The term metrosexual came about in 1994 describing a man who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance. It is a shallow and vain lifestyle.
The term took off in 2002 in one of Mark Simpson’s articles for Salon.com naming David Beckham with this revised definition. The typical metro sexual is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that’s where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are. He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrosexual
Upon interviewing a Wichita Barber, we find his sons to be well groomed, nicely dressed young men at all times. Both of Luis’ sons age 5 and 11, rock Jordans (one does not simply “wear” Jordans) and take special care not to get them dirty.
I ask, “Why do you take pride in dressing your sons well, grooming their hair, and having clean shoes?” “That's easy because they represent me, and I like to dress well so therefore my kids will too. One of my biggest pet peeves is parents that are dressed nicely and their kids lookin bummy. My kids have to look better than me, I think they'll feel good about themselves, builds self esteem.” -Luis
The way to know if Luis’ sons are in fact on the road to metrosexuality is to ask an important question. It’s not about the manscaping, facials, man-bags or manscara that makes the metro male. “Who are their role models?” Fortunately Luis’ sons look up to him.
Advertisers send messages through media role models. It is the six pack spandex super hero, and the superhuman sports icons that our young people look up to. If your kids are always in front of the television, that is who they will want become.
At one time, it was the girls who were worried about their figures. These days you will find young men trying to bulk up or slim down. The important thing for young men to focus on is health over appearance. If your child trains for sports, be sure that he knows how his sports icon get to be so well physically equipped. The money invested to support your school, fun, lights, food and water for professionals, is around the clock training with many more dollar signs involved.
Observe his social media habits. Ensure that he is not submitting himself to the intense scrutiny of social media networks. Photos and videos fall into the wrong hands. Nonsense goes viral and self image becomes scarred, sometimes permanent.