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Posted on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 20:31

Perhaps I’m just one of the lucky ones….but some of the men I’ve known in the past, have had some pretty gnarly feet.  Like…Freddy Flintstone had nothing on these guys!  And why some of them thought rubbing my legs with their rough and calloused feet….with a spade on the end of each big toe…..is a good idea…..well, a better woman than me will have to answer THAT question!!!

 

I’m all for man-pedis.



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Posted on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 17:51

Quoting Dakota35:

I have a huge soft spot in my heart for the elderly.  I did the same for my grandfather.  Vaseline and betadine works miracles.



Oh, if that's true, you must like me a lot!

 

ROFLMAO

 

P.S.:  Just kidding, Dakota.  I just couldn't help responding to this post of yours.  Me at my 68 years of age.  LOLOLOLOL



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Posted on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 12:50

I get massages often. I just don't go to a nail salon to get them. If my feet are particularly sore i have them focus on them as any other joint or muscles area that is in stress.



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Posted on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 07:20

DAKOTA,

 

YES, foot care is imperative! When you witness the pain some elderly endure, it makes you think twice of the "masculinity" of foot care!

 

RMAC--- What a special story! You and DAK have obviously witnessed the hardships some suffer. Mobility becomes difficult enough for the elderly, so foot care rapidly becomes the most vital issue to many. One can get "false teeth," but "false feet" means being confined to a wheelchair!

 

SUNNY- I hear you on the "back file." DITTO here! I was once "a sexist piglet" as well!! ;)

 

The key is-- Find the foot care specialist who massages and pounds your feet!  (and legs! Yep guys, they go all the way up to the knees!) 

 

SPEEDDALLAS-- Couple of thoughts. Proper vitamins, etc.. do not always constitute good "feet." In the same manner some people are predisposed to cavities, regardless of how much they brush their teeth, the same holds true for feet. Many people have "circulation problems" they have no control over, IE: they eat properly, don't smoke, are not overweight, etc... But they STILL battle circulation issues. THEN, there are some who do NOT care for themselves properly and thus their poor habits contribute to their health issues... DO WE NOT HELP THEM?

 

I dated a cardiologist for several months and we debated this issue a few times. HIS argument? He felt if someone were on a donor list, say an alcoholic who needed a new liver--- He felt he should DECLINE them UNLESS they were never to drink again. I felt he was wrong. 1. DUE TO THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH, PERIOD! And 2. Does this mean we quit giving insulin etc. to diabetics who are only diabetic due to WEIGHT issues? Although there are GENETICS that link diabetes to many people, as many as 85% of people who suffer diabetes suffer B/C they have over eaten for so many years, they are grossly overweight. Do we not help them? What about STD's? If a woman gets syphilis due to being promiscuous, do we not treat her? What if a smoker develops lung cancer? Do we watch them suffer and say, "Well, it says it on the side of the cigarettes!"   

 

I learned working in the medical field trying to help those who could not help themselves, to be careful how I looked at the individual. I now apply that with the "METRO-MEN!" LOL.. 

 

Admittedly, I am like SUNNY.. I have to pull out that dusty file box and remind myself I AM A SEXIST PIG in regard to mani/pedi's for men!  I must say, it is a bit "odd" for me when a man I date says he just had a manicure. (Or the hairdresser dyed his beard!) But I haven't dated many mechanics where you EXPECT him to have dirty hands, so it has actually become quite common! 

 

Get a pedi SPEED,,,, where she pounds your legs and squeezes your feet, and YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME! I can even hold your hand through it! BUT, if you decide on polish, I MIGHT BE WALKING HOME!! ;) 

 

                               ~~ HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE!! ~~

 



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Posted on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 06:02

Massage? Sure. Have ruptured my plantar fascia once and feet, back,legs and elbows can always benefit from massage. On mani/pedicure I can safely say never. Proper health and diet will keep nails from getting overly gnarly. Pedi if yellowed is like chewing gum as the cure for pure oral hygiene. Silk on a pig is still a pig.  Have a good 4th all, unless British in which case sorry for the stick in the eye. Perspective.



