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Give Me a Cowboy Any Day — Why Today's Metrosexual Male Is Unattractive to Women

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A Typical Metrosexual

A Typical Metrosexual

I'll admit. My man isn't a sharp dresser. There are times when his shoes don't match his belt. He is more comfortable in his t-shirt. He can be crude and masculine. He could care less what his hair looks like and he doesn't wear cologne. He gets dirty fixing the car or mowing the lawn. However, I wouldn't change any of this about him. He is all man, rugged, hairy, uncompromising, strong, and not to mention.. HOT!

Today's "Metrosexual Male" can be defined as an urban dwelling professional male who enjoys shopping, getting the latest hair cut, and accessorizing his wardrobe with glamorous shoes, belts, ties, and jewelry. He does not have time to do his own yard work, and frankly it is below him. He pays the common folk to do these chores. He has the latest gadgets, trinkets, and grooming products. He is a straight male who goes on the occasional date as long as it doesn't interfere with his shopping schedule but he rarely finds a female that compares to his own reflection. This sensitive new man will be glad to meet you at the coffee shop and have a good cry with you over your tiff with your BFF.

It is a good thing that metrosexual males have themselves and their metrosexual friends to admire because today's woman isn't interested in dating him.

Women are naturally drawn to "bad boys" or strong, protective males based on years and years of survival and evolution. When a woman is in the company of a metrosexual male, she can not pick up his pheromones over the expensive designer cologne and feels as if she is in the company of a female friend. Nothing about the metrosexual male makes a woman feel attractive, protected, pursued, or womanly. He won't shower you with genuine compliments because he is absorbed in himself. Because of his expressed femininity, females are uncertain of the metrosexual man's orientations and won't ask him out.

What is it about the Cowboy that is so appealling to woman? Many things.. his uncompromising dedication to integrity, his own values, his steadfast ways, and his unwaivering sense of self. You could never sway a real cowboy into getting the latest Justin Beiber haircut or anything else to make him more popular. He is his own man.

If you are looking for a real man with deeper values, sex appeal, grit, and masculinity.. the metrosexual male is not for you. Personally, I would prefer a cowboy any day.

Famous Cowboy Quotes

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much. ~John Wayne

Don't squat with your spurs on. ~ Anonymous

Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse.

Why We Love Cowboys

Be it the way a cowboy looks in his jeans or the way he treats the ladies with respect, the cowboy is an American icon that isn't going away any time soon. He oozes masculinity, has self confidence, and has an aura of mystery that metros just don't have.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Maggie on March 19, 2019:

My CowBoy only took 38 years before he came into my life. I LOVE, LOVE Jeff he is the guy should've had the first time around. We live on a running cattle ranch. We both are so happy we have our life as it is today. I love to kiss him when it is a hot mess.

handsomebrady1953 on May 15, 2018:

I'm black,and frequently wear a cowboy hat ? (I'll be 65 July 6.) How 'bout that,ladies?????

Kas from Bartlett, Tennessee on May 06, 2013:

I don't know why I stumbled into this hub. (Picking myself up off the ground after tripping over your milking hub), but here I am and read your hub I did (sorry, I yoda'd there).

You and my wife would be in complete agreement on what you like, she can't stand the metrosexualness that's actually come out of a lot of Europe. That's where we believe its originated honestly and I hate how it's hit our population quite hard.

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And I'm unashamed to say I'm the type of guy that loves to go hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, shooting, planting, playing my guitar, singing, riding horses, and getting dirty doing work on my car.

I don't like being stepped on or talked down to.

I'm my wife's big hairy, big armed beast and that's the way she likes me, as she so affectionately puts it.

Lol, this hub was entertaining and completely honest and from the heart! I really hope more men read this to be reminded of who we are supposed to be! I'm voting this up and I think I will share it too. It was short, sweet, and to the point! Great job!

