I can change a tyre, change the oil etc, but as far as doing something like putting up shelves in the kitchen, fuggedit.
I don't know a phillips hammer from a claw screwdriver.
So, if you had to choose only one type of man to be in love with, only one type to spend the rest of your life being around, which would it be? So, if you had to choose between the two extremes, what would you choose? I'd be a little sad, though, as 'making love' isn't really my cup of tea.
Keep in mind, your manly man, while being able to fix your car, chop some firewood, and defend your honor if need be, will also be dirty. I understand some women like a big, strong man to be a little dirty and sweaty from time to time..a dirty, sweaty man 24x7? You can't take him anyplace nice to eat, as all he wears are torn t-shirts and dirty jeans. If I had to choose between the two extremes, I'd choose the latter. That's because we're forced to choose between the two extremes (and I'd also go with the majority - showers are an absolute necessity).
Harimad-sol, will travel for geek boys I disagree with the definition of a "manly man" having poor hygiene. The five food groups are beer, meat, meat, bear, and meat.
A "real" man takes care of his tools, and his body is the most important tool he owns. He's got a whole line of paper towels named after him! I do shower because if I don't then I will offend myself long before I offend anybody else.
Really, to think that a guy who does manual labor doesn't shower the second he gets home is one of the silliest things I've ever heard. I've always found it amusing all the women on the SDMB who claim to be attracted to nerds and geeks. And yet the nerds and geeks all have so much trouble getting women. I've always found it amusing all the women on the SDMB who claim to be attracted to nerds and geeks. And yet the nerds and geeks all have so much trouble getting women.
But hey, I guess the poll had to skew for the metrosexual somehow, and that was the easiest way. Regarding the metrosexual, you forgot to add that he won't kill any bugs or deal with any pests..have to kill the giant spider, because he's more afraid than you are. Is it that the nerds and the geeks have somehow magically all been born in different cities from where the women who love them were born? Is it that the nerds and the geeks have somehow magically all been born in different cities from where the women who love them were born?
Someone who liked to read, could hold an interesting and witty conversation, someone passionate about something other than sports or haircare. Faerie Beth Hmmm..thread has become more beneficial for me than I realized. I can always lure him into the shower with promises of primal animal-like love and then scrub him head to toe! I don't understand the basic concept of manly men not showering. They work as mechanics, construction workers, landscapers, athletes, and other such sweat-inducing jobs.
I can't imagine getting stuck with either of the men the OP lists. The part about going for days without showering, though, tips the scales to the metro-extreme. That being said, I will always choose option C as presented by Scribble. Ladies, come one, come all: get your hunk of nerd love from bouv! Whereas you can't turn a metrosexual into the former, when need be. Not one man on the planet has ever gone to a day of work like those mentioned and come home without immediately showering.
Who would want some grunting, reeking, beer-filled hulk of testosterone poisoning? What makes you think a working man doesn't wash, read or think? Horn-rimmed glasses, acne, buck-teeth, annoying laugh, no social skills whatsoever, and daethly afraid of all human contact not intermediated through a computer. What makes you think a working man doesn't wash, read or think?
And I certainly can't see myself with any guy who's more interested in not chipping his nails than he is about figuring out how his car's engine works. I think we need to add a third choice, but, going with our 'extreme theme', the option is 'nerd-to-the-max.' None of this cute and addorable nerd stuff a la Toby Mc Guire. However, he will happily go places..long as those places are the movies, inrernet-cafe, or some similarly dark place where little talking is involved. Testride, I don't think the OP meant to imply that clearly masculine men don't wash, read or think.
(I, for one, will pick learning about the engine over keeping my manicure perfect any day of the week. He is usually clean, though sometimes a full day and night of gaming can give him some off smells, but he will gladly shower. I'd bet that everyone on these boards knows better than that.