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To: Timesink
I had so scrupulously observed Flocker's rules and admonishments — walking kerb-side of her, following her to the restaurant table, helping her on with her coat, not staring at other women — that she declared herself a convert to Metrosexuality.


Puts others at ease
Takes responsibility for his actions
Is aware of his sexuality
Enjoys looking his best
Flirts subtly
Accepts flattery
Is open to spontaneity
Never loses control
Tells the truth
Is able to laugh at himself

These are the attributes of what was once commonly called a gentleman. Men would do well to learn these few simple rules without adopting the whole Metrosexual mindset.

Women are just naturally attracted to men who observe The Rules of Etiquette, but once they slip over the edge to primping and flamboyancy, they've lost their appeal.

17 posted on 11/27/2003 6:11:31 AM PST by jellybean (:))
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To: jellybean; Qwinn
I agree. It's one thing to have some freakin manners, and to know how to conduct yourself without being a knuckle dragging barbarian. It's another to be a pretentious, snot nosed pansy.

I've got a wide range of interests that are not particularly mainstream. I am an unrepentant techno geek, linguist, video game enthusist, and M203 40mm grenade launcher wielding maniac who is bored stiff by professional sports and modern art. If I get flak from other guys becuase I'd rather discuss Chinese history than college basketball, I'm okay with that.

It's pretty clear to me that being a Metrosexual is more like being a 14 year old girl who's trying to fit in with the other N-Sync loving teens than about being yourself.

I can respect anyone who does their own thing, even if it's kind of off the wall. Being 'Metero' seems to be about conformity and elitism, which are not particularly desirably traits in my book.

23 posted on 11/27/2003 7:34:57 AM PST by Steel Wolf (Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son)
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