Of course this article is about the USA, but can women around the world be far behind this new trend?
[quote]Hold the quiche: Manly men are back
By Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
"Women want the “man” back in “manly,” a Harris Interactive survey shows. The rough-and-ready attitude is in, women say, while the manicured “metrosexual” look is on the way out.
A full 61 percent of women surveyed said they would rather see a man’s hands rough and working hard than well-manicured, a slap in the face to the extreme-makeover, suave-guy crowd.
Ninety-two percent of women said dependability is a desirable characteristic in an ideal mate. Only 16 percent chose “fashionable,” and 62 percent chose “strong” as a desirable characteristic.b[/b]
Return of the Manly Man[/quote]