r/AskMen Dec 01 '22

Why don’t men wear more eyeliner? Do you all realize how attractive that is on a guy? It isn’t gay. It’s amazing.

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u/ThatKaleidoscope8736 woman Dec 01 '22

Is this a 15 y/o emo asking this question or?

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u/Damageincx Dec 01 '22

I wore eyeliner one in high school (because a girl I thought was cute wanted to put it on me). Later that day my dad saw me and shaved my head (:

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u/Damageincx Dec 01 '22

More clarification on this. I was a scene/emo kid in high school so my hair was my "life". So the man knew how to punish me and that was by taking away my hair 😅 I'm pushing 30 now and to this day he tells me my hair is getting too long and I need a haircut

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u/loki0111 Dec 01 '22

I suspect this would be highly dependent on the woman. A lot of women still prefer men that look like traditional men. If I put eyeliner on I am pretty sure my gf would be like "what the fuck".

On my end I have zero interest in it.

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u/kirylo-tur Male Dec 01 '22

Because it's fucking gay.

12

u/8BitSk8r Male Dec 01 '22

Gay guy here, no it's not we don't wear eyeliner either.

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u/Byizo Mail Dec 01 '22

Hold on. OP said it's not gay. I'm so confused...

3

u/SLCW718 Dec 01 '22

It's eyeliner, not cock.

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u/TwiztidKitten78 Dec 01 '22

Weird. Makeup is genderless.

4

u/hujambo11 Dec 01 '22

Technically, so are tampons, but...

1

u/Discount_badguy97 Dec 01 '22

It’s literally designed for women dude

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u/ace_cube Dec 01 '22

You’re gonna get left behind in this world with that outlook

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u/kirylo-tur Male Dec 01 '22

Amount of upvotes on my comment suggests the opposite

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u/Syn88estra Dec 01 '22

One upvote isn’t that many…

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u/kirylo-tur Male Dec 01 '22

There are thirteen.

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u/ace_cube Dec 01 '22

It suggests you have a backing of a demographic that is in this subreddit that’s all, and that entire demographic is gonna get left behind.

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u/kirylo-tur Male Dec 01 '22

Yes, this is men's subreddit and absolute majority of men doesn't wear makeup. You don't like it? I don't care. Go wear a dress, wimp

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

What?

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u/st3akkn1fe Dec 01 '22

He said it's gay

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

There's black one too - nobody forces you to use colourfull ones.

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u/trooperr310 Dec 01 '22

Still gay

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

Black ain't even a colour though, mate.

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u/redditghost1234 Dec 01 '22

He said its fucking gay

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

Yeah but if I use black one - it ain't though?

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u/redditghost1234 Dec 01 '22

What?

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

You can use black one, I said.

Black ain't gay. Black isn't even a colour.

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u/redditghost1234 Dec 01 '22

Wow, i did not know that. So is it not gay if the gimp suit is black? Cause i get all up in his ass when hes in that gimp suit, and he says im gay, but im not? He's a black man too, if that helps(but im white, so i dont know how that works..?)

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

What the frigg is even a "Gimp Suit" and why are you even bothered with something being gay, if you obviously have some tendencies - I mean, don't lie, after detailing it that much ... It ain't something to be ashamed about but don't lie.

And I simply made a joke about the original meaning of "Gay" - Something which is colourful. Jeez. Don't be so feminine :/

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u/redditghost1234 Dec 01 '22

Wow, you're a pistol, arent you?

I simply made a stupid joke on top of your stupid joke. Jeez. Dont be so dense.

For a good example of a gimp suit, i refer you to the movie Pulp Fiction(since your google seems to be broken)

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

It's ok, I bet you're coming out will be lovely :(

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

because eyeliner is a feminine product that is targeted towards women. I can't speak for all men, but I genuinely don't care to make myself look more attractive by putting shit on my face.

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u/emptyset_CH Dec 01 '22

On average, women will not pick guys that wear eyeliner. That's the reason.

2

u/Ronotimy Dec 01 '22

It comes down to self respect or the lack of it.

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u/oddball667 Male Dec 01 '22

It's not even that attractive on women

It never occurred to me I should wear it

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u/ace_cube Dec 01 '22

It’s sooo attractive on women but to each their own

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

It's not even that attractive on women

Take that back :(

0

u/TwiztidKitten78 Dec 01 '22

He may have been talking about me, who looks like a racoon who got in an alley fight whenever I apply it

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u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

Racoons are cute though.

2

u/roosterinmyviper Male Dec 01 '22

Nah I’d rather not put chemicals around my eyes unless I have to

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u/OneSteelTank number of times it has happened: 18 Dec 01 '22

It's... Pretty gay

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u/redditghost1234 Dec 01 '22

Yeah and why dont we airbrush our abs to make them look better too? And wear sexy diapers when we go into battle, or standing around eating apples? Thats so hot, why doesnt anybody do that?

2

u/PrettyFlyForAReply Dec 01 '22

I don’t even know what that is

1

u/RatherBSailin Dec 01 '22

Why in the world would a man waste time making himself pretty?

3

u/trooperr310 Dec 01 '22

OP never came across the one shampoo/soap for car, bike, body, hair, etc for men

1

u/yungingr Dec 01 '22

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, engine degreaser, fuel system treatment, carpet cleaner, and paint stripper.

1

u/BMoney8600 Male Dec 01 '22

I never wanted to wear it tbh

1

u/Mythnam Male Dec 01 '22

Does it take more effort than putting on my glasses? Then I'm not doing it.