BereniceTeh90 on September 05, 2012:

My pleasure, ma'am =)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 04, 2012:

Uh... ok Bernice The. I would never try to part a man from his beloved things. I think it is wrong to try to change people. I just personally wouldn't date a fellow who in Daisy Duke shorts or tights. :) We can have a mutual respect here. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your humor.

BereniceTeh90 on September 04, 2012:

But Tammy, I love me my skinny jeans! =S AND my tank tops, AND my plunging necklines, AND my cute little shorts!lol And my gymnastic tights, haha

NEVER... Part a man from the things he loves! XD NEVER!!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 03, 2012:

Thanks Levertis! You crack me up. I don't know why so many women are content with a "girlfriend", LOL, but if a man spends more time in the bathroom getting dressed, that just doesn't work well for me. Thanks so much for reading.

Levertis Steele from Southern Clime on September 03, 2012:

Tammy, this hub kept me laughing, and I love the way you wrote it--to the point with no hemhawing and apologies. I assume you intend your readers to understand that "cowboy" is not just the bronco busters.

Some women like trying to compete with metrosexuals; afterall, some are married to them. Yet, I do believe that the he-man, or cowboy type, is most popular. Most real women want guys without all the frills.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on July 11, 2012:

Thanks for reading Becky. I am glad you found a cowboy! Thanks so much for visiting!

Becky Bruce from San Diego, CA on July 11, 2012:

Hi Tammy! Another great- and funny- hub! My own man is so handy at fixing things, I never realized it until we moved in together. Growing up with a dad who paid everyone to fix things, it's sort of nice to see it all get fixed for free, and right away :) voted up!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 18, 2012:

Wow Berenice. Thanks for sharing that. Everyone should do what floats their boats. Perhaps you are on to something.

BereniceTeh90 on June 18, 2012:

Hey I'm a metrosexual! I would rather DIE than be parted from my skintight outfits, tank tops, make up, short shorts, pointed toes, plunging necklines, make up and sleeveless tops! And granted, I am sure some women would still prefer a retrosexual (old-fashioned buttoned up GQ sort of man e.g. Don Draper) over a liberal metrosexual. But that doesn't mean that we're undesirable, it just means that these women are threatened by the fact that we may actually be more beautiful than them! HAHA!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on May 06, 2012:

Thanks so much for reading Candie V!

Candie V from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure! on May 06, 2012:

Cowboys - hands down! Great hub! Had me chuckling all the way thru!

molometer on May 06, 2012:

Nice to get a woman's slant on this metrosexual thing. Keeping it real Tammy. Way to go girl.

all the votes and sharing.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 26, 2012:

Thanks for sharing that thoughtful comment Emily Sparks. I appreciate the read!

Emily Sparks on April 26, 2012:

Thanks for the hub, voted up! I agree, a lot of the "men" in the world today are too feminine. They need a lesson on how to be masculine. I do not find this type of guy attractive at all. I would much rather have a guy who actually behaves like a guy and shows some masculine traits, not all this "I am the hottest thing around" attitude. It is hard to feel like a lady, to feel protected, or to feel treasured when your guy acts feminine himself and is too absorbed in himself to care about you! Anyway, I am done rambling.......good hub!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 25, 2012:

I am heading over to check it out. It makes me very happy that you found inspiration here. :)

Mike Pugh from New York City on April 25, 2012:

Your hub is ready for ya Tammy hope you like it, I might have to revise it a bit to perfect the wording, but its the best I could do for now, today was truly hectic.

Thanks for the inspiration though, your hub here was truly sensational, and entertaining as well, I loved it.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 25, 2012:

Awesome Cloud Explorer! I look forward to reading it!

Mike Pugh from New York City on April 25, 2012:

I just got a hub started for you Tammyswallows, this is a fantastic hub here, and my initial comment response would only fill up this comment area here, I hope to have it done for you soon, its been put in the category of spreading hub love. Awesome Stuff!