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Posted on Wed, Jul 03, 2013 13:07

Quoting SpeedDallas:

First off to assume men or women all think alike is not what I'd assume ever. I know plenty of women who like to see naked bodies. I also have heard from some who'd prefer I not have picture with my shirt off. Similarly I've heard guys who are turned off by women scantily clothed in their pictures. I file that under can't please all. Why try. Might explain why non US beaches are rife with males in speedos.

 

 

 

As to the metrosexualization of men, some women like it and some even demand it, while others are repelled by it. I've found mostly it is more likely approved by younger US women. Is funny as when I was young the Burt Reynolds hairy body and thus the shirts unbuttoned was quite popular, and now, not so much. The other trend I refuse to follow is the untucked shirt explosion. If one's body dictates that hide, okay, but for me a big Nyet. Grudge, and the Cobains started it, and I love that music and it's offspring, but sloppy is not me.

 

 

 

The day I get a pedicure, shoot me. Twice just to be sure.



About Pedicures....I wouldn't ever say never.  The day may come, when you are in your 60's, your feet hurt, your toenails are yellow...because age has a way of finally getting you.  Maybe not by the ladies in the salon, but hopefully your wife will massage your feet and legs, and take care of your toenails.  Just watch out for the red nail polish.  :)



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Posted on Wed, Jul 03, 2013 09:57

First off to assume men or women all think alike is not what I'd assume ever. I know plenty of women who like to see naked bodies. I also have heard from some who'd prefer I not have picture with my shirt off. Similarly I've heard guys who are turned off by women scantily clothed in their pictures. I file that under can't please all. Why try. Might explain why non US beaches are rife with males in speedos.

 

 

 

As to the metrosexualization of men, some women like it and some even demand it, while others are repelled by it. I've found mostly it is more likely approved by younger US women. Is funny as when I was young the Burt Reynolds hairy body and thus the shirts unbuttoned was quite popular, and now, not so much. The other trend I refuse to follow is the untucked shirt explosion. If one's body dictates that hide, okay, but for me a big Nyet. Grudge, and the Cobains started it, and I love that music and it's offspring, but sloppy is not me.

 

 

 

The day I get a pedicure, shoot me. Twice just to be sure.



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Posted on Mon, Jul 01, 2013 10:00

Quoting Dakota35:

"Women are beautiful, if you disagree then try dating the men."

Liv, when did you start reading minds?  Just for the record...I AGREE!, I AGREE!, I AGREE infinity!

 



Great minds think alike, DAK....great minds!

 

Liv.



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Posted on Mon, Jul 01, 2013 09:57

Quoting Diana3316:

Speed~

This is a very common problem.  Men often think….well if I like something, a woman will like it too.  Example:  Men like to look at photos of naked women, so men frequently offer to send pictures of their naked bodies.  Dear Lord….spare me!  Women do NOT want to see that stuff!

 

My point here is that men are very visual and extremely attracted to the beauty of women.

 

Unfortunately, women have succumbed to the billions of corporate advertising dollars/brainwashing, Hollywood/media role models…. and have come to believe putting chemicals on themselves is required to meet current beauty standards.  Additionally, men reinforce this behavior by being attracted to youthful Bay Watch beauties.  If you ever have a chance to read some male profiles…..many…if not most say their match should be “hot, extremely good looking” and often “curvy”.

 

It seems to me that women putting makeup on and/or having plastic surgery does not prove your point that men are more “naturally” attractive than women.  And you actually never provided your opinion as to what attributes were more attractive about the male form vs the female.

 

And finally, in your original post:

 

What you will find is with most animal species it is the male that is naturally, thru selection, more physically attractive. This is somewhat subjective, but generally considered to be the case.  We humans, animals that we are, can be argued are likewise.  ……… but naturally, as with most animal species, if unbiased by gender attraction it is the male again.

