Monday, August 22, 2005

The Ubersexual By Lezah

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That whole metrosexual thing is so-o-o last year. Really. Turns out the latest, greatest thing is the ubersexual.

An ubersexual is defined as the “most attractive (not just physically), most dynamic and most compelling men of their generations. They are supremely confident (without being obnoxious), masculine, stylish and committed to uncompromising quality in all areas of life”, according to New York trendspotters Marian Salzman, Ira Matathia, and Amy O’Reilly in their new book ‘The Future of Men’ (to be published in September by Palgrave).

They go on: “Compared with the metrosexual, the ubersexual is more into relationships than self. He’s not sensual and not at all self-conscious. He dresses for himself more than others (choosing a consistent personal style over fashion fads). Like the metrosexual, the ubersexual enjoys shopping, but his approach is more focused; he shops for particular items that enhance his collection rather than shopping as entertainment (he has better things to do than hang out at the mall). His best friends are male; he doesn’t consider the women in his life ‘buddies’”.

Well, that all sounds very good: attractive, dynamic, confident, compelling, masculine, stylish, committed to quality, into relationships – what could be wrong with that? Sounds perfect, if you ask me. But then I looked at the examples that were given: George Clooney (okay, I guess I can live with that) and – wait a minute, here – Donald TRUMP??!!?? What the @#%&?!!!???

Good God, Donald Trump is the last person who springs to mind when I think of the word ‘attractive’ (what IS IT with that hair of his, anyway???); or being into relationships – emphasis on the plural there, I guess…

If that’s the way it is, ladies, you can keep your ubersexuals…

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