10 Examples of how Men are becoming like Women
In 50 years we’ll all be Chicks – this is the title of Adam Carolla’s book about how modern day men are becoming more and more feminine (in a nutshell). Although I listened to the audio book, and laughed my ass off, I’m not writing this blog post to promote his book, but as I see more and more examples of how soft some men are becoming, I can’t help feel that Carolla may be right. Now I am not some kind of ex-military, tobacco chewing, Samurai warrior or anything, I think I’m just your normal guy who can’t help but notice the behavior and purchasing decisions that other men are doing. With that said, here are 10 examples of how men are starting to act like women.
1.) Men who own little Dogs
Look, if it’s your girlfriend’s dog that’s fine, but for the men out there who own a dog that is smaller than a Cocker Spaniel or fluffier than a Poodle, I have one question – Why?! And don’t give me that “Well I have a small apartment” excuse. Yes, owning dogs and walking them outside is a good strategy for meeting women, but walking that Maltese around doesn’t make you look masculine.
2.) Men driving Small Cars
Now maybe it all started with the Mini Cooper which is not much bigger than the Fiat, but why on Earth are men driving these small cars? Do you really think you are going to get that model in the Fiat commercial (her legs don’t even fit in the car by the way). It’s like everywhere I look, I see more and more men driving these ‘cute’ little cars. Wouldn’t an 18 wheeler, or even a Ford F-150, blow these cars away when driving on the freeway?
3.) Men who are on Pinterest
So one day my girlfriend tells me that one of her male friends is now following her on Pinterest. I had heard of the site, but never checked it out. So when she logged on, I sat on the couch next to her to see what it was all about. Here are some of the headlines and pics I saw: 1. How to keep your jewelry from getting tangled, 2. Recipe for making brownies with mint, 3. Repurpose a China cabinet, 4. How to make a minty tea cooler… and the rest of the topics/pins or whatever you call them were all similar. Men, stop reading tips on how to manicure your nails and log back on to ESPN.
*Note, we thought it would be a good idea to post my Infographs on Pinterest in an effort to reach a larger audience. Thus, you can find my Infographs on Pinterest, but other than that, I don’t spend any time on the site ‘pinning’.
4.) Men throwing frisbees instead of the football
All I can say is that when I was a boy growing up, my Dad never said “hey, let’s go throw the frisbee around”. We either threw the football or baseball around. Seeing grown men throw the frisbee to eachother with their shirts off while in Central Park made me shake my head. Throwing the frisbee around with a girl is acceptable. Among men it is not.
5.) Just Bieber carrying Mayweather’s belt
You are pound for pound one of boxing’s best fighters and you let a teenage heart throb hold your championship belt when you walk into the ring to face your opponent? I wonder what Chris Rock would have to say about this. Justin Bieber carrying one’s championship belt into the ring is not very masculine. In fact, Justin Bieber anything is not macho.
6) Men wearing tight Jeans
Yes, I know they have been around for a few years now and maybe they are now considered fashionably okay to where, but why?? They look absolutely ridiculous with the material clinging so tight to one’s skin. Seriously, how to guys walk and sit wearing those things? Tight jeans look good on women, not men, period.
7) Men carrying around Purses (Handbags)
I snapped this photo in DC, or maybe it was NY. I will be real disappointed if I start to see this kind of thing here in Texas. The color of the shorts has gotta go too, but let’s stick to the ‘man purse’. What do these men carry in these things? A mini-iron? There is no reason whatsoever for a man to walk around with a purse. If it’s not a backpack, duffel bag, gym sack, brief case, or wallet that fits in your back pocket, get rid of it!
8) Men signing up to receive the Birchbox
My girlfriend had been receiving this Birchbox for women for a few months until she casually mentioned that there was a Birchbox for men. This little box that she receives in the mail every month contains trial size grooming products. She gets really excited when it comes in the mail, for her I think it is like opening a Christmas present. Men, the only trial size grooming products you should ever need are the ones you take from hotels while on business trips.
9) Men getting their Eyebrows done (or waxed)
Back when I lived in Queens, New York, I would occasionally see some Italian guys getting their eyebrows done, but I thought this was a strictly cultural / Italian thing! Now however, I think this silly concept is happening in other parts of the country and not just among Italians! What’s next. Women waiting in line at the manicure place for men to be finished with their appointments? Men, pluck your eyebrows at home. Period.
10) Men with Earrings & men who go to suntan salons
Deciding on what to list as the last example of how men are becoming more like girls was tough. So I decided to list two things that just don’t make sense to me – men who wear earrings and men who go to suntanning salons. Can’t take a man seriously when he has bling in his ears. As for men going to the tanning salon, why? Do you really think a man’s tan is high on the criteria on the list of things women want in a man? Hanging by the pool catching some sun while drinking a beer is acceptable. Purposely going to a salon is not.
Help! My girlfriend is turning me into one of these men. Look at the personal care items she bought me below. I now use these daily including the Chanel cologne.
Men if you are guilty of one of these, it may be okay. But if you are guilty of two or more of these, then you need to do a self-check because these things are fem (feminine). So now that we’ve seen 10 examples of how men are becoming like women, I thought you might be wondering what kind of man I consider a ‘Man’s man”. So, I listed a few examples of men who I grew up watching as a kid.
Feel free to share your comments and let me know if there are any examples I should have included. Cheers. – Eric