Lawns. I keep my yard firmly in the middle of quality in the neighborhood. No one can complain, reasonably, but I’m not about to weed or fertilize it just so I can mow more frequently.
When I was mowing the lawn as a kid, I'd mow a bit of the neighbor's yard to steal some of their property for my parents.
This thread can basically be boiled down to four things: sports, beer, hunting, cars. lol
That's been pretty much the jist of it so far.
Strip clubs and clubs. Doesn’t seem like a fun time at all, just a bunch of people congregating and wasting away.
Especially strip clubs. The idea of having to pay for a woman to touch me is just a sad thought. Also being surrounded by a bunch of horny dudes doesn’t sound like a good time
Cigar smoking. Every time I’ve tried it can’t get the taste out for days.
My dad has always said that any time he smoked a cigar or other tobacco product, the next morning he felt like he had licked 50 feet of interstate
I dislike sex-themed places like hooters and the other the ones you sometimes see. Never been to one. Would not be comfortable at one.
Ive only been to one and the girl that served us was really nice, and not in a fake way. She didnt have big hooters either. And shockingly the food was actually good. Maybe it was just that one, but it felt like being in any other sports bar that serves food.
Hunting. I grew up in the country and hunted as a kid. As an adult there's so many other things I'd rather do than go sit in the cold for several hours.
I have a similar background. The last year I ever went hunting, 34 years ago:
I got attacked by a Buck, my muzzle loading rifle didn't fire and I ended up using it as a club to defend myself.
Tripped over a badger burrow, in the dark, while trying to get to a spot near a deer trail. Twisted my ankle, just laid there and was cold for another hour until one of the other hunters found me.
Sat freezing, 40F, in a continuous drizzle one morning and realized I didn't like venison enough to suffer for it. Plus I dozed off and got woken by \*another\* buck pawing and snorting, this time I had a 12GA, but he bolted as soon as I tried to take aim.
I also realized that I don't really care for, and definitely don't crave, Rabbit, Squirrel, or any of the other wild game around here, and haven't gone hunting since.
Mowing the lawn. That shit is a chore, not a passion project.
I don't like mowing the lawn, but it's satisfying when it's done.
Hunting and fishing
Never hunted, but fishing is the best. It's not exactly about catching fish for me (since I'm kinda bad at it), it's about sitting near a body of water in nature, completely cut off from other people and civilisation. It's beautiful and serene, you get to watch and listen to some birds, sometimes a snake shows up, a lot of frogs, maybe a lizard. Just perfect, even seen a family of otters once
I love these threads lol. Always a joy to read the comments.
Hookers. Strippers. Drinking until I puke.
The background I came from? A man is not a man until he drinks smokes and fights. I have never done any of these things. So in the eyes of my father I'm not a man.
Smoke weed, drink the bong water, then smash the bong into a sharp shiv and come at your dad with crazy eyes. May not make you into a man in his eyes but he won't fuck with you again.
Cars. I will never understand why so many guys spent so much money adding large spoilers or loud exhausts or body kits...it always seemed like a huge waste of money IMO.
There’s certainly a culture to it. I have a sports car, completely stock as it came off the floor, but it’s one of the ones guys modify heavily. A wing on it is a signature look, but I have a small lip so it looks a little more reserved.
The funny part to me is other guys with the same car want to wave. I occasionally get guys wanting to race me. I’ve had women in other cars hoot at me with my wife in the passenger seat. If you’re going the same way on the highway, people in the same car will keep up with you no matter how fast you go. People with the same car will park near me.
The worst are guys who think their car is better for X reasons. Like, who gives a fuck?
Guys are suppose to like Beer for some reason and to me it’s disgusting.
I enjoy some beers, Coors Banquet is my go-to, but I also really like grabbing some random cocktail that's on special at my local dive. Last time it was a raspberry lemonade vodka and it was amazing.
Same here with sports. I stopped watching long ago and even then it was just a passing interest. I’ll go to a baseball game once in a while just to check it out, but I don’t jizz all over myself because my local team won.
I remember when I was a kid, my brother was into sports and I was forced to go and cheer him on. Bit I really didn't want to. Not that I didn't want my brother to succeed or be there for him, but I honestly didn't give two fucks about the game at all. It was so boring to me and I hate the crowds. I was more annoyed at being there against my will vs if they would have asked me to go.
Walking naked around showers in the gym or showers in the military never got it just shower dry and put some shorts on, no need to walk around in the nude
Lol mostly the oldest guys at my gym do that.
Personally, I just don’t care about appearing manly. I do engage in activities that are traditionally seen as “manly” but also enjoy very “nerdy” things like retro video games, tabletop games, D&D etc. I can’t get into the minds of people who refuse to do certain things because they don’t want to appear “gay” “girly” or whatever, it reeks of insecurity.
Nerdy thing are also manly things just different generations have different hobbies.
Sleeping with as many women as possible.
I just want 1 main dish, not a buffet of sides.
Barber shops. Barbers always stop cutting my hair to yell to one of the other barbers that’s literally like 8 feet away. They’ll do it for anything. To talk about “the game.” To accuse another barber of stealing something off his desk. To ask why another barber doesn’t have a girlfriend/wife yet. To make fun of another barber for not going out with “the boys.” Sitting in a barber shop is 30% getting your hair cut and 70% watching men prove their masculinity to other men.
Yo you've had the worst barber experiences my dude. I'm so sorry. They sound unprofessional as fuck.
I've gone to the same Barber for like 6 years now. Elderly dude, super chill, either engages you in small talk or quietly cuts your hair. Whatever your mood, he picks up on it after asking how you're doing, what kind of cut you want, and like 1 social question to test the waters. Never yells at other barbers or talks to other people while working on your hair, other than maybe a polite greeting if someone walks in.
