Love for adorable pets, gossips, romantic comedies, and all sorts of cosmetic things are usually associated with women. Interestingly, that’s not the case. Men love girly stuff, although they firmly pass comments on things that women do. Heteronormativity dictates men to be firm, but there are times when they just can’t resist such things, and their femme side is equally amazing. From trying makeup to women’s perfumes, men have surely tried girly stuff at some point in their lives. So, here’s a brief list of femme things guys absolutely love and adore.
Cosmetic products and makeup have long been associated with women. It is predominantly a girly thing, but many young men are breaking the taboo around male makeup. Normalizing guys in makeup is important as they are ending the stigma of wearing makeup. The men’s cosmetics use also traces back to ancient times, such as ancient Egyptian men wore eyeliner, Elizabethans and Georgians applied face powder, and Romans used rouge. The trend died in Victorian times because of strict focus on the gender binary, but this trend has recently resurfaced, especially among the LGBTQI+ community.
It is not just women who indulge in spicy gossip sessions as men do this too. They love to tittle-tattle, and there’s a recent study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science that supports this assumption. You might have heard whispers everywhere while walking in the office corridors. It is an assumption that gossipers are “immoral, uneducated, typically female, and of lower social class,” but the study unearthed shocking information that men and women gossip around the same amount. They talk about their families and office life as people have a knack to connect, chat and share.
It is an unsurprising fact that men like to shop more than women. They go on shopping sprees as much as their female counterparts. They love to explore new trends and are more prone to impulse buying. Due to the rise of style-icon athletes and men making headlines on the red carpets, guys are becoming obsessed with fashion. Isn’t it interesting that around 94% of American men claim their personal style to be “defined”, according to the marketing agency Ogilvy.