Don't get me wrong…I am all about "manscaping"! There is nothing worse than a hairy back or long overgrown Yul Brenner eyebrows when you are trying to talk to a guy! We ladies go all out trying to keep our legs shaved, plucking stray lip chin hairs, lotioning every square inch of our bodies after we get out of the shower etc… There is more of a mandate for women. I must say, this can all go wrong and can become obsessive with some women. They are the ones who are constantly checking themselves in the mirror, inject all kinds of poisons into their bodies (have you seen some of the "real housewives"?), and wouldn't be caught dead without an inch of makeup on in public. Let's face it…BASICS are important and if you have been slacking off, you should probably give yourself some time to re-group! Enough about us!! Back to the guys!
Most women I talk to are less attracted to a man by shear looks, but more by how they come across to others. Does he have a job? Check. Does he care about his wife and family? Check. Does he care about himself? Hummm… There was an uptake in the "metro sexual" in the early 2000's. These are the men who dress to the T, shave all over their bodies, know designer labels, etc… As much as I think they look good…no thanks! I don't want my man to look (or talk like) a chick! I think it is a little strange when a guy doesn't know how to catch a ball, or wear a plaid shirt to work in the yard (Lord have mercy if you wear it out of the yard or garage, Dave!), or have some knowledge on mowing a yard. What happened to the real men? The men who make decisions (leader), lock the doors at night (protector), check the oil in all of the cars (thinker). I have a feeling that we "do it all" moms are kicking ourselves in the butt! After all, our controlling natures have taken away the very essence of who men really are…What do you expect from your man? Maybe we need to be better with the quick communication skills men have. I do most everything around the house, but Dave knows I don't do repairs (except the time I "McGivered" the garage door back into working order J), cars, or garbage. I know he doesn't cook (chili excluded), clean (unless forced), and decorate. I shop FOR him and suggest clothing options, but he isn't falling for the "I want to be 25 again" gear. When it comes to exercise, men have to figure it out. You can't make them do these things. That is why I laughed when, on a recent Sunday, I saw the "man-girdle" photo in the Sunday paper!! Really? DO you want your man wearing that? Dave saw it torn out on the counter (for my blog) and said "I would need a winch included too!"…Hahaha…I guess now he would know how it feels to have on SPANX and your boobs into your neck. For now, I will keep my real man! (No man-SPANX please)