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Turn On or Turn Off? Metrosexual Men

As I’m sure you all know, metrosexual is the term used to describe a heterosexual male who has great taste in both lifestyle and attire and gives his appearance more attention than the average guy. I’ll admit it: It freaks me out if a guy is more concerned with his looks than I am with mine. I know it’s old-fashioned and a big double standard, but I really like low-maintenance men — clean and put together, but low maintenance! So what do you think? Are metrosexual men a turn on or a turn off?


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pureperfection pureperfection 6 years
Jessie-M Jessie-M 9 years
I just like a clean man who smells nice! Jeans and a t-shirt with an occasional dress shirt is fine by me! I could never date a man who wore dress shoes and dress shirts every day (other than for work). Maybe its because my style is so casual. My bf takes care of the unibrow (though it took him almost a year of dating to admit that he plucks it himself) and once in a while asks me to cover up a small pimple with my makeup if one happens to appear in a really obvious place (ie the middle of his chin or the end of his nose, but he seems extremely embarassed) and that is fine by me! I wouldn't call him a metro, just image conscious.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I used to think metrosexual men were incredibly sexy. But I think that's because I hated the alternative--men who would wear shirts with holes, had BO and didn't take a shower for days. Then, I started seeing how annoying it was to see a man take longer to get ready than me, and is always conscious about me messing up his hair or getting his shirt wrinkled, and it became an instant turn off. I like men who wear clean clothes and takes frequent showers, but I won't ask for more than that.
TFS TFS 9 years
AshleyMay84 AshleyMay84 9 years
I appreciate when my man takes the time to look good. But he does not spend as much time in the mirror as me, and if he did, that would freak me out.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I also just wanted to add in, that I don't like people that obsess over how they look when they go out, having everything perfectly in place, but that goes for guys and girls.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I said turn on. I don't think guys should be doing there eyebrows etc. etc., but really, I think its stupid that girls do those things too.... I think guys and girls should both have a good medium. I love guys that are fashionable and can take care of their appearance. It makes me mad that so many guys expect girls to always look perfect, hair done, make-up, perfect super sexy clothes etc. etc., the list goes on...but then they think its ok to look like they just woke up out of a pig pen. Umm...double standard!? And gross scraggly guys turn me off. If I'm going to look nice and fashionable and put together, then I want someone beside me to complement that look, not drag me down with them (b/c they look bad.).
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 9 years
I'd rather have a guy who takes care of himself and makes himself presentable than a sloppy guy who I always have to dress and double check his appearance before we go into public. Luckily my man knows how to dress so he ALWAYS looks he doesn't need to pluck his eyebrows or anything, but he does his hair and takes care of his skin and trims what needs to be trimmed (facial hair when he grows his stubble in, nose hair, etc)... And it doesn't take long...maybe 10 mins top for him to shower, trim, and do his hair...and if you include dressing himself, total is about 15 mins......I take an hour LOL
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
huge turn off
shalee55 shalee55 9 years
Belle1031 Belle1031 9 years
Total Turn-Off! That is unless you're David Beckham! ;)
mnp mnp 9 years
It's a turn on for me. I think most of us are taking the word "metro" to mean the extreme end of it. i.e. Guys who wax their brows. A man who knows how to dress is and takes cares of his appearance...It's all good. I like the guy to be able to dress down and to dress to the nines without my help.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
eh i clicked i dont care either way-i guess bc i have dated some metros in the past, but now my fiance is the complete oppisite. i once dated a guy who had more shoes than me (not a bad thing, but they were all lined up pretty against the wall). then one of my ex boyfriends was the worse when we'd go out bc i'd drive to his house and walk in and he'd be blow dryin his hair and then had to make sure every little peice was in place- it was kinda sad really.
thegiraffe thegiraffe 9 years
Guys just need to be clean hygienically, and not do something outrageous like wear a blue and a red sock together, or a track suit to a gala. Any excessive Narcissus-syndrome is a big turn off. I'll take that department, thank you :D
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I'd prefer a metrosexual guy over someone grungy any day! It doesn't bother me that much
Rock-Sugar Rock-Sugar 9 years
a bit of a turn off
demeter demeter 9 years
NO! I don't necessarily want a guy who has bad hygiene or dresses sloppy but I don't want a metro. I don't want a guy who takes longer to fix his hair than I do to brush my teeth. It's not natural!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
My boyfriend is a tad metro but not in the sense of SOME men. He takes the time to do his hair, take care of himself ie his skin and stuff and takes the time to have a nice outfit put together. :)
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
It's all relative... as long as he doesn't take longer than me, I think it's all good.
mlen mlen 9 years
as long as it doesn't go too far! i like a man who dresses well and cleans up nice for me and makes an effort with his appearence, i do. but i don't want a man who worries about his appearence all the time and spends more time getting ready than i do. i also want a man who can also be low maintenance- like if i want to go grab breakfast saturday morning he'll throw on jeans and a hoodie with me and be ready to go- that's something that doesn't require a whole metro routine!
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
I don't want to be with a guy who dresses better than I do!
indielove indielove 9 years
I'm with you, danielle. I don't want him to be checking his appearance every 5 mins though. He should dress well, smell GOOD but also be confidence enough in himself that he doesn't believe that those things make him who he is. Vanity is NOT attractive.
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
My vote= turn ON, but there is a line. There's nothing worse than a man with unruly body/facial hair, and/or no sense of style. I like my men to dress well, be well groomed (nails, hair, etc,) and smell yummy! Mmm.
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