Great topic as well, voted up and sharing this one is going to be a piece of cake. Thanks for sharing your perspective, taste and preference in men.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on April 25, 2012:

Thanks Audra. I must admit I am in love.. quirks, OCD and all. :) Thanks for reading and commenting.

iamaudraleigh on April 25, 2012:

You are in love with the man you are with! His quirks make him the man you fell in love with :)

I like this Tammy :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on March 25, 2012:

Thanks for the visit Natashalh! A yeahawwwwww to you! :)

Natasha from Hawaii on March 25, 2012:

I love watching Justified to see Timothy Olyphant wearing jeans and boots and looking like such a man! I'm not anti being well-groomed or dressing well, but a guy should still be a guy. There is nothing more attractive than a truly masculine man!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on February 28, 2012:

Thanks for reading cheatlierepeat. I would definatley say that Blake Shelton is a cowboy.. a well groomed one also. We CAN have it all. :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit!

cheatlierepeat from Canada on February 28, 2012:

No shortage of these types of men in Vancouver. I'm personally not attracted to that type but I am a little curious about their ways. Some of my dearest friends are MSM and they are amazing individuals. I wouldn't want them with me on a camping trip, or broke down on the side of the road but they have their own sweet charm :D

My honey is somewhere in the middle, well groomed, cares about his style and hygiene but can get down and dirty (minds out of gutter) when needed. He makes me feel safe and protected and smells pretty damn good.

Cowboys... they would be at the other end of the spectrum for me but I am also curious about their ways...wait a minute, Blake Shelton? Is he a cowboy or a MSM because I might be wrong about all of this and find cowboys and MS males sexy after-all ;)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 29, 2012:


I am not sure where the goods went, but they don't seem to be in the southeast Carolina's. There are plenty of Mama's boys here. I will say that they are very mannerly though. If I see any, I will let you know. :) Thank you so much for your comment.

Sheila Varga Szabo from Southern California on January 29, 2012:

Hi Tammy,

Great Hub, and I must admit: I saw the comments on my home feed, and HAD to read more. I couldn't help but laugh at your description of MSM, because it sounded like my ex. In fact, my ex had hair products that cost more than mine-- nothing was too good for "numero uno." And from your description of a cowboy, yes, I want one of those. I can share my feelings with girlfriends, but a man should be able to protect me. I fell for a guy who hunted deer, and could have survived on his own in the wild. My ex was scared to kill a spider in the house. He also used a shotgun to kill a rattlesnake in our yard. Can anyone say, "coward?" Yeah, I miss the "manly men" who pursue a women, and are grateful when they have her company. Not the players of today who feed off desperate women who throw themselves at men, then expect YOU to be hip to their playing ways.

Women seem to have spoiled men over the last few decades. Promiscuity has caused the demise of the traditional "manly man." Where are the gentlemen? Do I have to move to a southern state to find one? California sure is loaded with the metrosexual kind.

Oh well, I guess it's up to ME to defend myself out here on my little ranch. Your Hub made my day for fantasizing about what would be nice in a man. Thanks!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 29, 2012:

Thanks Kristine! I appreciate that.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 29, 2012:


There are so many of us ladies searching for the same thing. It gets exhausting always having to be the strong one, the one who takes care of everything, and the one who runs the house and earns a paycheck. It seems women have feminized the men into being super sensitive, crying, well groomed, girlfriends and there isn't much testorone left.Great thoughts and not cheesy. We are all holding out for a hero. (That is cheesy). Thanks for your comment!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 29, 2012:

You are funny Tom. You are a dying breed as well. It is so hard to find men who are devoted to one woman. So many want their cake and to eat it to. I am sure that goes a long way with your wife. Good for you. Sometimes it is nice to focus on the positive. Thanks for your visit.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 29, 2012:

Thanks for your response dahoglund. I like a sensitive man, but not one that cries when he breaks a nail. I don't think women want a man a sensitive as woman. These values are a dying breed. I think soon everyone will be androgeonous. That will be a sad day.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 29, 2012:

Thanks SanneL, I am with you. I don't want to eat anything out of can. LOL. Thanks for reading!

