What books and movies have helped you define what it means to be a man? [more inside]
Do really good looking guys ever ask for the numbers of women they don't know? [more inside]
We've been going out for three months and suddenly he's starting to freak out. He's got all the symptoms of the classic cold feet you see in the movies. Our relationship is still very new but good, and loving, but he's building up all this irrational stress about being in a committed relationship is cutting off his options and he's afraid he'll hurt me because he can't trust himself if he's tempted. [more inside]
Should I respond to this guy's text message or ignore him? [more inside]
Where can I find a somewhat casual, good quality blue blazer made of cotton, linen, or a cotton/linen blend? [more inside]
What was the music from the Men of Honor trailer and from the WaterWorld live show opening? [more inside]
Calling all stylists: Good male hair styling product for medium-longish, thick, dry, frizzy hair? [more inside]
Please (re?)name my texting/facebook/email-based, safer sex outreach program aimed at men who love men! [more inside]
I am looking for non sticky/oily/shiny facial cream with high sun protection (15 SPF or higher) that I can apply every morning before I leave home. [more inside]
Can you recommend some stylish men's shoes in brown and black for a graduate student with a variety of needs? [more inside]
Is there a men's version of Curves Fitness? [more inside]
Testosterone test results, what's the deal here? [more inside]
John Cusack and Lori Gottlieb are kind of stressing me out a tiny bit and leading to some messy, anxiety-filled thinking. [more inside]
In all of fiction and literature, what's the best (or any) example of a male character thinking furiously about baseball, algebra etc. in a desperate attempt to postpone his orgasm? [more inside]
Strange, and admittedly not a big problem, but it's starting to worry me: No guy has ever displayed any interest in me. What should I do? [more inside]
What is the noticeable difference between a $100 pair of men's dress shoes and a $500 pair of men's dress shoes? I wear standard, department store $100 dress shoes to work every day (I used to wear Cole Haan; now I wear Johnston & Murphy). When the $100 shoe soles wear out, I have them re-soled. They do end up looking beat-up fairly quickly, even with polishing. I have been told that, if I spend more money on the shoes, they will last longer and the investment will be worth it. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good fitness DVD (yes, those New Year ones), but for males? [more inside]
How can I help my husband host a successful "guys' weekend" at our house? What are the partner's typical obligations when friends of only spouse are visiting? [more inside]
What are the origins of "the straight woman with a gay best friend" cliché? [more inside]
Another "what book is this" query relating to a sci-fi book from the late 80s/early 90s concerning a society wherein the sexes live in different compounds and the males engage in ultra-violent rituals and war-type activities. [more inside]
I'm 27 and single. I've never had a serious boyfriend. Just throwing that out there. My brother is 24. Our 1st cousins are visiting for Christmas. One of them is male and 19, the other is female and 16. Tonight we somehow got into a huge discussion about relationships. Basically my brother and cousin (the 19-year-old) were making the following points: [more inside]
I have come to realize that I have a hard time empathizing with men, and it’s making it very hard to even begin to look for a satisfying male relationship, romantic or otherwise. [more inside]
BookRecommendationFilter: I'm looking for the Jane Austen of the modern man. [more inside]
Little known facts about men [more inside]
Why do male porn actors so often wear socks and shoes while otherwise naked in adult movies? It's true that high heels are prevalent among the females but at least one could argue there's some aesthetic point to that. The guys' choice of footwear, meanwhile, is nearly always awful. Is there a practical or cultural reason for the men wearing socks, shoes and sometimes hats and sunglasses?
Help me find images of handsome, manly men in white sweaters. I'm trying to convince my husband that a white sweater is as versatile as his dour browns, blacks and grays. If they are layered with shirts under or jackets over, all the better. Thank you!
