According to a new poll done by Esquire, it’s totally “normal” for guys cry regularly, avoid strip clubs, and (gasp!) use moisturizer at least once a month. A whopping 62% of respondents even expressed “little to no” interest in watching sports on TV. Turns out they prefer cooking shows. Based on these results, the pollsters have concluded that guys are becoming more sensitive. We’re not sure that the use of moisturizer and an obsession with “Chopped” equates to sensitivity, but we certainly can’t complain. We’ve been scoping out sensitive, ponytailed types since the ’90s. These days, their ponytails are gone, but they still like to curl up in a ball on the couch and have a good cry after watching “Blackfish.” Bless their mushy lil’ hearts, we wouldn’t have them any other way. Below, the pros — and a few cons — of having a sensitive dude in your life. Keep reading »
Dear Taco Dude,
First of all, I’d like to let you know that I feel your pain. While you were weathering the blizzard in Baltimore, I was also snowed in and hungry in New York City. It sucks to have a “shItty little hybrid douchemobile” that won’t make it to your neighborhood Taco Bell when it’s “snowing like a bitch outside” (not to mention the “few drinks too many” you’d thrown back), but dude, put yourself in my snow boots! Not only did I not have a ride in last night’s storm, I don’t own a car and getting a taxi in NYC would have been like an act of God. My hungry ass had to huff it, through the snowdrifts and gusts of icy wind, to the local bodega for whatever scraps I could find. A sad turkey sandwich. No tacos for me. Keep reading »
This here is Hugh Morrison. With his ewe and his border collie, he’s a contestant in a “Britain’s sexiest farmer” competition by Farmers Weekly magazine. It is sponsored by the sexily named Original Muck Boot Company. I can’t properly ascertain how sexy Hugh is underneath all those farm animals and layers of clothing. But I don’t doubt he’s got muscles for days from lifting hay bales in the barnyard. Three hundred sexy, sexy farmers entered the competition, but only one man and one woman will win. So vote before January 24th! How any of them smell is another story entirely. [Farmers Weekly, Daily Mail UK]
Apparently, we’ve totally misjudged what dudes do when they go to the bar. Watch sports? Sit in virtual silence with each other? Get shitcanned? Come home and vomit in the sink? Nope. Well, maybe sometimes. But in addition to that a new study done in Scotland found that men like to go the bar for more personal reasons. According to researchers men between the ages of 30 and 50 who regularly socialized at bars experienced positive boosts to their mental health. Not only did buying each other pints help middle-aged maintain their friendships, but researchers found that it also gave them a safe space to “open up and talk about their emotions.” Awwww shit. Busted, guys. Keep reading »
I am an attractive writer, divorced for almost four years. For as long as I can remember, I have never been at a loss for male attention. Since my separation, I have dated plenty of guys. But, the only guys I seem to attract who are not paralyzed by the idea of even commitment-lite are already married to someone else!
For my entire dating life, I have shied away from appearing needy, bitter, or desperate because those three qualities make my skin crawl. I have had a good number of great first dates where we seem to click on many levels. Yet, at some point, same guy will shift to texts and phone calls, evading a second or maybe third meet.
I am not ready to give up. I enjoy the company of men. And I do really want to be in a loving relationship with someone available. Especially since I had a 15 year marriage of convenience — for timing and “appropriateness” more than affection, sex, or love.
So, am I destined to be Kryptonite for commitment? Or can I change my game plan of appearing independent? – Beth
Beth, your email contains equal parts heartbreak and hope. In that order.
Commitment is the tragic ambition of all humans. We seek it constantly. We yearn for unconditional love. But when the wrong person asks it of US? Eww. Gross. Go away. Why the fuck do we do this to each other? Why do we take the risk of breaking our hearts, and those of others, over and over again, looking for this ineffable thing called commitment? Keep reading »
You know the type: single, smart, funny, cute … and totally terrified of even talking about getting serious. If you’ve ever heard yourself saying, “He’d be a good boyfriend but…” we’re on the same page.
Take Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan in the upcoming comedy “That Awkward Moment.” While their smooth pickup lines and rotating cast of bedmates would suggest otherwise, Jason, Daniel and Mikey are really big ol’ softies. Sound like any guys you’ve encountered in your dating travails? Thought so. Using these characters as examples, and assessing their pros and cons, let’s see how much boyfriend potential they really have. Keep reading »
This post is not meant to be ironic or satirical in any way. It is 100 percent genuine. We’ve been saving up a ton of nagging questions ever since we first found out about that secret treasure chest you’ve got stored between your thighs. In the past, we’ve been too shy to ask, but today’s the day we finally break our ballsack silence. We’re tired of wondering why your balls laugh when you do or if you’re being overly dramatic when we accidentally elbow your nuts. Here are all the things we want to know about your ballsacks… Keep reading »
Men have been dabbling in women’s lingerie, well, forever, but, for the most part, not so openly. Now, an Australian lingerie company called HommeMystere is making it mainstream for men to wear the same kind of lacy bras and panties that women do. HommeMystere’s collection includes bras, thongs and teddies that are relatively affordable (about $70 for a bra and panty set), “comfortable’”and “great for all day wear.” You can watch a video of dudes modeling said lingerie on the runway if you’re looking to kill some time. Or, just because. Keep reading »
Behold, Alexander Skarsgard sitting fully nude on a toilet in the middle of the South Pole in Antarctica. The Swedish actor stripped down to his birthday suit and pretended to take a pensive poop during his trek, this pic snapped by his Walking With The Wounded Challenge team guide. While I would never ever ever turn down a chance to gaze upon Alexander’s nude form, I’m concerned about the effect -30C temps could have on his penis. I don’t want frostbite to take the one remaining reason to watch “True Blood,” you know? [E! Online]
Right now, pretty much everyone I know is sick in bed with a cold, the flu, or some nasty stomach bug that turns your digestive system into mincemeat. Seriously, flu season is the worst. But did you know it’s particularly awful for men? That’s because men tend to react to sickness in very specific, very dramatic ways. Based on years of observations of brothers, dads, boyfriends, and friends, I’ve identified the 7 stages all sick men go through on their journey from first symptom back to wellness. They are as follows: Keep reading »