Tara Carbery from Cheshire, UK on January 29, 2012:

I long for a man that chops wood and build things and throws me over his shoulder in a fireman's lift!!! Weird as when I was a teenager in the 80's I used to fancy pouting blokes with high cheekbones and make up! Now I want a rugged bear of a man (preferably not hairy)! I seem to attract weak men though. Many of my ex boyfriends were musicians or Artists. All seemed to be addicts of some kind and were so needy. In an ideal world i'd like to find a man that made me feel safe and secure. Cheesy but true!

Tom Cornett from Ohio on January 29, 2012:

My wife still loves me after 23 years....even after she got to know me. The only reason I can think of why she still loves me is because I have always loved her and only her. I've never been a pretty boy or a cowboy. I quit being a boy the night I met her.

Loved your Hub....I wish more women would write things they find about men that are good. I can't cook but I make a mean toast and jelly sanwich. :o)

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on January 29, 2012:

I've reached an age where there are not too many people that are my own age of share the same life experiences.I am always a bit hesitant to judge those who are younger. The type you are talking about does seem to be a result of what women said they wanted--a sensitive man.

SanneL from Sweden on January 29, 2012:

Hey I'm with you Tammy - bring me

a rugged cowboy any day. . .as long as he cooks, so long it's not only beans and bacon on the menu! Hehe!

Great hub!!

Kristine Manley from Atlanta, GA on January 28, 2012:

Tammy, I'm like you - give me rugged and a man with some scares on him - LOL! Nice Hub.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 22, 2012:

Hi Larry W,

Thank you so much! Men who can cook are just wonderful.. and rare, like a cowboy. That is awesome! Thank you for reading and responding.

LarryW on January 22, 2012:

Tammy, that was nicely done! I saw it through Linda Bilyeu's shared link. I enjoyed it - makes me feel a bit "validated"! Gee, I hope it's OK for a man to cook, though - my wife likes it, so I guess that's the important thing.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 21, 2012:

Thank you so much Marcoujor! I always love your visits!

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on January 21, 2012:

tammy, girl,

I am reading this way late in my life and could not agree with you more. Fortunately hope springs eternal!

I will have to vote this UP & across the board, my relationship guru...Hugs, mar!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 20, 2012:

Thanks for commenting barbergirl28,

You do have a point there. I don't like tight jeans for the sake of being tight. I don't like guys in skinny jeans either. Not all cowboys can rock assless chaps either. Thanks for your visit!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 20, 2012:

Thanks Deborah Brooks,

I appreciate that! We know what we like in our men!

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on January 20, 2012:

Such a cute hub... I too prefer a manly man any day over someone who spends more time in the bathroom than I do. However, I have to admit... I am not into the tight jeans that cowboys so often wear. LOL

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on January 20, 2012:

I'll take a cowboy any day.. love your hub. I like my man rugged.. and tough..

I voted way up


Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on January 20, 2012:

they already do :-)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 20, 2012:

Oh my yes PDX.. the poet is his very own breed! Just wait and see when you are a professor. The ladies will swoon when you read to them in class!

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on January 19, 2012:

what do you ladies think of HANDSOME poetic types with beards and an affinity for argyle sweaters?

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 15, 2012:

Hi Jaye Wisdom,

I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I understand what you are saying about the type of man that is too rough. There is nothing acceptable with any type of man who doesn't treat you with love and respect. I am sorry you had to go through that.

Groomed men are a bonus! The kind I refer to are those who are obsessed with their appearances and those that take longer to get ready than I do.

