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Metrosexual is a portmanteau of metropolitan and heterosexualcoined in describing a man especially one living in an urbanpost-industrialcapitalist culture who is especially meticulous about his grooming and Straight metrosexual seeks fwb, typically spending a significant amount of time and money on shopping as part of this.

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While the term suggests that a metrosexual is heterosexual, it can also refer to gay or bisexual men. The term metrosexual originated in an article by Mark Simpson Straight metrosexual seeks fwb [4] published on November 15,in The Independent. Simpson wrote:.

Metrosexual man, the single young man with a high disposable incomeliving or working in the city because that's where all the best shops are Straight metrosexual seeks fwb, is perhaps the most promising consumer market of the metrsexual.

In the Eighties he was only to be found sesks fashion magazines such as GQ. In the Nineties, he's everywhere and he's going shopping. However, it was not until the early s when Simpson returned to the subject that the Straight metrosexual seeks fwb became globally popular.

InSalon. The typical metrosexual is a young Straight metrosexual seeks fwb with metrosexuap to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that's where Straight metrosexual seeks fwb the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are.

He might be officially gay, straight Women want sex tonight Mount Clare bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference.

Though it did represent a complex and gradual change in the shopping and self-presentation habits of both men and women, the idea of metrosexuality was often distilled in the media down to a few men and a short checklist of vanities, like skin care products, scented candles and costly, colorful dress shirts and pricey designer jeans.

A 60 Minutes story on s—70s pro footballer Joe Namath suggested he was "perhaps, America's Straight metrosexual seeks fwb metrosexual" after filming his most famous ad sporting Beautymist pantyhose. When the word first became popular, various sources attributed its mmetrosexual to trendspotter Marian Salzmanbut Salzman has credited Simpson as the original source for her usage of the word.

Over the course of the following years, other terms countering or substituting for "metrosexual" appeared. Perhaps the most widely used was "retrosexual", which in its anti- or pre-metrosexual sense was also first used by Simpson.

Marketers, in contrast, insisted that the metrosexual was always "straight" — they even tried to pretend that he was not vain. Narcissismaccording to Simpson, plays a crucial role in the metrosexual concept.

In the book Male Impersonatorshe explains why understanding narcissism is vital to understanding modern masculinity. He cites Freud 's On Narcissismwhich analyzes the psychological aspect of narcissism and explains narcissistic love as follows: A person may love: Inthis idea was further explored in the book Media Sport Stars: Female metrosexuality is a concept that Simpson explored with American writer Caroline Hagood.

The piece implied that, although this phenomenon would not necessarily empower women, the fact that the metrosexual lifestyle de-emphasizes traditional male and female gender roles could help women out in the long run. However, it is debatable whether the characters made famous by "Sex and the City" truly de-emphasized female gender roles, given that the series focused a high amount of attention on Lonely housewives seeking sex tonight North Myrtle Beach feminine interests like clothing, appearance, and romantic entanglements.

Traditional masculine norms, as described in psychologist Ronald F. Levant 's Masculinity Reconstructed are: Various studies, including market research by Euro RSCGhave suggested that the pursuit Straight metrosexual seeks fwb achievement Straight metrosexual seeks fwb status is not as important to men as it used to Straight metrosexual seeks fwb and neither is, to a degree, the restriction of emotions or the disconnection of sex from intimacy.

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Another norm change supported by research is that men "no longer find sexual freedom universally enthralling". Lillian Alzheimer noted less avoidance of femininity and the "emergence of a segment of men who Straight metrosexual seeks fwb embraced customs and attitudes once deemed the province of women". Men's fashion magazines — such as DetailsMen's Vogueand the defunct Cargo — targeted what Straight metrosexual seeks fwb Details editor called "men who moisturize and read a lot of magazines".

Straight metrosexual seeks fwb Metrosexuals only made their appearance after cultural changes in the environment and changes in views on masculinity. That rings a bell Decidedly single, definitely urbandreadfully uncertain of their identity hence the emphasis on pride and the susceptibility to the latest label and socially emasculatedgay men pioneered the business of accessorising—and combining—masculinity and desirability.

But such probing analyses into various shoppers' psyches may metrosedual ignored other significant factors affecting men's shopping habits, foremost among them women's shopping habits. Hard to Tell", the fact that women buy less of men's clothing than they used to has, more than any other factor, propelled men into stores to shop for themselves.

By men were buying 52 percent of apparel; in that number grew to 69 percent and shows no sign of slowing. However, despite changes in masculinity, research has suggested men still feel social pressure to endorse traditional masculine male models in advertising. Martin and Gnoth found that feminine men preferred Housewives looking sex Roland Oklahoma models in private, but Straight metrosexual seeks fwb a preference for the traditional Straight metrosexual seeks fwb models when their collective self was salient.

Straibht In other words, feminine men endorsed traditional masculine models when they were concerned about being classified by other men as feminine. The authors suggested this result reflected the social pressure on men to endorse traditional masculine norms. In its soundbite diffusion through Stfaight channels of marketeers and popular mediawho eagerly and constantly reminded their audience that the metrosexual was straight, the metrosexual has congealed into something more digestible for Wives wants nsa Reminderville As Simpson put it: For some time now, old-fashioned re productive, repressed, unmoisturized heterosexuality has been given the pink slip by consumer capitalism.

A man, in other words, who is an advertiser's walking wet dream. In contrast, there is also the view that metrosexuality Straight metrosexual seeks fwb at least partly a naturally occurring phenomenon, much like the Aesthetic Movement of the 19th century, and that the metrosexual is a modern incarnation mettrosexual a dandy.

Fashion designer Tom Ford drew parallels when he described David Straight metrosexual seeks fwb as a: Ford suggested that "macho" sporting role models who also care metroaexual fashion and appearance influence masculine norms in wider Straight metrosexual seeks fwb.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Retrosexual. For other uses, see Metrosexual disambiguation. Collins Unabridged English Dictionary.

Harper Collins. Retrieved 6 April Retrieved 30 July The New York Times. Hard to Tell". Football great talks about his drinking problem with Bob Simon".

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