Metrosexual or Homosexual? Where is the line?

It could just be down to vanity I guess, but well…

The typical metrosexual is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that’s where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are. He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference. Particular professions, such as modeling, waiting tables, media, pop music and, nowadays, sport, seem to attract them but, truth be told, like male vanity products and herpes, they’re pretty much everywhere.

Wikiepedia: MetroSexual

It’s a play on words from metropoliton hetersosexual, it’s come to mean guys more in touch with their ‘feminine’ sides, who care about their appearance and personal hygeine.

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy[/url] is a great series which tries to change typical slobby, style-deficient macho guys into new, trendy metro males. It’s like pluck that monobrow, shave that nose-hair, trim that back rug!

Monobrows/Unibrows are so NOT ON, even being a guy, I mean what’s the deal with looking like a neandrathal, pluck that motherfucker man.

On the same note, I found this very funny site:

Celebrating the Unity of your Eyebrows[/url]

Ok so how metro am I?

I’m definately not homo…but am I metrosexual?

[*]I own and use moisturiser
[*]I know what ‘Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise’ means
[*]I own facial wash
[*]I use hair conditioner
[*]I own cotton pads
[*]I have used toner in the past
[*]I care about what I wear (although I’m not a designer label whore)
[*]I don’t like football really
[*]I don’t like F-1 at all
[*]I can cook
[*]I keep my appartment clean
[*]I can iron
[*]I enjoy shopping
[*]I can understand people’s ‘feelings'[/list]
Or am I not metro:

[*]I’ve never paid for a facial, manicure or pedicure (I’ve had a facial, but it was when my aunt was practising for her beautician exams)
[*]I am uber prosu hairy
[*]I burp in public
[*]I like beer & liquor (I don’t drink bitch piss like Bacardi Breezers or wtf)
[*]I like geeky stuff
[*]I get my hair cut at the Indian barber, not some poncy salon
[*]I don’t really give a fuck about most peoples ‘feelings'[/list]
I remember vaguely using foundation once when I was about 15 to cover a huge spot I had when I was going to my High School graduation ball…I can’t remember though if I rubbed it off or kept it on!

I have never waxed any part of my body, nor do I intend to.

One thing, I’m definately not as faggish as Superstar Bryan[/url] our idol 🙂

Do you guys have moisturiser? Do you use conditioner? Have you done anything you wouldn’t tell your ‘macho’ friends about?




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29 Responses to Metrosexual or Homosexual? Where is the line?

  1. kimberlycun July 4, 2005 at 9:48 pm #

    who cares as long as you’re hot. hump me plz oh loufu

  2. Shag July 4, 2005 at 10:06 pm #

    the difference is where they choose to put their pee-pees.

  3. Metria July 4, 2005 at 10:07 pm #

    Hmm you have many feminine traits. Add to that the pic of you posing with that handbag at the PPS bash, and you can’t blame people for thinking you may not be straight 😉 IMHO you’re a flaming metrosexual, and proud of it!

  4. wil@theblackjournal July 4, 2005 at 10:21 pm #

    “hump me plz oh loufu”
    LMAO …u must be doing something right…hehe.. who cares metro or not 😉

  5. Kuzco July 4, 2005 at 11:04 pm #

    lol @ Kim

    these days it’s a fine line between metro and homo :s

  6. lucia July 4, 2005 at 11:14 pm #

    what a coincidence. just yesterday i saw on tv, a man gonig for facial and had his eyebrow trimmed too! but this man had beard and moustache!

    i don’t know… but to me somehow or other a metrosexual man shouldn’t have beard/moustache…. must be clean cut!

    if the definition of metrosexual as in wikipedia goes like this:
    “guys more in touch with their ‘feminine’ sides, who care about their appearance and personal hygeine”, shouldn’t ALL men care about their appearance and personal hygeine? i mean i would ceratinly want my man to care about his appearance/hygeine!

  7. Saddnesz July 4, 2005 at 11:22 pm #

    Homo or Metro, it’s your choice. And the best part is, you can be flexible. Don’t limit yourself to being either when you can be both.

  8. BawangMerah July 4, 2005 at 11:51 pm #

    Ah, well at the end of the day. Homo or Metro or Hetero, we’re all males. People with balls hanging in between their thighs.

  9. Reta July 5, 2005 at 12:05 am #

    Just continue liking girls and you’ll be fine hehe =)

  10. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 12:09 am #

    *blush* wah piang, I shy la…

  11. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 12:11 am #

    Hahaha ooh yeah…the handbag, must be it!

    Proud of it indeed, why not. I am a new age man 😀

  12. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 12:15 am #

    Hahaha, well I’ve seen that chicks dig gay guys, they are healthy, dress nicely, well groomed, emotionally ‘in-touch’ and so on..

    If we can gain some of these positive things whilst retaining an exit only ass passage, I’m all for it.

  13. Vad3r July 5, 2005 at 12:18 am #

    Ooo…d guy wif abs..

    Im NOT GAY!!

  14. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 12:18 am #

    Well I like to think I’m definately very much on the hetero side of the line 😀

  15. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 12:23 am #

    I think beard/moustache is ok for metro as long as it’s those super clean and sharp kind, well trimmed and maintained, like fashionable goatee style.

    Best is still designer two day stubble 😀 ONS!

  16. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 12:25 am #

    I like you plenty enough Reta *licks*

  17. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 12:26 am #


  18. Dabido (Teflon) July 5, 2005 at 12:30 am #

    Not that there is anything wrong with that! 🙂

    Moisturiser – Never.
    Conditioner – only when I have long hair.
    Something I’d never tell my mucho friends – I’m not telling, you’re too mucho!

  19. Mercurial July 5, 2005 at 2:14 am #

    Ain’t nothing wrong with moisturising every now and then. I even do that meself.

    It’s when you find yourself wearing red handbags and matching red shirts that you should start worrying. :O)

  20. ShaolinTiger July 5, 2005 at 2:20 am #

    Hey don’t get worried ok, it wasn’t my handbag, it was a friends, it just so happened to match my shirt *honest* 0_o

  21. Paul Tan July 5, 2005 at 3:05 am #

    real men give facials! *fapfapfapfap*

  22. dinghy July 5, 2005 at 4:49 am #

    Not to other men, they don’t. 😛

  23. suanie July 5, 2005 at 5:07 am #

    you are so gay but you are not a homo 🙂 muaks

  24. Bryanboy July 5, 2005 at 5:15 am #



  25. God July 5, 2005 at 11:08 am #

    nobody gives a shit about metrosexual. sex in metro yes, please.

    like we don’t really care about female being sportsosexual. they do all the above but add in football, foosball, play game all night, drink beer more than magarita and fart or burp in public….wait…do we really want this /

  26. steelrage July 5, 2005 at 3:52 pm #

    i’m so glad i’m a designer.. come on metrosexualites.. buy my desgined stuff nexttime ..

  27. FireAngel July 5, 2005 at 10:54 pm #

    I’ve never paid for a manicure or a pedicure either…

  28. ShaolinTiger July 6, 2005 at 1:38 am #

    That’s cos you’re a butch bitch 😀

  29. ShaolinTiger July 6, 2005 at 1:39 am #

    Hahaha, am not sure about that honey 😀

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