A Metrosexual is a man with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.
This may come as a surprise to many... but I am traditionalist when it comes to gender distincion.
I am somewhat uncomfortable with this new social order, where traditional (meaning-> simple, clear, predictable and non-conflicting!) gender roles are criss-crossing.
I know my views are archaic for this day and age (Don't crucify me, I'm just being honest here). I grew up with the ideals that women are associated with beauty and nurturing while men do manly stuff like ... well... rugby!
So, how do I reconcile this with the current popularity of Metrosexuality among men?
I can't really.
In fact, I think I am actually intimidated by Metrosexual men.
My (new) boyfriend is a metrosexual. And it's great to have someone who looks good, is fit, neat, stylish, and best of all, smells good and clean ...(everywhere).
When we go out, he takes a longer time than me to get ready. On a regular basis, he also does facials, manicure, pedicures, massages... my only consolation is perhaps the fact that he hasn't waxed his body hair off. ( I like hair on a man. It's sexy and appealing because it's a sign of rugged raw masculinity).
On the other extreme of this beauty spectrum, is me. My hair is wash-and-go, make-up is minimal, clothes aren't branded and my beauty regime consists of brushing my teeth and slapping on a good moisturiser.
I know many men (including current BF) who appreciate having a woman who doesn't take an hour and a half to get ready to go out. But having a metrosexual BF has made me feel somewhat inadequate. Suddenly "low-maintenance" and "natural beauty" has translated in my brain to mean "bumpkin" and "plain". Not the best thing for one's confidence is it now?
I really should just get over this envy I have shouldn't I? After all, it's a good thing that my man looks and feels good.
Plain or not. I am who I am, despite who I am with. [Much easier said than believed]