I am talking about the shallow types of metrosexuals who don't have much substance beyond their appearances. It doesn't sound like you well groomed guy was shallow! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 15, 2012:

Thank you for reading thesingernurse! I like the rocker and bikers too and I agree that being alone is better than settling for a metrosexual. I appreciate your comment.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on January 15, 2012:

I forgot to mention the well-dressed, well-groomed part of the metrosexual description. What's wrong with a man who looks like he stepped out of GQ magazine and smells like a pleasant men's cologne rather than the "natural" odor of sweat? Clean nails and calluses removed from a man's hands don't make him non-masculine, either, and a great hairstyle just adds points. As I said before, this is just my opinion, ladies, but I really believe a lot of women would agree with me...particularly over the long haul.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on January 15, 2012:

You may all disagree with me (and that's okay--we're each entitled to our own opinions), but as far as I'm concerned, you can keep the cowboys, biker and rocker types!

I was married to (and divorced from) two "macho" men who made years of my life miserable. The true love of my life (definitely not one of my husbands) probably fit better into the metrosexual mold than the macho one even though he was very much a man with masculine traits. His personality, character and self-esteem allowed him to be sensitive, understanding, considerate and kind, and to empathize with a woman's feelings and emotions.

I think men who are reared in families with multiple strong women (mother, sisters, grandmothers, aunts) and whose fathers and other male figures during their growing-up years don't feel threatened if they aren't acting super-macho or exuding testosterone through their pores and in their actions 24/7 are more apt to not feel threatened if they aren't "rugged" and "super-macho" themselves.

At this stage of my life, it really doesn't matter, but if I had it to do over again, knowing what I now know, I'd avoid the cowboy/biker/rocker/military/"man's-man"/he-man types like the plague! I feel certain I could have saved myself a lot of grief had I done so....

Tina Siuagan from Rizal, Philippines on January 14, 2012:

I agree... If you got the 'cowboy' guy... I must say I had the 'biker and rocker' type... If I only have to choose among metrosexual guys, I would rather become a celibate. Lol. Maybe there is really something about those rugged and masculine guys that makes us women go gaga over them.

Great hub. You got me with this one! :D

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 14, 2012:

Thanks Veronica,

And.. they say everything in Texas is bigger and better! You are a riot! I am so glad you came to visit. Yehaww!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 14, 2012:

Hi Alecia,

Yes.. Ryan Secrest is the perfect example. No one knows where he stands. He is pretty but not one of those tough stand up men you don't doubt. Great example! Thank you for reading!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 14, 2012:


Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it! Yeehaw!

Veronica Roberts from Ohio, USA on January 14, 2012:

Oh heck yeah, I love this hub! Bravo, ma'am.

"Save a horse, ride a cowboy!" ;)

I love going back to my home state (TX) & seein' the men in tight jeans, boots, & a cowboy hat (maybe pearl snap shirts, if I'm lucky lol). Melts me to the floor every time! (Along w/ a man who doesn't mind getting dirty, enjoys a cold one or two, & knows a couple of songs by Patsy, Merle, Waylon, Glenn, Johnny, & Hank!)

Voted up & awesome!

Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on January 14, 2012:

I think the epitome of a metrosexual prototype has to be Ryan Seacrest. His appearance is too choreographed for me to find him attractive. But I completely agree with this hub, women are attracted to masculine men not feminine men. Great job!

Kathryne Waller from Knoxville, TN USA on January 14, 2012:

Amen, tammyswallow! I find a man's natural smell to be so very intoxicating...a man who is 100% male: I'll take one any day! Thank you for sharing; I voted "Up" and "Awesome".

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 10, 2012:

Thanks for reading Paddy Boy. Imagine her shock if you suddenly became a metrosexual. That would be interesting..LOL! Thank you for reading. It is always good to see you!

PADDYBOY60 from Centreville Michigan on January 10, 2012:

I guess I would have to say that I am the cowboy type. I love animals. I don't mind getting dirty, and I probably wouldn't comb my hair much, if I had any. Through all this, my wife still puts up with me.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on January 03, 2012:

Hi Fenn,

Thank you for your comment. I agree that instincts lead us in our choices of what is attractive or not. That is a great way to put it. I think woman reject the feminity of the metrosexual. Great idea!

