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What does "metro-sexual" mean?

The word "metro-sexual" has been used a lot in the past few years. But what does it really mean? The term tends to be used to describe urban males who are fastidious about their grooming, but does it mean more than this--such as a philosophy or an attitude? Is it a male only thing, or can women be ":metro-sexual" also?


 


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RGirl
posted 2-Feb-2006 12:44am  
Guys can dress & behave a bit more effeminate than they could before & still be straight.
was_Frostbrand
posted 2-Feb-2006 12:46am  
My understanding of the term is a striaght guy secure enough in his sexuality to enagge in acitivtes that are sen by many as being stereotypically "gay," i.e. exfoliating or enjoying musicials. One could almost call me a metro in light of the fact that i cry like a baby during Rent, but the fact is my skin is awful.  * wink *
darkshadowsseeker
posted 2-Feb-2006 12:55am  
I have no idea. I've only heard the term in passing.
FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 2-Feb-2006 1:01am  
Boiled down to its essence, the term refers to a single man who loves to indulge and pamper himself -- going against the stereotype of men as boorish slobs with questionable grooming habits.
patarnone
posted 2-Feb-2006 1:31am  
Is it a yuppie thing? Preppy maybe? Unisex?

Hell if I know.
patarnone
(reply to was_Frostbrand) posted 2-Feb-2006 1:37am  
> My understanding of the term is a striaght guy
> secure enough in his sexuality to enagge in acitivtes
> that are sen by many as being stereotypically
> "gay," i.e. exfoliating or enjoying musicials.
> One could almost call me a metro in light of the
> fact that i cry like a baby during Rent, but the
> fact is my skin is awful.  * wink *

What the hell does "exfoliate" mean? Is that what the Romans did to scrape the body scum off after a soak in the bath?

How about listening to The Sound of Music while someone of the opposite sex operates the skin scrapper?
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 2-Feb-2006 1:52am  
I think of it as having to do with straight men who conform to certain gay stereotypes in some ways, particularly as concerns personal attire and grooming.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 2-Feb-2006 1:53am  
Any man who is a subject on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, for instance, becomes a metro-sexual by default.
FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 2-Feb-2006 1:55am  
> Any man who is a subject on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, for instance,
> becomes a metro-sexual by default.

 * laughing out loud * It's a given.  * evil smile *
jduPres
posted 2-Feb-2006 1:59am  
I don't know.
cloudhugger Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 2-Feb-2006 2:09am  
Metro-sexual is oh so nineties. It is no longer popular with men wanting to be cookie cutter images to fade into the urban setting. Like a cowboy out west, or a cheerleader in high school.
Iseult
posted 2-Feb-2006 3:38am  
Gay-wannabe.
longhaultrucker
posted 2-Feb-2006 3:53am  
 * ? *  * ? *
FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Iseult) posted 2-Feb-2006 4:32am  
> Gay-wannabe.

 * laughing out loud *  * laughing out loud *
kirst
posted 2-Feb-2006 5:29am  
I only consider guys to be metro. I used to always call a friend's husband "metro". He was one of the biggest Kiehl's customers in Hong Kong...was invited to all of their events. Very concerned about his clothes, his appearance, went for facials, etc. I was wrong, though, as it turned out he wasn't metro. He left her last year for another man.
FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kirst) posted 2-Feb-2006 7:24am  
 * laughing out loud *
Zang
posted 2-Feb-2006 7:32am  
Madison Avenue's neologism for "fop". Nothing particularly sexual about it.
FordGuy Survey Central Subscriber Gold Qualifier
posted 2-Feb-2006 9:18am  
People having sex on the Metro?
Hans
posted 2-Feb-2006 12:55pm  
(misprint for "hetero-sexual"?) Never seen that word.
CGTREE
posted 2-Feb-2006 2:45pm  
Look it up.!!
teatree
posted 2-Feb-2006 3:06pm  
Not a clue. I've heard people use the term, but I've never had enough interest in finding out what it means.
verouge
posted 2-Feb-2006 5:08pm  
"metro" is a type of train,
"sexual" deal with sex.
so, it's either the "SEXY TRAIN" or "Sex In Train"!!!

 * laughing out loud *
verouge
(reply to was_Frostbrand) posted 2-Feb-2006 5:13pm  
> My understanding of the term is a striaght guy secure enough in his
> sexuality to enagge in acitivtes that are sen by many as being stereotypically
> "gay," i.e. exfoliating or enjoying musicials. One could almost call
> me a metro in light of the fact that i cry like a baby during Rent,
> but the fact is my skin is awful.  * wink *


I like your "understanding", in fact I see it a MUCH bit logic.

Sometimes I think I am too a "a striaght guy secure enough in his sexuality to enagge in acitivtes that are sen by many as being stereotypically "gay," " and I have no problem in doing such activity, because at the end I know that I am straight and I know what and whom I want.
Iseult
posted 2-Feb-2006 5:57pm  
Let me add that it is opposite to Retrosexual.

