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Retrosexual Men and the Women Who Love Them

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:27am

A new book offering relationship help is coming to America!  It will cross the Atlantic from the United Kingdom, land on our shores, and insist that the time has come for men to be real men. 

Enough with men learning how to be caring, sensitive males, asserts Dave Besley, author of “The Retrosexual Manual.”  It is time for men to be true to themselves and quit pandering to the women in their lives!

What is Retrosexual?

Dave’s book has a particularly British feel as he calls retrosexual men “blokes” and metrosexual men “prats.”  In a short amount of time, a reader can have the colloquialisms down and get the man’s point. 

Dave is a man on a mission.  He says the change men have surrendered to during the past two decades has been like a “social osmosis.”  Making men feel like half-men, half women, they have become “strange, uncomfortable beings whose self-esteem has been eroded, whose needs had been ignored and desires suppressed.” 

Tired of being asked to be a metrosexual male himself, Dave decided to fight back.  In “The Retrosexual Manual,” Dave encourages men to be tough and dominant as he says they were designed to be.  Using the success of his own relationship as an example, Dave asserts that the retrosexual male is the kind of man women truly desire.  

What Kind of Man Do Women Really Want?

In case you missed the news when the term “metrosexual” male became popular within the past few years, a metrosexual male is a man who gives a lot of attention to his appearance in terms of clothes, hair and skin care products, even indulging in facials and visits to spas. 

The metrosexual male was the result of the feminist pendulum swinging to its widest point for those men who worked hard to be everything their women wanted.  Dave calls these types of men a woman’s perfect accessory.  In such a man, she has a male best friend and confidant with whom she can have sex.

In spite of Dave Besley’s in-your-face approach, the pendulum swinging back to center for both men and women is a breath of fresh air.  I do not think we need to return to the romantic relationships of the 1950’s and 60’s, as he suggests. 

I do believe we have arrived at a place where equality of the sexes embraces men and women loving themselves and each other enough to embrace their differences as well as their similarities…

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