The Retrosexual Man

There is an article titled “The Retrosexual Man” by Juha Hyytiainen (pages 30-32) in the latest publication of Jarulainen , which is the magazine of JARU (Jyvaskyla Academic Officers in Reserve). In essence it describes what a real man is like in contrast to all these metrosexuals and so on… Anyway, I have to agree with the points made, and here’s a few selected points as well. Don’t hesitate to read the article as well, it’s in English despite the rest of the magazine being in Finnish.

  • A Retrosexual man, no matter what the women insist, PAYS FOR THE DATE.
  • A Retrosexual man opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female.
  • When a Retrosexual is on a crowded bus or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, heck, any woman gets on, that retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to tha woman, then looks around at the other so-called men still in their seats with a disgusted “you punks” look on his face. [Same goes for elderly people and people wearing a military uniform.]
  • A Retrosexual man doesn’t need a contract — a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word even if circumstances change or the other person deceived him.

Eh, quite obvious points, say? But important, and far too often forgotten in the modern life. Personally, I’d like to add a few points: knowing your table manners, having at least a working knowledge of wines, offering the chair to women in restaurants, generally being polite… Well, the list could go on forever. I don’t think I need to explain why these points should be taken seriously.

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