Jan 16, 2009 7:54 AM GMT
This isn't a hit at anyone in particular so much as it's just a thought (yeah, one of THOSE posts...there's a question at the bottom, I promise)
Whenever I read through a guy's profile and I stumble across something along the lines of "I'm masculine", or "looking for a masculine...", I automatically skip the next few lines and try to find some substance. Almost as if using "masculine" to define yourself or your potential mate has become so common that it's lost the ability to relay what you originally intended: that you're a man who does manly things.
But then again, a man - in the most basic definition - is a sexually matured human being with a cock (well, roughly). From there on, what makes that man masculine is all in the eyes of the beholder.
Online, using the word to describe yourself is your decision, but what can you say about yourself afterwards that backs it up? That you watch and love sports? I know girls who know more about sports than most of the guys on Sportscenter - and they're straight. So are they masculine? Ooh, but you drive a truck? So did grandma for a while - a farmer's wife through and through. She wasn't exactly masculine, though.
There are a ton of guys on here who are masculine, in my eyes, but wouldn't have to say so for me to know. So why should they feel the need to say it? Do some RJer's actually look for that word when they read through a profile?