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How Normal Are Your Views On What’s “Manly”?

Lynx recently carried out research that showed guys are looking for answers on masculinity. What do you think?

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Navigating masculinity in 2017 can be pretty strange. More and more guys are turning to search engines for answers to questions they’re afraid to ask their friends. We took some examples of these questions and put them in this poll. What do you think?

  1. Is it okay for guys to get nervous on the phone to a girl?

    Is it okay for guys to get nervous on the phone to a girl?
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    Relationship questions like these get over 10,000 search queries a year.

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    It’s okay to get nervous in any situation. 
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    It depends who the girl is, I guess? 
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    There’s no need to be nervous around girls.
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    Guys should never be nervous around anyone. 
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  1. Is it okay for guys to date someone taller than them?

    Is it okay for guys to date someone taller than them?
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    Questions about body image rack up 720 total searches a month.

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    Height ain’t nothin’ but a number.
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    It shouldn’t be a problem, but sometimes it is.
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  1. Is it okay for guys to not be that into football?

    Is it okay for guys to not be that into football?
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    There are 1,332 searches a month asking whether it's okay for men to have certain hobbies or interests.

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    It’s totally fine, dude; there’s more to life than sports?
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    Sure, but you’ve gotta like at least one sport, right?
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    No, all men are obligated to love the footy.
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    It’s totally fine, dude; there’s more to life than sports?
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    Sure, but you’ve gotta like at least one sport, right?
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    No, all men are obligated to love the footy.
  1. Is it normal for men to cry at romantic comedies?

     Is it normal for men to cry at romantic comedies?
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    There are 270 searches a month asking whether it's okay for men to cry.

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    Yes, it's always okay for guys to cry.
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    Okay, but only if you do it quietly.
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    No, all men must be emotionless automatons.
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    Yes, it's always okay for guys to cry.
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    Okay, but only if you do it quietly.
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    No, all men must be emotionless automatons.
  1. Is it okay for guys to pee sitting down?

    Is it okay for guys to pee sitting down?<br>
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    This age-old question about peeing sitting down gets asked 30 times a month.

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    Pee any way you want; just don’t make a mess.
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    It doesn’t matter how you pee.
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    That’s just weird.
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    Pee any way you want; just don’t make a mess.
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    It doesn’t matter how you pee.
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    That’s just weird.
  1. Is it okay for guys to take a hundred selfies on their bed trying to find good light and get their hair to do that perfect flip thing?

    Is it okay for guys to take a hundred selfies on their bed trying to find good light and get their hair to do that perfect flip thing?
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    Boy, you gotta master those angles.
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    Yes, good lighting is important.
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    Not a problem.
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    No, you must never do this.
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  1. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

    Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

    This question is asked 130 times a month.

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    Hell yeah! Blush is the new white.
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    Yes, but only if it goes with the rest of your outfit.
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    Sure, if you want to wear it, wear it
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    No, pink is too soft a colour.
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  1. Is it okay for guys to wear eyeliner?

    Is it okay for guys to wear eyeliner?
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    Questions about men who wear makeup are searched 220 times a month.

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    Yaaass, slay!&nbsp;
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    Yes, but please learn how to put it on properly.
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    If it makes you happy, why not?&nbsp;
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    Guys must avoid eyeliner at all costs.
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  1. Is it okay for guys to wear leggings?

    &nbsp;Is it okay for guys to wear leggings?
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    Questions like this one are asked 1,260 times a month.

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    Guys should wear whatever they want to.
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    If they look good on you, go for it!&nbsp;
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    Only if you’re running or at the gym.
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    No, men shouldn’t wear tight clothes.
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  1. Is it okay for guys to have long hair?

    Is it okay for guys to have long hair?&nbsp;
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    Hair-related questions like this one are asked 120 times a month.

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    Yep, why not try a man bun too?
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    Long hair is fine, I guess.
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    No, guys can only have one style of hair!
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    Yep, why not try a man bun too?
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    Long hair is fine, I guess.
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    No, guys can only have one style of hair!
  1. Is it normal for guys to experiment with other guys?

    Is it normal for guys to experiment with other guys?
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    Of course, experiment with whoever you want.&nbsp;
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    What’s “normal” anyway?
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  1. Is it okay for guys to be whomever they want to be, without having to worry about how much of a “man” they are?

    Is it okay for guys to be whomever they want to be, without having to worry about how much of a “man” they are?
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    Definitely; there’s more than one way to be a man.
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    Of course, don’t let yourself be pigeonholed.
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With #IsItOKForGuys, Lynx is exploring the questions that guys have about what it means to be a man. No matter what doubts are on people’s minds, being a guy is all about figuring out what works for you, no matter what anybody else says.

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