Fenn on January 03, 2012:

I thought this article was hilarious and also very true. It definitely is in the instincts of certain people to be attracted to a specific kind of significant other! Thanks for sharing tammyswallow.

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on January 01, 2012:

me too Tammy. Thanks!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 31, 2011:


I would ask you if you are a really strong woman.. Many of us very strong women don't tend to attract the cowboy/ protective types because we get sucked into the weaker men who actually flock to us. If this is the case, you may want to LET someone be protective of you. I wish you the best of luck in finding him and I am glad to see you!

H C Palting from East Coast on December 31, 2011:

I'm still searching for my protective and strong man...

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 30, 2011:

You are a lucky man Justin! I am glad you two found each other.

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on December 30, 2011:

Tammy, she certainly is gorgeous :-)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 27, 2011:

Hi Alastar Packer,

Interesting comment.. I am not quite sure if Elvis would be a metro. He was a groomed celebrity.. I guess the catsuits would make him a metro. Good question. Enjoy the cowboy salon!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 27, 2011:

Hi Silvergenes.. I guess here I am a minority because I have never watched an episode of Sex in The City or Friends.. it is just not appealing to me. Now.. Captain Jack Sparrow.. definatley NOT metro.. that is cute.. you like Pirates.. I think he is his own category. Thank you for that discussion prompting comment!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 27, 2011:

Thanks Ardie. I think it is important that we as women work to not "feminize" men also.. suggesting mani's and pedi's. Thanks for your response!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 27, 2011:

Realhousewife, it is sad and true.. All the good men are married, gay, broke, or metros.. lol. There is nothing better than a strong rugged man. Good for you for marrying one!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 27, 2011:

Good one suburbanpoet. If only more men felt this way.. :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 27, 2011:

Cute stricklydating.. I agree with you 100% A man should look like a man. Thanks for reading!

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on December 27, 2011:

So, the social and advert engineers have finally wrought up the metro-person. Your hub has got me to thinking about something Tammy; would Elvis have been considered a metrosexual today? Now, off to the salon, uh, make that the cowboy saloon.

SilverGenes on December 27, 2011:

This was fun to read! I'm in the minority here but that wouldn't be the first time LOL. I love smart men who can make me laugh and it doesn't matter if they are deliciously country (Aiden on Sex & the City-wow!) or manicured and elegant like David Beckham (he made the top 10 metrosexual list). There is nothing quite as sexy as a confident man who is comfortable with himself and his sexuality - but then again, I love Captain Jack Sparrow too LOL ;-)

Sondra from Neverland on December 27, 2011:

"However, I wouldn't change any of this about him. He is all man, rugged, hairy, uncompromising, strong, and not to mention.. HOT!"

Amen sista! I don't want someone who goes out for a manicure with me each week and waxes his chest...gross. Thank goodness for the non-metro man :D Great hub!

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on December 27, 2011:

Tammy - you are a girl after my own heart! I love those Long Tall Texans! I have a thing for cowboys - which goes against the grain because I am a real Indian:) lol Also - I lived in Texas for a short (fun!) time and so I admire Texan gentlemen...I live in St. Louis now and so it is very hard to find a cowboy. When I first met my husband - I was looking down and he had some fine cowboy boots on with suit pants.....LOL! Married that sucker!

Mark Lecuona from Austin, Texas on December 27, 2011:

Back at 'cha!

StrictlyQuotes from Australia on December 27, 2011:

Spot on! I totally agree. When it comes to dating, I'm not looking for a metrosexual man. Eeek! My pet hate is when men shave their arms and legs.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 18, 2011:

Thank you Suburban Poet.. you are so funny.. I love Paula Cole's song: "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone".. The integrity, values, and the GRIT are what matter. Thank you for reading!

