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Do Women Prefer Macho Men or Metrosexuals?

Living 2010/08/02 12:30:06
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In recent years, pop culture has seemed to suggest that women prefer men who are in touch with their feminine sides (crying is good, facial hair is not). But a new study finds this isn't the case.

Researchers found that women perceived modesty, a traditionally feminine quality, as a poor character trait in men that could undermine their employment and earning potential, Medical News Today reported.

In the study, women watched videos of job interviews. Although most of the videos showed people similarly qualified for the job, females liked the modest males much less.

"Modest men were perceived as violating men's proscriptions linked to low status (e.g., weakness and uncertainty)," the study's authors wrote.

In other words, if you're trying to attract a woman, you're better off beating your chest and bragging than having a good cry over a pedicure.

Do Women Prefer Macho Men or Metrosexuals?

Read More: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/196477.php

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  • Ara 2010/08/02 22:18:54
    Metrosexuals
    Ara
    +11
    Both are too far on the spectrum, but I have no interest with someone who is "beating their chest and bragging." I prefer brains, someone with depth, and the capacity to understand more than "dude. look how big my arms are."

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  • Emmers :DD The_Arb... 2010/08/03 11:53:11
    Emmers :DD
    And it's a shame 'casue that profile pic of yours is damn good looking.
  • NomNomChaos 2010/08/03 08:11:26
    Metrosexuals
    NomNomChaos
    +1
    I find the whole 'macho man' thing abit ott really...
  • Metrosexuals
    cнιвι cυρcαқєs ~*Λℓιcє*~ ♥♥
    A tad bit with at least some muscle.
  • Corcey 2010/08/03 07:41:33
    Metrosexuals
    Corcey
    +4
    I like my boys scrawny with eyeliner.
  • The_Arb... Corcey 2010/08/03 11:27:36
    The_Arbiter
    *beats Corcey's flavor of the week to a bloody pulp* Okay, I'm done, you can have him back. :P
  • PocketH... Corcey 2010/08/04 07:28:50
    PocketHalei<3
    xD omigosh same here !! oi i love guyliner
  • DEMONN NINNJA 2010/08/03 07:38:40
    Macho men
    DEMONN NINNJA
    +1
    My grilfriend likes my muscels, if girls don't like muscle then I'm screwed.
  • The_Arb... DEMONN ... 2010/08/03 11:28:02
    The_Arbiter
    +1
    I feel your pain. QQ
  • DEMONN ... The_Arb... 2010/08/04 23:06:27
    DEMONN NINNJA
    Haha, were both really screwed. Especiellly since alot of girls are going after little justin biebers.
  • The_Arb... DEMONN ... 2010/08/05 23:02:40
    The_Arbiter
    +1
    I know! If that is what you want in a guy, go lez! Just hand her a strap-on and be done with it. -.-
  • DEMONN ... The_Arb... 2010/08/06 07:56:07
    DEMONN NINNJA
    +1
    Couldn't have said it better.
  • InTheCity 2010/08/03 07:24:55
  • Olivia27 InTheCity 2010/08/03 10:23:01
    Olivia27
    +4
    Sweetie, that's not women fantasizing about him that's GIRLS.
  • The_Arb... Olivia27 2010/08/03 11:28:44
    The_Arbiter
    Thank you for clarifying, Olivia.
  • beachbum Olivia27 2010/08/03 14:17:54
    beachbum
    Exactly !!! He is nothing to fantasize about if you are over 13.
  • Preside... beachbum 2010/08/03 15:13:58
    President Camacho
    +1
    or a pedophile.
  • beachbum Preside... 2010/08/03 15:15:33
    beachbum
    Good point.
  • The_Arb... Olivia27 2010/08/03 23:37:51
    The_Arbiter
    ...and pedophiles.
  • Chibi 2010/08/03 06:54:57
    Metrosexuals
    Chibi
    I like guys that are confident, but not ego-maniacs. And I like them fit, but not the whole 6 pack thing or huge arms. Huge muscles and showing off the 6 pack is a turn off for me. Not really into macho guys.
  • Edible_toad 2010/08/03 06:39:17
    Metrosexuals
    Edible_toad
    Not quite that far around.
    However macho-ness doesn't really do anything for me.
    So more metrosexual than macho
  • maria 2010/08/03 06:30:24 (edited)
    Macho men
    maria
    +1
    -charming
    -must give awesome back rubs
    - strong
    I'm partial to green eyes but don't mind a nice deep brown either..

