MetroSexual ... MachoSexual ...
Usually I'm attracted to anything I can analyze and anything that has sexual in the title, but this may be the exception.
Lately there've been attempts at delineating, defining the heterosexual male. (Homosexual males get a surfeit of how, why, when, where. They must be sick of it.)
But heterosexual males have generally kept a very quiet profile (about who they are). (I mean, other than being the dominant force in our culture.) I like that low-key approach.
UrbanDictionary does provide a number of definitions for the recent MetroSexual Male phenomenon. #6: "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."
Another heterosexual male subset: MachoSexual. Wikipedia does not yet have a definition for MachoSexual (feel free to add your own) but I assume it is the regular heterosexual type of guy.
When regular guy (read: Jim) is asked whether he regards himself as machosexual, he says, "I regard myself as a Patriots' fan."
Some things can be overanalyzed and this is one of them.
For some reason, I like men to stay a secret. They've been a mystery to me since I realized they were basically very different from my kind, women.
But they seem to be creatures of tangibility, they like solid things ... things that appear as they are. Skip the subtext.
And I don't need to know their motivation, I just like to see them in action. That seems the most natural state for a male, active. They're fun to watch and that's how I find them most attractive. I feel great affection when I can glimpse them out of the side of my eyes, when they don't know I'm watching, as they work, or make, or do, or repair.
In motion, that's a very male thing. I like that.
*This post is a tribute to Jim, who brought his cholesterol down from 342 (gasp) to 198. Very proud of you.