10 Examples of how Men are becoming like Women

Is it me or are men starting to do more things that are considered feminine? Adam Carolla first noticed this back in 2004 and wrote about it in his book In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks. I can’t help to think he may be right.  Here to see 10 examples of how men are…

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Okay, the gender line is starting to blur when designers are creating this type of clothing for men.

menwearDo you wonder, are Men becoming more feminine? Are Men going to start wearing nail polish soon? 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 some men are doing. With that said, here are 10 examples of how men are starting to become more feminine. NOTE, do not take this post too seriously.

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. Don’t get me wrong, they are fun to rent for a weekend when you are on vacation in Europe, but buying one of these because you want to be ‘Eco’ friendly is a bit far fetched.

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.

4.) Men playing Kadima paddle ball

paddle ball

All I can say is that when I was a boy growing up, my Dad never said “hey, let’s go play some paddle ball”. We either threw the football or baseball around.  Seeing grown men play this game with eachother just makes me shake my head.

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. I understand Mayweather wanted to tap into Bieber’s audience, but who are they? 13 year old girls? And for anyone wondering if I had the guts to call Mayweather out in person, the answer is – absolutely.

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 wear, 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? Unless you are a rock star or are just plain very skinny, tight jeans look good on women, not men. I know a lot of guys wear skinny jeans, but hence the word ‘guys’ and not ‘men’. Moreover, tight-fitting jeans can cause urinary tract infections, twisted testicles, bladder weakness and long-term health consequences.

7) Men carrying around Purses (Handbags)

I snapped this photo in DC. The color of the shorts has got to go, 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! Same thing with reusable shopping bags… come on.

8) Men signing up to receive the Birchbox

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? Unless you have a very bad case of a unibrow, men, pluck your eyebrows at home.

10) Men with Earrings & men who go to suntan salons

earring and spray tan

Deciding on what to list as the last example of how men are becoming more like women 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. I know a lot of guys wear earrings and go to tanning salons, but hence the word ‘guys’ and not ‘men’.

BONUS – Men taking wives’ last name

men taking wifes name, men acting more feminine

Huh? A man taking his wife’s last name? That is correct. One person commented on this article by saying “Turn in your Man Card”. You can read the story featured on USA Today. What do you think about this?

To read more about this topic, see Oprah’s article Why Men Are Becoming More Like Women. If you want to read a hilarious book by a man who simply has the balls to publicly say what the few remaining real men in this world would say, then read In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks.

Feel free to share your comments and let me know if there are any examples I should have included. Cheers. – Eric Melchor

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28 thoughts on “10 Examples of how Men are becoming like Women

  1. Loved your post! I think the behaviors above are part of the metrosexual movement hastened by too much watching of The Bachelor.

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  3. Great post! I was beginning to feel like I was a dinosaur and the only man on the planet thinking that men are acting alot like women. Another example, is alot of guys are beginning to wear accessories like belts, ear-rings, hand-bags, etc…like women. This implies, there are guys out there making conscious decisions about the trinkets and baubles they are going to wear in public! And for some reason, the guy is acting Like its cool or tough to do so. This activity is not tough…it’s Fem!

  4. That’s a most openly sexist article! In the modern environment, men and women should be treated equally, and each individual irrespective of their gender should be allowed to choose how to live. Just like it’s okay if a woman wants to be a boxer or ride a motorbike, men wanting to cook or wear jewelry should not be judged.

  5. I do most of these…and I think that masculine stuff is pure jejune. I like to look and feel nice . I contour my eyebrows for the stage. I carry a messenger bag so my pockets aren’t all bent out if shape and looking stupid. I wear an earring …I do most of these…doesn’t mean I’m a woman, just means I’m happy with myself and I do not give a crap about what society thinks. I despise sports and violence and beer…so if you see me on the street and feel the need to stare and ridicule, go ahead it won’t hurt me none…I’m fashionable and gorgeous and I know it.!!

    • For those that don’t know what ‘jejune’ means (don’t worry, it was my first time hearing it too), the definition is: without interest or significance; dull; insipid.

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  7. It’s called progress. I dream of the day when men can openly wear women’s clothing, wear make-up and do all things feminine without being scrutinized by societies lame-ass rules. Your behaviors do not determine your sexuality and it is actually much healthier to live the way you want. If you are a straight guy who wants to jazz it up with a nice spray tan and eyebrow wax then you should be able to do just that without fear of harassment and being ostracized.

    Likewise, if you are a gay man and want to do the same thing, you should be able to without being viewed as a weirdo. Gay people are normal people too, nothing weird about them.

    We are slowly getting there. It might take another 50 years, but eventually the rules dividing men and women will be blurred so much there won’t be a line anymore. I can’t wait.

