According to the Washington Post: Hold the quiche: Manly men are back
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.
David Wygant is a relationship consultant quoted in the article, as saying “Women are looking for confident men, not manly men.” Somehow, I’d believe his statement more if he were female. And I hypothesize that confidence is a mark of a manly man.
To be sure, I doubt the same level holds true for the Los Angeles area. Even though
75 percent of women said their ideal man buys his grooming products at a grocery store or drugstore, not a salon.
there are probably more hair salons for men out here, per capita, than anywhere in the world.