Q: Why do most women, especially here state-side, automatically assume fashionable men to be homosexual, even if we don’t give them a reason to assume so? – J. Jean
I don’t think that all women do, just most. Maybe it’s because I know a lot of metrosexual men that its not really an assumption. For me, I prefer a man that likes to look good. If you want us to look good, then you should look; and looking good does not include Ed Hardy or Affliction wear.
I don’t think most women assume well dressed men are gay. And if they do, then they obviously have bigger issues to deal with and should stop judging a man in wing tips and a bow tie.
Personally, I don’t assume this when I see a well-dressed man. However, for the women who do make this assumption, it’s because they rarely come across a straight man who knows how to dress himself. Bottom line is that finding a well dressed straight man is like finding money on the street. It’s rare, surprising and can make your day a little brighter by letting you believe there is hope for the rest of the straight male population.
Well-dressed homosexual men outnumber straight men. That’s a fact, albeit one I hope is changing. We’re surprised when a fashionable guy is straight because it is a rarity; straight men have too long been the bearers of ill-fitting tent shirts, graphic tees, mandals and baggy jeans. Since there is a lack of dapper straight men in the world, when I meet a well-dressed guy I doubt he’s straight because in my experience, he rarely is. Yet, I hold out hope for straight men who wear tailored clothes that actually fit. And honestly, most women don’t make a judgment call based solely on a guy’s slim-fit oxford; there’s more to it than that.
In personal experience with being well-dressed, I’ve had to justify my heterosexuality more to other males versus the female contingent. I suppose it has something to do with knowing a lot of jock-esque folks and having a penchant for attending sporting events. Oh well, you adapt no? Hope this helps….