Quick, professional, and inexpensive. The way it should be. What you described, I'd hate that too.
Haven't liked the taste of any that I've ever tried. I've tried some that weren't outright *un*appealing, but nothing that I've genuinely liked and they all make me feel bloated.
I do like beer, but Daniel Tosh had a great bit where he got a bunch of kids together and gave them a chance to ask questions of an adult who promised to be honest.
"Is beer good?"
"No! There isn't a single beer on earth that tastes as good as lemonade."
Action movies are boring as fuck honestly. I know car chases and shootouts and explosions and plane crashes are meant to be exciting, but they're the total opposite to me.
Lacking skincare/personal hygiene routine. Why wouldn't you want to look/feel as good as possible? No-one is going to think you're less of a man because you cleanse and moisturise your skin properly, and girls are probably going to like the fact that you look after yourself.
just wanna say...
you're wrong about thinking that nobody will think you're less of a man for that.
there's a lot of people who'd shame a man for that sort of thing :(
I used to the feel the same about most popular mainstream sports like basketball football baseball etc
Until I found [world chase tag](https://youtu.be/JtB4IDhOZIQ) & played ultimate frisbee for myself in college
So I felt like I just didn’t find a sport I liked until those two
Otherwise I give no fucks about cars in general in terms of under the hood for sure. I just care if mine works & its clean
Talking about my sexual escapades either with my partner or from when I was single.
I mean I did it, but I grew out of it and now if someone tells me what their sex life is like with their bf or gf or with randoms Im kibda like “eh I dont care”
Unless it’s a really crazy gross or funny story, but like “oh bro I fucked this girl and her pussy was so tight”
Miss me with that shit.
I don’t like to drive
I don't like driving, but if there is driving to be done I'd prefer to be the one to do it.
Car talk. To me they are just vehicles to get me from here to there. I have no idea why some people get their identities wrapped up in the internal combustion engine they purchased.
I really like cars, but I pretty much keep it to myself, I'll admire them and whatnot, but as soon as someone wants to start talking about them and debate, I find any way to get out of the convo.
I frequently get invited to go fishing by old friends I hardly see anymore. I feel bad declining but I can’t think of a worse way to spend my Saturday
To me, fishing or whatever activity I’m doing with my friends, is never about the activity we are doing rather just hanging out and talking or whatever.
I am in the same boat with you with sports for the most part. Competition. I hung out with some guy friends I had not seen in a long time. Last time we were all together was 8th grade and now I am a high school teacher. I felt like things were competitive and who is the Alpha over just hanging out. I do not think we mix anymore.
I like sports better than sports talk. God these are the worst conversations anyone has ever had. Bunch of people talking over each other about who the GOAT is. No. Stop.
Exactly! I'd rather play the sport than talk about all these celebrity athletes and what their win/lose ratio is.
Golf. Good Lord what is the appeal of this skill? Wandering around in the heat with no shade smacking a little ball around. I am surrounded by golfers and get asked all the time and I can't generate the enthusiasm to ever try it again. Yes I tried it several times over the years.
Fake tits, strip clubs, UFC, bar fights, and cracking jokes about gays.
I cant enjoy watching sports at all. I actually get worried that'll turn women off. Seems to be in a lot of bios on dating apps.
I also couldnt care less about your truck or loud sports car.
ITT: I don't understand why other people like their hobbies. I like *my* hobbies.
I like sports but in a completely non-committal, aloof sort of way. It's a form of entertainment, that's it.
No, I don't know who the General Manager of whatever local team we are discussing is.
No, I don't know who the captain of the team is.
Yes, I want them to win because they represent my city.
No, I do not care if they lose.
Progeny / starting a family. I can't stand kids, and I'm not gonna take the risk of bringing *another* unloved child into this world.
Also I don't relish the thought of losing 18 years of my life to that little shit.
Thats really not a bad thing either, the world doesn't need everyone to get a child, let alone 2, 3 or more lol
I just hate being around and engaging in the testosterone pissing contest that is most bros hanging out. I’m straight by the way but I just get along so much better with girls because I never feel like I have to prove anything. I’m thankful my girlfriend isn’t bothered that most of my friends are girls because I just don’t like being friends with most men.
Yep ... I'm big on communication, low on "macho" stuff 'n all that goop, so ... typically 'bout 60 to 80% of my friends are women.
Being overly competitive with everything.
I like to win, but I don't need to win to have fun. There are certain things I am passionate about which I decide to be competitive, but lots of guys have to win at absolutely everything they do. Just screams of insecurities.
Sports, cars, grilling, beer, construction...geez, I can't think of anything manly I *do* like.
I'm kinda with you on the sports thing I'm a super casual fan and know almost nothing about most players or teams and I feel like I get judged for it. The other stereotype that bugs me is the tough guy thing, it's just a poor excuse to be an asshole.
Hunting. Fishing. I'll watch a boxing match or MMA but that's about it when it comes to sports.
Peeing standing up. I love a good sit down wee.
I don't like sports eather so glad to hear that (there is another) Yoda.
Talking about working out. I certainly don’t mind hearing about what you’ve been doing recently and if working out is included, that’s awesome and I’m happy for you to be doing something healthy. But if I don’t work out (or god forbid I go to the gym and *just* do cardio) that’s none of your business. Please don’t tell me how much more quickly I’m going to die because I dislike lifting weights.
Also guns. I hate guns personally and will only own one if I feel like my life is in imminent danger. If you want a gun or own one, hey that’s great for you. But don’t look at me like I’m less than you for not wanting to own an object that kills people with a twitch of my finger.
I really enjoy working out and gym culture and memes, but I would probably die of cringe if I shared those kinds of things with my friends. Unless specifically asked, those are my well kept secrets to getting the body of my dreams
It's time to stop.