Seven Leading Men From Pop Culture That We Wish Were Real and Single!
Across the nation, women are earning degrees more than men. Instead of the old-school "alpha male"/ "macho man", many of the men we are exposed to follow the standard Hollywood has set: fat, stupid, broke losers who smoke pot and drink beer all day. According to the U.S. Census, thirty-seven percent have a college degree, as opposed to thirty-five percent of men. So, I decided to compile a list of the eight men who are acceptable role models for what a man SHOULD be:
- Rhett Butler (Gone With The Wind)-Now, here's a warning: Rhett has a bit of a reputation. The Charleston-born gentleman was kicked out of West Point. However, he has a strange taste in women: when Scarlett O'Hara throws a vase that narrowly misses him, he is immediately smitten. The blockade runner disregards social mores and displays his affections for Miss O'Hara in various ways throughout the film. Despite the gambling and drinking, he is a well-educated man who stands by the woman he loves. How easy is that to find these days?
- James Bond- A British charmer and MI6 agent who can kill a man with a finger and sweep any woman off of her feet. An Aston Martin, array of gadgets, and trips to various locales make the cultured gentleman my number two pick.
- Bruce Wayne (Batman)- "Out of the darkness...comes the knight." This billionaire philanthropist has a sexy, crime-fighting alter ego known as "Batman". A Princeton graduate with the knowledge of many forms of the martial arts, he can protect you. He's a sweetheart, too. When Dick Grayson's parents are murdered, Mr. Wayne adopts him and crowns him "Robin", his new side kick. Bruce Wayne has everything women want: washboard abs, money, love, a passion for living, he cares about others, and can keep you safe.
- John Tyree (Dear John)- "Dear John" is the only sappy chick flick I can watch. Channing Tatum's character, John Tyree, has the best of both worlds. You can tell that he has a dark, rough past. However, it is apparent that he changed when he joined the Army Special Forces. The Special Forces Sergeant is charmed by Savannah, a young college student. When Savannah leaves him and marries another man, John helps anonymously pay for cancer treatments that allow her husband to spend time with the family before dying.
- Rocky Balboa (Rocky)- Rocky Balboa is a devoted man-even after his wife, Adrian, dies, he goes to visit her tombstone after his last fight. "Yo, Adrian...We did it. We did it." There's something oddly sweet about the Philadelphia hoodlum turned boxer. While not the smartest, you can tell that he has a big heart. The "Italian Stallion" is both a lover and a fighter, in and out of the ring. Unlike many boxers, he's a Southpaw (left-handed). As you can see, his boxing stance isn't the only unique attribute he has.