Earlier this month, the popular food website AllRecipes.com launched a guys-only version called ManTestedRecipes.com. According to a press release, the site caters to “the unique food interests and preferences of male cooks” and hopes to be “a virtual man-cave where men can talk about food.” After checking out some of the recipes, however, we were a little surprised. A “Guilt-less” Sugar-Free & Fat-Free Frappuccino? To make up for that decidedly non-masculine option, there’s plenty of steak and potatoes. (The names these boys give their dishes are hilarious — “Eat-able Skin Baked Potatoes” and “Easy Yet Complex Steak Marinade” are two of my personal favorites.) Can a testosterone-packed cooking site get men to spend more time in the kitchen? Hopefully — though you may or may not want to eat what they serve up. [Man Tested Recipes] Keep reading »
Woman’s Day published an article this week on 10 things women do that turn men off, like “second-guessing our instincts,” and “RSVPing for them.” The male author explains in his intro, “Don’t think of this list as the 10 things we dislike about you. Think of it more as the 10 things that will bring us closer together … by you not doing them.” OK, fine. We’ll stop turning you off, if you stop turning us off. After the jump, check out six things we’d love for men to stop doing (in the interest of being closer, of course). Keep reading »
Do you rock at trivia? Listen to the music on your iPod with big, “Natalie Portman in ‘Garden State’” headphones? Have a slight lisp? Guess what? Guys — or at least the guys at Asylum — find those qualities hot. We appreciate that they took the time to ruminate on these oh-so randomly inexplicable sexy qualities. So, in return, we’ve put together a list of 25 guys we find hot, though we don’t quite know why … Keep reading »
A recent issue of a woman’s magazine instructed their readers to date “nerds.”
The article read like it was written by a bunch of mean girl anthropologists in little black dresses who just discovered a whole new species of men. They seemed so happy to find guys who weren’t smug investment bankers, aging jocks, or sociopathic musicians.
But by their definition, a nerd is a scrawny, wheezing, socially awkward savant utterly devoted to any woman who pays him even the slightest attention. That’s not a nerd. That’s a Mole Person. A shut-in with Mommy issues. Human veal.
Allowing these sorority girl scribblers to explain nerds is like asking a Klingon to explain The Force. I am qualified to characterize what a nerd is, namely because I am a nerd. [Obviously. -- Editor Amelia] An alpha nerd. I love what I love, and I own it. An alpha nerd can love Lord of the Rings, and the company of women. The two are not mutually exclusive. Keep reading »
No offense to Amelia, but the kind of guys she has the hots for, like Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, are a little … how should I say this? Really wimpy looking. [Excuse me, have you seen Ryan's muscles? Whatevs. Great excuse to post his photo! -- Editor Amelia] They’re so pretty and winsome, they practically look like girls. But, of course, Amelia isn’t alone in her love for the pretty boys. Plenty of you also harbor celebrity crushes on Gosling and JGL, not to mention dudes like Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron. So, what gives? Why are so many modern day women going for the girly men instead of the type of square-jawed, rugged guys that captured women’s hearts in the days of yore? Keep reading »
Men and women behave differently when shopping for clothes. Women tend to take longer than men when picking out their wardrobes. I know, you’ve never heard this before. However, nobody really addresses the male thought process when shopping. It’s different from the way women think, sometimes bizarrely so. Here’s a look at what guys think during their clothes shopping excursions. Keep reading »