It’s 2016, and things aren’t so black and white anymore. It’s an exciting time for the modern gentleman, a time which is all about pushing boundaries and experimentation. The notion of masculinity isn’t so fragile anymore, and the definitions are constantly changing to allow for an even bigger range of activities to get involved with. So, what might these be?
Fashion… And Beauty?
Fashion and beauty aren’t just for women. Whilst the average gent probably isn’t going to go out sporting a full face of make-up, attitudes are changing to encourage more and more men to truly take an interest in their appearance. Whether men are following grooming trends for an impressive beard, investing in a skincare regime, or simply donning a ‘man-bun’, aesthetics are increasingly becoming something for a lot of men to take pride in. Just look at the high street and online retailers, too. Whilst most guys’ eyes probably aren’t glued to the catwalks of Men’s Fashion Week, for example, clothing is diversifying and men everywhere are trying new styles, and becoming more daring with their fashion choices. If you’re not up-to-date yet, it’s always worth a look!
Ten years ago, staying indoors and online was probably seen as an activity for men who just didn’t like ‘outdoorsy’ things; but these days, that’s not true at all. You can be both kinds of men! In fact, you can even be online whilst outdoors in 2016, so that whole stereotype is thankfully done and dusted. Online gaming can actually be pretty suave. You can emulate the glitz and glam of a casino, for example, without having to splurge on a tux (or find a date…). Thanks to real money casino sites like Europa Casino offering a range of games to give a go, you might just forego the whole ‘finding a date’ thing for a while now…
Or not! Yes, for 2016, the online dating industry is still going strong, thanks to an abundance of apps. Yep, you know the ones. Find a girl (or a guy) in seconds… literally. Whilst Tinder has been responsible for men and women everywhere being able to pull for a few years now, thankfully things are getting a little more imaginative. For example, there’s Happn, which allows you to only match with prospective partners whose paths you’ve crossed that day!
Thankfully, in every city, there’s always food, glorious food. For the modern man, it’s not just about wolfing down a takeaway these days; it’s absolutely fine to get serious about your culinary choices. From BBQ to Burgers, steak right through to vegan, every city has an abundance of dining treats, waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re blogging it, instagramming it or simply just, well, eating it, food is becoming an activity as opposed to just an essential part of our lives. Of course, don’t be caught out – read the Trip Advisor reviews before you go anywhere to avoid disappointment!
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