Quiz: Is Your Guy a Metrosexual?
Manicures, shopping sprees, and was that a facial he got last week? Find out if your man is one-upping you in the beauty department
So what exactly is a metrosexual you ask? Well according to good ol' "Merriam-Webster," every one's favorite scholastic companion, there is actually a proper definition for the word coined in the '90s:
"A usually urban heterosexual male given to enhancing his personal appearance by fastidious grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes."
Scroll down to start the quiz and see if your guy qualifies as a metrosexual.
Sure your guy might be following recently acceptable trends and getting a manicure once in a while, but is he adding on a spa pedicure or seaweed facial to his visit? It is more common for the modern man to pay extra attention to his grooming habits than the men that came before him. Just look at recent male celebrity role models like David Beckham and Tom Brady. Both are "manly" athletes that just happen to invest in the way they look, and because of that they're married to gorgeous celebs like Victoria Beckham and Gisele Bundchen.
You aren't the only one possibly noticing that your guy is paying more attention to the way he looks -- the beauty industry is taking note as well. And why shouldn't they? According to recent financial reports stated in the "New York Times," (excuse us as we adjust our glasses) consumers spend almost two billion dollars more on male grooming products then they did ten years ago. Is it your hubby or boyfriend contributing to the rise in sales?
So go ahead and take a moment to take the quiz below and find out just how metrosexual your man is. Because who knows, maybe it's called a MANicure for a reason ...
Your guy is not a metrosexual
He couldn't care less about following male fashion or grooming trends. Heck, you're lucky enough that he occasionally throws on a button-down shirt or shaves once in a while. Being "The Dude" is fine and dandy, but a little attention to detail never hurt anyone. Here are some important things you can remind him of while still embracing his super manly self:
- Chest hair is great, but it's beneficial to remember that it's not cave man time anymore, therefore he no longer needs all that man mane to keep warm. If he can French braid his back hair, some grooming is in order. Here is a good guide for guys on body hair removal: What to fix, what to keep.
- A little face wash, you know, just to remove the grime, won't wash off any of his masculinity. Put one next to the faucet that has a nice earthy color and scent like The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash, $11 to hone in on his primal tendencies.
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