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post #1 of 49
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Some American friends dropped by and the topic of "Metrosexuals" popped up. Pretty amusing discussion. What do you people think of the term? Do you think it applies? Anyhow, here is a link to a funny quiz "Just how Metrosexual one can be" http://www.rooshlog.com/quiz/quiz.cgi?quiz I scored an 8.
post #2 of 49
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Sorry, I put in a bad link, hopefully this works: http://www.rooshlog.com/quiz/quiz.cgi?quiz=metro
post #3 of 49
i scored a 17. (possible future metrosexual) in my defence, i don't see anything feminine about meditation, although i can see the case for yoga. and i like the movie 'american psycho' because it was funny, not because i identified with the guy. i'll take the test again next year to see if i've converted.
post #4 of 49
I have yet to meet anyone who describes himself or likes to be described as a metrosexual. I resist the term vigorously, even though, admittedly, I probably fit the description.
post #5 of 49
I joined T4Phage with an 8 (out of 50)
post #6 of 49
I scored a 15. Entertaining? Yes. Annoying? Yes. I think I gained about 8 points for living near San Francisco and hanging out in the Castro with, shock and gasp, a REAL gay man (and two girls. FWIW, women love gay neighborhoods for some unknown reason). I've always wondered what that community thought about the term metrosexual... Thanks T4phage, it was better than Cats or the magic 8-ball.
post #7 of 49
ummm. I scored a 25 out of 50. Oops. Okay, I admit it, I am probably a "metrosexual". On the other hand, I have tattoos covering both arms almost completely, and I was a professional kickboxer less than five years ago. That has to count for something.. -Tom
post #8 of 49
score: 6
post #9 of 49
You guys are making me embarrass... I don't think I am in any way feminine, but I scored 31, and still don't really get what a Metrosexual is.  I mean, I know what it is, but am I really one? For example, I think it's natural to moisturize (hey, both NY and HK is pretty dry in winter times), put makeup (when I need to appear infront of an audience), live in an urban area, get quality hair products like shampoo and gel, own pairs of boxer briefs (don't tell me you guys only have one.) or watch American Psycho (and you're telling me you don't?).  I don't think any of those activities are restricted for a homosexual guy.  It's a life style rather than a definition of sexual orientation.  Oh well. By the way, I don't watch Sex and the City. On the other hand, me and my girlfriend is in a constant see-who-has-a-bigger-wardrobe competition.  Especially in the shoe department.
post #10 of 49
14. I've never seen American Psycho. In fact, I haven't been inside a movie theater in seven years...
post #11 of 49
I scored a 24 on the quiz, and I am proud of it.  In fact, in one of my college courses, my professor asked us to write down some information about ourselves on an index card (in addition to writing down our names, phone numbers, and previous Sociology classes taken).  The last thing he had us write down on the index card was to describe something unique about yourself.  Although somewhat apprehensive at first, I confidently wrote, "I consider myself a metrosexual."  The next thing you know, he will ask us to introduce ourselves and say to the class, "will the metrosexual please stand up" Seriously though, I think it is a big compliment, especially since I pride myself in not feeling like I must conform to traditional gender male stereotypes, and I say this only because many of the activities of myself, and other metrosexuals, would probably be considered gay by some people.  But as I said, I don't care about perpetuating lame gender stereotypes, and I take pride in knowing that I can be myself and not worry about others thinking I am a homosexual or something.
post #12 of 49
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Since quite a few of you found it fun, here are three more links to quizzes from ABC news, SeattlePi, and ESPN. http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/sports...z?event_id=418 http://abcnews.go.com/section....iz.html http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifest...troquiz09.html
post #13 of 49
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Originally posted by Norcaltransplant:
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I scored a 15. Entertaining? Yes. Annoying? Yes. I think I gained about 8 points for living near San Francisco and hanging out in the Castro with, shock and gasp, a REAL gay man (and two girls. FWIW, women love gay neighborhoods for some unknown reason). I've always wondered what that community thought about the term metrosexual... Thanks T4phage, it was better than Cats or the magic 8-ball.
I lived in the Bay Area too, specifically Berkeley for undergrad, and UCSF and CAL for grad school. I think the Bay Area (specifically San Francisco) is one of the most refined places in the States. I've never heard of the term "Metrosexual" until I read a comment about it in Esquire and from my American friends. The term seems to generate strong feelings from all quarters. From what I have read, it is more of a lifestyle rather than a sexual orientation. The closest term I can think of is narcissism. It seems to have taken off in the U.S, with shows like "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", which in my opinion seems to have been inspired by the BBC's "How not to dress", which is hosted by two women.
post #14 of 49
scored an 18, but you know what? I absolutely HATE that term, and if worse comes to worse, I bet I could drink any of you guys under the table p.s. I'm a little under the weather now, but man did I finish an obnoxious final today
post #15 of 49
I am from the San Francisco area, and I would have to agree with T4 that it is one of the most refined places in the United States (but then again, I am bias because I live there ). But I think T4 touched on an important point, which is that it is really a lifestyle, and not a particular sexuality. I first heard the term not more then 6 or 7 months ago. It has come into the spotlight with shows such as "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," but many still have never heard the term. I actually looked in my dictionary to see if I could find it (a recently purchased Oxford American College Dictionary), but I didn't have any luck.
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