Mark Lecuona from Austin, Texas on December 18, 2011:

Well alrighty then... I think I'm the man for you... Oh wait... you already have one. That's cool... my Cowboy boots still fit me quite well thank you....

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 13, 2011:

Hi Leroy,

It is nice when people can be themselves.. not high falooting.. All that matters if you are a cowboy at heart, which is basically uncomplicated, authentic, strong and have a sense of what is really important in life. It is always a pleasure to see you!

Brian L. Powell from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff) on December 13, 2011:

That's a relief. I could never do what it takes to be a metrosexual. During the late seventies I walked into my junior high school restroom and saw seven guys wearing platform shoes lined up at the mirror with blow dryers and hair spray all going at once. It was sooo wrong. It was plain tee shirts, sneakers, jeans, and messed up hair for me from then on. I later learned the value of short hair. Too bad I am in no way a cowboy. You have to earn those boots. Oh well, no one is perfect.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 13, 2011:

Hi V, it is nice that they are groomed and smell good. That part isn't bad.. they do spend a lot of time on their looks and if they look at themselves more than their chicks, that just isn't good. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

V Qisya on December 13, 2011:

Interesting! I find metrosexual guys attractive in a way they carry themselves well. But, they spent too much on their looks and that really turns me off :D

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 13, 2011:

That is neat Justin! I just think if a person dresses and acts preppy, they loose a lot of their authenticity. I LOVE quirky, orgininal people who don't try to impress others. It looks like you and your GEORGEOUS wife by the way, are so much fun. Thank you for stopping by!

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on December 13, 2011:

Im not a cowboy but I'm certainly no metro. I think it's a stupid look. My wife and I, when we dress up, we usually go out in the style of the 30's and 40's, and people comment and such. I almost always have a fedora :-)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 13, 2011:

Hi there Mamadrama! I bet holidays are interesting at your house. You crack me up.. I love your quote. Any man that spends more time on his hair then we do.. metrosexual.. Thanks for the laugh!

Mamadrama from Upstate NY on December 13, 2011:

I could NOT agree with you more! I have twin brothers, who are metrosexual.. which is funny, because I am not overly girly. I am married to a cowboy and couldn't agree more that cowboys are WAY more attractive. I do not want to fight with my husband over the bathroom mirror.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on November 22, 2011:

Hi Hyphenbird,

I like manly men too. Most girls don't wax their! Well said. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on November 21, 2011:

Oh yes. Cowboys and men who are not afraid to get their hands dirty are for me. I love me a cowboy or two. Ahem. I am back on track here now.

Did that lady say her son in law waxes his eyebrows?! Wow, I cannot imagine. I like a well dressed man who knows when to kick off the loafers and put on the workboots. What a great Hub.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on November 21, 2011:

Thank you gee gee. I think we can all agree it just isn't right to have to share our mirrors and grooming supplies with our men!

geegee77 from The Lone Star State!! on November 21, 2011:

I could swear your'e talking about my son-in-law he's the definition of metrosexual, he even waxes his eyebrows, omg oh well he's a nice guy & all but Im with sunshine I'll take a cowboy anyday great hub:) ge

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on November 15, 2011:

Hi WD,

I would never guess there were cowboys in! I say once a cowboy/ bad boy.. always a bad boy! Thank you for that!

WD Curry 111 from Space Coast on November 14, 2011:

Stand by your man. You would like it in Florida . . . there are more working cowboys than any other state. I used to be a 'bad boy', now I am just a washed up old surfer. I do yard work and grow my own.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on November 13, 2011:


Thanks for stopping by. It is always good to be yourself and dress and act in a way that is most comfortable with you. Good luck with the dating and thank you for stopping by..

CurrenteCalamo on November 13, 2011:

My college housemate was a metro, and his influences admittedly stuck with me for some time, but I'm beginning to part with them (sigh, it's been seven years). This article is a nice perspective as I look to get myself back into the dating scene. Thanks!

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