Make a statement with colorful socks and tees or printed shorts.
By Bobby Schuessler, Men’s Health
Jeans and a T-shirt kind of guy? You’re not alone. According to a new report from global information company The NPD Group, the men’s apparel market grew last year mainly because more guys bought casual, everyday wear.
Ladies rate beards as the least attractive, but men like a full set of whiskers.
Put down that razor. Women find men with heavy stubble the most attractive, according to a new study.
University of New South Wales researchers Barnaby Dixson and Robert Brooks asked 177 heterosexual men and 351 women to rate photos of 10 men. The photos showed men with a full beard, clean shaven, with a 5-day growth of light stubble or with a 10-day growth (heavy stubble.)
“Women rated heavy stubble as significantly more attractive than clean-shaven, light stubble and full beards,” researchers wrote.
In other words, think Bradley Cooper, not Zach Galifianakis.
Need a gift idea for that special mom in your life? It's the thought that counts.
Sure, flowers are nice. A card couldn’t hurt, either. But what that special lady in your life really wants for Mother’s Day this year is a handmade gift.
That’s according to a recent survey conducted by NPD Group for Child's Play Communications, a firm that specializes in marketing to moms. Of the 2,123 U.S. moms with kids under the age of 18 surveyed, 14.6 percent said they prefer handmade gifts. Other popular requests included a day off (13.6 percent), followed by and a spa day at 12.9 percent.
These sensual scents should get her attention.
By Gerilyn Manago, Men’s Health
When it comes to the rules of attraction, women follow their noses. Women at peak fertility are more attracted to men with high levels of testosterone, according to a new study in Hormones and Behavior. And sure, you can eat your way to increased T levels, but changing your scent can also increase your appeal. (It's the hormone that can shape a man's destiny. Discover what more testosterone can do for you.)
To find out what it means to smell manly, we asked Alan R. Hirsch, director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, to identity the scents that attract women — and leave them wanting more. Here are five to try.
Women prefer a musical man, recent research suggests.
Forget going to bars with your entourage. Guys, if you want to meet women, pick up a guitar.
Two recent studies suggest that the ladies like a music man.
Retailer Destination XL offers a humorous take on difficulties large men have in finding clothing that fits.
It’s not always easy for bigger guys to find clothes.
That’s why Destination XL, the men’s large-size retailer, has launched a new humorous ad campaign geared toward guys who carry around a bit more, shall we say, girth.
The TV commercial, called “No Man’s Land,” features chubby guys standing in a barren wasteland searching for clothes that fit — without much luck.
Ladies love guys who love themselves — at least at first, study suggests
Guys, if you want to pick up women, it helps to be a narcissist.
Women find such men more attractive as sexual partners, according to a recent study in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Some guys go to the health club to, you know, get healthy. Others go to stare at ESPN, compulsively sniff their own pits, or just stand around in the nude drinking cucumber water and talking about mutual funds.
The Naked Shaver
How to recognize him: There he is at the mirror, meticulously denuding his beard line.
As made famous by: Ryan Gosling in “Crazy Stupid Love.”
Also probably made famous by: Ryan Gosling in real life.
Accessory: Towel. To be worn only over the shoulder so as not to interfere with the perfect "dangle."
You may also know him from: The time he super-patiently started asking you about the pluses and minuses of your new Asics minimalist sneakers while ... being completely naked.
The Zumba Giggler
How to recognize him: He's white. Like really, really white.
On his iTunes: All remixes of "Funky Vodka," Pitbull and Enrique.
No relationship to: Guy who can really isolate his hips well in Zumba, just as one would in the original sexy Latin dances on which it is based!
But possibly related to: The barbell sniffer, the yoga snorer, the shake-weight farter.