Retrosexual is a 'manly man' who does 'manly' stuff and is not concerned with clothes and apparence. It is pretty much rhying word play.
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 2-Feb-2006 7:01pm  
It's an adjective, not a philosophy or an attitude. It means a certain type of gender-role bending... I've only seen it applied to men.
bcollins
posted 2-Feb-2006 7:19pm  
I don't know or care for that matter.
ultamate
posted 2-Feb-2006 8:09pm  
my son says it's a closet case.
 * ? * I have no idea myself.
LindaH Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 2-Feb-2006 8:53pm  
Hey! I can play that game!

Domosexual: Those who sic Domo-kun on the kittens.

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FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 2-Feb-2006 8:56pm  
<---------------- suddenly a masterbating fool
LindaH Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to FauxLo) posted 2-Feb-2006 8:58pm  
Solo! Think of the kittens!!! Think of the kittens!!!

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FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 2-Feb-2006 8:59pm  
<------------- suddenly wishes he had TWO penises!
LindaH Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to FauxLo) posted 2-Feb-2006 9:02pm  
Oh those poor kitties
LindaH Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to FauxLo) posted 2-Feb-2006 9:03pm  
Is that why they call you "Solo"?
FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 2-Feb-2006 9:07pm  
The jury is still out on that one. I'm still inclined to think it was all one really mean and f*c&ed up joke against me.  * winking raspberry *
LindaH Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to FauxLo) posted 2-Feb-2006 9:12pm  
Where did your user name come from? People didn't really call you Solo to be mean, did they?
FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 2-Feb-2006 9:14pm  
Solo is my real name in real life. My user name came from Solo being taken, so I tried a couple more LO's at the end and it worked.

As for them doing it to be mean, you decide. Solo is Samoan and means towel or rag.  * poker face *
LindaH Gold Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to FauxLo) posted 2-Feb-2006 9:20pm  
Is it a common Samoan name?
FauxLo Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to LindaH) posted 2-Feb-2006 9:22pm  
It's an Americanized version of a longer name, but it's still messed up.
nihon
posted 3-Feb-2006 3:16am  
I was thinking something along the lines of someone who commits sexual acts on the metro...am I wrong?
mve17
posted 3-Feb-2006 7:45am  
look at you, you're cool, you're metrosexual
with your collar up and perfect messy hair
well I hope your girlfriend tells you you're original
because you aren't the only one
southernyankee
posted 3-Feb-2006 1:23pm  
A metro-sexual is pretty much a straight dude "stealing" the gay culture. Sort of like the equvilant of suburban white boys pretending to be gansta.
busybaker
posted 3-Feb-2006 3:43pm  
Don't know. I've never heard of the word before now.
hypersky
posted 3-Feb-2006 8:43pm  
Metrosexual is a marketing term that is so last Tuesday. Meant to describe the grooming-obsessed hetero male of the species, the very use of the term "metrosexual" implies that the subject could, in fact, be gay.
cerealkiller Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 4-Feb-2006 1:22am  
I have no frickin' idea. I never hear that term used around here.
Enigma
posted 4-Feb-2006 11:24am  
It means pretty much the extinction of any man I personally find attractive.
Enigma
posted 4-Feb-2006 11:28am  
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gambler
posted 4-Feb-2006 6:17pm  
Never heard the term, ergo I cannot comment
caviartaste
posted 4-Feb-2006 7:22pm  
I think it's pretty much a squeaky straight male who likes pedi's and mani's, gets his eyebrows done and probably has white sheets on his bed. I even know one whose such a clean freak that all of his furniture is exactly one foot out from the wall - all the way around the room "so he can clean easily behind it."
autumnlight
posted 5-Feb-2006 12:10pm  
Never heard of the phrase.
ahcmed
posted 6-Feb-2006 2:59pm  
having sex in a metro
Maarten
posted 10-Feb-2006 3:44pm  
It was a fahion thing (example: David 'I'm too dumb to poop' Beckham) and I've heard it's over already.
goofy34
posted 17-Feb-2006 10:39am  
Do not understand the meaning or how it is used.
eloradanan
posted 4-Jun-2006 1:14pm  
I don't know.
Liss
posted 2-Jul-2008 6:59pm  
My brother.
Dunno
posted 20-Feb-2012 9:08pm  
The answer is really quite simple. We're all born with a feminine and a masculine side, and obviously what ever gender we are genetically - is the more dominant side.
A metro sexual is a person who has explored the opposing gender within his/her self. And Wether he/she chooses to express that in terms of appearance and lifestyle is really just a choice and has nothing to do with how much money he/she has to spend on it.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 18-Oct-2012 3:28pm  
Someone I work with is pretty metrosexual.
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