1

u/BogusBogmeyer Dec 01 '22

I honestly tried it.

But ... I'm too ticklish for it. I can't hold still.

1

u/somewhatnormalguy Dec 01 '22

Everyone has their own style. This is not mine.

1

u/Swimming-Book-1296 Dec 01 '22

No thanks. I'll pass.

1

u/ace_cube Dec 01 '22 Gold

I wore makeup in high school and I slept with quite a few girls during that time, that’s more than most of the toxic masculine men in these comments have to show for.

Lots of gays do it but it’s not gay, it’s a confidence thing. It’s pretty easy to show a girl you’re not gay once you talk to them.

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u/ace_cube Dec 01 '22

For the record I don’t like to associate body count with worth but if a guy is using “gay” to describe things, they likely count worth using that metric. I’ve been in a relationship for 10 years now and happily married with a kid.

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u/unclelue Dec 01 '22

Are you Robert Smith? No? Then it’s gay.

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u/ItsDisputable Dec 01 '22

Seems pretty gay to me. Also Jackin Moon and his team kinda scared me from putting any on.

1

u/Zestyclose-Ant-2496 Dec 01 '22

Because makeup is overrated. Just be your natural self

Plus, applying it is too much work

1

u/the_internet_clown Dec 01 '22

I don’t care about it

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u/MobofDucks Dec 01 '22

You are correct that it is not gay. I think eyeliner looks ass in 98% of used by all genders.

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u/Byizo Mail Dec 01 '22

There are a lot of things I could probably put on my face to make me look more attractive, such as a mask, but I simply don't want to.

1

u/psyhow Dec 01 '22

I wear it often along with eyeshadow and mascara most of the time too. I like it. My wife loves it.

1

u/crippledhermit Dec 01 '22

Men don't wear that bullshit.

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u/TwiztidKitten78 Dec 01 '22

I agree!!! I did my boyfriends Alice Cooper makeup for Hallowe'en and even after he removed it there was still some around his eyes and OMG let me tell you, he looked HAWT!!! I asked why he didn't wear eyeliner and he said, "because I'm a guy who doesn't wear eyeliner".

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u/Spaceballs9000 Dec 01 '22

It looks fine and all, but isn't really my vibe. Nor do I like the general process and time it takes to apply and remove.

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u/Yurt_Of_Carim Dec 01 '22

Most of us get better results with a "manly" look than a "cute boy look". You may like it and that's fine but id rather look like a lumberjack than a fragile boy, it's not just because of results with women but also respect amongst peers, if i see a guy with eyeliner im sorry but my brain goes i can Def take him in a fight

1

u/slwrthnu_again Male Dec 01 '22

Because it’s not 2006 anymore. Emo went back to being just about the music and not the fashion (thank god).

1

u/molten_dragon Dec 01 '22

Because the vast majority of people don't think eyeliner looks good on men. Most people will think it looks weird.

1

u/yungingr Dec 01 '22

My morning routine is shower, put in contacts, brush teeth, apply deodorant, take medications.

Notice how much of that time is appearance related? A quick comb through the hair on my way to grab my hat, and I'm done. Why would I spend the time to apply eyeliner when I literally don't give a crap what I look like as long as I'm clean and professional?

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u/SirLouisPalmer Male Dec 01 '22

I just like my face as it is. I've come to terms with it, and it's been good to me.

1

u/i_heart_blondes Male Dec 01 '22

And paint our nails too eeh?

1

u/azuth89 Dec 01 '22

I buzz my hair short because I can't be arsed to comb it in the morning. Makeup is just not going to happen.

1

u/hujambo11 Dec 01 '22

I don't know a single woman who would find that attractive. I think all of them would universally be repulsed by it.

1

u/Professional-You2968 Dec 01 '22

No, why should I?

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u/lhine490 Dec 01 '22

It's not gay, but it's feminine. I'm a guy who likes to look masculine, as do 90%+ of guys.

You can argue society blah blah blah but end of the day, eye liner is feminine in our culture and most of us are going for a masculine look. Simple as that.

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u/JAHNOOSKA Dec 01 '22

I can barely be bothered to keep my facial hair in check and you want me to put on makeup every day?

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u/maestro-tomas Dec 01 '22

Oh my days... Stop smearing yo faces

1

u/Archeign Bane Dec 01 '22

No thanks.

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u/like5or6 Dec 01 '22

I’m just not a fan of makeup. I like the natural look on myself. Also I’ve tried makeup once or twice just to see what it’s all about and I hate that I can feel it on my face constantly, I also hate how much of a pain it is to wash off. Not to mention it’s terrible for my skin and I just don’t want to not only spend money on makeup but also spend money on products to help my skin afterwards. I don’t mind putting in effort to look good but makeup is one of those things that to me personally is a pain in the ass and not worth it.

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u/Entropy1991 Actual Human Male Dec 01 '22

Because 2007 was 15 years ago.

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u/JohnnyPeanutII Dec 01 '22

Go ask women what they think of a man who wears eyeliner. There you'll have your answer.

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u/kerplunkerfish Male Dec 01 '22

Because we don't fucking want to.

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u/Kronbopulus Dec 01 '22

Only if the guys have the eyes to support it. Other than that they look like an idiot

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u/poptartwith Male Dec 01 '22

You gonna be paying for all of their eyeliners too? No? Thought so 😂

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u/diablo-child Dec 01 '22

I feel like eyeliner is only for certain big events. I do my nails like once every two months if I’m feeling like being fancy.