The standards of male beauty, as life shows, are as fickle as everything in this world. Over the years, men managed to admire both skinny and well-fed ladies, and women managed to be delighted with men's sideburns, deliberate brutality and tight-fitting suits. How have the standards of male beauty changed and can they be admired by women today?
1900 solid Apollo. Eugene Sandow
More than a hundred years ago, men firmly believed that they could delight a woman by wearing a stretched striped jumpsuit and flaunting their muscles. Strong men with twisted mustache aroused passion among the then beauties. One of the striking examples of this is Eugene (Eugene) Sandow, the father of bodybuilding. By the way, this "handsome", being confident in his own irresistibility, boasted of his forms so much that during fights he preferred only a fig leaf out of suits. For today, such an image is definitely not suitable.
1920 refined aesthetics. Rudolph Valentino
In just some 20 years, women have traded mountains of male muscles for refinement and elegance. Ladies went crazy with men pulled in tight trousers and the same tight jackets. Only the antennae remained unchanged, with which the men continued to conquer. One of the then trendy sex symbols is the actor Rudolph Valentino. A slender, somewhat sugary, anointed handsome man with longing in his eyes.
1940 your boyfriend or a brave soldier. Montgomery Clift
In the 40s of the twentieth century, sweet guys were replaced by such brave guys. Fearlessness in the eyes, elements of military uniforms in clothes, high hairstyles and the image of a protector. Women admired men who looked like the then handsome Montgomery Clift.
1960 sexy rebel with a languid look. Elvis Presley
Since the 50s and for almost 15 more years, such heroes as the young Alain Dalon and Elvis Presley, who burst onto the stage and into women's hearts, were the standard of male beauty. Men of this type were very charismatic and were considered outrageous handsome men. Moderately well-fed, without special cubes on their stomachs, they drove them crazy with their high hairstyles, huge sideburns, languid eyes and deliberately imposing behavior. Just like the heroes of the joke: “He is a beast, a scoundrel, a freak, a womanizer, a narcissistic liar and a bastard. Well, what woman can resist here? Nowadays, on the street such a handsome man is rarely seen. But although without a pretentious hairstyle, having passed a couple of glasses in the bar, many men try to portray languor in their eyes, which amuse the "potential victims" of the female.
By the way, oddly enough, but the pompous handsome men of those years were so saturated with lies that they themselves were amazed at this. Straightening their shoulders and eyebrows, they, by all means, tried to drag the girl into bed. By the way, even the sex symbol of those years, Alain Delon, said in his hearts: “I hate this era. She disgusts me Everything around is fake and deceitful. There is no more respect, attention to other people's opinions. Only money matters."
1980 "mountain ranges". Iron Arnie
Having satiated themselves with narcissistic aesthetes and relaxed languid handsome men, women yearned for the relief of male torsos. In the eighties, the girls again wanted to see a strong man next to them, and not a corny aristocrat. At that time, a man who wanted to be attractive must have looked like a future terminator - Arnold Schwarzenegger.
2000s and today
The two thousandth gave the world a completely new standard of men - such metrosexuals. For the sake of fairness, it should be noted that it was then that the guys began to take care of themselves as they should be - impeccable cologne, expensive clothes and impeccable styling.One of the then sex symbols (and now he does not give up his position) - David Beckham.
Today, men prefer the image of a certain impudent lumberjack. Light unshaven, well-groomed body, bold look. In general, it’s very good, if you don’t go to extremes, of course.
Who can be ranked among the heroes of our time: Keith Harington, Ryan Gosling, Gerard Butler, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch.
As practice shows, women now and then go to extremes and are touched by completely strange male images. So that the ladies should be more demanding of the stronger sex, so that it does not work out, as in the well-known joke that if you constantly reduce the requirements for a man, you can get to "Thank God, do not piss in bed, and okay."