1. A Signature Scent
Having a signature scent is a part of creating the complete man idea with everyone you meet. It doesn’t have to be flashy or bold. You can choose an understated fragrance that speaks mildly of lemons, pine, or even leather. This demands some shopping around, so don’t just take the first one you try.Take time to experience what’s out there and find one that is uniquely you.
If you are sexually active male, regardless of your orientation, having condoms is a part of the game. Being responsible and planning ahead is not presumptuous; expecting your partner to tend to this detail for you is.
Besides, everyone is different and finding the brand and type that suit you best is something only you can determine. Do your part to ensure a safe and carefree interaction every time.
3. A Garden
Even if it’s just a little bonsai and a few potted herb plants on your windowsill, having a garden changes you. It requires you to notice something beyond yourself, and to make provision for the care of something that is alive. In addition, watching bulbs or seeds put up the first green shoots in the spring offers perspective.
4. Knowledge of Proper Glassware
Having glasses to serve drinks to guests is a must. Knowing the right glass for the right drink is just part of adult savoir-faire. And this is a relatively inexpensive aspect of creating a home of your own. Start with four of each—juice glasses, water glasses, and adult beverage glasses.
5. A Manicure Set
Real men take their hygiene seriously. Keeping your nails trimmed and clean is actually a major adult move. Every man should have a small grooming kit that includes nail clippers, scissors, tweezers, and a nail file for the hangnail or splinter emergencies.It’s part of planning ahead and taking care of yourself.
Life is an accretive process, and we are constantly exposed to stimuli that may be incorporated into our neural net in other useful ways. Pocket notebooks are excellent for jotting down ideas, information, places to revisit, or facts to check up on at a later time. A savvy traveler will keep a notebook in the car to record mileage, gas, maintenance, and purpose of trips for tax records. With fairly simple record keeping, you can write off some of that Ford Escape expense before it escapes.
7. A Gym Membership
You don’t need to be a serious bodybuilder, but belonging to a gym or maintaining an at-home regimen is one of the signs you care for your body. Not only will it improve your health, your attitude, and help you think more clearly, it also sends a message to everyone you meet.It says, “My health matters to me.”
8. A Signature Car
I am not my car.My car is not me.Yet according to several studies, the vehicle a man owns reflects his image and has a strong effect on his perceived attractiveness.Like it or not, the car you drive will have a direct effect on your image.
Think about it.How often have you seen someone drive by in a raised 4X4 with huge tires, dual exhausts, and custom paint job of the American Southwest on his tailgate and thought – wow, he must be a history professor at Cal Tech?
Answer – Never.
We all have stereotypes of people based on what they drive.Porche, BMW, Prius, Silverado, Harley Davidson…the list goes on.An attractive car makes the man with it more attractive.If you’re looking to catch the attention of more women, owning (or even being seen with) a great looking car will help.
A study conducted by the University of Washington in Seattle made a strong case for that. Women of various ages were shown two sets of images. One decent looking man driving a Bentley and an equally good-looking man driving a Ford Escape. Close to 60% chose the man with the Bentley Continental.
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