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A new name for something quite old. Men with taste & style who know about fashion, art, and culture have always existed. In past centuries, these kinds of men were in the uppercrust of society (more leisure time). Technology has enabled men with more leisure time, so less wealthy males can now fuss over their looks and aesthetics almost as much as women. An American Metrosexual is like your average European male. In France or Italy, men can be manly and work on cars and know about art and fashion at the same time. They are cool with that and don't need some special name for the less "masculine" side. In the U.S. we think men all have to be eithrt dumb gorillas or homosexuals. There is some grey area! There is an emphasis on not being pretentious in america that itself becomes a kind of pretentiousness. Men who dabble in vanity or in lofty romantic concerns seem less like men when in fact, they are probably better lovers to women than their traditional counterpart.
James Bond is very metro in a lot of ways. He aint no sissy but he has excellent taste.
by siglosecreto July 31, 2005
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You might be "metrosexual" if:

1. You just can't walk past a Banana Republic store without making a purchase.

2. You own 20 pairs of shoes, half a dozen pairs of sunglasses, just as many watches and you carry a man-purse.

3. You see a stylist instead of a barber, because barbers don't do highlights.

4. You can make her lamb shanks and risotto for dinner and Eggs Benedict for breakfast... all from scratch.

5. You only wear Calvin Klein boxer-briefs.

6. You shave more than just your face. You also exfoliate and moisturize.

7. You would never, ever own a pickup truck.

8. You can't imagine a day without hair styling products.

9. You'd rather drink wine than beer... but you'll find out what estate and vintage first.

10. Despite being flattered (even proud) that gay guys hit on you, you still find the thought of actually getting intimate with another man truly repulsive.
"Some people think he's gay, but he's actually metrosexual."
by Russ January 01, 2004
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Males who are concerned with their looks more than the average female. A metrosexual generally takes a signifigant amount of time in the bathroom "grooming" themselves before going out. They often get quite upset or even aggressive when their hair is touched, and refuse to go outside in the rain. Spiked bleached hair and tan skin is common among metrosexuals, but it is not necessary. A metrosexual can be gay, but they often are not.

Also called prettyboy, fruity, or foppish.
Those guys with the Mark McGrath haircuts are such metrosexuals!
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metro sexual is a modern enlighted, sort of renaissance man. Secure and confident, capable and cool, typically well educated and stylish. Heterosexual with a twist,not gay by any means,but he prob. has a few gay friends,can easily be mistaken for gay by rednecks and jock types. the only straight guy in a fabric store or antique shop who is not being dragged there by a woman.
the men who actually watch Queer Eye for style tips
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A normally straight male who possesses qualities of a gay male without being attracted to men. A metro often appreciates the finer things in life and enjoys making himself look good; be it through styling his hair or wearing fashionable clothes.
Person 1: "Is he gay"

Person 2: "No, he does dress well, but he has a wife"

Person 1: "Oh, he must be metro then"
by Monde June 24, 2005
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When a blind person thinks you're straight, and a deaf person thinks you're gay.
My grandma told me I look gay, but my sister told her I'm just metrosexual.
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A man who understands that women do not enjoy a smelly, dirty, nasty, sick, womanizing, egotistical, red-neck and wants to make themself look and feel good. Also understands that you can love having sex with women, and look/smell good at the same time.
Red-necks should take metro-sexuals advice and wash their body more than once a week so they can get a girl with more than one tooth.
by Eric KC D. May 09, 2005
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