Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Are you in touch with your inner metrosexuality??? No? If you´re not sure you might always take the test.

With so many buzzwords making their way onto, across, and off the scene before you can say "supercalleyfragilisticespi" -- okay, before you can say "boo" -- you've probably already noticed that you need help keeping up with today's hippest terms. One of the latest to confuse me is metrosexual.

The ESPN minimalist definition of a Metrosexual is;

metrosexual (MET.roh.sek.shoo.ul) n. A dandyish narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban lifestyle; a straight man who is in touch with his feminine side. ?metrosexuality n.

The newly popular media and marketing buzzword seems to mean different things to different people, but in general, a metrosexual:

- is a modern, usually single man in touch with himself and his feminine side;
- grooms and buffs his head and body, which he drapes in fashionable clothing both at work or before hitting an evening hotspot;
- has discretionary income to stay up to date with the latest hairstyles, the newest threads, and the right shaped shoes;
- confuses some guys when it comes to his sexuality;
- makes these same guys jealous of his success with the ladies -- for many metros, to interact with women is to flirt;
- impresses the women who enjoy his company with the details that make the man;

Among them:

- his appreciation for literature, cinema, or other arts
- his flair for cooking
- his savoir faire in choosing the perfect wine and music
- his eye for interior design
- is a city boy or, if living a commute away from downtown, is still urbane, if not rightly urban;
- enjoys reading men's magazines...

Now how´s that for useless information of the day thanks to Gunnella and her procrastinating ponderings ;-P


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