite similar.
Sporky Sporky 9 years
My bf was SUCH the masculine he-man type when I met him. And was not a cat lover. I inherited 2 kitties and now, he's still my manly-man (won't wear anything pink, seriously! it's so ridiculous!), but secretly LOVES da kittehs. I think he's getting softer in his old age and it's very cute and endearing to me. I must say, I've dated (and married) guys who were more on the sensitive side my whole life, and this is my first more masculine type, and I love it.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I like a manly man. No straightened hair please.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Men can like things that are typically categorized as "girly" without being, well, a "girly man". Anyone watch Pushing Daisies? I like how Emerson Cod is such a gruff, no BS man, but he likes to knit. It's just so fun. I agree about not being attracted to over-sensitive, over-fussy types - but those kinds of character traits don't look good on either gender. It's not a matter of needing a "manly man". Strictly defined gender roles bug me. I hate it when men dismiss women who're successful or know her way around sports and auto-repairs or fight really well as "something wrong with her. Must be a lesbian." So I try not to turn around and do pretty much that same thing to the guys.
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