  8. Yea I am a guy and I have fallen into the habit of some of these already…My mom was astounded when I got my eyebrows waxed the first time but now she is used to it. Oh well, society is ever changing I guess…Like women wearing pants, working, voting, gym shorts….oh well….so men finally care about their appearance…I have no problem with that

  9. Well THIS guy doesn’t believe a word of it. According to the above, I must be like a woman because I do at least three of the above regularly, and others less so. But if you came up to me and accused me of being a woman, I’d scratch your eyes out.
    :)

  10. This article is really awesome and on point. The women talk and scream equality when it’s convenient to them, but when they want to be a woman they play the weaker sex role to get their way. I say screw that, they want to be equal, do it across the board. Same bathrooms, same locker rooms, play the same sport together, train the same, etc. See how long it lasts when you see a woman and a man boxing each other. The man will get ridiculed to no end for hitting a woman, but she will be hailed for her effort and maybe even put in history books as a woman who broke barriers. Men need to be men. It’s ok to be different than women. The obvious….WE ARE OPPOSITE SEXES! This post isn’t sexist, it’s pure fact. Truth hurts.

  11. The fact is women have got some really good ideas that we as men are to stupid to do. I carry a purse and have for many years, it just makes sence, works so much better than pockets.If you work in an office all day and respondabiltis on the week -end, how are you to get some color to yourself? Spray tan is one way .Can’t wear boxer shorts, I set on my balls. I wear boy shorts to hold things in place, and I like pretty colors. You have most likely never experinced wearing a dress or skirt, don’t knock it till you try it. My first time was at the request of a girlfriend, she was a lot of fun. As fare as shaving my legs, yes , but I have nice looking legs, arm pits yes, i found that you are cooler in the summer and smell better, smelling bad is not a guy thing it is a stinkey thing. Thire is no rule that says if your a guy have no right to color your nails, it could be a guy color. Gun Blue ,Steel Grey,ect. To be a real man today is something like this. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated, work hard, take care of your mate, children, be kind to pets, show compastion for those less fortunit than you. You can do this is wearing make-up,dress,pantyhose,nail polish ect.

    • I m the same like you, I always wear only women’s clothes and underwear but in an androgynous way. And go to shops and try on and buy only from women’s departments. The sales assistants are puzzled some times but when I smile and talk to them kindly they realise that I am good person and they relax.

  12. I’m so glad you’ve put a voice to what I’ve been silently thinking for years. I consider myself to be pretty socially liberal, and given I’m only 23 years old I wouldn’t say I’m out of touch with our times. I just can’t tell you how much of a turn off it is to see men acting and dressing in feminine ways..if it makes some individuals happier I can’t begrudge them..but I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been disturbed and unsettled by men who behave in ways more feminine than myself. (And I’d consider myself a girly girl) It’s not about gender equality, people should be able to do what makes them happy as you said..it’s just a trend that rightly or wrongly as a woman I feel confused by on an instinctual level. I’ve always felt that finding one’s soulmate or partner has meant finding your other half, that person that completes and fulfills you.. and brings qualities to the relationship that you might not have yourself. (the ying and the yang) And as a feminine woman I don’t feel that a man displaying these qualities will appreciate the feminine side in me..or want to be taken care of..or take care of me. You put a funny spin on the issue, but you’re right in alluding to the fact that in some ways it’s become more serious/prevalent than people would like to admit.

    • Enjoy your comment, especially this part – “And as a feminine woman I don’t feel that a man displaying these qualities will appreciate the feminine side in me..or want to be taken care of..or take care of me.” I am in agreement with you. What girl wants a guy who spends more time than they do on their appearance and shopping?

  13. Man I was wondering the very same thing you are. The other day i go to the pharmacy to get my meds. This guy (if you could call him that) working behind the counter looked so feminine it was creepy and talked like a 15 yr old girl. When I walked up to the counter he looks at me like i’m some sort of alien for LOOKING AND ACTING LIKE A MAN!! He had this condensending tone to his girl voice when he asked “Can I help you?”, as if he had better things to do with his time, like texting his boyfriend maybe I dunno.
    And I was like yeah ma’am go fetch my meds and be quick about it!! It makes me SICK!! I see so many “prissy” guys walking around I kept thinking “has the whole world turned gay? WTF?!”

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  15. Why does it honestly matter to you how others present themselves? it doesn’t have any impact on your life, so why do you feel the need to write an article doing nothing more than belittling others for choosing to be who they really are? It’s easy to just assume that all men are like you and want to be “manly men” who drive big cars and don’t care about their appearance, but that simply isn’t the case. Those who don’t fall into traditional gender roles have had it difficult up until this point and it’s terrific for them that society’s expectations of masculinity and femininity are finally easing up. Rather than attacking others for their benign life choices, you should focus on yourself and let them live the lives they want. This article you’ve written is nothing short of pointless and vitriolic.

    Also, smaller cars are not only more environmentally friendly, but consume less gas, as well. Less gas equals less money, so it really is a functionality thing. Handbags are a matter of functionality, as well. Some of us actually do carry more than just our wallet around with us, and I don’t mean makeup and whatnot (although that shouldn’t be a problem if a guy does). As an artist, I carry around a small sketchbook wherever I go, and having a bag makes it much easier to do so.

    • GreaseMonkey, lighten up. I also recommend you read ‘Where Have All the Men Gone’s’ comments – “A girl doesn’t want a guy who spends more time than they do on their appearance and shopping”

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