 

Not true.  We humans cannot be argued as likewise.  Women are far more likely to be forgiving of physical imperfections in men.  This is why men don’t feel a need to wear makeup.  Although women may take a precursory look at a good looking man….it is a fleeting criteria.  As long as his looks are within normal limits, she may still select him.  How many times have you seen a really good looking woman with a very ordinary looking man?  (Even Henry Kissinger got a woman to marry him)  Human males are selected due to their behavior….not due to their physical attractiveness…..generally.  What can be effectively argued....is that that behavior is typically the appearance of power and dominance.  I do not mean a man that behaves like a brut.



Thanks, Diana for this. It's the socio-cultural programming aspect that hasn't somewhat quite dropped for Speed. Not that women need makeup to look better, but that both men and women have been programmed by the media to believe that women need it to look better. We don't - which is my simple position. I personally can do without makeup and I have never had any complaints. I also enjoy the ritual of putting on the makeup. I remember as a little girl, when I would watch my much older sisters (teenagers at the time) do their makeup routine; I couldn't wait to be old enough to be allowed to wear some, LOL! Did I need it? Of course not - it's just a matter of monkey see, monkey do! We've been told we look better in it so we dive in!

 

Liv.



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Posted on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 18:24

Quoting Dakota35:

I had never thought about getting a pedi before going in the hospital.  I can see why a guy would do that..especially older men.  My feet are not bad looking so it never crossed my mind.  I guess, it's kind of like making sure you have new undies before going to the doc. :)  I have a list of things I want to have done, but pedi is not on that list...YET. :) 

 

Mtnsunny, if it had been a good looking younger guy sitting beside you getting a pedi, what would you have thought? 



What would I think?  Wow he's hot!...:)

Some men work hard on their feet and go mainly for the massage..it feels wonderful.  Also if we take care of our feet, they will take us a long way in life.  Think about how much our feet have to endure. 

As long as when I kidded with him about which color he picked out, he laughes and say's bright red with a smile, I would probably keep the conversation lively until he asked me if I would like to have a glass of wine with him sometime and gave him my phone number.  :)

 

Of course, I would like to see how the bright red polish was looking a few weeks later.  LOL  Kidding DAK.

 

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Posted on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 17:47

Quoting Dakota35:

I have a huge soft spot in my heart for the elderly.  I did the same for my grandfather.  Vaseline and betadine works miracles.



I did a pedicure for my Father once.  I did not know it was a pedicure then, but all this pedicure discussion caused me to look up how to do one.  So, now I know that, that is what I did then. 

 

He had asked my Mom to cut his toenails as his hands were shaky and his eyes weak.  She would have done so, but she was only marginally better able so she asked me to do it. 

 

I was a bit embarrassed to do it.  After all, he was my Father.  One of my heroes.  My defender.  The person I had loved and respected all my life.  Dumb me. 

 

So I did it.  Everything per the pedicure instructions as now described on the internet.  Sans the polish, of course. 

 

To hear him tell of it afterwards, you would have thought I really had done something. 

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 04:38

So is a young attractive millionaire better than an older perhaps less attractive millionaire?- well that boils down to the individual. Looks and money really don't mean a lot if the person has a rotton personality. It all comes down to the connection and chemistry. Some people date older, some younger, some around their age. Everyone has their own individual preference in choosing a partner. Looks and money are superficial - personality and who someone is as an individual outweighs that by far.

 

Sarah :-)



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Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 17:48

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

When I worked in health care we had a little old man who had "bad feet." They were cracked severely and after we showered him, we had to put lotion all over his feet and cover them w/ socks. His feet hurt often and looked just awful!! :((((( 

 

Feet and teeth everyone! TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM, THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES YOU HAVE!

 

But guys---

LEAVE THE POLISH FOR THE LADIES!

 

Oh I dated a guy that put clear on his fingernails before.. (You couldn't really tell.)

BUT, he did it B/C they cracked all the time!  


I have a huge soft spot in my heart for the elderly.  I did the same for my grandfather.  Vaseline and betadine works miracles.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 17:39

Quoting Mtnsunny:

Dakota,

 

A gay thing....I had to ponder that for a moment, because I knew back in my mental file cabinet I had something that would contribute to that thought.

 

When preparing for a tropical vacation,  a Pedi is wonderful and makes a woman feel pretty...at least your feet.  :)  The last visit, an older gentleman was sitting next to me getting one. Teasing, I asked him what color polish he had chosen... :), he smiled and our conversation started.

