“Men Are Complicated”

Gotten this cartoon from a blog I’ve just read and it inspired me to do a post on our bikini necklace.

Just click on the picture to enter the blogger’s site.

The bikini is perhaps the most popular female beachwear around the globe, according to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard due to “the power of women, and not the power of fashion”.

The groundwork for the modern bikini began to be laid in 1907, when Australian swimmer and performer Annette Kellerman was arrested on a Boston beach for wearing a form-fitting one-piece swimsuit, which became an accepted beach attire for women by 1910.

By the early 1940s two-piece swimsuits were frequent on American beaches. Finally, the modern bikini was introduced by French engineer Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946.

Mankini is a type of sling bikini worn by men.

It was popularized by Sacha Baron Cohen when he donned one in the film Borat.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikini

Since this is supposed to be a re-blog of ‘Men Are Complicated’ (though I didn’t do it in the proper way), let’s see what really attracts a man and are they really as complicated as a woman?

  • Physical Appearance – Men will not go for women who they find very physically unattractive, unless they have no other options.
  • High Self-Esteem but not Arrogance – Men like to be around women who like, accept and appreciate themselves, despite any personal flaws that they have.
  • Confidence – Confidence tells a man that you are not going to be a dead weight tied around his waist that he has to carry through life. It causes him to believe that you can pull your own weight, by being able to successfully navigate your own way through life without him being around.
  • Independence – Men like women who are independent and have a life of their own, rather than those whose only mission in life is to find a great man and cling to him.
  • Love of Life, Happiness, and Emotionally Stability – Men are not attracted to women who are unhappy, angry, moody, have ADD and are all over the place, or those who are full of drama.
  • Intelligence – What men don’t like is when women use their intelligence in ways that are competitive, such as trying to win arguments and prove them wrong.
  • Strong, but Submissive (Feminine) – The masculine and feminine are polar opposites that naturally attract each other, since they are complementary. It does not work if you have either two leaders or two followers in a relationship.
  • The clothes Men like Women to wear – In terms of clothing, most men don’t care what a woman wears, as long as she dresses in a clean and tidy way. Don’t dress too sexy if you want to be relationship material for a man (otherwise it is very hard for him to see you as anything other than a sexual object).

Read more at http://attractmeneasily.com/what-men-find-attractive/

I nearly giggle out loud when I saw the word mankini. 

Well, I am not a feminist…it is just the word. I was just thinking…

If the mankini is for man, shouldn’t bikini be changed to ‘wokini’ (short for woman) or ‘lakini’ (short for lady) instead?

Hope you enjoy this post!

Till then,