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The Metrosexual Man

       A few years ago the appearance of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and other similarly-themed shows brought a new word into our lexicon. That word is “Metrosexual”. The word, and the increasingly large number of men whom it describes, has spread across the globe and now has become an ideal to which many men aspire.
 
       But what is a “metrosexual”?
 
       According to sources cited on Wikipedia, the term “metrosexual” was coined by a British journalist named Mark Simpson in an article titled, “Here Come the Mirror Men” published on November 15, 1994 in The Independent (a major British daily). In 2002, Simpson returned to the topic of his previous article in “Meet the Metrosexual”, an essay he wrote for Salon.com. This introduced the term to the U.S. online public. Of course, this is contested by former Metro Radio presenter Mitch Murray, who claims to have coined the term in the 1980s as a combination of “Metro Radio” and “heterosexuals” making a play on the words, which was to be a successor to the term, “Yuppie”.
 
       Regardless of whether or not Murray’s claim is true, the use of the term today in consistent with its use by Simpson in his articles and essays, and is now used to describe any urbane man with a strong esthetic sense and who spends a lot of money and effort on his appearance and lifestyle.
 
What Makes A Metrosexual?
 
       There are a number of areas in which the metrosexual man will focus his attention: fashion trends, hairstyle trends, hair and skin care, physical fitness, food, popular culture and home décor and technology. In many occasions these areas will have cross-over. For example, the hottest new restaurant in town would be a crossover of the areas of food and popular culture, or the gym a man joins may offer spa services which would combine physical fitness needs with hair and skin care. Let’s look at these areas a little more in depth:
 
Fashion Trends
 
       The metrosexual man will pay attention to what’s currently popular in men’s fashions and will usually incorporate the looks into his own personal sense of style. This isn’t to say that he necessarily has to go and spend hundreds on designer labels. It simply means that he keeps abreast of current trends and shops for those looks at outlets to match his budget.
 
Hairstyle Trends/Hair and Skin Care
 
       These two areas are easily combined because they can actually be placed under the umbrella of “grooming”. Often this is the most notable difference between the “metrosexual” and the average heterosexual man. Most men don’t think much about grooming apart from shampooing and shaving in the morning, and getting their hair cut every other month or so. And these are best case scenarios.
 
       However, the metrosexual man will pay attention to his specific needs as far as having a flattering hair cut, as well as cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing his skin in order to look healthier and help fight signs of aging. He will have his nails cared for with manicures (AND pedicures) and will take care of the little problems that arise from time to time, such as athlete’s foot fungus or acne breakouts.
 
       The metrosexual man tends to spend far more time on his appearance than the average man. This in and of itself may seem shallow and vain, but also shows a strong sense of self-worth and respect for those people with whom he chooses to spend time since he wants to look his best at all times.
 
Physical Fitness
 
       The metrosexual man is body conscious. That doesn’t mean he is necessarily anyone’s physical ideal. He may be overweight, but he is aware of what he needs to do to be healthier and makes an effort to do so. Physical fitness may involve membership in a gym for aerobics and weight training, or it may be something less structured and rigid, like spending an hour or so a few times a week playing basketball, rollerblading, bicycling (or some other physical activity) with a friend.
 
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