    -charming awesome rubs strong partial green eyes mind deep brown -charming awesome rubs strong partial green eyes mind deep brown
  • Olivia27 maria 2010/08/03 10:23:33
    Olivia27
    Oooo picture #1 come to mama!!!
  • PocketHalei<3 2010/08/03 06:15:06
    Metrosexuals
    PocketHalei<3
    +1
    Hnnnn..i gotta say i like my men [lol] wimpy, sensitive, cute, skinny, shy, and no muscle or facial hair [ewwww] hahahaha anyways macho men are urrrrmmmm not as hot, idk but im a weirfo ahahah so i gotta say i love metrosexuals!!! x) ----> HOT macho urrrrmmmm hot idk weirfo ahahah gotta love metrosexuals hot 8( -----> EWW hot idk weirfo ahahah gotta love metrosexuals hot 8 eww
  • The_Arb... PocketH... 2010/08/03 11:30:05
    The_Arbiter
    So, I guess that you prefer picture one over picture two?
  • PocketH... The_Arb... 2010/08/04 07:26:32
    PocketHalei<3
    yes :D
  • Hope 2010/08/03 06:12:03
    Metrosexuals
    Hope
    +2
    i think their personality is most important. good looks are a bonus.(:
  • Kylee 2010/08/03 05:47:55
    Macho men
    Kylee
    +1
    Oh, c'mon. Watching the footy of course us girls wanted some of those muscular men! I mean sure my guy's got a thing for his blondie-locks and some pampering, but nahs, I really believe that girls want the men who are visibly athletic. They tend to be the best looking.
  • The_Arb... Kylee 2010/08/03 11:30:53 (edited)
    The_Arbiter
    And we are. p.s. I prefer blondes too. <_<
  • Kylee The_Arb... 2010/08/03 12:22:01
    Kylee
    Yeah, my husband and I both are blond, so it's kinda funny actually.
  • jeffro2010 2010/08/03 05:42:36
    Macho men
    jeffro2010
    +2
    men act like and look like macho men because that is the way we were made.
  • KendraT... jeffro2010 2010/08/03 08:50:37
    KendraTaylor
    +1
    I'm sorry that you feel like you have to fit that very narrow category =/
    -kendra <3
  • The_Arb... jeffro2010 2010/08/03 11:31:29
    The_Arbiter
    Damn right!
  • beachbum jeffro2010 2010/08/03 14:19:42
    beachbum
    Ooooo..........and I love it!
  • Nauticaa 2010/08/03 05:29:49
    Metrosexuals
    Nauticaa
    +1
    Somewhere in the middle - Intelligence and humor are a must and I like compassionate, humble traits in someone but still want him macho enough to take care of me - where I feel safe with him.
  • Mulder Nauticaa 2010/08/04 06:47:18
    Mulder
    +1
    Gosh, you want it all, don't you?
  • Nauticaa Mulder 2010/08/04 08:19:36
    Nauticaa
    +1
    Do you think I'm asking for too much? Heh - I have to be a little picky! I don't want to end up with a self-centered dim-witted brawny guy with no sense of humor. A little culture would be nice too - but I maybe pushing the envelope on that one.
  • The_Arb... Nauticaa 2010/08/05 23:08:11
    The_Arbiter
    Would you rather have that, or a snarky, hypersensitive, closet-homo who steals your Chi hair iron?
  • Nauticaa The_Arb... 2010/08/05 23:13:52
    Nauticaa
    No I don't want that either - he needs to leave my Chi hair iron alone!
  • The_Arb... Nauticaa 2010/08/05 23:06:36
    The_Arbiter
    It sounds like you want a renaissance man. Good luck finding that. Those are in short supply. Just like actual ladies are. We can thank MTV and the 80's for that.
  • Nauticaa The_Arb... 2010/08/05 23:12:12
    Nauticaa
    One of my best friends has all of those traits so there is at least one out there! And I know a couple other guys who have most of these qualities.

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