I think I self-diagnosed that my shampoo has been causing minor to moderate acne on my forehead and near my front hair line for sometime. Should I substantially reduce my shampoo usage (and not smell as nice), or are there more natural shampoos I should experiment with? I am a man with short hair. [more inside]
Heterosexual male in his early 30s after a long-term relationship finds himself not really interested in the opposite sex. Is this normal? [more inside]
difficult gift shopping filter: Help me find books, toys, comics, music, etc that provide a broad, varying, and largely non-traditional view of masculinity for my little brother, who is absolutely nothing like me or anyone else in our family. More details than necessary inside! [more inside]
What are the best online or print resources in English language about lifestyle and individuality of soshoku-danshi (grass-eating/herbivore men)? Not looking for news articles, thanks!
Men with short hair: what hair product do you use to style your hair on a daily basis, if any? [more inside]
Would it even be possible to pursue a friendship, or a good idea, for that matter? [more inside]
Can you recommend interesting men's shoe makers? I really (really!) like a lot of Cydwoq shoes, and some Fluevog's. I dislike shoes styled after athletic shoes or old track spikes. I'm most interested in learning about high style, relatively unusual shoes. They can be dress or casual. [more inside]
Paris help: I am organising a weekend for a group of men in Paris in mid October. We're arriving Friday night, staying at a hostel on rue Mouffetard, doing some activities on the Saturday and heading home Sunday night. I need some advice on locations... and activities... and everything... [more inside]
Looking for an article regarding the fact that single men are responsible for more social breakthroughs than are married men/fathers. [more inside]
My Disgusting Body And You: For reasons I can't divulge, I will be appearing nude in public come November. What can I do in a month so I look my naked best? I don't have a gym and really can't afford one, and my time is going to be pretty tight for the first two weeks in October... [more inside]
I'm sartorially clueless. How would you describe this kind of shirt? It's a "dress shirt", sure, but how would you specify the fabric and cut (particularly that type of collar)? Here is another example. I'm looking to buy some shirts like these but when I go to department stores I can only find this sort of thing - which is cut completely differently and uses an extremely thin fabric. Help me articulate the differences.
Recommend unique, affordable men's clothing resale stores in Manhattan or Brooklyn? Hipster ok, or vintage. I'm looking mainly for short- and long-sleeve collared shirts.
How do men's patterns of sexual attraction change as they age? That is, are older guys really attracted to older partners, or are they just being polite/settling for what they can get? [more inside]
Men's suit-filter: Went to the tailor to get a couple of my suit jackets looked at. They told me that it wasn't that the shoulder was too tight (which I'd thought was the problem), but it was that the there wasn't enough room in the sleeve, in the area around my triceps. And upon opening up the inside of the sleeve, the tailor pronounced that there wasn't enough fabric to make the sleeve significantly bigger. Is there any way around this? Thanks MeFites!
How do I identify and meet women interested in a one night stand? [more inside]
Mad Men TV Commercial Tune [more inside]
Which recording of "Cup of Loneliness" is used at the end of Mad Men season 2 episode 12, "The Mountain King", and where can I get it? [more inside]
I really like the smell of American Crew haircare products, the gel in particular. Does anyone know where (or if) a replica line of products is available?
Can I use a depilatory cream on my male genitals? or Non-sharp ball hair removal suggestions. [more inside]
I have been watching the AMC series Mad Men (set in NYC office setting around 1960) and it made me wonder. Just how accurately does it portray the professional workplace of the period? (Ubiquitous smoking, drinking, degrading comments to women and overt flirting, etc.). In particular, was it ever considered normal to keep a stocked bar in every office/conference room? I realize things are exaggerated for TV and to contrast with today’s norms... but generally speaking was it really this bad back then? I guess I am looking for responses from those who are familiar with the TV show and worked in an office in this timeframe.
How accurate are the media portrayals of young people engaging in risky sexual behaviors? [more inside]
Where to meet and make friends with real men? [more inside]
Anyone who has been to Australia or talked to any Australian males (sometimes females) will know they frequently call people they have never met before or even people they're angry with: "mate". What other expressions of universal male bonding are used in other countries?
Are relationships a zero sum game? Is there such a thing as a happy compromise? [more inside]