He continued to tell me why he was there, he seemed like a manly man.  He shared with me that the next day he was going into the hospital to have open heart surgery.  Immediately I felt for him. He said the doctor couldn't give him a absolute that he would survive the procedure. Therefore, with a smile, he said that at least he won't have ugly feet. We shared a laugh or two together, then before we parted ways, I gave him a hug and said I would be praying.

 

I pray it all went well for him, then just shortly after that encounter, I found out that my brother was going to have a Pedi before his surgery. I knew he was having trouble with his legs and walking, but what was causing all of that was still a mystery until he explained that he was having back surgery to help relieve the pressure off his legs. What went with the pain of walking, was that the circulation was being effected in his feet ... his toenails were not pretty!

Moral of the story...health is a good reason, making them pretty...more on the pretty boy side in my book.

I agree, there are men today who have lost the manly skills. I appreciate a man who recognizes the difference between a crescent and a torch wrench, not that he has to use it very often,  but you get my drift.  It would be nice if he knew how to build a nice fire in the fire place, besides turn on the gas switch to produce a fire. :)

 

Mtnsunny



I had never thought about getting a pedi before going in the hospital.  I can see why a guy would do that..especially older men.  My feet are not bad looking so it never crossed my mind.  I guess, it's kind of like making sure you have new undies before going to the doc. :)  I have a list of things I want to have done, but pedi is not on that list...YET. :) 

 

Mtnsunny, if it had been a good looking younger guy sitting beside you getting a pedi, what would you have thought? 



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Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 13:03

When I worked in health care we had a little old man who had "bad feet." They were cracked severely and after we showered him, we had to put lotion all over his feet and cover them w/ socks. His feet hurt often and looked just awful!! :((((( 

 

Feet and teeth everyone! TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM, THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES YOU HAVE!

 

But guys---

LEAVE THE POLISH FOR THE LADIES!

 

Oh I dated a guy that put clear on his fingernails before.. (You couldn't really tell.)

BUT, he did it B/C they cracked all the time!  



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Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 09:28

I think at this moment in anthropological time, the women are clearly more attractive.  If the world ever tips upside down and the women do all the work as well as bear and raise their babies, I expect the males will be judged only on their health, vigor, and beauty as is true in most of the rest of the animal kingdom. 

 

Why not, he then won't be good for anything other than the stirring of the DNA pool.  

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 05:32

Quoting Dakota35:

 

 

 

Mtnsunny, I am not sure about men and "Pedi's".  I can tell you that I do believe men are becoming more feminine acting.  I see this as both good and bad.  In general, I believe men should be masculine, strong, protective.  I also believe they should take care of themselves equally as well as their female partner. (i.e.  If a man expects his wife to be in shape and stay pretty, then he should also stay in shape and do his best to look as good as possible)  I'll share a recent experience with you....

 

So two days ago, I went to a local med-spa for a photo facial (IPL).  A long time male employee and friend went with me.  He joked that I was like a woman getting a facial.  A esthetician performed the procedure.  While talking with her, she said I should get a skin detox.  I told her that it didn't seem right for a man to get such.  In a puzzled way she asked, "why?".  I explained that, me being a man, that it just seemed like a feminine thing.  From the way she responded it seemed that many men were having this done.  So, I wouldn't doubt that many men are not getting pedi's.

 

With that said, I have also heard women complain that men are no longer like men.  That men don't do men things any more, like, repairing the kids bike, working on the car, repairing the toilet, or getting their hands dirty in any way.  In fact the women complain that men don't even know how to do these things.  The women that told me this said that their dad knew how to do all these things and that they also wanted a man that had these skills.  I point this out because I can't imagine any men 50 years ago getting pedi's.  I've gotten several emails soliciting for pedi's and I never even thought of having one.  It might be a gay thing? 




Dakota,

 

A gay thing....I had to ponder that for a moment, because I knew back in my mental file cabinet I had something that would contribute to that thought.

