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Dating Dealbreaker: Colorful Shades

By Dominique Streeter on
Cash Warren, Darren Criss, Justin Bieber (Getty, Flynet Pictures) A wise friend once said to me, "When I see a guy wearing bright shades, I already know everything I need to know about him."Like a slightly subtler form a peacocking, wearing neon shades is an obvious cry for attention. With a wide array of really flattering shades available to men (classic wayfarers and aviators, to name a couple), when a man reaches for his purple, yellow or pink sunnies, it's essentially the fashion...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: Leather Overkill

By Dominique Streeter on
Brad Pitt, Justin Bieber, Amare Stoudemire (Getty, ABC, Pacific Coast News) Remember that episode of Friends when Ross decides to buy a pair of leather pants? Remember how the pants make him so overheated he winds up pant-less, stuck in the bathroom, and covered in baby powder on a first date? The moral of this story is clear: Leather pants are not meant for men. And it's not just leather pants that are problematic. Save for classic leather jackets (think James Dean not Michael Jackson...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: The Fanny Pack

By Dominique Streeter on
Alex Reid, Stefan "RedFoo" Gordy (Bauer Griffin, PacificCoastNews)Simply put, the 1980s are the era that refuses to die. Whether it's leggings, neon, crop-tops or side ponytails, some trend from the over-the-top decade seems to come back into vogue every season. The worst offender by far (other than larger-than-life '80s hair) is the fanny pack.And while the look is pretty questionable even on an envelope pusher like Rihanna, a fanny pack is downright disturbing when spotted on a dude. If a...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: The Beard

By Dominique Streeter on
Jared Leto (Pacific Coast News) Every now and then there comes a guy who, despite being extremely handsome, doesn't seem to be able to embrace his natural good looks. Jared Leto is definitely high on that list. And while memories of a facial fur free Leto will forever make us swoon (Hello, Jordan Catalano), what he currently has sprouting from his face is completely unacceptable.Not only does his overabundance of facial hair lay waste to his gorgeous bone structure, it also looks like...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: Ponytails

By Dominique Streeter on
(Bauer Griffin)Not all styles are unisex. In fact, we'd argue that most simply are not. One that falls into the "absolutely not" category is The Ponytail.That's right fellas, just because we ladies look fantastic with a swingy ponytail blowing in the breeze doesn't mean you get to have a shot at the look, too.Here are just a few reasons (and trust us, there are many) why ponytails simply do not work for guys.1. They're often an excuse for a man to wear his hair extra greasy and unkempt (See...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: Super-Skinny Jeans

By Dominique Streeter on
Frankie Cocozza, Andrew Garfield, Justin Gaston (FameFlynet, Pacific Coast News)Skinny jeans are a privilege, not a right. And boys, while we fully endorse ditching those baggy, saggy jeans, there is a fine line between a streamlined silhouette and uncomfortably tight. So, how can you tell if your skinny jeans are verging into the unacceptable territory? Let's take a look at some celebrity gents for guidance. Not only do X-Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza's painfully fitted jeans display the...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: Patchy Facial Hair

By Dominique Streeter on
Keanue Reeves, Ashton Kutcher (Getty) Facial hair is risky business for the 21st century gent. 'Staches are creepy, stubble can be sexy (but can take a quick turn for the icky when overly groomed) and soul patches? Let's not even go there. As for beards, let's just leave that look to Daniel Day Lewis when he's playing Abe Lincoln, shall we? But if there's anything we loathe more than the sight of a full, itchy beard on a man, it's a sparse and patchy one.Take Keanu Reeves and Ashton...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: Basketball Shorts

By Dominique Streeter on
Kevin Federline (FameFlynet Pictures) Before we begin, it should be noted that Kevin Federline himself is basically one big walking, talking dating dealbreaker. And while we could happily wax poetic about his expensive Britney Spears-funded Cheetos habit or endless supply of baby mamas, let's instead focus our attention on his love affair with basketball shorts. To be clear, Kobe doing his thing on the courts in B-ball attire is not a problem. Nor are guys hitting up the gym in comfort...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: Peacocking

By Dominique Streeter on
Justin Bieber  (FameFlynetPictures) Just as peacocks use their feathers to attract a mate, men have become pretty resourceful in attracting attention from the opposite sex. And while a little flash never hurt anybody, there comes a point where peacocking just gets embarrassing. Whether it's Justin Bieber and his Michael Jackson-esque mask or Snoop Dogg and his fish hat, these fellas might as well be shouting, "Look at me!"Sure, Marilyn Monroe once said, "If you can make a girl laugh you...Read Full Story

Dating Dealbreaker: The Deep V

By Dominique Streeter on
Ed Westwick, Joey Lawrence, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Bauer Griffin, Getty, PacificCoastNews) At some point over the past few years, men decided it was time to start baring their clavicles and cleavage. It's hard to say who gave this style the green light, but I think we can all agree it's time for it to stop. Much like the dreaded mank, the Deep V (or as some call it the deep vomit), says so much about the wearer. Even if you're not a total skeeze, wearing a plunging neckline sets off...Read Full Story