My comment on an answer to What was the mysterious four-word sentence that Amy Sherman-Palladino always knew would be the last line of th…
My comment on an answer to What was the mysterious four-word sentence that Amy Sherman-Palladino always knew would be the last line of the Gilmore Girls? :
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What do you think of people trying to “game” scores such as Klout?
What is the least gay way for a straight man to get an eyebrow wax?
Answer by Nick Manteris:
I think these other answers here are being intentionally misleading. You shouldn’t have to change who you are in order to look good. Straight guys deserve to look good too. (Unfortunately, gay guys look better than straight guys most of the time.)View Answer on Quora
First of all, I’m putting forward the premise that one place that does eyebrows is not any more or less gay than any other, (and they are all a little bit gay,) so don’t worry about the place. (I mean, if you go into a strictly “manly-man” grooming facility, you are still having some guy touching you and fixing your appearance, so don’t worry about the process, just find out where the best spot is.)
So, that said, the first thing you need to do is find a gay guy that looks good. Just pick one that you think is not-bad-looking to start with, one that probably has tons of girls fruitlessly hitting on him all the time. A “kinda cute” guy would be ideal, but don’t get stuck on that part. You’re obviously not going to actually be attracted to him, but you want to be sure that, theoretically speaking, he’s a good catch. Once you’ve picked out a guy, then the work starts. All you have to do is find out where he gets his eyebrows done, but it’s not going to be easy. The thing is, you can’t just ask him where he gets his brows done (if only the world were so easy, right?) because gay guys are notorious for keeping their beauty secrets to themselves, just like girls. It’s one of the ways that they stay better looking than straight guys.
The next thing you’ll want to do is find some area of common interest. This is one of the most difficult parts because gay dudes don’t like the same things as straight dudes. You can’t just say, “Hey, a bunch of the guys are getting together at my place to watch the game, you wanna come by?” because gay guys typically aren’t into sports. You’ll want to avoid being overly stereotypical as well, though. You can’t just say, “Hey, I’ve got an extra ticket to the Lady Gaga concert, you wanna go?” because - first of all - dude, that’s not cool… not all gay people like Lady Gaga, and - more importantly - he might think you are trying to ask him out on a date. Which is not at all what you want. You just want a casual hang-out with a new friend. Start with something easy-going, like coffee or drinks. The first few times out, you want to avoid steering the conversation to appearance-centric topics. If your target brings up personal grooming, however, (jackpot!) then it’s totally acceptable to use the opportunity to ask about his grooming habits and preferences. If he asks you about your personal appearance, don’t let him know that you don’t have a regular groomer. Just say, “I’m in between people right now.” (It will be perfectly believable excuse because everyone knows how flighty hairdressers can be.) If you’re lucky, (again,) he may recommend you to the place that he goes, but don’t count on it.
Eventually, after a few times out having coffee and/or drinks, you can comment on his eyebrows without arousing suspicion. (I would recommend a couple coffee/tea outings and then a couple that involve alcohol, maybe a light meal at a place with a bar, and then a night out at some gay-friendly - but not strictly-gay - club of some sort. I probably shouldn’t even have to mention this, but completely avoid places that are not gay-friendly.)
Remember: alcohol is your best friend on this mission. It lowers inhibitions and loosens people up. If you have to buy a few rounds of drinks, don’t worry, it will be worth it. Both of you should try to stay in the sweet spot of inebriation: slightly more than buzzed and not too drunk. If either of you gets too drunk, just forget about your objective until the next time. There’s no use in botching all your hard work. When all of the elements of your plan are in perfect alignment, you will find out what you need to know and you can go on living your life…
…with flawless eyebrows.