 

When preparing for a tropical vacation,  a Pedi is wonderful and makes a woman feel pretty...at least your feet.  :)  The last visit, an older gentleman was sitting next to me getting one. Teasing, I asked him what color polish he had chosen... :), he smiled and our conversation started.

He continued to tell me why he was there, he seemed like a manly man.  He shared with me that the next day he was going into the hospital to have open heart surgery.  Immediately I felt for him. He said the doctor couldn't give him a absolute that he would survive the procedure. Therefore, with a smile, he said that at least he won't have ugly feet. We shared a laugh or two together, then before we parted ways, I gave him a hug and said I would be praying.

 

I pray it all went well for him, then just shortly after that encounter, I found out that my brother was going to have a Pedi before his surgery. I knew he was having trouble with his legs and walking, but what was causing all of that was still a mystery until he explained that he was having back surgery to help relieve the pressure off his legs. What went with the pain of walking, was that the circulation was being effected in his feet ... his toenails were not pretty!

Moral of the story...health is a good reason, making them pretty...more on the pretty boy side in my book.

I agree, there are men today who have lost the manly skills. I appreciate a man who recognizes the difference between a crescent and a torch wrench, not that he has to use it very often,  but you get my drift.  It would be nice if he knew how to build a nice fire in the fire place, besides turn on the gas switch to produce a fire. :)

 

Mtnsunny



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Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 04:04

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Yes Dakota, I realized my mistake.. :) Thrillionaire.. ;)


LOL, I see now...Thrillionaire.  This means someone that knows the thrill of giving and inspires others through sharing their gift.  So maybe being a Thrillionaire is worth even more than Trillionaire.  Was that on the front cover?  If so, Forbes did it intentionally as a marketing ploy to get peoples attention.  They were hoping that people would misread thinking it said Trillionaire...as this would be a new step up for the wealthiest and catch attention.

 

 



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Posted on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 23:27

Quoting Mtnsunny:

Very Nice Dakota, I believe your spot on...and a great story to share as well.  Some lady is going to feel very blessed to land you as a companion.  :)

 

I find something I heard interesting...do you think more men are getting Pedi's to improve their looks, besides the fact that it is heaven to have one?

 

The news cast that I heard about this actually took it one step further and said that they have so many men enjoying this procedure that they have opened many "only for men salons" for their nails and toes.  :)

 

Mtnsunny



 

 

 

Mtnsunny, I am not sure about men and "Pedi's".  I can tell you that I do believe men are becoming more feminine acting.  I see this as both good and bad.  In general, I believe men should be masculine, strong, protective.  I also believe they should take care of themselves equally as well as their female partner. (i.e.  If a man expects his wife to be in shape and stay pretty, then he should also stay in shape and do his best to look as good as possible)  I'll share a recent experience with you....

 

So two days ago, I went to a local med-spa for a photo facial (IPL).  A long time male employee and friend went with me.  He joked that I was like a woman getting a facial.  A esthetician performed the procedure.  While talking with her, she said I should get a skin detox.  I told her that it didn't seem right for a man to get such.  In a puzzled way she asked, "why?".  I explained that, me being a man, that it just seemed like a feminine thing.  From the way she responded it seemed that many men were having this done.  So, I wouldn't doubt that many men are not getting pedi's.

 

With that said, I have also heard women complain that men are no longer like men.  That men don't do men things any more, like, repairing the kids bike, working on the car, repairing the toilet, or getting their hands dirty in any way.  In fact the women complain that men don't even know how to do these things.  The women that told me this said that their dad knew how to do all these things and that they also wanted a man that had these skills.  I point this out because I can't imagine any men 50 years ago getting pedi's.  I've gotten several emails soliciting for pedi's and I never even thought of having one.  It might be a gay thing? 



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Posted on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 21:33

Very Nice Dakota, I believe your spot on...and a great story to share as well.  Some lady is going to feel very blessed to land you as a companion.  :)

 

I find something I heard interesting...do you think more men are getting Pedi's to improve their looks, besides the fact that it is heaven to have one?

 

The news cast that I heard about this actually took it one step further and said that they have so many men enjoying this procedure that they have opened many "only for men salons" for their nails and toes.  :)

 

Mtnsunny



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